Linsly Can’t Cool Down Warren Local
WHEELING — The Cadets could not cool off the Warriors from behind the 3-point line as Linsly fell to Warren Local on Friday by a 55-46 count, at the Stifel Field House.
Linsly (7-3) surrendered nine 3-pointers by Warren Local shooters, including three from Emily Jackson.
“They are an unbelievable shooting team,” Linsly coach Rebecca Upton said. “They are especially good from the 3-point line. They are very good at working for the shot they want. The gameplan was to not give up as many three’s as we did the first time we played them but we dipped a little on defense and got away from our gameplan.”
Warren Local (10-2) hosted Linsly earlier in the season and dominated the Cadets but this time it was much more competitive.
“It was significantly closer this time,” Upton said. “We were more prepared for what they were going to do but they are a very well coached and disciplined team and they earn it every single day.”
The Cadets also committed 16 turnovers in the game, while the Warriors were only guilty of 10.
“We had so many unforced turnovers and you can’t do that against a good team,” Upton said. “That was the difference of the whole game. We turned the ball over at untimely moments and we have to find a way to clean that up.”
The gameplan on the other end was to force turnovers and Warren Local coach Amy Colegrove and her squad was successful.
“We were able to turn them over a little bit the first time we played them,” Colegrove said. “We wanted to use a little pressure on the guards to force the tempo and overall, I thought we played pretty well.”
Linsly trailed 44-37 entering the fourth quarter but grabbed a free-throw and a quick bucket to narrow the deficit to 44-40 with 6:35 to play.
It was still a four-point margin with 2:44 to go in the contest, when Molly McCutcheon drained a 3-pointer for Warren to extend the lead to 51-44.
Linsly’s Mary Bedway, who tallied 16 points on Tuesday against Bishop Donahue, didn’t collect her first bucket until the clock read 1:35 left in the game. However, it was an important basket for the Cadets that cut the score to 51-46.
On Warren’s ensuing possession, the Warriors were called for a travelling violation but not before they were able to run one minute off the clock, running it down to just 35 seconds.
Linsly followed with one of its unforced turnovers and the Warriors delivered two baskets in the final 16 seconds to secure the victory.
“We are a very good fourth quarter team,” Colegrove said. “When our backs are against the wall, we are able to finish the game pretty well. This is a resilient team.”
Both teams were even after a 10-10 opening frame, with Linsly’s Vivian Allison gathering eight points and Jackson knocking down five points.
The big moment in the second quarter came with 3:40 on the clock, when Jackson sunk a 3-pointer to give the Warriors a 22-15 edge. Linsly’s Johni Lech responded with a three of her own but Gracy Way drilled another three on the Warriors’ next possession to keep the momentum on their side as they took a 27-20 advantage into halftime.
Kate Liston took over for Warren Local in the third quarter with six points on three consecutive drives to increase her team’s lead to 37-27 at the 3:52 mark.
With the Cadets still trailing by 10 and the clock winding down in the third, Lech pulled up and connected from 3-point range as the buzzer sounded to cut the deficit to 44-37 going into the final frame.
However, the Warriors were just too strong in the fourth and pulled out the road victory.
Linsly did win the battle of the boards with 30 rebounds, while Warren only managed 17.
“Linsly is a tall and physical team,” Colegrove said. “I thought we rebounded well but the big key was to keep their tall girls in check.”
Linsly was led by Allison who accounted for 17 points, followed by Lech who supplied nine, while Jazzie Orth provided eight and Manny Raymond added six.
Jackson paced Warren Local with 15, while McCutcheon recorded 12, Liston produced eight, Peyton Bowe finished with seven and Katie Rauch added six.
Oak Glen 61, Madonna 57
NEW CUMBERLAND — Noah Feicht connected on three of four free throws down the stretch to seal the home victory for the Golden Bears over visiting Madonna.
Feicht also led Oak Glen (6-3) with 21 points, followed by Jeff Rice who tallied 17 and Logan Taylor added 12.
Joey Ewusiak paced Madonna with 21 and Tavon Jeter recorded nine.
Harrison Central 48, Steubenville Catholic 46
STEUBENVILLE — Harrison Central held Steubenville Catholic scoreless in the third quarter en route to a narrow two-point road victory.
Caden Arbaugh paced Huskies with 17 points and Tyler Redish delivered 15.
In defeat, Austin Fowkes led Steubenville Catholic with 15 points.
Indian Creek 33, Buckeye Local 31, OT
WINTERSVILLE — It took overtime but Indian Creek held Buckeye Local to just three points in the extra frame to collect a home win.
Greg Wade led the Redskins to victory with 14 points and Derrick Eakle added eight.
Drake Novak turned in 15 to pace Buckeye Local, while Matthew Carducci added 12.
Martins Ferry 52, St. Clairsville 31
ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Martins Ferry rolled past host St. Clairsville by a 21-point margin.
Zac Selby paced the Riders with 17 points, while McCabe Masters and Darius Ray each turned in 11.
The Red Devils were led by Michael Scarnecchia who finished with 14.
River 63, Bridgeport 53
WOLFHURST — Lucas Isaly led all scorers with 22 points to lead River to a road win at Bridgeport.
Jordan Doty tallied 20 and Isaac Curtis added 11 in the win.
Guy Pagano paced the Bulldogs with 21 and Macrae Doyle added 13 in defeat.
1. Wheeling Park 102, 2. Barnesville 51, 3. Indian Creek 7, 4. Union Local 4.
WHEELING — Lydia Bischof paced the Patriots’ girls in their home victory with wins in the 200 IM (2:27.25) and in the 100 breaststroke (1:18.90).
Other individual winners for the Patriots were Annie Parsons in the 50 (29.64), Sarah Heilman in the 100 butterfly (1:05.21), Kat Donzella in the 100 (1:01.00) and Melina McCabe in the 500 (6:36.41).
The Park girls also collected team wins in the 200 medley relay (2:03.51) with Lydia Bischof, Victoria White, Heilman and Donzella, the 200 relay (2:00.25) with a team of Emma Delk, Kendahl Stanley, Maggie Kloss and Alexa Hickman, and the 400 relay (4:35.38) with a group of Delk, Lydia Bischof, McCabe and Isabel Weeks.
Kasi Castello won the 200 (2:30.05) and Alee Wise captured the 100 backstroke (1:30.78) for Barnesville.
1. Wheeling Park 105, 2. Indian Creek16; 3. Barnesville 5.
Charles Schellhase led the Wheeling Park boys with wins in the 500 (5:23.46) and the 100 breaststroke (1:18.90).
Frank Cole won the 200 (2:13.95), while Zach Seals took top honors in the 200 IM (2:32.69), Caleb Lucas won the 50 (25.29), Max Kellas took first in the 100 butterfly (1:11.67), Joel Connor captured the 100 (58.86) and Cameron Broadwater won the 100 backstroke (1:14.30).
Lucas, Ronald Butts, Schellhase and Seals teamed up to win both the 200 medley relay (1:56.51) and the 200 relay (1:42.68).