Basketball roundup

RAVENNA – After trailing for most of the game to Southeast, Girard rallied to send the game into an extra quarter. And though it was a nail biter, the Indians came away with the win, 82-81, picking up their ninth straight victory.

The Pirates had the 51-40 lead heading into the fourth before Girard came back to outscore Southeast 31-20 in the final frame. The overtime clincher came from the hands of Evan Standohar, who drove the court and shot and nailed a 3 at the buzzer to send the game into OT.

In the extra frame, Girard outscored Southeast 11-10, with the final points coming from a free-throw with four seconds left by Jimmy Standohar. Southeast tried a last-second 3-pointer, which fell short.

Dylan O’Hara led Girard (10-2) with 22 points and seven steals. Jimmy Standohar finished with 21 – 16 of those points coming in the fourth and in overtime. Evan Standohar had a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds.

URSULINE 72, MENTOR LAKE CATHOLIC 60: MENTOR – Three Ursuline players scored in double figures as the Irish continued their hot play with a win over the Cougars.

The game was tight at half, with Lake Catholic holding a 34-33 lead. But Ursuline rallied in the third, outscoring the Cougars, 16-6, to reclaim the lead.

Dave Collins and Mark Hughes led Ursuline, both scoring 17 points each. Desmond McElroy followed with 14. Ursuline is now 10-4 on the season.

TWINSBURG 61, NILES 59: NILES – Niles tried to rally back in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough as the Red Dragons dropped a non-conference matchup to Twinsburg.

The Tigers led 52-41 going into the fourth quarter, but Niles outscored Twinsburg 18-9 in the final stanza. However, it wasn’t enough for the win.

The Red Dragons were on fire from behind the 3-point arc, connecting on 13 3s. Kyle Paden had 12 of his game-high 19 points from behind the arc. Marcus Hill also had four 3s and finished with 14 points.

LORDSTOWN 64, MATHEWS 50: VIENNA – The first and third quarters pushed Lordstown to a Northeastern Athletic Conference win over Mathews.

The Red Devils jumped to a 14-9 lead after the first quarter, then extended the lead to 14 points after the third.

Lordstown’s Nick Johnson led all scorers with 21 points. He also led the Red Devils with nine rebounds. Jimmy Cross added 17 and Jake Jones scored 11.

With the victory, Lordstown improved to 7-5 (6-2) and put them in a tie for first with Bristol for the NAC Stripes division lead.

Wyatt Ford led Mathews (6-7) in points (14), rebounds (9) and assists (5).

McDONALD 79, SOUTH RANGE 65: McDONALD – McDonald’s Kenny Greaver and Matt Seitz combined to score 62 of the Blue Devils’ points in a non-division rout of South Range.

Seitz, who scored 30 in last Friday’s win over Mineral Ridge, poured in 34 against South Range. Seitz, who hit five 3s, lit up the Raiders for 23 in the first half, when the Blue Devils (10-3) took a 51-27 lead. Greaver ripped off 28, 17 in the first half.

Garrett Anderson led the Raiders with 22.

LIBERTY 73, BOARDMAN 67: BOARDMAN – Asim Pleas scored a game-high 29 and powered the Leopards past Boardman in a non-conference clash.

Liberty came out hot, scoring 41 points in the first two quarters, and led by nine at the half. Boardman cut the lead to five to start the fourth, but the Leopards, who shot 53 percent from the field, pulled away down the stretch. Aside from Pleas’ big night, Lynn Bowden scored 17, including nine in the decisive fourth quarter.

Boardman’s Preston Stitt nearly matched Pleas, scoring 28. He hit four of the Spartans’ nine 3s. Ryan McKeown added 13, and Brian Fryda contributed 11.

MAPLEWOOD 53, CHAMPION 44: CHAMPION – Maplewood built an early lead and held off a second-quarter surge from Champion to win a non-conference clash.

