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Girls basketball: Firelands loses in title game, Saints win consolation at Clipper Invitational


LORAIN — Chad Miller would like his Meadowdale team to face more opponents like Firelands.
Dave Kudela, head coach of Firelands, does not think his Falcons will see too many more teams like Miller’s Lions this season.
Meadowdale, from Dayton, used its distinct size advantage to overpower Firelands, 54-43 in the championship game of Friday’s Clipper Invitational. Meadowdale (7-4) outrebounded Firelands (2-7) by
40-30 and had seven offensive rebounds turned into baskets.  The Falcons made only one field goal off an offensive rebound.
“For the first time this year our size really helped us,” Miller said. “Usually, we play teams that are bigger than we are.”
Firelands, with no player taller than 5-foot-9, had difficulty with 6-1 Karmeika Trammail (14 rebounds) and 6-2 Uniqua Northcutt (eight rebounds).  Trammail led all scorers with 16 points, with four of her six field goals coming off offensive rebounds.
“That’s a very talented team,” Kudela said of Meadowdale. “They’re big inside and they’re very physical. We’re not going to see many other teams that big and that physical.”
The Falcons had a good first quarter and owned a 14-10 lead at the conclusion of the period.  But Meadowdale scored the first eight points of the second and went on a 13-3 burst to take a lead they wouldn’t give up for the rest of the night. The Lions held a 16-6 edge in rebounding for the second quarter.
The third period wasn’t any better for Falcons. Ashley Dokes’ basket 22 seconds into the fourth gave Meadowdale its biggest lead at that point at 41-28.
Seven unanswered points by the Falcons trimmed the lead to six points with 5:11 to play before the Lions scored the next 10 points over 2:28 to effectively end Firelands’ chances.
Teresa Davis, despite being hounded by foul trouble throughout the game, led Firelands with 12 points and was named to the all-tournament team. Erin Phillips, also picked all-tournament for the Falcons, scored 10. Rachael Melendez had eight assists.
Also landing all-tournament honors were Ashley Evans of Southview and Alex Wright of Clearview.
Southview 63,
Clearview 40

Freshman Shaniqua Ogle scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Ashley Evans added 19 points as Southview (5-5) downed host Clearview (7-3) in the Clipper Invitational consolation game.
Alex Wright led the Clippers with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
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Meadowdale 54,
Firelands 43

MEADOWDALE (54): Jalisa Evans 3-1-7, Ashley Dokes 5-0-11, Jazmine Bell 1-1-3, Karmeika Trammail 6-4-16, Uniqua Northcutt 3-1-7, Bri’nae Ellis 2-0-4, Ashley Bumpus 0-0-0, Ashley Lockhart 1-0-2, Amanda Jackson 2-0-4, Shatona Moss 0-0-0. Totals 23-7-54.
FIRELANDS (43): Kelly Quarando 4-0-8, Rachael Melendez 2-0-4, Teresa Davis 5-0-12, Erin Phillips 4-2-10, Abby Williams 4-0-9, Jackie Kapalin 0-0-0, Jessica Fields 0-0-0, Kayla Williams 0-0-0. Totals 19-2-43.
Meadowdale 10 15 14 15 — 54
Firelands 14 8 6 15 — 43
Three-point goals: Meadowdale 1 (Dokes), Firelands 3 (Davis 2, A. Williams). Rebounds: Meadowdale 40 (Trammail 14), Firelands 30 (Quarando, Phillips 8). Turnovers: Meadowdale 14, Firelands 20. Total fouls: Meadowdale 8, Firelands 14. Fouled out: None.
Southview 63,
Clearview 40

SOUTHVIEW (63): Tommila Richardson 3-0-6, Celeste Adkinson 1-0-2, Ashley Evans 8-1-19, Maria Nazario 3-4-10, Shaniqua Ogle 9-3-21, Tiondra Smith 1-1-3, Jasmine Barnett 0-0-0, Tierra Whitfield 1-0-2. Totals 26-9-63.
CLEARVIEW (40): Mercedes Thompson 1-3-5, Sarah Scheithauer 3-0-6, Shayla Evans 5-0-10, Alexandria Wright 4-3-11, Gabby Suppa 1-3-5, Jody Zellers 1-1-3, Adriene Ward 0-0-0, Shivon Nolan 0-0-0, Myia Bason 0-0-0. Totals 15-10-40.
Southview  12 18 14 19 — 63
Clearview 7 11 15 7 — 40
Three-point goals: Southview 2 (Evans 2), Clearview 0.

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