Minster 51, Minerva 47
BERLIN — Delanie Wolf scored 18 points and Kayla Wuebker added 12 as Minster defeated Minerva to kick off the Classic in the Country at the Perry Reese Center. Minster, who sank 19 of 35 shots for 54 percent, led 30-20 at the half and took a 42-34 lead into the final frame. Two other Minster players, Tara Clune and Kayla Albers, each added eight. Chelsie Butler paced Minerva with 18 points and Taylor Maurer added 13.
Canton McKinley 52, Brookhaven 24
BERLIN — Marquia Tuner scored 11 points and Ameryst Alston and Gabby Kendall each added 10 as Canton McKinley rolled past Columbus Brookhaven. Essence Bates-Hatch, Jasmine Johnson and Travecia Franklin had six points each for Brookhaven.
Mount Notre Dame 68, Hoover 65
BERLIN — Kathryn Reynolds poured in 27 points and Gabby West scored 17 as Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame notched a win over North Canton Hoover. Kaylee Stroemple scored 17 points to lead Hoover, while Hannah Romano scored 13 and Erika Warren chipped in 10.
Northland 39, Lakota West 29
BERLIN — Symone Denham tallied 16 points and Tatiana Chapple added 10 to lead Columbus Northland to a 10-point win over West Chester Lakota West. Summer Reeves had nine points to lead Lakota West.
Toledo Start 60, Myrtle Beach 53
BERLIN — Azia Bishop tallied 18 points and Maleeka Kynard added 13 to lead Toledo Start over Myrtle Beach, S.C. Tanisha Brown paced Myrtle Beach with 16 points, while Khadjiah Sessions added 15 and Keyaurna Wilson contributed 10.
Twinsburg 60, duPont Manual 56
BERLIN — Malina Howard scored 19 points and Leah Fechko added 18 as Twinsburg topped duPont Manual. Mechael Guess had 14 points and LeAsia Wright added 13 for duPont Manual. Twinsburg held a 34-31 edge on the boards as Howard pulled down nine rebounds for the winners. Twinsburg helped itself to the victory by hitting 17 of 21 free throws.
Africentric 47, Hiland 36
BERLIN — Kiyanna Black pumped in 17 points, including three 3-point shots and Kalyn Daniel added 15 points to spark Africentric past Hiland. McKenzie Miller had a big day for Hiland, scoring 22 points and collecting 12 rebounds. Hiland got off to a slow start, falling behind 13-2 after one quarter. The Hawks also were hurt by 18 turnovers in the game.
Mount Notre Dame 50, Toledo Central Catholic 46
BERLIN — Mount Notre Dame’s Kathryn Reynolds buried 6 of 8 3-pointers on her way to a 23-point effort to lead her club to a 50-46 victory over Toledo Central Catholic at the Classic in the Country Challenge girls’ basketball tournament at the Perry Reese Center on Sunday. Gabby West added 13 points for Mount Notre Dame. Toledo Central Catholic was led in scoring by Jamie Sobczak, who poured in 17 points. Sydney Shaffer had 10 points in the losing effort. Toledo Central Catholic led 19-11 at the half before Mount Notre Dame stormed back over the final two frames to post the win.
Harvest Prep 65, Warren Howland 57
BERLIN — Harvest Prep got balanced scoring on the way to the win. Chelsea McKnight scored 18 points for Harvest Prep. She got plenty of help from Ayrealle Beavers (15 points), Jaren Francis (14) and Shicole Watts (11). Howland’s Taylor Williams scored 29 points to lead all scorers and Erika Nites chipped in 12. Harvest Prep outrebounded Howland 44-25. Watts had 14 rebounds for Harvest Prep and Williams collected 12 for Howland.
Wadsworth 52, Lakota West 42
BERLIN — Jessie Gearhart scored 14 points and Robyn Rotterschmidt added 13 to lead Wadsworth past Lakota West. Taylor Woods added 10 points for the winners. Summer Reeves had a game-high 25 points for Lakota West. Reeves hit 3 of 5 3-point shots and was 12 of 12 from the line as she displayed some hot shooting. Lakota West held the rebound edge 26-24. Lakota West held a 21-20 lead at half, but Wadsworth stormed back in the third quarter with a 21-8 blitz to take control of the game.