The Rockets (11-3) led by nine after the first quarter, but the Golden Flashes cut it to four by halftime. Maplewood pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring Champion, 14-7.

Kevin Jones paced the Rockets with 21, scoring 15 in the first half. Luke Evan added 10.

Lucas Nasonti paced the Golden Flashes (1-12) with 16. Michael Turner chipped in with 11.

ASHTABULA EDGEWOOD 70, NEWTON FALLS 53: ASHTABULA – Ashtabula Edgewood hit nine 3-pointers and scored 50 points in the second half of a non-league matchup with Newton Falls.

The game was tied at 20 at intermission, but the Warriors (8-6) caught fire in the second half, outscoring the Tigers by 17 points. Eli Kalil of Edgewood led all scorers with 23 points. Connor McLaughlin earned a double-double with 12 points and 11 assists for the Warriors, who hit five 3-pointers in the second half.

Ozzie Hawkins paced Newton Falls (6-7) with 16 points.

CANFIELD 77, CAMPBELL 59: CANFIELD – The Cardinals never gave Campbell a chance in a non-conference clash.

Canfield (11-2) scored 26 points in the first quarter and held the Red Devils to 11 for a lead it never relinquished. Jarret Vrabel led three Cardinals in double figures with a game-high 22 points. He scored 10 in the decisive first quarter, and Brady Clark added seven of his 12 in the period. Cole Pryjma netted 12 as well.

Campbell’s Darren Clinkscale paced the Red Devils with 16. Stephan Elash provided 13, and D.J. Harrison recorded 10.

POLAND 59, LAKEVIEW 35: POLAND – Poland outscored Lakeview, 40-8, during the second and third quarters en route to a rout.

It was a team effort for the home team, as 10 Poland (10-2) players made the scoresheet and only one – Jared Burkert – reached double figures with 11 points. Poland shot 43.4 percent from the field.

Jake Pishotti led Lakeview (3-10) with 11 points.

BADGER 66, LEDGEMONT 54: VERNON – The Braves exploded for 28 points in the fourth quarter to pull off a come-from-behind victory over the Redskins in NAC play.

Colton Kellogg made 8 of 9 free throws and totaled 13 points in the final period, as Badger (5-9, 3-5 NAC) erased a two-point deficit going into the fourth quarter to eventually run away. Kellogg finished with a game-high 24 points, while teammates Brandon Bates and Jared Meikle contributed 16 and 11 points, respectively.

Steve Conklin paced Ledgemont with 20 points in the losing effort.

SPRINGFIELD 51, BROOKFIELD 35: BROOKFIELD – The Warriors struggled to get any offense in a non-conference loss to the Tigers.

Brookfield managed just 11 field goals in the loss and only reached double-digits in a quarter just once – 10 points in the fourth. Nate Johnson paced the Warriors with 11 points.

Graham Mincher’s 17 points led the way for Springfield.

LISBON 50, YOUNGSTOWN CHRISTIAN 36: LISBON – The Blue Devils took an 11-point halftime lead and cruised to a non-conference win over the Eagles.

Matt Spencer led the way for Lisbon (12-1) with 15 points, while Josh Craig added 12.

Ryan Houston and Darien Townsend’s nine points paced Youngstown Christian (4-7).

PYMATUNING VALLEY 75, CHALKER 73: ANDOVER – The Lakers held off a late WIldcat charge to collect a NAC win on Tuesday.

Pymatuning Valley (7-6, 5-3) took a seven-point lead into the fourth quarter by outscoring Chalker in the third quarter, 20-8, but the Wildcats dropped 29 points during the fourth in a comeback bid. The Lakers managed to hold that comeback off, though, scoring 24 points in the final frame.

PV’s Quintin Ratliff recorded a game-high 23 points, and Travis Kiser and Chase Thurber added 16 and 10, respectively.

Eric Wilson paced the Wildcats with 22 points. Tommy Hall amassed 16 points, and Jacob Zolna had 15 in the losing effort.

