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  1. Indians Michael Brantley takes full swings in latest comebackSat, 25 Feb 2017 04:24:30 +0000
    GOODYEAR, Ariz.: Indians outfielder Michael Brantley participated in regular batting practice for the first time in training camp this year, a significant step in his latest comeback from a shoulder injury.Brantley took 120 swings in an outdoor batting cage Friday as several Indians coaches and medical director Lonnie Soloff watched intently. Brantley had been limited to soft-toss workouts, but he was able to take full cuts against normal pitches.“He looks real good,” batting coach Ty Van Burkleo said. “If you didn’t know he was rehabbing, you’d think he was just getting ready for the day. His volume is up. He looks really good. The ball’s coming off his bat nicely.”The 29-year-old Brantley played in just 11 games last season as he was unable to make a full recovery following offseason surgery on his right shoulder. He had another operation in August to relieve tendinitis in his biceps.Brantley has been pleased with his progress, and the AL champion Indians are taking a cautious approach after so many setbacks last season.“I don’t think he could do anything differently, the way he went through it,” Van Burkleo said. “He’s worked his butt off from the beginning to get where he is now. We just hope there’s no setbacks. Right now, he’s feeling real good and there’s not any issues. Hopefully, it stays that way.”An All-Star in 2014, Brantley initially injured his shoulder diving for a ball on Sept. 22, 2015. More...
  2. Boys basketball / Green 59, Copley 57: Bulldogs end Indians 46-game regular-season winning streak on Miles DeMuesys putback at buzzerSat, 25 Feb 2017 04:24:28 +0000
    GREEN: Call it a cross to bear.All coaches feel it at one time or another and that time came Friday night for Copley coach Mark Dente.“Now, I have to defend my team,” Dente said in a practically deserted locker room at Green, a short time after he watched his team’s 46-game regular-season winning streak come to an end in a 59-57 loss to the host Bulldogs. “I am proud of this team. To go 21-1 after 22-0 and losing seven of its top nine players from last year is a great accomplishment. I am proud of what they have done.”The truth is, and any coach is sure to echo it, no defense is necessary. If a spin is necessary, it is better to lose this week instead of next during the postseason. Junior Miles DeMuesy capped a monstrous second half when he grabbed a missed shot by a teammate and scored on a putback as time expired, handing the Indians their first regular-season loss since losing in this same gymnasium more than two full seasons ago.“This means a lot to us,” said DeMuesy, a 6-2 forward who scored 18 of his team-leading 20 points in the second half to help hold off the hard-charging Indians. “We all played as hard as we could. It was a great feeling to come out with a win.”And what about that final shot?“We were just looking for someone to get a layin before time ran out,” said DeMuesy. “I saw the miss and was able to get it and put it in.”He added that it was a bit of redemption, as well.“I had a similar opportunity last year in the junior varsity game but I blew it,” he said.Not this time. Sophomore guard Kaleb Martin was consistent all night, finishing with 18 points, seven rebounds and two steals, including a picked-off pass with 11 seconds left and the score tied at 57-57 that set up the DeMuesy’s heroics. Senior guard Bobby Staudt had 12 points and seven rebounds. Junior guard Brian Roberts led Copley with 20 points and 6-5 sophomore Sam Emich scored eight of his 12 points in the second half as the Indians tried to keep their streak alive heading into next week’s postseason. Senior guard Austin Brenner finished with 11 points and seven rebounds before fouling out with 3:17 left and the Indians trailing by two.Copley was missing junior guard Anthony Dente, the coach’s son, sidelined with the flu. His presence would have given the Indians an outside threat and some relief for Brenner and Roberts.Green (9-12) twice led by 10 points and was in command for all but a few seconds when layup by Emich gave Copley a 54-52 lead with a little less than five minutes to go. The game was tied seven times, including four times in the final six minutes.“It was all about playing the right way,” said Green coach Mark Kinsley, whose team is seeded seventh in the Division I Canton sectional/district — where Copley is seeded fourth — and will host eighth-seeded Dover on Wednesday in a first-round sectional. “We needed to see some success. The kids have been working hard and we needed a big win. This will give us a confidence boost heading into the tournament.”DeMuesy answered Emich’s basket almost immediately and Martin put his team on top for good with a layup with 4:30 to play and extended the lead to three points by making 1-of-2 free throws with 2:55 left.Roberts got the Indians to within two with two free throws with 2:37 left, and senior KeShawn Hill tied the game with his only basket of the game with two minutes to go, converting a nice pass from Jacob Williams. Each team turned the ball over before Martin’s steal with 11 seconds to go set up the final possession. More...
