The regular season is over.

The Cuyahoga Falls girls basketball team ended the regular season with an overall 6-16 and 3-7 in the Lake Division of the Northeast Ohio Conference.

On Feb. 17, the Black Tigers face a talented Firestone team from the Akron City Series in the Division I sectional opener at Medina High School at 7:30 p.m.

"They are a very talented team with two good post players and they can hit 3-point shots from the outside," Falls coach Joe Nowak said. "We have won three out of last five games, so we have some confidence going into Monday's game."

The Black Tigers wrapped up the regular season Feb. 13 at home with a 46-28 win over Parma.

It was the final basketball game at home for five seniors -- Rosie Townsend, Jasmine Eaker, Alyssa Mondl, Mary Messner and Katie Peters -- and all five started and contributed in the victory.

"They [the seniors] lead by example and have worked hard. They have made my transition from assistant coach to head coach very easy." Nowak said

Messner led the Black Tigers in scoring with 14 points, Townsend had 12, Eaker eight, Zoey Bosley four, and two each from Karleigh Zeiszler and Emily Morgan.

On Feb. 9 at Valley Forge, the Black Tigers defeated the Patriots 32-29.

Townsend had nine points and 12 rebounds, Eaker had six points and 12 rebounds, Mondl had five, with four from Bosley, Messner and Hannah Johnson.

"It was good for us to see we could win on the road. We survived a fourth quarter rally when they got within four points," Nowak said. "This could be a turning point for us to win on the road."

On Feb. 7, Falls lost to visiting Garfield Heights 42-37.

Eaker had 15 points and 11 rebounds, his sixth straight double-doule game at the point. Messner had 12 points and eight rebounds, Zeiszler had four, Bosley, Townsend and Mondl had two each.

"We just could not make shots for whatever reason," Nowak said. "Our shots didn't fall."


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