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Minerva’s Lady Lions down Edison by 30 before falling to Louisville

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Minerva 75, Edison Local 45
Minerva senior Chelsie Butler scored 28 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Minerva to a 75-45 win over host Edison Local last Tuesday night.

Senior Kassidy Hardgrove followed with 15 points, nine rebounds, and five assists. Senior point guard Taylor Maurer hit a pair of three pointers and finished with 17 points.

The Lions outscored the Wildcats in every quarter. They led 18-9 after the first period, 36-21 at halftime and 58-34 going into the final quarter.

Last Saturday, the Northeastern Buckeye Conference opener for the Lions didn’t go as planned. Host Louisville got 17 points from Desi Givens and Brianna Libertore added 15 to lead the Leopards to a 56-51 win over Minerva.

Alyssa Jones added 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Leopards, who remain undefeated at 3-0.

Butler led the Lions with a game-high 19 points and five rebounds, while Maurer added 11 points.

Tuscarawas Central Catholic 57, Malvern 38
The Saints’ Millie Patchan poured in 29 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead the Saints to the Inter-Valley Conference season opener for both teams last Wednesday night on the Saints’ home floor.

Malvern was led by Logan Smalley with 11 points and Abby Wood added six points and nine rebounds.

The Saints led 12-9 at the end of the first quarter, 28-16 at halftime and 42-24 going into the final frame.

Central held a slight 26-24 advantage on the boards.

Last Saturday, high-powered Hiland hosted the Hornets. The Hawks jumped out to a 21-5 first quarter lead and rolled to a 70-18 win over the Hornets in an IVC contest.

McKenzie Miller led the Hawks with 25 points, while Regina Hochstetler added 10.

For the Hornets, Logan Smalley and Abagael Wood each scored four points to lead Malvern.

Smalley also led the Hornets on the boards with six.

Ridgewood 52, Sandy Valley 21
The Generals’ Kayla Tedrick scored 21 points to lead Ridgewood to the Inter-Valley Conference win last Wednesday night at Ridgewood.

Brittany Tindall scored two-thirds of the Cardinals’ points with 14 points and seven rebounds.

The Generals held a 13-4 advantage at the end of the first quarter, 23-11 at halftime and 42-17 going into the final frame.

Last Saturday, Tuscarawas Central Catholic got 19 points, four rebounds, seven assists and six steals from Becky Russell in defeating the visiting Cardinals 57-46 to remain undefeated for the year.

Bri Neidig chipped in with 14 points and Millie Patchan added 13 points.

For the Cardinals, who are still looking for their first win of the season, Karissa Williams and Brittney Tindall each scored 14 points to lead the way for the Cardinals. Tindall also led Sandy Valley in rebounding with eight.

Ridgewood 67, Conotton Valley 51
The Rockets’ Chelsea Russell scored 18 points and Carly Gooding added 17, but in the end it wasn’t enough as Conotton Valley fell to visiting Ridgewood 67-51 Saturday in an Inter-Valley Conference game.

Kayla Tedrick poured in a game-high 30 and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Generals. Kelsey Miller added 11 points.

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