Duncan helps Eastlake North defeat Harding
EASTLAKE -- Melanie Duncan scored 12 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter, as Eastlake North High defeated Warren Harding's girls basketball team 58-53 on Saturday.
The score was tied at 38 after three quarters. Sharina Freeman scored 23 points and Leigh Carlson had 17 points for Warren Harding (5-12).
Akron Hoban 53, Mooney 42: AKRON -- The Knights (15-2) jumped in front 18-6 in the first quarter, but the Cardinals continued to pursue them the rest of the way.
DeAndria Bethune scored five of her 13 points in the first eight minutes for the Knights. Lori Patrone scored six of her 15 points in the second quarter as Mooney (9-7) cut it to 25-19 at the break.
Mooney pulled within four points (32-28) late in the third session and Karla Fedina hit two foul shots in the fourth to narrow the gap to 38-35.
Hoban had more rebounds, 27-25, led by Heather White with six. Fedina scored 10 points, while Aieshya Dixon had 10 rebounds for the Cardinals.
Canfield 73, Struthers 24: STRUTHERS -- Erin Martin scored 17 points and Jill Vertanen added 15 as Canfield took a 39-4 halftime lead to cruise past Struthers. Nicole Vlajkovich added 10 points for the Cardinals (13-5, 6-2 Metro Athletic Conference), who stayed tied with Howland atop the conference standings.
Sarah Sepesy scored eight points for Struthers (4-12, 1-6), which was outscored 22-0 in the first quarter.
Salem 55, Niles 48: SALEM -- Salem's Tiffanie Heestand scored a career-high 20 points as the Quakers beat Niles for the 17th straight time.
Lauren Teal had a double-double with 12 points and a career-high 11 rebounds for Salem (11-7, 5-3 Metro Athletic Conference), which is a game back in the MAC standings. Stacia Ray scored 26 to lead Niles (5-12, 1-7).
Pymatuning Valley 50, Painesville Harvey 32: PAINESVILLE -- Rosalyn Reynolds scored 14 points and Sarah Savel netted 10 as Pymatuning Valley (3-13) improved to 2-8 in the North East Conference.
Alissa Chatman scored 10 points for Harvey (2-15, 0-10).