AUSTINTOWN FITCH 64, JEFFERSON 54: JEFFERSON – In close game, Fitch used a 24-point fourth quarter to pull away from Jefferson.

Jessie Driver drained three shots from beyond the arc en route to a 19-point performance to lead Fitch (10-1), while Quincy Higgins contributed 12 in the winning effort.

Jefferson (8-6) had four players reach double figures, starting with Sam Caskey’s 14 points. David Chase added 12, and Sage Cantini and James Jackson had 11 apiece.

GRAND VALLEY 60, BLOOMFIELD 30: ORWELL – The Mustangs took care of business against the Cardinals in NAC action.

Jake Vormelker and Gabe Kovats led the way for Grand Valley (5-8, 4-5) with 15 and 12 points, respectively.

Cody Turner put in double-double effort of 11 points and 10 rebounds for Bloomfield (0-10, 0-8).


HOWLAND 56, HUBBARD 39: HOWLAND – The Eagles pulled the game close at halftime, but Howland pulled away in the second to win an All-American Conference, American Division, matchup.

The score was 25-24 at the half before Howland outscored Hubbard 31-15 in the second half.

Victoria Rappach led Howland with 18 points. Sara Priced had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Tigers (8-7, 3-5).

Emily Manion led Hubbard (1-12) with 20 points.

JACKSON-MILTON 47, MATHEWS 41: NORTH JACKSON – A big fourth quarter allowed Jackson-Milton to come from behind in the final minutes of a non-league matchup with the Mustangs.

The Blue Jays (8-6) trailed by four entering the fourth quarter, but they outscored Mathews, 14-4, in the final stanza to pull away. Rebecca Jones scored six, and Madison Tomaino registered five points in the fourth to lead Jackson-Milton. Jones recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Tomaino added 15 points, four steals and three assists.

Natalie Halavick led Mathews with 14 points, 10 boards and four steals.



BROOKFIELD 49, JEFFERSON 29: BROOKFIELD – Brookfield turned it on in the second quarter and kept it going through the second half in a non-conference over the Falcons.

Jefferson led by one after the first quarter, but the Warriors outscored the Falcons, 16-6, in the second quarter. Brookfield (10-3) kept the momentum going in the second half, holding a 26-15 advantage in the final two quarters.

Danielle DiCristofaro led the Warriors with a game-high 20 points, while Autumn Kirila added 10.

Jessica Becker and Emily Smock each scored 10 for Jefferson (2-9).

MATHEWS 50, BADGER 44: KINSMAN – Mathews came from behind in the fourth quarter to beat Badger in a Northeastern Athletic Conference clash.

The Mustangs trailed, 26-20, at halftime and 36-34 to start the fourth, but Mathews rallied in the final quarter, outscoring the Braves, 16-8. Three players reached double figures for the Mustangs. Bryanna McClurg led with 15, while Maddie Williams netted 14 and Dayna Ellis provided 10.

Harlee Logan and Taylor Kramar each scored 12 for Bader, while Brandi Nitch registered 11.

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 36, JOHN F. KENNEDY 22: LOUISVILLE – Nicole Newman had a game-high 13 points to lead the Knights past the Eagles.

Sydney Film had the only 3-pointer of the game for St. Thomas Aquinas (5-3).

Antonella LaMonica led John F. Kennedy (1-9) with 11 points.

The Eagles host Villa Angela-St. Joseph on Monday.

WARREN G. HARDING 40, LORAIN 36: LORAIN – Maya Bell had 10 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Raiders past the Titans.

G. Conteall led Lorain with 11 points.

SPRINGFIELD 45, GIRARD 37: NEW MIDDLETOWN – Callie Ford had 16 points to pace the Tigers past the Indians.

Kennedy Richey added 15 for Springfield (9-2).

Bree Bishop led Girard with 14 points.

