Ava Krutowskis of MHS looks to drive to the basket in this file photo. She tallied 16 points during Tuesday’s win over Dublin Jerome. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)
Ava Krutowskis tallied 16 points on Tuesday as Marysville’s girls hoopsters topped Dublin Jerome, 42-36.
The Lady Monarchs (6-3) held a 12-6 margin at the end of the opening quarter and took a 19-17 edge by halftime.
MHS’ advantage stood at 32-27 at the conclusion of the third quarter.
Krutowskis scored six of her 13 second-half points during the final period.
Ava Wilkerson scored nine points for Marysville, followed by Kass Lee-eight, Leah Brown-six and Madi Sloan-three.
Fairbanks’ boys slipped to 4-4 overall and 3-3 in the Ohio Heritage Conference with a 41-36 setback at Greeneview.
The Panthers’ offense struggled during the first half.
The Rams took a 15-8 lead into the second stanza and a 24-14 spread by halftime.
Greeneview led, 36-25, by the end of the third quarter.
Braylon Green led FHS with 14 points.
He was followed by Carter Schultz-seven, Andy Higinbotham-five, Trey Good and Grant Rausch-both with four and Dylan Tobe-two.
Jaguars drop game
The St John’s boys basketball team dropped a 42-25 verdict at New Hope Christian Academy (Circleville).
The Jaguars battled for three quarters against a strong Statesmen team.
The Jaguars held a slim 15-14 halftime lead after a spark off the bench from Lincoln Thrush.
He tallied 10 of his 11 points in the first half.
The deeper and older Statesmen took over the second half, using a 13-3 fourth-quarter advantage to pull away late in the contest.
Thrush was followed in scoring by Jackson Burns with nine points.
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