Louisville Falls Victim to Undefeated West Branch 59-41

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West Branch 59, Louisville 41

Grove Appliance Alliance Ohio AdThe Louisville Leopards Girls Varsity Basketball Team fell to the host West Branch Warriors 59-41 Saturday Afternoon at West Branch High School. With the loss, Louisville drops to 2-10 on the year with a 2-5 record in the NBC.

Ellie Jackson scored a team-high 12 points, dished out a team leading 4 assists, and recorded 2 steals to lead the Lady Leopards. Sherilynn Mullett also scored 8, and both Kayla Gibson and Erin Hahn added 7 a piece to round out the Louisville top scorers. Hahn also led the team with 3 steals and Cassidy Kiko finished with a team best 5 rebounds.

West Branch took a 16-4 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. They led 30-17 at the break and 47-28 heading into the final period. The Warriors out-shot the Leopards 42% (17 of 40) to 30% (15 of 50) from the floor for the game. They also won the battle on the boards 32-20, which included a 21-10 advantage on the defensive glass.

Louisville Leopards Basketball Net Light Blue Long Sleeve - Beatty's Sports 2017The Lady Warriors were led by Kayla Hovorka and Natalie Zuchowski who poured in a game-high 16 points each. Zuchowski also had a game best 8 rebounds and Hovorka recorded a game leading 5 assists to go along with 6 boards. Grace Heath and Sarrah Tennefoss also tallied 7 points each for West Branch 

This was the 60th all-time meeting between the Leopards and Warriors. West Branch has taken the last two head-to-head meetings and leads the all-time series 38-22 which includes a 23-7 mark at home. The Warriors have now won 7 out of their last 8 against Louisville on their home court.

UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next host the Carrollton Warriors on Saturday, January 13. JV will begin at 12:00 PM and Varsity will follow around 1:30 PM.


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Varsity Statistics

WARRIORS 59, LEOPARDS 41

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 4-13-11-13–41

West Branch 16-14-17-12–59

Team Statistics

Individual Statistics

Records: West Branch 10-0, 7-0; Louisville 2-10, 2-5

JV: West Branch 64, Louisville 26

JV Statistics

WARRIORS 64, LEOPARDS 26

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 5-7-10-4—26

West Branch 13-23-45–64

LEOPARDS: Cole 3 3-5 9, Joseph 2 2-2 6, Bast 1 3-4 5, Siegfried 1 2-2 4, Mullett 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 8 10-13 26.

3-Pointers: None

Team FT: 10-13 77%

WARRIORS: Searpetti 5 0-0 11, Bock 4 0-0 8, Davidson 4 0-2 8, Egli 3 1-2 8, Havorka 3 1-2 8, Showelter 2 1-2 6, Tuel 2 1-1 5, Laut 0 3-4 3, McQuilken 1 1-6 3, Pidgeon 2 0-0 3, Tuel 0 1-2 1. TOTAL 25 9-21 64.

3-Pointers (5): Egli, Havorka, Pidgeon, Searpetti, Showelter

Team FT: 9-21 43%

 

Fouls: 17-14 Louisville

Records: Louisville 10-2, 4-1

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