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GIRLS BASKETBALL Irish defeat Range, 98-46

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

East Palestine, Cardinal and Lakeview also won tournament openers.
HANOVERTON -- Tyra Grant scored 19 of her career-high 37 points in the first quarter Saturday, as the top-seeded Ursuline High girls basketball team jumped out to a 34-2 lead en route to a 98-46 victory over South Range.
Grant shot 15 of 19 from the field and grabbed nine rebounds for the Irish (19-2), who out-rebounded the Raiders 41-21 in the first round of the Division III sectional tournament at United High School.
Courtney Davidson had 15 points and nine assists and Megan Saccomen seven rebounds for Ursuline.
Michelle Pingley scored 15 points for the Raiders (11-10). Jodi James added eight points and five rebounds.
East Palestine 50,Mineral Ridge 39
HANOVERTON -- Sam DiCello scored 12 points for East Palestine at United.
Ashley Ehrenberg and Tennessa Greenawalt each added 10 for East Palestine (6-14), which took a 27-20 halftime lead.
Jenna Hinks scored 13 and Brandy Hall added 11 for Mineral Ridge (2-19).
United 62, Campbell 11
HANOVERTON -- Trista Houck scored 14 points and Britney Nannah added 10 for United.
Danielle Altenhof scored eight points for United (11-10).
Maria Rohan had five points for Campbell (0-21).
Cardinal 61,Badger 58
ANDOVER -- Samantha Bonar scored 19 points, but the Badger High girls basketball team came up short in their tournament opener against Cardinal at Pymatuning High.
Christine Miller scored 13 points as the Braves ended their season with a 10-11 record.
Erin Porter led Cardinal with 32 points.
Division IILakeview 62,Painesville Harvey 53
ASHTABULA -- Christina Martin had 17 points and 17 rebounds and Lakeview used a 30-21 halftime advantage to take control in the first round of the tournament at Edgewood High School.
Lindsay Whetzel added 17 points and 13 rebounds for Lakeview (9-12), while Natalie Sudzina and Britni Morello each added eight points. Jen Baker had seven points and six assists.
Sam Williams scored 17 points -- including five 3-pointers -- to lead Harvey (5-16). Tameka Alston added 14 points.