JFK can’t battle back from early deficit

ST. PETER CHANEL 55, JOHN F. KENNEDY 38: BEDFORD – St. Peter Chanel got hot early as John F. Kennedy was unable to get the win on the road.

Chanel jumped out to a 20-9 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Robinson led the Firebirds with 13 points, Hines scored nine points and Hargrove chipped in with eight.

A.J. Grant scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the loss. Dominic Naples added 11 points for the Eagles. JFK looks to rebounds as it hosts Howland Tuesday.

PYMATUNING VALLEY 66, MATHEWS 46: ANDOVER – Sparked by a huge effort from Tim Cross, the Lakers used a big first quarter to beat the Mustangs in Northeastern Athletic Conference action.

PV (8-1, 4-0) found its rhythm early, as Cross drained a trio of 3-pointers on his way to a 27-point night. Quintin Ratliff scored all nine of his points in the first quarter to help PV take a 17-point lead out of the first quarter that it never relinquished.

Andy Morgan and Aaron Suchanek led the Mustangs (3-5, 2-4) with 13 points each.

BRISTOL 60, LEDGEMONT 57: BRISTOLVILLE – The score was tied at the half, but Bristol outscored Ledgemont by three in the third quarter, which proved to be the difference in the game.

The victory keeps the Panthers undefeated on the season at 9-0, 4-0 Northeastern Athletic Conference.

The difference in the game was after halftime, when Bristol outscored Ledgemont 11-8 in the third. Most of the Redskins’ scoring came from Anthony Jennings, who dropped 33 points in the contest.

Chad Oliver led Bristol with 26 points, 14 rebounds and four assists. Johnny Simcox and Alex Jones each chipped in eight.

BADGER 51, BLOOMFIELD 25: BLOOMFIELD – Badger jumped to a 13-5 lead and never looked back in this Northeastern Athletic Conference game.

The game became close in the second quarter at 16-12, but the Braves pulled away in the second half for the victory.

Brandon Bates led Badger with a game-high 21 points. Matt Kraml added 10.

Coty Turner led Bloomfield (1-7) with seven points.

GIRARD 64, CHAMPION 47: GIRARD – The game was tight through the first half, but the Indians pulled away in the third quarter to pick up the All-American Conference, National Division victory.

Girard jumped to an eight-point first-quarter lead, but the gap was closed to 21-20 at the half. But in the third, Girard’s Craig Randall scored nine of his game-high 20 points to push the Indians to the eventual victory.

Along with Randall, Evan DelBene added 11 points for the Indians, who improve to 5-3.

Clay Hall paced Champion (2-8) with 15 points. Tyler Bishop added 11.

POLAND 54, BEAVER LOCAL 42: POLAND – Down four points going into the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs outscored the Beavers 22-6 to come back and remain undefeated.

Beaver Local (7-4) was more efficient from the field than Poland (9-0), shooting over 50 percent from the field, but the Bulldogs drained five more 3-pointers and made 11 more free throws than the Beavers.

Poland’s Jacob Wolfe paced all scorers with 22 points, while Troy Hudson led the Beavers with 15 points.

URSULINE 56, CANTON CENTRAL CATHOLIC 22: YOUNGSTOWN – Turnovers were the main story as Ursuline beat Canton Central Catholic.

Ursuline (3-6) forced 15 first-half turnovers, limiting Central Catholic (3-5) to 10 first-half points. The Irish ended up forcing 26 total turnovers for the game.

Ursuline’s Desmond McElroy led the way for the Irish with 14 points and Ryan Strollo added nine. Jake Kropar was the leading scorer for Central Catholic with seven points.

Ursuline looks to continue its winning ways as it will take on arch rival Cardinal Mooney on the road next Friday.

WINDHAM 62, MOGADORE 45: WINDHAM – The Windham Bombers are tearing it up in the Portage Trail Conference as they got their ninth win of the season in a conference match-up against Mogadore.

The teams were tied after the first quarter, but Windham outscored Mogadore 16-9 in the second and took a seven-point lead into the half. The Bombers led by nine after the third quarter, and used a 23-point fourth quarter to finish the win.

Jared Taylor led Windham with 15 points and Parker Rickey added 11 points for the Bombers. Cameron Pozsgai had a notable night for Windham scoring six points and snatching 17 rebounds. VanCamp scored 18 points for Mogadore and Beard added 10 points in the losing effort.

Windham seeks its 10th win of the season Tuesday as it takes on Southeast.

STRUTHERS 45, AUSTINTOWN FITCH 40: STRUTHERS – The Wildcats and Falcons kept it close the entire night, but in the end Struthers got the victory.

Struthers had an evenly disbursed contribution offensively in order to get the win. Dan Partika and David Stewart led the Wildcats with nine points, and Tommy Kimbrough and Temeko Holness both chipped in with eight points.

Alex Disrancesco had 10 points for Fitch and Jesse Driver added nine points for the Falcons.

Struthers seeks to win another win as they face Campbell Tuesday. Fitch looks to rebound as they host Cardinal Mooney on Tuesday.

CANFIELD 73, HUBBARD 45: CANFIELD -Canfield shot well from the field and held Hubbard in check for the victory in an All-American Conference battle.

Canfield shot a blistering 58 percent from the field and held Hubbard to cold 30 percent from the floor.

Marco DeLorenzo had the hot hand for Canfield, scoring 20 points, making four 3-pointers in the outing. Andrew Midgley added 11 points and Jarett Vrabel poured in 10 points for the Cardinals.

Hubbard was led offensively by Jordan Thompson with 14 points.

Canfield goes for another win on tonight at Salem. Hubbard tries to avenge its loss against Champion Tuesday.

JEFFERSON 48, CAMPBELL 47: – Jefferson (3-6 , 1-3 AAC) almost lost its lead, but was able to hold on as it edged Campbell (2-8, 0-3 AAC).

Jefferson was up five points after the first quarter, but Campbell cut the lead to one at the half. Campbell did its best to try to take the permanent lead in the second half, but was unable.

Jefferson’s David Chase made sure Jefferson got the win, as he scored 16 for the Falcons. Lucas Hitchcock chipped in with nine points. George Billiris was the leading scorer for Campbell with 13 points and Jayle’ll Shorter added 12 for the Red Devils.


  • SOUTHINGTON 57, BADGER 51: SOUTHINGTON – Down 13 points at halftime, Southington never lost faith as it stormed back to beat Badger Thursday night.

The ballgame was all tied going into the fourth quarter as Southington used a 21-8 third quarter to even things up. Shelby Cameron led the surge as she scored 18 points for Southington. Susanne Silvernail added 11 points and Brittany Sherwood scored 10 for the Wildcats.

Izabella Armstrong scored 14 points for Badger, while Holly Masters and Taylor Kramer both scored 10 points for the Braves.