JFK wins; Girard, Brookfield edge foes
¯ KENNEDY 60, CHAMPION 54: WARREN — The host Eagles trailed 43-38 entering the fourth quarter, but used a 22-11 scoring push in the final eight minutes to down the Golden Flashes in a non-league affair.
Saba Svani tallied eight of his game-high 21 points in the fourth period. He made four 3-pointers in the contest, as Kennedy outscored Champion 18-6 behind the arc. Bobby Plizga scored 11 points, Cam Hollobaugh netted 10 and Gabe Green contributed eight, as eight players scored for the Eagles, who improved their mark to 4-10.
Champion had three players score in double digits, but just five players dented the scoring column. Abe Bayus led the way with 19 points, Nick Stahlman added 18 and Austin Willforth supplied 12 points. The Flashes fell to .500 at 8-8.
¯ GIRARD 70, HUBBARD 69: HUBBARD — Christian Graziano hit two free throws with 8 seconds remaining to put Girard up by four to lead the Indians past the Eagles in Northeast-8 play.
Graziano had a team-high 30 points and was 5-of-7 from the line for Girard (6-10, 5-4, NE-8).
Lorenzo Frigerio added 15, while Ashton Pozega put in 10 for the Indians.
Cam Resatar paced Hubbard (4-10, 2-7) with a game-high 34 points, while Ryan Laird put in 12.
¯ BROOKFIELD 57, CRESTVIEW 56: BROOKFIELD — Isiah Jones’ buzzer-beating shot lifted the Warriors past the Rebels in All-American Conference, Blue Tier play.
Jones had all of his seven points in the fourth quarter for Brookfield (10-8, 3-6 AAC Blue), along with nine rebounds.
Conner Stevens had a game high 27 points and went over 1,000 for his career with the Warriors.
Brookfield held a 46-36 lead after three quarters, but Crestview out-scored the Warriors 20-11 in the final 8 minutes.
Kirtland Miller and Jack Yerkey each led Crestview (4-12, 2-7) with 16 points, while Drake Golden added 12.
¯ WINDHAM 77, CHALKER 63: SOUTHINGTON — Bert Jones led the Bombers with 33 points to push them past Chalke.
Jones had a game-high with Ericq Williams scoring 16 points and Mikiylen Jones adding 15.
Windham pulled away in the second quarter with the Bombers outscoring the Wildcats 27-13.
Chalker was led by James Stull with 22 points. Jordan Kellar scored 16 points and Derek Sherwood added 10.
¯ BRISTOL 94, BADGER 44: BRISTOLVILLE — The Panther offense was lights out as Bristol advances to 10-0 in Northeastern Athletic Conference play in a big win over Badger.
Matt Church led the team with 26 points. Nick Church scored 18, Jacob Erjavec added 18 and both Mike Weibe and Matt Stephens paced the Panthers with 10 points each.
Badger was led by Logan Lendak who had a game-high 28 points.
¯ LORDSTOWN 59, MAPLEWOOD 47: LORDSTOWN — Three Lordstown Red Devils reached the double-figure mark as they beat Maplewood to advance to 5-4 in the Northeastern Athletic Conference.
Austin Milhoan led the Red Devils with 11 points on the night. Seth Stevens and Jay Frank both contributed 10 points each.
Connor Steffens led Maplewood with 14 points and Gavin Ainsley added 13.
¯ KIRTLAND 65, GRAND VALLEY 41: ORWELL — Derek Jackson scored 20 points for the Mustangs, but it wasn’t enough as Kirtland got a big victory.
The two teams played close in the first quarter, but the Hornets outscored Grand Valley by 18 points in the middle two quarters to pull away.
Ashton Zupancic added 12 points for the Mustangs.
¯ BOARDMAN 64, HOWLAND 31: BOARDMAN — The Spartans got out to a 21-0 lead and kept pouring the offense on to get a big victory over Howland.
Leading for Boardman was Derrick Anderson who scored 20 points. Tommy Fryda scored three 3-pointers and had 11 points. Ethan Andersen had five rebounds for the Spartans.
Boardman (14-1, 5-0 All-American Conference Red Tier) travels to Tallmadge on Friday to take on the Blue Devils.
¯ WESTERN RESERVE 72, MINERAL RIDGE 70 (OT): MINERAL RIDGE — Mineral Ridge made a strong fourth-quarter pushback to force overtime, but wasn’t able to take the lead and fell to the Blue Devils.
After being held scoreless in the second quarter, the Rams scored 17 points in the third and 28 in the fourth to tie the game at 61.
Todd Henning led Western Reserve with 19 points and Noah Klasic scored 17.
Austin Governer had a game-high 22 points for Mineral Ridge.