Galva and the host Spartans both dropped their first two outings in the Ridgewood Thanksgiving Tournament, while ROWVA has a chance to grab some hardware in its own Lady Cranberry Classic.

Galva and the host Spartans both dropped their first two outings in the Ridgewood Thanksgiving Tournament, while ROWVA has a chance to grab some hardware in its own Lady Cranberry Classic.

Ridgewood Thanksgiving Tournament

The Galva Lady Wildcats were 0-2 entering Wednesday (Nov. 15) night’s pool play action at Woodhull.

Under first-year head coach Dan Russell, the Lady Cats dropped their tourney opener to Orion 48-42 Monday night and fell to Monmouth-Roseville 51-37 Tuesday night.

Against Orion, Galva enjoyed six-point leads on two occasions in the second quarter, but the Lady Chargers closed the first half with a 9-2 spurt to move in front 17-16 at the break.

It was Orion’s turn to stretch the lead to six in the third quarter, 26-20, but a 3-pointer from Tressa Rogers pulled the Lady Cats within 30-29 going into the final frame.

Orion pulled away late in the fourth quarter as Danielle Taets tallied nine of her game-high 21 points. The Lady Chargers hit 6 of 8 free throws down the stretch to ice the win.

Josie Berry topped the Lady Cats with 11 points and Darrah Schilling chipped in with 10.

Tuesday against Mon-Rose, the Lady Cats were tied 13-13 at the quarter behind eight points from Brynn Patty, but the Lady Titans pulled away in the middle two frames with a 27-9 run. Patty was the lone Galva player in double figures with 13 points.

The host Spartans dropped a pair of close ones to Bushnell-Prairie City and Rockridge in pool play.

B-PC used a 14-6 run in the fourth quarter to pull away from Ridgewood 45-33 Monday night, while Rockridge slipped past the tourney hosts 42-41 Tuesday night. Carlie Barman led Ridgewood in both outings with 15 points vs. B-PC and 18 points vs. Rockridge.

The pool play standings after two nights at Ridgewood are:

Pool A — Riverdale 2-0, Rockridge 1-0, Bushnell-Prairie 1-1, Elmwood 0-1 and Ridgewood 0-2.

Pool B — Orion 2-0, Knoxville 1-0, Monmouth-Roseville 1-1, United 0-1 and Galva 0-2.

 

Lady Cranberry Classic

ROWVA and Mercer County entered Wednesday (Nov. 15) night’s matchup with 2-0 records, with the winner claiming the 32nd annual Lady Cranberry Classic title.

ROWVA earned two hard-fought wins in the four-team, round-robin event. The host Lady Tigers slipped past Abingdon-Avon 42-39 Monday night and took down West Central 36-30 Tuesday night.

First-year ROWVA head coach Mike Weitekamp was victorious in his debut Monday as Abby Stowe’s 13 points helped the Lady Tigers past A-Town.

“A lot of freshmen and sophomores but it’s a quality group looking to build and after tonight, we move forward,” said Weitekamp after the win.

Three straight baskets by freshman Mia Ponce-Voss helped ROWVA erase a 33-32 deficit in the fourth quarter.

The Lady Tigers — winners of just one game in the 2016-17 season — picked up their second win Tuesday night against the Heat.

ROWVA used a 14-9 run in the fourth quarter to hold off West Central. Stormy Johnson topped the Lady Tigers with 10 points.

(Robb Strack, GateHouse Media Illinois, contributed to this story.)