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NILES OH- The NE8 started their conference play last night and both the Lady Niles McKinley Red Dragons and the Lady Lakeview Bulldogs looked to go back to.500 and to go over .500 and gain momentum before the Christmas break.  The game started out one way in favor of the Red Dragons, but in the end, it was the Bulldogs with a second half run getting the 37 to 29 victory at the Veterans Memorial Gymnasium.  


On coach Kevin Haynie’s team, it was Maggie Pavlansky leading the pack with nine points.  That was followed up by seven in the paint with Isabella Isenberg, six by Makenna Werner, five by Kalyssa Werner, four for Brook Schneider, three by Izzy Haines, two by Annabelle Humphrey and a free throw by Mackenzie Stowe.  On Niles’ side, two of their star players fouled out late.  Katie Heinselman fouled out in the late third and so would Abbey Reed who scored 10 points.  Alaina Thigpen scored nine points, both Kennedy Barrell and Brooke Money scored with a three point shot behind the arc, and four points by Gianna Wagner who played good defense, swatting an attempted layup early on.  


After the game, Ian O’Brien caught up with coach Haynie and player of the game Maggie Pavlansky after the big victory and will take a trip on Monday to play against the Lady Indians of Girard.  Niles meanwhile will host the Lady Bulldogs of Poland.  


*Contributed by YSNs Ian O’Brien*



Poland, OH – Homecoming night in Poland resulted in a throwback experience for the Poland faithful. With multiple quarterbacks hurt on the Poland roster, multiple players including Cole Fulton stepped in at quarterback for the Bulldogs. With Fulton under center, the Bulldogs were able to dominate the game. Fulton finished the night with 3 rushing touchdowns.

The Bulldogs striked first with a 1 yard touchdown run by Fulton to make the game 7-0. Poland would increase their lead with a 20 yard touchdown run thanks to a fumble recovery by Matteo Melone. With time running out, the Bulldogs were able to get a field goal on the board by Jas Stefancin from 35 yards out making this game 17-0 going into the locker room.
Bulldogs continued their commanding lead in the second half highlighted by two additional touchdowns from Fulton. Bulldogs wins 31-7. Poland (3-3) will host Girard while Niles (2-4) will travel to South Range. Catch both games here on YSNLIVE.COM.
*Contributed By YSN’s Anthony Melone