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Lady Warriors go 1-1 on week

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Carrollton High School girls basketball
Carrollton sophomore, Monica Starre, goes in for a layup against West Branch last Wednesday.

The 2012-13 regular season is coming to an end for the Carrollton Lady Warriors.

They were to finish the season this week with a home game against Minerva on Wednesday and host North Canton Hoover this Saturday.

Carrollton will begin tournament play next Wednesday at the Union Local Division II sectional tournament where they will play Beaver Local at 6 p.m.

The Lady Warriors received the No. 1 seed in the upper bracket.

Minerva is also in the Union Local sectional. The Lady Lions received the No. 2 seed and will play the winner of the Buckeye Local/Edison Local game Thursday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m.

In action last week, the Warriors split their two Northeastern Buckeye Conference contests.

With their two games remaining, the Warriors are 16-4 overall and 11-3 in the NBC.

Last Wednesday night at West Branch, the Warriors got off to a slow start and couldn’t recover in falling to West Branch 47-39.

Melinda Trimmer had a game-high 16 points for West Branch, while Pavin Heath finished with a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Freshman Ali Poole led Carrollton with 12 points, while senior Taylor Lowdermilk and sophomore Rachel Devine each added eight points. Sophomore Monica Starre led the Carrollton rebounders with nine.

Carrollton trailed the whole game, but cut the West Branch lead down to four points with two-minutes left. Forced to foul, the Warriors could not get any closer.

Shooting, Carrollton was 15-of-62 from the floor and 6-of-6 from the line.

West Branch was 15-of-54 shooting and 16-of-27 from the free throw line.

In the junior varsity game, West Branch rolled over the Warriors 44-29. Schyler Fennimore led Carrollton with nine points.

Last Saturday afternoon, the Warriors hosted Salem and used a balanced scoring attack to defeat the Quakers 56-29.

Starre led the Warriors with 11 points, while Lowdermilk added 10.

Ali Poole, Kelsey Voll and Savana Lowery each added nine points.

Carrollton took control and put the Quakers away early. They led 14-8 after the first quarter, 27-13 at halftime and 39-23 going into the final eight minutes of play.

Carrollton hit 25-of-60 action shots and 5-of-14 free throws. They had 30 rebounds, with Starr leading the way with nine.

For the Quakers, Katherine Stiffs was high with nine points.

Shooting, they were just 10-of-33 from the field and 6-of-9 from the line. They had 15 rebounds and turned the ball over 28 times.

The loss dropped the Quakers to 5-14 for the year and 3-10 in the NBC.

West Branch 47, Carrollton 39
CARROLLTON: Ali Poole 3 4-4 12, Annabel Vernier 0 2-2 2, Monica Starre 2 0-0 4, Rachel Devine 4 0-0 8, Taylor Lowdermilk 4 0-0 8, Kelsey Voll 2 0-0 5, Savana Lowery 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 6-6 39.
WEST BRANCH: Brittany Bryte 0 2-2 2, Melinda Trimmer 3 9-12 16, Pavin Heath 6 0-0 13, Amanda Linhart 3 1-4 7, Taryn Hahn 2 2-4 6, Erica Johnson 1 1-4 3. Totals 15 15-26 47.
CARROLLTON:    10    7    6    16 - 39
WEST BRANCH: 17    8    7    15 - 47
Three-point goals – Ali Poole 2, Kelsey Voll, Melinda Trimmer, Pavin Heath. Fouls - Carrollton 16-9. Fouled out—none. Rebounds - Carrollton 19 (Starre 9), West Branch 41 (Amanda Linhart 12). Records: Carrollton 14-4, 9-3; West Branch 16-2, 10-2.
Reserve game: West Branch 44, Carrollton 29.

Carrollton 56, Salem 29
SALEM SCORING: Rylee Meals 0-2-2, Tori Jones 1-0-2, Megan Lehwald 3-0-7, Raegan Meals 0-2-2, Katherine Stiff 3-1-9, Olivia Stiff 0-0-0, Lindsey Foster 2-1-5, Ciera Trybend 1-0-2. TOTALS: 10, 6-9: 29.
CARROLLTON SCORING: Ali Poole 4-0-9, Annabel Veriner 1-0-2, Monica Starre 5-1-11, Rachel Devine 2-2-6, Taylor Lowdermilk 5-0-10, Kelsey Voll 4-1-9, Lowery 4-1-9. TOTALS: 25, 5-14: 56.
SALEM:               8    5  10    6 – 29
CARROLLTON: 14  13  12  17 - 56
Three-pointers: Katherine Stiff 2, Megan Lehwald, Ali Poole. Fouls – Salem16-15. Fouled out – none. Rebounds: Salem 15 (Ciera Trybend 4), Carrollton (Monica Starre 9).

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