Highland topples Indian girls’ team
By ROB HAMILTON
Highland was able to steadily increase a slim advantage over Mount Gilead last Tuesday in claiming a 47–38 win.
The host Scots only led 12–9 after the first quarter, but were able to outscore the Indians 14–10 in the second and 13–10 in the third to jump out to a 10-point lead.
While Mount Gilead did take the fourth quarter by a 9–8 margin, Highland was able to hold on for the win.
Abby Garcia scored 11 for the Scots, while Katie Davies added 10. For Mount Gilead, Jennifer Brey finished with 12 points and Shelby Rizor added 11.
In their second game of the week, Highland was unable to get untracked offensively in a 52–20 home loss to Ridgedale.
The Rockets led 14–4 after the first quarter and 24–12 at the half, but didn’t pull away until the third quarter. Over those eight minutes, they outscored Highland 20–3 to put the game out of reach.
Addie Franklin led the Scots with six points.
On Thursday, the visiting Cardington girls got off to a slow start in losing 59–36 to Fredericktown.
The Freddies led 17–6 after the first quarter and 33–13 at the half in the game. Cardington played better in the second half, but would not be able to threaten their opponent’s lead.
Clarisa Lyons finished with 12 points, while Haley Foltz added nine and Kaitlyn Kavanaugh tallied eight.
On Friday, North Union outscored Cardington in every quarter in topping the visiting Pirates 84–33.
The Wildcats led 18–5 after the opening period and outscored the locals 25–7 in the second, 19–11 in the third and 22–10 in the fourth on their way to the win.
Lyons led Cardington with 14 points.
Mount Gilead Indians
Third-quarter woes proved costly for Mount Gilead on Friday, as they fell 67–43 to River Valley.
After falling behind 14–7 after the first quarter, the Indians fought back to get within a 23–20 margin by the intermission.
However, in the third quarter, the Vikings took a 22–5 advantage to take a commanding lead, which they held through the final period of play.
Shelby Rizor scored 17 for the Indians, while Amanda Bush added eight.
Northmor’s girls struggled to put points on the board Friday at Buckeye Valley in a 39–21 loss.
The Knights fell behind 10–8 after the first period and the score was 26–15 at the half. Unfortunately for Northmor, they would only muster six points in the second half, as their opponents pulled away for the win.
Keaton Mowry’s six points led the Knights.