Quakers win going away

Salem's Ellie Davidson (12) rises for a layup as Alliance’s Valencia Davis defends during Saturday’s game. (Salem News/Patti Schaeffer)

SALEM–The Salem girls basketball team demolished Alliance 73-17 in Eastern Buckeye Conference action Saturday.

The Quakers are now 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the EBC.

Casey Johnson led the way for Salem with 17 points, five rebounds, five steals, and four assists.

Echo Mayer-Kutz added 11 points and five steals, while Kyla Jamison finished with 11 points and six rebounds. Jaden Hamilton also contributed 10 points and five rebounds.

The Salem jv team lost to Western Reserve 45-39.

Krista Barley led the Quakers with 14 points. Emma Hochadel added seven points.

The Quakers hit the road for a crucial EBC clash with West Branch on Wednesday.

ALLIANCE: 6-2-3-6–17

SALEM: 16-16-29-12–73

ALLIANCE SCORING: Mackenzie Fletcher 2-3-7, Valencia Davis 2-1-5, Falynn Quick 0-0-0, Maci Tolley 0-0-0, Cayla Mandy 0-1-1, Malia Cutucci Alevcia 0-0-0, Megan Brookes 2-0-4, Jessica Meyers 0-0-0, Kayla Martin 0-0-0, Marvana Thomas 0-0-0, Alexis Royster 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 6, 5-11: 17.

SALEM SCORING: Jessica Slocum 3-0-9, Casey Johnson 6-0-17, Taylor Troy 0-0-0, Annie Davidson 3-1-7, Ellie Davidson 2-1-5, Paige Bailey 1-0-2, Hayden Carner 0-1-1, Echo Mayer-Kutz 4-0-11, Jaden Hamilton 4-2-10, Kyla Jamison 4-3-11. TEAM TOTALS: 26, 8-20: 73.

Three-point goals: Salem 9 (Johnson 5, Slocum 3, Mayer-Kutz)

West Branch 55,

Minerva 54

MINERVA–The West Branch girls basketball team survived with a 55-54 overtime win over Minerva Saturday.

The Warriors improve to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the Eastern Buckeye Conference.

Peyton Alazaus led the Warriors with 18 points, while Grace Heath added 17 points. Maddie Showalter grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.

Elyssa Imler had 14 points for the Lions (2-1, 1-1). Nelle Yankovich added 13 points, while Coletta Miller had 12 points. Shelby Wheeler hauled in seven rebounds.

The Warriors won the jv game 44-40.

West Branch hosts a crucial EBC contest against rival Salem on Wednesday.

WEST BRANCH: 11-11-10-14-9–55

MINERVA: 5-12-15-14-8–54

WEST BRANCH SCORING: Carly Scarpitti 3-3-9, Grace Heath 5-5-17, Sammie Tuel 1-0-2, Riley Tuel 0-1-1, Elizabeth Ostadali 0-0-0, Maddie Showalter 1-2-4, Anna Lippiatt 0-0-0, Peyton Alazaus 6-2-18, Jessica Bock 1-2-4. TEAM TOTALS: 17, 15-30: 55.

MINERVA SCORING: Nelle Yankovich 5-3-13, Ella Kendrick 1-0-3, Elyssa Imler 5-2-14, Coletta Miller 4-4-12, Hannah Wayts 0-0-0, Jenna Walton 0-0-0, Shelby Wheeler 0-0-0, Addie Rhodes 4-3-11, Gina Slentz 0-1-1. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 13-20: 54.

Three-point goals: West Branch 6 (Alazaus 4, Heath 2), Minerva 3 (Imler 2, Kendrick)

Crestview 86, Edgewood 9

ASHTABULA–The Crestview girls basketball team opened its All-American Conference slate with an 86-9 victory over Edgewood Saturday.

The Rebels are now 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the AAC Blue Tier. Edgewood falls to 0-3.

Four different Crestview players scored in double digits, with Krista Perry leading the way with 21 points, five rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

Haley Eskra and Tanner Hoffer each scored 15 points. Eskra added five assists and four steals, while Hoffer had five rebounds.

Payton Huff chipped in 14 points. Shianna Mathes finished with five assists and six steals.

Crestview won the jv game 50-11. Emily Hill had nine points for the Rebels. McKenna Schultz and Addison Bandy each had eight points.

CRESTVIEW: 21-28-25-12–86

EDGEWOOD: 1-6-2-0–9

CRESTVIEW SCORING: Mara Halas 1-1-4, Haley Eskra 5-2-15, Payton Huff 7-0-14, Shianna Mathes 3-0-7, Tanner Hoffer 7-0-15, Maddie Wick 0-0-0, Addison Bandy 0-1-1, Krista Perry 5-8-21, Shelby Rambo 1-1-4, Chloe Downey 0-0-0, Stephanie 1-0-2, Ashton Hughes 1-0-3, Emily Hill 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 31, 13-18: 86.

EDGEWOOD SCORING: Lucia Mozzocco 0-1-1, Sidney Melaragno 2-0-6, Jasmine Steighner 0-1-1, Molly Ward 0-1-1. TEAM TOTALS: 2, 3-6: 9.

Three-point goals: Crestview 11 (Eskra 3, Perry 3, Hughes, Halas, Mathes, Hoffer, Rambo)