Howland boys beaten; Liberty’s Watson hits 1,000

¯ CANFIELD 78, HOWLAND 69: HOWLAND — A fast start and a balanced attack helped Canfield top the Tigers in an All-American Conference matchup.

Four players scored in double figures for the Cardinals (10-9, 3-5), led by Branden Becks’ 19. Joe Bruno was next with 18, and Jake Kowal and Trey Dye each scored 11. Canfield took a 25-8 first-quarter lead, and while Howland responded and pulled within eight by halftime, the Cardinals put the game away with a 22-14 advantage in the third quarter.

Cam Durig and Anthony Massucci both scored 16 for the Tigers (4-14, 1-7). Justin Jones added 15.


¯ LaBRAE 48, NILES 30: NILES — LaBrae took a first-half and fought off a Red Dragons rally for a non-conference victory.

The Vikings (12-9) held Niles to three points in the second quarter in taking a 22-9 halftime lead. Niles got back in the game with a 13-9 edge in the third frame, but LaBrae pulled away in the fourth. Jenna Reppart and Briley Daniels scored 32 of the Vikings’ points. Reppart scored 18, and Daniels added 14.

Aneziah Fryer paced Niles (5-17) with 14 points.

¯ KENNEDY 59, HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN 40: WARREN — The Eagles had a strong senior night performance, taking down Heartland Christian.

Caitlyn Condoleon led the team with 21 points. Faith Hollobaugh scored 18 and Myriah Merten added 10.

Lucy Whetzel brought down 13 rebounds.

Kennedy outscored the Lions 11-4 in the third quarter to pull away.

¯ LIBERTY 57, CRESTVIEW 53: COLUMBIANA — Delia Watson reached 1,000 points for her career in the Leopards’ win over Crestview.

Watson scored 19 points in the milestone-setting game. Shar’Da Williamson scored 16 points for Liberty and Demi Watson added 13.

The Leopards scored 21 points in the third quarter to extend the one-point lead they carried into halftime.

Tanner Hoffer scored 23 points for the Rebels.

¯ MATHEWS 41, CHALKER 36: VIENNA — Ashley Deans scored 23 points for the Mustangs to pull them past Chalker for their ninth league win of the season.

Deans’ 23 points was a game-high. Livia Rhodes of Chalker scored 15 points.

The Wildcats were down 12-4 after the first quarter, but were able to narrow the gap to a seven-point deficit at the half.

Mathews is now 9-12 and 9-6 in the Northeastern Athletic Conference.

¯ UNITED LOCAL 37, BROOKFIELD 33: HANOVERTON — Sophia Hook scored 21 points and brought down 10 rebounds for the Warriors, but it wasn’t enough to get them past United Local.

Hook’s 21 points was a game-high and Katie Logan added four points for Brookfield.

Bailey Boosz led the Golden Eagles with 10 points.

¯ BRISTOL 43, NEWBURY 22: NEWBURY — In potentially their last matchup ever against the Black Knights, the Bristol girls walked out of Newbury with a big win.

The Panthers trailed 6-2 after the first quarter, but would score 15 points in the next quarter to go up 17-9 at half.

Brooklyn Swiger led the team with 14 points and Bella Zirzow added 10.

The Panthers finish the regular season 16-6 on the year and 14-2 in the Northeastern Athletic Conference.

¯ MAPLEWOOD 87, ASHTABULA ST. JOHN 33: MECCA — Marissa Ventura set a school record for points and 3-pointers in a single game as the Rockets crushed St. John.

Ventura scored 42 points and sank 12-of-16 3-pointers to set a new benchmark at Maplewood (20-1). The previous record was 38. The Rockets led 41-19 at halftime and removed all doubt with a 32-7 edge in the third quarter, with Ventura scoring 19. She did not play in the final period.

Madison Murray added 15 points, and Baylie scored 14 to go along with nine assists for Maplewood.

Emily Cevera paced the Heralds with 20 points.

¯ PYMATUNING VALLEY 47, BADGER 29: ANDOVER — Pymatuning Valley’s Kendall Baker put together a huge night with 26 points and 16 rebounds as the Lakers rolled past Badger in a Northeastern Athletic Conference clash.

Baker scored 17 points in the first half, when PV (12-6, 10-4) took a 28-9 lead. Morgan McClure added 10 points for the Lakers.

Lauryn Hamilton paced the Braves (11-9, 10-5) with 12 points. Grace Popovich was right behind with 11 points.

¯ SPRINGFIELD 40, GIRARD 36: NEW MIDDLETOWN — Springfield came back from a 21-12 deficit to knock off Girard in a non-league matchup.

Jacey Mullen fueled the Tigers (10-11) with a game-high 17 points. Kylee Kosek put in 10 more for Springfield, which outscored Girard, 28-15, after the early hole.

Sophie Griffith paced the Indians (12-10) with 12 points.

¯ MINERAL RIDGE 53, COLUM-BIANA 52: MINERAL RIDGE — The Rams trailed 28-14 after the first quarter, but held Columbiana to single-figures in each of the next three quarters to complete the comeback victory.

Mineral Ridge outscored the Clippers by eight points in the second quarter and seven in the second half.

Fran Kesner led Mineral Ridge with 15 points. Alexa Harkins scored 14 and Candice Miller added 13.

Grace Witmer led the Clippers with 18 points, Tori Long scored 15 and Kayla Muslovski added 12.