Mooney beats Ursuline; Girard upsets Poland
¯ CARDINAL MOONEY 62, URSULINE 54: YOUNGSTOWN — Cardinal Mooney made it to the free throw line 34 times and made the most of its opportunities, using its success to push past Ursuline.
The Cardinals went 20 of 34 from the charity stripe in the win with Tommy Fire converting on eight attempts.
Mile Pelini led Mooney with 20 points.
Daysean Harris led Ursuline with 13 points and both Brady Shannon and Terrence Pankey scored 12.
¯ BOARDMAN 71, TALLMADGE 49: TALLMADGE — Derek Anderson had a game-high 28 points to lead the Spartans past the Blue Devils.
Boardman (15-1) outscored Tallmadge (7-11) 37-23 in the second half to pull away from the host Blue Devils.
Ethan Andersen added 12 points for the Spartans, which held a significant advantage in points off of turnovers, 28-2. Tallmadge had 20 turnovers, while Boardman forced 12 steals. Tommy Fryda led with seven.
Teeling led Tallmadge (7-11) with 14 points, while Heigelmann added 12.
¯ GIRARD 48, POLAND 46: GIRARD — The Bulldogs threw up a 3-pointer at the last second to win the game, but missed and Girard completed the upset victory.
The Indians outscored Poland 13-6 in the third quarter which was enough to give them the edge in the long run.
Christian Graziano led the team with 22 points.
Girard moved to 7-10 on the season and 6-4 in Northeast-8 play.
¯ CHANEY 63, LOUISVILLE 50: YOUNGSTOWN — After leading 36-11 at half, Chaney held off a comeback effort from the Leopards to get a big non-conference win.
Louisville scored 23 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to dig out of the hole they put themselves in, in the first half.
Travis Easterly led the Cowboys with 17 points and Sharrod Taylor added 11.
¯ EAST 67, GRAND RIVER ACADEMY 44: YOUNGSTOWN — A big second half allowed the Golden Bears to move past Grand River Academy in a non-conference clash.
East (5-13) trailed, 11-9, after the first quarter and led just 26-23 at half, but the Golden Bears outscored them, 41-21, in the second half. Ramir Bledsoe paced East game highs in points (23) and rebounds (10), and John Clay wasn’t far behind with 19 points and seven assists. Reuben Talley added 10 points.
Bryce Zephir scored 13 points for the Eagles.
¯ STRUTHERS 46, JEFFERSON 35: JEFFERSON — Carson Ryan had a game-high 18 points to lead the Wildcats past the Falcons in Northeast-8 play.
Struthers (13-2, 9-1 NE-8) outscored Jefferson (6-9, 4-6) 34-21 during the second and third quarters.
Kody Cunningham and Bobby Ray each had eight points to pace the Falcons.
¯ CHAMPION 60, CAMPBELL 46: CHAMPION — Champion pulled away in the middle two quarters to topple the Red Devils in an AAC, Blue Tier contest.
The game was tied at eight after one quarter, but the Golden Flashes (9-8, 5-4) outscored Campbell, 30-19, in the second and third quarters to take a commanding lead. Nick Stahlman paced three players in double figures with 15 points. Abe Bayus scored 12, and Austin Wilforth added 11.
Collin Michaels led Campbell with 12, and Kevin Moore put in 11.
¯ SOUTH RANGE 63, HUBBARD 52: BEAVER TOWNSHIP — Cam Resatar scored his 1,000th point in a losing effort for the Eagles against South Range.
Resatar scored a game-high 25 points with 12 coming from behind the arc.
Leading for the Raiders were Chris Brooks who scored 12 points and Dante Digaetano and Nate Brown who each scored 11. MJ Lucas added 10.
¯ LOWELLVILLE 58, WESTERN RESERVE 49: LOWELLVILLE — Anthony Lucente spearheaded a dominant second half to rally Lowellville past the Blue Devils in a Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference clash.
Western Reserve (7-12) led, 29-24, at the break, but the Rockets (8-9) held a 34-20 edge in the second half. Lucente scored 19 of his game-high 30 points in the second half. Vinny Ballone added 15 for Lowellville.
