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Toronto girls best former EOAC opponent Wellsville

WELLSVILLE — The Toronto girls basketball team cruised to its second victory with a 57-22 decision over Wellsville on Monday.

Kennedy Cottrell led the Red Knights (2-0) with 14 points. Abby Liddick contributed 12 points, Riley Kinsey 10, Maddie Anderson nine and Jensyn Jackson eight.

Toronto hosts Madonna on Thursday.

Toronto 57, Wellsville 22

TORONTO 14-16-16-11 — 57

WELLSVILLE 1-5-6-7 — 22

TORONTO (2-0): Cottrell 7 0-1 14; Beckwith 1 1-2 3; Liddick 5 2-5 12; Kinsey 5 0-4 10; M. Anderson 3 3-6 9; Joumaa 0 0-0 0; Burruss 0 0-0 0; Jackson 3 1-1 8; J. Anderson 0 0-0 0; Grimes 0 1-2 1. TOTALS: 24, 8-21: 57.

WELLSVILLE: Barnes 1 0-0 3; H. Weekley 3 3-3 9; Browning 0 2-2 2; Vinton 2 0-0 4; Jackson 1 0-0 2; Fitch 0 0-0 0; Carlevale 0 2-2 2; Clarkson 0 0-0 0; Thomas 0 0-2 0; E. Weekley 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 7, 7-9: 22.

3-POINT GOALS: Toronto 1 (Jackson); Wellsville 1 (Barnes).

Beallsville 61,

Catholic Central 50

BEALLSVILLE — Three players reached double figures, and a fourth just missed, as Beallsville posted a 61-50 girls basketball victory over visiting Catholic Central on Monday.

Seniors Ashlie Louden and Ashley Howell paced the Blue Devils (2-0) with 17 points each. Harley Nalley added 10, while Hallie Bommer contributed nine.

Beallsville, which unveiled its 2018-19 OVAC Class A championship banner prior to the opening trip, recovered from an early deficit to take an 11-10 lead after the opening quarter. The hosts led 17-14 early in the second before Central’s Carly Fayak drained a three.

The Devils then went on an 8-0 scoring run and led 31-24 at the intermission. It was 44-35 Beallsville heading into the fourth.

Central sophomore Katie Zatta took game-scoring honors with 22. She swished six long-distance bombs. Senior Isabella Oliver added 15 points and pulled down a team-leading 18 rebounds.

“We played hard, but we just made too many fundamental errors,” said Jess Looman, coach of the now 1-1 Crusaders. “Going into the game, we preached the need to take good care of the basketball, and we didn’t do that. We made way too many bad passes and got beat too many times in transition.

“We were down a starter, and that hurt us on both ends of the floor. Beallsville has a strong squad and a couple of really good players. I can’t say enough about the effort Katie gave us tonight. She wasn’t feeling well and had to leave the game early. She really left everything on the floor.”

The Crusaders return to action at 6 p.m. Thursday, meeting Linsly in the Brooke Girls Basketball Tipoff Tournament. Oak Glen and Brooke will battle in the nightcap.

“Hopefully, we’ll be at full strength for Thursday,” Looman said. “We have another tough challenge ahead of us. We need to really focus in practice the next two days and work on fundamentals. We also need to improve at the foul line (the Crusaders were 12 of 21 from the stripe in the loss).”

Beallsville 61, Catholic Central 50

Central 10-14-11-15 — 50

Beallsville 11-20-13-17 — 61

CENTRAL (1-1): Zatta 6 4-6 22; Harold 1 0-0 2; Green 1 2-5 4; Rohde 0 0-0 0; Fayak 1 2-2 5; Grimm 1 0-0 2; Oliver 5 4-8 15. TOTALS: 15, 12-21: 50.

BEALLSVILLE (2-0): Louden 5 4-4 17; Howell 7 3-5 17; Nalley 5 0-1 10; Bommer 3 1-4 9; Phillips 0 0-1 0; Riley 4 0-2 8. TOTALS: 24, 8-17: 61.

3-POINT GOALS: Central 8 (Zatta 6, Fayak, Oliver); Beallsville 5 (Louden 3; Bommer 2).

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