Bristol stays undefeated with win over Lordstown
LORDSTOWN – Led by three players scoring in double digits, the Bristol Panthers improved to 10-0 on the season with a 95-74 victory over Lordstown.
The Panthers jumped to a 12-point first-quarter lead that they never relinquished.
Chad Oliver had a game-high 29 points for Bristol, which is now 10-0 (6-0 Northeastern Athletic Conference). Oliver scored 10 of his 29 in the third quarter. Also for Bristol, Brandon Lee added 23 points and Logan Koeth had 11.
Nick Johnson had 25 points for Lordstown, which fell to 3-8 (2-4). He scored nine of his 25 in the fourth quarter. Jake Jones scored 17 for the Red Devils and was a perfect 11 of 11 from the free-throw line.
- MAPLEWOOD 53, YOUNGSTOWN CHRISTIAN 50: MECCA – It was a close game, but the Rockets came up big with another victory, defeating Youngstown Christian for the non-conference win.
The victory improved Maplewood to 7-4 on the season.
Maplewood used a balanced attack to defeat the Eagles. Nate Spitler scored a team-high 13 points, Kevin Jones dropped in 12 and Luke Urchek had 10.
D. Williams and Nick Gonda each had 12 points for Youngstown Christian.
SOUTHINGTON 73, BLOOMFIELD 42: BLOOMFIELD – The Wildcats jumped to a 10-point first-quarter lead and never looked back in this Northeastern Athletic Conference matchup.
The score was 22-12 after the first and extended to 44-19 by the half.
Jacob Zolna had the hot hand for Southington, scoring 18 points, nine of those from behind the arc. Eric Heikkila added 16.
Ian Clarion paced Bloomfield (1-7) with 18 points, 15 of which came from 3-point range.
URSULINE 65, FARRELL 61: FARRELL – With the help of a Ryan Strollo 3-pointer to ice the game, the Fighting Irish stretched their winning streak to four games.
Ursuline is now 4-6 on the season heading into Friday’s Holy War against Mooney.
Down by seven with 1:47 left in the game, the Ursuline started pressing Farrell, which shut them down and allowed the Irish to tie the game. Ursuline then outscored the Steelers 5-0 in overtime before Strollo ended the game with his 3.
Strollo finished with 17 points as did teammate Desmond McElroy. Khallid Pierce added 15 points.
BADGER 43, PYMATUNING VALLEY 42: KINSMAN – The Braves controlled the game early and managed to just beat a charging Pymatuning Valley team to earn a Northeastern Athletic Conference win.
Down four points coming out of halftime, the Lakers went on a 7-0 run to start the third quarter in order to take a two-point lead going into the final quarter.
Down the stretch, Badger’s Colton Kellog and Brandon Bates drained a 3-pointer each to take a lead before Tim Cross tied the game up at 38 with 1:10 remaining in the game. The team went back and forth before Bates went 1 of 2 from the line with four seconds remaining to seal the win for the Braves.
Badger returns to action at Southington on Friday, while PV goes to Bristol on Friday.
HUBBARD 53, CHAMPION 48: CHAMPION – Heading on the road to Champion, Hubbard used great scoring efforts from Aaron Loveless and Derek Kupanic to chalk up a win.
Loveless and Kupanic both scored 14 points a piece, and Kupanic was clutch down the stretch for the Eagles. Kupanic sank two free-throws in the closing seconds to seal the deal for Hubbard. Champion’s Chris Miller was the game’s leading scorer with 21 points, scoring 13 of those in the second quarter.
Hubbard looks to obtain another win as it hosts Beaver Local on Friday. Champion seeks a win as it hits the road to play LaBrae.
MINERAL RIDGE 70, EAST PALESTINE 66: MINERAL RIDGE – If you like nail bitters, Mineral Ridge was the place to be Tuesday night.
