Northeastern Athletic Conference roundup
BRISTOL 70, PYMATUNING VALLEY 61: ANDOVER – Brandon Lee scored all of his 26 points in the second half – 13 in each of the third and fourth quarters – to help Bristol secure a share of the Northeastern Athletic Conference, Stripes Division title in a victory over Pymatuning Valley on Friday.
The Panthers split the title with Lordstown, which beat Grand Valley on Friday.
PV held a 27-23 lead at the half, but Bristol kept close thanks to Aaron Weibe and Bryce Gabrielson combining for 17 points before intermission. Weibe finished with 15 points, while Gabrielson added 13.
Gabrielson had back-to-back, two-point buzzer beaters to end the first and second quarters.
Cory Mercer had 15 points to lead PV (12-9, 10-5), while Chase Thurber added 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Lakers’ leading scorer Quintin Ratliff was held to 10 points.
LORDSTOWN 70, GRAND VALLEY 62: ORWELL – Nick Johnson had 23 points and 18 rebounds to help the Red Devils secure a share of the NAC Stripes title with Bristol, which beat Pymatuning Valley on Friday.
Jacob Jones added 17 points, while Preston Sutton put in 14 for Lordstown (13-8, 10-4 NAC Stripes).
This is the first time the Red Devils won a league title since Lordstown went undefeated in Trumbull A league play during the 1974-1975 and 1975-1976 seasons, but the school has no record of another league title.
Jake Vormelker paced the Mustangs (7-15, 6-9) with 21 points, while Matt Larned added 20.
MAPLEWOOD 84, BLOOMFIELD 27: MECCA – The Rockets outscored the Cardinals 71-17 after Maplewood took a 13-10 first-quarter lead.
Kevin Jones led four double-figure scorers with 16 points. Luke Evan and Derek Morrison each had 12 points, while Nate Spitler added 10 for Maplewood (18-4, 14-1 NAC).
Cody Turner led Bloomfield with eight points.
CHALKER 62, BADGER 51: VERNON – The Braves clawed back to within three points halfway through the fourth quarter, but the Wildcats pulled away from the free-throw line late to give Chalker coach Mike Karr his 150th career win on Friday.
Jacob Zolna went 8 of 9 from the charity stripe and scored 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as Chalker pushed the lead out to double digits. Eric Wilson accumulated 20 points, and Tommy Hall chipped in with 14.
Badger (6-16, 4-10 NAC Stars Division) managed to come back from a 17-point halftime deficit by outscoring the Wildcats in the third, 15-4. Brandon Bates recorded six of his 20 points in the third, while Cody Marshall contributed 10 in the losing effort.
WINDHAM 82, LEDGEMONT 45: WINDHAM – The Bombers outscored the Redskins by 20 points in the second period to cruise to a NAC win.
Windham (17-5, 13-2 NAC Stars) had 11 different players make the scoresheet, starting with Dillon Blewitt’s 15 points. Stephen Kacenski was the only other Bomber to reach double figures, recording 12 points, and the senior forward dished out 10 assists to record a double-double.
Ledgemont’s Matt Dillworth recorded a game-high 19 points in the loss.
Northeastern Athletic Conference roundup
BRISTOL 67, BLOOMFIELD 36: N. BLOOOMFIELD – The Bristol 3-point barrage was too much for Bloomfield, as the Panthers easily won this Northeastern Athletic Conference matchup.
The Panthers drained 11 3-pointers, including five from Brandon Lee, who finished with a game-high 22 points. Johnny Simcox added 15 points as Bristol improved to 13-6 (7-4).
Cody Turner led Bloomfield (0-15) with 18 points.
GRAND VALLEY 65, BADGER 48: ORWELL – Badger led at the half, but then the Mustangs battled back in the third and came away with the NAC victory.
Badger took the 28-25 lead into the locker room, but Grand Valley outscored the Braves, 25-14, in the third quarter.
Jake Vormelker scored a game-high 30 points for Grand Valley (7-10, 6-7).
Badger’s Brandon Bates scored 23 points in the losing effort. The Braves are now 6-12.
MAPLEWOOD 85, MATHEWS 74: VIENNA – The Rockets took a nine-point lead after the first quarter and went on for a road win over the Mustangs in Northeastern Athletic Conference, Stars Division action.
Five Maplewood (13-4, 10-1) players reached double figures, starting with Ethan Obradovich’s game-high 22 points. Luke Evan drained a pair of 3-pointers and accumulated 19 points, while Luke Urchek also hit a pair of 3s and amassed 17.
Cobie Pratt connected on four shots from beyond the arc to total 20 points for Mathews (8-10, 6-7). Wyatt Ford had a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds, Wade Sharp and Bryan Oatridge scored 11 point each and Jeremy Forsythe contributed 10.
WINDHAM 85, PYMATUNING VALLEY 75: ANDOVER – The Bombers needed a huge fourth-quarter performance to comeback against the Lakers in a NAC, Stars Division game.
Windham (12-5, 9-2) trailed by three points going into the final frame, where the Bombers outscored Pymatuning Valley for the win, 28-15. Parker Rickey led the way, amassing a game-high 34 points, and Jonah Konzen and Stephen Kacenski chipped in with another 17 and 16, respectively.
Quintin Ratliff paced the Lakers with 27 points, while Tim Baker added 12. Cory Mercer and Nick Blascak contributed 11 points each, and Travis Kiser had 10.