Carnifax’s jumper gives Howland first win
HARTVILLE – It was a nail-biter to the wire, but in the end, Howland picked up its first win of the season at the Hoops for Healing Tournament at Lake High School over Canton South, 50-48.
With 8 seconds left, Howland’s Tommy Carnifax hit a jumper to give Howland a two-point lead. Then, the Howland victory was sealed when Victor Williams blocked a Canton South 3-point attempt at the buzzer.
Howland’s Reese Bogan was named the Player of the Game with a game-high 17 points. Julian Lanier had 13 points and Carnifax finished with 11.
BRISTOL 89, NEWBURY 47: NEWBURY – A big first half sparked Bristol to a rout of Newbury in a non-conference matchup.
Bristol (2-0) held a seven-point lead after the first quarter, and Zeth Tomasiak fueled a 24-point second quarter that gave the Braves a double-digit halftime advantage. Tomasiak scored seven of his 11 points in the second quarter. Brandon Lee helped put the game out of reach with 12 of his team-high 17 points in the third quarter. Johnny Simcox added 13 points and seven assists. Eleven players scored for Bristol, which hosts Youngstown Christian on Tuesday.
Tyler Trushel led Newbury (0-2) with 17 points, while Dakota Medley added 14.
BRISTOL 78, CHAMPION 66: CHAMPION – Paced by Lauren Elza’s four 3-pointers and a big first quarter, the Panthers picked up their first victory of the season.
Bristol jumped to a 21-12 lead and led the rest of the way. Lauren Elza led all scorers with 20 points – 12 of those from behind the 3-point line. Also with 20 points was Bristol’s Kyle Stoneman, who had a double-double as she grabbed 16 rebounds.
Lindsey Elza added 14 points for the Panthers (1-3).
Kelly Robinson had 15 points to lead Champion. Molly Williams and Emma Nicholas each had 14 points. The Golden Flashes are now 2-3.
LAKEVIEW 67, CARDINAL MOONEY 38: CORTLAND – The Bulldogs jumped to an 18-8 lead, which was extended to 38-15 at the half to easily get past Cardinal Mooney on Saturday afternoon.
The first quarter was dominated by Lakeview’s Callie Schmitt, who had all 14 of her points in the quarter. She also added 10 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs. Alli Pavlik scored 12 of her game-high 19 points in the second half. The Bulldogs are now 6-0 on the season.
Jayclyn Yankle paced Cardinal Mooney, now 4-1 on the year, with 16 points.
CLEVELAND CENTRAL CATHOLIC 58, JOHN F. KENNEDY 25: WARREN – Cleveland Central Catholic allowed just two Eagles to score in a North Coast League clash.
John F. Kennedy’s Antonella LaMonica scored 23 of the Eagles’ 25 points. The Ironmen (2-5) had three players reach double figures, led by Cheyenne Bryant’s 20 points. Kayla Coney added 18, and Alex Owensky chipped in 12.
Kennedy (0-4) plays Girard on Monday.
SPRINGFIELD 65, YOUNGSTOWN CHRISTIAN 41: NEW MIDDLETOWN – Baylee Felger had a game-high 19 points to lead the Tigers past the Eagles.
Callie Ford had 15 points, while Jillian Tabaka put in 14 for Springfield (3-1).
Snyder lead Youngstown Christian with 11 points.