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L-B tops Arcadia, clinches BVC share

FINDLAY — Rachel Myers scored 22 points and Liberty-Benton controlled the middle two quarters Thursday night en route to clinching at least a share of the Blanchard Valley Conference title with a 55-40 win over Arcadia.
The Eagles outscored the Redskins 30-14 in the second and third quarters combined to stay unbeaten in the BVC at 8-0. Arcadia fell to 11-4 overall and 6-2 in the conference.
Nicolette Devincentis scored 12 points on four 3-pointers and Lauren Kotey added 10 points for Liberty-Benton.
Courtney Cramer scored 16 points to lead the Redskins, while Abbie Dauterman and Molly Glick added 10 points apiece. Dauterman also had a team-high eight rebounds.
arcadia (40)
Mock 0-0–0, Kirian 2-0–4, Pina 0-0–0, Glick 4-2–10, Cramer 5-4–16, Dauterman 4-2–10, Ware 0-0–10. TOTALS: 15-41 8-13 — 40.
LIBERTY-BENTON (55)
Trevino 0-0–0, Kotey 4-2–10, Myers 7-6–22, Hiegel 2-0–4, Devincentis 4-0–12, Reynolds 3-0–7. TOTALS: 20-43 8-11 — 55.
Arcadia 13 6 8 13 – 40
Liberty-Benton 13 16 14 12 – 55
3-Point GOALS: Arcadia 2-10 (Cramer 2); Liberty-Benton 7-21 (Devincentis 4, Myers 2, Reynolds).
REBOUNDS: Arcadia 21 (Dauterman 8); Liberty-Benton 18.
TURNOVERS: Arcadia 9; Liberty-Benton 11.
JUNIOR VARSITY: Liberty-Benton, 22-20.

LEIPSIC 76
VAN BUREN 33
VAN BUREN — Leipsic held Van Buren to 11 first-half points while scoring 36 en route to a 76-33 win Thursday night in Blanchard Valley Conference play.
Amber Gerdeman led four Leipsic players who scored in double-figures with 17 points. Haley Gerten and Shaylynn Morman finished with 12 points each and Kelly Nadler added 10 points and a game-high 14 rebounds for the Vikings (14-3 overall, 7-1 BVC), who held a 47-28 rebounding advantage.
Lexi Hassan had seven points to lead Van Buren (3-13, 2-6), which was held to 17 percent (11 of 63) from the floor, including 6 of 37 (16 percent) from inside the 3-point line.
Leipsic made 59 percent (32 of 54) of its field goal attempts and was 4 of 7 (57 percent) from 3-point range.

LEIPSIC (76)
Ellerbrock 3-0–8, Scheckelhoff 3-0–6, Rieman 2-0–4, Morman 3-2-0–12, Gerdeman 6-5–17, Nadler 5-0–10, Gerten 5-2–12, Steffan 2-1–5, Niese 1-0–2. TOTALS: 32-54 8-18 — 76.
VAN BUREN (33)
Wise 1-3–5, Endicott 2-0–4, Lasley 0-2-0–6, Hassan 0-2-1–7, Sudlow 1-2–4, Sturgill 2-0–4, McCracken 0-1-0–3. TOTALS: 11-63 6-13 — 33.
Leipsic 19 17 21 19 – 76
Van Buren 6 5 12 10 – 33
3-Point GOALS: Leipsic 4-7 (Ellerbrock, Morman 2); Van Buren 5-26 (Ladley 2, Hassan 2, McCracken).
rebounds: Leipsic 47 (Nadler 14); Van Buren 28.
turnovers: Leipsic 22; Van Buren 22.
junior varsity: Leipsic, 41-11.

MCCOMB 75
VANLUE 31
MCCOMB — McComb scored 26 points in the first quarter and 45 in the first half on its way to a 75-31 win over Vanlue Thursday night in Blanchard Valley Conference play.
Nora Hemminger finished with 24 points, Emily Clymer scored 21 and Brenna Dee added 10 for the Panthers (11-7 overall, 4-4 BVC).
Led by Clymer with six rebounds and Dee with five, McComb outrebounded Vanlue 22-16.
Vanlue, which trailed by 16 after first period and 41 at halftime, was led by Haley Bonham’s 10 points. Chloe Kromer and Jackie Kloepfer had four rebounds apiece for the Wildcats (3-14, 0-8).

VANLUE (31)
Bonham 5-0–10, Gerschutz 1-0–2, Kromer 4-0–8, Hartman 2-1-0–7 (3), Kloepfer 1-2–4. TOTALS: 14-37 2-8 — 31.
MCCOMB (75)
Hemminger 11-1–24, Buck 2-0–5, Dee 5-0–10, Hammond 1-1–4, Clymer 8-5–21, Herr 4-1–9, Reigle 1-0–2. TOTALS: 32-51 8-12 — 75.
Vanlue 10 4 8 9 – 31
McComb 26 19 15 15 – 75
3-Point GOALS: Vanlue 1-7 (Hartman); McComb 3-7 (Hemminger, Hammond & Buck).
rebounds: Vanlue 16 (Kromer, Kloepfer 4); McComb 22 (Clymer 6).

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