BOARDMAN, OH- The Boardman Lady Spartans lost a defensive battle to Canfield on Wednesday night by the score of 38-31. Boardman held the lead the majority of the second half, overcoming a 3 point deficit at the half to lead 30-25 with just over 2 minutes on the clock. The Cardinals who had been shut down the majority of the night then connected on 3 consecutive triples in the next minute to take a 34-30 lead and pull away in the final minute 38-31.
It was a hard-fought and tightly contested game by both AAC rivals. The Spartans were led by Maria Torres’ 13 point, 8 rebound effort, also handing out 2 assists and a steal. Raegan Burkey added 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals on the night. Emma Tokarsky also hit for 4, 2 rebounds and an assist. Freshman guard, Gia Triveri scored 3 points, had 2 rebounds and 3 assists. Emma Mills knocked down a triple for her 3 while grabbing 4 rebounds and assisted on 2 baskets. Serene Khatib scored 2 and snagged 2 steals while Bailey Moore also scored 2 and dished out an assist. Freshman Bella Martin also continued to play solid defense and pulled down 3 offensive rebounds on the night.
The Spartans play their final home game of the season on Saturday versus the AAC leading Warren Harding Raiders in a 2/3:30 JV/Varsity tilt.
*Story contributed by Justin Coffin/boardmanathletics.org