Lakeview upsets Leopards in AAC clash
CORTLAND – Eight different Bulldogs scored in the game, which helped Lakeview rally in the second half to upset Liberty, 65-59, in All-American Conference, National Division, action.
Lakeview trailed 34-31 at the half, but outscored the Leopards 16-7 in the third quarter to take a lead it would not let go of the rest of the way.
The night was a balanced effort by the Bulldogs, which improved to 4-11 (2-5). Justin Journey led Lakeview with 15 points. Brandon Bensing followed with 13 and Jake Pishotti added 12.
Asim Pleas paced Liberty (7-7) with 15 points. D.J. Hight chipped in 14.
NEWTON FALLS 50, CHAMPION 38: NEWTON FALLS – The Tigers jumped to a big first-quarter lead and from there cruised to a conference victory over Champion.
Going into the second quarter, Newton Falls led 15-3. The lead was extended to 25-16 by the half.
Newton Falls’ Ozzie Hawkins led all scorers with 23 points. The Tigers are now 7-7 on the season.
Clay Hall led Champion with 17 points.
LORDSTOWN 54, BLOOMFIELD 43: BLOOMFIELD – Lordstown jumped out to a early first quarter lead and was able to roll past Bloomfield for the win
Lordstown led 15-7 after the first quarter, as the lead was propelled by seven points in the period from Jake Jones. Bloomfield got within one point in the second quarter, but was never able to take a lead in the ballgame.
Lordstown’s Lewis Liming hit three 3-pointers, scoring 17 points on the night. Jones finished the game with 15. Bloomfield was led by Coty Turner with 11, while Ian Clarion and Joey Culbertson chalked up eight points for the Cardinals.
Both teams hit the road on Tuesday. Lordstown will head to Ledgemont and Bloomfield travels to Bristol.
WINDHAM 69, WATERLOO 46: WINDHAM – Windham picks up their 14th win of the season and remains perfect in the Portage Trail Conference
Windham (14-1, 9-0 Portage Trial Conference) led 25-12 after one and was able to breeze past Waterloo
Cameron Poszgai dazzled in the win – posting a double-double as he scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Windham Parker Rickey and Matt Knight both chipped in nine points for the Bombers. Waterloo was led by Saviers with 11.
Windham seeks its 15th win of the season and looks to remain perfect in the PTC as they head to Rootstown Tuesday night.
STRUTHERS 53, HUBBARD 40: STRUTHERS – All Struthers needed was Ray’Quan Pfifer to help them get past Hubbard for the win.
Struthers led 27-20 at the half – Pfifer had 20 of 27 of those points for the Wildcats. Struthers scored 15 points in the fourth quarter, 12 of those coming from Pfifer
Hubbard was led by Derek Kopanic as he scored 12 points. Aaron Loveless added eight, Cole Bencetic and Jordan Thompson each scored seven for the Eagles.
Struthers heads to Newton Falls and Hubbard travels to Liberty Tuesday night
YOUNGSTOWN EAST 64, CARDINAL MOONEY 51: YOUNGSTOWN -Down by five after the first quarter, East used a second-quarter run to get past Mooney
East (11-5) was down 13-8 after the first quarter, but turned things around by outscoring Mooney 21-12 in the second and was able to stay ahead successfully.
Deontay Scott led East with 17 points and Taylor Johnson added 14 for the Panthers. Mooney was led by Doug Caputo, who tallied a double-double, scoring 11 and snagged 10 rebounds in the loss.
LABRAE 84, CAMPBELL 46: CAMEL – LaBrae started off hot and was able to ease its way past Campbell for its 10th win of the season.
LaBrae (10-3) jumped out to a 23-10 lead, and led 46-19 at the half. LaBrae’s Peyton Aldridge posted another double-double, scoring 20 points and getting 11 rebounds. John Richards added 20 points for the Vikings, nailing four 3-pointers in the win.
Campbell (4-11) was led by Edgar Toledo, who scored 11 points, making three 3-pointers in the loss. George Billiris added 10 points for the Red Devils.
POLAND 40, AUSTINTOWN FITCH 32: POLAND – In a low scoring affair, Poland edged out Fitch.
Poland (13-1) got out to a fast start, leading 14-7 after the first quarter. The Bulldogs lead did not disappear.
Poland’s George Chammas scored 10, Jacob Wolfe tallied eight and Kevin White scored seven for the Bulldogs. Fitch (5-8) was paced by Quincy Higgins as he scored 12. Curtis Beverly and Jessie Driver both added six for the Falcons.
Poland will be at home as they host Niles Tuesday night, Fitch will be hosting Lakeview.
MATHEWS 48, BADGER 39: KINSMAN – The Mustangs jumped out to a seven-point lead and never looked back to pick up a Northeast Athletic Conference win over the Braves.
Mathews drained seven 3-pointers, while Badger didn’t make a 3. Tommy Sharp connected on four en route to an 18-point performance, and Aaron Suchanek added three en route to a 13-point performance.
Badger’s Brandon Bates paced the Braves with 18 points, and Matt Kraml had 13.
SOUTHINGTON 59, LEDGEMONT 53: SOUTHINGTON – The WIldcats took an early 12-point lead and held on for a Northeastern Athletic Conference win over Ledgemont Friday night.
After struggling in the third, Southington dropped 22 points in the final quarter to seal the win. Jacob Zolna paced the Wildcats with 20 points, and Eric Heikkila chipped in 14 points.
Devin Rupinski led the Redskins with 16 points, while Brandon Grabinsky and Josh Loveland added 14 points each.