Branch clamps down

NAVARRE — The top-ranked West Branch girls pride themselves on defense and they did another number on Saturday.

The Warriors surrendered only two points in the fourth quarter to finish off Fairless, 60-34, and improve to 21-0 on the season.

West Branch also was balanced offensively with four players scoring in double figures.

Kayla Hovorka led the charge with 16 points, followed by Peyton Alazaus with 14 points, Natalie Zuchowski 13 points and 15 rebounds and Hannah Ridgway 10 points.

For the Falcons (10-10), Kennady Gibbons had 16 points and three rebounds.

West Branch also won the junior varsity game, 54-27.

The Warriors will close out the regular season by hosting Lakeview on Wednesday.

W. BRANCH: 18-13-16-13–60

FAIRLESS: 10-10-12- 2–34

WEST BRANCH SCORING: Carly Scarpitti 1-0-2, Hannah Ridgway 4-2-10, Elizabeth Ostadali 1-0-3, Kayla Hovorka 7-1-16, Sarrah Tennefoss 1-0-2, Peyton Alazaus 5-0-14, Natalie Zuchowski 6-1-13. TEAM TOTALS: 25, 4-7: 60.

FAIRLESS SCORING: Madison Reese 3-0-7, Lauren Engle 1-0-3, Abby Klein 3-0-6, Kennady Gibbons 6-3-16, Becca Garren 0-0-0, Hunter Miller 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 13, 3-6: 34.

Three-point goals: West Branch 6 (Alazaus 4, Hovorka, Ostadali), Fairless 4 (Klein 2, Reese, Engle, Gibbons).

Leetonia 55, Campbell 39

CAMPBELL — Leetonia outscored Campbell Memorial 31-14 in the second half for a 55-39 win Saturday.

The Bears improve to 12-9 on the season.

Kayla Jackson led the way with 16 points and 10 rebounds, both team highs. Also for the Bears, Aria Russell had 11 points, Anna Buffone and Sabrina Schneider eight points, Sydney Mesmer five assists and Taran Ferry four steals.

Leetonia shot 23-of-29 from the foul line for 79 percent.

Selena Lopez topped the Red Devils with 25 points.

Leetonia also won the junior varsity game, 46-32, as Haleigh Brock scored 16 points.

Leetonia will host Heartland Christian in the regular-season finale next Saturday.

LEETONIA: 9-15-11-20–55

CAMPBELL: 12-14- 4- 9–39

LEETONIA SCORING: Anna Buffone 1-6-8, Sydney Mesmer 3-0-7, Kayla Jackson 5-6-16, Taran Ferry 0-5-5, Sabrina Schneider 3-1-8, Ari Russell 3-5-11. TEAM TOTALS: 15-58, 23-29: 55.

CAMPBELL SCORING: Janna Jackson 0-0-0, Emoni Davenport 1-0-2, Indian Armour 2-2-8, Selana Lopez 12-1-25, Madison Breteashot 0-0-0, Gifford Azhalia 0-1-1, Amaris Rodriguez 1-0-3. TEAM TOTALS: 16-44, 4-10: 39.

Three-point goals: Leetonia 2 (Mesmer, Schneider), Campbell 3 (Armour 2, Rodriguez).

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