Area roundup of basketball, swimming, wrestling and track
WESTERN RESERVE ACADEMY 57, BROOKFIELD 39: HUDSON – Peter Barba had 10 of his team-high 17 points during the third quarter as the Pioneers beat the Warriors.
However, Brookfield’s poor free-throw shooting was the difference in this game as the Warriors (10-2) misfired on 5 of 16 from the stripe.
Jeremy Quinlan was the lone Warrior in double figures with a game-high 21 points and six rebounds.
John Saucier had 14 points for Western Reserve Academy (4-6).
- NILES 85, BEAVER LOCAL 84: NILES – Ray Russ scored a game-high 31 points to lead the Red Dragons past the Beavers in this All-American Conference, American Division game.
Niles (9-6, 4-3) outscored Beaver Local (10-7, 2-5) 30-22 in the fourth quarter for the win.
Justin Lopes, who scored five 3-pointers, had 19 points for the Red Dragons. Chris Parry added 13 points, while James Tate put in 11 for Niles.
Troy Hudson led Beaver Local with 28 points. Zack Mick had 19 and Jared Lyder added 17 for the Beavers.
RICHMOND HEIGHTS 76, JOHN F. KENNEDY 59: NORTH CANTON – John F. Kennedy headed to North Canton to participate in the Dunk for Diabetes tournament at Walsh University. Unfortunately for Kennedy, it was unable to win.
Kennedy (3-12) trailed from the beginning, 25-16 in the first quarter, and was unable to sustain a comeback.
Kennedy’s John Hilty led the scoring attack with 18 points, Dominic Naples chalked up 13 and A.J. Grant scored 11.
Richmond Heights (12-2) was led by Hudson with 21 points. Hudson was also named the tournament MVP. Christian added 25 and Moore scored 14 for the Spartans.
CANFIELD 80, CHAMPION 28: CANFIELD – Champion committed 22 turnovers as Canfield rolled past the Golden Flashes.
The Cardinals (17-1) had three miscues and were led by Sabrina Mangapora’s 17 points.
Rachel Tinkey put in 14 points, Jamie Giambittista added 11 and Kayla Barko had 10.
Mackenzie Kiser paced Champion (9-8) with 14 points.
EUCLID 66, WARREN G. HARDING 33: WARREN – Caroline Stewart had a game-high 22 points to lead the Panthers past the Raiders.
Alexis Alexander added 11 for Euclid.
Moesha Parks paced Harding (3-13) with nine points.
HOWLAND 57, JEFFERSON 50: HOWLAND – Howland escaped with a victory after blowing a big first-quarter lead.
Howland (10-7) was leading 19-3 after the first quarter, but Jefferson made the game interesting. Jefferson (5-11) was able to get within two points in the fourth quarter, but Howland’s Trisha Ginnis was clutch from the free-throw line, making 4 out of 6 shots in the final minutes to close out the game.
Ginnis was not only clutch at the foul line, she was the game’s leading scorer with 18 points. Gabby Cvengros added 9 and Jordan Entler pitched in with eight for the Tigers. Jessica Becker led Jefferson with 16 points, and LeeAnn Farr tallied 14 for the Falcons.
WINDHAM 67, SOUTHINGTON 43: SOUTHINGTON – Windham hit the road and was able to breeze past Southington for the win.
Windham was up 14-11 after one and used a 21-10 second quarter to establish a margin that Southington could not rally back from.
Windham’s Jessica Isler scored 18 and Dari Heller chipped in with 13. Southington was led by Shelby Cameron with 14. Autumn Arbogast added nine.
BADGER 47, CONNEAUT 25: BADGER – Badger had a two-point lead in the first quarter, but shutdown Conneaut defensively the rest of the game
Badger (5-14) was leading 12-10 after the first quarter and limited Conneaut to just 15 points for the rest of the game.
Badger’s Taylor Kramer scored 12 and Stacey Elser scored 10 for the Braves. Conneaut was led offesnively by Lexi Zapitelli, as she scored 11 points.
EAST 45, YOUNGSTOWN CHRISTIAN 44: YOUNGSTOWN – East was able to squeak past Youngstown Christian for its fifth win of the season.
East (5-10) led 29-13 at the half and Youngstown Christian used a 22-6 third-quarter surge to tie the game going into the fourth quarter. East then outscored Youngstown Christian 10-9 in the fourth quarter for the victory.
Chnicka Kennedy led East with 17 points, Ashley Bakes put up 12. Youngstown Christian was led by Cashoa Moyer with 15.
LaBRAE 64, MATHEWS 57: VIENNA – LaBrae jumped out to an early first-quarter lead that it never relinquished.
LaBrae’s Ashlee Stubbs recorded a double-double in the win, scoring 16 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Sommer McCoy added 16 and Lauren Rutherford chipped in with 12 for the Vikings. Mathews was led by Jacki Rhine with 15, Dayna Ellis scored 13 and Tess Dickerson poured in 11 for the Mustangs.
LaBrae’s Gunther runs well in Youngstown: YOUNGSTOWN – LaBrae’s senior Megan Gunther won her heats in both the 60-meter hurdles, and the 200-meter dash Saturday at Youngstown State’s indoor track meet.
She finished second in the hurdles with a time of 9.36 seconds, behind last year’s Division I runnerup Chantel Richardson.
Gunther’s time of 26.88 (an indoor personal record) gave her a fourth-place finish in the finals of the 200.
Harding boys win LEL title: WARREN – Warren G. Harding’s boys swimming team has seven first-place finishes to lead the Raiders to the Lake Erie League title over second-place Cleveland Heights, 503-465.
WGH’s Dylan Thirion won the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events and was part of the winning 200 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams with Sam Angelo, Michael Miller and Zackary Williams.
Euclid beat Cleveland Heights for the girls title, 594-536. Harding was third (425).
The Howland High School wrestling team finished fourth at the Grizzly Invitational at Wadsworth High School.
The Tigers accumulated 326.5 points. Wadsworth won the event with 446.5 points. Ryle took second with 375.5 points, and Hilliard Darby was third at 370.
Howland sophomore David Brian Whisler led the Tigers with a first-place finish at 152 pounds. He beat Clayton Ray of Hamilton, 9-4, in the championship. Gabe Stark took second at 145 pounds, losing, 6-3, to Jake Ryan of Olentangy Liberty in the finals. Jordan Radich placed second at 160, dropping a 3-1 decision to Shane Mast of Wadsworth.
Others placing for the Tigers were Alex Cornicelli (third at 126 pounds), Cody Davis (fourth at 170), Josh Grodesky (fifth at 182), Andrew Rolfe (fourth at 195) and Mike Bell (sixth at 285).