SALEM - The Minerva girls basketball team relied on a strong first and fourth quarter to defeat Salem, 47-31, in Northeastern Buckeye Conference action Saturday.
The Lions (7-6, 3-5 NBC) were led by Josie Chaddock with 15 points and Lauren Haynam scored 12.
The Quakers were led by Chloe Cheresne with seven points. Tori Jones and Megan Lehwald both contributed six points.
Minerva also won the junior varsity game 33-17.
Erica McCauley led the Lions with 11 points. Kendra Richardson scored six for the Quakers.
The Quakers play at Beaver Local on Monday.
MINERVA SCORING: Tiffany Jones 5-0-10, Logan Pottorf 0-0-0, Morgan Preston 0-0-0, Josie Chaddock 3-9-15, Alexa Bates 0-0-0, Shania Bates 3-0-7, Lauren Haynam 2-8-12, Bri Gassman 0-3-3. TEAM TOTALS: 13, 20-24: 47
SALEM SCORING: Rylee Meals 1-0-2, Tori Jones 3-0-6, Megan Lehwald 3-0-6, Raegan Meals 1-0-2, Julia Dundon 2-0-4, Haley Carner 1-0-2, Olivia Stiff 1-0-2, Chloe Cheresne 3-0-7. TEAM TOTALS: 15, 0-2: 31.
Three-point goals: Minerva 1 (S. Bates), Salem 1 (Cheresne).