Western Reserve took a big step toward its fifth-straight Firelands Conference title with a 55-39 win over the St. Paul Lady Flyers on Thursday night at Western Reserve High School.
The Lady Riders improved to 10-2 overall and 7-0 in the FC, while St. Paul fell to 10-4 and 6-2.
Western held a slim 25-23 lead at the half, but busted the game open with a 16-4 third-quarter scoring edge.
“I was uncomfortable the whole game,” Western coach Brenda Friend said. “But these are the games where you learn more about yourselves."
Western Reserve was paced by senior Theresa Jackson, who scored 18 points.
Natalie Robson added 14 points.
Western shot 18-of-44 from the floor and 17-of-19 at the stripe.
St. Paul was led by junior Bella Stoll, who scored 15 points and had five rebounds.
The Lady Flyers shot 15-of-44 from the field.
Read more in Friday's Norwalk Reflector and Sandusky Register.