GARFIELD 53, WATERLOO 17: ATWATER – The G-Men held the Vikings to six points in the first half as they cruised to a Portage Trail Conference, County Division win.

Lauren Jones paced Garfield with 15 points, Madisson Geddes had 13 and Grayson Rose contributed 10. Rose also blocked eight shots in the win.

SOUTHEAST 55, WOODRIDGE 36: PALMYRA – The Pirates led by 15 at half en route to a win over the Bulldogs on Saturday.

Southeast (10-2, 6-1 PTC County) held a 50-25 lead by the end of the third before taking the foot off the gas pedal. Danielle Norquest amassed a game-high 18 points for the Pirates.

Abbe Esterak led Woodridge (5-6, 3-4 PTC County) with 10 points.

MINERAL RIDGE 69, CHALKER 34: SOUTHINGTON – The Rams routed the Wildcats in a non-conference game.

Mineral RIdge led by 13 after one quarter and by 18 at the break before the Rams outscored Chalker, 35-18, in the second half. Alyssa Harkins’s double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds paced Mineral Ridge, Peyton Allen had 17 points and Breanna Miner and Kayla Governor scored 10 each.

Chalker’s Rachel Wilson recorded 12 points.


WESTERN RESERVE 47, ROOTSTOWN 46: ROOTSTOWN – Down 12 points at halftime, the Blue Devils came back and pulled out a one-point victory over the Rovers on Saturday.

Nick Tobin and Joe Falasca led the charge for Western Reserve, with Tobin scoring eight of his 12 points and Falasca scoring six of his 13 in the final eight minuets to account for all of the Blue Devils’ offensive production in the fourth quarter.

They followed Tristan Bova’s third-quarter performance that allowed Western Reserve to take a huge chunk out of Rootstown’s lead, as the Blue Devils outscored the Rovers, 16-5. Bova accounted for half of Western Reserve’s points in the third by scoring eight of his team-high 14.

Tim Weaver paced Rootstown with 14 points.

MINERAL RIDGE 59, CHALKER 42: SOUTHINGTON – The Rams jumped out to a 10-point lead after one quarter en route to a non-conference win over the Wildcats.

Ryan Nutter paced Mineral Ridge with 16 points, while Zac Hagy contributed another 15 to the winning cause. Corey Phillips added 11.

Eric Wilson led Chalker (4-6) with 12 points in the losing effort.

LIBERTY 70, HOWLAND 56: LIBERTY – Thanks to a big night from Cameron Clark, the Leopards jumped out to a 12-point halftime lead and never looked back against the Tigers on Saturday.

Clark went off for a game-high 21 points to lead Liberty, draining two of the Leopards’ six 3-pointers on a night in which the team shot 53 percent from the field. Asim Pleas and Lynn Bowden chimed in with 18 and 12 points, respectively.

Tommy Carnifax scored 14 points to lead Howland, while Reece Bogan and Connor Antinone had 13 and 11.

BROOKFIELD 60, GRAND VALLEY 33: ORWELL – Close after the first quarter, the Warriors shut out the Mustangs in the second quarter to run away with a non-conference matchup on Saturday.

Nate Johnson recorded a team-high 12 points for Brookfield, which had Caleb Hunkus and Seth Wallace also reach double figures with 11 points each.

Jake Vormelker led Grand Valley with 20 points, as just four Mustangs recorded a point in the loss.


  • HOWLAND 58, HUBBARD 43: HOWLAND – Howland pulled away from Hubbard with a dominant fourth quarter in an All-American Conference, American Division showdown.

Howland (3-5) led by three entering the final period, but outscored the Eagles, 19-7, to seal the victory. The Tigers also made 11 out of 15 free throws in the fourth quarter, when Connor Antinone scored six of his 11 points. Julian Lanier led the Tigers with 18 points, while Reece Bogan added 16.

Howland plays at Liberty at 6:30 p.m. tonight.

Brennan Wassil paced Hubbard (2-6) with 14 points.

