GIRLS BASKETBALL Gaudiose leads Poland
She went over the 1,000 point mark in the Bulldogs 82-38 rout of Struthers.
POLAND -- Poland senior Kristy Gaudiose passed the 1,000 career point mark as the Bulldogs clinched a share of the Metro Athletic Conference title with an 82-38 victory over visiting Struthers in girls basketball action Saturday.
Gaudiose entered the game with 998 points and passed the mark in the first quarter. The YSU recruit scored 24 of her 27 points in the first half as the Bulldogs (14-5, 8-2) took a 47-22 lead.
Taryn Carlson scored 15 points and Steffi Graf added 13 for Poland, which shares the league title with Salem.
Kristy Marapese scored eight points to lead Struthers (3-16, 1-9).
Warren Harding 83, Chaney 51
WARREN -- Sophomore guard Desirae Jenkins had a career-high 28 points as the Raiders out-shot Chaney.
Jenkins, daughter of Harding coach and former Warren Reserve standout Dave Jenkins, also had five rebounds and three assists.
Harding put the game away prior to halftime when it went on a 13-2 run to take a 45-23 lead.
Her game included a 12-point second quarter. Jenkins was 12 of 13 from the floor with most coming from breakaway layups.
Harding, which started the season, 0-10, has gone 4-5 since.
Sharina Freeman added 13 points while senior Tasha Davis grabbed 10 rebounds. Ciara Calloway, also a senior, had six rebounds and five assists for Harding which won the battle of the boards, 35-19.
Donielle Eldridge had 12 points and Jocelyn Parker 10 for Chaney (7-12) which was 24 of 48 at the foul line.
Also for the Cowgirls, Tamieka Thompson had six rebounds while Eldridge had three assists.
Springfield 58, Mineral Ridge 42
MINERAL RIDGE -- Talley Felger had 16 points, 25 rebounds and five steals as Springfield stayed in a first place tie with Lowellville for the Inter-County League title.
Lindsay Johnson added 14 points and Carried Davis had 10 for Springfield (12-6, 10-2), which outscored the Rams 16-7 in the third quarter to pull away.
The Tigers shot 25 of 72 (35 percent) from the field.
Dariana Casado scored 16 points to lead Mineral Ridge (8-10, 5-7).