Kennedy wins opener; Howland tops Liberty
¯ JOHN F. KENNEDY 83, FUCHS MIZRACHI 50: BEACHWOOD — John F. Kennedy defeated Fuchs Mizrachi behind a strong shooting night.
Kennedy (1-0) led, 46-17, at hafltime against Fuchs Mizrachi (0-1). Mizrachi could never recover. For the Eagles, Byron Taylor led the way with 26 points including two 3-pointers. On the other side, Yeidya Blan led the Mayhem with 20 points. Hyland Burton also helped the Eagles’ cause with 13 points.
¯ HOWLAND 69, LIBERTY 58: HOWLAND — In a game that saw quite a bit of action, Howland found a way to come out on top.
LIberty and Howland (1-1) ended the third quarter tied at 42. The fourth quarter is where things got interesting. Liberty (0-2) started the quarter on a 9-2 run to give itself a 51-44 lead early in the quarter. Howland then stormed back to score four straight points to get within three. Both teams went back and forth before Howland pulled away late. Connor Tamarkin hit all eight of his free throws in the fourth quarter to get to his 31 points. Tamarkin also added 10 rebounds and five steals on the night.
For Liberty, Dra Rushton led the way with 15 points and seven assists. The Leopards outrebounded Howland, 37-26, in the game.
¯ CANFIELD 64, LAKEVIEW 41: CANFIELD — Canfield got out to a large lead in the first quarter and only expanded on that as the game went on.
Lakeview (1-1) couldn’t make up for its shooting woes as Canfield (2-0) took control. The Cardinals were led by Aydin Hanousek with 15 points and Spencer Woolley with 14 points. Lakeview didn’t get anybody into double figures as Drew Munno led the Bulldogs with eight points. The Cardinals also hit eight 3-pointers to Lakeview’s three as Ian McGraw scored 13 points for Canfield.
¯ BOARDMAN 72, NILES 64: BOARDMAN — Boardman held off Niles despite a 41-point effort from the Red Dragons’ Cyler Kane-Johnson.
Kane-Johnson hit seven 3-pointers in leading the Red Dragons (1-1). He was the only Niles player to reach double figures.
The Spartans three players score 10 or more, led by Mike Melewski’s 20 points. Holden Lipke added 17, and Ryan Archey put in 15. The key quarter for Boardman was the third, when it outscored the Red Dragons, 21-15.
¯ EAST 81, HUBBARD 67: HUBBARD — In a game with a lot of back and forth, East found a way to get out with a win.
Despite a bad defensive first quarter, East (2-0) found its way the rest of the game. Hubbard (0-2) couldn’t get much going in the second half as it scored just seven points in the third quarter. For East, four players scored in double figures with Tim Williams (19), Kemondre Mahammed (15), Larry Ransom (13) and De’Jon Rogers (10) all helping the Golden Bears’ cause.
Hubbard also had four in double figures: Cam Resatar (14), Davion Daniels (17), Shannon Slovesko (11) and Jared Southern (10).
¯ VALLEY CHRISTIAN 72, CARDINAL MOONEY 68: YOUNGSTOWN — In what turned out to be quite wild game, Valley Christian came away victorious. After trailing 37-33 at the end of three quarters, Valley Christian (1-1) tied the game at 44 going into overtime. It would take four overtime periods before a winner was decided. For the Eagles, Jamnyk Jackson led the way with 25 points while MIlan Square had 19 for VC. Jordan Trowers also scored 17 in the win. For Cardinal Mooney (0-1), Anthony Fire led his team with 24 points. Pete Hass added 18 points and Chris Gruber scored 11.
¯ URSULINE GIRLS 58, IMANI CHRISTIAN 7: YOUNGSTOWN — In a game that was never close, Ursuline came out with the win. Ursuline (1-1) was led by Dayshanette Harris with 23 points while Anisah Moorman helped with 11 rebounds and four points. Ursuline also outrebouned Imani 36-13.