High School Roundup (Jan. 30): Third-quarter surge carries Windham girls past East Canton

Record-Courier staff report Published:

Record-Courier staff report

GIRLS BASKETBALL

WINDHAM 52, EAST CANTON 41

A big third quarter allowed the host Bombers to pull away for a PTC County Division win over the Wizards on Wednesday night.

Windham (11-8, 6-5) led just 23-21 at halftime, but a 19-7 run by the Bombers in the third period pushed the margin to 42-28 and East Canton (8-11, 4-7) never recovered.

Jessica Isler buried four 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 19 points for the Bombers, while Dari Heller added 11 points.

Megan Gothard also had four 3-pointers and led East Canton with 17 points and nine rebounds.

NORTON 60, FIELD 39

Senior Cara Cook surpassed 1,000 career points while lifting the PTC Metro Division-leading Panthers (13-6, 10-1) past visiting Field (12-6, 7-4) on Wednesday.

Cook finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds to pace Norton, which jumped out to a 21-11 lead after one quarter and was never threatened. Carolyn Ivy finished with 14 points and hit three second-half 3-pointers, while Jaclyn Fortson added 12 points and six rebounds.

Tiffany Spaller led the Falcons with 13 points.

WATERLOO 77, ROOTSTOWN 56

The Vikings (9-9, 8-3 PTC County Division) stormed back from a 13-point deficit after one quarter behind senior guard Jamie Willis, who poured in a game-high 31 points to lift host Waterloo past the Rovers (8-10, 5-6).

Willis buried five 3-pointers and converted 10-of-11 free-throw attempts. She was joined in double figures by teammates Megan Forney (16 points) and Laurin Wareham (14 points).

Rootstown jumped out to a 24-9 lead after one period, but Waterloo cut its deficit to one by halftime before blitzing the Rovers 50-28 in the second half.

Casey Miracle paced Rootstown with 17 points, while Jalynn Myers added 11.

COVENTRY 50, STREETSBORO 44

Sophomore Chloe Baird scored 18 points to lead the visiting Comets (8-9, 3-8) to a PTC Metro Division triumph over the Rockets (4-13, 2-9).

Kristi Morisak added 11 points for Coventry.

Alison Taorgosky led the way for Streetsboro with 17 points, followed by Marra Woods with 12.

INDOOR TRACK

Several area athletes fared well at the second high school indoor track & field meet of the current season, held recently at Youngstown State University.

Garfield sophomore Edie Svonavec took first place in the shot put with a heave of 39-7, while Crestwood senior Matt Monroe won the 25-pound weight toss (61-10) and took third in the shot put (52-7.25).

Runner-up finishers from the area were Rootstown seniors Dawn Freeland (shot put, 37-5.25) and David Paliscak (shot put, 54-0.25).

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