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Western cruises past New London in FC opener

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Dec 6, 2018 at 10:31 PM

NEW LONDON — The Western Reserve girls basketball team outscored host New London in each of the four quarters to cruise to a 59-34 win Thursday night in the Firelands Conference opener for both teams. 

The Roughriders improved to 2-1 overall (1-0 FC) with the win, while the Wildcats fell to 0-3, 0-1.

Cora Wyers paced a balanced scoring attack with a game-high 18 points for Western. Jenna Skrada and Emma Blankenship each scored 10, while Avery Tubbs added nine points and McKenna Woodruff scored eight.

For New London, Gabby Ledbetter had 10 points, while both Megan Conrad and Kiaya Thierry each scored six.

 

WESTERN RESERVE (2-1, 1-0)

Katie Hipp 1-0—2; Jenna Skrada 5-0—10; Avery Tubbs 3-2—9; McKenna Woodruff 4-0—8; Emma Blankenship 4-2—10; Emma Weber 1-0—2; Cora Wyers 5-8—18. TOTALS 23-12—59.

NEW LONDON (0-3, 0-1)

Lili Bartow 1-0—3; Lexi Duggar 2-0—4; Kiaya Thierry 2-0—6; Kelsey Boswell 2-0—5; Megan Conrad 3-0—6; Gabby Ledbetter 5-0—10. TOTALS 15-0-34

W. Reserve  12 13 20 14 — 59

New London 5   5  15  9 — 34

3-point FGs (WR) Tubbs; (NL) Thierry 2, Bartow, Boswell

 

South Central 48, Monroeville 25

GREENWICH — The Trojans topped the visiting Eagles by jumping out to a big early lead in Thursday’s FC opener for both teams.

The Trojans led 20-6 after one quarter, then increased the margin to 26-9 at halftime. South Central led 34-15 through three quarters and outscored the Eagles 14-10 in the final eight minutes.

No further information was available at deadline.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Willard 66, Carey 62

CAREY — The Willard boys basketball team led throughout Thursday’s non-league win over the host Blue Devils.

The Crimson Flashes improved to 2-1 overall with the win, and are now off for eight days before the SBC Bay Division opener vs. Port Clinton on Dec. 14.

In Thursday’s win, Cooper Parrott connected on 12 field goals to score a game-high 32 points for the Flashes, who also got eight points from Micah Dawson.

Brevon Polachek and Myles Pinkston each added seven points for Willard, which led 21-17 after one quarter, 43-34 at halftime and 56-52 through three quarters.

WILLARD (2-1)

Brevon Polachek 3-0—7; Myles Pinkston 3-1—7; T. Paxton 1-0—3; Joey Holida 1-1—3; D. Triplett 3-0—6; Micah Dawson 3-2—8; Cooper Parrott 12-4—32. TOTALS 26-8—66.

CAREY (1-2)

Billock 1-0—2; Dasher 3-0—8; Stone 6-2—14; Hoepe 4-0—11; Crawford 5-0—14; Summitt 2-1—5; Babb 4-0—8. TOTALS 25-3—62.

Willard 21 22 13 10 — 66

Carey 17 17 18 10 — 62

3-point FGs: (W) Parrott 4, Paxton, Polachek; (C) Crawford 4, Hoepe 3, Dasher 2

 

SWIMMING

Huron sweeps St. Paul

NORWALK — Huron’s boys and girls swimming and diving teams swept St. Paul in dual meet action Wednesday at the Ernsthausen Aquatic Center in Norwalk.

The girls routed the host Flyers 125-35, while the boys bested St. Paul by 30 points, 96-66.

Jarret and Andrew Schaffer led the St. Paul boys, as Jarret had four first-place finishes, while Andrew added three.

The duo teamed up with Patrick Matlack and Gavin Moffit to win both the 200 medley relay (1:51.97) and 200 freestyle relay (1:42.66).

Individually, Jarret added firsts in the 200 freestyle (1:59.34) and 100 butterfly (1:01.18), and Andrew added a first in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.15).

Maggie Centa had the Flyer girls’ lone first-place finish in the 50 freestyle (30.25).

“We had many swimmers stepping out of their comfort zone to try new strokes,” St. Paul coach Stacy Stoll said. “Our team is developing well. They are all pushing and encouraging each other.”

Rockets sweep Norwalk

OAK HARBOR — The host Rockets’ boys and girls swimming and diving teams swept Norwalk on Wednesday in a dual meet.

The Oak Harbor boys won 133-44, while the girls posted a 105-78 victory.

Sela Berry led the Norwalk girls with four first-place finishes, while Anna Little and Carissa Link each added three.

The trio teamed up with Elyse Coe to win the 400 freestyle relay (4:09.02), while Coe, Link, Sela and Mara Berry won the 200 freestyle relay (1:52.65).

Individually, Sela added firsts in the 200 (2:13.82) and 500 (6:02.98) freestyle events, while Little won the 50 (26.09) and 100 (57.71) freestyle events, and Link won the 200 IM (2:33.33).

Chaz Smith had the Norwalk boys’ lone first in the 100 freestyle (58.35).

BOWLING

Willard, Perkins split

SANDUSKY — At Cedar Lanes, Perkins boys beat Willard, while the girls fell to the Crimson Flashes on Wednesday.

The Pirate boys posted a 2,087-1,689 victory. Jayson Bruner led the Flashes with a 265-234—499 series.

On the girls side, Willard came away with a 1,583-1,404 victory, led by Lillian Hellman’s games of 166-187 for a 353 series.

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