July 1, 2016

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Girls basketball roundup: Balanced scoring boosts Grizzlies

TALLMADGE — Wadsworth’s girls basketball team had four players score in double figures as it defeated Tallmadge Wednesday 62-51 in Suburban League play.

The Grizzlies (7-2, 6-1) needed all of those scorers, as the defending league champs trailed the Blue Devils (3-5, 1-5) midway through the first half, but coach Andrew Booth’s squad responded with a 19-4 third quarter run to keep pace with Green atop the SL standings.

Senior Steph Hicks poured in a career-high 13 points, while teammates Rachel DeMita (12 points), Britt Busson (11) and Chrissy Pavlik (10 points, 4 assists) all had strong nights.

Wadsworth guard Lindsay Tenyak added seven points and a game-high seven rebounds.

Wadsworth’s junior varsity team improved to 9-0 with a win over Tallmadge.

In other games:

Green 68, Cloverleaf 50

WESTFIELD TWP. — The Colts (5-5, 3-4) were outscored 16-8 in the fourth quarter of this SL loss to the Bulldogs. The Cloverleaf backcourt duo of Brooke Anderson and Kayla Henry had 12 and nine points, respectively, in the loss. Forward Brittani Pekar added 10 points and ripped down six rebounds. Amanda Rose led league-leading Green (7-1, 6-1) with 27 points. Despite a 13-point effort from freshman Sarah Schleich, Cloverleaf’s junior varsity squad fell 47-32.

Lakewood 54, Medina 48

MEDINA — Emily Witsaman led the Bees (2-6, 0-4) in this tough Northeast Ohio Conference River Division contest with the Rangers (4-4, 2-2). The sophomore post netted 17 points, which included a 3-pointer. Paige Whitaker also contributed to the win with 12 points and two 3-point goals. Medina’s JV squad took home a victory over the Rangers 51-41. Sydney Thomas, Claire Beadle and Sarah McCormick chipped in 10 points apiece.

Columbia 75, Buckeye 52

COLUMBIA STATION — It was all Raiders (5-4, 3-3) in this Patriot Athletic Conference cross-divisional game. Shooting guard Jessie Hall had 11 points for the visiting Bucks (2-5, 2-3), while Erika Urbanic added eight points. Sylvia Stybor, playing her first full game since sustaining an offseason knee injury, had seven points, as did teammate Kara Joyce. Center Kelsey Knoll pulled down 11 boards in the loss. Buckeye’s JV team won its first game of the season with a 38-21 triumph. Trisha Widenmeyer and Andel Rogers both had eight points for the Bucks.