BVC Girls Basketball: L-B Eagles blow past Van Buren

Savanah Richards and Caitlin Elseser each scored 16 points Thursday as state-ranked Liberty-Benton blew out Van Buren 76-17 in a Blanchard Valley Conference girls game.
Elseser completed a double-double with 10 rebounds. Ten Eagles scored, with Schy Shepherd scoring 13 points with six steals. Richards added seven assists as L-B, ranked eighth in the Associated Press Division III poll, improved to 11-1, 6-0 BVC.
Zoe Horne led Van Buren (6-8, 2-5 BVC) with seven points. The Black Knights had 42 turnovers.

VaN Buren (6-8, 2-5 BVC)
Reineke 1-0–2, Reinhart 1-0–2, Horne 3-0–7, Leeper 1-1–3, Recker 0-3–3. TOTALS: 6-30 4-6–17.
Liberty-Benton (11-1, 6-0 BVC)
Shardo 3-1–8, Aschemeier 1-0–2, Hatch 1-0–3, Richards 5-4–16, Elseser 7-2–16, Reynolds 2-0–6, Lenhart 1-2–4, Durliat 0-2–2, Peplinksi 3-0–6, Shepherd 3-6–13. TOTALS: 26-64 17-19–76.
Van Buren 1 5 4 7 — 17
Liberty-Benton 24 18 16 18 — 76
3-Point GOALS: Van Buren 1-7 (Horne); Liberty-Benton 7-27 (Reynolds & Richards 2, Shardo, Hatch, Shepherd).
rebounds: Van Buren 16, Liberty-Benton 28 (Elseser 10).
turnovers: Van Buren 42, Liberty-Benton 7.
junior varsity: Liberty-Benton, 50-19.

MCCOMB 44
PANDORA-GILBOA 23
PANDORA — Kadalena Duran scored 12 points to lead three McComb players in double figures Thursday as the Panthers defeated Pandora-Gilboa 44-23 in a Blanchard Valley Conference girls basketball game.
Alyssa Herr and Malorie Schroeder each scored 10 points for McComb (4-7, 2-4 BVC). Lauren Grubb scored six points and Duran grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.
Kayla Ferguson had a game-high 15 points for Pandora-McComb (2-8, 0-6 BVC). Paige Fenstermaker had five rebounds and five steals.

McComb (4-7, 2-4 BVC)
Grubb 2-1–6, H. Schroeder 1-0–3, Herr 4-2–10, Duran 5-0–12, Miehls 1-0–3, M. Schroeder 4-0–10. TOTALS: 17-52 3-7–44.
Pandora-Gilboa (2-8, 0-6 BVC)
Ferguson 5-5–10, Augsburger 0-1–1, Fenstermaker 1-0–3, Luttfring 1-0–2, Neuenschwander 1-0–2. TOTALS: 8-35 6-9–23.
McComb 10 14 8 12 — 44
Pandora-Gilboa 7 1 8 7 — 23
3-Point GOALS: McComb 7-16 (Duran & M. Schroeder 2, Grubb, H. Schroeder, Miehls); Pandora-Gilboa 1-7 (Fenstermaker).
rebounds: McComb 26 (Duran 9); Pandora-Gilboa 13 (Fenstermaker 5).
turnovers: McComb 12, Pandora-Gilboa 18.
junior varsity: Pandora-Gilboa, 6-3.

