OVAC?Consolation Games End In Disappointments
In the Consolation round of the OVAC Girls Basketball, Magnolia, Paden City, Hundred, and Valley all lost their contests Monday, Feb. 11.
Magnolia lost its consolation game in the OVAC tournament 58-56 to the Frontier Lady Cougars Feb. 11 in the MHS HammerDome. Junior forward Mallory Chapman led the Blue’s offensive attack with a game-high 24 points, as well as grabbing nine off the glass and swatting away five Frontier shots.
The Lady Cougars jumped out to a 14-9 lead after eight minutes of play and increased their advantage to 28-19 at the break.
After Frontier took a double-figure lead in the second half, the Lady Eagles closed the gap to one point before falling by four points.
Besides Chapman, Kiera Standiford netted 13 markers and pulled down five boards, while Grace Berisford tacked on nine points, including a long range bomb, and made five steals.
In addition, Katie Blatt and Audrey Gibb each netted three points, with Blatt hauling in nine boards and Gibb, five.
Paden City 45,
Wildcat junior forward Myah Charkawi tallied a game-high 24 points, including a trio of three pointers, but it wasn’t enough for Paden City to get by Caldwell, who prevailed 65 to 45 in Redskin territory. Charkawi also grabbed five boards.
The Lady Redskins had a 19-6 lead after one period of play, but the Lady Wildcats trimmed the score to 27-16 at the break. Caldwell outscored the ‘Cats in the second half, 37-29, to get the “W”.
Cydney Blatt followed Charkawi with seven points, nine rebounds, five steals, one block, and an assist for an all around nice game.
In addition, Logan and Taylor Cosper each netted six points, with Logan adding five rebounds and Taylor dishing out four assists. Lynnsie Parsons ended the ‘Cats’ scoring with a charity toss.
Beallsville held a commanding 56-31 halftime advantage and hung on for an easy 88 to 60 victory over Hundred in the Hornets Nest.
Lindsay Jones led three double digit Lady Hornet scorers with 14 points, including four baskets from beyond the arc, while Paige Shriver and Oshana Topp netted 13 and 12 points, respectively. Emily Ebert tacked on eight markers, while Josie Phillips netted four and Meliah Upstead swished a threeball.
The Lady Silver Knights big three – Allison Wable, Torre Cline, and Sophie Kinnard – tallied 17, 16, and 15 points, respectively, to lead Tyler to a 70 to 48 victory over the home-standing Valley Lumberjills.
The ‘Jills’ Megan Bucher led all scorers with 19 points, including a trio of baskets from long range, while Samantha Thomas netted seven markers to pace the Lumberjill Express.
In addition, Karissa Headley and Alisha Carter each netted six points, while Sarah Bassett tacked on three markers and Erin Brown swished a charity toss.