Kadence Slutz scored 12 points, Kaleigh Norris added 11 points and eight rebounds and Brook Stookey tallied 11 points as visiting Tusky Valley downed Garaway 46-29 in an Inter-Valley Conference South Division undefeated girls basketball battle at Sugarcreek Wednesday night.
Tusky Valley (2-1, 1-0) jumped out to a 10-2 lead after one quarter and ked 21-14 at the half. The Trojans extended their lead to 39-21 heading to the fourth quarter.
Rylee Putt paced the Pirates (2-1, 0-1) with nine points and Kenedi Yoder added seven. Both had five rebounds apiece.
Tusky Valley made 20 of 51 action shots for 39 percent compared with a 9 of 28 showing for 32 percent for Garaway. The Pirates had a 25-23 edge in rebounding, but turned the ball over 29 times compared with 13 for the Trojans.
The Tusky Valley JV team defeated Garaway 32-18.
Central Catholic 45, East Canton 24
Host Tuscarawas Central Catholic downed East Canton in an IVC North battle to improve to 2-0 on the young season.
Gina Sciarretti led the Saints with 14 points. Maddie Ferrell was next in scoring with 13, including 11 in the second half. Reese Triplett chipped in with seven.
Tori Reichard tied Sciarretti with a game high 14 for the Wizards.
Central won the two quarter JV game 12-9 as Julia Sciarretti led the way with six points.
Hiland 56, Ridgewood 26
Mallory Stutzman scored 16 points, Ashley Mullet added 14 and Trish Troyer put in 13 as Hiland rolled to an IVC South win over visiting Ridgewood at the Reese Community Center.
The Hawks (2-1, 1-0) led 12-2 after one quarter, 28-16 at the half and 45-23 after three quarters of play.
Alana Shroyer led Ridgewood (2-1) with nine points and Emma Rettos added eight.
Sandy Valley 49, Indian Valley 37
Alli Neary scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds and Tim McBride became Sandy Valley's all-time winningest coach with 77 victories as the Cardinals topped host Indian Valley in an IVC South game.
Abbey Parker added a double double for the Cardinals (4-0, 1-0) with 12 points and 14 rebounds, while Lexi Tucci added 10 points, nine rebounds and three assists.
The Braves (0-2, 0-1) were led in scoring by Madison Monte with 13 points. Macy Lancaster and Ellee Shepherd chipped in with seven points each.
Southern 50, Malvern 42
Ashley Shroades fired in 27 points and Olivia Kerns added 12 points and 11 rebounds as host Southern defeated Malvern in a non-conference contest.
The hosts led 15-8 after one quarter, 26-16 at the half and 34-26 going to the final frame.
Maddie Powers paced Malvern (1-2) with 22 points and eight rebounds. Lanie Bower was next in scoring with seven points.
Strasburg 64, Newcomerstown 25
Strasburg defeated host Newcomerstown in an IVC North game.
Strasburg (3-1) led 19-9 after the opening quarter and took a 48-21 lead into the final frame.
Buckeye Trail 66, Conotton Valley 12
Host Buckeye Trail defeated Conotton Valley in an IVC North game.
The Warriors are now 2-0, 1-0, while the Rockets dropped to 0-2, 0-1.
Marlington 51, Carrollton 31
Lexi Miller scored 15 points, Chelsea Evanich added 14 and Maria Waner chipped in 11 as visiting Marlington defeated Carrollton in a Eastern Buckeye Conference clash to improve to 3-0.
Hillari Baker led Carrollton (0-2) with nine points.
Marlington led 6-3 after one quarter, 20-9 at the half and 36-18 after three quarters of action.
The Carrollton IV team won 28-24.
Tri-Valley 66, River View 18
Host Tri-Valley rolled to a Muskingum Valley League win over River View at Dresden.
Fairless 47, Claymont 36
Brody Pumneo scored 15 points and Brandon Pumneo added 11 to lead Fairless and new head coach Bryan Morrison to a non-conference win over host Claymont.
Fairless (1-0) led 6-5 after the first eight minutes of play and extended its lead to 26-12 at the half. The Falcons took a 41-25 lead into the final frame.
Graydon Mooneyham led Claymont (1-1) with 13 points. Nate Barnabi was next with seven.
Claymont won the JV contest 39-26.
New Phila vs. Sandy Valley
New Philadelphia and host Sandy Valley split at Carroll Lanes.
The Sandy Valley girls were 2,178-1,931 winners behind Joey Boyer's 425 series (258-167) and Miah Delaney's 386 (170-216).
Maggie Compher led New Phila with a 312 (171-141) and Hannah Trimble followed with a 296 (135-161).
The New Phila boys won 2,284-1,806 as Alex Knisely fired a 400 (223-177) and Zach Schupbach was next with a 388 (200-188).
Alonzo Peche paced Sandy Valley with a 347 (179-168) and Jacob Fiddler was next with a 266 (143-123).
Indian Valley vs. Garaway
Indian Valley and host Garaway split at Boulevard Lanes as the IV girls won 1,809-1,636 and Garaway boys were 2,408-1,893 winners.
High scores for the Indian Valley girls were a 340 (151-189) for Kalee Barrick and 305 (152-153) for Kiana Stevens. Candace Sparling paced the Pirates with a 281 and Ava Miller added a 278.
Clayton Burky led Garaway with a 424 and Caleb Meek shot a 372. Leading Indian Valley's boys were Daniel Grewell with a 401 (163-238) and Grant McCray with a 301 (139-162).
New Phila vs. Wheeling Park
New Philadelphia dropped its season-opening dual meet to Wheeling Park as the girls fell 79-75 and the boys were defeated 101-56.
Earning first-place finishes for the Quakers were:
Girls 200 Yard IM Jordynne Weese, 2:24.24; Boys 200 Yard IM Kenny Nguyen, 2:28.28; Girls 500 Free Eliza VanArsdalen, 7:17.62; Girls 200 Free Relay Kristian Neal, McKalynne Helmke, Xavianna Porter, Jordynne Weese, 1:59.60; Boys 500 Free Drew Hostetler, 5:57.10; Boys 200 Free Relay Kenny Nguyen, Drew Hostetler, Steven Simpson, Brenton Billman, 1:42.65; Boys 100 Butterfly Steven Simpson, 1:01.06; Girls 100 Backstroke Kristian Neal, 1:18.12; Boys 100 Backstroke Steven Simpson, 1:05.99
This article originally appeared on The Times-Reporter: Wednesday's HS sports highlights: Tusky Valley tops Garaway in battle of IVC unbeatens