Prep girls basketball: MHS girls extend win streak to 4

CAMBRIDGE – Marietta High won its fourth straight girls basketball game, defeating host Cambridge, 48-34 in East Central Ohio League action Wednesday night.

“It was kind of a sloppy game,” said MHS head coach Mark Hannuksela. “Both teams were impatient and out of control at times.

“In the fourth quarter, we finally calmed down, played under control, and it made a difference.

Non-starter Starr Johnson and starter Lain Weppler each scored 12 points to lead the Lady Tigers.

“Starr gave us a big lift, coming off the bench,” Hannuksela said.

Alle Moore had nine markers and seven rebounds.

The Lady Bobcats were paced by Hallie Stocker’s 14 points. Kiersten Taylor had eight markers.

MHS improved its record to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the ECOL, while CHS fell to 2-3 and 0-3.

The Lady Tigers led 19-17 at the half, and broke open a relatively close game with a 15-6 run in the fourth quarter.

In the JV game, Marietta beat Cambridge 47-20. Kallee Dowler tallied 12 points, and Madison Miller netted nine.

MHS is scheduled to host Rosecrans in another ECOL tilt at Sutton Gym Saturday at 3 p.m.

West Muskingum 60, Morgan 32

McCONNELSVILLE – Morgan stayed close to visiting West Muskingum in the first half but faded after the break and dropped a 60-32 decision in a Muskingum Valley Conference girls basketball game Wednesday night.

Tiffany Hopkins netted nine points to pace the Lady Raiders, who fell to 3-2 overall and 2-2 in the MVL.

Amisha Herd scored a game-high 21 points to lead West Muskingum ((3-2, 3-2). Katie Ware added nine, and Mariah Lynn, Mallorie Miller, and Abby Rutter each had eight.

Morgan trailed 23-20 at haltime but was outpointed by West Muskingum 19-3 in the third quarter and 18-9 in the final stanza.

The Lady Raiders finished with 29 turnovers.