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High School Roundup (Nov. 22): Falcons, Riders collect first girls basketball wins

High School Roundup (Nov. 22): Falcons, Riders collect first girls basketball wins


By Tom Nader

Publisher and Editor




The Falcons rebounded from their opening-season loss to Rootstown on Friday by turning around just four days later and defeating the Manchester Panthers in Brimfield.

So much that went against the Falcons in Friday’s loss to the Rovers was turned around on  Tuesday.

Field was out-rebounded on Friday, but won the rebounding battle against the Panthers, 43-28, led by sophomore Delilah Rahe’s 15.

Field (1-1) turned the ball over in heavy doses on Friday, but won the turnover differential, 24-13.

Rahe also scored 19 points to go with her big rebounding total to notch a double-double.

Abby Harlin joined Rahe in double figures for the Falcons, scoring 11 points.

Field had just four players score, with Ally Harlin (7 points) and Olivia Bey (5 points) joining the scoring column.



A superb overall defensive performance was highlighted by the Rough Riders holding the visiting Griffins to just two points scored in the entire first half.

It allowed Roosevelt (1-0) to build a 22-2 lead by halftime, then maintain the double-digit advantage throughout the second half in the first girls basketball home game inside the school’s new gymnasium.

Lexie Canning led the Rough Riders in scoring with 11 points, while pulling down seven rebounds. Two other Roosevelt players had seven rebounds, including Katie Keller and Claire Van Damme.

Arie Wilson added eight points for the Riders.

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