West Holmes got off to a strong start and then held off a determined host Mansfield Senior team in a 49-40 win that highlighted area girls basketball action on Dec. 21.
West Holmes 49
Mansfield Sr. 40
The Knights jumped out to a 18-7 lead after one quarter and after both teams played even in the second quarter led 31-20 at the break. West Holmes outscored the hosts 10-5 in the third quarter before the Tygers' 15-8 final run came up short in the Ohio Cardinal Conference matchup.
Sammie Hall paced the Knights with 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Also scoring in double figures were Kylie Leppla (11) and Kacie Leppla (11) and Kaylor Perone netted eight. Kacie Leppla led WHHS with eight rebounds.