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Lady Eagles beat Chadwick at buzzer for third in Sparta


For the second time this season, Hartville’s McKinley Sanders hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to secure tournament hardware for the Lady Eagles.

With Hartville down one, Sanders’ 3-point shot from the top of the key hit off the backboard and fell through the rim to put the Lady Eagles over Chadwick, 50-49 for third place in the Sparta Lady Trojan Tournament.

It was a back and forth game as both teams exchanged leads throughout the game.

Chadwick’s Kerrigan Guerin had 11 points in the fourth to put her team up by two before Sanders hit the game winning shot.

Sanders made four 3-pointers in the game and finished with a team-high 25 points.

Molly Brown had 10 points. Both players were named to the All-Tournament team.

Meanwhile, Kylie Harris added seven points, Jenna Kelley scored six points and Hannah Keith had two points.

Their other win in the tournament was a solid 46-19 victory over in-county rival Norwood.

Hartville’s offense struggled early, scoring just eight points in the opening quarter.

The Lady Eagles then outscored the Lady Pirates, 38-14, the rest of the way to win the game, 46-19.

Sanders scored a team-high 20 points to lift Hartville to the win.

Kelley added 12 points, Harris scored 10 points, Brown added one point while both Kaylee Ferguson and Erin Still scored one point.

Hartville lost just their third game of the season to the host Lady Trojans, 61-35.

Hartville’s offense was held to just 17 points through three quarters before putting 18 on the board in the fourth quarter alone.

Sanders scored 27 points for the Lady Eagles. Keith had five points, Kelley added two points and Brown scored one point.

Before the tournament, the Lady Eagles held off a pesky Forsyth team, 50-44.

The Lady Eagles were down eight after the first quarter before Sanders’ seven points and Harris’ four in the second quarter cut the lead to one at halftime.

Hartville outscored Forsyth, 28-21, in the second half to pick up the win over the Lady Panthers in Hartville.

Sanders had a team-high 23 points, Kelley had 10, Harris added nine and Brown scored eight points.


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