  3. Kevin Love expects to return to court in plenty of time to help Cavaliers in playoffsSat, 25 Feb 2017 04:24:18 +0000
    Kevin Love called his arthroscopic surgery a minor procedure on Friday, and said he believes he’ll be back in plenty of time to get his rhythm and legs ready for the playoffs.Still, the Cavaliers forward sounds as if he’ll need the full six weeks to be healthy and ready.“As far as how I feel now, I feel great. But I’ll go through all the protocol,” Love said. “I’ll be back here on the floor, getting the stitches out, before that getting the swelling down. It’s all just part of going through it. But it was very minor so I feel better. I was out walking within a few days. They gave me a cool cane for the first two days. So I feel good.”Love said he first felt the knee bothering him before the final game he played in, which was at home against Denver on Feb. 11. He was diagnosed with a loose body in his knee and had arthroscopic surgery to repair it.He has already started shooting, but he can’t yet do any lateral movements. He is hopeful he’ll get the stitches out this weekend.“We got to let those stitches and sutures and everything heal up pretty good. At least for the first two weeks,” Love said. “It shouldn’t be too long before I’m moving around pretty well.”Love and J.R. Smith should be back on the floor around the same time. General Manager David Griffin said Thursday that Smith is on schedule and perhaps even slightly ahead of schedule. That would put both of them back on the court by the end of March and give them both at least a couple of weeks to find their rhythm before the start of the postseason.“I don’t know what the [plan is] as far as other guys resting or me resting going forward,” Love said, “but I imagine between J.R. and myself, we’ll get out there and get our wind and be ready to go.”Coach Tyronn Lue gave Kyrie Irving the day off practice Friday, but LeBron James was a full participant. With 12 out of 17 games on the road in what will be a grueling travel month of March, Lue has remained adamant he’s going to rest guys next month — including James, who is likely to get some games off. The Cavs play three sets of back-to-backs in March, beginning next weekend at Atlanta and Miami. “We’re gonna rest guys coming in March. We’re gonna rest guys and the other guys got to step up like we’ve been doing all season,” Lue said. “We’ll be ready, but we’ll have a decent amount of cushion, I hope, when we rest those guys so it’s not a specific game or whatever we’re ahead. It’s just we’ve got to be ready to rest guys when it’s time to rest.”ShowtimeLue has deep connections to the Lakers after beginning his career there and said he’s happy to see Magic Johnson back with the team. Johnson was named the team’s president of basketball operations this week and his first move was removing Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak from their positions of authority within the organization.“I feel bad for Mitch and Jim that that had to happen, but I mean I like seeing Magic back involved with the Lakers,” Lue said. “Not costing someone else their job, but for him to be back — him, Shaq, Kobe, guys that are now around basketball so much — they are the face of the Lakers.“Just having them involved is big. It’s big for the franchise. He can recruit guys, he can get guys to come play for him. Whatever he does turns to gold. His smile, personality is infectious. And guys want to play for a great. So I think it was a good move.”Jason Lloyd can be reached at jlloyd@thebeaconjournal.com. Read the Cavs blog at www.ohio.com/cavs. More...
  4. University of Akron mens basketball: Zips hold on for 89-83 victory at BuffaloSat, 25 Feb 2017 04:24:18 +0000
    The University of Akron men’s basketball team used a 12-2 sprint to open the second half and seemingly take control of their Friday night game at Alumni Arena against the Buffalo Bulls, but were forced to endure a late-game charge to claim an 89-83 victory.The victory broke a two-game losing streak and assured the Zips of at least a share of the Mid-American Conference regular-season title.Center Isaiah Johnson led five players in double figures with 19 points and added six rebounds for the Zips ((23-6, 13-3). Buffalo’s Blake Hamilton led the all scorers with 23 points and eight rebounds.The Zips won the game in typical UA fashion — inside out. Johnson softened the Bulls (15-14, 9-7) up on the inside, generally scoring at will, and when he passed out of the post he usually found wide-open shooters for good looks from beyond the 3-point arc.The Zips shot 56 percent overall from the floor, including 59 percent (13-of-22) on 3-point shots.That hot shooting allowed the Zips to survive being crushed 19-5 on the offensive glass. Those offensive rebounds led to 27 points to keep the Bulls in the game after the Zips showed early signs of being able to dominate.The Zips scratched out a 38-33 halftime lead after having opportunities to put the Bulls in a deeper hole. UA enjoyed its largest lead of 10 points at the 15:57 mark, only to watch the Bulls peck their way back. The Bulls tied it at 22 with 6:33 left in the half before the Zips outscored them 16-11 the rest of the way.The Zips’ inability to control the boards prevented them from taking and keeping control early. The Bulls pulled down 10 offensive rebounds to the Zips’ four, and used those second chances to score nearly half (15) of their first-half points. More...