LaBRAE 60, LAKEVIEW 40: LEAVITTSBURG – Peyton Aldridge led a second-quarter run that allowed LaBrae to cruise past Lakeivew in an All-American Conference, National Division clash.

Aldridge scored eight points in the second quarter, when the Vikings (8-2, 3-1) outscored Lakeivew, 20-12. Aldridge finished with a team-high 21 points. Marcell Richardson registered 13 points, while Justin Jenkins chipped in 10

LaBrae plays host to Niles on Tuesday.

Lakeview’s Jake Rosowicz led the Bulldogs with 10 points.

LIBERTY 58, CHAMPION 54: CHAMPION – The Leopards had to rally back in the fourth quarter to be able to take down the Golden Flashes in an All-American Conference, National Division, matchup.

Champion led, 46-35, heading into the final quarter before Liberty made its comeback. Trailing, 46-37, Asim Pleas scored 12 points to give Liberty the lead, then Lynn Bowden iced the game with a 9-of-10 performance from the foul line. Bowden finished the night with 15 points. Pleas led all scorers with 24 as Liberty improves to 5-4.

Chris Miller paced the Golden Flashes (1-9) with 18 points. Logan Cochran added 10.

BROOKFIELD 61, CONNEAUT 38: BROOKFIELD – Though Brookfield led the entire game over Conneaut, it wasn’t until the second half when the Warriors truly took control of the contest.

The Warriors held the 39-28 edge at halftime, but then outscored Spartans 22-12 in the second half.

Three Brookfield players scored in double figures. Caleb Hunkus paved the way with 15 points, Davon Sims added 12 and Nate Johnson scored 11.

TRINITY 65, JOHN F. KENNEDY 59: GARFIELD HEIGHTS – Cory Haire scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Titans past the Eagles in this North Coast League, White Division contest.

Jake Garrick added 13 points, while Pat Sobolewski had 12 for Trinity.

Zackary Usher paced Kennedy (2-7, 0-4) with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Isaac Carrino added 0.

Friday, JFK travels to St. Thomas Aquinas.

LISBON 52, SPRINGFIELD 50: NEW MIDDLETOWN – Austin Ruecki had 19 points to pace the Blue Devils past the Tigers.

Josh Liberait and Josh Craig each added 10 for Lisbon.

Graham Mincher paced Springfield with 17 points.

LOWELLVILLE 65, MINERAL RIDGE 63: MINERAL RIDGE – Paulo DePasquale hit 1 of 2 from the foul line with 11 seconds left for the Rockets, giving the Rams one last opportunity. DePasquale finished with 10 points.

Mineral Ridge heaved a 23-footer at the buzzer that caromed off the rim.

Nick Ballone led Lowellville (8-1, 5-1 Inter Tri-County League, Division II) with 21 points. Pat Mangine added 13, while Cole Beatty had 10.

Corey Phillips led Mineral Ridge (5-4, 3-3) with 17 points. Ryan Nutter had 14 points, while Zac Hagy added 11.

Tonight, Mineral Ridge plays at Chalker in a make-up game. The varsity-only contest begins at 7:30 p.m.

WELLSVILLE 81, WESTERN RESERVE 61: WELLSVILLE – The Tigers drained 11 3-pointers as they beat the Blue Devils.

Camdem Douglas paced Wellsville with 3 points. Jordan Sloan added 19 points, while Seth Bradford added 12.

Nick Tobin led Western Reserve with 21 points, while Nolan Snyder had 12.

FITCH 60, EAST 54: AUSTINTOWN – Jessie Driver had 24 points to pace the Falcons past the Panthers.

Mike Butcher had 12 for Fitch (6-1).

Anthony Reid led East (1-7) with 15 points.

POLAND 85, STRUTHERS 52: STRUTHERS – Poland’s Jacob Wolfe had 22 points to lead the Bulldogs past the Wildcats.

