The Western Reserve Academy girls basketball team improved to 9-7 after earning a 52-36 victory over host Warren John F. Kennedy Monday.

Due to injuries, the Pioneers had just seven players in their lineup.

"Our starters played most of the game with some relief from Aline Dominguez and Carmen Majewski from the bench," Reserve head coach Emily Thews-Baldridge said.

WRA had a 43-26 edge on the glass, including a 27-15 advantage on the defensive end.

"We played in man-to-man for the whole game and it worked well," Thews-Baldridge said. "It led to a lot of fast-break opportunities."

Megan Hovan led the Pioneers with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Teammate Jail DuVal also had 18 points.

Jill Reef had 11 points and four steals and Julia Clarke had four points and 11 rebounds for Reserve. Olivia Turk added two steals for WRA, which outscored the Eagles 18-10 in the second quarter to take a 29-16 halftime lead.

"Jai DuVal hit a buzzer beater to go into the half just a few steps onto our side of halfcourt, which was huge for our momentum and energy," Thews-Baldridge said.

Caitlyn Condoleon led JFK with 20 points.