  5. Kent State mens basketball: Winners of three in a row, Golden Flashes look to continue late-season push against Ohio BobcatsSat, 25 Feb 2017 04:20:24 +0000
    KENT: Ohio has stopped Kent State’s momentum before.In January, the Golden Flashes were fresh off victories over Texas (63-58) and Ball State (100-90) when a trip to Athens to play the Bobcats resulted in an 87-65 shellacking in a game that wasn’t even that close.That loss ignited a four-game spiral for the Flashes (16-12, 8-7 Mid-American Conference), who have now won three consecutive games — 76-72 over Miami, 70-67 at Akron and 77-69 at Buffalo. Now Kent State has a chance to avenge that earlier loss to the Bobcats when the teams meet at 7 p.m. Saturday at the M.A.C. Center. But the Bobcats (18-8, 10-5) also have another chance to snap the Flashes’ winning streak.“All wins at this time of the year are good ones,” Flashes coach Rob Senderoff said. “I’d like to think that we’ve evolved as a team, and we’re playing better now than we were playing then.”Junior guard Jaaron Simmons leads the Bobcats with 15.5 points per game, and sophomore guard Jordan Dartis and senior forward Kenny Kaminski — who scored a game-high 23 points against the Flashes earlier this season — also scored in double digits.Even though they lost reigning MAC Player of the Year Antonio Campbell — who had 18 points in the teams’ first meeting — to a season-ending foot injury, the Bobcats are still within striking distance of the No. 1 seed in the upcoming MAC Tournament. Conference-leader Akron had lost its past two games entering a Friday matchup at Buffalo.If the Bobcats win out, the top seed is within reach. The Bobcats and Zips split their season series, and Ohio’s won four consecutive games. “They’re playing better as a team now, too,” Senderoff said of the Bobcats. “They were playing very well when we played them and they went through a small, little rough patch when Campbell got hurt, but they’ve turned it back around.”Because of inconsistent conference play, the Flashes can’t earn the top seed in the conference tournament. They’re currently the sixth seed and could reach the top four, which is good enough for a first-round bye and automatic trip to Cleveland. Slip-ups against the Bobcats, Bowling Green (Tuesday) or the regular-season finale against the Zips (March 3) could drop the Flashes to the 10th seed, which would force them into a road postseason game. Senderoff, who’s attributed his team’s success to a decrease in turnovers, was pleased with the 16 total turnovers against UA and Buffalo. Kent State had 21 in the previous loss to Ohio.“We work on simple plays a lot and work on execution a lot,” Senderoff said. “We work on taking care of the basketball in terms of different drills and stuff like that, all throughout the season. When we’ve turned it over, it’s been self-inflicted, and I think our guys have continued to put a focus on it.”Part of the recent success passing comes from the team’s assist leader, Jimmy Hall. The senior forward also leads the team in scoring and rebounding, but he’s also handed out eight assists during the Flashes’ recent winning streak. Hall didn’t have an assist in the earlier loss to the Bobcats, which is the only time that’s happened this season.Senderoff admitted Hall has had some rough games, including the first time the Flashes played the Bobcats, but he credits Hall’s improved passing to multiple facets of his game. He’s averaged just over 21 points per game over their last three. “I think sometimes ... the more you pass the ball, the easier sometimes it is to score,” Senderoff said. “It makes guys hesitate a little bit when they see how good you’re passing the ball.” More...
