Westerville News & Public Opinion

Girls Basketball

North hammers Scioto for 11th consecutive win

After starting 2-4, the Westerville North High School girls basketball team had won 11 games in a row before playing Dublin Jerome on Jan. 29 in an OCC-Cardinal Division contest.

The Warriors were 13-4 overall and had won 29 consecutive league games before playing the Celtics.

Entering the week, North led the OCC-Cardinal at 9-0, ahead of Hilliard Bradley (8-2) and Jerome (6-3).

On Jan. 24, Symone Simmons scored 22 points to lead North past Dublin Scioto 73-34 in a league game. Hannah Ferguson had 12 points and Anna Gibbs had eight as 11 players scored for the Warriors. Devin Jackson had seven points and Nicole Post scored six.

North had 10 players score in a 59-42 win over Centennial on Jan. 22. Ferguson and Simmons both scored 16 points and Gibbs and Kelsey Walker added five apiece.

Central loses three in a row

Central was 8-9 overall and 6-4 in the OCC-Cardinal and had lost three consecutive games before playing Hilliard Bradley on Jan. 29.

The Warhawks lost to Canal Winchester 50-46 on Jan. 24 in a league game. Andrea Hodge scored 21 points, Halle Kramer had nine and Morghan Hyatt had eight.

Hyatt, Kramer and Arie Williams all scored eight points as Central lost to Ready 53-35 on Jan. 21. Imani Steele had seven points.

On Jan. 25, the Warhawks lost to New Albany 34-32. Hodge scored 16 points and Taylor Feinman had five.

South earns win over Watterson

South was 10-8 overall and 5-5 in the OCC-Cardinal before playing Scioto on Jan. 29.

The Wildcats defeated Watterson 61-53 on Jan. 21 as Chanelle Moore scored 22 points and Camille McLellan had 19 with four 3-pointers. Cheyenne Raker added 12 points.

Moore scored 16 and Raker added six as South lost to Bradley 41-29 in league play Jan. 24.

Through 17 games, Moore was averaging 17.9 points and 12.6 rebounds. McLellan was averaging 10.2 points, followed by Raker (8.1) and Jada Smoot (7.6).

-- Scott Hennen