BOYS PREP BASKETBALL Fitch gets by Jackson 42-36
James Wallace and Tyran Eargle lead Falcons in Federal League tournament.
AUSTINTOWN -- James Wallace scored 15 points and Tyran Eargle added 13, leading Austintown Fitch High to a 42-36 victory over Massillon Jackson in the second round of the Federal League boys basketball tournament on Saturday night.
The Falcons (9-8) advanced to the fifth-place game of the tournament Wednesday at the Canton Civic Center against the winner of Saturday's game between Boardman and Massillon Perry.
Fitch coach Gary Conroy also credited three players -- Keane Boyd, Gabe Morgan and Tom DeToro -- for their roles.
"They did a lot of positive things," said Conroy. "They didn't just come in and maintain."
Dan Williams scored 13 points for Jackson (6-10), which will play the loser of the Boardman-Perry game in the seventh-place game Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Sharpsville 56, Chaney 54
YOUNGSTOWN -- Sharpsville outscored Chaney 17-11 in the fourth quarter to come out with the victory.
Jim Dalenly scored 19 points to lead the Blue Devils.
Chaney (3-13) was led by Brad Hinton and Antonio Fitzgerald, with eight points apiece. Kory Jackson had five steals and Rick Hlinka had six rebounds.
Kennedy Catholic 64, Farrell 56
HERMITAGE -- Shamus Reimold scored 19 points for Kennedy Catholic.
David Jackson added 13 and Blair Rozenblad scored 12. Brandon Mirizio had eight assists.
Ramone Williams scored 19 points for Farrell. Phillip Pinkins had 11 and Bobby Wright finished with 10.
SALEM -- Jessica Hamilton scored nine points and had nine rebounds, leading Salem past Poland 40-30 in a Metro Athletic Conference game.
Katherine McGarry added eight points and a game-high 13 rebounds for the Quakers (18-0, 11-0).
Alex Rokicki had nine points for Poland (5-12, 4-7). Erin Hawkins had eight rebounds and Dee Muransky had seven.
Canfield 49, Struthers 30
CANFIELD -- Kate Popovec scored 11 points to lead Canfield.
Konwaldeen Kaur and Bryanne Halfhill added nine points each for the Cardinals (13-5, 9-1 MAC), who led 27-8 at halftime.
Liz Valerio scored 10 points for Struthers (5-13, 4-7).
Niles 52, Alliance 32
NILES -- Jessica Pallante had 20 points and 12 rebounds for Niles, which won its second straight game.
Stephanie Parish added 12 points and Tyler Fridley scored 11 for the Red Dragons (3-15, 2-9 MAC). Kelly Leonard had five assists.
Megan Geiger led Alliance (1-17, 1-10) with 17 points.
Howland 47, Edgewood 43
HOWLAND -- Carly Sabat scored 12 points for Howland in a non-conference game.
Carolyn Hanshaw added 10 points, including a decisive basket with about a minute remaining that gave the Tigers (13-5) a six-point lead.
Ana Cvengros added six rebounds for Howland, and Kaylin Hovence had four assists.
Megan Higley and Trisha Dreslinski scored 12 points each for Edgewood (7-12), and Jill Moga had five rebounds.
Rayen 57, St. Thomas 48
LOUISVILLE -- Taniesha Holland scored 30 points for Rayen in a non-conference game.
Brittany Taylor added 13 points for the Tigers (15-3).
Carly Panlile led St. Thomas (11-6) with 20 points.
Ursuline 69, Kennedy Catholic 46
HERMITAGE -- Tyra Grant scored 34 points for Ursuline.
Grant scored 13 points in the second quarter, in which the Fighting Irish (13-3) outscored Kennedy 19-7 and took a 35-19 lead at the intermission.
Grant also had 13 rebounds. Vannessa Dickson had 19 points and six assists for Ursuline.
Julie Radkowski scored 21 points for Kennedy (16-4).
Canton Timken 46, Chaney 37
YOUNGSTOWN -- Tieara Jones scored 13 points to lead Chaney in a City Series game.
The Cowgirls (8-10, 2-4) led 22-19 at halftime.
Timken (7-11, 4-2) was led by Janee Alexander with 16 points and Marilyn Roberts with 10.
Youngstown Christian 44,Western Reserve 43
BERLIN CENTER -- Kara Cooper scored 12 points for Youngstown Christian.
Kara Pecchia added 10 points, and her two free throws with 43 seconds remaining gave the Eagles (8-10) a 44-40 lead. Rachel Coristin finished with 10 points and eight rebounds.
Mackenize Mowery and Saleena Niehaus scored 12 points each for Western Reserve (5-13). Sara Kutsko, who sank a 3-pointer with about eight seconds remaining, added nine rebounds and four assists.