Saturday’s prep roundup
BEACHWOOD 67, LaBRAE 41: NORTH CANTON – In the Dunks 4 Diabetes Shootout at Walsh University, the Bison routed the Vikings, avenging a loss in last year’s Division III regional final.
Beachwood (12-2) used a full-court press to hassle LaBrae (11-3) throughout the game, forcing 21 turnovers. The Bison’s press led to a 13-2 run that ended the first quarter and gave them a 14-point lead going into the second. Beachwood led by double digits the rest of the way.
John Davis’ game-high 27 points paced the Bison, while Ronald Jones added 12.
Peyton Aldridge was the only Viking to reach double figures, recording 17 points in the losing effort.
CANFIELD 57, NILES 22: CANFIELD – The Cardinals held the Red Dragons scoreless in the first quarter and cruised to an All-American Conference, American Division game.
Rachel Tinkey led Canfield (10-5, 6-3) with 20 points, and Erin Risner contributed 11.
Niles’ Sara Marz recorded seven points in the loss.
BOARDMAN 55, CARDINAL MOONEY 41: BOARDMAN – The Spartans outscored the Cardinals, 14-2, in the second quarter and went on to collect the non-conference win.
Boardman drained eight 3-pointers, with Jenna Kuczek hitting four en route to a 19-point performance. Megan Volosin and Kelly Tomsanti chipped in 10 points each.
Maggie Monahan and Renee Santisi paced Mooney with 10 apiece.
Saturday’s prep roundup
WARREN G. HARDING 64, MAPLE HEIGHTS 53: WARREN – Three players scored in double figures to lead the Raiders past Maple Heights in a Lake Erie League showdown.
Harding had a six-point lead after the first quarter, but outscored the Mustangs 20-9 in the second to take a big lead into the locker room.
Maya Bell had another double-double for Harding, putting in 22 points and grabbing 25 rebounds. Chelsea Diapolo scored 12 points and Garianna Berchini added 11.
NEWTON FALLS 53, ROOTSTOWN 38: ROOTSTOWN – Playing their fifth game in nine days, the Tigers showed little fatigue as they built a big lead and cruised over the Rovers in a non-conference game.
Newton Falls jumped to a 22-11 lead after the first quarter. The Tigers extended the difference to 46-29 after three quarters.
Brooke Barreca led the Tigers with 20 points. She and Gabby Kline each grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Destinee Hutson added 11 points for the Tigers, who are now 12-4 on the season.
BADGER 50, LOWELLVILLE 38: VERNON – With the help of seven 3-pointers, Badger held off Lowellville in a non-conference showdown.
Badger led, 15-12, after the first quarter. By the half, the lead was extended to 27-20.
Harlee Logan was the leader from behind the arc, draining four. She finished the night with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Taylor Kramar paced the Braves (9-6) with 19 points.
Courtney Conklin led Lowellville with 11.
GARFIELD 56, WOODRIDGE 44: PENINSULA – Garfield opened the game with a big lead and led from there, defeating Woodridge in Portage Trail Conference action.
The G-Men led, 25-8, after the first quarter. They also had a successful day from beyond the arc, connecting on six 3-pointers. Madisson Geddes made four of those to finish with 16 points. Alicia Witte added 14 for the G-Men.
YOUNGSTOWN CHRISTIAN 43, LAKE CENTER CHRISTIAN 30: YOUNGSTOWN – Despite a game-high 15 points from Lake Center Christian’s Brianna Miller, the Eagles were able to come away with the victory.
Daria Shavers and Destinee Snyder each scored 12 points to lead Youngstown Christian. The Eagles are now 5-9.
JACKSON-MILTON 54, GIRARD 40: GIRARD – The second quarter did Girard win as Jackson-Milton rallied after an early deficit to come back and pick up the non-conference victory.
The Blue Jays outscored the Indians 34-16 in the second and third quarters. Madison Tomaino paced Jackson-Milton with a game-high 19 points.
