Bristol wins 15th game of the season, beats Ledgemont
THOMPSON – The Bristol Panthers got a big win on Tuesday night, 84-43 over Ledgemont. And the victory wasn’t big just because of the point differential.
For the first time since 2003, the Bristol Panthers have won 15 games in a season. It’s now officially the third best start in school history.
Chad Oliver led the way with 22 points, followed by Brandon Lee with 15. Zak Dibell added 13 points for the 15-0 Panthers.
Bristol is next in action Monday as it travels to Youngstown Christian.
McDONALD 84, SEBRING 34: McDONALD – Three McDonald players scored in double figures as the Blue Devils rolled to an easy Inter Tri-County League, Lower Tier, victory over Sebring.
The Blue Devils jumped to a 33-5 lead in the first quarter and eased to the win. Now on the season, McDonald is 14-2 (10-1).
McDonald’s Stephen Politano scored 22 points to lead all scorers. Matt Seitz added 21 and Kenny Greaver put in 17.
Josh Hurford paced Sebring with 12 points.
ST. EDWARD 79, URSULINE 69: LAKEWOOD – The Eagles took a nine-point lead in the first quarter and hung on to it the rest of the way to defeat Ursuline.
St. Edward led 20-11 after the first frame and were able to hold off the Irish. The task was hard as the Fighting Irish hit 11 3-pointers on the night. Desmond McElroy and Ryan Stollo each had five and Chris Gunther added the 11th.
McElroy led Ursuline (6-8) with 26 points. Strollo had 23. Kevin Jackson had a team-high 16 rebounds.
LORDSTOWN 54, SOUTHINGTON 50: LORDSTOWN – After taking an 11-point lead out of the first quarter, the Red Devils held on against the Wildcats in a Northeastern Athletic Conference showdown.
Free throw shooting down the stretch helped ice the game for Lordstown (6-10, 5-4). Lewis Liming, who led the Red Devils with 13 points, went 5 of 6 from the line in the final quarter to clinch the game.
Tommy Hall paced Southington with 15 points.
ALLIANCE 68, HOWLAND 57: ALLIANCE – The second quarter proved to be the difference, as the Aviators beat the Tigers in a non-conference matchup.
Alliance outscored Howland (5-10) by 10-points in the second, with the teams almost dead even in the other three quarters. Panish Martin drained five 3-pointers en route to a 21-point performance, while J.J. Kukura added 15.
The Tigers had three players reach double figures. Arbie Murray led the way with 18 points, followed by Brendan Cope with 16 and John-Mark Weisman with 10.
WINDHAM 80, ROOTSTOWN 45: ROOTSTOWN – The Bombers used a 53-percent shooting performance to rout the Rovers on Tuesday.
Five players reached double figures for Windham (15-0, 10-0 Portage Trail Conference). Matt Knight paced the Bombers with 18. Parker Rickey and Cameron Pozsgai each had 14 points, while Jared Taylor and Jonah Konzen added 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Evan Ferrell led Rootstown (0-16, 0-10) with 23 points.
CAMPBELL 41, YOUNGSTOWN CHRISTIAN 40: CAMPBELL – The Red Devils survived a fourth-quarter charge from the Eagles to earn a one-point win.
Campbell (5-11) saw an eight-point lead into the final 8 minutes dwindle down to one by game’s end. The Red Devils’ struggles from the charity stripe allowed the Eagles (5-6) to climb back, as Campbell went 9 of 22 on free throws.
George Billiris led the Red Devils with 12 points, while Daylen Williams paced Youngstown Christian with nine points.
EAST PALESTINE 72, JACKSON-MILTON 47: NORTH JACKSON – East Palestine handled Jackson-Milton with ease to chalk up its seventh win of the season.
East Palestine (7-8) had a one-point lead after the first quarter and used a big 28-13 second to put the game out of reach for the Blue Jays.
East Palestine’s Austen Reiser scored 24, Nick Moneleone added 13 and Alec Dumbauld added 12 for the Bulldogs.
Chuckie Anderson paced Jackson-Milton (1-14) with 11 points. Jeremy Fitzpatrick poured in 10.
CANFIELD 47, BOARDMAN 42: BOARDMAN – Despite an attempted comeback by the Spartans, the Cardinals defeated their rivals on the road.
Boardman (3-13) erased half of a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit, but it proved to be too much in the end. Sam Mathey led the Spartans with 10 points.
Andrew Midgley paced Canfield (12-2) with 12 points.
BADGER 62, BLOOMFIELD 34: BADGER – Badger took care of business in the first quarter against Bloomfield to get the win.
Badger jumped out to a 17-7 first quarter lead and used a 21-10 second to devastate the Cardinals.
Badger was led by Matt Kraml with 23 points. Kraml hit five 3-pointers in the win. Brandon Bates added reinforcements by dropping 20 points for the Braves. Bloomfield’s Isaiah Noce scored 13 points in the loss.
AUSTINTOWN FITCH 58, LAKEVIEW 39: AUSTINTOWN – Lakeview trailed early as Fitch was able to run away with the game.
Fitch led 20-10 after the first quarter, but Lakeview was able to cut the lead to two after a 17-9 second quarter. The Falcons rebounded in the second half as they were able to outscore Lakeview 29-12 in the second half.
Jessie Driver led Fitch with 21 points and Gabe Chepke chipped in with 10. Jake Pishotti led Lakeview with 11 points and Andrew Grove added 10.
LIBERTY 61, HUBBARD 56: LIBERTY – Asim Pleas had a big game for Liberty as it edged past Hubbard
Liberty trailed 29-26 heading into the half and was able to use a 19-12 third quarter to give them a lead it never relinquished
Pleas scored 18 for the Leopards, Darrien Underwood put up 14 and David Hight scored 13 for the Leopards.
Derek Kupanic had the hot hand for Hubbard as he scored 17, hitting five 3-pointers on the night.
MAPLEWOOD 77, GRAND VALLEY 55: ORWELL – Maplewood was down early against Grand Valley but was able to bounce back for the win.
Grand Valley was up four points after the first quarter, then Maplewood used a 23-16 second quarter to put the Rockets up by three at the half. Maplewood used a 23-9 to put the game out of reach for the Mustangs
Maplewood’s Ethan Obradovich led all scorers with 21 points. Luke Evan scored 20 and Luke Urcheck posted 17.
Jake Vormelker had a team-high 16 points for the Mustangs,
POLAND 69, NILES 51: POLAND – Poland improves to an impressive 14-1 on the season and hands Niles its seventh loss on the season
Poland jumped out to an 11-point lead and was able to hold on against the Red Dragons.
The Bulldogs had five players score in double digits with Kyle Dixon leading the way with 15. Jacob Wolfe and Kevin White each scored 12.
Niles (9-7) was led Ray Russ who notched 22 points in the loss. Chris Parry added 12.