Ridgewood 58, Indian Valley 57
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Host Ridgewood High led off a late rally by Indian Valley to collect a slim 58-57 win in non-league girls' action on Monday.
The Lady Generals led 44-34 entering the final stanza, before the Lady Braves outscored RHS by a 23-14 margin in the fourth period to makes things interesting.
But senior Laura Frazee converted a pair of clutch free throws with less than a second left in the game for the Lady Generals' victory.
Frazee finished with 20 points to lead the RHS attack while Amanda Lowery chipped in with 15 and Emily McCoy added 12 markers. Frazee also pulled down eight rebounds for RHS and McCoy recorded seven for the winners.
Indian Valley was led in scoring by Emily Baker with 22 points, with double figure support from Katie Shamel with 13 and Paige Saho with 10.
Malvern 70, Newcomerstown 37
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- It was too much Sara Loomis for the Newcomerstown High girls' basketball team as Malvern rolled to a 70-37 victory over the winless Lady Trojans in Saturday afternoon Inter-Valley Conference action.
Loomis poured in 35 points as Malvern handed Newcomerstown its 10th loss of the campaign.
NHS led 15-14 after one quarter, but a 17-2 surge in the second period propelled Malvern to a 31-17 halftime lead. A 23-11 edge in the third chapter extended the lead to 54-28 and put the game on ice.
"She was difference in every aspect of game," NHS coach Tripp Hisrich said of Looms. "We got two fouls on her early, but we had match-up problems with her as a six-footer."
Tara Tucci supported Loomis' effort with 16 points for the Lady hornets.
Newcomerstown got 11 tallies from Karlee Peach; eight from Amber Kennedy and six from Sam Watson.
The Lady Trojans hit 13-of-46 field goal attempts and 10-of-24 free throws while collecting 22 rebounds and committing 28 turnovers. Peach and Brittnay Hennis both had four rebounds for NHS (0-10, 0-7 IVC).
Timken 67, Indian Valley 49
GNADENHUTTEN -- Home standing Indian Valley received little help from their 'home court advantage' in Saturday afternoon's girls basketball clash with visiting Canton Timken, as the Trojans rolled to a 67-49 non-conference victory.
The Trojans jumped out to a quick seven point advantage after the initial quarter, behind an 18-11 scoring tilt.
However, the Lady Braves remained in contention throughout the second stanza matching Timken point-for-point in a 12-12 stalemate, maintaining their seven point deficit going into the half.
However, the Lady Trojans proved to be too strong down the stretch as they put together a subsequent scoring burst in the second half, out scoring the Lady Braves by a 37-26 margin over the final two period. Propelling the visitors to a double digit victory.
Emily Baker paced the Lady Braves with 15 points, followed by Paige Saho who chipped in 10 in the losing effort.
Alahna Singleton of Timken led all scorers with 19 points in the win.
Indian Valley came away with a narrow 35-34 rebounding edge behind the efforts of Saho's 15 boards along with five apiece from Baker and Sydney Kandray.
Hiland 70, Ridgewood 37
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Saturday's Inter-Valley Conference match-up with Hiland visiting Ridgewood High was all Lady Hawks in a convincing 70-37 victory.
The Lady Hawks led at every break in rolling to the IVC road win.
Regina Hochstetler enjoyed a big night with 35 points, including drilling five three-pointers with Megan Beachy adding 10 and Brittany Miller finishing with nine markers.
Ridgewood was led by senior Laura Frazee with 14 pointsm while Amanda Lowery contributed 11 and Emily McCoy tallied eight for the Lady Generals.