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BARBERTON OH- West Branch made their sixth trip to regionals in the last 10 seasons on Tuesday night. The Warriors were coming off a big district championship win over conference rival Marlington. Norton stood in their way of making a trip to the regional final.

The Panthers came out of the gates and hit a three before you could blink. That set the tone for the whole first frame, as Norton had the energy, and the Warriors were fighting against momentum. Morton’s 13-2 lead after one frame was really all they needed. The game stayed pretty even after that point. West Branch won the second quarter, but only by a point taking a 18-8 deficit into the locker room.

In the second half, even though the Warriors came out firing cutting the lead to 18-13 in their first two possessions, the Panthers kept their patient offense in cruise control. Norton would hang on to win 36-31.

Sophie Gregory and Anna Lippiatt both held the team lead in points for West Branch with 8 a piece.


NORTON OH- Poland had a game at Waterloo on Saturday canceled at the last minute and scrambled to schedule a game against a very talented Norton team. The Panthers came in to the game with a perfect 2-0 record, but the Bulldogs snuck out a close one 51-48.

Freshman Mary Brant took a step into the spotlight leading the Bulldogs offensively with 17 points. She buried three 3’s. Jackie Grisdale was also in double figures with 13. Morgan Kluchar contributed 9.

Poland returns home on Monday to host Jefferson. This will be Poland’s senior night.