Mathews had a big night on the boards, with both Natalie Halavick and Maddie Williams grabbing 11 rebounds each. In total, Mathews snatched 44 rebounds, compared to 22 for the Rams.
Williams had a double-double, adding 22 points. Tess Dickerson scored 16 and Dayna Ellis provided 10 as Mathews improved to 6-4.
Chasidy Digman paced Mineral Ridge with 12 points.
MAPLEWOOD 51, CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN 47: MECCA - The Rockets used a 19-11 fourth quarter to comeback and defeat the Patriots.
Maplewood had a slim two-point lead after the first quarter, but Cornerstone outscored the Rockets 24-18 in the next two periods. Maplewood came back in the fourth to complete the victory.
Allison Bell was a big part of the victory, scoring 18 points and grabbing a team-high eight rebounds. Brooke Dawson led all scorers with 24 points.
Maplewood is now 8-2 on the season. The Rockets plays next on Jan. 3 and will take on the undefeated Lordstown Red Devils.
HOWLAND 66, NILES 30: HOWLAND - The Tigers jumped to a 35-20 lead at the half and eased to an All-American Conference, American Division victory over the Red Dragons.
Tricia Ginnis helped get the night going, scoring 11 of her 16 points in the first quarter. The second quarter belonged to Howland's Gabby Cvengros, as she chipped in 10 of her 17 points. The Tigers (6-4, 3-1) shot 40 percent from the field for the night.
Ashley Cline led Niles (3-8) with 13 points and seven rebounds.
FIRESTONE 64, WARREN G. HARDING 39: AKRON - The Raiders trailed by one through the first quarter, but Firestone pulled away in the second and came away with the victory.
Three players reached double digits for Firestone, compared to just one for the Raiders. Harding's Chelsea Dipaolo's scored a team-high 15 points, all from 3-point range.
The Raiders fell to 1-7 and are at Maple Heights today.
SOUTHINGTON 72, SEBRING 34: SOUTHINGTON - The Wildcats started off hot in both halves as Southington dispatched Sebring at home Thursday night.
Southington scored 23 and 22 points in the first and third quarters, while also holding Sebring to 12 points in the second half.
Rachel Wilson paced all scorers with 17 points, all of which came in the first and third quarters. Amber Dietz and Shelby Cameron added 16 and 15 points, respectively.
POLAND 59, BEAVER LOCAL 37: LISBON - The Bulldogs jumped out to a 20-point lead by halftime and cruised to a big All-American Conference, American Division win.
Poland went 4 of 8 from 3-point land in the first half, and despite Beaver Local shooting 53.8 percent, the Bulldogs forced the Beavers into 17 first-half turnovers. Overall, Beaver Local committed 26 turnovers.
The Bulldogs' Aleah Hughes led all scorers with 23 points, while Rachael Robertson added 14.
LAKEVIEW 78, LaBRAE 40: LEAVITTSBURG - The Bulldogs forced the Vikings into 51 turnovers as Lakeview pummelled LaBrae on the road.
Lakeview used those turnovers to erupt for a massive 34-point lead by the end of the third quarter. The Bulldogs also shot 43 percent from the field.
One of four Bulldogs in double figures, Allie Pavlik went off for 24 points, while her sister Abby Pavlik recorded 10 assists.
CHAMPION 42, GIRARD 38: CHAMPION - Despite draining two field goals in the first half, the Golden Flashes came roaring back to beat Girard.
Mackenzie Kiser scored 16 or her 20 points in the second half to help lead Champion (5-4, 3-0 AAC, National Division) in the comeback. The Golden Flashes went to the free-throw line 30 times in order to complete the comeback.
Michaella Angelo led the Indians (4-4, 2-2) with 11 points.
BROOKFIELD 56, CAMPBELL 26: BROOKFIELD - The Warriors jumped out to a 16-3 lead in the first quarter and never looked back in the first round of the Brookfield Holiday Tournament.
Both teams struggled shooting, with the Red Devils going 9 of 44 from the field and Brookfield (4-2) going 16 of 58, but the Warriors made up for the poor shooting effort by going to the foul line 32 times. Ashley Kirila led all scorers with 13 points.
The Warriors will play Sharon in the championship of the tournament on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
McDONALD 81, LORDSTOWN 34: McDONALD - McDonald stayed perfect with a dominating victory over Lordstown in a non-conference matchup.
Four different players reached double figures for the Blue Devils (8-0), led by Stephen Politano's 20 points. Anthony Pugh netted 12, while Christian Rusinowksi and Zack Conley each added 10. McDonald struck early with a 15-4 first-quarter run, and took a commanding 42-15 lead at the break.
Hunter King paced the Red Devils with 10 points.
URSULINE 60, LINSLY ACADEMY 42: EAST LIVERPOOL - Ursuline's Ryan Strollo and Preston Williams combined for 36 points as the Fighting Irish claimed their first victory of the year in the opening round of the East Liverpool Potter Classic.
Strollo scored 10 of his team-high 20 points in the first quarter and helped Ursuline take a 31-21 lead at halftime time. Williams added 16, while Kevin Jackson grabbed 14 rebounds to go along with eight points for the Irish (1-6), who take on East Liverpool at 8 p.m. today in the championship. The Potters defeated Berkshire, 72-59, in the early game.
Anthony Wallace led all scorers with 24 points for the Cadets, who cut the lead to seven in the third quarter before Ursuline pulled away with a 20-9 advantage in the fourth.
BERLIN HILAND 67, WINDHAM 55: BERLIN - Berlin Hiland handed the Bombers their first loss of the season, slowly pulling away from Windham in a non-conference showdown.
The Hawks led by one after the first quarter and then used a 13-6 advantage in the second period to cushion its lead. Todd Rupp of Berlin Hiland led all scorers with 27 points, while Jordon Yoder added 15 for the Hawks (7-1), who led 31-23 at halftime and 50-40 heading into the fourth.
Matt Knight and Parker Rickey each provided 14 points for the Bombers (7-1).
- TRIBUNE CHRONICLE