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Beaver Local’s Emily Monte goes for the shot as East Liverpool’s Darshay Foster defends on Monday night.

CALCUTTA– Beaver Local’s Jenna Riccardo finished with a game-high 32 points to lead the Beaver’s to a convincing 65-13 victory over East Liverpool on Monday night.

“If we can continue to perform like this all year we can have a great season,” Riccardo said.

Beaver Local (3-0) picked up its second Buckeye 8 conference victory of the season.

“Our expectation is we want to get back to the league championship game,” Beaver Local coach Stephanie Coie said. “We want to win this year and potentially have a rematch with Bellaire.”

The Beavers are looking to avenge an 82-76 overtime loss last season to Bellaire in the Buckeye 8 championship game.

“That’s our goal and what we are working towards this season,” Coie said.

Beaver Local also got eight points from Kierra Taylor. Riley Britt and Emily Monte each had six points.

Leading East Liverpool was Emma Ludwig with six points.

“There is going to be a lot of ups and downs this season,” East Liverpool coach Bryian Burson said. “We are a very young team this year.”

East Liverpool’s roster has no seniors and two juniors.

“We have to get more consistent in our play as the season goes,” Burson said.

East Liverpool is now 0-3 and hosts Indian Creek on Thursday night.

The Beavers to continue its early success as they host Salem on Thursday.

“We have to keep practicing with high intensity and run the floor hard every night,” Riccardo said.

In jayvee action, Beaver Local won 26-18.

For Beaver Local, Brooke Briggs and Selena Rogers both had nine points. For East Liverpool, Alessandra Ferrazzano had 13 points.

E. LIVERPOOL: 4-2-3-4–13

BEAVER: 10-23-13-19–65

EAST LIVERPOOL SCORING: Darshay Foster 0-0-0, Ciara Peachey 1-0-2, Mikayla Reed 0-0-0, Hadden Harrington 0-0-0, Alessandra Ferrazzano 0-0-0, Addisyn Galeoti 0-0-0, Emma Ludwig 3-0-6, Makenzie McKinnon 2-0-5. TEAM TOTALS: 6, 0-3: 13.

BEAVER LOCAL SCORING: Emily Hasson 0-0-0, Riley Britt 3-0-6, Synie Holden 1-0-2, Kaylee Gump 3-0-6, Madison Ours 0-0-0, Kierra Taylor 3-0-8, Brooke Briggs 0-0-0, Madison Cline 2-0-4, Jenna Riccardo 11-8-32, Lexi Hilliard 0-1-1, Tanner Yergin 0-0-0, Emily Monte 2-2-6. TEAM TOTALS: 25, 11-13: 65.

Three-point goals: East Liverpool 1 (McKinnon), Beaver Local 4 (Taylor 2, Riccardo 2)