Devils win as Rasile moves up on points list
¯ McDONALD 65, JOHN F. KENNEDY 62: WARREN — Zach Rasile continues his trip up the all-time Ohio scoring list with a 37-point performance against John F. Kennedy.
Rasile now sits at 10th all-time in Ohio history after passing Larry Huston who played at Savannah High School from 1951 to 1955.
With 2,514 points, Rasile only needs 68 points to jump up to sixth all-time, surpassing Vienna’s Rex Leach who played during the same time as Huston.
McDonald trailed 36-33 at halftime but continued to rally back and get the win.
Rasile scored 20 of his 37 points in the second half to help spark the team. Jake Portolese, who has been the Blue Devils’ second in command on offense, scored 13 points.
TJ Hardin led JFK with 24 points and Bobby Plizga scored 10.
¯ MINERAL RIDGE 69, RITTMAN 59: RITTMAN — A balanced attack helped Mineral Ridge upend the Indians in a non-conference tilt.
Three players scored in double figures for the Rams (5-5), with Miles Culp (18 points), Austin Governer (15) and Koby Zupko (13) all playing big roles. Mineral Ridge pulled away in the middle quarters, outscoring Rittman, 34-20, in the second and third frames.
¯ BADGER 59, HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN 51: VERNON — The Braves pick up their second win of the season after scoring 21 points in the third quarter to push past Heartland Christian.
Logan and Jack Lendak continue to be a one-two punch for the Badger offense, combining for 33 points. Logan tallied 18 and Jack scored 15. Brad Hamilton added 10 points for the Braves.
Heartland Christian went into halftime with a 22-20 lead, but Badger outscored the Lions 21-9 in the third quarter to come back and pull away.
¯ COLUMBIANA 48, LIBERTY 38: LIBERTY — Columbiana rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit and pulled away late in a non-conference clash with the Leopards.
Liberty (3-8) was on the verge of an upset, leading, 32-29, entering the fourth against the Clippers (10-2), but Dalton Whitehair came to life in the fourth. He scored eight of his 12 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers that gave Columbiana a 35-34 lead. Micah Dukes, who scored a team-best 15 points for Liberty, tied the game at 35, but the Clippers retook the lead moment later and never trailed again.
Dukes also grabbed seven rebounds for the Leopards, and Jameer Weaver added 12 points.
¯ HOWLAND 45, BOARDMAN 31: BOARDMAN — Courtney Clark scored a game-high 21 points and helped the Tigers pull away from Boardman in an AAC Red Tier matchup.
Howland (8-5) led, 33-25, entering the fourth quarter but outscored the Spartans, 12-6, in the final quarter to seal the victory. Clark was the only player for either team to score in double figures. The Tigers held Boardman to 13 second-half points.
¯ JOHN F. KENNEDY 56, ASHTABULA ST. JOHN 50: WARREN — Caitlyn Condoleon scored 28 points and impacted the game in numerous areas as the Eagles held off Heralds.
Aside from her game-high 28, Condoleon added seven rebounds, six assists and five steals to fuel JFK (8-3). Faith Hollobaugh added 15 points and seven rebounds. The Eagles led throughout, but St. John cut the lead to two midway through the fourth quarter before 3s by Condoleon and Hollobaugh pushed the advantage back to eight. Condoleon had six 3-pointers, and Hollobaugh had five.
¯ CHAMPION 49, LaBRAE 22: CHAMPION — The Golden Flashes win their 12th game of the year by taking down LaBrae in a big win.
Champion went into half with a 25-12 lead and continued to pile on, outscoring the Vikings 18-5 in the third quarter.
Leading for the Golden Flashes was Brooke Whitt with 16 points. Emma Gumont had 11.
Gabby Figinsky led LaBrae with nine points.
¯ NILES 50, JACKSON-MILTON 37: NILES — The host Red Dragons hit the Rams with an 18-5 opening quarter salvo and that margin remained the same by the end of the contest.
