Hopewell-Loudon’s MaKayla Elmore (3) reaches across Arlington’s Hannah Willow (10) as they both try to get control of a loose ball during Thursday’s Blanchard Valley Conference girls basketball game at Arlington. (Photo by Kent Tarbox)

State-ranked Liberty-Benton bounced back from its first loss of the season in a big way by upending Leipsic 83-26 to cap its third straight unblemished run through the Blanchard Valley Conference and clinch its third straight league title on Thursday.

The Eagles (21-1, 11-0 BVC), ranked No. 2 in Division II, fell 54-53 to Ottoville on Tuesday. They got off to a 21-10 lead after one quarter and blitzed the Vikings 23-0 in the second quarter.

L-B’s Savanah Richards scored a game-high 24 points with six assists and six steals. Caitlin Elseser added 16 points and six rebounds.

Claire Rigel had 16 points to lead Leipsic (14-8, 8-3).

LEIPSIC (14-8, 8-3 BVC)

Henry 2-2–7, Scheckelhoff 1-1–3, Rigel 7-2–16. TOTALS: 10-28 5-10–26.

LIBERTY-BENTON (21-1, 11-0 BVC)

Shardo 4-0–12, Kin 2-1–6, Ward 1-0–3, Richard 9-5–24, Elseser 8-0–16, Rhodes 5-0–14, Reynolds 1-0–3, Peplinski 1-0–2, Shepherd 0-1–1, Deeter 1-0–2. TOTALS: 32-55 7-10–83.

Leipsic 10 0 5 5 — 26

Liberty-Benton 21 23 34 11 — 83

3-Point GOALS: Leipsic 1-5 (Henry); Liberty-Benton 12-22 (Shardo & Rhodes 4, Kin, Ward, Richards & Reynolds).

rebounds: Leipsic 10; Liberty-Benton 24 (Elseser 6).

turnovers: Leipsic 32, Liberty-Benton 8.

junior varsity: Liberty-Benton, 45-8.

ARLINGTON 60

HOPEWELL-LOUDON 42

ARLINGTON — Arlington had three players score in double figures and combine to shoot 68 percent from floor as the Red Devils trounced Hopewell-Loudon 60-42 in Thursday’s Blanchard Valley Conference game.

Jenna Pepple paced Arlington (17-4, 10-1 BVC) with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Sarah Solt (13 points) and Hannah Willow (10) each shot 5 of 7 from the floor.

Mackenzie Coleman’s 20 points led the Chieftains (17-5, 7-4). MaKayla Elmore scored six with eight rebounds.

Hopewell-Loudon (17-5, 7-4 BVC)

Coleman 7-6–20, Zender 2-3–8, Elmore 1-4–6, Beidelschies 1-2–4, Kreais 1-0–2, Fox 0-2–2. TOTALS: 12-37 17-22–42.

Arlington (17-4, 10-1 BVC)

Pepple 7-0–16, Solt 5-1–13, Willow 5-0–10, Smith 3-3–9, Sheets 2-0–5, Crawford 2-0–4, Dodds 1-0–3. TOTALS: 25-42 4-7–60.

Hopewell-Loudon 13 12 9 8 — 42

Arlington 15 18 16 11 — 60

3-Point GOALS: Hopewell-Loudon 1-9 (Zender); Arlington 6-11 (Pepple & Solt 2, Sheets & Dodds).

rebounds: Hopewell-Loudon 24 (Elmore 8); Arlington 15 (Smith 4).

turnovers: Hopewell-Loudon 9, Arlington 4.

McCOMB 37

ARCADIA 31

ARCADIA — Malorie Schroeder’s game-high 15 points led McComb to a 37-31 win over Arcadia in Thursday’s Blanchard Valley Conference finale.

Schroeder added eight rebounds, while Alyssa Herr also approached double-double territory with nine points and a game-high 11 rebounds for the Panthers (16-6, 6-5 BVC).

Arcadia’s night started a bit differently. Following McComb winning the opening tip and scoring, a designed play was initiated for the Redskins.

Reagan Pratt took the inbounds pass and tossed it to her sister Kennedy Pratt — who suffered a season-ending injury earlier in the season — under the basket for her final two prep points in front of a home crowd. Kennedy, who has more than 1,000 career points, is committed to Hillsdale.

Samantha Pratt led Arcadia (17-5, 7-4) with seven points and Reagan Pratt scored six with three assists.

McComb (16-6, 6-5 BVC)

M. Schroeder 6-1–15, Herr 4-1–9, Miehls 2-1–6, H. Schroeder 0-4–4, Grubb 1-0–3. TOTALS: 13-46 7-10 — 37.

Arcadia (17-5, 7-4 BVC)

S. Pratt 2-1–7, R. Pratt 2-2–6, Ward 2-0–4, S. Burnett 2-0–4, Cramer 1-0–3, D. Burnett 1-1–3, Peters 1-0–2, K. Pratt 1-0–2. TOTALS: 13-56 3-6 — 31.

