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Western Reserve clinches share of FC title

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Feb 11, 2019 at 8:26 AM

COLLINS — The Western Reserve girls basketball team clinched at least a share of a third straight Firelands Conference championship with Saturday’s 54-43 win over visit South Central in Collins.

With the win, Western improved to 14-4 overall and 12-0 in the FC. The Roughriders trailed 9-8 after one quarter, but used a 32-18 scoring surge over the next two quarters to take control.

Cora Wyers led Western with 15 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Katie Hipp added 11 points, five rebounds and three assists, while McKenna Woodruff had 10 points and eight rebounds. Emma Blankenship added eight rebounds.

For South Central (8-10, 7-6), Ally Burton had 11 points, and Holly Hale added eight points.

Western can clinch the FC outright on Monday at Plymouth.

SOUTH CENTRAL (8-10, 7-6)

Bailey Mitchell 2-0—4; Holly Hale 3-1—8; Ellery McKee 1-2—4; Liz Music 1-0—2; Courtney Shepherd 3-0—6; Claire Osborn 0-2—2; Ally Burton 4-3—11; Ashley Copus 3-0—6. TOTALS 17-8—43.

WESTERN RESERVE (14-4, 12-0)

Katie Hipp 4-0—11; Jenna Skrada 2-0—4; Avery Tubbs 2-0—4; McKenna Woodruff 4-2—10; Emma Blankenship 2-0—4; Emma Weber 3-0—6; Cora Wyers 6-3—16. TOTALS 23-5—54.

So. Central 9 10  8  16 — 43

W. Reserve 8 19 13 14 — 54

3-point FGs: (SC) Hale; (WR) Hipp 3

 

Plymouth 41, New London 29

NEW LONDON — The visiting Big Red used a massive 20-1 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 12-point Firelands Conference road win over the Wildcats.

For Plymouth (6-14, 2-10), Tristen Wiley scored a game-high 18 points, while Mallory Miller added five.

Kiaya Thierry hit four 3-pointers to finish with 12 points for New London (8-13, 4-9), and Gabby Ledbetter added 10 points.

PLYMOUTH (6-14, 2-10)

Emily Akers 0-5—5; Mallory Miller 3-1—7; Kelsey Blankenship 2-0—4; Tristen Wiley 6-5—18; Emily Blanton 1-2—5; Shyan Gale 1-0—2. TOTALS 13-13—41.

NEW LONDON (8-13, 4-9)

Lexi Duggar 0-2—2; Kiaya Thierry 4-0—12; Kelsey Boswell 0-3—3; Megan Conrad 1-0—2; Gabby Ledbetter 5-0—10. TOTALS 10-5—29.

Plymouth    5 4 12 20 — 41

N. London 13 8  7   1 — 29

3-point FGs: (P) Blanton; Wiley; (NL) Thierry 4

 

Crestview 62, Monroeville 29

OLIVESBURG — The Eagles fell to 2-17 (1-11 FC) with Saturday’s loss to the host Cougars.

Monroeville was led by Delaney Giles with seven points, while Mirena Miller added six.

MONROEVILLE (2-17, 1-11)

Mirena Miller 2-2—6; Lexi Green 1-2—4; Delaney Giles 2-3—7; Kelsie Palmer 2-0—4; Braylee Wise 0-2—2; Jordan Blackford 1-0—2; Camryn Hedrick 2-0—4. TOTALS 10-9-29.

CRESTVIEW (15-4, 10-2)

Kristin Crider 1-0—3; Kathleen Leeper 6-0—12; Destiny LaFever 1-0—3; Emily Fry 1-0—2; Mary Leeper 3-0—7; Elly Motter 3-0—6; Kristin Douglas 2-0—4; Kenedi Goon 8-0—16; Destiny Hargett 2-0—4; Abby Rall 0-1—1; Autumn Bailey 1-2—4. TOTALS 28-3—62.

Monroeville 6  8   8   7 — 29

Crestview  18 13 18 13 — 62

3-point FGs: (C) Crider; LaFever; M. Leeper

 

Sandusky 42, Norwalk 38

NORWALK — The host Truckers were unable to hold a double-digit halftime lead in Saturday’s SBC Lake Division loss to the Blue Streaks.

Norwalk (4-15, 1-8) led 26-15 at halftime, but were outscored 12-7 in the third quarter and 15-5 in the fourth as Sandusky (6-12, 2-7) came away with the win.

For Norwalk, Elena Barber had 11 points and eight rebounds, while Alex Nolan also had 11 points to go with five rebounds and three assists.

Also for the Truckers, Lindsey Koenig had six points and six rebounds, and Masci Horner had six points and five rebounds. Paige Maurer added five points, eight rebounds and three blocks.

SANDUSKY (6-12, 2-7)

Burchett 1-0—2; Esposito 6-7—23; Sturdivant 1-0—2; Lee 1-0—3; Miller 3-0—6; Glover 3-0—6. TOTALS 15-7—42.

NORWALK (4-15, 1-8)

Masci Horner 2-0—6; Lindsey Koenig 2-2—6; Elena Barber 5-1—11; Paige Maurer 2-0—5; Alex Nolan 4-1—11. TOTALS 15-4—38.

Sandusky 6  9 12 15 — 42

Norwalk  11 15  7   5 — 38

3-point FGs: (S) Esposito 4, Lee; (N) Horner 2, Nolan 2

 

Bellevue 67, Clyde 41

CLYDE — The Lady Red had no trouble putting the finishing touches on the outright SBC Lake Division championship with a win over rival Clyde.

