RAVENNA - After trailing for most of the game to Southeast, Girard rallied to send the game into an extra quarter. And though it was a nail biter, the Indians came away with the win, 82-81, picking up their ninth straight victory.
The Pirates had the 51-40 lead heading into the fourth before Girard came back to outscore Southeast 31-20 in the final frame. The overtime clincher came from the hands of Evan Standohar, who drove the court and shot and nailed a 3 at the buzzer to send the game into OT.
In the extra frame, Girard outscored Southeast 11-10, with the final points coming from a free-throw with four seconds left by Jimmy Standohar. Southeast tried a last-second 3-pointer, which fell short.
Dylan O'Hara led Girard (10-2) with 22 points and seven steals. Jimmy Standohar finished with 21 - 16 of those points coming in the fourth and in overtime. Evan Standohar had a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds.
URSULINE 72, MENTOR LAKE CATHOLIC 60: MENTOR - Three Ursuline players scored in double figures as the Irish continued their hot play with a win over the Cougars.
The game was tight at half, with Lake Catholic holding a 34-33 lead. But Ursuline rallied in the third, outscoring the Cougars, 16-6, to reclaim the lead.
Dave Collins and Mark Hughes led Ursuline, both scoring 17 points each. Desmond McElroy followed with 14. Ursuline is now 10-4 on the season.
TWINSBURG 61, NILES 59: NILES - Niles tried to rally back in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough as the Red Dragons dropped a non-conference matchup to Twinsburg.
The Tigers led 52-41 going into the fourth quarter, but Niles outscored Twinsburg 18-9 in the final stanza. However, it wasn't enough for the win.
The Red Dragons were on fire from behind the 3-point arc, connecting on 13 3s. Kyle Paden had 12 of his game-high 19 points from behind the arc. Marcus Hill also had four 3s and finished with 14 points.
LORDSTOWN 64, MATHEWS 50: VIENNA - The first and third quarters pushed Lordstown to a Northeastern Athletic Conference win over Mathews.
The Red Devils jumped to a 14-9 lead after the first quarter, then extended the lead to 14 points after the third.
Lordstown's Nick Johnson led all scorers with 21 points. He also led the Red Devils with nine rebounds. Jimmy Cross added 17 and Jake Jones scored 11.
With the victory, Lordstown improved to 7-5 (6-2) and put them in a tie for first with Bristol for the NAC Stripes division lead.
Wyatt Ford led Mathews (6-7) in points (14), rebounds (9) and assists (5).
McDONALD 79, SOUTH RANGE 65: McDONALD - McDonald's Kenny Greaver and Matt Seitz combined to score 62 of the Blue Devils' points in a non-division rout of South Range.
Seitz, who scored 30 in last Friday's win over Mineral Ridge, poured in 34 against South Range. Seitz, who hit five 3s, lit up the Raiders for 23 in the first half, when the Blue Devils (10-3) took a 51-27 lead. Greaver ripped off 28, 17 in the first half.
Garrett Anderson led the Raiders with 22.
LIBERTY 73, BOARDMAN 67: BOARDMAN - Asim Pleas scored a game-high 29 and powered the Leopards past Boardman in a non-conference clash.
Liberty came out hot, scoring 41 points in the first two quarters, and led by nine at the half. Boardman cut the lead to five to start the fourth, but the Leopards, who shot 53 percent from the field, pulled away down the stretch. Aside from Pleas' big night, Lynn Bowden scored 17, including nine in the decisive fourth quarter.
Boardman's Preston Stitt nearly matched Pleas, scoring 28. He hit four of the Spartans' nine 3s. Ryan McKeown added 13, and Brian Fryda contributed 11.
MAPLEWOOD 53, CHAMPION 44: CHAMPION - Maplewood built an early lead and held off a second-quarter surge from Champion to win a non-conference clash.
The Rockets (11-3) led by nine after the first quarter, but the Golden Flashes cut it to four by halftime. Maplewood pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring Champion, 14-7.
Kevin Jones paced the Rockets with 21, scoring 15 in the first half. Luke Evan added 10.
Lucas Nasonti paced the Golden Flashes (1-12) with 16. Michael Turner chipped in with 11.
ASHTABULA EDGEWOOD 70, NEWTON FALLS 53: ASHTABULA - Ashtabula Edgewood hit nine 3-pointers and scored 50 points in the second half of a non-league matchup with Newton Falls.
The game was tied at 20 at intermission, but the Warriors (8-6) caught fire in the second half, outscoring the Tigers by 17 points. Eli Kalil of Edgewood led all scorers with 23 points. Connor McLaughlin earned a double-double with 12 points and 11 assists for the Warriors, who hit five 3-pointers in the second half.
Ozzie Hawkins paced Newton Falls (6-7) with 16 points.
