Falcons advance to next round


By Nikki Blankenship - nblankenship@civitasmedia.com



Falcon Erin Daniels shoots in Minford’s trimphant tournament game Saturday.


The Minford Falcons girls basketball team were fierce and determined during Saturday’s Ohio High School Athletic Association’s (OHSAA) sectional finals at Rock Hill on Saturday, beating South Point 67-45. The win will take the Falcons on to the next round of tournaments, knocking South Point out of the games.

Ashley Blankenship led the Falcons with her best games thus far. Blankenship scored 31 points from 12-two point baskets and seven of nine free throws. Also leading for the Falcons was the reliable Erin Daniels, who scored 19 points. Daniels scored six-two point baskets, one-three point basket and four of five free throws.

The South Point Lady Pointers fought hard to make it this far; however, they were just not prepared for the Falcons. Leading for South Point was Emily Carey with 13 points.

Minford will go on to face Alexander at noon on Saturday at Waverly High School. The Wheelersburg Pirates will also play Saturday at Waverly against North Adams. The winner of the two games will compete for the Championship March 3 at 8:15 p.m.

Box Score

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South Point 5-16-5-19-45

Minford 11-15-15-26-67

Scoring Summary

South Point: Whitt-4, Mundy-6, Badgett-5, Lawson-7, Carey-13, Kearns-4, Hannah-6

Minford: Puckett-7, Daniels-19, Risner-2, Grasso-4, Pica-4, Blankenship-31

Falcon Erin Daniels shoots in Minford’s trimphant tournament game Saturday.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/02/web1_minfordDaniels.jpgFalcon Erin Daniels shoots in Minford’s trimphant tournament game Saturday.

By Nikki Blankenship

nblankenship@civitasmedia.com

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1930 or on Twitter @nikkib45653.

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1930 or on Twitter @nikkib45653.