  6. College basketball roundup: Toledo rides big first half to victory over Central MichiganSat, 25 Feb 2017 04:20:14 +0000
    MID-AMERICAN: 
Toledo 87, 
Central Michigan 66Jonathan Williams scored 22 points and Steve Taylor Jr. and Jordan Lauf had double-doubles for host Toledo in a victory over Central Michigan on Friday night.Lauf had career highs of 16 points and 14 rebounds for his second double-double this season while Taylor, who came into the game third nationally in double-doubles, recorded his 21st with 15 points and 10 rebounds along with seven assists.Jaelan Sanford added 13 points and seven assists and Luke Knapke 12 points for the Rockets (15-14, 8-8 Mid-American).The Rockets shot 55 percent in the first half with Williams scoring 12 points in taking a 40-20 lead after the Chippewas shot just 29 percent and were 3 of 16 from the arc.The lead stayed in double figures in the second half.Marcus Keene scored 27 points for Central Michigan (16-13, 6-10), which lost its fifth straight game. Cecil Williams added 13 and Braylon Rayson 11. More...
  7. On the record: Zips swimmer Madison Myers sets conference record in 200 IM at MAC ChampionshipsSat, 25 Feb 2017 04:20:14 +0000
    Sophomore Madison Myers (Copley) broke the Mid-American Conference record in the 200 individual medley Thursday to lead the University of Akron swimming and diving team at the 2017 MAC Championships.Myers cruised to a mark of 1:56.92 and broke the MAC record of 1:57.87 that she had set earlier in the day in preliminaries.The Zips were in first place with a team score of 274 after Thursday’s action. Friday’s finals were not finished by deadline.Junior Paloma Marrero Munoz finished third in the 200 individula medley and sophomore Sadie Fazekas finished fourth in the 50 freestyle to lead the Zips on Thursday.TennisThe University of Akron defeated Duquesne 6-1 on Friday at the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow.The No. 1 doubles team of Karolina Maksimava and Carli Knezevich won their 7-5 for their eighth consecutive doubles victory to lead the Zips to a doubles sweep.Junior Sophia Geier won the No. 1 singles match 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 to move to 10-1 in singles this spring.The Zips host Cleveland State on Saturday. SoftballKent State lost 1-0 to Army and 8-3 to Albany on Friday at the EMU Madeira Beach Spring Invitational in Florida.Ronnie Ladines struck out nine in the first game, but took the loss after allowing an unearned run because of the international tiebreaker in the eighth inning. Kellie Abeska and Jen Cader each homered for the Flashes in the second game.RifleThe No. 16 University of Akron team is tied for eighth place with a small-bore score of 2,286 after the first day of the 2017 Great America Rifle Conference Championships on Friday in Akron. More...
  8. Sports news roundup Feb. 24Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:18:24 +0000
    PRO FOOTBALLKansas City Chiefs sign
running back C.J. Spiller• The Kansas City Chiefs signed running back C.J. Spiller, a former first-round pick who carried the ball only six times in stints with the New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks last season.• The San Francisco 49ers signed former Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Earl Mitchell to a four-year, $16 million deal and former New England Patriots practice squad receiver DeAndre Carter to a two-year deal.• Long snapper Zak DeOssie will be back with the New York Giants for an 11th season after signing a new deal.COLLEGE FOOTBALLSpartans linebacker exits
after regrettable comment• Michigan State linebacker Jon Reschke, who missed most of last season with an ankle injury, left the program, saying he made an insensitive and totally regrettable comment about an ex-teammate.• Georgia star defensive tackle Trenton Thompson withdrew from school over a medical issue.• North Carolina hired Mike Ekeler from North Texas as linebackers coach.• North Texas gave coach Seth Littrell a new, five-year $5 million contract after one season.HOCKEYVancouver Canucks deal
with outbreak of mumps• Vancouver Canucks defenseman Troy Stetcher has been diagnosed with mumps, and defensemen Chris Tanev and Nikita Tryamkin and forwards Mike Chaput and Markus Granlund have shown symptoms.• The St. Louis Blues agreed to terms on a $19.25 million, five-year contract extension with center Patrik Berglund.• The Detroit Red Wings traded forward Tomas Jurco to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a third-round pick in the draft.• The Anaheim Ducks acquired forward Patrick Eaves from the Dallas Stars in exchange for a conditional draft pick.TENNISAmerican Jack Sock beats
Steve Johnson in Florida• Jack Sock moved into the semifinals at the Delray Beach Open by beating Steve Johnson 6-4, 7-6 (4) in an all-American matchup in Delray Beach, Fla.• Top-seeded Angelique Kerber struggled with a knee injury during a 6-3, 7-6 (3) loss to No. 7 seed Elina Svitolina in a semifinal of the Dubai Tennis Championships.• Defending champion Nick Kyrgios beat Norbert Gombos 6-3, 6-3 to reach the Open 13 semifinals in Marseille, France.• Second-seeded Dominic Thiem beat Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-2, 6-3 to reach the Rio Open semifinals.COLLEGE BASKETBALLKansas freshman charged
with vandalizing vehicle• Kansas freshman basketball guard Josh Jackson was charged with misdemeanor criminal damage after allegedly vandalizing a woman’s car outside a bar.• Suspended Winthrop women’s coach Kevin Cook has parted ways with the school. Cook was suspended last month for what the school called a personnel matter.— From wire reports More...
