The Linsly School won the battle of Cadets, wining the school's first OVAC girls basketball championship with a 47-41 double-overtime thriller over Fort Frye at the Wheeling Hospital OVAC Girls Basketball Championships at Ohio University Eastern.
The Linsly Cadets were led by sophomore guard Morgan Brunner with a game-high 21 points, and freshman Vivian Allison added 16, as Linsly won for a 19th consecutive time, to improve to 19-1 on the season.
Brooke Borich led Fort Frye (15-4) with 14 points.
In Class 4A, No.2 Harrison Central (16-4) won the school's first girls basketball OVAC championship with a hard-fought 66-58 win over No.1 seed Steubenville. Four Lady Huskies scored in double-figures, led by Kara Dunfee with 19 points. Jessie Ledger scored 16 points, Katie Elzey added 14 and seven boards, and Shianne Nemeth contributed a dozen.
Big Red, now 18-2 on the season, was led by senior guard Mytia Barker with 17 points. Classmate Emily Masloski fouled out before scoring 16 points, 13 coming in the first half.
The stunner came in Class 2A, as No.2 Frontier handed top-seeded Bridgeport (20-1) its first loss of the season with a 46-44 victory. Corisa Fickheisen made the game-winning bucket with 4.6 left giving the Lady Cougars its first OVAC girls basketball championship. Bridgeport was led by Maclaine Murad, who scored 19 points, and went over 1,000 points for her career.
Undefeated Parkersburg South (16-0) won the 5A championship with a 57-48 victory over University High, beating the Hawks for a third time this season. South sophomore point guard Teryn McCutcheon led all scorers with 22 points.
No.1 and unbeaten Conotton Valley (19-0) repeated as Class A champions, by knocking off No.2 Weirton Madonna by a score of 46-30.