NEW RIEGEL - At times in the second half, things looked bleak for New Riegel. The Blue Jackets trailed McComb 23-18 at halftime, fell behind by 11 in the third quarter and trailed 33-26 heading to the fourth.
But New Riegel responded with a 28-10 fourth quarter run to power past the Panthers 54-43.
"Amazing comeback," said New Riegel coach Steve Lucius. "The kids just kept getting after them defensively. I am extremely proud of our kids."
Taylor Arbogast scored 10 of her game-high 20 points in the final quarter. Kara Scherger and Lauren Ladd each scored seven over the final eight minutes to secure the win.
Scherger tallied 15 on the game and Ladd nine.
Arbogast was also tops on the glass, pulling down eight rebounds while also picking up six steals. Morgan Noftz chipped in for New Riegel (5-1) with seven rebounds, five assists and three steals. Scherger also grabbed five steals.
Whippets too good for TC
SHELBY - Columbian got good days from Jocelyn Cole and Valesha Province, but it wasn't enough against the reigning Northern Ohio League co-champs. Shelby the visiting Tornadoes 57-38 Saturday.
Cole led TC with 13 points including three 3-pointers. Province poured in 12 points and shared the team-high in rebounds with five. However the rest of the Tornado roster combined for just 13 points on the afternoon.
Megan Moore also gathered five rebounds while Marissa Ward dished out three assists for TC.
Taylor Goth led three Whippets scoring in double-figures with 14 points. Devan Murray had 12 points to go with seven rebounds while Emma Hostetler chipped in 10 points.
Comets are out of this world
OLD FORT - Genoa flexed its muscles Saturday at Old Fort as there was little the Stockaders could do to bring the Comets back down to Earth.
Genoa raced out to a 20-2 lead after one quarter and cruised to a 70-18 victory.
Haley Pickard led Genoa with 18 points while Ciara Albright chipped in 15 as 10 different Comets tallied points.
Defensively, Genoa stifled the Stockaders, forcing 54 turnovers.
Old Fort was led by Michaela Davidson with seven points. Hope Gippert added six.
Redmen stumble early
GLANDORF - Ottawa-Glandorf blitzed Fostoria 23-0 in the first quarter Saturday to set the tone in a 69-24 win.
Erica Moore's 10 points led the Redmen (0-5) in the loss. Jada Hampton scored eight points.