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Steubenville girls fight back, down Potters

SHOOTING — Steubenville’s Gianna Hill shoots the ball during Thursday’s contest at East Liverpool. Big Red won, 38-36. (Photo by Jimmy Joe Savage)

From staff reports

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville girls basketball team came back from a seven-point deficit at the half to dump East Liverpool, 38-36, on Thursday.

Lexi Martin led Big Red (6-8) with 14 points, including eight in the final frame. Makayla Abram returned after missing Tuesday’s game at Indian Creek and scored 10 points.

Alessandra Ferrazzano had 13 points for the Potters (7-6). Mikayla Reed added 11 points.

Big Red tentatively hosts Bellaire on Monday. East Liverpool is slated to travel to United on Saturday.

Steubenville 38, East Liverpool 36

Steubenville 6 6 13 13 — 38

East Liverpool 11 8 10 7 — 36

STEUBENVILLE (6-8): Thompson 3-0-7, Warner 0-0-0, Criss 0-0-0, Curarese 0-0-0, Fleming 0-0-0, Maxwell 2-1-5, Martin 7-0-14, Hill 1-0-2, Abram 3-4-10. TOTALS: 16, 5-10: 38.

EAST LIVERPOOL (7-6): Flores 0-0-0, Parson 1-0-2, Ferrazzano 6-1-13, Reed 4-0-11, Vantilburg 1-0-2, Green 4-0-8. TOTALS: 16, 1-2: 36.

3-POINT GOALS: Steubenville 1 (Thompson); East Liverpool 3 (Reed).

Indian Creek 63, Buckeye Local 14

CONNORVILLE — The Indian Creek girls basketball team improved to 12-1 with a decisive 63-14 victory over Buckeye Local on Thursday.

Kylie Kiger paced the Redskins with 20 points. Taylor Jones had 14 points, while Hailey Clark delivered 11.

For the Panthers, Demetria Christian led with six points.

Indian Creek tentatively travels to West Holmes on Monday.

Indian Creek 63, Buckeye Local 14

Indian Creek 25 18 10 10 — 63

Buckeye Local 2 4 5 3 — 14

INDIAN CREEK (12-1): Blackburn 0 0-0 0; Kiger 7 4-4 20; Anderson 2 0-0 4; Taylor 3 2-2 8; Starkey 1 0-0 2; Copeland 2 0-0 4; Clark 3 3-3 11; Jones 5 4-4 14. TOTALS: 23, 13-13: 63.

BUCKEYE LOCAL: McKeever 0 0-0 0; Christian 3 0-0 6; Walker 0 0-0 0; George 0 0-0 0; Blazeski 0 0-0 0; Glover 0 0-0 0; Hundley 0 0-0 0; Crain 0 0-0 0; Valuska 2 0-0 5; Dockery 0 0-0 0; Long 0 0-0 0; Valuska 0 1-4 1; Pelkey 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 6, 1-4: 14.

3-POINT GOALS: Indian Creek 4 (Kiger 2, Clark 2); Buckeye Local 1 (Valuska).

Edison 66,

Beaver Local 50

RICHMOND — The Edison girls basketball team rode a strong third quarter to the end, defeating Beaver Local 66-50 on Thursday.

Alysea Fiedorczyk led the Wildcats (5-9) with 23 points. Olivia Huff produced 20 points, and Savanna Ankrom added seven.

For the Beavers, Olivia Keller produced 20 points.

Edison tentatively travels to Conotton Valley on Monday.

Edison 66, Beaver Local 50

Beaver 13 5 9 23 — 50

Edison 12 15 26 13 — 66

BEAVER LOCAL: Roberts 2 1-2 5; Fitzsimmons 1 0-0 2; Hoppel 3 0-0 7; Narey 0 2-6 2; Telbott 0 0-0 0; Starkey 1 0-0 2; Keller 7 0-0 20; Jordan 4 0-0 12; Young 0 0-0 0; Lane 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 18, 3-8: 50

EDISON (5-9): Johnson 0 0-0 0; Fiedorczyk 6 8-14 23; Ankrom 2 3-4 7; Nicholson 0 0-0 0; Brown 0 1-2 1; Grafton 0 0-2 0; Reed 0 0-0 0; P. Meadows 1 2-2 4; Fox 1 1-2 3; Cooley 0 0-0 0; Huff 7 6-7 20; Freeman 2 2-2 6; Scott 0 2-4 2; Furbee 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 19, 25-39: 66.