  9. Boys basketball / St. Vincent-St. Mary 72, Canton McKinley 54: Jayvon Graves, Fighting Irish rally past BulldogsSat, 25 Feb 2017 04:17:35 +0000
    After a sloppy and turnover-ridden first quarter by both teams, Jayvon Graves and St. Vincent-St. Mary found their form and cruised past Canton McKinley 72-54 on senior night at LeBron James Arena.Early on, the Fighting Irish struggled against the Bulldogs’ 2-1-2 full-court press. McKinley guard Darryl Straughter constantly jumped passing lanes and led fastbreaks that allowed six different Bulldogs to score in the first quarter. A frustrated Graves earned a technical after the buzzer, and McKinley took a 19-11 lead heading into the second quarter. Graves was forced to sit the remainder of the half with two fouls.With Graves out, Straughter took over. The explosive senior netted 10 points in the second quarter, giving him 15 for the half and extending the McKinley lead to 31-18. However, St. V-M seniors Malik Wooldridge and Jonathan Williams each drained corner 3-pointers to cut the deficit to 31-24 at the break.Halftime was a welcomed recess for St. V-M coach Dru Joyce. The adjustment was easy. The Irish simply double-teamed Straughter on the inbounds pass and forced other Bulldogs to beat them.“Just keep people in front of him,” Joyce said. “We sure found out why he was the main focus of their offense.”The difference was clear within seconds. Well-rested and increasingly confident, Graves converted a layup, got a steal and threw down an emphatic dunk before the seven-minute mark of the third quarter, forcing a McKinley timeout. Two more corner 3-pointers and three consecutive finishes at the rim by Graves sparked a 23-5 run that saw the Irish (17-5) take control, going into the fourth quarter up 47-36.“A big part of that was frustrating [Straughter],” said Joyce. “Also, Jayvon came back fresh and energized and made a lot of plays.”The final quarter was more of the same, as the Irish shadowed Straughter and Graves scored 11 of his game-high 23 points, punctuated with a breakaway double-clutch slam.Williams drilled five 3-pointers en route to 18 points for St. V-M. Straughter, who committed earlier in the day to Walsh University, finished with 23 points to lead the Bulldogs (13-9).The win was the Irish’s third in a row over a Federal League opponent, following wins over state-ranked Jackson and Hoover the past two weeks. The confidence is not just showing in the players, but the coach as well.“Those were big wins and it shows these guys have a lot of heart,” Joyce said. “We feel prepared with everything we have seen. We’ve seen zones and presses and we continue to figure things out and handle them.” More...
