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December 4, 2012
The Herald-Star

Huskies win first game

CADIZ - Katie Ellzy totaled 17 points and 14 rebounds as the Harrison Central girls basketball team defeated visiting Buckeye Local, 47-30, Monday night.

Jessica Custer added 11 points and Jess Ledger eight for the Huskies.

Lauren Swiger finished with 10 points and Alexis Valuska nine for the Panthers.

Harrison Central 47, Buckeye Local 30

BUCKEYE LOCAL (0-2): Zeroski 1, 2-3 5; Swiger 4, 2-3 10; Fedorko 0, 0-2 0; Leonard 1, 0-0 2; Fillipovich 1, 0-0 2; Valuska 4, 1-3 9; Czuchran 1, 0-0 2. Totals - 12, 5-11 30. 3-pointers: Zeroski.

HARRISON CENTRAL (1-2): Ledger 3, 0-0 8; Compher 2, 0-0 5; Dodds 0, 1-2 1; Dunfee 1, 2-2 5; Ellzy 8, 1-1 17; Custer 4, 2-2 11. Totals - 18, 6-7 47. 3-pointers: Ledger 2, Compher, Custer, Dunfee.

Lady Barons lose at home

STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan University of Steubenville women's basketball team dropped a 62-47 decision to Bethany at home. FUS took the matchup as a challenge, playing an extremely physical game with their non-conference opponent.

"Bethany is a tough team," FUS head coach Suzy Delaney said. "They have a good program with a big bench, strong girls and fundamental stability."

Starting off with a seven-point lead, Bethany came out pressing full court from the beginning of the game. The fight for the ball was visible within the first half, while Franciscan's shots weren't falling with as much consistency as their opponents.

"We didn't give up when the game got rough. We kept playing hard and looking for openings.

Allyson Cooney, a sophomore forward, was flattened inside the key in the end of the first half, her first of five charges throughout the game.

"I am very proud of Allyson's effort. Her five charges are a statistic of pride for our team," Delaney said. "She laid it all down, mentally and physically. That inspires the girls to play the same way."

Ending the first half 31-28 with a three-point lead, the Bisons picked up the pace and dominated the second half.

"Everyone rose to the challenge. We were working hard on the defensive end, but our girls were tired," Delaney said. "When you're exhausted, it's harder to remain mentally tough."

Leading Franciscan in rebounds, Cooney had seven boards, seven points and five charges. Sophomores Amy O'Keefe and Lacey Huck had 13 and 12 points, respectively.

"The challenge of going up against this team will only make us better for our conference matches," Delaney said. "I am proud of our girls' efforts, and we look forward to getting another shot on Wednesday."

Brooke swimmers sweep

WELLSBURG - The Brooke swim teams swept visiting Wheeling Central Monday (103-60 girls, 93-53 boys).

Sara Riggs won the 200 IM (2:39.34), Emiley Czeszticki the 100 fly (:17.74), Jessie Wayne the 500 free (6:24.53) and Jennifer Brezny the 100 back (1:30.06).

The Bruins also won the 200 and 400 free relays.

Brooke's Bradley Wilcox captured the 50 free (26.64) and 100 fly (1:08.62), Jordan Harlan the 100 free (55.87), Dante Rosso the 500 free (6:04.59), Alex Wilson the 100 back (1:28.91) and Zachary Barnette the 100 breaststroke (1:19.76).

The boys also won the 200 and 400 free relays.

Big Red girls split, boys win

STEUBENVILLE - Steubenville's girls swim team defeated East Richland Christian (124-12) and lost to Barneville (89-79), while the boys beat the Shamrocks (113-20) Monday at the Big Red Natatorium.

Steubenville's Katie Slivka won the 500 free (6:48.35) and the 100 breaststroke (1:24.26) and Allie Zimish won the 100 fly (1:20.95).

For the boys, Leon Lervy touched the wall first in the 50 free (26.5) and 100 free (1:03.52), Ryan Ledakis the 200 IM (2:53.34), Dominic DiCarlo the 100 fly (1:15.66), Dylan Pickerington in the 100 back (1:24.30) and Alex Isla the 100 breaststroke (:27.24).

Big Red to honor Dragiun

STEUBENVILLE - Steubenville High School, in conjunction with the Big Red Boosters Club, will present a memorial plaque to the family of Joe Dragoun, in appreciation of his commitment and dedication to Steubenville High School and its athletes.

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