High School Roundup (Dec. 1): Ravenna falls short in matchup with Devils

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

TALLMADGE 36, RAVENNA 30

A fourth-period rally fell short as the Ravens dropped a non-league game to the visiting Blue Devils on Saturday.

Ravenna (1-2) had an early 11-8 lead, but scored just two points in both the second and third quarters, to fall behind 27-15 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Ravens came to life, outscoring Tallmadge 15-9, but it proved too little, too late for Ravenna as it was unable to overcome its cold shooting in the middle of the contest.

"They limited our shots and the ones we did get, we didn't make," said Ravenna coach Sonny Tilden. "We didn't take care of the ball either. It was ugly, but it happens sometimes.

"We played better in the fourth quarter. It's how we should have played the whole game," offered the Ravens' mentor.

Kelsey Rice and Kirsten Lightel led the Blue Devils with 10 points each. Courtney Cross paced Ravenna with eight points.

COPLEY 41, STREETSBORO 36

The visiting Indians had a 13-8 scoring run in the third quarter to stretch a 21-20 halftime lead to 34-28 and were able to hold off the Rockets in a non-league contest.

Shannon Blondeaux led Streetsboro (1-2) with 12 points, while Mikaela Dombrowski buried a trio of 3-pointers and finished with nine points.

CVCA 70, GARFIELD 42

The host G-Men fell into an early hole and were never able to recover as they dropped a non-league contest to the Royals.

CVCA (1-1) jumped out to 16-2 first-quarter lead and led 41-17 at halftime as Garfield was unable to get its offense going.

Ashley Tyna scored 28 points and Megan Foley added 21 as the two CVCA sharpshooters combined to outscore the Rockets by themselves.

Madisson Geddes and Becky Kirk led the G-Men (0-3) with 11 points each, while Alicia Witte added 10 tallies and 14 rebounds.

EAST CANTON 48, LAKE CENTER CHRISTIAN 38

The visiting Wizards outscored the Tigers 26-16 in the second half to break a halftime tie in a non-league contest.

The score was tied at 22-22 at intermission, but East Canton (2-1) took the lead with a 13-6 scoring run in the third quarter.

Megan Gothard led the Wizards with 15 points, while Brianna Payne grabbed 16 rebounds for East Canton.

BOYS BASKETBALL

COVENTRY 72, WATERLOO 59

The visiting Comets got off to a fast start and the Vikings were unable to catch up in a PTC cross-division contest on Friday.

Coventry (2-0) jumped out to a 21-8 lead after one quarter and held a 38-20 advantage at halftime.

Waterloo (0-2) was able to outscore to Comets 39-34 over the final two quarters, but were not able to make up the first-half deficit.

The Vikings had four players in double figures, led by Collin Michalec with 13, Bobby Watson added 11 tallies, while Tyler Kirby and Tommy Saviers added 10 points each.

Bryce Hargrove led Coventry with 17 points, while Will Morisak chipped in with 14 points.

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