DCS outlasts Centerburg in season opener


By Ben Stroup - bstroup@aimmediamidwest.com



Lyssi Snouffer finished with 20 points, 17 rebounds and three assists, all team-highs, to lead the Delaware Christian girls basketball team to a 44-39 win over visiting Centerburg in Friday’s season opener.

The Eagles (1-0), who trailed 13-10 after the first quarter, evened things at 19 by halftime before gaining some separation in the second half.

“This was a really good win for us,” DCS coach Jackie Boggs said. “We played really great defense the whole game and Abbi (Maurer) ran point for us and only turned the ball over four times while facing pressure all night.”

Maurer had 17 points, finishing 5-for-6 from three-point range.

Hannah Maurer also had a nice night, hauling in six rebounds, while freshman Katie Neuhart had four boards in her first varsity action.

Teays Valley 48, Big Walnut 36

Erin Boehm had nine points, Emily Neff added seven and Payton Carter chipped in six to lead the Golden Eagles in Friday’s season opener against the Vikings in Reynoldsburg.

Big Walnut (0-1) kept things close through three quarters — outscoring Teays Valley by a combined 19-17 margin in the second and third to make it a one-possession game with eight minutes to go — but Teays Valley used an 18-10 fourth-quarter surge to seal the deal.

Mason 67, Olentangy Liberty 58

The Patriots brushed off a slow start with a solid second half, but never quite managed to climb out of the early hole in Friday’s season opener against the Comets in the Journey to the Tourney showcase at Lakota West.

Foul trouble had as much to do with the early struggles as anything. Teegan Pifher and Kelly Levering — two of Liberty’s leaders — picked up two fouls apiece in the first quarter alone. Mason, meanwhile, rolled out to a 24-16 lead after one.

The game was pretty much even the rest of the way, with the Comets winning the second and third quarters by respective scores of 12-11 and 15-10 before the Patriots smoothed out the scoring summary with a 21-16 fourth.

Trinity Ramos and Levering led Liberty with 14 points each.

Sammie Puisis led all scorers with 23 points while Alana Carter chipped in 18 for the Comets.

Olentangy 44, Miami East 40, OT

Olivia Margolies finished with 22 points, including a clutch game-tying hoop in overtime, and Meg Spohn and Dani Beidelman chipped in eight apiece as the Braves picked up a season-opening win over the Vikings in Friday’s Skeeter Classic at Urbana.

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By Ben Stroup

bstroup@aimmediamidwest.com