Cardington girls claim Tuesday win on road
By ROB HAMILTON
The Cardington Lady Pirates claimed a 49–33 win over Mansfield Christian on Tuesday thanks to some balanced scoring.
Clarisa Lyons led the winners with 17 points, but five other players all lit up the scoreboard with five or more.
The Pirates led 14–10 after the first quarter and 30–21 at the half, but turned up the defense in the third quarter to clinch the win. During those eight minutes, Cardington held their foes to one point in increasing their lead to a 40–22 margin.
Second-quarter woes by the Highland girls allowed Fredericktown to break open what had been a close game and take a 57–29 decision from the host Scots.
The Freddies led 16–11 after the first quarter, but outscored their opponents 20–5 in the second period to move in front by a 20-point margin.
In the second half, the visitors continued to add to their lead, outscoring Highland 10–7 in the third quarter and 11–6 in the fourth.
Heather Thacker and Abby Garcia both finished with 12 points, with Thacker adding eight rebounds.
Northmor could not get untracked offensively in the early going on Tuesday against Mohawk in a game they dropped by a 56–25 margin.
The Warriors jumped out to a 24–2 lead in the first quarter and increased that to a 36–5 margin by the half.
Both teams scored 20 points in the second half, but the damage had been done as the Knights fell to 4–5.
Kyndall Williams tallied 12 points to lead Northmor.
Mount Gilead Indians
On Tuesday, Mount Gilead lost at Galion by a 64–22 margin.
The Tigers jumped out to a fast start, outscoring the Indians 17–4 in the first quarter and 20–2 in the second to build a commanding 31-point halftime lead.
Mount Gilead would perform better in the second half, scoring five points in the third quarter and 11 in the fourth, but would be unable to make a dent into Galion’s lead.
Caitlyn Everhart finished with six points to lead the Indians.