FPS staff report
February 4, 2013
Minerva 44, Salem 34
The Lions’ Lorin Clark poured in a game-high 18 points to lead Minerva to a 44-34 Northeastern Buckeye Conference win last Wednesday night at home.
Clark went 11-for-12 from the foul line.
The Lions led 12-6 after the first quarter, 20-14 at the intermission and 30-25 going into the final frame.
Minerva put the game away at the foul line as they hit 12-of-14 free throws in the fourth quarter and went 15-of-18 for the game.
Lindsey Foster led the Quakers with nine points and 15 rebounds, and Katherine Stiff also had nine points for Salem.
Last Saturday afternoon, the Lions dropped a 52-40 NBC contest to West Branch.
The Warriors led 12-8 after the opening quarter, 23-21 at halftime and 39-34 going into the final quarter.
Clark paved the way for the Lions with 16 points, while Lauren Haynam added 12, including going 8-for-8 from the free throw line. Blocher grabbed eight rebounds for Minerva.
Melinda Trimmer led the Warriors with 16 points and eight assists, while Amanda Linhart also added 16 points.
The loss dropped the Lions to 15-5 for the year and 9-4 in the NBC. West Branch improved to 17-2 overall and 11-2 in league play.
Strasburg 58, Sandy Valley 21
Mikayla Johnson scored 12 points and Stephanie Schuster added 10 to lead the Strasburg Tigers to a 58-21 win over Sandy Valley last Wednesday night in an Inter-Valley Conference contest.
Courtney Huffman led the Cardinals with six points.
The Tigers took control of the game early, leading 15-6 after the first quarter, 29-10 at halftime and 41-18 at the end of three quarters.
Last Saturday in a IVC matchup, the Cardinals fell to Garaway 78-19.
The Pirates put the game away early, leading 49-4 at halftime.
Becca Dix led the Cardinals with 10 points and four rebounds.
Anya Misko led the Pirates with a game-high 20 points.
Conotton Valley 38 Meadowbrook 37
The visiting Rockets held off a second half rally by Meadowbrook for a 38-37 win last Wednesday night.
Conotton led 20-9 at halftime, but Meadowbrook outscored the Rockets 24-18 in the second half to make the game close.
Piper Edie led the Rockets with 11 points.
Ridgewood 52, Malvern 31
The Hornets played a strong first half, trailing by just a point, 17-16, but the Generals outscored the Hornets 20-10 in the second half for a 52-31 Inter-Valley Conference win last Wednesday night.
Sara Loomis led the Hornets with nine points.
The Lady Hornets improved their overall record to 11-9 on the year with a 48-45 come from behind win over host Kidron Central last Saturday.
Malvern trailed 32-18 at halftime, but rallied to outscored Kidron Central 30-13 to get the win.
Loomis had a huge game for the Hornets, scoring 24 points, including hitting 15-of-16 free throws.
Ashley Patterson added 11 points for the Hornets.
For the Comets, Sydney Mast led the way with 23 points and 12 rebounds.