Dan Black added 20 for Poland (7-2, 5-1 All-American Conference, American Division).

Austin Yemma added 22 for Struthers (4-4, 1-4). Andrew Carbon added 10.

CAMPBELL 69, JEFFERSON 53: JEFFERSON – The Red Devils led by 13 points at halftime and went on to collect another All-American Conference, National Division win.

George Billiris led the way for Campbell (6-2, 3-1) with 15 points, while Deron Clinkscale and Michael Williams chipped in with with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

David Chase paced the Falcons (6-4, 3-3) with 15 points.

BRISTOL 97, LEDGEMONT 39: THOMPSON – It was all Panthers in this Northeastern Athletic Conference game, as 12 different players scored for Bristol.

Leading the pack was Brandon Lee who scored a game-high 23 points – 11 of those coming in the second quarter.

Gary Hopson added 12 points and Johnny Simcox put in 11 for Bristol, which is now 10-1 on the season.

PYMATUNING VALLEY 88, MATHEWS 66: VIENNA – Quintin Ratliff scored 12 of his game-high 31 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Lakers past the Mustangs in a Northeastern Athletic Conference contest.

Up nine points going into the final frame, PV (5-5, 3-2) outscored Mathews (4-5), 27-14, over the final 8 minutes of the game to pull away late. Travis Kiser complemented Ratliff, who recorded a double-double with 12 rebounds, on offense by adding 21 points.

Wyatt Ford and Cobie Pratt led the way for Mathews with 17 and 14 points, respectively. The Mustangs return to action on Tuesday against Chalker at home.

WINDHAM 67, BADGER 37: WINDHAM – The Bombers jumped out to a 15-point halftime lead before cruising to a NAC win over Badger on Friday night.

Parker Rickey led the way for Windham (4-5, 2-2) with a 21-point performance, while Stephen Kacenski recorded a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds in the win.

Brandon Bates paced the Braves with 14 points.

MAPLEWOOD 82, GRAND VALLEY 36: ORWELL – The Rockets stayed perfect in NAC play with a rout over the Mustangs at Grand Valley High School.

Maplewood (7-3, 5-0) outscored Grand Valley (2-6, 1-4), 47-16, to really blow open in the game in the second half. The Rockets had five players reach double figures, starting with Ethan Obradovich’s 19 points. Kevin Jones had 13, Solomon Yoder and Luke Evan chipped in with 11 and Luke Urchek contributed 10.

Jake Vormelker paced the Mustangs with 12.



LaBRAE 43, HUBBARD 23: LEAVITTSBURG – The Vikings used a tough defensive display to beat Hubbard on Wednesday.

LaBrae (7-2) allowed the Eagles to reach double digits in just one quarter and held them to two in the third. Peyton Aldridge led the way for the Vikings, scoring 16 points, while Marcell Richardson chipped in with 10.

Brennan Wassil paced Hubbard with 10 points.

LaBrae returns to action Friday against Lakeview at home.


LIBERTY 55, HUBBARD 35: LIBERTY – After a slow start, the Leopards exploded from the second quarter on, scoring 49 points over the final three quarters in a 20-point win over the Eagles on Wednesday.

Leah Leshnack led the way for Liberty, amassing a game-high 25 points. Scoring all six of Liberty’s points in the first quarter, Leshnack dropped 11 on the Eagles in the second quarter alone before the Leopards managed to pull away in the second half. She was the only player on either team to reach double figures.

Logan Nitsche paced Hubbard with nine points in the losing effort.

WINDHAM 51, GRAND VALLEY 48: WINDHAM – The Bombers held off the Mustangs to pick up a Northeastern Athletic Conference win on Wednesday.

Three Windham (7-2, 4-2) players reached double figures, starting with Jessica Isler’s 18 points. Dari Heller contributed 15 to the cause, while Brittany Knight had 13.

Jessica Vormelker paced Grand Valley (9-3, 4-3) with a game-high 19 points.