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Big Red girls fend off late Claymont charge

TAKING THE SHOT — Big Red’s Aniyah Warner attempts a shot over Claymont’s Makayla Frink during the second half of Monday’s game inside the Crimson Center. -- Andrew Grimm

STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red girls basketball team opened a lead of as many as nine points in the second half Monday evening, then fended off a late charge by Claymont to take a 35-33 win inside the Crimson Center.

Madalyn Criss led coach Angi Forte’s team with a game-high 18 points, while Sabria Jones added six points and Aniyah Warner four.

Criss connected on four shots from beyond the arc — two in each half — including two in the third quarter that pushed the lead to nine points.

Big Red trailed by two at halftime, but outscored the Mustangs 16-7 in the third to take a seven points advantage to the fourth quarter and did not surrender it.

Steubenville’s next game is scheduled Saturday at Wheeling Park.

Steubenville 35, Claymont 33

Claymont 7-12-7-7 – 33

Steubenville 7-10-16-2 – 35

CLAYMONT: Eddlemen 4 3-7 11; Frink 1 0-0 2; Woodward 1 2-2 4; Miles 3 0-0 6; Grant 4 2-5 10. TOTALS: 13 7-14 33.

STEUBENVILLE: Warner 2 0-2 4; Matyas 1 0-0 2; Criss 6 2-4 18; Cucarese 0 0-0 0; Jones 3 0-0 6; Matteson 1 0-0 3; Cooper 1 0-2 2. TOTALS: 14 2-8 35.

3-POINT GOALS: Claymont 0; Steubenville 5 (Criss 4, Matteson).

Toronto girls get first win

LISBON — The Toronto girls basketball team got its first win of the season Monday, topping Lisbon on the road, 44-37.

Jenna Anderson led the Red Knights with 12 points, while Ashton Thomas added nine points, Abby Liddick and Maryn Donnelly each netted eight points and Andrea Reeves added seven tallies.

The Red Knights held a narrow 26-25 lead at the break, then out-scored the Blue Devils 18-12 in the second half to take the win.

Toronto’s next game is scheduled to be at home Thursday against Catholic Central.

Toronto 44, Lisbon 37

Toronto 14-12-8-10 – 44

Lisbon 11-14-9-3 – 37

TORONTO: Liddick 3 2-4 8; Donnelley 2 3-4 8; Reeves 1 4-8 7; Anderson 5 2-3 12; Thomas 4 1-2 9. TOTALS: 15 12-21 44.

LISBON: Ketchum 3 0-0 6; Haifley 2 0-0 5; Stacy 1 0-0 2; Freeland 4 4-4 14; Lively 2 0-1 4; Henthorne 2 1-1 6. TOTALS: 14 5-6 37.

3-POINT GOALS: Toronto 2 (Donnelly, Reeves); Lisbon 4 (Freeland 2, Haifley, Henthorne).

Harrison Central tops

rival Buckeye Local

CONNORVILLE — Harrison Central bounced back from its first setback to take down Buckeye Local, 48-35.

Senior standout McKayla Dunkle led the Huskies with 24 points and 14 rebounds. Junior Maddy Butler added 14 points and six assists.

The Panthers (0-2) were led by Emily Valuska, Pam Kandrach and Adrianna Blazeski. The trio evenly divided 24 points.

Harrison Central 48, Buckeye Local 35

HARRISON CENTRAL: Dunkle 10, 4-8 24; Fischer 2, 0-0 4; Banal 0, 0-0 0; Butler 7, 0-5 14; Ferri 2, 0-0 4; Lewis 0, 0-0 0; Harold 0, 0-0 0; Ledger 1, 0-2 2; Totals: 22, 4-15 48.

BUCKEYE LOCAL: McKeever 1, 2-5 4; George 0, 0-0 0; Blazeski 3, 0-2 8; Glover 0, 1-3 1; Kandrach 3, 1-3 8; Kinyo 0, 0-0 0; Long 2, 1-2 6; Valuska 3, 1-2 8; Pelkey 0, 0-0 0; Totals: 12, 6-17 35.

3-point goals: HC — None. BL — Valuska, Long, Kandrach, Blazeski (2).

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