Girls basketball: Galion opens season with two wins


Staff report



The girls basketball season kicked off last weekend. Galion debuted with 53-41 victory over Mt. Gilead Friday night. The team also crushed Crestline 53-14.

Several other Crawford County girls basketball teams also started the season with some having played two games.

Colonel Crawford

Colonel Crawford suffered a 46-34 loss to host Pleasant on Friday.

Summer Blevins scored 13 points for the Spartans with five rebounds and five blocks, while Karmen Linder had 14 rebounds. Jaden Mauk tallied 11 points.

Alexues Burkhart led the Lady Eagles (0-1) with 15 points.

The team bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 59-41 victory over Northmor.

Alexus Burkhart led the Eagles with 24 points, while Sam Mutcher added 10 points.

Bucyrus

Bucyrus lost to host Mansfield Senior 57-35 in an away game Friday.

The Lady Tygers held the Lady Redmen to just 12 first-half points and forced 14 first-half turnovers, giving them a comfortable 29-12 lead at halftime.

The Redmen outscored the Tygers 16-13 in the fourth quarter. Bucyrus finished the game with 30 turnovers and forced 13 turnovers. Senior Kelci Simms led the Redmen with nine points with 12 rebounds, while Ashton Hawkins and Izzy Burling each recorded six points. Gabby Seibert had eight rebounds.

Crestline

Crestline opened the season with a 66-14 defeat from host Mansfield Christian.

Mansfield Christian had a 23-0 first-quarter advantage. Stephanie Thomas hit a free throw for Crestline’s to break the streak. The Flames had 38-2 lead at halftime.

The Lady Bulldogs scored 12 points in the second half.

Wynford

Wynford started the 2015-2016 season with a 54-42 win over River Valley.

The Lady Royals (1-0) finished the game with 47 rebounds and 29 turnovers. The team was also 18 of 21 free throws. Sarah Ogden was 5 of 6 free throws with 13 points while Alyssa Harrer had 10 points and a three-pointer.

River Valley was 14 of 15 free throws with 32 rebounds and 18 turnovers.

Jensen Lewis and Kendall Stuckman were River Valley’s leading scorers with 14 and 10 points, respectively.

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