West Branch & Salem meet in Game of the Week tilt

Game of the Week

Peyton Alazaus led West Branch past Carrollton in their last outing

Salem Quakers vs. West Branch Warriors High School Basketball Game of the Week

In each of their last 3 meetings, outcome has been decided by 9 points or less

BELOIT, Ohio (WKBN) – West Branch has been on a roll – winning 9 straight. This Wednesday, Salem seeks to slow the Lady Warriors down. The WKBN Game of the Week broadcast will take place between the Lady Quakers and the Warriors in a key-Eastern Buckeye Conference rivalry tilt.

High School Girls’ Basketball Game of the Week
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7 pm (LIVE) on MyYTV
Salem (11-8) at #8 West Branch (16-2)

Last Five Meetings
Jan. 4, 2020 – West Branch, 47-44
Jan. 26, 2019 – Salem, 48-41
Dec. 12, 2018 – West Branch, 39-31
Jan. 20, 2018 – West Branch, 58-36
Dec. 18, 2017 – West Branch, 55-32

Last Meeting
-West Branch trailed by 1 entering the 4th quarter before rallying to knock off Salem, 47-44. Peyton Alazaus led the Lady Warriors with 13. Hannah Ridgway added 12. Kyla Jamison led all scorers with 16 for Salem.

Team Statistics
Scoring Offense: West Branch, 55.7; Salem, 48.8
Scoring Defense: West Branch, 33.1; Salem, 42.6

Game Notes
-Last year, Salem topped West Branch (on January 26) – 48-41 – for the first time since 2010. The Lady Quakers have dropped 17 of their last 18 meetings with West Branch.

-Since hitting a skid in late December which resulted in four straight losses, Salem has won 6 of their last 8 contests.

-The Lady Quakers are 1-6 when allowing their opponents to score 45 points or more.

-In their last outing, Salem went on the road to Canton South to top the Wildcats, 48-40, on Saturday. Three Quakers closed out their afternoon in double-figures – Casey Johnson (15), Kyla Jamison (14) and Abbie Davidson (12).

-West Branch has won 9 straight since dropping a December 28th outing to Hoban (56-51). The Lady Warriors are 11-1 when scoring 50-points or more. West Branch has held their opponents to 45-points or less, 15 times.

-Peyton Alazaus has scored in double-figures 15 times this year. She went for a then season-high 19 twice on November 30 against Louisville and again on January 25 versus Minerva. This past Saturday, she scored 22 points, while connecting on 5 three-pointers, in their 70-24 win over Carrollton.

Tournament Play
-West Branch is the top seed in the Austintown District. The Warriors will face the winner of Ravenna & East on February 20 at home in the Sectional Final.
-Salem will host Chaney on February 15 in the Austintown Sectional Semifinal.

Upcoming Schedule
Salem
Feb. 12 – at Howland
Feb. 13 – Boardman

West Branch
Feb. 8 – Fitch
Feb. 10 – McDonald

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