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A poor second half proved to be the difference as Sandy Valley dropped a 49-31 decision to host East Canton.
The Lady Cardinals got off to a slow start as they trailed 12-4 after the opening eight minutes of play.
The girls fought back with a 13-5 second stanza to tie the game up at 17-17 heading into intermission.
It was all East Canton in the second half, as the Wizards outscored the visitors 18-5 in the third stanza and 14-9 in the fourth frame.
Karlee Altimore paced the Lady Cardinals with 17 points.
Sandy Valley 26
Earlier in the week, the Lady Cardinals were beaten by Garaway 75-26.
Karlee Altimore led Sandy Valley with seven points, and Makayla Loveless had five points.
The Lady Pirates led 27-8 after the opening quarter, 45-18 at halftime, and 64-23 heading into the final stanza.
Sandy Valley (6-14, 5-10) was to close out the season against Waynedale on Feb. 6 and Strasburg on Feb. 8.
Sandy Valley earned the 10th seed during the Division III East District Tournament draw, and will host 13th seeded Newcomerstown on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.
The winner will take on second-seeded Garaway on Saturday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m.