CANFIELD 77, CAMPBELL 59: CANFIELD - The Cardinals never gave Campbell a chance in a non-conference clash.
Canfield (11-2) scored 26 points in the first quarter and held the Red Devils to 11 for a lead it never relinquished. Jarret Vrabel led three Cardinals in double figures with a game-high 22 points. He scored 10 in the decisive first quarter, and Brady Clark added seven of his 12 in the period. Cole Pryjma netted 12 as well.
Campbell's Darren Clinkscale paced the Red Devils with 16. Stephan Elash provided 13, and D.J. Harrison recorded 10.
POLAND 59, LAKEVIEW 35: POLAND - Poland outscored Lakeview, 40-8, during the second and third quarters en route to a rout.
It was a team effort for the home team, as 10 Poland (10-2) players made the scoresheet and only one - Jared Burkert - reached double figures with 11 points. Poland shot 43.4 percent from the field.
Jake Pishotti led Lakeview (3-10) with 11 points.
BADGER 66, LEDGEMONT 54: VERNON - The Braves exploded for 28 points in the fourth quarter to pull off a come-from-behind victory over the Redskins in NAC play.
Colton Kellogg made 8 of 9 free throws and totaled 13 points in the final period, as Badger (5-9, 3-5 NAC) erased a two-point deficit going into the fourth quarter to eventually run away. Kellogg finished with a game-high 24 points, while teammates Brandon Bates and Jared Meikle contributed 16 and 11 points, respectively.
Steve Conklin paced Ledgemont with 20 points in the losing effort.
SPRINGFIELD 51, BROOKFIELD 35: BROOKFIELD - The Warriors struggled to get any offense in a non-conference loss to the Tigers.
Brookfield managed just 11 field goals in the loss and only reached double-digits in a quarter just once - 10 points in the fourth. Nate Johnson paced the Warriors with 11 points.
Graham Mincher's 17 points led the way for Springfield.
LISBON 50, YOUNGSTOWN CHRISTIAN 36: LISBON - The Blue Devils took an 11-point halftime lead and cruised to a non-conference win over the Eagles.
Matt Spencer led the way for Lisbon (12-1) with 15 points, while Josh Craig added 12.
Ryan Houston and Darien Townsend's nine points paced Youngstown Christian (4-7).
PYMATUNING VALLEY 75, CHALKER 73: ANDOVER - The Lakers held off a late WIldcat charge to collect a NAC win on Tuesday.
Pymatuning Valley (7-6, 5-3) took a seven-point lead into the fourth quarter by outscoring Chalker in the third quarter, 20-8, but the Wildcats dropped 29 points during the fourth in a comeback bid. The Lakers managed to hold that comeback off, though, scoring 24 points in the final frame.
PV's Quintin Ratliff recorded a game-high 23 points, and Travis Kiser and Chase Thurber added 16 and 10, respectively.
Eric Wilson paced the Wildcats with 22 points. Tommy Hall amassed 16 points, and Jacob Zolna had 15 in the losing effort.
AUSTINTOWN FITCH 64, JEFFERSON 54: JEFFERSON - In close game, Fitch used a 24-point fourth quarter to pull away from Jefferson.
Jessie Driver drained three shots from beyond the arc en route to a 19-point performance to lead Fitch (10-1), while Quincy Higgins contributed 12 in the winning effort.
Jefferson (8-6) had four players reach double figures, starting with Sam Caskey's 14 points. David Chase added 12, and Sage Cantini and James Jackson had 11 apiece.
GRAND VALLEY 60, BLOOMFIELD 30: ORWELL - The Mustangs took care of business against the Cardinals in NAC action.
Jake Vormelker and Gabe Kovats led the way for Grand Valley (5-8, 4-5) with 15 and 12 points, respectively.
Cody Turner put in double-double effort of 11 points and 10 rebounds for Bloomfield (0-10, 0-8).
HOWLAND 56, HUBBARD 39: HOWLAND - The Eagles pulled the game close at halftime, but Howland pulled away in the second to win an All-American Conference, American Division, matchup.
The score was 25-24 at the half before Howland outscored Hubbard 31-15 in the second half.
Victoria Rappach led Howland with 18 points. Sara Priced had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Tigers (8-7, 3-5).
Emily Manion led Hubbard (1-12) with 20 points.
JACKSON-MILTON 47, MATHEWS 41: NORTH JACKSON - A big fourth quarter allowed Jackson-Milton to come from behind in the final minutes of a non-league matchup with the Mustangs.
The Blue Jays (8-6) trailed by four entering the fourth quarter, but they outscored Mathews, 14-4, in the final stanza to pull away. Rebecca Jones scored six, and Madison Tomaino registered five points in the fourth to lead Jackson-Milton. Jones recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Tomaino added 15 points, four steals and three assists.
Natalie Halavick led Mathews with 14 points, 10 boards and four steals.