Lakota East 52, Hathaway Brown 37
BERLIN — Imani Outlaw scored 19 points, and Whitney Wyckoff added 14 as Lakota East used a strong second half to top Hathaway Brown. Lakota East trailed 25-22 at half, but outscored Hathaway Brown 30-12 over the final two frames to post the win. Vanessa Smith had 15 points to lead Hathaway Brown, and Nia Marshall added 14.
duPont Manual 61, Toledo Start 53
BERLIN — Toledo Start held a 25-19 lead at half, but duPont Manual rushed back in the second half to post the win. duPont Manual outscored Toledo Start, 42-28, over the final two frames. Mechael Guess and Destony Curry each scored 11 points to lead duPont Manual. Azia Bishop scored 21 points to lead Toledo Start, and Jaymie Jackson added 18.
Twinsburg 69, Myrtle Beach 42
BERLIN — Twinsburg was in control from the start of this one, outscoring Myrtle Beach 23-11 in the first quarter and taking a 37-19 lead to intermission. Malina Howard had a big night, pumping in 24 points and grabbing 12 rebounds for Twinsburg. Tanisha Brown scored 12 to lead Myrtle Beach.
Orrville 59, Fort Loramie 52
BERLIN — Orrville battled back from a 29-23 deficit at half to pull out a win against Fort Loramie. Hannah Plybon and Maggie Davault provided the offense for Orrville, hitting for 20 and 18 points, respectively. Fort Loramie’s Janel Olberding had a game-high 21 points, and Tessa Benanzer scored 11. Orrville held a 34-30 rebounding advantage as Davault ripped down nine boards. Brooke Turner had eight rebounds for Fort Laramie.
Newark 67, Kenton Ridge 49
BERLIN — Newark was all over Kenton Ridge from the start, building a 43-19 lead by half on the way to a win. Paige Cashin led four Newark players in double figures with 18 points. Maggie Mitchell was right behind with 17 points, Kayla Bear hit for 12 and Chelsea Steen added 10. Brooke Purvis scored 14 points to pace Kenton Ridge, while Mariah Harris added 12. Lindsey Fenwick reached double figures with 11 points.
Indian Hill 53, West Holmes 35
BERLIN — Sarah Arington and Kelsey Matthews each fired in 18 points to lift Indian Hill to a 53-35 win over West Holmes at the Classic in the Country Challenge girls basketball tournament at the Perry Reese Center on Monday. Nicole Bell added 15 points for the winners. West Holmes’ Lindsy Snyder scored 16 points to lead the Knights, and Laina Snyder just missed double figures with nine. West Holmes had a tough time finding the net, hitting just 14 of 40 shots from the floor.
Sycamore 60, Wadsworth 50 (OT)
BERLIN — Wadsworth rallied in the fourth quarter to knot the game, but Sycamore came on strong in the extra frame to pull out the victory. Ashley Schaefer and Alexis Newbolt each scored 13 points to lead Sycamore. Chloe Pavlech scored 12 points and Lauren Hancher added 10. Wadsworth was led by Taylor Woods’ 13 points. Sycamore made 18 of 21 free throws, which turned out to be a key to the win. Wadsworth made 22 of its 33 shots from the charity stripe.
Princeton 63, Midpark 48
BERLIN — Princeton’s Kesley Mitchell ripped the nylon for 32 points, including 5 of 9 3-pointers to lead her team past Midpark. Shakeira Lang added 12 for Princeton. Midpark got 15 points from Rachel Theriot, and Kaila Barber chipped in with 12. Midpark hit just one of 14 attempts from 3-point range. The game was knotted at 15 after the first quarter before Princeton outscored Midpark 24-13 in the second frame to take control of the game.
Fairborn 59, Hathaway Brown 49
BERLIN — Brooklyn Pumroy paced Fairborn with 22 points en route to a win over Hathaway Brown. Jaymee Veney added nine points for the winners. Tanisha Lawler led Hathaway Brown with 13 points and Vanessa Smith added 12.
Walsh Jesuit 35, Hiland 32
BERLIN — Maddie Sheppard scored 13 points to lead Walsh Jesuit to a three-point win over host Hiland in the final game of the Classic in the Country, Hiland led 10-9 after the opening frame and Walsh held a 22-20 lead at the half before taking a 28-25. Walsh made 15 of 36 action shots and 3 of 6 free throws. McKenzie Milled paced Hiland with nine points and Regina Hochstetler added seven. The Hawks were 10 of 35 from the floor and 9 of 16 from the line.