Richard Francis Frank B Young William Scaff Gregory A Silvia Jr Davis now the winningest coach in Lady Devils basketball history Clutch plays give Green Devils OT win Eighth grade Greyhounds go on the road, grab 55-41 conference win at Whiteoak Lady Indians can’t hang on, fall to Eastern Brown Indians open up with big Homecoming win Greyhounds drilled by Fairfield in season opener How to sell 94 losses NAES leads local schools represented at PBIS Showcase PHS Beta Club recognized as National School of Distinction MES wins Momentum Award for second year running Fire destroys Winchester business Martha Becraft Cynthia A Sopher Clarys Holliday Basketball Special: 2017-18 Justice girls lead Peebles to win over Felicity Senior Profile: Adison Wright Lady Dragons slain by buzzer-beater Freshmen double-doubles lead Lady Hounds to win in opener County mourns passing of OVSD Board member Tom Reed Peebles man arrested in connection with woman’s disappearance Leaving a written legacy Not really ready to go back to pioneer days Peebles Jr./Sr. High School awarded PBIS Bronze Award North Adams High School named National Beta School of Distinction Operation Christmas Child collects 1,867 boxes Samantha Jameson honored as Young Professional of the Year Youth Deer Season again plagued by bad weather Humane Society hosting Ugly Christmas Sweater contest Dec. 9 Local centenarian celebrates birthday number 100 with family and friends Jerry R Pratt Edward Lykins Jr NAES students focus on spreading kindness Leland P Sautter Kelly B Anderson Dorothy Grooms Sharon D Brumley Anna J Grooms Local student/athletes awarded Wendy’s Heisman Awards Lady Devils JV triumph in opener Senior Profile: Colten Ball Peebles hosts SHAC Boys Preview Lady Devils fall in tough opener Janet A Pedicord Nettie R Fleshman Senior Profile: Sianna Mills North Adams boys ride the ‘3’ train to victory Lady Devils trounce Georgetown Senior Profile: Austin Stamper North Adams’ Williams named OIAAA Administrator of the Year County hoops squads on display in SHAC Girls Preview Going off the grid Michael L Chamblin A newer, kinder county pound takes a more humane approach TAG students are winners at Invention Convention Adams County Florist decks the halls Thomas J Reed Shirley A Stiffler Sharon G Wright Lottie J Meade June R Williams Lions and Cowboys and no Bengals, thankfully Senior Profile: Tyler Horsley North Adams sweeps Manchester Cheer Championships Indians face tough test in first pre-season scrimmage Senior Profile: Abby Faulkner Seas reflects on second state tournament experience NA’s Harper signs to continue hoops career at Rio Grande Hendrickson named Assistant Coach of the Year in Division III girls soccer Take the hint, it’s Thanksgiving time again Small Business Saturday in Adams County Art Council’s newest production will have you ‘laughing through your tears’ North Adams students working to help the homeless Grateful Richard A Graham #SawyerStrong Billy L Smalley With some help from Adams County, Ohio Statehouse now has wheelchair charging station Wenstrup announces re-election campaign Delta Dental provides two local schools with new drinking fountains Ernie McFarland honored by Ohio Bankers League Veterans Day parade, ceremony held in West Union Adams County schools celebrate Veterans Day Being the change November: As Mr. Seas it Protecting Ohio seniors from rising healthcare costs It’s November-have some soup and pie SHAC Boys Preview is Nov. 24 at Peebles June Hall Alice B Himes Claudia U Mitchell TRAFFIC ALERT: SR 41 restrictions set for Saturday Jewell Foster Senior Profile: Nicholas Fish SHAC Girls Preview set for Nov. 17 Senior Profile: Lakyn Hupp

JV Lady Devils take tough loss at Eastern, 25-23

After romping to a 54-point win over Whiteoak in their season opener, Coach Tony Williams and his JV North Adams Lady Devils faced a little tougher foe on Monday, Nov. 30., traveling across county lines to face off with the Eastern Lady Warriors. It turned out to be an ugly evening for the Lady Devils as they committed 26 turnovers and shot just 22% from the field, but still managed to make it a tight contest, falling 25-23 to the Lady Warriors.

The story of the first quarter was the defensive pressure of the home team and the inability of the Lady Devils to handle it and score as the visitors managed just three points, all of them coming on an old-fashioned three-point play by Brooklyn Wylie. The Lady Warriors did their damage from the free throw line in the opening stanza, hitting 6 of 8 attempts on their way to a 10-3 advantage.

In the second period, the North Adams girls showed some life as they stepped up their own half court defensive pressure to get back in the game. Set plays on offense resulted in easy layups for Charlee Louden and Brooklyn Stout and by the halftime intermission, the Lady Devils had cut the Eastern lead to just 13-9.

The North Adams comeback continued after the break as they outscored Eastern 8-6 in the third quarter, narrowing the gap to 19-17 with six minutes of action remaining.

The fourth quarter turned out to be an exciting one, beginning when Wylie tallied another three-point play and then a free throw on the next North Adams possession to give the Lady Devils a 21-19 advantage. Both offenses were blanked for the next three minutes until a basket by Eastern’s Haley Fannin tied the game.

A minute later as the North Adams offense continued to sputter, the Lady Warriors took the lead on a pair of Destinie Rose free throws. Finally, with 1:35 left to play, the Lady Devils found the mark again as an offensive rebound and basket by McKayla Raines evened the scoreboard at 23 all.

After Eastern missed a pair of foul shots on their next offensive trip, the Lady Devils took possession with 30 seconds left and despite two timeouts by Coach Williams, could not come up with a score. In the final 10 seconds, a scramble took place underneath the Eastern basket and the ball eventually went out to Andrea Edminsten, who drained a 16-foot jumper with just 0.3 seconds left. A last second throw-in by the Lady Devils was for naught and the home team escaped with a 25-23 victory.

“We did a good job of digging ourselves out of a pretty deep hole early,” said Coach Williams. “We just have to become more consistent, which I think every team strives for. We have to finish more plays if we want to be successful. I know our girls are ready to get back to practice and work on improving.”

The Lady Devils (1-1) were led in scoring by 10 points from Brooklyn Wylie and 6 from Brooklyn Stout. McKayla Raines added 3 in the loss. Eastern was paced by 7 points from Haley Fannin and 6 from Morgan Reynolds.

NAHS 3 6 8 6 —23

EHS 10 3 6 6 —25

NAHS (23): Wylie 3 4-6 10, Louden 1 0-0 2, Stout 2 2-3 6, Raines 1 1-2 3, Harper 1 0-3 2, 8 7-15 23.

EHS (25): Edminsten 2 0-0 4, Cox 0 1-3 1, Sowers 1 0-0 2, Reynolds 1 4-4 6, Rose 0 2-6 2, Baker 0 1-2 1, Fannin 3 1-4 7, Malott 1 0-0 2, Team 8 9-19 25.

North Adams defenders Adison Wright, left, and Allison Harper, right, put the double team on this Eastern ball handler during JV action from Monday night at Eastern High School.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_JVgirls.jpgNorth Adams defenders Adison Wright, left, and Allison Harper, right, put the double team on this Eastern ball handler during JV action from Monday night at Eastern High School. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

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