The Lady Trojans turned on the after burners in the second quarter and eventually ran away with a 47-30 win over the Lady Tigers on Wednesday.
Strasburg held a 5-4 lead after the first quarter but a 23-7 outburst by Newcomerstown in the second frame put the hosts in the lead at 27-12 by halftime. The Lady Tigers closed the margin to 33-20 by the end of three periods but a 14-10 advantage in the final eight minutes sealed the game.
Allie Hinton and Steph Felton knocked down 11 points each to pace Newcomerstown (12-2, 9-2 IVC). Chelsea Fenton just missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.
The Lady Tigers were led by Steph Schuster's nine points.
Hiland 47, Ridgewood 31
BERLIN -- A big fourth quarter for the Lady Hawks put the game out of reach as they came away with a 47-31 IVC win over the Lady Generals on Wednesday.
Hiland, ranked seventh in the state for Division IV, controlled the game from start to finish but Ridgewood stayed close at 9-4 after the first quarter and 21-15 by halftime. The Lady Hawks owned a 31-25 lead after three periods but a 16-5 outburst in the fourth frame secured the win.
Kayla Tedrick paced Ridgewood (7-8, 6-6 IVC) with 10 points and six rebounds. Kelsey Miller also had a strong game with eight tallies and nine caroms.
Hiland (12-3, 11-1 IVC) was got 14 points and seven rebounds from McKenzie Miller.
There was no junior varsity game.
Indian Valley 43
WOOSTER -- A slow start proved to be the Lady Brave's undoing as they fell to the Lady Titans in a PAC match-up, 58-43.
Triway bolted out to a 15-4 first quarter lead and held a 29-17 advantage at halftime. The hosts owned the second half 29-26.
Kallie Garbrandt had the hot hand for Indian Valley (0-15) as she fired in 18 points. Emily Baker and Danielle Ridgway each finished with 11.
Triway won the reserve game, 43-25.
Newcomerstown 43, Ridgewood 40
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Capitalizing at the foul line and a strong second half, the Lady Trojans squeaked out a 43-40 Inter-Valley Conference win over the Lady Generals last Saturday.
The teams played an even first quarter knotted at 9-9 going to the second round. Ridgewood gained the upper hand with a 14-11 scoring advantage to take a 23-20 lead to the locker room at the intermission.
The Lady Trojans (11-2, 8-2 IVC) rebounded the third frame to outscore the Lady Generals 12-7 and grab a narrow 32-30 edge, then capped off the victory with a 11-10 scoring differential the final eight minutes to provide the 43-40 final.
The foul line was a big factor as Ridgewood outgoaled Newcomerstown 17-15, but the Lady Trojans cashed in 11-of-15 bonus tosses to a 6-of-14 effort by the Lady Generals.
Stephany Felton led the scoring charge for Newcomerstown with 16 points followed by Chelsea Fenton with nine markers. Allie Hinton and Erica Roberts chipped in seven points each in the winning effort. The Lady Trojans hit 15-of-44 floor shots for 34 percent, pulled down 25 rebounds led by Felton and Taylor Postel with six each and committed 10 turnovers.
Ridgewood canned 17 field shots paced by Kayla Tedrick with 14 points and followed by Alaynee Wright with 10 tallies. Kelsey Miller added six points.