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High school basketball capsules

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Badger 58, Niles 17 – Katie Grexa poured in a game-high 23 points while Gabriella Miller and Mackenzie Gross each added 11 points in a big win over the Red Dragons. Gianna Wagner led Niles with 6 points. Chloe Jennings also scored 10 for Badger.

Brookfield 55, Newton Falls 35 – After taking a 24-15 first half advantage, the Warriors exploded for a 20-point third quarter to put the contest out of reach Saturday afternoon and cruise to a 20-point win. Sophia Hook scored 20 points in the win to lead the Warriors. Shelby Fowler led Newton Falls with 13 points, including going 9-of-10 from the free throw line.

McDonald 43, Western Reserve 30 – A strong second half led the Blue Devils to a 13-point win on Saturday, led by a 12 point performance from Lea Gabrelcik. Gianna Costantino added 9 points in the win and Alivia Morrison tallied 10. Brooke Shantz scored a team-high 11 for Western Reserve.

Harding 38, East 36 – Cami Cobb Davis scored 12 points and Makaila Powell added 13 to lead the Raiders to a 2-point victory over the Golden Bears Saturday afternoon. Samair Colon led East with 11 points while Alyssa Crankfield and John’Niqua Clay both scored 10.

Howland 68, Boardman 38 – Alyssa Pompelia and Taylor Lawrence each scored a game-high 15 points while Jamie DeSalvo and Kylie McClain each tallied 11 in the win. The Tigers took a 15-7 first quarter lead and never relinquished it again. Mackenzie Riccitelli led Boardman with 11 points.

Fairport 67, Chalker 30 – After taking a commanding 25-8 first quarter lead Fairport never let the Wildcats get within striking distance en route to a 37-point victory on Saturday. Bella Woods led Chalker with 13 points.

Canfield 56, Austintown Fitch 30 – The stifling Cardinals defense held the Falcons in check on Saturday as Alyssa Dill scored 12 and Deanna Mike added 11 in the win for Canfield. Ayla Ray scored 13 for Fitch.

Salem 44, West Branch 40 – The Quakers built an early lead Saturday and despite receiving pressure from the Warriors, they were able to hold on for a 4-point victory. Allivia Davidson-Chuck led the Quakers with 9 points. Sophie Gregory scored a game-high 20 points in the loss.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Springfield 61, Ursuline 57 – Adam Wharry scored 17 of his 32 points during a 27-point fourth quarter for the Tigers to lead them to a 4-point victory over the Fighting Irish Saturday night. Beau Brungard added 19 points in the win. Vinny Flauto and Terrance Pankey both chipped in 15 for Ursuline.

Newton Falls 51, Mineral Ridge 43 – Despite going 12-of-31 from the charity stripe, the Tigers pulled out an 8-point win over the Rams Saturday afternoon. 6 different Tigers scored five points or more in the win but Jordan Dowling led the way with 10. Payton Zupko poured in a game-high 16 points in the loss for Mineral Ridge.

Badger 61, Windham 60 – The Braves held off the bombers late Saturday afternoon as Jack Lendak poured in 24 points and Brad Hamilton chipped in 11. Windham’s Mikiylen Jones countered with 24 points of his own while Lucas Churchill scored 18 but it ultimately wasn’t enough for the Bombers.

Salem 50, Hubbard 39 – After a back-and-forth first half, the Quakers defense locked in in the second half Saturday afternoon to lead the way, limiting Hubbard to just 13 points and secure an 11-point victory. Cade Rohm led Salem with 16 points while Ross Davidson chipped in 9. Riley Heckert scored 11 points.

Kennedy 44, Canton Central 40 – After trailing early, the Eagles battled their way back to tie the game at the end of the third quarter before pulling through in the fourth. Jaden Rishel led Kennedy with 14 points while Nick Ryan and TJ Harden both added 6.

West Branch 51, Canfield 45 – Jaxon Hendershott scored 22 points and Dru DeShields added 19 as the Warriors stormed to a 6-point victory over the Cardinals Saturday night. Jake Grdic tallied 22 points for Canfield as well and Zane Muckleroy added 12 in the loss.

Heartland Christian 81, Columbiana 60 – Nick Million scored 25 points for Columbiana and Maddox Brown added 14 but it wasn’t enough for the Clippers as Jonathan Bertovich tallied 22 points and Luke Reynolds tacked on 20 in a 21-point victory.

From Friday

West Branch 55, Carrollton 54 – The Warriors erased a 23 third-quarter deficit to top Carrollton by one point Friday night in a thriller. Jaxon Hendershott scored 18 points to lead the way for West Branch, who trailed 16-5 after the first quarter, and Dru DeShields chipped in 15 points.

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