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Louisville Keeps Pace in 1st with Win at Marlington

Sarah Lairson Louisville Leopards Vs. Marlington Dukes Girls Basketball 2017

Louisville 69, Marlington 59

The Louisville Leopards Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated the host Marlington Dukes 69-59 Beatty's Sports Grey Hoodie - Winter 2017Saturday Night at Marlington High School. With the victory, Louisville improves to 12-5 overall and remains tied with West Branch atop the NBC Standings with a 10-1 conference mark.

Sarah Lairson scored a team-high 19 points, grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds, dished out 4 assists, and recorded 3 steals to lead the Lady Leopards. Abby Beaver finished with 13 points to compliment her game-highs of 8 assists and 4 steals. Alexa Oberster also reached double figures with 10 points and pulled down 5 rebounds for Louisville.

Marlington led 10-9 at the end of the first quarter, but the Leopards offense kicked into high gear with a 20-point second quarter to take a 29-25 lead by halftime. Louisville extended their lead to 47-35 at the end of the third and remained ahead by double digits at the final buzzer.


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The Leopards out-shot the Dukes across the board. Louisville made 45% (24 of 53) of their shots from Grove Appliance Alliance Ohio Adthe field compared to Marlington’s 32% (16 of 49) performance from the floor. This included a 37% (3 of 8) to 26% (7 of 26) edge from beyond the arch and a 78% (18 of 23) to 71% (20 of 28) advantage from the charity stride.

The Dukes (13-5, 8-3) were led by Alivia Lepley who dropped in a game-high 24 points and Robin Campbell who poured in 20 points. Campbell finished with a team-high 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Brooke Brodzinski also scored 6 to round out the top Marlington scorers.

With the victory, the Leopards have defeated the Dukes 7 consecutive times and have now won 38 out of their last 40 head-to-head meetings overall. Louisville now leads the all-time series 66-17 with a 34-6 mark in games played at Marlington. The Lady Leopards are 19-1 when playing at MHS since 1998.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the New Philadelphia Quakers on Monday, January 30. JV will start at 6:00 PM and Varsity will follow around 7:30 PM.

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VARSITY STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 69, DUKES 59

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 9-20-18-22–69

Marlington 10-15-10-24–59

Team Stats

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Individual Stats

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Records: Louisville 12-5, 10-1; Marlington 13-5, 8-3

JV: Louisville 40, Marlington 28

The Lady Leopards JV Team downed the Dukes 40-28 at MHS Saturday Evening. With the win, Louisville improves to 13-3 overall and 9-2 in conference play.

Kayla Gibson scored a field goal in every quarter to lead the Lady Leopards with a game-high 11 points. Cassidy Kiko also scored 5 and the trio of Morgan Cole, Sydney Daniel, and Rachel Israel finished with 4 points a piece. All in all, 9 different Louisville players scored during the contest.

The Leopards shutout Marlington during the first quarter to lead 9-0. Louisville led 17-4 at the half and 32-10 at the end of three. The Lady Dukes nearly doubled their total from the first three quarters with an 18-point fourth quarter to finalize the score at 40-28.

Marlington was led by Nicole Cook who finished with a team-high 10. Taylor Herman and Nic Lambden also scored 6 points each.

JV STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 40, DUKES 28

LEOPARDS: Gibson 5 0-0 11, Kiko 2 1-2 5, Cole 2 0-0 4, Daniel 1 2-2 4, Israel 2 0-0 4, Agnone 1 0-0 3, Fresenko 1 1-1 3, Galentine 1 0-1 3, Rice 1 0-0 3. TOTAL 16 4-6 40.

3-Pointers (4): Agnone, Galentine, Gibson, Rice

Team FT: 4-6 67%

DUKES: Cook 5 0-0 10, Herman 2 0-0 6, Lambden 2 0-0 6, Hall 0 2-3 2, Taranto 1 0-5 2, Thompson 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 11 2-8 28.

3-Pointers (4): Herman 2, Lambden 2

Team FT: 2-8 25%

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 9-8-15-8–40

Marlington 0-4-6-18—28

Fouls: 14-11 Louisville

Turnovers: 16-12 Louisville

Records: Louisville 13-3, 9-2

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