DOYLESTOWN -- Falling behind early, the Indian Valley Lady Braves dropped the season opener to host Chippawa in the Sams' Pizza Classic Friday by a 68-30 score.
The Lady Chipps jumped out to a 22-6 lead the opening quarter and never looked back adding a 19-11 scoring edge the second round to take a commanding 41-17 lead to the locker room at the halftime intermission.
The second half the onslaught continued as Chippawa outscored the Lady Braves 17-5 to raise the advantage to 58-22 going to the final stanza. The host tacked on a 10-8 scoring edge the final round to provide the 68-30 final.
Indian Valley (0-1) shot just 27.6 percent from the field (13-of-47) and added just 3-of-7 from the foul line. Allicia Jenkins paced the Lady Braves in scoring with 11 points with Taylor Williams adding seven. Megan Baker, Sydney Kandray and Courtney Mizer rounded out the scoring with four tallies each. The visitors had just five assists with Brooklyn Affolter dishing out two and only two steals.
Chippawa (1-0) hit 27-of-72 floor shots for 37.5 percent and added 7-of-11 from the charity stripe. The Lady Chipps got balanced scoring led by Megan Storad with 15 points. Carly Koncz and Ashley Richardson added 14 points each, while Taylor Richards finished with eight points. Storad and Izzy Farnwald each had three of the host's eight assists, while the Lady Chipps picked off 17 steals with Koncz and Storad grabbing four each.
The Lady Chipps also won the battle of the boards by a 34-29 count paced by Koncz with eight boards followed by Farnwald with six. Baker paced Indian Valley with seven rebounds with Kandray adding five.
GNADENHUTTEN -- Rebounding from an opening night loss to Chippawa, the host Indian Valley Lady Braves limited the visiting Newcomerstown Lady Trojans to single digit scoring in each of the first three quarters to build a 53-18 advantage and coasted to a 54-37 victory Saturday afternoon.
Indian Valley jumped in front 14-5 the opening quarter behind 10 points from Sydney Kandray and followed with a 19-8 scoring edge the second round with balanced scoring to take a commanding 33-13 lead to the locker room at the halftime break.
Things didn't change much following the intermission with the Lady Braves pouring in 20 points again paced by Kandray with eight, while the defense limited the Lady Trojans to just five points as Indian Valley took the 53-18 lead to the final stanza.
Utilizing some substitute players in the final frame, the Lady Braves managed just one more point, while Newcomerstown erupted for 19 points to narrow the gap to the 54-37 final.
Indian Valley (1-1) hit 19-of-61 shots from the field for 31.8 percent and tacked on 12-of-18 bonus tosses. Kandray led the IV offense with 22 points followed by Taylor Williams with 12, while Allicia Jenkins and Alisha Garbrandt chipped in with seven and six points, respectively.
Newcomerstown (0-1) hit on just 15-of-47 floor shots for 31.9 percent and converted 7-of-9 from the charity stripe. Karlee Peach paced the Lady Trojans with 18 points followed by Samantha Watson with 10.
Indian Valley posted a narrow 31-27 rebounding advantage led by Brooklyn Affolter with nine, Williams with eight and Courtney Mizer with seven boards. Newcomerstown was led on the glass by four players, Brittney Lowry, Brittnay Hennis, Watson and Peach, with six rebounds each.
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Ridgewood High opened the new season with a 55-27 home court victory over visiting River View on Saturday afternoon.
"We did more good than bad things today so I'm happy," Ridgewood coach Doug Patterson said. "We had eight girls hit the scoring column so that's always nice."
Amanda Lowery led RHS with a game-high 17 points, while sophomore Audrey Tingle added 15 markers for the Lady Generals. Lowery led the way off the glass with 11 rebounds and handed out five assists, while Tingle recorded six steals and also dished out six helpers for the Lady Generals.
River View (0-2) was led by Cassidy Whiteus with nine points and Kristi McFarland with five.