McComb 12 9 11 5 — 37

Arcadia 8 7 1 15 — 31

3-Point GOALS: McComb 4-17 (M. Schroeder 2, Miehls & Grubb 1); Arcadia 2-24 (S. Pratt & Cramer 1).

rebounds: McComb 35 (Herr 11); Arcadia 27 (Watkins & Mock 6).

turnovers: McComb 13, Arcadia 8.

junior varsity: Arcadia, 29-11.

CORY-RAWSON 55

PANDORA-GILBOA 43

RAWSON — Zoe Chisholm led a trio of double-figure scorers for Cory-Rawson as it claimed its first Blanchard Valley Conference win of the season with a 55-43 win over Pandora-Gilboa.

Chisholm popped in a game-high 18 with seven rebounds for the Hornets, who improved to 5-17 overall and 1-10 in the BVC. Ayanna Vekaryasz and Sami Roth added 10 points apiece.

Lacie Fenstermaker’s 14 points and 10 rebounds led the Rockets (3-17, 0-11), while Regan Russell buried nine free throws and scored 13 points.

Pandora-Gilboa (3-17, 0-11 BVC)

Fenstermaker 5-2–14, Russell 2-9–13, Augsburger 2-0–6, Luttfring 2-1–6, Neuenschwander 0-2–2, Dysert 1-0–2. TOTALS: 12 14-17 — 43.

Cory-Rawson (5-17, 1-10 BVC)

Chisholm 8-1–18, Vekaryasz 4-2–10, Roth 3-3–10, Cascaden 3-3–9, Roebke 2-0–4, Woodruff 2-0–4. TOTALS: 22 9-13 — 55.

Pandora-Gilboa 7 10 8 18 — 43

Cory-Rawson 15 9 7 24 — 55

3-Point GOALS: Pandora-Gilboa 5 (Augsburger & Fenstermaker 2, Luttfring); Cory-Rawson 2 (Roth & Chisholm).

rebounds: Pandora-Gilboa 27 (Fenstermaker 10); Cory-Rawson 19 (Chisholm 7).

turnovers: Pandora-Gilboa 20, Cory-Rawson 15.

NORTH BALTIMORE 48

VANLUE 42

NORTH BALTIMORE — Alivia Light led North Baltimore in four categories and Vanlue missed 18 free throws as the Tigers claimed a 48-42 Blanchard Valley Conference win on Thursday.

Light notched a 24-point, 10-rebound double-double and also led the Tigers (13-8, 7-4 BVC) with six assists and six steals. Mia McCartney added seven points and Grace Hagemyer snagged seven boards.

Emma Franks paced the Wildcats (9-12, 4-8) with 15 points. Emma Biller scored 12.

Vanlue (9-12, 4-8 BVC)

Franks 4-7–15, Biller 4-4–12, Snook 3-1–7, Smith 2-0–6, King 1-0–2. TOTALS: 14-39 12-30 — 42.

North Baltimore (13-8, 7-4 BVC)

Light 9-3–24, McCartney 2-2–7, Lee 1-1–4, Hagemyer 1-2–4, Kepling 1-0–3, Baker 1-0–2, Watson 0-2–2, Thompson 1-0–2. TOTALS: 16-50 10-17 — 48.

Vanlue 5 10 15 12 — 42

North Baltimore 14 16 6 12 — 48

3-Point GOALS: Vanlue 2-3 (Smith 2); North Baltimore 6-23 (Light 3, Lee, Kepling & McCartney 1).

rebounds: Vanlue 33; North Baltimore 32 (Light 10).

turnovers: Vanlue 19, North Baltimore 17.

VAN BUREN 60

RIVERDALE 28

VAN BUREN — Mady Parker was one of three Van Buren players to score at least 10 points and helped lead the Black Knights to a 60-28 drubbing of Riverdale in Thursday’s Blanchard Valley Conference game.

Parker also led the Knights (8-14, 4-7 BVC) with four steals, while Agnes Durliat scored 11 and Audrey Nessler chipped in 10. Mackenzie Saltzman led all players with nine rebounds.

Brooke Kuenzli and Alex Rothlisberger scored six points apiece to lead the Falcons (7-15, 2-9), who made just four field goals.

Riverdale (7-15, 2-9 BVC)

Kuenzli 0-6–6, Rothlisberger 2-1–6, Rodriguez 0-5–5, Searfoss 1-0–3, Vent 0-3–3, Vanden Bosch 0-3–3, Ashburn 1-0–2. TOTALS: 4 18 — 28.

Van BUren (8-14, 4-7 BVC)

Parker 5-2–12, Durliat 5-1–11, Nessler 5-0–10, Tabler 1-4–6, J. Rinehart 2-1–6, A. Rinehart 3-0–6, Reineke 2-1–5, Horne 1-0–2, Saltzman 1-0–2. TOTALS: 25-47 9-13 — 60.

Riverdale 5 13 6 4 — 28

Van Buren 10 18 20 12 — 60

3-Point GOALS: Riverdale 2 (Searfoss & Rothlisberger 1); Van Buren 1-4 (Rinehart 1).

rebounds: Riverdale 14; Van Buren 29 (Saltzman 9).

turnovers: Riverdale 20, Van Buren 19.

junior varsity: Van Buren, 22-17.

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