  10. High school scores, summaries and schedules Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:17:10 +0000
    REPORTING 
SCORESSchools are encouraged to report scores by email at bjsports@thebeaconjournal.com, by fax at 330-996-3629 or by phone at 330-996-3800. Please report scores from home and away games and from wins and losses and include statistics from both teams. Let your athletic director and coach know if you do not see your school’s result.NOMINATE 
ATHLETESCoaches are encouraged to submit nominations for the High School Spotlight by noon on Mondays. Please email bjsports@thebeaconjournal.com with the nominee’s name, school, grade, accomplishments for the week and, most important, a color headshot (a jpeg image).basketballBOYSScoring SummariesARCHBISHOP HOBAN 78, NDCL 33Hoban 26 22 14 16 — 78NDCL 8 9 8 8 — 33ARCHBISHOP HOBAN (20-2, 10-0) — Houser 8-0-19, Gurley 7-0-18, Cross 1-0-2, Salopek 1-0-2, Bickley 3-2-9, Tipton 0-1-1, Cuppett 4-1-9, Reece 1-4-7, Snyder 1-0-2, Easterlind 4-1-9. Totals: 30-9-78.NDCL (8-14) — Perovsek 1-0-2, McMahon 3-0-8, Bissler 0-2-2, Sablar 2-0-4, Carney 1-3-5, King 1-2-4, Zocker 1-0-2, Petti 1-0-2, Zienka 1-2-4. Totals: 11-9-33.3-point goals: Gurley 4, Houser 3, McMahon 2, Bickley, Reece. Fouls: AH, 14-12. Rebounds: AH, 31 (Gurley 11); NCDL, 19 (Sablar 5). Turnovers: NDCL, 17-8. JV score: Archbishop Hoban, 60-40.KENMORE 73, NORTON 49Norton 12 13 10 14 — 49Kenmore 16 18 22 17 — 73NORTON — E. Booth 2-0-4, Scott 1-2-4, Cheatham 2-0-4, Roberts-Lane 0-3-3, A. Booth 1-0-2, Rienart 6-0-15, Marks 5-0-10, Warner 1-0-3, Wolverton 2-0-4. Totals: 20 5-6 49.KENMORE (14-7, 7-5) — Brown 3-5-13, Taylor 10-0-25, Salter 3-1-7, Woods 6-3-19, Tipton 1-0-2, Lawrence 3-1-7. Totals: 26 10-14 73.3-point goals: Taylor 5, Woods 4, Reinart 3, Brown 2. Fouls: Nor., 15-6. TALLMADGE 76 AURORA 43Aurora 11 8 16 8 — 43Tallmadge 24 17 18 17 — 76AURORA (7-15, 2-10) — Sobol 1-0-3, Huffman 4-0-8, Walker 1-0-3, Boyle 1-0-3, Blunt 7-0-14, Elsawy 2-0-4, Bizjak 1-0-2, Arnold 3-0-6. Totals: 20 0-3 43.TALLMADGE (13-8, 9-3) — Lee 3-0-9, Rensel 2-0-6, Boyd 1-0-2, Seeker 4-0-10, Francesconi 11-2-25, Taylor 4-0-11, Hussing 2-0-4, Grassie 1-0-2, Stauffer 3-0-7. Totals: 33 2-2 76.3-point goals: Lee 3, Taylor 3, Rensel 2, Seeker 2, Franceconi, Stauffer, Sobol, Walker, Boyle. Fouls: 7-7. JV score: Tallmadge, 47-33.RITTMAN 66, ROOTSTOWN 43Rittman 24 13 14 15 — 66Rootstown 13 6 15 9 — 43RITTMAN — Swartz 6-4-17, Zuchak 6-0-17, Bauman 5-2-12, C.Stuart 3-0-8, Ramsier 2-0-4, Ringer 1-0-3, J.Stuart 1-0-3, Riley 1-0-2. Totals: 25-46 6-7 66.ROOTSTOWN — England 6-0-13, Hulch 5-0-10, Moore 4-1-9, Shank 2-0-5, Steger 1-1-3, Conner 1-0-2, Shipp 0-1-1. Totals: 19-41 3-8 43.3-point goals: Zuchak 5, C.Stuart 2, Swartz, Ringer, J.Stuart, England, Shank. Fouls: Rit., 12-11. Rebounds: Rit., 20 (Swartz 6); Roo., 25 (Moore 10). Turnovers: Roo., 13-9.STOW 51, NORTH ROYALTON 48Stow 10 14 16 11 — 51North Royalton 15 9 10 14 — 48STOW (17-4, 13-1) — Wright 0-1-1, Rice 6-5-20, Lindsay 