Lady Panthers edge Wilmington, 50-49


By Blake Haley - Civitas Media



Miami Trace’s Samantha Ritenour (middle, right), goes up for the jump ball against Wilmington’s Tanner Stewart during an SCOL game at Wilmington High School Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.


WILMINGTON – Hanna Reisinger buried a wing three with just over 35 seconds left and Tanner Bryant hit two clutch free throws as Miami Trace held off a pesky Wilmington team, 50-49, in girls SCOL action Wednesday night.

The visiting Panthers had to overcome a highlight performance from Wilmington’s Mya Jackson as the freshman point guard tried to single-handily pull out a win.

Jackson scored 16 of her game-high 27 points in the second half, twice knotting the score in the final 1:30 with driving buckets.

After a Jackson lay-in tied it at 45, Miami Trace got good ball movement and found an open Reisinger for the go-ahead trey.

Wilmington got two looks at game-tying threes in the final seconds, missing both before Bryant’s two free throws iced the win for Miami Trace. Bryant finished the night with a team-high 16 points off the bench.

Things started slowly for Wilmington as the home team fell behind quickly 9-0, before Jackson finally broke the ice with a bucket over halfway through the opening quarter.

While the Lady Hurricane came out slow, Miami Trace was hot, hitting on 7-of-9 from the field in the opening quarter as the visitors led 18-4 late in the frame. However, behind the scoring of Jackson and sophomore Leah Frisco, who came off the bench to score all nine of her points in the first half, Wilmington was able to claw back to within a 29-25 margin at the break.

Jackson finished the night with 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting, and also added eight rebounds. She was 5-of-5 from the charity stripe. Katlyn Jamiel chipped in with seven points, and Frisco grabbed four boards to go with her nine points.

On Miami Trace’s side, sophomore Victoria Fliehman joined classmate Bryant in double figures with 14 points. Reisinger finished with eight points and Lexi Schwartz scored seven.

Miami Trace is now 15-3 overall, 10-1 in the SCOL.

Also Wednesday, Clinton-Massie defeated Hillsboro, 73-37.

Massie is now 7-3 in the SCOL, 13-3 overall.

Washington at East Clinton and McClain at Chillicothe were postponed Wednesday.

Miami Trace will host Hillsboro Saturday for Senior Night. The j-v game starts at 5:30 p.m.

Miami Trace’s Samantha Ritenour (middle, right), goes up for the jump ball against Wilmington’s Tanner Stewart during an SCOL game at Wilmington High School Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_SamanthaRitenourjumpballatWilmington1132016.jpgMiami Trace’s Samantha Ritenour (middle, right), goes up for the jump ball against Wilmington’s Tanner Stewart during an SCOL game at Wilmington High School Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.

By Blake Haley

Civitas Media

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