GIRLS BASKETBALL Ursuline improves to 3-0 in SVC
The Fighting Irish have a three-game lead in the conference.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Ursuline High reached the halfway point of the Steel Valley Conference in first place.
The Fighting Irish (7-2, 3-0 SVC) pulled away in the second half of their game against Warren Kennedy Thursday night, defeating the Eagles 54-25.
Tyra Grant scored 21 points to lead Ursuline, which has a three-game lead on the rest of the conference. Grant also had 10 rebounds, while Vannessa Dickson added 19 points for the Fighting Irish.
Aarika Knapp scored 12 points to lead the Eagles (5-6, 1-2), who trailed only 17-9 at halftime. Samantha Brys had eight rebounds for JFK.
Ursuline outscored the Eagles 20-10 in the third period and 17-6 in the final quarter.
Warren Harding 60, Mooney 55
WARREN -- Warren Harding trailed 40-38 entering the fourth quarter, but closed on a 22-15 run.
Desirae Jenkins scored 30 points for the Raiders (4-6, 1-2 SVC). Janine McDonald added 14 points, eight rebounds and five steals.
Mooney (5-4, 1-2) was led by Amber Bodrick, who poured in 26 points, and Gina Brunetti, who scored 10.
Boardman 55, Massillon Perry 41
BOARDMAN -- Colleen Mallis scored 20 points to lead Boardman, which steadily pulled away in the Federal League game.
Jessica Moore added 13 points for the Spartans (8-1, 4-0 FL), who led 28-20 at halftime.
Anne Radulic made four 3-pointers and led Perry (2-10, 1-4) with 16 points.
Youngstown Christian 58,Campbell Memorial 28
YOUNGSTOWN -- Kandace Turner scored 12 points and Kara Cooper added 11 for Youngstown Christian.
Danielle Pecchia added eight points and a team-best seven rebounds for the Eagles (4-6), while Beverly Young had nine points and five assists. Cooper had four assists.
Campbell (2-8) was led by Sophia Brown, who finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Samantha Jackson had five steals to lead the Red Devils, who committed 39 turnovers to Youngstown Christian's 28.
Springfield 60, McDonald 56
MCDONALD -- Lindsay Johnson scored 22 points as Springfield handed McDonald its first Inter-County League loss.
Johnson also had seven rebounds for the Tigers (7-3, 4-1 ICL). Angelina Fiumara and Christy Warren added 13 points each. Joanne Dick finished with eight rebounds and Warren had three assists.
McDonald (7-4, 3-1) was led by Ashleigh Tondo with 21 points, four assists and two steals, and Amy Dolsak, with 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
Western Reserve 47, Jackson-Milton 35
BERLIN CENTER -- Do details were provided for this game.