By Tom Nader
Publisher and Editor
WINDHAM 52, ST. JOHN 38
The Bombers’ Briah Daniel poured in a career-high 30 points to highlight the team’s double-digit victory over St. John on Thursday.
Mariah Woods added nine points to help Windham’s effort.
After grabbing a small 12-11 lead after the first quarter, the Bombers took control of the game with a 24-point second quarter that allowed them to carry a 36-19 lead into halftime.
WOODRIDGE 46, FIELD 35
The Bulldogs used a game-changing 20-point fourth quarter to pull away and capture a home victory over the visiting Falcon on Thursday in Peninsula.
The two teams battled closely through the first three quarters of action before Woodridge dominated Field 20-8 over the game’s final eight minutes.
Woodridge connected on 16-of-28 from the free-throw line and were led in scoring by Cam Hoover, who had 16 points.
Leah Mencer and Emma Woods both hit for nine points for the Bulldogs, who improved to 6-1 in the Metro Athletic Conference.
Field, which led narrowly 27-26 going into the fourth quarter, was led by Delilah Rahe’s 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Maddie Jacobs scored eight points, including a pair of 3s, for the Falcons (6-5, 4-3).
STREETSBORO 60, COVENTRY 14
Standout post players Naomi Benson and Ella Kassan combined to score more than half of the Rockets’ points in their home victory over the Comets.
Benson scored 18 points, while Kassan was in support with 15 points for Streetsboro.
It was part of a first-half offensive explosion for Streetsboro, which led 24-2 after the first quarter and 45-9 by halftime.
WATERLOO 53, CRESTWOOD 52
Trailing 36-30 entering the fourth quarter, the Waterloo Vikings followed the leadership of senior Navarre Alhassan to pull off a comeback victory over the visiting Red Devils on Thursday in Atwater.
Alhassan scored nine fourth-quarter points and the Vikes outscored the Devils 23-16 over the game’s final eight minutes.
For the game, Alhassan led all scorers with 19 points.
Also scoring in double-digits for Waterloo (7-2), which jumped its win streak to six games, were Aidan Hall and Anthony Podojil, who both scored 10 points.
Crestwood (4-6) sophomore Dekota Johnson scored 18 points to lead the Devils in scoring, while Charlie Schweickert was right behind him with 16 points. Both players buried four 3-pointers, as the Devils knocked down nine as a team.