The second day of the 14th Classic in the Country Challenge featured six contests that included another round of overtime and a game with three double-doubles, all with dozens of college coaches taking it in.
Waterford came into Sunday’s contest ranked No. 1 in Ohio for Division IV but couldn’t overcome and was the third top-ranked team to fall the Classic this year as West Branch came out on top 38-35.
A game that was close throughout with neither team able to get more than a six-point lead, West Branch junior Kayla Hovorka led her team with a 13 points and nine rebounds.
Junior Megan Ball led Waterford with 14 points while junior Alli Kern grabbed 14 rebounds.
With Mason (No. 1 Div. I) falling to Homestead (Fort Wayne, IN) and Africentric (No. 1 Div. III) falling to host Hiland the first day, Dayton Carroll (No. 1, Div. II) should be glad it’s not on the schedule for this year’s Classic.
A 21-point showing from junior Jasmine Hale propelled Glen Este to its second win of the weekend at the Classic.
The Trojans took down Toledo Whitmer 42-36 to go with a 57-52 win over Wadsworth on Saturday.
Junior Kaylin Burdick chipped in 11 as Glen Este never trailed in the contest.
Senior Bryce Blood, headed to Valparaiso for college, had 14 points and 12 rebounds in a losing effort for Whitmer.
Lakota West had three players score in double figures in a 48-43 win over St. Rose, a team making its way to Berlin from New Jersey.
Junior Abby Prohaska (Notre Dame) and freshman Nevaeh Dean each had a dozen points while junior Jasmine Bellow came off the bench to score 11 for Lakota West, ranked No. 3 in Division I.
For St. Rose, junior Luciana Thomas had 13 points and 12 rebounds while junior Mikayla Markham (Columbia) had 13 points.
Solon trailed at halftime but used double-doubles from a pair of players to take down (Huber Heights) Wayne 56-48.
Solon junior Valencia Myers had the best rebounding performance so far in this year’s Classic as she pulled down 18 boards to go with her 15 points. Senior Dee Bekelja (DePaul) also scored 15 points while pulling down 10 points.
Junior Shai McGruder led Wayne with 14 points and 14 rebound while sophomore Destiny Bohanon also scored 14.
Mason overcame a 17-point second-half deficit to come back and defeat Gilmour Academy 63-60 in overtime.
Senior Samari Mowbray (Miami, Oh) had 22 for Mason as did sophomore Samantha Puisis.
Senior Emily Kelley (Winthtop) led Gilmour Academy with 16 points, while junior Naz Hillmon had 15 and sophomore Annika Corcoran had 11.
The second day of action at the Classic In the Country came to a close with Mount Notre Dame bouncing back from a two-point loss on Saturday to defeat Wadsworth 49-39.
Sophomore Gabbie Marshall had 12 to lead the Cougars and junior Abby Voss had 11.
Wadsworth junior Peyton Banks had a game-high 17 in the losing effort.