Howland boys hand Newton Falls 1st loss
¯ HOWLAND 56, NEWTON FALLS 42: HOWLAND — Howland handed the Tigers their first loss of the season with an impressive defensive effort.
Howland (2-5) trailed, 14-11, after the first quarter, but the Tigers held Newton Falls to just 15 points total in the second and third quarters while scoring 34. Howland’s Anthony Massucci led all scorers with 21 points, helping the Tigers take a 45-29 lead going into the fourth quarter. Jordan Sperling added 10 points for Howland.
Ian King was the only player to score in double figures for Newton Falls (5-1) with 10 points.
¯ GRAND VALLEY 64, MAPLEWOOD 37: MECCA — The Mustangs dominated the middle quarters to cruise past Maplewood in a Northeastern Athletic Conference matchup.
Derek Jackson scored 15 points to power Grand Valley. Ashton Zupancic put in 12, and Nate Boiarski scored 10 for the Mustangs, which turned a four-point, first-quarter lead into a 49-26 advantage entering the fourth quarter.
Alex Donaldson led Maplewood (1-6) with 13 points.
¯ CANFIELD 61, HOWLAND 45: CANFIELD — Canfield took control of a close game by dominating the third quarter and pulling away from the Tigers in an All-American Conference game.
Howland led, 13-12, after the first quarter and was down just one at halftime. Alyssa Pompelia scored 13 of her team-best 20 points in the first quarter. She didn’t score a point after halftime, however, and was the only Tiger in double figures.
¯ LaBRAE 65, NILES 29: LEAVITTSBURG — LaBrae slowly pulled away from Niles in what turned into a nonconference rout.
Briley Daniels led three players in double figures with a game-high 23 points. Laura McCoy added 16 points, and Jenna Reppart contributed 11. They helped the Vikings take a 27-13 halftime lead, and LaBrae put the game away with a 23-3 third-quarter advantage.
Eight players scored for Niles, with Katie Heinselman leading the way with eight.
¯ URSULINE 69, CHANEY 30: YOUNGSTOWN — Alayna Smith led three Ursuline players in double figures with 21 points as the Irish toppled Chaney in a Steel Valley Conference.
Ursuline (7-4-, 2-0) shut down the Cowboys, taking a 30-9 halftime lead. Anisah Moorman was right behind Smith with 19 points, and Rachel Fabry added 10.
¯ CARDINAL MOONEY 6, EAST 34: YOUNGSTOWN — Cardinal Mooney held off a late run by the Golden Bears in a SVC matchup.
The Cardinals led 31-26 before a late rally by East. It was a balanced attack that allowed Mooney to withstand the Golden Bears, with nine players scoring, led by Katie Hough’s nine points.