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Lady Warriors upset Louisville to force 3-way tie for NBC lead

by Bob Evans
FPS Sports Editor

Carrollton High School girls basketball
Savana Lowery opened the scoring for the Lady Warriors last Saturday afternoon against visiting Louisville.

The Carrollton Lady Warriors weren’t supposed to win last Saturday afternoon.

Someone should have told them that.

A veteran Louisville team came calling on a very young Carrollton team that started four sophomores and a senior.

Louisville was leading the Northeastern Buckeye Conference and cruising toward another league title.

However, the young and scrappy Warriors put together a strong fourth quarter and defeated the Leopards 53-48. 

The win improved the Lady Warriors to 15-3 for the year and 8-2 in the NBC, tied with Louisville and West Branch.

Carrollton was to be at West Branch Wednesday night.

The loss dropped the Leopards to 12-6 overall and 8-2 in the league.

The contest was close all the way, but the Warriors started to take control near the end of the third quarter, outscoring the Leopards 15-12  on the strength of a 10-0 run to take a 31-29 advantage.

Things got going in the final frame with the lead changing hands six times and the game was tied four times.

A steal and layup by freshman Ali Poole tied the game at 40-40. She then converted a pair of foul shots, tying the game at 42-42.

Then, sophomore Monica Starre hit a huge three-pointer that would give the Warriors the lead for good.

Starre led the Warriors with 20 points, while Poole added 13. Poole only had three points going into the final quarter.

But in the final quarter, Poole recorded a steal, a pair of buckets and went 6-for-6 from the foul line, four in the final minute.

Hollyann Mullet led the Leopards with 13 points, while Hannah Lemmon added 10 points and nine rebounds.

In the junior varsity game, the Leopards downed the Warriors 48-39. Abbey Wilson led Carrollton with 17 points for the 14-2 Warriors.

Rachel Zeller led Louisville with 17 points.

The Leopards led 12-8 after the first quarter, 21-20 at halftime and 32-29 going into the final frame.

Last Wednesday night, the Lady Warriors were on the road at Canton South. Carrollton blew the game open by outscoring the Wildcats 29-12 in the second quarter and went on to defeat South 64-34 in a NBC match up.

Senior Taylor Lowdermilk drained four three pointers and finished with a game-high 18 points. Freshman Ali Poole added 10 points and Kelsey Voll nine points and nine rebounds.

Carrollton led 13-5 after the first quarter, 42-17 at halftime and 53-26 going into the final frame.

Carrollton hit 23-of-62 shots from the floor and 12-of-15 free throws. They finished with 31 rebounds and 20 turnovers.

For the Wildcats, who dropped to 7-9 for the year and 3-6 in the NBC, Joelle Martin led the way with nine points. They hit 12-of-44 action shots and were 8-of-16 from the free throw line. They had 20 rebounds and 26 turnovers.

Coming into this week’s action, the Lady Warriors had just four games left on their regular season schedule. They were to be at West Branch Wednesday and host Salem this Saturday afternoon.

Next week, Carrollton will host Minerva in their final NBC game of the season, Saturday, they will host North Canton Hoover.

Carrollton 64, Canton South 34
CARROLLTON: Ali Poole 5 0-0 10, Skylar Fennimore 1 0-0 2, Annabel Vernier 1 0-0 2, Monica Starre 2 4-4 8, Rachel Devine 2 3-4 8, Taylor Lowdermilk 7 0-1 18, Kelsey Voll 4 0-0 9, Savana Lowery 1 5-6 7. Totals 23 12-15 64.
SOUTH: Katie Uminski 3 1-2 8, Livi Forshey 1 0-2 2, Hunter Harris 3 2-4 8, Caroline Thompson 1 0-0 2, Ann Marie Trissel 1 0-2 2, Joelle Martin 2 5-6 9, Kayla Thompson 1 0-0 3. Totals 12 8-16 34.
CARROLLTON:       13    29    11    11  - 64
CANTON SOUTH:    5    12      9      8  - 34
Three-point goals – Taylor Lowdermilk 4, Rachel Devine, Kelsey Voll, Katie Uminski, Kayla Thompson. Fouls - South 17-10. Fouled out - none. Records: Carrollton 14-4, 7-2; Canton South 7-9, 3-6.
Reserve game: Canton South 38, Carrollton 24.

Carrollton 53, Louisville 48
LOUISVILLE: Jordan Monnet 2 6-9 8, Clara Lemmon 3 1-4 8, Hannah Lemmon 3  3-5 10, Hollyann Mullett 5 2-2 13, Emily Nees 2 0-0 4, Chandler Rice 2 1-2 5. Totals: 15-58, 12-19 48.
CARROLLTON:  Ali Poole 3 6-6 13, Annabel Vernier  1 2-2 4, Monica Starre  8 3-3 20, Rachel Devine  3 2-2 8, Taylor Lowdermilk 0 0-0 0, Kelsey Voll 1 0-1 2, Savana Lowery  3 0-0 6. Totals: 19-53, 11-14-53.
LOUISVILLE:      9   8   12  19 - 48
CARROLLTON:   6 10   15  22 - 53
Three-point goals - Monica Starre 3, Ali Poole, Clara Lemmon, Hannah Lemmon 3, Hollyann Mullett, Chandler Rice. Fouls - Louisville 13-13, Fouled out - none, Rebounds: Louisville 30 (Hannah Lemmon 10), Carrollton 23 (Starre, Devine, Voll, Lowdermilk 4). Records: Louisville  12-6, 9-2, Carrollton 15-4, 8-2.
Reserve game: Louisville 48, Carrollton 39.

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