Westfall showcased its experience and depth on Tuesday as it opened the season with a 58-12 non-conference win over visiting Logan Elm.
“I’m very proud of our four seniors – Marissa Mullins, Gabby Patete, Grace Wolfe and Natalie Holland – for leading the way for us and bringing energy,” Westfall coach Zane Miller said.
The Mustangs had four players contribute to a 10-5 first quarter, led by Mullins scoring a pair of baskets.
Westfall held Logan Elm to just a basket by Clara Wilson in the second quarter as it expanded its advantage to 22-7 going into intermission.
Four players again contributed offensively in the second period, led by Patete with six points.
Mullins and Patete each scored 14 points to lead the Mustangs. Mullins also pulled down eight rebounds, while Patete added five. Alyssa Wyman had a solid floor game with seven points, four rebounds and six assists.
Clara Wilson paced the Braves with five points and Maggie Wilson added three.
The Braves (0-1) host Teays Valley on Saturday to open Mid-State League Buckeye Division play, while the Mustangs (1-0) continue non-conference action also on Saturday at Washington Court House.
West Jefferson 48
It took Circleville an extra period on Tuesday, but the Tigers recorded their first victory of the season with a 52-48 overtime verdict over visiting West Jefferson.
The Tigers led 16-12 following a quarter of play and 28-26 at halftime, but the Roughriders held their hosts to just six points in the third quarter to take a 36-34 lead into the final stanza. Circleville responded to force overtime, tied at 43-43.
Faith Yancey led the way for the Tigers with 20 points, Logan Jones tallied 14, Gabby McConnell contributed eight and Jordan Rhymer added six.
Circleville (1-1) hosts Bloom-Carroll on Saturday to open MSL-Buckeye competition.
Fisher Catholic 42,
A late push by host Amanda-Clearcreek on Tuesday couldn’t quite make-up for a slow start in a 42-37 non-league loss to visiting Fisher Catholic.
The Aces were held to a basket by Grace Davis in the opening stanza to fall behind 7-2. That deficit grew to 22-13 at halftime and 36-24 entering the final period.
Amanda-Clearcreek outscored Fisher Catholic 13-6 in the final stanza, led by Emily Buckley and Davis each contributing four points to fall short by a pair of possessions.
Buckley led the Aces with 14 points, Davis had nine and Megan Tooill added eight.
The Aces (0-2) open MSL-Buckeye action on Saturday with a trip to Liberty Union.
Teays Valley 48,
Big Walnut 32
The Vikings claimed their home-opener on Tuesday with a 48-32 non-league victory over Big Walnut.
Teays Valley (2-1) opens MSL-Buckeye play on Saturday at Logan Elm.
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