Published: Saturday, January 5, 2008
Liberty rallies to beat Girard
Newton Falls and Champion also won TAC contests.
LIBERTY Floyd Showers scored all 12 of his points in Friday's fourth quarter, including a key 3-pointer that gave the Liberty High basketball team the lead with 3:35 left in a 49-41 win over Girard.
Jamon Wagner added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Leopards while Isaiah Bell also scored 12 in the Trumbull Athletic Conference game. Liberty outscored Girard 17-4 in the fourth quarter.
Brett Cubellis scored 16 points to lead Girard.
Newton Falls 60, Brookfield 38
BROOKFIELD Cameron McCleary scored 18 points to lead Newton Falls, which took a 19-3 first-quarter lead.
Marcus Fowler added 11 points for the Tigers (5-3, 2-0 TAC).
Ross Latimer scored eight points for Brookfield (2-6, 0-2) while Pat Mulligan added seven points, five rebounds, four blocks and two steals.
Champion 64, LaBrae 46
WARREN Champion caught fire in the second half and rolled past LaBrae.
The Flashes and Vikings were deadlocked at 22 at halftime, but Champion outscored LaBrae 42-24 in the final two quarters.
Sean Sumner led the Flashes (7-1, 1-1 TAC) with 16 points while Joe Cvengros added 10. Cameron Truss had 15 points for the Vikings (1-7, 0-2).
McDonald 65, Mineral Ridge 48
MCDONALD McDonald jumped out to a 19-4 first quarter lead and Mineral Ridge was never able to recover.
Adam Streb led the Blue Devils (8-2) with 17 points while Lance Ronghi added 16. Mineral Ridge (4-5) was paced by Cody Graham with 16 points.
South Range 56,
Western Reserve 44
NORTH LIMA Travis Wisler scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half as South Range rallied from a 25-17 halftime deficit to upend Reserve.
Joe Mihlan added 18 points, including 13 in the second half, for the Raiders (3-8).
Nate Lude and Zach White each scored 10 points for the Blue Devils (4-6).
Springfield 47, Lowellville 42
NEW MIDDLETOWN Nate Schuler scored 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Springfield held off a late rally by Lowellville.
Todd Kibby added 14 points for the Tigers (6-3).
Jimmy Sudan led Lowellville (3-6) with 12 points while Mauro Amendola added 11.
Crestview 59, Leetonia 47
COLUMBIANA Crestview rallied for 24 points in the final quarter and stormed past Leetonia.
Nick Oliver led the Rebels (4-6) with 15 points while Jakob Leon and Mark Einsiedel each added 10.
Josh Selway led Leetonia (3-8) with 12 points.
East Palestine 63,
EAST PALESTINE The Bulldogs never trailed against the Bluejays as they easily improved to 7-3.
Wes Best and Nick DiTello each had 10 points for East Palestine.
Jackson-Milton, now winless in 11 games, was led by Jacob Carlisle with eight points.
Marlington 65, West Branch 52
MARLINGTON Marlington broke open a close game scoring 27 points in the final quarter to pull past West Branch.
West Branch led 39-38 after three quarters but was outscored 27-13 in the final quarter.
Vic Pappas led West Branch (6-4) with 18 points, while Alex Stull added 10.
Kennedy Catholic 83,
West Middlesex 77
WEST MIDDLESEX Kyle Randall had 23 points, eight assists and five rebounds to lead Kennedy Catholic, which outscored Middlesex 19-13 in the fourth quarter.
Mike Ponzurick added 24 points, five rebounds and four steals for Kennedy (5-7), while Chace McKinney had 13 points.
Troy Mild had 22 points and Kyle Allen added 11 for West Middlesex.