PHILO - Freshman Melanie Poorman poured in 14 first-half points and scored a career-high 23 on the night, as visiting Maysville survived a third-quarter comeback bid by Philo for a 61-53 Muskingum Valley League girls basketball win Tuesday night.
LOGAN - Make no mistake about it: as far as the host team is concerned, the Logan Lady Chiefs Holiday Classic is more than just a couple non-conference games to fill in the holiday break.
LOGAN - Maysville exorcised an old demon Saturday night. A year ago, Albany Alexander ended the Panthers' season in the regional semifinals with a frustrating loss. Less than a year later, Maysville turned the tables in the Logan Holiday Tournament.
LOGAN - While the stakes weren't as high this time around, the Maysville Lady Panthers extracted a bit of revenge on the Alexander Lady Spartans in the lower bracket championship game of the Logan Lady Chiefs Holiday Classic Saturday night in the middle school gym.
ZANESVILLE - Maysville kickstarted the 2008 portion of its schedule with a 53-37 win over Fisher Catholic in non-league girls basketball action Wednesday night. Abby Miller's 12 points and five rebounds and Melanie Poorman's 11 points were the two double-digit scoring efforts in a well-balanced night for the Lady Panthers (10-3).
DRESDEN - Host Tri-Valley shot a sizzling 67 percent from the field Wednesday night and moved closer to a Muskingum Valley League championship with a convincing 63-40 romp over Maysville in the new Dawg House.
COSHOCTON - There will be a new state champion in Division II girls basketball this season. With the intent to prove a 55-43 season-opening home win over River View in mid-November was not a stroke of luck, Maysville rallied to topple the Lady Bears 45-42 in a Division II sectional final clash Wednesday night at Coshocton High School.
Last season, Maysville made a run to the Division III regional semifinal where they fell to Albany Alexander. Now, the Lady Panthers are one step away from returning to that point again, but this time in Division II as they face Beaver Local at 7 p.m. tonight in the district final at Ohio University-Eastern in Belmont.
BELMONT - Like an engine in cold weather, Maysville took some time to warm up Wednesday night. Once the Lady Panthers were revved up and ready, Beaver Local was in trouble.
ZANESVILLE - Maysville wasn't expected to be here. The Lady Panthers are in the regional semifinals for the second straight season, this time in Division II, despite losing two of their best players to graduation in All-Ohioan Rachel Poorman and post player Ashley Love.
There are players who make their teams go. A perfect example is Kristyn Heagen.
PHILO - The inside power of Licking County's Krystal Stoneking was too much for Muskingum Valley's smallish lineup to handle Sunday. Unfortunately for Licking, the tenacity of Maysville's Kaylie Butler and Crooksville's Katie Weaver took an even bigger toll.