Ferry moves to 2-0; SJC, UL capture first

RICHMOND – Martins Ferry improved to 2-0 as junior Ashlei Ray scored 18 points in a 41-28 girls’ high school basketball victory over homestanding Edison Thursday night.

Ray also grabbed six rebounds and charted four steals.

Jessica Kinney finished with nine points for the Purple Riders. Shaina Oberdick pulled down five rebounds and Megan Rose handed out four assists.

Edison led 13-12 after the first eight minutes, but couldn’t score any more than seven points in a quarter after that.

Martins Ferry hosts Bellaire Monday.

St. John Central 52, Beallsville 50

At Beallsville, the Irish (1-1) got into the win column as Kaydie Coppa and Jessica Alvey sank a free throws late in the fourth quarter.

The Blue Devils (0-2) had a last chance, but their shot was off the mark.

Kristen Russell led a trio of St. John Central players in double digits with 15 points. Coppa added a dozen and freshman Lindsey Froehlich had a career-high 11 before fouling out.

Froehlich also grabbed eight rebounds and blocked five shots. Morgan DeLuca landed 10 boards, while Marissa Rose charted five steals.

Mikayla Headley paced Beallsville with 16 points. Kate Kinney added 14 points and half-a-dozen rebounds. Maddie Stephen collected five assists and five steals.

The Blue Devils led 28-26 at the half, but were outscored 15-8 in the decisive third frame.

River 51, Buckeye Trail 31

At Old Washington, Cassidy McCullough fired in two dozen points as the Lady Pilots rolled to a 3-0 start.

The talented senior scored 12 in each half.

Six players reached the scoring column in the first period for the Pilots as they sprinted out to a commanding 17-5 lead. They led 29-12 at the half.

Freshman Jensen Caretti chipped in nine points and four rebounds. Landyn Ramsay had eight markers. Emile Weaver got four rebounds and Haylee Bowers had five assists.

Both teams had 24 rebounds, but the Warriors (0-2) were guilty of 18 turnovers, six more than the Pilots.

Monroe Central 55, Frontier 44

At Woodsfield, the Seminoles (2-1) received 24 points from Chelsie Roberts and 14 from Chelsea Tewanger in their win over the visiting Cougars (1-1).

The duo teamed for 18 of their team’s 20 fourth-quarter points as each netted nine. Both nailed a pair of treys.

Kelsey Dick grabbed eight of Monroe Central’s 32 rebounds.

Tewanger recorded five steals and Laycie Ball five assists.

Frontier won the JV game.

Union Local 52, Harrison Central 30

At Morristown, the host Jets (1-1) broke out to a 17-5 lead after one panel and never looked back in routing the visiting Huskies (0-2).

Kayla Doty, playing with a torn ACL, worked the paint for 23 points. She was also efficient at the free-throw stripe where she meshed 11 of 16.

Cori Medley knocked down a dozen points for the winners. Dallas Montag had nine.

Katie Ellzy led Harrison Central with 10 points. Jessica Custer finished with seven.