By KEVIN LYNCH
Daily Record Sports Writer
BERLIN — All the games on the final day of Classic in the Country VIII turned out to be one-sided affairs determined by double digits, even the lone overtime game of the 20 played at this year’s event.
Newark 67, Kenton Ridge 49
The dynamic duo of Paige Cashin and Maggie Mitchell were too much firepower for Kenton Ridge to contain. The 6-foot-4 Cashin scored 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the floor, and Mitchell knocked down a pair of 3-pointers en route to 17 markers to lead the Wildcats past the Cougars.
Two other Newark players scored in double figures as the Wildcats cruised to the one-sided win. Kayla Bear scored 12 and Chelsea Steen chipped in 10. Newark took control of the contest early on, jumping out to a 45-19 lead by intermission.
Kenton Ridge had three players score in double figures, led by Brooke Purvis’ 14. Mariah Harris added 12 and Lindsey Fenwick tossed in 11.
Sycamore 60, Wadsworth 50 OT
This tug-of-war went back and forth for 32 minutes and nothing was decided until the extra session, when the Aviators took off on an 8-0 run that propelled them to victory.
The game was tied at 7-all after the first quarter and Sycamore led 19-17 at intermission.
The Aviators had five players in double figures. Alexis Newbolt and Ashley Schaefer led the way with 13 apiece. Newbolt made 9-of-11 free throws. Chloe Pavlech had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Lauren Hancher and Kari Kiehst each added 10 points for the winners.
Taylor Woods paced the Wadsworth attack with 13 points. Jessie Gearhart finished with nine points.
Wadsworth dipped to 9-3 with the loss, while Sycamore improved to 11-3.
Princeton 63, Midpark 48
Vikings freshman Kelsey Mitchell came up a point shy of the Classic in the Country record single-game scoring record when she poured in 32 points to lead Princeton past the Meteors.
Utilizing her blazing speed, Mitchell poured in 24 in the first half, including four of her five 3-pointers, as Princeton opened up a 39-28 lead at the break.
Shakeira Lang added a dozen for the 13-0 Vikings.
Rachel Theriot scored 15 and Kaila Barber added 12 for the Meteors.
Fairborn 59, Hathaway Brown 49
A 17-7 run in the second quarter helped lift the Skyhawks over Hathaway Brown in an otherwise evenly matched game.
The Blazers led 14-13 after the first quarter, but wound up trailing by nine (30-21) at the half, and could get no closer the rest of the way.
Brooklyn Pumroy paced the Fairborn attack with 22 points and six rebounds. Jaymee Veney and Alexis Gassion added nine points apiece for the winners.
Tanisha Lawler (13 points) and Vanessa Smith (12) provided the one-two punch for the Blazers.