BOARDMAN, OH- In a hard-fought matchup, the Boardman girls’ basketball team faced a challenging encounter against the undefeated Lake Blue Streaks, ultimately succumbing to a final score of 68-50. The game unfolded with intense action, and despite the Lady Spartans’ efforts, the Blue Streaks proved to be a formidable opponent.
Lake seized control early, establishing a 16-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. Undeterred, the Lady Spartans rallied in the second quarter, outscoring the Blue Streaks and narrowing the gap to 30-22 at halftime. However, the third quarter became a pivotal point in the game as Lake extended their lead by 15 points, creating a challenging scenario for the Spartans to overcome.
Despite a valiant effort down the stretch, the Lady Spartans were unable to bridge the gap, and Lake’s lead proved insurmountable. Sarah Bero emerged as a bright spot for Boardman, achieving her second double-double of the season with an impressive performance of 13 points and 10 rebounds. Mackenzie Riccitelli contributed to the scoring with 10 points, while Sam Duble showcased her shooting skill with three 3-pointers, totaling 9 points.
M.C. Werth and Mikayla Rivera each added 6 points to the scoreboard, contributing to the Spartans’ offensive efforts. Jocelynn Torres recorded 4 points, and Ava Freeborough rounded out the scoring with 2 points. Notably, Tori Strines, Janessa Prisby, Emma Terlesky, and Lilly Ison provided valuable minutes for the Spartans.
Despite the setback, the Lady Spartans now stand at 2-1 on the season and are poised to rebound in the upcoming United Way Classic at Poland on Saturday.