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Perkins overwhelms Western Reserve early

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Nov 24, 2019 at 12:24 PM

COLLINS — The Western Reserve girls basketball team had a tall order on Saturday in a non-league game against visiting Perkins.

The results played out that way, as the Roughriders fell behind 21-6 in the first quarter and never recovered in a 76-46 loss to the Pirates at Western Reserve High School.

The Pirates were led by senior guard Olivia Howard. The three-time Sandusky Bay Conference first-team selection, who averaged 17.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 3.8 steals a year ago, dropped in a game-high 32 points.

An NCAA Division III Baldwin-Wallace recruit in both basketball and track and field, Howard helped lead the Pirates to 18 wins last season and is also a state qualifier in track.

Avery Tubbs led Western Reserve (1-1) with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting, including 3-of-6 from the three-point line. She also had three steals. Gabrielle Duchette had 10 points, while McKenna Woodruff finished with seven points and 11 rebounds.

Ellie Blankenship grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds in the loss, while Ashlyn Barnhart added three steals. As a team, Western was 15-of-39 shooting with 40 rebounds, eight steals and eight assists.

It gets no easier for Western Reserve, which visits Div. III power Margaretta at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.



Sophia Matthews 0-1—1; Brenna Jenkins 1-0—2; Demi Aaron 1-0—2; Olivia Howard 11-7—32; Cameron Kaufman 6-0—12; Jordyn Martin 1-0—2; Abriye Skelton 4-0—8; Chaileen Chambers 0-2—2; Avery Bing 1-0—3; Kelley Baker 6-0—12. TOTALS 31-10—76.


Isabelle Duchette 1-2—4; Lillian White 1-1—4; Avery Tubbs 6-0—15; Gabrielle Duchette 3-3—10; McKenna Woodruff 2-3—7; Sydney Ommert 0-1—1; Ashlyn Barnhart 0-1—1; Ellie Blankenship 2-0—4. TOTALS 15-11—46.

Perkins      21 16 14 25 — 76

W. Reserve 6 12 13 15 — 46

3-point FGs: (P) Howard 3, Bing; (WR) Tubbs 3, White, G. Duchette

Edison 42, New London 19

NEW LONDON — Leading 15-12 at halftime, the visiting Chargers outscored the host Wildcats by a 12-0 margin in the third quarter, and 27-7 in the second half of Saturday’s season-opening win.

Aliyah Caporini scored more than half her team’s points, as the guard dropped in 24 for Edison (1-0). Lindsay Roberts added seven points for the Chargers.

Three players scored for New London (0-1), as Kiaya Thierry scored 10, followed by Marisa Molnar with six and Lexi Duggar with three.


EDISON (1-0)

Aliyah Caporini 7-10—24; Lindsay Sneider 1-0—2; Lindsay Roberts 3-1—7; Olivia Vitaz 1-0—2; Jayla Medina 1-0—2; Lydia Woodyard 0-1—1; Deana Blatnik 2-0—4. TOTALS 15-12—42.


Lexi Duggar 1-1—3; Kiaya Thierry 3-1—10; Marisa Molnar 0-6—6. TOTALS 4-8—19.

Edison      7 8 12 15 — 42

N. London 4 8  0  7 — 19

3-point FGs: (NL) Thierry 3

JV: Edison, 45-16


Colonel Crawford 50, Plymouth 21

NORTH ROBINSON — The Big Red fell to 0-2 with Saturday’s non-league loss to the host Eagles.

Erin Stevens led Plymouth with eight points and three rebounds, while Makenzie Back added five points and six rebounds.

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