ARCADIA 48
VANLUE 37
VANLUE — Kennedy Pratt posted a double-double and Samantha Watkins chipped in double-figures as Arcadia topped Vanlue 48-37 in Thursday’s Blanchard Valley Conference game.
Pratt popped in 14 points with a game-high 12 rebounds for the Redskins (10-2, 5-1 BVC) and Watkins scored 13 with three assists and four steals.
Amanda Clymer matched Pratt’s 14 points for the Wildcats (8-7, 2-5) and added a team-high eight rebounds. Emma Biller chipped in nine points.
Arcadia (10-2, 5-1 BVC)
K. Pratt 6-2–14, Watkins 5-2–13, Burnett 4-0–8, Saltzman 3-1–7, Ward 1-1–3, R. Pratt 0-2–2, Cramer 0-1–1. TOTALS: 19-56 9-14–48.
Vanlue (8-7, 2-5 BVC)
Clymer 6-2–14, Biller 4-1–9, Snook 3-2–8, Smith 2-0–6. TOTALS: 15-42 5-11–37.
Arcadia 11 10 16 11 — 48
Vanlue 8 7 7 15 — 37
3-Point GOALS: Arcadia 1-11 (Watkins); Vanlue 2-10 (Smith 2).
junior varsity: Arcadia, 30-7.

HOPEWELL-LOUDON 70
CORY-RAWSON 15
BASCOM — MaKayla Elmore poured in 25 points and snagged 14 rebounds to help Hopewell-Loudon cruise to a 70-15 Blanchard Valley Conference win against visiting Cory-Rawson.
Hailey Coppus had 11 points and swiped six steals for the Chieftains, who, at 8-3 and 4-1 in the BVC, entered the game in a three-way tie with Arcadia and Leipsic for second place in the conference, one game behind Liberty-Benton. The top of the league stands pat as all three of those teams won again Thursday.
Zoe Chisolm’s eight points and seven rebounds led the way for Cory-Rawson (4-8, 2-3).

CORY-RAWSON (4-8, 2-3 BVC)
Chisolm 3-1–8, Vekaryasz 1-1–3, Roth 0-2–2, Curth 0-1–1, Garmatter 0-1–1. TOTALS: 4-39 6-13–15.
HOPEWELL-LOUDON (8-3, 4-1 BVC)
Elmore 10-3–25, Coppus 5-0–11, Burns 3-3–9, Krupp 3-2–9, Pace 3-1–7, Siebenaller 2-1–5, Jameson 0-2–2, Zender 1-0–2. TOTALS: 27-77 12-20–70.
3-Point GOALS: Cory-Rawson 1-4 (Chisolm); Hopewell-Loudon 4-14 (Elmore 2, Coppus & Krupp).
rebounds: Cory-Rawson Cory-Rawson 30 (Chisolm & Roth 7); Hopewell-Loudon 42 (Elmore 14).
turnovers: Cory-Rawson 17, Hopewell-Loudon 11.

RIVERDALE 71
NORTH BALTIMORE 61
NORTH BALTIMORE — Riverdale and North Baltimore went toe-to-toe in a Blanchard Valley Conference slugfest Thursday, with the top two scorers from each team combining for 46 points, but it was the Falcons who emerged with a win, outlasting the Tigers 71-61.
Reygan Frey had 25 points and Lexie Wright added 21 points and 17 rebounds to pace Riverdale (8-6, 4-2 BVC). Brooke Kuenzli finished with 13 points and handed out seven assists for the Falcons.
Alivia Light hit four 3-pointers and totaled a game-high 32 points and Katelyn Weinandy added 14 for North Baltimore (7-6, 2-4).

RIVERDALE (8-6, 4-2 BVC)
Kuenzli 5-1–13, Wright 8-5–21, Rodriguez 2-2–7, Frey 5-12–25, VandenBosch 2-1–5. TOTALS: 22-62 21-29 — 71.
NORTH BALTIMORE (7-6, 2-4 BVC)
Light 10-8–32, Lee 2-0–6, McCartney 1-2–2, Weinandy 6-0–14, Watson 1-0–2, Long 1-0–2, Thompson 1-1–3. TOTALS: 22-67 9-14 — 61.
Riverdale 17 12 24 18 — 71
North Baltimore 10 10 16 25 — 61
3-Point GOALS: Riverdale 6-18 (Frey 3, Kuenzli 2, Rodriguez); North Baltimore 8-29 (Light 4, Lee 2, Weinandy 2).
rebounds: Riverdale 47 (Wright 17); North Baltimore 37.
turnovers: Riverdale 14, North Baltimore 9.
junior varsity: North Baltimore, 26-21.



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