LOWELLVILLE OH- After a near underdog playoff push last season, the lady Lowellville Rockets looked to get back on track under coach Leah Modelski.  Their first challenge of the season was against a team looking to rebuild in John Childers’ very own Lady Red Devils of Campbell Memorial.  Both of these two teams have met five times in a row from 2016 to 2020 with the Rockets winning them all.  This time, could the Lady Red Devils get the upset and put the Mahoning Valley Conference Grey and Scarlet tiers on notice.  


Unfortunately, that would not be the case as this one was all Rockets from start to finish.  One of the biggest losses for the Red Devils in this game was at the end of the first where star point guard and senior Madison Shuger landed awkwardly and had to be attended to.  She would not return to the game.  Meanwhile on the Rockets side, Savannah Procick scored the most points with 12, alongside Serinna Tych, as the passing and shooting was working all night long.  This was followed by ten points off the bench by Morgan Lewis, eight points by Francesca Lellio, six points by Lily Vari-Coppola, four points by Averi Shumaker and two points for both Michelle Cavna and Joslyn Delsignore.  Finally, sophomore Alyssa Kuzan scored a point too.  While that happened, Campbell at one point was able to cut it down to under 20, only giving up four points in the later part of the second quarter, but would fall apart defensively.  Scoring wise, their highest player would be junior forward Diamon Sims with four points.  That was then followed up by Cha’Daeja Marshall and Angeliz Diaz both scoring two points.  


With that, it was not enough for the lady Red Devils to mount a comeback as the Lowellville Lady Rockets, start the season off with a big 57 to 8 victory against the Lady Red Devils of Campbell Memorial.  Lowellville (1-0, 0-0 in Scarlet Tier) will now have a rematch with the Lady Panthers of Bristol at Bristolville, a rematch from the district semifinals where they lost to the Panthers 69-33.  That game is scheduled for Tuesday at 6;15.  Campbell (0-1, 0-0 in Gray Tier) will host the Chaney Cowgirls on Monday at 5:30.  After the game, YSNs Ian O’Brien caught up with coach Modelski about the big win and what to expect for Tuesday’s matchup against Bristol.


*Contributed by YSNs Ian O’Brien*