Streak over for Branch

CANTON — West Branch had its 32-game league winning streak come to end Wednesday as the Warriors dropped a 36-32 decision at Canton South.

The Warriors are 11-4 overall and 6-1 in the Eastern Buckeye Conference, tied with Salem for the league lead.

Canton South, which lost 39-38 at Salem on Saturday, is 11-3 and 4-3 EBC.

Makyala Smith led the Wildcats with 11 points and Megan Mitchell grabbed six rebounds.

West Branch opened up a 12-5 lead in the first quarter and led 24-22 at halftime. The Warriors were limited to two points in the third quarter and six points in the fourth quarter.

Grace Heath and Anna Lippiatt paced West Branch with nine points apiece. Jessica Bock and Carly Scarpitti both pulled down six rebounds.

The Wariors won the junior varsity game, 34-28.

West Branch will host Minerva on Saturday.

W. BRANCH: 12-12-2-6–32

C. SOUTH: 5-17-7-7–36

WEST BRANCH SCORING: Carly Scarpitti 1-3-5, Grace Heath 3-2-9, Sammie Tuel 1-0-2, Maddie Showalter 0-1-1, Anna Lippiatt 3-1-9, Peyton Alazaus 1-4-6, Jessica Bock 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 9, 11-17: 32.

CANTON SOUTH SCORING: Makayla Smith 4-0-11, Alex Brown 3-1-9, Megan Mitchell 1-2-4, Sophia Talkington 2-0-4, Morgan Dalton 2-0-4, Tori Denmark 1-1-3, Rachel Porter 0-1-1. TEAM TOTALS: 13, 5-16: 36.

Three-point goals: West Branch 3 (Lippiatt 2, Heath), Canton South 5 (Smith 3, Brown 2).


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