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Tigers rely on strong second half to stop Irish 53-48

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West Liberty-Salem’s girls basketball team used a strong third quarter to pull out a 53-48 win over visiting Springfield Catholic Central on Saturday in Ohio Heritage Conference action.

The Tigers improve to 8-12 overall and 7-5 in the OHC, while the Irish slip to 4-6, 2-11.

Catholic Central led 17-16 after the opening quarter. The score was then tied 31-31 at halftime.

WL-Salem grabbed the momentum in the third quarter with a 10-4 run. That put the Tigers up 41-35.

The fourth quarter saw the Tigers fight off the Irish for the win.

Jamie Peterson sparked the Tigers with 13 points and Melany Ward tallied 12 points.

WL-Salem travels to Triad on Saturday for a local OHC contest.

WL-SALEM 53, SCC 48

SCC (4-16, 2-11)

Lough 2 0-0 4; Lyons 0 1-2 1; O’Conner 4 2-3 11; Lewis 8 11-14 27; Wade 1 1-1 3; Hilling 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16 15-20 48.

WL-SALEM (8-12, 7-5)

Daulton 1 2-2 5; Ward 6 0-2 12; Cox 2 0-0 5; Peterson 5 3-4 13; Day 3 0-1 7; Godwin 3 2-4 8; Eggleston 1 1-1 3. Totals: 21 8-14 53.

Irish    17    14    4    13     —    48

Tigers    16    15    10    12    —    53

Three pointers: SCC 1 (O’Conner); WL-Salem 3 (Daulton, Cox, Day). Rebounds: WL-Salem 28 (Cox 7). Assists: WL-Salem 11 (Ward 5). Steals: WL-Salem 12. Turnovers: WL-Salem 16 (Cox 4). Team fouls: SCC 12; WL-Salem 16.

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