Warriors stay in control
BELOIT–The West Branch girls rolled to its 10th win of the season with a 59-41 win over Louisville in Northeastern Buckeye Conference action.
West Branch pulled away in the first quarter outscoring Louisville 16-4.
Kayla Hovorka and Natalie Zuchowski each had 16 points and eight rebounds leading the way for West Branch.
Also for West Branch, Grace Heath and Sarrah Tennefoss contributed seven points.
The Warriors are now 10-0 on the season and 7-0 in the league, while Louisville drops to 2-10 and 2-5 NBC.
Louisville is now 2-10 overall and 2-5 in the NBC.
In jayvee action, West Branch won 64-26.
West Branch will travel to Garfield on Monday.
WEST BRANCH: 16-14-17-12–59
LOUISVILLE SCORING: Morgan Cole: 1-1-3, Maggie Galentine 1-0-2, Cassidy Kiko 1-0-2, Ellie Jackson 5-1-12, Kayla Gibson 3-0-7, Mullett 2-4-8, Erin Hahn 3-1-7. TEAM TOTALS: 16, 7-14:41
WEST BRANCH SCORING: Carly Scarpitti 0-0-0, Grace Heath 2-2-7, Kirsten Plocher 1-0-2, Hannah Ridgeway 0-3-3, Kayla Hovorka 4-6-16, Sarrah Tennefoss 2-2-7, Peyton Alazaus 1-0-2, Shannon Wolfe 1-2-4, Jessica Bock 0-0-0, Natalie Zuchowski 5-6-16, Maddie Showalter 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 17, 21-29:59
Three-point goals: Louisville 2 (Jackson, Gibson), West Branch 4 (Hovorka 2, Heath, Tennefoss)
CARROLLTON–The Salem girls basketball team lost 52-37 to Carrollton on Saturday afternoon in Northeastern Buckeye Conference action.
Carrollton improves to 9-3 on the season and move into second place in the NBC with a 5-1 mark. The Quakers are now 8-3 overall and sit at 5-2 in the league. West Branch is 7-0 in league play.
For Salem, Echo Mayer-Kutz finished with nine points and seven rebounds. Casey Johnson also had nine points. Kyla Jamison and Elly Exline each contributed eight points.
The Quakers outrebounded the Warriors 32-20 on the day and grabbed 17 offensive rebounds.
The Quakers only shot 27 percent from the field and 20 percent from three-point range.
Salem will return to action Wednesday when they travel to face undefeated Columbiana.
In jayvee action, Carrollton won 44-22. For Salem, Jaden Hamilton and Hayden Carner had four points.
SALEM SCORING: Jessica Slocum 1-0-2, Elly Exline 1-5-8, Casey Johnson 3-0-9, Annie Davidson 0-0-0, Ellie Davidson 0-0-0, Paige Bailey 0-0-0, Echo Mayer-Kutz 3-3-9, Hallie Cochran 1-0-3, Kyla Jamison 4-0-8. TEAM TOTALS: 12, 8-14:37
CARROLLTON SCORING: Maysie Rogers 3-0-6, Dora Leary 1-1-3, Mikayla Poole 5-3-17, Jaci Pridemore 1-0-2, Cailee Husted 4-3-15, Cassidy Laizure 0-3-3, Angela Starre 2-0-4, Sierra Gubesett 0-2-2. TEAM TOTALS: 16, 12-19:52
Three-point goals: Salem 5 (Johnson 3, Cochran, Exline), Carrollton 8 (Poole 4, Husted 4)
Cardinal Mooney 67, Lisbon 37
LISBON–The Lisbon girl’s basketball got easily handled in defeat by Cardinal Mooney 67-37 on Saturday.
The Blue Devils, who are now 6-5 on the season, were outscored 17-5 in the first quarter by the Cardinals.
Maddie Liberati led the Blue Devils with nine points. Cadee Johnson had seven points and four rebounds. Izzy Perez finished with five points and five steals.
In jayvee action, Mooney won 43-23. For Lisbon, Leslie Burnip had nine points.
Lisbon will host United on Monday.
CARDINAL MOONEY: 17-6-22-22–67
CARDINAL MOONEY SCORING: Carolyn Kay 3-1-7, Gia Diorio 0-2-2, Camden Hergenrother 6-0-15, Lauren Frommeh 2-0-4, Katie Hough 1-2-4, Kelly Williams 5-2-14, CJ Sapp 3-2-9, Conchetta Rinaldi 0-10-10, Caitlin Perry 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 21, 19-22: 67.
LISBON SCORING: Izzy Perez 2-1-5, Cadee Johnson 3-1-7, Hailee Carpenter 1-1-3, Chloe Smith 0-2-2, Autum Oehlstrom 2-1-5, Alyssa Chestnut 0-0-0, Maddie Liberati 4-1-9, Mariah Brown 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 14, 8-24: 37
Three-point goals: Cardinal Mooney 6 (Hergenrother 3, Williams 2, Sapp), Lisbon 1 (Perez).
Western Reserve 74, Rootstown 41
BERLIN CENTER–Western Reserve’s girls basketball team cruised to victory 74-41 over Rootstown on Saturday.
The Blue Devils used a 44-21 first half lead to power themselves to victory.
Alexis Hughes finished with 20 points and eight rebounds leading the way for Western Reserve.
The Blue Devils also saw solid contributions from Alyssa Serensky who had 15 points and Laura Sigworth finishing with 10 points to go along with 14 rebounds.
Western Reserve will host Sebring on Monday in a varsity only game that will tip-off at 6 p.m.
In jayvee action, Western Reserve won 53-36.
For Western Reserve, Margan Donithan had 12 points and Oliva Pater had seven points.
WESTERN RESERVE: 20-24-8-22–74
ROOTSTOWN SCORING: T. Harris 3-1-7, K. Duvall 2-0-4, A. Reigangle 0-0-0, K. Johnson 1-2-4, S. Stefancik 0-0-0, E. Moore 2-1-5, S. Caruso 1-3-5, S. Munger 1-0-2, M. Manypenny 1-0-2, K. Smith 4-3-12. TEAM TOTALS: 14, 10-17:41.
WESTERN RESERVE SCORING: Brooke Morris 1-1-3, Maddy Owen 1-2-4, Alexis Hughes 8-2-20, Laura Sigworth 4-0-10, Kennedy Miller 3-1-10, Olivia Pater 1-1-5, Erica DeZee 2-1-6, Nicci DiCioccio 0-0-0, Margan Eichart 1-0-2, Alyssa Serensky 3-9-15, Emma Heater 0-0-0, Jasmine Phillips 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 24, 17-24: 74.
Three-point goals: Rootstown 1 (Manypenny), Western Reserve 7 (Miller 3, Hughes 2, Sigworth, DeZee).