High School Roundup (Jan. 9): Southest's Butcher has career-high 32 in victory over Rovers

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

SOUTHEAST 72, ROOTSTOWN 49

Brittany Butcher poured in 32 points to lead the host Pirates to a PTC County win over the Rovers.

Butcher buried eight 3-pointers as Southeast improved to 9-3 overall and 6-1 in the division.

Shayna White added 15 points for the Pirates.

Brandi Barkhurst led Rootstown (5-8, 3-4) with 14 points, followed by Cayanne Breznak with 11 points and Casey Miracle with 10 points.

RAVENNA 56, SPRINGFIELD 26

Jalynn Starks scored a game-high 18 points to lead the visiting Ravens past the Spartans in a PTC Metro matchup.

Deja Sanders backed Starks with 14 points, while Taylor Geib added eight points and 12 rebounds.

Jaime Alcorn and Sam Karas each scored eight points for Springfield (1-8, 0-7).

FIELD 48, COVENTRY 40

The visiting Falcons outscored the Comets 17-9 in the fourth period to break away from a 31-31 tie at the end of three quarters and post a PTC Metro Division victory.

Tiffany Spaller scored 14 points to lead Field (9-3, 5-2), followed by Katrina Eldreth with 13 points and Morgan Peachey with 10 points.

Emily Cerepak led Coventry (5-7, 2-5) with 12 points.

CRESTWOOD 60, STREETSBORO 54

The host Red Devils fought off a furious fourth-quarter rally by the Rockets for a PTC Metro Division win.

Tia Nuti scored a game-high 25 points for Crestwood (7-4, 3-4).

Shania Williams scored 16 points for Streetsboro (2-10, 1-6), while Mikaela Dombrowski added 10 points.

NORTON 53, KENT ROOSEVELT 42

The visiting Rough Riders refused to go away quietly against the PTC Metro-leading Panthers on Wednesday night, pushing Norton to the limit before falling.

Norton (10-3, 7-0 Metro) led 14-12 after one quarter and stretched the lead to seven before Roosevelt (7-5, 4-3) closed the gap to three (27-24) at halftime.

The Panthers then pushed their lead back out to six points at the end of the third period (39-33) behind eight points in the quarter by senior Cara Cook.

Norton stretched the lead to 12 points in the fourth, then held off the pesky Rough Riders at the foul line the rest of the way, hitting 10-of-12 foul shots in the final quarter for the win.

Cook led the Panthers with 20 points and 12 rebounds, while junior point guard Brooke Robinson added 10 points and did not commit a turnover against Roosevelt's defensive pressure.

Brianna Rock scored 12 points to lead the Rough Riders.

WINDHAM 55, GARFIELD 23

The visiting Bombers got 20 points from Jessica Isler and 13 points from Dari Heller in posting a PTC County Division win over the G-Men.

Brittany Knight added 10 points for Windham (8-5, 6-2).

Madisson Geddes led Garfield (4-7, 2-4) with 10 points.

MOGADORE 41, EAST CANTON 27

Grace Reilly scored 21 points to lead the visiting Wildcats (2-9, 2-4) past East Canton in a PTC County Division game.

Katlyn McCoullough led East Canton (3-8, 0-7) with 10 points.

BOYS BOWLING

KENT ROOSEVELT 2,511, SPRINGFIELD 2,276

Brandon Klembus earned high-series honors in Wednesday's Portage Trail Conference Metro Division match as Kent Roosevelt defeated the Springfield Spartans by more than 200 pins at Kent Lanes.

Klembus tossed a 225-228 two-game set for a 453 series, but Roosevelt (5-2 PTC Metro) was consistent as Ben Langstaff bowled a 212-232 for a 444 and Chris Hosking and Joey Swanson each added 200 games of their own, with Hoskin rolling a 236 and Swanson a 205.

Springfield's Mark Sullivan bowled a 216 game and put a 184 on the board for his second game of the series for an even 400 series for the Spartans (1-3 PTC Metro).

GIRLS BOWLING

SPRINGFIELD 2,331, KENT ROOSEVELT 2,113

The Springfield girls remained perfect in the PTC Metro Division with their fourth victory after as many starts, knocking off the Kent Roosevelt Rough Riders at Kent Lanes.

The Spartans exploded on the lanes led by Savannah Nestor's 245 game. Jordan Bever rolled a 214 on her way to a 394 series and Chelsea Crichfield put together the second 400 series with a 203-210 effort.

The Rough Riders (7-3, 2-3 PTC Metro) were again led on the lanes by Trayce Harris, who tossed a 219 game and finished with a 388 series. Makayla Dulaney and Micayla Moore each cross the 200 threshold as Dulaney bowled a 213 and Moore a 203.

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