3-POINT GOALS: Beaver Local 11 (Hoppel, Keller 6, Jordan 4); Edison 3 (Fiedorczyk 3).

East Palestine 64,

Catholic Central 46

STEUBENVILLE — East Palestine used a big second half to dispose Catholic Central, 64-46, Thursday night.

The Bulldogs, who had their season delayed due to COVID-19 precautions taken by the school district, were up 25-21 at the intermission but outscored the Crusaders, 39-25, in the second half to earn the victory.

Joclyn Fristik had a huge game for East Palestine, knocking down a game-high 22 points. She connected twice from behind the arc. Patience Champney and Mia Lee contributed 14 each for the winners, who opened Monday with a victory against Southern Local. Morgan Rutledge also finished in double figures, scoring 10.

Katie Zatta and Ellen Rohde tallied 13 points apiece for Central, which was making its first court appearance since Dec. 18. Morgan Green chipped in 10. Rhode hauled down 20 rebounds to complete her double-double.

Central falls to 1-4 and is tentatively scheduled to visit Harrison Central Saturday.

The Crusaders earned a split with a 27-21win in the junior varsity contest. Theresa Kerker led the winners with six points. Gina Crust and Anna Arai evenly divided 10. Gabby Andre had six to pace the Bulldogs.

East Palestine 64, Catholic Central 46

East Palestine 10 15 22 17 — 64

Catholic Central 11 10 14 11 — 46

EAST PALESTINE (2-0): Champney 6 1-2 14; Sherry 1 1-4 4; Lee 5 3-5 14; Martin 0 0-0 0; Fristik 10 0-0 22; Rutledge 4 2-5 10. TOTALS: 26, 7-16: 64.

CENTRAL (1-4): Zatta 4 3-7 13; Rice 0 0-0 0; Symington 2 0-0 4; Green 4 1-2 10; Rohde 6 1-3 13; Kerker 1 0-0 2; Grimm 0 0-0 0; Meyer 0 0-0 0; Kirkpatrick 1 0-0 2; Dong 0 0-0 0; DeChristopher 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 19, 5-12: 64.

3-POINT GOALS: East Palestine 5 (Fristik 2; Champney; Sherry, Lee); Catholic Central 3 (Zatta 2, Green).

Harrison Central 31,

Bellaire 28

CADIZ — The Harrison Central girls basketball team snuck past Bellaire, 31-28, on Thursday.

The Huskies (8-4) received a solid, 18-point performance from McKayla Dunkle. Britton Positano had five poitns, and Mackenzie Harbold added four.

Bellaire (5-9) was led by Jayden Lowe’s nine.

Harrison Central tentatively hosts Catholic Central at noon Saturday.

Harrison Central 31, Bellaire 28

Bellaire 3 6 12 7 — 28

Harrison 7 10 8 6 — 31

BELLAIRE (5-9): Porter 0, 0-0 0; Miller 0, 1-2 1; Lowe 3, 2-2 9; McAninch 2, 2-2 6; Ault 2, 0-2 4; Rowson 1, 0-0 2; Pramik 1, 0-0 3; Leigh 1, 0-0 3. TOTALS: 10, 5-8: 28.

HARRISON CENTRAL (8-4): Positano 2, 0-1 5; Corder 0, 0-0 0; Beadling 1, 0-0 2; Dunkle 8, 2-3 18; Fischer 0, 0-0 0; Butler 1, 0-0 2; Harbold 2, 0-0 4. TOTALS: 14, 2-4: 31.

3-pPOINT GOALS: Bellaire 3 (Lowe, Pramik, Leigh); Harrison Central 1 (Positano).

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