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Potters continue winning ways against Bulldogs

EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool used a 30-15 second-half run to rally past East Palestine, 47-45, Saturday afternoon. The Potters improve to 7-4 overall.

Trailing 30-17 at halftime, the Potters closed the gap to 39-35 after three quarters and outscored the Bulldogs 12-6 in the fourth quarter for the victory.

Emma Ludwig scored 10 of her team-high 17 points in the second half for the Potters. Shayla Foster added eight points and Selena Rogers keyed the third-quarter charge by scoring all six of her points.

Joclyn Fristik paced East Palestine with a game-high 24 points, 20 coming in the first half.

East Liverpool visits Edison on Monday, while East Palestine hosts Leetonia Thursday.

E. PALESTINE: 19-11- 9- 6–45

E. LIVERPOOL: 11- 6-18-12–47

EAST PALESTINE SCORING: Payton Sherry 3-0-6, Paige Snyder 2-1-5, Kenzee Johnston 1-0-3, Joclyn Fristik 11-0-24, Morgan Rutledge 3-1-7, Bailey Davis 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 20, 2-5 : 45.

EAST LIVERPOOL SCORING:Ciara Peachey 3-0-6, Mikayla Reed 1-1-3, Shayla Foster 1-6-8, Emma Ludwig 8-1-17, Victoria Flores 0-0-0, Aliyah Parson 3-1-7, Selena Rogers 3-0-6, Olivia Flores 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 9-19: 47.

Three-point goals: East Palestine 3 (Fristik 2, Johnston).

Salem 54, Alliance 29

SALEM — Casey Johnson and Kyla Jamison combined for 17 points in Salem’s 22-point fourth quarter during a 54-29 win over pesky Alliance on Saturday afternoon.

The Quakers led 32-26 after three quarters, before holding Alliance to three points in the fourth quarter.

Jamison scored a game-high 18 points and Johnson added 12.

Salem improves to 7-6 overall and 5-3 in the Eastern Buckeye Conference, while Alliance drops to 1-11 and 0-6 EBC.

Salem won the junior varsity game, 62-19, with four players getting in double figures. Jenna McClish led the Quakers with 20 points, followed by Krista Barley with 11 and Alanee Davidson and Zoie Reid each with 10.

Both teams play Wednesday with Salem at Minerva and Alliance at East Liverpool.

ALLIANCE: 6- 3-17- 3–29

SALEM: 9-11-12-22–54

ALLIANCE SCORING: H. Runion 0-0-0, M. Tolley-Smith 1-0-3, L. Cameron 3-3-10, R. Thomas 5-3-13, K. Davis 0-1-1, B. Runion 0-0-0, L. Edwards 0-0-0, V. Davis 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 10, 7-19: 29.

SALEM SCORING: Casey Johnson 4-1-12, Tayor Troy 2-0-6, Annie Davidson 2-2-7, Abbie Davison 0-0-0, Hayden Carner 1-2-4, Alivia Davidson 0-0-0, Jaden Hamilton 1-0-2, Kyla Jamison 6-6-18, Abby Perry 0-0-0, Jenna McClish 2-0-5. TEAM TOTALS: 18, 11-16: 54.

Three-point goals: Alliance 2 (Tolley-Smith, Cameron), Salem 7 (Johnson 3, Troy 2, Davidson, McClish).

Heartland 31,

Southern 30

SALINEVILLE — Heartland Christian made 11 free throws, while Southern shot 3-of-16 from the foul line as the Lions pulled out a 31-30 win Saturday afternoon.

Sydney Ogden shot 9-of-13 from the foul line for a game-high 11 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks to lead Heartland. Madi Matthews added eight points, nine rebounds and four steals. Jeanna Morgan added eight rebounds and three steals.

Southern (0-11) got seven points, nine rebounds, seven steals and three assists from Taylor Cunningham and seven points, seven rebounds and four steals from Erin Boyle. Olivia Kerns added 10 rebounds and five blocks.

There was no junior varsity game.

Southern hosts Wellsville Monday, while Heartland entertains Lake Center on Saturday.

HEARTLAND: 6-11-2-12–31

SOUTHERN: 4- 8-8-10–30

HEARTLAND SCORING: Madi Matthews 3-2-8, Jeanna Morgan 1-0-2, Sydney Ogden 1-9-11, Brenna Osborn 1-0-2, Jorden Webb 1-0-2, Brooklin McCoy 3-0-6. Sophia Stambaugh 0-0-0, Maya Hoffman 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 10, 11-20: 31.

SOUTHERN SCORING: Erin Boyle 3-1-7, Kyla McCulley 1-0-2, Jessica Laffery 1-0-2, Olivia Kerns 1-1-3, Lindsay Ingledue 2-0-4, Makayla Crow 2-1-5, Ronni Mayfield 0-0-0, Taylor Cunningham 3-0-7. TEAM TOALS: 13, 3-16: 30.

Three-point goals: Southern 1 (Cunningham).

St. Thomas 58, United 25

LOUISVILLE — United is glad it won’t have to see St. Thomas Aquinas again this season.

Seniors Addison Mucci, Erica Warren and Hayley Smith — all starters on Canton GlenOak’s Division I state semifinalist team last year — combined for 37 points in leading the Knights past United, 58-25, Saturday afternoon.

Mucci, the Knights’ point guard, hit five three-pointers for a game-high 19 points. Warren added 10 points, Meredith Ramsey nine and Smith eight.

St. Thomas, ranked 17th in Division IV state poll, improves to 10-0. United — which had eight players score, but no one more than four points — drops to 7-6.

There was no junior varsity game.

Both teams play Monday as United visits Leetonia and St. Thomas travels to Marlington.

UNITED: 5- 4- 5-11–25

ST. THOMAS: 16-11-16-13–58

UNITED SCORING: Madison Kibler 0-0-0, Morgan Hovorka 1-1-4, Colby Burton 1-0-2, Kyleigh Daggy 2-0-4, Celeste Powers 1-0-2, Kendyl Daggy 0-3-3, Bailey Boosz 1-2-4, Morgan Briceland 0-0-0, Destiny Hill 0-0-0, Taylor Cope 1-1-3, Savannah Burton 0-0-0, Celeste Hofmeister 1-0-3. TEAM TOTALS: 8, 7-16: 25.

ST. THOMAS SCORING: Addison Mucci 16-2-19, Meredith Ramsey 3-0-9, Ava Soehnlen 0-0-0, Jamie Stewart 0-2-2, Gia Simonetti 0-1-1, Haley Overdorf 0-0-0, Ahnalisa Gibbons 1-0-3, Avery Bussey 2-2-6, Erica Warren 2-6-01, Hayley Smith 3-2-8. TEAM TOTALS: 17, 15-23: 58.

Three-point goals: United 2 (Hovorka, Hofmeister), St. Thomas 9 (Mucci 5, Ramsey 3, Gibbons).

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