by Dean RaymondCorrespondentCuyahoga Falls -- Despite an off shooting night, Walsh Jesuit still had more than enough to defeat St. Joseph Academy 56-34 Jan. 13 in girls high school basketball action.The Lady Warriors (13-0) raced out to a 9-0 lead as senior forward Nicole Shovlin scored six points in the first 3:23 of play.Walsh Jesuit continued to build their advantage after a 13-2 lead in the games first eight minutes.With 4:17 left in the second quarter, senior guard Deanna Salapa stepped onto the Lady Warrior court for the first time in a year and a half as she battled a stress fracture to her left foot.Salapa didn't disappoint the home crowd as she sank a pair of five-foot jumpers in a span of 1:39 late in the second period."I injured myself during my junior year but I still run track and cross country," Salapa said after the contest. "The crowd gave me an amazing ovation."Walsh Jesuit ended the second quarter on a 12-0 run and led 28-6 at the break.The Lady Jaguars (6-6) were 0-of-17 from the field in the first half before senior guard Katie Berry opened up the third period for the visitors with an inside bank shot as St. J-A trailed 28-8 with 7:34 remaining in the quarter.The closest the Lady Jaguars got in the second half came at the 6:46 mark of the third period when Berry swished home a three-point goal as the visitors trailed 30-11.However, five points apiece from junior guards Brianna Segerson and Erin Schmidt in the third quarter helped the Lady Warriors expand their lead as Walsh Jesuit led 41-13 with 3:38 to go in the third as Segerson connected on a pair of free throws.The Maroon and Gold led 48-21 heading into the fourth period.Lady Warrior head coach Don Smith then used most of his reserve players in the final eight minutes as St. Joseph Academy outscored Walsh Jesuit 13-8 in the quarter to make the final score a little bit closer."We played man-to-man defense in the first half and we shut them down," Smith said. "It was a good effort but my reserves can play better than they did late in the game. We missed some easy shots as did the Lady Jaguars. Overall, we did some good things and we're getting better. That's the key."The Jaguars ended up just 8-of-40 from the field for 20 percent, but canned 16-of-26 charity tosses for 67 percent.Meanwhile, the Lady Warriors sank 17-of-49 from the floor for 35 percent and converted on 22-of-37 free throw attempts for 59 percent.Berry led the visitors with eight points, including seven in the third period while Shovlin and Segerson paced Walsh Jesuit with 10 points each.Thirteen different players scored for the Lady Warriors while ten players scored for the Lady Jaguars.E-mail: stowsports@recordpub.comPhone: 330-688-0088 ext. 3113