Beaver’s Riccardo joins 1,000-rebound club
From Staff Reports
CALCUTTA — Jenna Riccardo got the game ball, but she shared the headlines with her teammates.
Riccardo grabbed her 1,000th career rebound and the Beaver Local girls totaled 15 three-pointers during a 77-41 win over Lisbon on Monday night.
Riccardo got her milestone rebound with 6:50 to play in the second quarter and has 1,004 in her career. She went over 1,000 career points as a junior last year.
The Beavers had a well-balanced effort as Madison Cline had four three-pointers for 18 points and eight rebounds. Riccardo totaled 17 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, while Brooke Briggs had five three-pointers for 15 points and Riley Britt contributed eight points and five assists.
Four different Beavers hit three-pointers to give Beaver Loal a 14-5 lead in the first quarter. They added five more three-pointers in the second quarter as they widened the lead to 30-9 with 4:20 left in the second quarter.
Maddie Liberati toppe Lisbon with 20 points, nine rebounds and three steals and Bryanna VanGiesen had nine points and three steals.
Point guard Izzy Perez did not play in the first half and had 10 points, five assists and four rebounds in the second half.
Beaver Local wraps up the regular season at 12-10, while Lisbon ends at 10-11.
¯ Beaver Local started the game with an all-senior lineup of Riley Britt, Danica Taylor, Brooke Briggs, Madison Cline and Jenna Riccardo.
¯ Chelsea Bowker, a 2009 graduate of Crestview High School, is believed to be the last Columbiana player to total 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. The Rebels were 73-20 in her four seasons.
¯ Both teams open sectional play on Feb. 19 — Lisbon hosts Lordstown and Beaver Local travels to St. Clairsville.
LISBON SCORING: Tabby Ketchum 0-0-0, Madison Haifley 0-0-0, Bryanna VanGiesen 2-4-9, Parker Henthorne 0-2-2, Maddie Liberati 10-0-20, Madison Marriner 0-0-0, Chloe Davis 0-0-0, Ellie Emmerling 0-0-0, Izzy Perez 4-2-10. TEAM TOTALS: 16, 8-12: 41.
BEAVER LOCAL SCORING: Riley Britt 3-0-8, Danica Taylor 3-0-7, Brooke Briggs 5-0-15, Madison Kline 7-0-18, Jenna Riccardo 6-4-17, Jensen Britt 2-0-6, Elizabeth Kolkowski, 2-0-4, Halle Jordan 0-0-0, Makenna Coie 1-0-2, Olivia Keller 0-0-0, Jordan Palmer 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 29, 4-4: 77.
Three-point goals: Lisbon 1 (VanGiesen), Beaver 15 (Briggs 5, Cline 4, R. Britt 2, J. Britt 2, Taylor, Riccardo).