Local girls hoop squads defeated


Local girls basketball teams had difficult outcomes on Saturday.
The squads from Fairbanks, Jonathan Alder, Triad and North Union all lost games.
The Fairbanks girls slipped to 1-9 overall and 1-7 in the Ohio Heritage Conference with a 41-29 loss at Madison Plains.
The game was knotted at 13-all by the end of the opening quarter.
The Eagles took a 24-19 margin at halftime and limited FHS to just five points in each of the third and fourth periods.
Michaela Writesel and Bella Rowland each tallied seven points for FHS, which will host Jonathan Alder on Tuesday.
Joelle Ziegler scored five points, as did Sam Picklesimer.

Megan Rausch and Molly Olson each scored two points and Emma Kugel added one.

JA girls fall
Jonathan Alder’s girls (7-3 overall and 2-2 in the Central Buckeye Conference) had a difficult time at Tecumseh, dropping an 84-40 verdict.
The Lady Pioneers trailed by just a 21-13 count at the conclusion of the opening stanza.
They managed just 11 points over the second and third quarters as Tecumseh built a 63-24 lead.
Syndey Bourquin led JA with 14 points.

Also netting points for the Lady Pioneers were Abby Jones-eight, Corinne Parker-six, Mary Ferrito-four, Jillian Jaske-four and two each from Melissa Walbom and Sophie Zawodny.

Lady Cardinals drop game
Triad’s girls traveled to Greenon and fell, 56-39, during an Ohio Heritage Conference contest.
“Greenon is an excellent team that goes eight deep,” said Cardinal coach Jeff Merklin. “We’re basically playing five due to injuries and Greenon’s depth eventually paid off.”
Frani LeVan led Triad with 12 points, with sister Cati chipping in 10.
Kristin Bailey had eight rebounds to go with eight points and Bailey Perry pulled down six rebounds.
Greenon led 20-16 after the first quarter and 33-24 by the end of the first half.
Triad trailed 41-34 as action moved into the fourth quarter.
With the loss, Triad dropped to 4-6 overall and 2-6 in the OHC.

The Lady Cardinals will travel to Indian Lake for a non-conference game tonight.

NU falls
North Union’s girls dropped a 32-30 heart-breaker to Northwestern.
The Lady Cats (2-11 overall and 1-3 in the Central Buckeye Conference) led the low-scoring game, 13-12, at halftime.
The game was tied at 21 by the end of the third quarter.
No other details about the game were available at press-time.

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