FROM STAFF REPORTS
PORT CLINTON — Port Clinton lifted its play in the middle two quarters and defeated rival Danbury, 51-36. The Redskins led 10-9 after the first quarter and outscored the Lakers 27-16 in the middle two quarters to take a 37-25 lead into the fourth.
“Port Clinton played a more aggressive game. We struggled putting the ball in the basket, plus Port Clinton didn’t give us many good looks,” said Danbury coach Dick Heller.Da’Cariya Lanier scored 24 points to lead all scorers, including 11 in the middle two quarters, and Olivia Jackson finished with 14 points.
Maria Maringer scored eight points to lead Danbury (4-9) and Natalie Rose and Gabrielle Maringer had seven points apiece.
Hopewell-Loudon 57, Danbury 33
Hopewell-Loudon shot 51 percent from the floor and cruised to a 57-33 victory over Danbury. The Chieftans led 14-3 after the first quarter, 30-11 at halftime and 48-21 after the third.
Makayla Elmore had a game-high 28 points to lead H-L.
Maria Maringer had 11 points to lead the Lakers (4-9, 4-7 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division) and Gabrielle Maringer chipped in with 10 points.
Lakota 55, Danbury 41
Lakota took an 11-point lead following the first quarter and cruised to a 55-41 win over Danbury.
Raiders forward Carlie Foos had a game-high 16 points and Emma Gregg and Kendra McDole finished with 13 points apiece.
Kamil Stephens and Keyll Uhinck scored 10 points apiece to lead the Lakers and Maria Maringer finished with nine points.
Fremont Ross 67, Oak Harbor 39
Auna Tack led Oak Harbor with 20 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Rockets were held in check by Fremont Ross, which defeated the Rockets, 67-39.
Oak Harbor (4-11) led 16-12 after the first quarter before the Little Giants took control in the second. Ross outscored the Rockets, 20-6, in the second quarter to take a 32-22 lead into the half.
“Ross has good size, they’re physical, they’re well-coached,” said Oak Harbor coach Adam Steinbrick. “Auna had a real nice game and had 15 rebounds. She’s a very good athlete. She had a great game.”
Ross senior Brooklyn Baptista had a game-high 23 points, scoring eight in the second quarter. She made five 3-pointers.
In addition to Tack’s 20 points, Ryann Steinbrick scored 11 points.
“We’ve just got to chip away and build,” said Adam Steinbrick. “We knew going into it that it was going to be baby steps. The girls have great attitudes, we just have to keep working and keep building the program. We’ve just got to keep plugging away and building depth.”
Willard 78, Oak Harbor 41
Willard took control from the outset, grabbing an 18-point lead after one quarter as it defeated Oak Harbor, 78-41.
The Crimson Flashes led 41-17 at halftime and 63-29 after three quarters.
McKenna Stephens led all scorers with 20 points and Layla Dials scored 19. Auna Tack had a team-high 15 points and Ryann Steinbrick finished with 11.