WL-S girls defeat Greeneview in 2 OTs


Staff report



JAMESTOWN – Lily Yoder had a team-high 16 points as WL-S beat Greeneview, 52-49, in 2 OTs in OHC girls basketball.

Greeneview led, 12-11, at the end of the first quarter and the score was tied, 19-19, at the half.

Regulation ended in a 42-42 tie, and it was 47-47 at the end of the first OT.

For the Tigers (14-1, 7-0), Gabby Hollar added 15 points and 5 assists and Taylor Lauck had 12 points and 9 rebounds.

Greeneview had 24 turnovers compared to 9 for WL-S.

The Rams won the jayvee game, 41-22. Hallie Strapp had 7 points for the Tigers.

Triad falls to Jets

SPRINGFIELD – Hayley Suchland scored 33 points as Northeastern defeated Triad, 59-49, in OHC girls basketball.

“I’m very proud of the team basketball we played,” said Triad Coach Jeff Merklin, “but this was one of those rare cases in a team sport like basketball where a player just simply willed her team to a win. We knew about Hayley coming into the game, and we played a physical diamond-and-one defense on her, with different players taking turns guarding her. But she has a warrior’s heart; she earned every one of her points, she got every loose ball that I remember, she rebounded and she played a physical game. She was simply not going to let her team lose that game, and that’s the kind of edge we’re trying to develop in our program.”

Despite the loss, Merklin was happy with the Cardinals’ performance.

“We have very good athletes, but we’re still learning the skills necessary to compete in the OHC. Tonight, though, we showed progress in a lot of areas.”

Merklin was especially happy with the play of junior point guard Alea Ferguson, who scored 18 points and played all but the final seconds of the game.

“Since the beginning of the season, we’ve been trying to get the girls to fast break more on offense. Alea really did a nice job on that aspect of the game; she passed the ball well down the court and played the point like it’s supposed to be played.”

Tori Thomas had 12 points for the Cardinals (3-11, 2-6) and Audrey Lightle had 8 rebounds and 6 points.

Triad won the jayvee game, 41-10. The Cardinals were led by Shelby Sheets, Kendell Hughes and Bailey Perry with 10 points each and Olivia Butz chipped in with 9 points and 6 rebounds. Sheets also had 7 steals.

JH basketball

The WL-S 7th grade girls defeated Southeastern, 55-20, to improve to 10-1. Aubrey Williams had 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals, Emily Hollar contributed 12 points and 6 steals, Mandilyn Weaver had 9 rebounds and Hallie Smith added 8 points for the Tigers.

The WL-S 8th grade girls are 11-1 after beating Southeastern, 51-13. Sophie Cole had 19 points and 6 steals, Selena Weaver had another double double of 10 points and 15 rebounds and Gracie Estes had 10 points for the Tigers.

The WL-S 8th grade boys defeated Southeastern, 39-15. The Tigers (7-3, 7-1) were led by Nick Burden with 11 points, Tanner LeVan with 10 and Lance Baldwin with 7.

Urbana’s 7th grade boys slipped to 3-8 overall after a 50-22 loss to Indian Valley.

Urbana’s 8th grade boys lost, 54-24, to drop to 1-10 overall.

Staff report