Flashes, Tigers advance to district semis
¯ CHAMPION 63, SOUTHEAST 57: RAVENNA — The Golden Flashes advance to the next stage in the tournament after a win over Southeast.
Austin Willforth led the team bringing down 21 points and 10 rebounds. Keegan McDermott scored 15 points and brought down 11 rebounds. Trayvon Edwards added 17 points.
Champion faces Springfield in the district semifinals.
¯ NEWTON FALLS 55, LIBERTY 48: NEWTON FALLS — The roles were reversed in the third matchup between league rivals, as the Tigers built a big early lead in a Division III sectional bracket final and had to hold off the pesky Leopards.
Twice in MVAC-Gray league play, Liberty built big leads and the Tigers rallied for victories. In this one, Newton Falls led 28-10 late in the first half before Liberty closed the half with a 6-0 run. The Leopards eventually caught the hosts at 44-all, but Newton Falls closed with an 11-4 run.
Josh Honeycutt had 21 points and nine rebounds and Joey Kline had 13 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for the Tigers (15-5), who will host Waterloo in a district semifinal on Tuesday.
James Davis scored 22 points and O’Marion Dawson added 17 for Liberty (10-9).
¯ POLAND 54, LAKEVIEW 29: POLAND — Andrew Centofanti scored 23 points and Ross Dedo netted 16 as Poland won the battle of the Bulldogs in a Division II sectional braket final.
The hosts led 20-10 at halftime and 40-25 after three quarters before pulling awayfor their third win against their Northeast-8 counterparts.
Nate Fox scored 15 points and Brandon Kilpatrick added nine for Lakeview.
¯ CARDINAL MOONEY 62, MINERAL RIDGE 41: YOUNGSTOWN — Michael Pelini poured in 26 points, Thomas Fire supplied 13 and Mick Hergenrother added 11 as the Cardinals downed the Rams in a Division III sectional bracket final.
Mooney led 33-19 at halftime and 49-29 entering the fourth quarter.
Triston Weiss and Jake Sylak scored 10 points apiece to lead Mineral Ridge.
¯ LOWELLVILLE 58, BROOKFIELD 37: LOWELLVILLE — The host Rockets limited the Warriors to 14 points in the first half and used a 19-10 scoring advantage to seal the outcome in the fourth period of a Division IV sectional bracket final.
Anthony Lucente netted 25 points and Cole Bjunofsky added 15 to lead Lowellville, which led 26-14 at halftime.
Donovan Pawlowski scored 14 points to lead Brookfield and Isaiah Jones added 12.
¯ JACKSON-MILTON 47, SEBRING 45: NORTH JACKSON — The Blue Jays put up 23 points in the final quarter to come back against Sebring in a sectional bracket final matchup. Mason Robison led the team, tallying 19 points. Nick McGinnis added nine points.
Matt Byrd paced the Trojans with 14 points.
The 11th-seeded Blue Jays take on Kennedy in the Northeast 2 District semifinals.
¯ VALLEY CHRISTIAN 77, WINDHAM 68: YOUNGSTOWN — The host Eagles made four of their nine 3-pointers in the final quarter to outscore the Bombers 23-12 after trailing 56-54 through three quarters in a Division IV sectional bracket final.
Sekou Stanley scored 25 points to lead four Eagles in double-digit scoring, as Jon’Trell Mixon tallied 13, Joe Battista 11 and Mark Revere 10. Zavion Howard added nine points for Valley Christian (15-4).
Windham got 28 points from Bert Jones, 16 from Chase Eye and 13 from Mikiylen Jones.