Aneziah Fryer scored 26 points, including 12 in the first period, as Niles improved to 4-10 with the non-league verdict. Rachel Libert supplied 10 points.
Abby Spalding led the Blue Jays with 10 points. Courtney Mercer added nine points for Jackson-Milton.
¯ POLAND 61, LAKEVIEW 34: CORTLAND — The visiting Bulldogs insured the host Bulldogs could not rally from a 33-20 halftime deficit, as Poland used a 19-7 scoring advantage in the third quarter to take a 52-27 cushion into the fourth quarter.
Jackie Grisdale scored 16 points of her game-high 20 points in the first quarter, including all four of her 3-point field goals, as Poland opened with a 21-12 lead.
Meg Zetterquist made a trio of 3-pointers to account for nine of her team-high 10 points for Lakeview, which fell to 1-12 overall and 1-6 in the league. Tiffany Batholomew added nine points and Maggie Pavlansky chipped in with eight.
¯ LIBERTY 64, CAMPBELL 24: CAMPBELL — Demi Watson and Shar’Da Williamson Williamson scored 18 points apiece to lead five Leopards in double-digit scoring as Liberty blitzed the host Red Devils to remain perfect in All-American Conference-Blue Tier action.
The Leopards, who move to 12-2 overall and 5-0 in the league, useda 19-3 first-quarter scoring advantage and pushed the cushion to 31-10 by halftime and 49-16 entering the fourth period. Delia Watson added 12 points and Cianna Smith and Allyson Jones both contributed 10 points.
¯ HUBBARD 39, CHANEY 32: YOUNGSTOWN — Jackie Adler sank five 3-pointers, including three in a decisive first quarter, to help Hubbard hold off the Cowboys.
Adler scored nine of her game-high 20 points in the first quarter, when the Eagles (2-11) took an 18-11 lead. The teams played even the rest of the way, with each scoring 21 points. Chaney cut the lead to 28-25 to start the fourth quarter, but Hubbard held an 11-7 advantage in the final 8 minutes to secure the win.
¯ EAST 52, CHALKER 26: YOUNGSTOWN — The Golden Bears took care of business from the tip-off in a non-league contest against the visiting Wildcats, leading 17-2 after the first period and 28-11 at intermission.
Chalker, which fell to 1-10 overall, got 10 points from Nancy Wolfe and five rebounds and four points from Livia Rhodes.
WARREN — Warren G. Harding had three swimmers finish in the top two, and Liberty’s Emily Benson placed second in three events at Saturday’s All-American Conference championships.
For the Harding girls, Sydney Lukco was second in the 200 individual medley. For the boys, the Raiders’ Connor Leecue finished as runner-up in diving, and Tino DiCenso took second in the 100 breaststroke. Harding’s boys placed second as a team with 317 points.
Benson paced Liberty with second-place finishes in the 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle and 500 freestyle.
Boardman won both the boys and girls sides of the event. The boys dominated with 589.5 points.
The women scored 534 points, ahead of Canfield’s 451. Howland was third with 278. The Tigers’ Gianna Carbone placed first in the 500 freestyle. Jared Mindek led the Howland boys, which finished fifth. Mindek won the 100 breaststroke and was second in the 200 IM. His time of 57.31 in the 100 breaststroke set a pool and meet record.
Liberty 2nd at Eastlake
EASTLAKE — Liberty placed second at the John Matteucci Memorial Classic at Eastlake North High School on Saturday.
The Leopards’ Simi Moananu led the way, taking first at 285 pounds. He was one of eight placers for Liberty, which scored 175 points. Eastlake North won ith 236. Rocky River was third at 147.5.
Other placers for Liberty were: Conner Burns (second, 106), Dominic Leone (second, 120), Dylan Young (second, 145/152), Gio DiNardo (second, 220), Jake Scoville (third, 120), Tyler Mowery (third, 182) and Eli Jones (fourth, 132).