BY YANEEK SMITH, BEACON CONTRIBUTOR
DANBURY TWP. — Following a tough stretch, Danbury got a much-needed win in its victory over St. Joseph Central Catholic, 63-33. The Lakers (5-12, 5-8 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division) took an 18-9 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.
Maria Maringer had 19 points to lead all scorers, Kelly Uhinck scored 13 and Gabrielle Maringer chipped in with 10 points. As a team, Danbury shot 26-of-55 (47%).
“We played one of our best games. Our players really got after it defensively,” said Danbury coach Dick Heller. “Then our offense kicked in. It was a good feeling for our players, who have worked hard and are now seeing the fruits of their labor.”
Evelyn Wright led the Crimson Streaks with 19 points.
Steinbrick’s 16 not enough, Oak Harbor falls to Margaretta
OAK HARBOR — Oak Harbor hung with Margaretta for the first half, but ultimately, the Lady Bears took control in the final two quarters and defeated the Rockets, 66-45.
Margaretta led 19-17 after the first quarter and 37-30 at halftime. In the second half, the Bears outscored Oak Harbor, 29-15, to break the game open.
Eliaha Schaeffer had a game-high 22 points, including 12 in the second half, Devyne Eisenahauer scored 13 points and Eden Palomo and Kylie Leibacher finished with 12 points apiece.
Riley Steinbrick had a team-high 16 points and Ryann Steinbrick had 10 points.
“We played a good half. There were a lot of positives, we’re playing a quality program, but there are some things we can build on and some confidence,” said Oak Harbor coach Adam Steinbrick. “In the third quarter, it got away from us, but overall, I’m pleased with the kids’ efforts, and it’s something we can build on.”
Port Clinton bows to Edison, 69-59
MILAN — After outscoring Edison by six points in the second quarter and cutting the deficit to six points, Port Clinton was very much alive. But the Chargers (11-6, 5-4 Sandusky Bay Conference Bay Division) won the second half by four points and defeated the Redskins, 69-59.
Edison outscored Port Clinton, 18-6, in the first quarter before the ‘Skins cut the deficit to 35-29 at the half.
Aliyah Caporini had 25 points to lead all scorers, Lilli Schuster scored 12 and Lindsay Roberts chipped in with 10.
Da’Cariya had 23 points to lead Port Clinton.
Bowling Green topples Port Clinton 43-30
Bowling Green and Port Clinton battled one another in the first half with it being a virtual draw, but the Bobcats pulled away in the second half in their 43-30 win over the Redskins.
Bowling Green led 16-14 at halftime but outscored Port Clinton, 27-16, in the second half.
Da’Cariya Lanier had 16 points to lead all scorers.