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Blocher, Chaddock lead Minerva girls past East Canton

FPS staff report

Minerva 44, East Canton 27
Raychel Blocher scored 13 points and Josie Chaddock added 10 to lead the Minerva Lady Lions to a 44-27 win over host East Canton last Monday night in a nonleague game.

The Lions led 6-5 after the first quarter, East Canton tied the score at 15-15 at halftime, but the Lions took control in the third quarter by outscoring East Canton 18-10 to take a 33-20 lead going into the final frame.

Hannah Butler paced the Wizards with 13 points.

Last Wednesday, the Lions were on the road at New Philadelphia. The Tornadoes pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 51-39 win.

Jaida Carter recorded a double-double for New Philadelphia with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Tori Moreland was also in double figures for the Quakers with 10 points.

New Philadelphia led by just six points six points, 35-29, going into the final frame, but outscored the Lions 16-10 in the fourth quarter to pull away for the win.

Last Saturday afternoon in Northeastern Buckeye Conference action, the Lions got 11 points, seven rebounds and four steals from Lauren Clark to lead Minerva to a 63-35 over the visiting Marlington Dukes.

Lauren Haynam hit 9-of-10 free throws and finished with 13 points.

Minerva led 16-6 after the first quarter, 28-16 at halftime and 42-27 going into the fourth quarter.

Morgan Penird scored a game-high 16 points for the Dukes.

The win improved the Lions to 11-4 overall and 5-3 in the NBC, while Marlington fell to 1-12 overall and 1-8 in league play.

Hiland 60, Malvern 36
The Hiland Hawks improved to 10-0 in the Inter-Valley Conference with their 60-36 win over host Malvern last Wednesday night.

The Hornets got 12 points from Logan Smalley and 11 from Kyra Wadsworth.

Hiland led 13-9 after the first quarter, 27-22 at halftime and 44-22 going into the fourth quarter.

Regina Hochsterler had a game-high 16 points.

Last Saturday, the Hornets were on the road at neighboring rival Sandy Valley. The Cardinals Courtney Huffman scored 14 points to lead Sandy Valley to a 42-35 IVC win over the Hornets.

The Cardinals led 6-5 after one, 18-15 at halftime and 29-23 going into the final frame.

Ashley Paterson led the Hornets with seven points, while Sarah Loomis, Smalley and Wadsworth each added six. Wadsworth also collected nine rebounds for the Hornets.

The loss dropped the Hornets to 6-10 for the year and 4-6 in the IVC, while the Cardinals improved to 9-7 and 4-6.

Conotton Valley 55, Heritage Christian 15
Olivia Bower and Brynlynn Belknap each scored 12 points to lead the host Rockets to a 55-15 win over Canton Heritage Christian last Saturday.

The Rockets, who improved to 10-2 for the year, led 18-2 after the first quarter and cruised to the lopsided victory.

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