Hiland 80, Newcomerstown 19
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Powerful Hiland High rolled past host Newcomerstown High by a commanding 80-19 final score in Inter-Valley Conference girls basketball action on Wednesday evening.
Despite taking the lopsided loss first-year NHS coach Walt Cerrato feels it can be a good thing for his Lady Trojans.
"They are the gold standard in girls basketball...I've always said they are just a basketball factory," Cerrato offered. "But they are a great example of where we would like to take our program. It's tough to get beat like that but we will try to get as much positives from it that we can."
Hiland wasted no time in grabbing control with a 23-0 lead after the opening period and maintained control throughout the contest.
The Lady Hawks (3-1, 3-0 IVC) were led by the duo of Kennedy Schlabach and Sara Keim with 16 points each, while Jessica Troyer added 13 and Tiffany Weaver finished with 10 markers.
Susannah Hall paced Newcomerstown (0-3, 0-2 IVC) with six points, with Karlee Peach and Brittney Lowry each tallied four points.
Malvern 58, Ridgewood 35
The Ridgewood Lady Generals fell behind early on Wednesday trailing visiting Malvern High 20-8 after one quarter of play and were unable to establish a comeback, as they dropped the contest by a 58-35 count.
After being roughed up in the first frame, Ridgewood kept the second period closer but was still outscored by a 13-10 mark, and went into the half down 33-18.
The third consisted of more scoring by the Lady Hornets, who poured in 15 points in the quarter, while the Lady Generals only accounted for 11, stretching the MHS lead to 48-29 as they went into the final quarter of play.
Malvern finished strong by tallying a 10-6 advantage in the fourth, earning themselves a 58-35 victory.
In defeat, Audrey Tinale dropped in four buckets and five free-throws on her way to garnering 13 points to pace the Lady Generals.
Morgan McDorman supported that performance with 10 points of her own.
Malvern was led by Senior Sara Loomis who poured in 25 points and 18 rebounds, while teammate Kelsi Hulit generated 17 points.
Fairless 57, Indian Valley 35
GNADENHUTTEN -- Turnovers played a key role in Saturday's Principals Athletic Conference girls game at Indian Valley High as the Lady Braves fell to Fairless High by a 57-35 count.
Indian Valley turned the ball over 31 times, while FHS only committed 12 turnovers of their own.
The Lady Falcons secured a 14-9 lead after a quarter of play and took a 26-19 edge into the locker room after outscoring IVHS 12-10 in the second frame.
Fairless continued to stay in the driver's seat as it executed a 10-6 third quarter and ran with a 36-25 lead into the final frame.
The fourth was dominated by the Lady Falcons, as they rolled to a 21-10 finish and a 57-35 victory.
In the loss, the Lady Braves were led by Kiarra Rakestraw, who recorded 12 points, six rebounds and three blocks.
Courtney Mizer also hit double figures for IVHS, dropping 10 points and four blocks.
Leading Fairless to victory was Alley Leeman who tallied 20 points and five steals, while teammate Kennady Gibbins finished with 11 points and nine boards.