Harding drops opener on road
≤ EAST CLEVELAND SHAW 59, WARREN G. HARDING 52: EAST CLEVELAND — East Cleveland Shaw pulled away from Harding thanks to a pair of big quarters in a nonconference clash.
The Raiders led by by six after the first quarter, but the Cardinals outscored Harding, 26-17, in the second. Harding pulled within one point to start the fourth quarter, but Shaw finished things off with an 18-12 advantage in the final frame.
The Raiders’ Dom McGhee led all scorers with 24 points. He was the only Harding player to reach double figures. The Raiders committed 21 turnovers to Shaw’s seven.
≤ Uniontown Lake 54, Ursuline 26: UNIONTOWN — After a low-scoring first quarter by both teams, Uniontown Lake began breaking the game open in the second quarter. Uniontown led 21-10 at halftime but kept the pedal to the metal in the second half. Point guard Jake Maranville led the Blue Streaks with 17 points while Devin Keevy led the Irish with 9 points including a perfect mark from the free throw line.
≤ Poland 73, Liberty 49: LIBERTY — After a bad first quarter from Liberty, POland took control for the game. Poland (1-0) took a 36-20 halftime lead. Branden O’Shaghnesy led the way for the Bulldogs as he dropped 30 points with two 3-pointers made and 5 steals. Poland also outrebounded Liberty (0-1) 31-28 as Dan Kramer had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. For Liberty, Dra Rushton led the way with 18 points and 4 steals. No one else scored in double figures for the Leopards.
≤ Hubbard 60, Campbell 38: HUBBARD — After holding Campbell to just 3 first-quarter points, Hubbard won the game mostly in the first half. With a 30-8 halftime lead, the Eagles were able to stay balanced as it also scored 30 points in the second half. For Hubbard (1-0), only one guy scored in double figures, Jared Southern with 12, while five guys scored 8 points in a joint effort to beat Campbell (0-1). For the Red Devils, Devontay Johnson led the way with 15 points.
≤ GIRARD 49, STRUTHERS 43: GIRARD — Girard came through in the clutch to earn a non-conference victory over the Wildcats. The game was tied going into the fourth quarter, and the Indians outscored Struthers, 12-6, in the final eight minutes. Girard’s Austin Claussell led all scorers with 20 points. David Blackmon added 12 for the Indians. Ryan Leonard paced Struthers, which rallied from an eight-point deficit to tie the game, with 15 points.
≤ Jefferson 56, Newton Falls 50: JEFFERSON — In a tough, hard-fought game, Jefferson held on to win the game. Newton Falls scored just 8 second-quarter points which ended up being the difference in this game. Jefferson (1-0) hit 11 3-pointers to get the win to Newton Falls’ 3. Andrew Vance led the way for the Falcons as he hit 7 3-pointers on his own and scored 21 points. Gage Friend led Newton Falls (0-1) with 14 points. Chris Rankin also helped the Tigers cause with 9 points and 9 rebounds. Jefferson had three guys in double figures as Jason Vance went for 13 and Jake Butler went for 11.