Girls basketball roundup
SPRINGFIELD 54, MINERAL RIDGE 49, OT: MINERAL RIDGE - Springfield made the final run in a back-and-forth game with Mineral Ridge to claim an Inter Tri-County League, Upper Tier win.
The Tigers outscored Mineral Ridge, 8-3, in overtime to pull away. Springfield squandered a six-point, fourth-quarter lead as the Rams' Alyssa Harkins made a bucket with 30 seconds left to force overtime. Springfield misfired on two attempts in the final seconds of regulation.
Mineral Ridge (2-15, 0-11) was up 27-21 at the half, but the Tigers' Baylee Felger scored eight of her 18 in the third quarter to help Springfield mount a 19-8 run. Callie Ford did most of the work in overtime, registering four of her game-high 22 points.
Harkins paced Mineral Ridge with 19 points, while Chasity Digman added 11. The Rams host Jackson-Milton on Thursday.
SEBRING 47, McDONALD: McDONALD - Sebring's Kelsi Settle hit a game-winning lay up as time expired to cap a 14-point comeback in an Inter Tri-County League, Lower Tier victory.
McDonald (1-14) held a 27-13 lead at halftime, but the Trojans used a 14-5 third quarter to get within five points. Murphy Flowers helped continue the comeback by hitting three of her four 3-pointers in the fourth. She finished with a team-high 17 points. Aside from hitting the game-winner, Settle recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Three players scored in double figures for the Blue Devils, led by Sara Joseph's 15. Tory Ross added 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Jaydin Stellmar registered 10 points.
LORDSTOWN 65, LEDGEMONT 47: LORDSTOWN - Sarah Cash dominated Ledgemont with 29 points and helped the Red Devils erase an early deficit with a big second-quarter run.
Cash scored 17 points in the second quarter as Lordstown (14-4, 6-3 Northeastern Athletic Conference) outscored the Redskins, 25-4. The Red Devils turned a four-point deficit into a 17-point lead by halftime. Marlena Liming contributed 15 points for Lordstown, which plays at Southington on Thursday.
Olivia Sidley led Ledgemont with 12 points.
LIBERTY 55, CAMPBELL 35: LIBERTY - Leah Leshnack scored 10 of her game-high 29 points in the second quarter as the Leopards outscored the Red Devils 18-8.
Johanna Villanuika paced Campbell with 11 points.
MAPLEWOOD 52, MATHEWS 45: VIENNA - Allison Bell recorded six of her 16 points in the fourth quarter as the Rockets held off the the Mustangs in Northeastern Athletic Conference play.
Brooke Dawson led all scorers and Maplewood (14-3, 9-1) with 18 points, while Miranda Sloan added 12.
Tess Dickerson paced Mathews (8-8, 5-5) with 11 points, while Jacki Rhine added 10.
Thursday, Grand Valley is at Maplewood, while Mathews hosts Pymatuning Valley.
JACKSON-MILTON 39, EAST PALESTINE 33: NORTH JACKSON - Rebecca Jones netted 12 of her game-high 20 points in the second quarter to lead the Blue Jays past the Bulldogs in Inter Tri-County League, Upper Tier action.
Courtney Weber added for East Palestine 12.
Jackson-Milton (12-5, 7-4) plays Thursday at Mineral Ridge.
CHAMPION 70, SOUTHINGTON 45: CHAMPION - Gabby Lamont hit seven 3-pointers in the first half for 21 points to pace the Golden Flashes past the Wildcats.
Mackenzie Kiser finished off Southington by scoring 21 of her 23 points in the second half for Champion (10-8).
Thursday, Champion travels to LaBrae.
Shelby Cameron led Southington (3-15), which hosts Lordstown on Thursday, with 18 points.
GIRARD 49, NILES 27: GIRARD - Girard's Bree Bishop had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Indians past Niles.
Girard outrebouned Niles, 41 to 21.
Sara Marz led Niles with six points.
HUBBARD 41, CARDINAL MOONEY 34: YOUNGSTOWN - Hubbard pulled away from the Cardinals in the final quarter of a non-conference clash with Mooney.
The Eagles (5-12) extended their two-point advantage to seven by outscoring Mooney, 12-7, in the fourth quarter. Emily Manion and Alena Burzynski scored 13 and 11 points, respectively, to lead Hubbard.
Jaclyn Yankle of Mooney (6-9) led all scorers with 17 points.
PYMATUNING VALLEY 69, LaBRAE 42: LEAVITTSBURG - The Lakers put together a dominant first half and cruised past LaBrae in a non-conference matchup.
Pymatuning Valley (16-2) led 30-12 at the half, thanks in large part to Kelsea Brown, who scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Heather Brant added 16 points, and Geena Gabriel provided 12.
LaBrae (8-8) struggled to slow the Lakers' offense, which shot 25 of 50 from the field. Ashlee Stubbs paced the Vikings with 13 points and a team-best seven rebounds, and Lauren Rutherford wasn't far behind with 12 points.
GRAND VALLEY 75, BADGER 48: ORWELL - Grand Valley's Jessica Vormelker just missed a triple-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in a Northeastern Athletic Conference victory over Badger.
Vormelker hit four 3-pointers for the Mustangs (13-6, 4-6), who led 40-18 at the half. Chris Futty helped Grand Valley pull away with 17 points.
Brandy Nitch and Taylor Kramar led the Braves (5-14, 2-8) with 15 and 13 points, respectively.