GIRLS BASKETBALL

Norton 47, Cloverleaf 46

The Panthers got all they could handle from the host Colts, but eventually came out on top once again to remain unbeaten in the Portage Trail Conference.

Norton took control from the tip and gained a 15-7 advantage by the end of the first quarter.

Cloverleaf (8-7, 6-3) responded with a 16-6 second-quarter margin to take a two-point lead into the break.

After a dead-even third quarter, Norton (12-3, 9-0) rallied down the stretch to stay atop the league standings.

Kelsey Hosey just missed a double-double, pouring in 15 points and grabbing eight rebounds to lead Norton.

McKenna Jordan had a monster game for Cloverleaf, tallying 14 points and collecting 15 boards.

 

Garrettsville 61,

Lake Center Christian 55

Grace Mills and Jenna Smith combined for 38 of the G-Men's 61 points to defend home court and outduel another dynamic duo from Lake Center.

Kennedy Haubert and Hannah Mang kept the Tigers in it with a combined 44 points. Mang hit four 3-pointers and Haubert drilled three.

Mills and Smith did all their damage on the interior, converting 13 field goals from inside the arc and making nine free throws.

 

St. Joseph Academy 54,

Walsh Jesuit 52

After holding a 46-40 lead heading into the final eight minutes, the Warriors struggled to finish as the Jaguars stormed back to steal a win on their home court.

Alaina Alessio helped Walsh (7-9) gain momentum early, draining six 3-pointers en route to a game-high 20 points. She was the only Warrior in double figures.

The Jaguars came back behind their own 3-point precision. Ella Neitzel and Liz Lenahan each canned four 3-pointers to spark the comeback, and the Jaguars (10-4) made 11 as a team.