Todd Henning powered the Blue Devils with 17, scoring 13 and sinking all four of his 3-pointers in the first half. Ryan Gordon put in 14 points.
¯ SPRINGFIELD 57, SEBRING 42: NEW MIDDLETOWN — Drew Clark had a game-high 14 points to lead three double-figure scorers as the Tigers kept up their winning ways in the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference.
Evan Ohlin and Beau Brungard each had 13 points for Springfield (13-5, 6-5 MVAC).
Connor Shepherd paced Sebring (13-5, 6-5) with 12 points.
¯ WEST BRANCH 63, MINERVA 43: MINERVA — Nick Everett had a game-high 18 points to lead the Warriors past the Lions in this Eastern Buckeye Conference matchup.
Nick Scarpitti added 14 points for West Branch (14-3, 8-1 EBC), while Reese Leone added 12.
Kinsey paced Minerva with 12 points, while Common had 10.
¯ GARFIELD 59, VALLEY CHRISTIAN 44: YOUNGSTOWN — Jared Simon had 14 of his game-high 21 points in the third quarter as the G-Men had a 24-8 run in that 8-minute span to pull past the Eagles.
Austin Peterson added 12 points for Garfield (10-3, 7-1 Portage Trail Conference, County Division).
Lohron Brown paced Valley Christian (3-10, 2-8) with 11 points, while Mark Revere and Sekov Stanley each had 10.
¯ BRISTOL 67, LIBERTY 62: BRISTOLVILLE — Mike Wiebe had 11 of his 16 points in the second quarter as the Panthers pulled past the Leopards in the second quarter, 19-4.
Nick Church paced Bristol (12-3) with 19 points, while Matt Church added 17.
Manuel DuBose led Liberty (7-10) with 18 points, while Jameer Weaver added 15.
The Leopards, who had Micah Dukes score 10, cut the final score with a 28-20 advantage in the fourth quarter.
¯ LAKEVIEW 54, NILES 51: CORTLAND — Ryan Carnahan’s 22 points led the Bulldogs to a nailbiting win over Niles.
Carnahan scored a game-high, with Brendon Kilpatrick adding 18 points.
Lakeview was able to stifle the Red Dragon offense in the middle two quarters, holding them to 12 points.
Joe Wolfe led Niles with 15 points and Doug Foster scored 14.
¯ WATERLOO 72, MINERAL RIDGE 53: ATWATER — Anthony Ragazzine led the Rams with 11 points in a losing effort against Waterloo.
Mineral Ridge found itself in a hole early, trailing 26-13 after the first quarter and were unable to recover.
Caleb Francis and Vaughn Dorsey combined for 41 points for the Vikings.
The Rams fell to 8-10 on the season and 5-7 in the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference.
¯ NEWTON FALLS 47, CRESTVIEW 35: NEWTON FALLS — Newton Falls methodically pulled away from the Rebels in an All-American Conference Blue Tier clash.
Cole Marquette and Adam Honeycutt combined for 32 of the Tigers’ 47 points. Marquette scored a game-high 19 points, and Honeycutt added 13 as they powered Newton Falls (16-2, 9-1) to a 24-20 halftime lead.
The Tigers held Crestview (4-13, 2-8) to five third-quarter points as they increased their advantage to 34-25.
Tony Perorazio paced the Rebels with 12 points.
¯ SOUTHERN 78, LEETONIA 45: SALINEVILLE — Southern ran away after the opening tip-off, leading 21-9 after one period and 39-18 at halftime, as Cam Grodhaus and Brock Smalley combined to score 51 points.
Grodhaus netted 26 with four 3-pointers and Smalley made five from distance as part of his 25 points. Groadhaus also had nine rebounds amd six assists and Smalley also dished six helpers, as Southern improved to 15-2 overall and 9-1 in the EAOC.
Leetonia dropped to 1-14 overall and 1-9 in league play. The Bears were led by Jordan Baker’s nine points.