Flashes, NF triumph; Mathews gets key NAC win
≤ CHAMPION 64, MAPLEWOOD 45: CHAMPION — Chase Wheelock sparked a second-quarter run that helped the Golden Flashes pull away from Maplewood in a non-league matchup.
The game was tied at 11 after the first quarter, but Champion (5-5) outscored the Rockets, 19-12, in the second stanza, with Wheelock scoring 10 of his game-high 21. They pushed their lead to nine entering the fourth quarter and put the game out of reach with a strong final eight minutes.
Drake Batcho was a steady presence for the Golden Flashes, with 20 points, and Joe Abramovich scored nine of his 16 in the fourth.
Thomas Dorsey led Maplewood (5-8) with 18 points, hitting four of the Rockets’ five 3-pointers.
≤ NEWTON FALLS 75, BROOKFIELD 59: NEWTON FALLS — Newton Falls hit six of its 11 3-pointers in the first quarter and overwhelmed Brookfield in an All-American Conference, Blue Tier matchup.
Adam Honeycutt had 14 of his game-high 20 points in the first quarter, hitting three of his six 3s in the period as the Tigers (6-4, 5-0) raced out to a 25-5 lead. Preston Rapzcak matched Honeycutt with 20 of his own, and Gage Friend put in 13.
Conner Filipovich and Nate Smoot each had 12 points for Brookfield (0-10), which made eight 3-pointers and outscored the Tigers, 54-50, in the final three quarters.
≤ MATHEWS 58, GRAND VALLEY 46: ORWELL — Mathews used a big first half to upset Grand Valley in a Northeastern Athletic Conference battle.
Mathews (6-7, 3-5) took a 19-12 first-quarter lead and never relinquished it. Sean McDivitt scored nine of his 21 in the quarter, and Tyler Koeppen matched his game-high with 21 points.
Jude Cunningham paced Grand Valley (7-3, 6-2) with 19 points.
≤ FAIRPORT HARBOR 70, CHALKER 49: FAIRPORT HARBOR — Fairport Harding had three players score in double figures as they cruised past Chalker in a nonconference clash.
The Skippers led, 28-4, after the first quarter thanks to a fast start from Kasey Carrabine, who scored 12 of his 14 points in the frame. Mitchell Yommer led Fairport Harding with 15 points.
Kyle Caracanas paced the Wildcats (2-8) with 13 points. Zach Regal added 10 for Chalker.
≤ WINDHAM 74, NEWBURY 45: WINDHAM — Mason Angle poured in 29 points to help Windham rout Newbury in a NAC matchup.
Angle hit four 3-pointers and scored 15 points in the second quarter as the Bombers (9-2, 6-0) took a 39-22 halftime lead. Tyler Collins also had a nice game with 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds.
Mansfield paced Newbury with 11 points.
≤ MINERAL RIDGE 67, SEBRING 62: MINERAL RIDGE — The Rams forged a second-half comeback to knock off Sebring in a MVAC clash.
Austin Governor scored a game-high 24 points as Mineral Ridge rallied from a 31-27 halftime deficit. Koby Zupko added 11 points, hitting two of the Rams’ nine 3-pointers.
Joey Clark paced the Trojans with 21 points, including all four of Sebring’s 3s.
≤ CARDINAL MOONEY 48, VALLEY CHRISTIAN 47, OT: YOUNGSTOWN — Cardinal Mooney edged Valley Christian in a back-and-forth non-conference nailbiter.
A low-scoring game saw the Cardinals up 25-23 to start the fourth quarter, but that’s when the pace picked up. The Eagles outscored Mooney, 20-18, over the final eight minutes to send the game into overtime. The Cardinals held a 5-4 advantage in the extra session to pick up the victory.
Pete Haas and Johnnie Mikos paced the Cardinals with 13 and 12 points, respectively. Jamyk Jackson (15 points) and Milan Square (14) led Valley Christian.