Fives across the board
BELOIT — West Branch connected on 11 three-pointers, but only needed a couple Thursday.
The top-seeded Warriors routed ninth-seeded Ravenna, 55-5, in a Division II sectional final.
West Branch led 37-2 at halftime and 51-2 after three quarters.
Peyton Alazaus had a game-high 24 points, including six three-pointers. Anna Lippiatt had three three-pointers for nine points and Hannah Ridgway returned to the lineup with seven points.
West Branch has won 12 of its last 13 games to improve to 20-3 on the season. The Warriors open district action against rival Salem at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Austintown Fitch High School. The Warriors downed Salem twice during the regulars season on the way to the Eastern Buckeye Conference title.
Ravenna finishes with an 12-12 record, including a 60-33 loss to Canfield on Dec. 9.
RAVENNA: 0- 2- 0- 3–5
W. BRANCH: 21-16-14-4–55
RAVENNA SCORING: Emily Ervin 1-1-3, Anna Jones 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 2, 1-4: 5.
WEST BRANCH SCORING: Jillian Pidgeon 1-0-3, Carly Scarpitti 1-0-2, Bella Laut 1-0-3, Hannah Ridgway 2-3-7, Riley Tuel 1-0-2, Maddie Showalter 1-0-2, Anna Lippiatt 3-0-9, Peyton Alazaus 9-0-24, Jessica Bock 1-1-3. TEAM TOTALS: 20, 4-10: 55.
Three-point goals: West Branch 11 (Alazaus 6, Lippiatt 3, Pidgeon, Laut).