Big Red holds off Huskies

CADIZ – The Harrison Central girls basketball team stormed back from a 21-point second-half deficit to tie Monday’s game with Steubenville at 61-all, but Big Red senior Lysiah Rice hit a bucket with 10 seconds left for an eventual 67-63 victory.

The Huskies outscored Steubenville 26-13 in the final period.

Unfortunately for Harrison Central, it won’t defend its back-to-back OVAC Class 4A championships as it fell from third to fifth in the standings after wins by Oak Glen and Union Local.

Rice finished with a team-high 19 points and the last six Big Red points. Rhiannon Petrisko, who scored seven straight in the first quarter, totaled 14, Tenia Barker 11 and Hannah Masloski nine.

Big Red didn’t help itself by going 25 for 42 from the free throw line.

Harrison Central was 18 for 31.

Paige Richards paced the Huskies with a game-high 20 points. Shianne Nameth added 19 (with a trio of treys in the fourth) and Maddy Doty eight.

Harrison Central (10-10) will play next Monday in an OVAC consolation game.

Steubenville (17-2) visits John Marshall Wednesday. It finished second in the Class 5A standings.

Steubenville 67, Harrison Central 63

Steubenville 21 10 23 13 – 67

Harrison Central 10 11 16 26 – 63

STEUBENVILLE (17-2): Rice 7 5-10 19, Petrisko 4 6-10 14, Barker 2 6-8 11, Masloski 1 6-10 9, Watts 2 2-2 6, Forte 2 0-2 5, Dokes 1 0-0 3, Hubbard 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 19 25-42 67. 3-pointers: Masloski, Barker, Forte, Dokes.

HARRISON CENTRAL (10-10): Richards 6 8-11 20, Nameth 5 5-12 19, Doty 3 1-1 8, Keesey 2 2-2 6, Morrison 2 1-2 5, Stackhouse 0 0-1 0, Dowdle 1 1-2 3, Mencer 0 0-0 0, Carter 1 0-0 2, Yoho 0 0-0 0, Muckle 0 0-0 0, Hunt, Wiley. TOTALS: 20 18-31 63. 3-pointers: Nameth 4, Doty.

Panthers get a big win

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Buckeye Local girls’ basketball team assured itself a home game in next week’s OVAC semifinals with a 65-62 victory against host St. Clairsville Monday.

The Panthers outscored the Red Devils 18-12 in the final eight minutes.

Becky Zeroski led the winners with 25 points. Freshman Emily Holzopfel added 19 and Danielle Dvorcek 11.

Buckeye Local will host Oak Glen, which jumped from fifth to third with its win at Beaver Local.

St. Clairsville was led by a game-high 37 points from Anna DeFillipo.

Buckeye Local 65, St. Clairsville 62

Buckeye Local 16 20 11 18 – 65

St. Clairsville 20 16 14 12 – 62

BUCKEYE LOCAL (11-7): B. Zeroski 5 14-14 25; Piergallini 0 3-4 3; R. Zeroski 1 3-4 5; Holzapfel 6 7-8 19; Dvorcek 3 4-4 11; Destifanes 1 0-0 2; Vince 0 0-0 0; Gill 0 0-0 0; Banal 0 0-0 0; Swiger 0 0-0 0; Ka. Torok 0 0-0 0; Totals: 16 31-34 65. 3-pointers: B. Zeroski, Dvorcek.

ST. CLAIRSVILLE (6-12): Vincenzo 1 3-4 5; DeFillipo 15 5-6 37; Freeman 4 0-0 8; Bradshaw 2 0-0 4; Greer 0 2-2 2; Reager 2 2-2 6; Heath 0 0-0 0; Simpson 0 0-0 0; Sliva 0 0-0 0; Totals: 24 12-16 62. 3-pointers: DeFillipo 2.

Irish defeat Redskins

BELLAIRE – The St. John Central girls’ basketball team celebrated Senior Night with a 74-42 win over Indian Creek Monday.

The win improved the Lady Irish to 16-2.

Senior Marissa Rose led a quartet of double-figure scorers for the winners with 24 points. Classmates Jessica Alvey and Lindsey Froehlich netted 18 and 12 points, respectively. Junior Taylor Lowe added 13.

Senior standout Bethany Davis pumped in 17 points for Creek.

St. John Central 74, Indian Creek 42

Indian Creek 9 13 16 4 – 42

St. John Central 19 20 15 20 – 74

INDIAN CREEK (6-11): Davis 7, 5-7 19; Taylor 1, 0-0 2; Smith 1, 0-0 2; Whitaker 2, 0-0 4; Vandeborne 3, 1-2 7; Orban 1, 1-2 3; Scott 0, 0-0 0; Yaich 1, 1-3 3; Cooper 0, 0-0 0; Kelly 0, 0-0 0; Neville 0, 0-0 0; Dudley 1, 0-0 2. Totals 17, 8-14 42.

ST. JOHN CENTRAL (16-2): Froehlich 4, 4-6 12; Porter 0, 0-0 0; Lowe 3, 7-8 13; Busack 0, 0-0 0; Nixon 0, 3-4 3; Boyer 0, 0-0 0; Rose 10, 4-4 24; DeLuca 1, 0-0 2; LeMasters 1, 0-0 2; Alvey 7, 3-4 18. Totals 25, 21-26. 3-pointers: Alvey.

Also on Monday, Union Local beat Edison, 52-39. The Wildcats are 4-16 and will play in the OVAC consolation round next week.

The Jets (19-9) finished fourth in the OVAC Class 4A standings and will visit Buckeye 8 foe Martins Ferry next Monday.