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Louisville Still Unbeaten in NBC, Defeats Minerva – Girls Basketball

Louisville 55, Minerva 45

The Louisville Leopards Girls Varsity Basketball Team earned a 55-45 road victory over the Minerva Beatty's Sports Louisville Leopards Basketball 2016-17 HoodieLions Wednesday at MHS. With the victory, Louisville improves to 7-2 overall and remains undefeated at 5-0 in the NBC.

Abby Beaver scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Lady Leopards. Sarah Lairson also scored 16 points to go along with a game-high 4 steals. Both Beaver and Lairson finished with 3 assists a piece.

Louisville took command of the game early in building a 16-6 double advantage after the first quarter. Minerva rallied to cut the deficit to 25-20 by halftime, but the Leopards outscored the Lions 30-25 in the second half to take the game.


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Louisville won despite being out-rebounded 32-18 including a 21-13 disadvantage on the defensive end. Lauren Frigyes led the Lions with a game-high 12 rebounds and a team-high 16 points. Ellie Jackson led the Leopards on the boards with 6 rebounds while also dropping in 8 points.

Bri Gassman produced a solid stat line for Minerva with 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Madison Pearson also tacked on 7 points and 2 assists for the Lions who dropped to 4-4 overall and 1-3 in the NBC.

Louisville has now defeated Minerva in 5 straight meetings overall. The Leopards now lead the all-time series 42-19, which includes a 19-11 record in games played on the Lions home court.

UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next travel to Wooster to take on the Generals on Thursday, December 29. JV will begin at 6:00 PM and Varsity will follow around 7:30 PM.

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 VARSITY STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 55, LIONS 45

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 16-9-16-14–55

Minerva 6-14-12-13–45

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Louisville Leopards at Minerva Lions Girls Basketball Box Score 12-28-2016

Records: Louisville 7-2, 5-0; Minerva 4-4, 1-3

JV: Louisville 36, Minerva 28

The Lady Leopards JV Team defeated the host Lions 36-28 at Minerva High School Wednesday Evening. With the win, Louisville improves their overall mark to 6-2 with a 4-1 record in conference play.

Nine different Lady Leopards scored during the game led by Kayla Gibson who dropped in a team-high 8. Jenna Agnone also scored 7 and Morgan Cole, Maggie Galentine, and Izzy Rich also added 4 each.

The Lions were led by Hannah Wayts who scored a game-high 11 points. Sarah Carver also had 7 and Jenna Walton tallied 6.

JV STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 36, LIONS 28

LEOPARDS: Gibson 4 0-0 8, Agnone 3 1-1 7, Cole 2 0-0 4, Galentine 2 0-0 4, Rich 1 2-3 4, Daniel 1 1-2 3, Fresenko 1 0-0 2, Israel 1 0-0 2, Nyland 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 16 4-6 36.

3-Pointers: None

Team FT: 4-6 67%

LIONS: Wayts 5 0-0 11, Carver 3 0-0 7, Walton 2 1-3 6, Hartong 1 0-0 2, Slentz 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 12 1-5 28.

3-Pointers (3): Carver, Walton, Wayts

Team FT: 1-5 20%

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 7-10-8-11–36

Minerva 6-9-7-6–28

Fouls: 12-10 Louisville

Turnovers: 16-6 Minerva

Records: Louisville 6-2, 4-1

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