Mooney nips Tigers; Irish, Fitch beaten

¯ CARDINAL MOONEY 50, HOWLAND 49: HOWLAND — The Cardinals fought off a second-half rush by Howland to get a one-point victory over the Tigers.

Howland outscored Mooney 31-24 in the second half to push back, but it wasn’t enough to take the lead.

Katie Hough led Mooney (6-4) with 24 points and Angelina Rotunno added 11.

The Tigers were led by Taylor Lawrence who had 13 points. Alyssa Pompelia paced Howland (1-2) with 11.

¯ KENNEDY CATHOLIC 63, URSULINE 53: HERMITAGE, Pa. — The Irish crossed state lines for a tough challenge, holding tough with the Eagles, but Urusline couldn’t seal the deal and fell to 4-4 Wednesday.

Alayna Smith Scored 21 points for the Fighting Irish and Anisah Moorman added 11.

Ursuline played Kennedy Catholic tough, but were outscored in each quarter, allowing them to pull away.

¯ HARDING 64, FITCH 29: AUSTINTOWN — The Raiders high-powered offense continued its success, taking down Fitch Wednesday in a league win.

Faith Burch led Harding with 20 points. Diamond Phillips scored 17 and Kamarah Bender added 16.

Zayda Creque led Fitch with 11 points.

¯ WEST BRANCH 50, NEW PHILADELPHIA 29: BELOIT — West Branch’s defense shut down New Philadelphia in a big win for the Warriors.

West Branch held the New Philadelphia offense to six points in the first half while scoring 29.

Anna Lippaitt led the team with 14 points and Sydney Mercer added 10. West Branch hit eight 3-pointers, while New Philadelphia had zero.

The Warriors move to 11-3 on the season.

¯ LEETONIA 38, SEBRING 33: SEBRING — The Trojans battled back from a 33-20 deficit heading into the final quarter, but Leetonia held on to win.

Ella Gregorino led the Bears, scoring 16 points.

Emma Whaley led Sebring with 21 points.

Leetonia outscored the Trojans 20-4 in the second quarter.

¯ EDISON 52, HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN 48: COLUMBIANA — The Lions rallied back in the fourth quarter but couldn’t close the gap in a loss to Edison Wednesday.

Madi Matthews led Heartland Christian with 27 points on the night, hitting two 3-pointers.

Heartland trailed 21-13 at halftime, but scored 35 points in the second half to make a push back.


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