Shymara Dykes led Girard with 10 points.
CLEVELAND CENTRAL CATHOLIC 56, JOHN F. KENNEDY 28: CLEVELAND – Kayla Conney scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Ironmen past the Eagles.
Calli Kowach led JFK with 11 points.
LAKEVIEW 59, CHAMPION 22: CHAMPION – Alli Pavlik had a game-high 22 points to lead the Bulldogs past the Golden Flashes in this All-American Conference, National Division battle.
Kelly Robinson paced Champion with six points.
URSULINE 77, EAST PALESTINE 22: EAST PALESTINE – It was all Ursuline as 12 different players scored for the Fighting Irish.
The Bulldogs kept the game close in the first quarter, only trailing by five, but Ursuline went on to outscore them, 27-3, in the second. The third quarter was much of the same, as the Ursuline lead was 66-17 heading into the fourth.
Dave Collins paced Ursuline with 19 points and Greg Parella added 11. Desmond McElroy chipped in with 10 for Ursuline (9-4).
LORDSTOWN 53, BADGER 42: LORDSTOWN – Badger led after the first quarter, but Lordstown turned up the pressure in the second quarter and rallied back to get the win.
The Red Devils trailed, 15-9, after the first, but outscored the Braves 24-11 in the second quarter.
Jake Jones led the way for Lordstown (6-5, 5-2) with 14 points and five assists. Nick Johnson put in 12 points and grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds.
Brandon Bates paced Badger (4-9, 2-7) with 15 points. Cody Marshall added 12.
LAKE 67, HOWLAND 44: NORTH CANTON -Mitchell Spotleson scored 11 of his game-high 25 in the fourth quarter as the Blue Streaks handled the Tigers during the Mercy Medical Center Classic at North Canton High School.
Johnny Flowers put in 11 for Lake.
Evan Steele and Connor Antinone each scored nine each for Howland.
AUSTINTOWN FITCH 44, CARDINAL MOONEY 41: YOUNGSTOWN – Jessie Driver and Quincy Higgins each had 10 points to lead the Falcons past the Cardinals.
Mark Handel had 15 to pace Cardinal Mooney.
GRAND VALLEY 85, CHALKER 73: ORWELL – Jake Vormelker had 37 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Mustangs past the Wildcats.
Matthew Moodt added 18 points for Grand Valley (4-8), while Gabe Kovats put in 11.
Eric Wilson paced Chalker (5-8) with 22 points, while Tommy Hall added 19.
- CANFIELD TAKES SECOND AT BILL DIES MEMORIAL:?AKRON – Canfield finished second out of 43 teams at the Bill Dies Memorial Tournament at Akron Firestone High School.
The Cardinals finished as runner-up, the highest finish in school history, with 190 points. Canfield’s previous best finish was a sixth-place mark last year. Brecksville won the tournament with 324.5 points, and Brunswick was third at 179.
Placing for the Cardinals were Kyle West (fifth, 113 pounds), Korey Frost (fourth, 120), Georgio Poullas (second, 126), Stephen Daprile (eighth, 132), C.J. Frost (seventh, 138), Stan Socha (fourth, 182), Jaret Bunch (sixth, 195), Jacob Esarco (sixth, 220) and Curtis Burns (fourth, 285).
- POLAND, BOARDMAN EARN PLACERS AT TOP GUN:?ALLIANCE – Poland and Boardman each had two individuals place in the top eight at the Top Gun Tournament at Alliance High School.
Poland’s Mike Audi took fourth at 170 pounds, and the Bulldogs’ Dante Ginnetti (106) placed fifth at a tournament widely recognized as one of the most difficult in Ohio. Boardman’s Mario Graziani was fifth at 145 pounds, and the Spartans’ Anthony Mancini was eighth at 152. Austintown Fitch’s Camran Rezapourian finished sixth at 170 pounds.
Clovis (Calif) placed first in the team standings with 302 points, while Massillon Perry was second at 287. Claymont was third with 189.5 points.