The Lady Trojans left their mark on school history as they used a 57-24 rout of Conotton Valley on Wednesday to establish the girl's basketball program all-time season record for victories.
Newcomerstown now stands proud and tall with a 16-3 record, including 12-3 in the Inter-Valley Conference.
The Lady Trojans wasted time in assuming control of the game. Led by senior Chelsea Fenton's six points the Lady Trojans leaped out to a 16-2 advantage after the opening quarter. Conotton Valley used a 12-9 edge in the second stanza to close the gap to 25-14 by halftime.
But in the second half, the Lady Trojans pulled away with a 32-15 scoring edge to pick up the win.
Sophomore Allie Hinton led the Orange and Black with 13 points, including a pair of three-point makes, while senior Stephany Felton added 10 points along with dishing out 10 assists. Senior Allison Snyder just missed double figures with nine points and Fenton racked up seven points.
Newcomerstown controlled the rebounding battle with a whopping 54 as junior Kori Conner hauled down 17 while Felton grabbed 15.
Conotton Valley was led by Carly Gooding with 14 points.
Ridgewood 60, Malvern 31
WEST LAFAYETTE -- The Lady Generals easily handled the Lady Hornets in a Thursday make-up game, 60-31.
Ridgewood went up 18-7 after the first period and made it 28-13 by halftime. The score stood 42-18 as the final period began.
Kayla Tedrick had 15 points to lead the Lady Generals (11-8, 9-6 IVC), including 11 in the first quarter. Kelsey Miller and Jordan Vaiea each scored eight points with Miller also grabbing eight rebounds. Tori McKinney had 10 points for the Lady Hornets (3-16).
Manchester 73, I.V. 26
GNADENHUTTEN -- The Lady Braves were no match for the Lady Panthers as they fell 73-26 to their Principals Athletic Conference foe.
Manchester took a 19-7 first quarter lead and pushed it to 37-8 by halftime. They led 57-21 at the end of three. Danielle Ridgway paced the Lady Braves with 10 points and nine rebounds. Emily Baker contributed six points. Indian Valley lost the reserve game 52-43. Katie Shamel had a double-double for the Lady Braves with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
RHS 36, Strasburg 35
STRASBURG -- The Lady Generals held on for a thrilling win over the Lady Tigers on Wednesday, 36-35. Ridgewood used free throws by Jordan Vaiea and Alaynee Wright to build a four-point lead with just seconds to go. A three-pointer by Strasburg closed the gap to one point but the Lady Tigers simply ran out of time after that. Ridgewood led 13-9 after the first quarter behind nine points from Kayla Tedrick, Strasburg slowed things down and the game turned into a defensive battle the rest of the way. The Lady Generals could only score four points in the second period, and the Lady Tigers outscored their visitors 13-9 in the third. A 6-of-8 showing at the foul line in the final eight minutes secured the win for Ridgewood. Kelsey Miller, who had six rebounds, and Tedrick each finished with 13 points to lead the Lady Generals (10-8, 8-6 IVC).
Steph Schuster scored nine points for the Lady Tigers (9-10, 7-8 IVC). The Lady Generals took the reserve game 29-21. Laura Frazee had 10 points for Ridgewood.
Timken 62, I.V. 54
GNADENHUTTEN -- The Lady Braves had three players in double figures but it wasn't enough as they fell 62-54 in a PAC matchup with Timken on Wednesday. Emily Baker had a team-high 15 points as Courtney Emler came through with 12 and Danielle Ridgway finished with 10.
The Lady Trojans were led by Alahna Singleton's game-high 27 points.
Fairless 54, I.V. 37
GNADENHUTTEN -- The Lady Braves stayed close in the first half but faded away in the second as they dropped a 54-37 PAC game to the Lady Falcons on Monday.
Indian Valley trailed 21-19 at the break but an 11-6 Falcon run in the third quarter put the game at 32-25 by the end of three. Fairless then used a 22-12 outburst the rest of the way to secure the win.
Danielle Ridgway lit up the rim with 14 points to lead the Lady Braves.
Kelsey Yoder had 13 points to lead the Lady Falcons.
Claymont 59, I.V. 48
UHRICHSVILLE -- The Lady Mustangs led from start to finish as they took care of Lady Braves 59-48 in non-conference action last Saturday.
Claymont went up 14-4 after the first period but saw their lead shrink to 25-20 by halftime. A 19-11 run gave the Lady Mustangs some cushion at 44-31 as the fourth quarter began.
Danielle Ridgway had a game high 22 points for the Lady Braves while Courtney Emler came through with 12.
Macy Kopp paced Claymont (7-11) with 19 points to go with nine steals and seven assists.
Hiland 46, Nc'town 32
The first time perennial state power Hiland and Newcomerstown faced off this season, the Lady Hawks took a 62-35 Inter-Valley Conference victory. This time, the Lady Trojans gave the #8 Hawks a closer game, but Hiland still came out with a 46-32 win.
The first quarter was close with Allie Hinton scoring all five of Newcomerstown's points with the Lady Trojans trailing Hiland 7-5. The hosts spread the scoring out a bit more in the second with four players getting points and Hiland carrying a 16-13 lead at halftime.
The third quarter ultimately decided things as the Hawks flew to a 19-13 advantage over the quarter to hold a 35-26 lead after three rounds, despite a six-point effort by Kori Conner.
Hiland clamped down again in the fourth frame, holding NHS to just two field goals and sealing the victory.
Hinton netted 12 points while Steph Felton and Conner each scored nine with six rebounds apiece for the Lady Trojans (15-3, 11-3 IVC).
McKenzie Miller led Hiland (14-3, 13-1 IVC) with 24 points, including five three-pointers.
RHS 57, Central Catholic 49
NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Kayla Tedrick was on fire as she led the Lady Generals to a 57-49 win over the Lady Saints last Saturday.
Tedrick destroyed the nets with 28 points and pulled down eight rebounds to boot. Her 28 was divided evenly between the first and second half.
It didn't take long for Tedrick to get in gear as she rained down 14 points in the first quarter alone to help Ridgewood take a 19-11 lead. Central Catholic was able to close the gap to 28-22 by halftime. Ridgewood eventually stretched its lead to 12 points in the second half and Lady Saints only managed to keep it reasonably close.
Kelsey Miller ripped down a game-high 14 rebounds to go with her eight points for Ridgewood (9-8, 7-6 IVC). Jordan Vaiea came through with eight points while Alaynee Wright converted seven points and four steals.
The Lady Saints had strong point totals from Becky Russell (21) and Millie Patchan (19) while Patchan also grabbed 12 caroms.
The Lady Generals won the reserve game 37-31 behind Erica Olinger's 11 points and Emily McCoy's 10 markers.