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STRUTHERS OH- The Struthers Wildcats got their tournament run off to a great start Saturday afternoon beating Niles 61-34.

The third meeting between the two teams started out very competitive. With Struthers putting all eyes on Niles leading scorer Nae Fryer, her supporting cast was able to get some space. Struthers held just a 15-14 lead after 1. Niles stuck around in the second quarter even though Struthers started to stretch their lead. At the half it was an eight point Wildcat lead.

The second half was all Struthers as their defense began to clamp down on the Dragons. Turnovers led to easy transition layups. Emma Elia also showed great toughness finishing through contact multiple times. Struthers nearly doubled their first half total in the third quarter, putting up 22 in the frame to lead 47-29. Niles was only able to score five more points the rest of the way and the Wildcats came away with the 61-34 win.

Emma Elia led Struthers with 21 points. Renee Leonard also had a strong day with 15 points and 7 assists.

Nae Fryer led the Dragons with 15.

Struthers advances to the sectional final on Thursday at Poland. Tip is set for 7:00.


POLAND OH- Four seniors wee recognized before the game at Poland on Thursday night. Brooke Bobbey, Kailyn Brown, Sarah Bushaw, and Katie Masucci all took in their moment of honor as the program thanked them for their many years of service. The Bulldogs sent the seniors out with a bang, grabbing a 52-21 win over Niles and securing their second straight NE8 Championship.

All four seniors were in the starting lineup on Thursday, and they definitely started fast. Poland scored 20 points in the first quarter, 17 of which came from their four seniors. Kailyn Brown lead the way with 7.

With that first frame as a standard, the offense slowed down in the middle of the game. Only scoring 16 points in the next two quarters. However, in the fourth quarter when Coach Blanch put all four seniors on the floor again the Bulldogs doubled that and added another 16 to their total. It was truly a night of senior dominance. Each senior was individually subbed out in the final quarter and given a wonderful ovation. In a even more special moment, Katie Masucci was subbed out by her sister Hannah who got to be the first person to hug her coming off the floor.

Poland win completes a two season 28-0 record in the NE8. It’s been all Bulldogs since the leagues birth last season.

Jackie Grisdale led the way offensively with 17 points. Katie Masucci was also in double figures with 10. 30 of the final 52 points for Poland were scored by seniors.

Nae Fryer led Niles with 14 points.

Poland looks ahead to their home finale against Howland on Monday.


It was a night where two players had eyes on reaching the thousand point milestone. Nae Fryer needed just 10 points coming into the night, Izzy Lamparty was right behind her needing 18. Fryer got her 1,000th point less than 15 seconds out of halftime. That was the only positive in the second half for the Dragons as the Raiders ran away to a 55-29 win.

Niles played a very competitive first half. Their offense was balanced as Fryer scored eight, and the rest of the team matched it with eight more. The Dragons defense also locked down on the Raiders, holding them to just 17 points in the first two frames. The Dragons trailed 17-16 at the break.

Out of the break the Dragons immediately ran a play to get Nae Fryer some space. She wasted no time hitting a midrange jumper to eclipse 1000 points. The Dragon Den erupted and the game was stopped to celebrate the career milestone. After things calmed back down the Raiders took control of the game. They shutout Fryers teammates in the second half. Her thirteen second half points were all the Dragons got. Izzy Lamparty made a mad dash at her own milestone in the second half. Held to five points at half, Lamparty caught fire in the late stages of the third. Half way through the final frame, Izzy hit a bucket giving her 17 points, just one point away. With the game well in hand however, Coach Fishel decided to take Izzy out. A decision that could have also had to do with the Raiders next game being a home game.

Leading the Raiders offensively was Izzy Lamparty with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Lexi Giles was also in double figures with 13.

Nae Fryer finished with a game high 21.

The Raiders move on to host Girard on Monday.

Niles will welcome in Struthers on Monday.