Mineral Ridge was leading 61-58 in fourth quarter, and with two seconds left, East Palestine’s Austin Reicer was fouled shooting a 3-pointer. Reicer sank all three free-throws to send the game into overtime tied 61-61. Mineral Ridge’s Zach Hagy came up big in OT scoring four of the Rams’ nine total points in the extra quarter.
Nathan Palmer led the Rams with 25 points, nailing four 3-pointers in the game. Corey Phillips added 15 and Zac Hagy scored 13 points. The Rams were aggressive on defense, tallying 15 blocked shots and 12 steals. Hagy swatted five shots and had four steals. Ryan Nutter had 10 blocked shots and grabbed 14 rebounds in the Rams win.
Austen Reicer was sizzling for East Palestine, scoring 33 points. Nate Kylor added 18 points for the Bulldogs, hitting five 3-pointers in the OT loss.
Mineral Ridge looks for another win as it hosts United on Friday.
WINDHAM 58, SOUTHEAST 39: WINDHAM – Windham got its 10th win of the season, and improved to 10-1 overall with a convincing win against Southeast.
Leading by three points after the first quarter, Windham used a 16-9 second to push its lead to 10 points at the half. The Bombers used a big 21-10 third quarter to put the game out of reach for Southeast.
Matt Knight was the leading scorer for the Bombers with 18. Parker Rickey added 11, and Jared Taylor and Stephen Kacenski both chipped in with 10 points. Norquess and Sinyak both scored 10 points each for Southeast.
Windham looks to go for its 11th win of the season as it faces Garfield on the road Friday night.
ASHTABULA EDGEWOOD 65, LAKEVIEW 47: ASHTABULA – Connor McLaughin scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half to help Edgewood obtain its seventh win of the season.
Edgewood (7-3) jumped out to an early first quarter lead and never looked back. The Warriors held Lakeview to four points in the first quarter, and 16 points for the first half. Dylan McCalab scored 14 points, Matt Fitchet poured in 13, and Lou Wisnyai added 10 points for the Warriors.
Lakeview (1-8) was led by Andrew Grove, who scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the Bulldogs loss. Angelo Marino chipped in with nine points. Lakeview looks to rebound on Friday as it faces Girard on the road.
CAMPBELL 58, STRUTHERS 49: CAMPBELL – The Red Devils outscored the Wildcats by 12 points in the fourth quarter to complete a come-from-behind victory.
On the night, Campbell (3-8) shot 46 percent from the field, but the Red Devils went 7 of 21 from the line. D.J. Harrison and Jayle’ll Shorter led Campbell with 15 and 14 points, respectively.
Tommy Kimbrough led Struthers (4-8) with 14 points.
Both teams return to action on Friday, with Campbell hosting Newton Falls and Struthers hosting Niles.
MCDONALD 72, COLUMBIANA: COLUMBIANA – McDonald remains one of the hottest teams in the valley with a rout of Columbiana.
McDonald (9-1) was leading 16-5 after the first quarter and used a 30-7 second quarter to blow the game wide open, as the Blue Devils led 46-12 at halftime.
McDonald’s Matt Seitz was on fire behind the arc, nailing seven 3-pointers, scoring a total of 25 points for the game. Stephen Politano scored 14 and Kenny Greaver added 11 for the Blue Devils. Franken was the leading scorer for Columbiana with 14 points, and DeJong scored 12 points for the Clippers.
McDonald seeks its 10th win of the season as it hosts Wellsville on Friday.
CARDINAL MOONEY 52, AUSTINTOWN FITCH 36: AUSTINTOWN – Cardinal Mooney was able to go into Austintown and get the win with ease against the Falcons.
Behind Caputo’s 10 points, Cardinal Mooney will carry momentum into Friday night’s match-up as they host Ursuline in a battle of the ‘Holy War: Hardcourt Edition.’
Jesse Driver was the leading scorer for Fitch with 10 points, and Alex Disrancesco chipped in with nine points for the Falcons. Fitch seeks a win as it faces Howland on the road Friday night.