Champion, Liberty, Ridge post victories
CHAMPION 55, MAPLEWOOD 15: MECCA — Joe Abramovich scored 23 points and the Golden Flashes (1-1) jumped out to a 23-4 lead after one quarter. Abramovich got support from Chase Wheelock (12 points) and Abe Bayus (11). The visitors led 40-10 at halftime. Maplewood (0-2) had six players each score one field goal.
LIBERTY 61, HUBBARD 47: HUBBARD — Four players scored in double figures as Liberty pulled away from Hubbard in a non-conference game.
Ezell Brown led the charge with 15 points, while Travis Myers (14) Omarion Dawson (13) and Elijah Mathews (10) also making major contributions. Dawson secured a double-double with a team-high 14 rebounds. Liberty by seven at the half and held a 16-9 edge in the third quarter to take control.
Davion Daniels led the Eagles with 13. Jayden Record added 11.
GARFIELD 62, BROOKFIELD 61: BROOKFIELD — Garfield’s 17-15 edge in the final quarter was the difference in a close game. The G-Men (1-1) led 12-10 after one quarter and 32-24 at halftime before Brookfield (1-1) rallied with a 22-13 third quarter for a 46-45 lead headed into the final quarter. Conner Stevens of Brookfield led all scorers. Haden Gibson added 12 points, Gage Emery had 11 points and eight rebounds and Brady Reichart contributed nine points. Garfield was led by Simon with 18 points, Gedeon with 13 and Peterson with 11.
MINERAL RIDGE 82, MATHEWS 61: MINERAL RIDGE — The Rams (2-0) broke out to a 30-9 first-quarter lead on the way to their big win. Austin Governor scored 17 points, Triston Weiss had 16 and Jordan Zupko and Koby Zupko added 10 apiece for Ridge. Mathews (1-1) was led by Tyler Roscoe’s 21 points. Zak Arnio added 10 and Vinny Sharp scored nine.
GRAND VALLEY 56, BERKSHIRE 50: BURTON — The Mustangs (1-1) outscored the host team 26-15 in the final quarter to pull out the win. After a 13-13 first-quarter tie and a 22-20 GV lead at half, Berkshire took a 35-30 lead into the fourth quarter, setting up the Mustangs’ comeback. Ashton Zupancic scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth and Malik Mitchell (21 points) made both of his 3-pointers in the final eight minutes.