High school boys basketball report for Jan. 11, including Federal League, NBC and PAC-7 action.
Jackson, Panthers outlast Pups
PERRY 55, McKINLEY 52 Perry’s Jeremiah Jackson made two free throws with 2.8 seconds remaining to help the Panthers down the visiting Bulldogs in Federal League play.
Jackson had a game-high 22 points for Perry.
Drew Tormasi added 15 points for Perry while CJ Osborn contributed 10 points.
Sam Burton had a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds for McKinley, which received 13 points from Hollis Alexander.
Lake defense dominates Spartans
LAKE 50, BOARDMAN 37 Chaese Vaudrin scored 13 points to lead the Blue Streaks to a Federal League win over the visiting Spartans.
Mitch Spotleson contributed 11 points and four rebounds for Lake, which held Boardman to no more than 10 points in any quarter.
MARLINGTON 60, WEST BRANCH 46 Lucas Strouble posted a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds for Marlington to lead the Dukes to an NBC win on the road. West Branch led 28-23 at the half but Marlington recovered to outscore the Warriors 37-18 in the second half. Kip Deshields led West Branch with 15 points.
CARROLLTON 63, MINERVA 48 Stephen Ericksen and Caleb Pasiuk combined for 30 points and the host Warriors outscored the Lions 17-7 in the third quarter to grab the NBC triumph. Ericksen scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Pasiuk canned a trio of 3s in scoring 14 points. Jantsen Locke’s 18 points topped Minerva.
SALEM 47, LOUISVILLE 43 Ryan Bush and Anthony Shivers combined for 13 points in the final quarter to give the Quakers the win at home in NBC action. Bush scored 12 points in the game to go over 1,000 for his career. Ronnie Carter led the Leopards with 11 points.
Panthers stop Mustangs
MANCHESTER 54, TUSLAW 40 Jamar Dukes poured in a game-high 16 points to help lift the Panthers to a PAC-7 win on the road. K.C. Meyer led the Mustangs with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
“Manchester came to play tonight, and they outhustled us, outrebounded us and they did the little things they needed to do to win the game,” Tuslaw head coach Kevin Lower said. “We have to do those things to win games, and we couldn’t find anyone to do those tonight.
“That first half, we forced some things and tried to do things too quickly. That’s a credit to their defense and a cold-shooting night by us.”
The numbers certainly back Lower up, as Tuslaw shot a downright frigid 3-of-18 in the first half. The Mustangs’ impatience was reflected in 13 first-half turnovers, several of the unforced variety.
Manchester took advantage to roll out to an 18-6 lead after one quarter. Bryan Daily scored six of his 14 points to close the first quarter. The Panthers pushed their margin to 30-11 at halftime by attacking the paint and getting several good looks going to the basket.
Page 2 of 2 - TIMKEN 74, FAIRLESS 44 Chris Cook scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Trojans easily won their PAC-7 game over the visiting Falcons. Austin Weyandt led Fairless with 11 points.
INDIAN VALLEY 66, TUSKY VALLEY 57 Shawn Mills scored 21 points to lead the visiting Braves to a PAC-7 win over the Trojans. Charlie Ackerman led Tusky Valley with 13 points. Derek Horstman nearly had a triple-double for the Trojans as he scored 10 points, had nine assists and grabbed eight rebounds.
JACKSON 74, NORTHWEST 56 Evan Bailey scored 15 points to help the Polar Bears to a nonleague road victory over the Indians. The Indians fell behind 27-13 after the first quarter and could not recover against a Jackson team that went 19 of 23 from the charity stripe. Andrew Colon and Brandon Freeman had 12 points each to lead Northwest.
MASSILLON 53, CENTRAL CATHOLIC 32 The Tigers scored on seven of their first eight possessions to take a 15-3 lead and their defense did the rest as Massillon extended its winning streak to three games. Central Catholic was held to 16 points through the first three quarters. Massillon’s Jordan Stock, with 10 points, was the games lone scorer in double figures.
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 66, TUSKY CENTRAL CATHOLIC 50 Anthony Snyder scored a game-high 26 points, a dozen on four 3-pointers, as the host Knights rolled to victory over the Saints. Aquinas, which led 31-17 at halftime, received 13 points from Austin Hill.
MOGADORE 72, EAST CANTON 53 Hayden Miller had a game-high 18 points for East Canton, but the Hornets fell at home in a Portage Trail Conference County Division game. Cody Reichard also had 11 points for East Canton.
MALVERN 53, STRASBURG 33 Max Kapron’s double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds helped the Hornets to a convincing Inter-Valley Conference home win over the Tigers. Trey Tucci added 14 points for state-ranked, 10-3 Malvern, which outscored Strasburg 17-2 in the third quarter.
NEWCOMERSTOWN 58, SANDY VALLEY 52 Four players hit double figures as Newcomerstown posted an IVC win over visiting Sandy Valley. Austin King led the Trojans with 14 points. Hunter Sneary and Jacob Rine had 11 points each and Jordan Wharff had 10. Zach Schlimm had 18 points for Sandy Valley, while Nate Shepler had 13 and Austin Neisel 10.
NORDONIA 74, GREEN 72 Green senior Dan Fanelly finished with a season-high 31 points but the visiting Knights rallied back to hand the Bulldogs their first loss of the season after winning their first 10 games. Green, which led 59-58 entering the fourth, also got 14 points each from Austin Marciniak and Josh Pritchard.