MCCOMB — Fort Jennings battled with McComb Thursday night in girls non-league hardwood action at McComb but couldn’t quite match up with the Lady Panthers over four quarters, falling 69-56.
Five Panthers (8-1) hit double digits: Brianna Herr with 16, Emily Clymer 15 and 12 each by Brenna Dee (game-high 7 assists), Jenna Huffman and Kristen Buck. They shot 24-of-40 from the floor (2-of-4 treys) and 11-of-16 at the line. They added 16 turnovers.
The Lady Musketeers (4-6) were led by a trio: senior Macy Schroeder’s 17 (4 treys), 11 by junior Cassie Lindeman and 10 by senior Gabbi German. They canned 21-of-61 shots (6-of-17 long range) and 8-of-12 singles.
The Musketeers host St. John’s 12:30 p.m. Jan. 5.
FORT JENNINGS (56)
Macy Schroeder 1-4-3-17, Hannah Clay 1-0-0-2, Ashley Gable 0-1-0-3, Cassie Lindeman 3-1-2-11, Gabbi German 4-0-2-10, Erin Osting 1-0-0-2, Gabby Clippinger 1-0-0-2, Emily Kehres 4-0-1-9. Totals 15-6-8/12-56.
Ceelie Reed 1-0-0-2, Brianna Herr 6-0-4-16, Brenna Dee 4-1-1-12, Jenna Huffman 5-0-2-12, Emily Clymer 7-0-1-15, Kristen Buck 3-1-3-12. Totals 22-2-11/16-69.
Score by Quarters:
Ft. Jennings 18 17 9 12 - 56
McComb 19 20 12 18 - 69
JV score: 31-23 (Fort Jennings).
Elida girls beaten
at Mauk Tourney
ELIDA — Sylvania Southview proved to be rude hosts as they dispatched host Elida 74-49 in the nightcap of the Vicki Mauk Holiday Invitation al inside the Elida Fieldhouse Thursday night.
The victors will take on Minster, a 57-56 conqueror of Lima Senior, at 2 p.m. today.
Natalie Harlan and Sarah Khepzig led Southview (7-2) with 14 each and Lauren Huntsman and Taryn Stanley added 13 each.
Kylie Downton and O’sha Owens topped the Lady Bulldogs (6-3) with 14 each.
The ’Dawgs and Lady Spartans take on each other at 12:30 p.m. today.
Lady Knights shuffle Aces
By NICK JOHNSON
HICKSVILLE - The Crestview Lady Knight basketball team traveled up highway 49 to Hicksville Thursday night to take on the Lady Aces.
The Lady Knights cruised to a dominant 64-15 victory over the Lady Aces.
Crestview started the first quarter with a huge 23-0 run to open the game. The Lady Knights got 11 points from Lindsey Motycka and seven from Emily Bauer in the first quarter. Mackenzie Riggenbach added two points from the charity stripe and Terra Crowle buried a 3-pointer in the first.
Hicksville got on the board with a layup from McKenzie Gonwick to put the first quarter score at 23-2, Crestview.
The Lady Aces opened the second quarter with a basket from Rachel Schroeder but the Lady Knights countered with six points from Kirstin Hicks and two from Kennis Mercer.
Hicksville got another layup from Gonwick to put the score at 33-7 to end the first half.
The Lady Knights continued to build their lead in the third, as Mercer score six points and Crowle added four points in the stanza to push the lead to 54-8 Crestview. Mariah Henry added a basket for her only two points of the night and Bauer added four more points to her team-high 13 points.
The Lady Aces had by far their best quarter in the fourth: Gonwick got three points, Schroeder got two and Abby Shock added two points to give them seven points - nearly matching their total for the previous three quarters.
The Lady Knights countered with four points from Hicks and four more from Megan Hartman to make the final score 64-15.
The Lady Knight defense did a terrific job of holding down the Lady Ace offense, allowing them only to shoot 17 percent from the field. On the flip side, Crestview shot 43 percent from the field and went 13-17 from the foul line.
Hickville’s leading score was Gonwick with seven points and Scroeder added five points.
The Lady Knights had two girls tied for the lead in scoring for the game with Bauer and Motycka each scoring 13 points. Hicks contributed 10 points and Crowle and Mercer added seven and eight, respectively.
“We are just looking to play consistently and looking to play to the level that we know we can play at. I thought the first half, defensively, we played well for most of the half. I don’t think we shot the ball that great, I thought we had us down for 40 percent from the field. We talked about even when the score is lopsided, to play a consistent basketball and play our game,” said Crestview coach Greg Rickard.
“You don’t want to run up the score on anybody - no one wants to do that,” continued Rickard. “We took off the press after the first quarter. But when we are in the half-court game, we are just going to play good half-court defense and run our offense. I thought that first half our passing was a little sloppy and we were throwing the ball at people’s feet.”
With the victory on Thursday night, the Lady Knights run their record to 9-1. The Lady Aces, who are going through a tough season, are still winless on the year with an 0-10 record.
Crestview (FG, FT, 3pt)
Terra Crowle 1-4 2-2 1-2 7, Kennis Mercer 4-6 0-0 0-1 8, Claire Zaleski 0-2 0-0 0-0 0, Mackenzie Riggenbach 0-3 5-6 0-0 5, Mariah Henry 1-5 0-0 0-0 2, Emily Bauer 6-10 1-1 0-0 13, Lindsey Motycka 6-13 1-3 0-0 13, Megan Hartman 2-3 0-0 0-0 4, Brady Quest 0-1 2-2 0-0 2, Kirsten Hicks 4-8 2-3 0-0 10 Totals: 24-55, 13-17, 1-3, 64.
Hicksville (FG, FT, 3pt)
Alexa Monroe 0-3 1-2 0-0 1, Jamie Hablawetz 0-3 0-0 0-3 0, Sam Sell 0-3 0-0 0-0 0, McKenzie Gonwick 2-7 3-7 0-0 7, Rachel Schroeder 2-8 1-20-1 5, Abby Shock 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 Total: 5-25, 5-11, 0-4, 15.