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Lacy scores 38 as Urbana tops Tigers

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West Liberty-Salem’s girls basketball team could not keep up with a fast-paced Urbana squad in the first half of their game Thursday as the Hillclimbers grabbed a 66-51 non-league victory.

The Tigers fall to 5-11 on the season, while the Hillclimbers even their overall mark to 8-8.

Melany Ward paced the Tigers with 28 points. Maria Daulton and Taylor Day each chipped in six points.

Urbana standout Trisha Lacy had another big night and led all scorers with 38 points.

The Hillclimbers jumped out to a 20-12 lead after the opening quarter. WL-Salem picked up its offense in the second quarter, but was still outscored 26-21.

The Hillclimbers took a 46-33 advantage into halftime.

WL-Salem kept battling back in the second half. The Tigers outscored the Hillclimbers 11-8, but still trailed 54-44.

Urbana sealed the win with a 12-7 effort in the fourth quarter.

In junior varsity action, WL-Salem beat Urbana 36-25. Madi Oelker tallied 11 points for the Tigers.

WL-Salem travels to Southeastern on Saturday for an Ohio Heritage Conference meeting.

URBANA 66, WL-SALEM 51

URBANA (8-8)

Lewis 0 0-2 0; Weinert 1 0-0 2; Russell 1 0-0 3; Lacy 13 7-9 38; Curnutte 3 0-0 9; Cooper 0 1-2 1; B. Rogan 5 3-5 13. Totals: 23 11-18 66.

WL-SALEM (5-11)

Daulton 2 0-0 6; Ward 11 1-2 28; Cox 1 0-0 2; Peterson 1 0-0 2; Day 3 0-0 6; Godwin 1 1-2 3; Eggleston 1 2-2 4. Totals: 20 4-6 51.

Hillclimbers    20    26    8    12      —     66

Tigers    12    21    11    7    —    51

Three pointers: Urbana 9 (Lacy 5, Curnutte 3, Russell); WL-Salem 7 (Ward 5, Daulton 2). Rebounds: Urbana 22; WL-Salem 24 (Daulton 7). Assists: WL-Salem (15 (Daulton 5). Steals: WL-Salem 8. Turnovers: Urbana 14; WL-Salem 23. Team fouls: Urbana 7; WL-Salem 12.

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