For the state-ranked Lady Red (18-2, 9-0), Cory Santoro scored a game-high 20 points, and older sister Casey Santoro added 18 points. Gabby Turner added 10 for the Lady Red, who can wrap up another perfect league season on Thursday at Norwalk.

BELLEVUE (18-2, 9-0)

Cory Santoro 8-4—20; Gabby Turner 4-0—10; Emma Bollinger 1-0—3; Payton Vogel 2-0—5; Brynn Vogel 1-0—2; Casey Santoro 7-2—18; Chloe Herrera 1-0—2; Destiny Carter 1-0—2; Riley Mohr 2-0—5. TOTALS 27-6—67.

CLYDE (7-12, 4-5)

Alexis Keegan 5-2—13; Sidney Hohman 4-2—11; Kaylee Fittingham 1-0—2; Sierra Hisey 1-0—3; Madi Bannister 0-1—1; Kristin Harrah 1-0—2; Haley Salazar 1-1—3; Jackie Smith 2-1—5; Kam Taylor 0-1—1. TOTALS 15-8—41.

Bellevue 14 20 18 15 — 67

Clyde 7 2 16 16 — 41

3-point FGs: (B) Turner 2, Ca. Santoro Bollinger, P. Vogel; (C) Keegan, Hohman, Hisey

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

South Central 69, Edison 54

GREENWICH — The Trojans improved to 16-3 with Saturday’s 15-point non-league win over the visiting Chargers.

For South Central, Simon Blair finished with 23 points, five rebounds and six assists in the win. Evan Legg scored 17 points, while David Lamoreaux added 11 points.

Also for the Trojans, who led 34-30 at halftime before outscoring the visitors by 12 in the third, Isaiah Seidel had nine points and seven rebounds. Alex Holland contributed six rebounds and four assists.

South Central (11-1 FC) hosts Western Reserve (13-4, 12-0) on Friday in a Firelands Conference showdown.

EDISON (2-16)

Dylan O’Dell 2-0—4; Brandon Romell 1-0—2; Caleb Bissell 1-0—3; Carson Ehrhardt 4-0—10; Larry Kessler 6-3—17; Patrick Amburgy 7-1—18. TOTALS 21-4—54.

SOUTH CENTRAL (16-3)

Simon Blair 9-4—23; Sam Seidel 2-1—6; Alex Holland 1-0—3; David Lamoreaux 4-3—11; Isaiah Seidel 4-0—9; Evan Legg 6-2—17. TOTALS 26-10—69.

Edison     18 12 17 7 — 54

S. Central 21 13 29 6 — 69

3-point FGs: (E) Amburgy 3, Ehrhardt 2, Kessler 2; Bissell; (SC) Legg 3, Blair, S. Seidel, Holland, I. Seidel

 

New London 66, Black River 55

NEW LONDON — The Wildcats made it a weekend home sweep with Saturday’s 11-point win over the visiting Pirates.

For New London (10-8), Karson Howell connected on four 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 24 points. Ashton Carruthers added 15 points, while Ben Crawshaw contributed 14 points.

New London has three games this week. It hosts Colonel Crawford (15-3) on Tuesday, then visits Plymouth (10-9) on Friday and Hillsdale (2-14) on Saturday.

BLACK RIVER (4-12)

Caleb Poldruhi 7-2—17; Jay Chidsey 1-0—3; Caleb Simonson 1-0—2; Gavin Ford 1-0—2; Brennan Schreck 4-0—12; Jonathan Herb 9-1—19. TOTALS 23-3—55.

NEW LONDON (10-8)

Colin Cole 1-1—4; Ben Crawshaw 4-3—14; Ashton Carruthers 4-7—15; Jacob Allen 1-2—4; Jaden Keys 0-1—1; Jared Ross 2-0—4; Karson Howell 8-4—24. TOTALS 20-18—66.

Black River 13 11 14 17 — 55

New London 18 8 19 21 — 66

3-point FGs: (BR) Schreck 4, Poldruhi; Chidsey; (NL) Howell 4, Crawshaw 3, Cole

 

Oak Harbor 56, Bellevue 32

OAK HARBOR — The Redmen were outscored by a 28-10 margin in the first half of Saturday’s loss to the Rockets.

For Bellevue (6-11), Caleb Marshall scored nine points.

BELLEVUE (6-11)

Chase Eisenhauer 1-0—3; Caleb Marshall 4-1—9; Gavin Sparling 1-0—2; Grant Nichols 1-0—3; Hunter Martin 1-0—3; Parker Smith 1-0—2; Keegan Ray 0-1—1; Evan King 1-0—3; Malachi Noble 1-0—2; Richard Stombaugh 2-0—4. TOTALS 13-2—32.

OAK HARBOR (10-8)

Gage Brough 1-0—2; Jac Alexander 5-9—20; Colin Ish 1-0—3; Tyler May 3-0—6; Clay Schulte 5-1—12; Marcus Hartlage 0-1—1; Anthony Stewart 3-0—9; TJ Hallett 1-0—3. TOTALS 19-11—56.

Bellevue      7   3   6 16 — 32

Oak Harbor 17 11 21 7 — 56

3-point FGs: (B) Eisenhauer, Nichols, King (OH) Stewart 3, Alexander 2, Ish, Schulte, Hallett

 

Plymouth 62, Hillsdale 55

PLYMOUTH — The Big Red made it a weekend sweep with Saturday’s seven-point win over visiting Hillsdale in non-league action.

With the win, Plymouth improved to 10-9 ahead of Friday’s home game vs. New London.

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