Poland, SR girls cruise; Irish boys win

Boys basketball

¯ URSULINE 67, BENEDICTINE 54: CLEVELAND — The Fighting Irish made the trip up to Cleveland and came back with a win after taking down Benedictine Thursday.

Brady Shannon led the team with 21 points. Vinny Faluto and Jakylan Irving each added nine.

Ursuline (8-4) hit 10 shots from behind the arc. Faluto had three and Shannon had two. Five other players each hit one.

Girls basketball

¯ WESTERN RESERVE 66, SPRINGFIELD 28: NEW MIDDLETOWN — Danielle Vuletich scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Olivia ater scored 15 points ith five rebounds and three assists, as the lue Devils rolled.

Western Reserve, which improved to 9-4 overall and 6-1 in the MVAC-Scarlet, got 12 points, three assists and three steals from Brooke Schantz and 10 assists from Kennedy Miller.

Springfield trailed just 15-10 after the first quarter, but fell behind 32-14 at halftime and the visitors pulled away in the second half. Kylee Kosek’s 13 points led the Tigers.

¯ SOUTH RANGE 50, NILES 21: NILES — The Raiders moved to 10-3 on the season after a big win over Niles.

With leading scorer Izzy Lamparty out due to an injury, Lexi Giles led South Range with 15 points. Mallory Vidman and Hannah Crouse each added 11.

Leading for Niles was Maddie Davis, who had nine points.

¯ CHAMPION 46, CRESTVIEW 34: CHAMPION — The host Golden Flashes overcame a sluggish first half and didn’t seal the outcome until outscoring the Rebels 19-11 in the fourth quarter.

Emma Gumont scored seven of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter and Madison Stewart scored five of her seven in the period to lead Champion (3-1 overall, 3-1 MVAC-Gray). Brooke Whitt added 10 points for the Golden Flashes.

Krista Perry scored 16 pointsto lead the Rebels, who led 10-5 after one period and trailed 14-12 at halftime and 27-23 entering the final eight minutes. Mara Halas added 10 points for Crestview (8-, 2-4).

¯ POLAND 52, JEFFERSON 19: JEFFERSON — The Bulldogs raced to a 25-2 lead after one quarter and breezed to the Northeast-8 Conference win over the host Falcons.

Jackie Grisdale scored 19 points to lead Poland (12-1, 6-0), which played without a pair of starters.

Taylor Skinner’s 10 points led Jefferson (5-7, 4-5).


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