By Tom Nader
Publisher and Editor
STREETSBORO 49, NORTON 42
The Rockets snapped the Panthers’ incredible 72-game league-winning streak on Monday night in Streetsboro with a seven-point Metro Athletic Conference victory.
With the game tied 33-33 entering the fourth quarter, the Rockets used a 16-9 fourth quarter to pull out the win.
Streetsboro had three players score in double-digits, with Sydney Abbuhl leading the way with 13 points. Ella Kassan scored 12 points and Naomi Benson added 10 for the Rockets (8-3, 6-2 MAC).
The Panthers had not lost a league game since the 2017-18 season. A remarkable run that has included five consecutive league championships.
On Monday, Norton (6-6, 5-1) was led in scoring by Bailey Acord, who finished with a game-high 23 points.
Woodridge and Norton are now tied atop the MAC standings with identical 5-1 records.
Streetsboro is a game back.
FIELD 68, SPRINGFIELD 41
Ally Harlin poured in a career-high 27 points to highlight the Falcons’ road victory over the Spartans.
The win improved Field to 8-5 overall and 5-3 in the Metro Athletic Conference.
Harlin connected on 13 field goals total in the game, including a 3-pointer.
She was joined in double figures by Delilah Rahe, who finished with a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Springfield’s scoring leader was Kendal Wilderman with 15 points.
The Falcons established a 20-10 lead after the first quarter, then took a 38-20 advantage to halftime over the Spartans (3-10, 1-7 MAC).
ROOTSTOWN 68, ALLIANCE 53
Sophomore Nadia Lough had a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds as the Rovers defeated the Aviators in a non-league game on Monday.
Porter Smith also had a nice game offensively for the Rovers, scoring 12 points on six made field goals.
Rootstown (11-1) dominated the first half, outscoring Alliance (6-9) 35-14.
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