2-3-8, McMurray 5-2-13, Kollar 2-2-7, Harvey 0-2-2. Totals: 15 15-28 51.NORTH ROYALTON (11-11, 6-8) — Neczypor 2-0-6, Abumamdeh 2-0-6, Kyle 2-6-10, Bunsey 3-2-10, Glass 3-0-6, Coberly 2-0-4, Lewton 2-0-6. Totals: 16 8-9 48.3-point goals: Rice 3, Neczypor 2, Abumamdeh 2, Bunsey 2, Lewton 2, Lindsay, McMurray, Kollar. Fouls: Nor., 18-9. Rebounds: Sto., 28 (Kollar 8); Nor., 24 (Glass 7). Turnovers: Nor., 14-11. JV score: Stow, 45-35.JACKSON 77, ELLET 68Jackson 22 21 14 20 — 77Ellet 19 21 12 16 — 68JACKSON (20-2) — Nicolas 5-2-16, Dingler 1-2-4, Pallotta 3-2-9, Shew 1-1-3, Young 9-7-27, Hill 8-2-18. Totals: 27-16-77.ELLET (18-4) — Zampelli 2-0-6, Bridges 2-3-7, Kline 3-0-9, Williams 1-2-4, Jones 5-2-14, Smith 1-0-2, Johnson 2-1-5, Gareri 6-8-21. Totals: 22-16-68.3-point goals: Nicolas 4, Kline 3, Zampelli 2, Jones 2, Young 2, Pallotta, Gareri. Fouls: Ell., 16-13. Rebounds: Jac., 33; Ell., 27. JV score: Ellet, 51-44.GREEN 59, COPLEY 57Copley 12 14 19 12 — 57Green 18 12 18 11 — 59COPLEY (21-1) — Hill 1-0-2, Roberts 4-12-20, Brenner 4-0-11, Emich 5-2-12, Williams 1-2-4, Plescher 2-0-5, Pugh 1-0-3. Totals: 18 16-22 57.GREEN (9-12) — Simmer 1-0-2, Martin 7-3-18, Staudt 4-1-12, Phillips 1-0-2, O’Neil 2-1-5, DeMuesy 10-0-20. Totals: 25 5-7 59.3-point goals: Brenner 3, Staudt 3, Plescher, Pugh, Martin. Fouls: Gre., 18-13. Rebounds: Cop., 21 (Emich 4); Gre., 34 (Martin 9). Turnovers: Gre., 13-11. JV score: Green, 57-55.BRECKSVILLE 49, HUDSON 38Brecksville 10 7 15 17 — 49Hudson 6 12 12 8 — 38BRECKSVILLE — Dimitrijeus 2-4-9, Rose 6-0-12, Stevens 2-0-5, Wiglusz 1-0-3, Jakouljevic 0-1-1, Seibert 2-0-6, Bazil 5-3-13. Totals: 18 8-15 49.HUDSON (8-14, 3-11) — Wallace 1-0-3, McClure 7-5-20, Saeger 0-1-1, Spitz 1-0-3, Burdett 4-3-11. Totals: 13 9-16 38.3-point goals: Seibert 2, Dimitrijeus, Stevens. Wiglusz, Wallace, McClure, Spitz . Fouls: Hud., 17-15. JV score: Hudson, 56-47.CUYAHOGA FALLS 48,
TWINSBURG 44 (OT)Twinsburg 12 5 10 17 0 — 44Cuyahoga Falls 9 6 16 13 4 — 48TWINSBURG — Fitzgerald 6-0-13, Moore 3-0-8, Cusma 2-2-8, McElrath 4-0-8, Newsom 0-2-2, Campbell 1-1-3, Wanton 1-0-2. Totals: 17 5-9 44.CUYAHOGA FALLS — Gainer 8-0-16, Tofil 5-2-12, Vassalotti 1-2-4, Davis 3-2-8, Siegferth 2-0-4, Brazile 0-2-2, Campbell 1-0-2. Totals: 20 8-16 48.3-point goals: Moore 2, Cusma 2, Fitzgerald. Fouls: Twi., 17-14. JV score: Cuyahoga Falls, 56-43.NORTHWEST 67, TUSLAW 38Tuslaw 12 7 13 6 — 38Northwest 14 22 18 13 — 67TUSLAW (11-11) — Lamp 2-0-5, Z. Yost 1-2-5, J. Yost 1-2-4, Fraelich 6-4-16, McFarren 1-0-2, Patterson 2-0-4, Mummertz 0-2-2. Totals: 13 10-12 38.NORTHWEST (14-8) — Hippli 1-0-2, Fennel 7-1-16, Zellers 1-1-4, Wormald 12-0-31, Blankenship 0-2-2, Workinger 4-0-8, Landrum 0-2-2, Luhring 1-0-2. Totals: 26 6-12 67.3-point goals: Wormald 7, Fennel, Zellers, Lamp, Z. Yost. Fouls: Tus., 15-14. JV score: Tuslaw, 58-48.REVERE 63, BARBERTON 59Revere 19 14 14 16 — 63Barberton 19 10 9 21 — 59REVERE (11-11) — Albert 7-0-16, Boyer 3-4-10, Leyden 1-2-4, Tretter 4-5-13, Nance 3-5-12, Dame 1-1-3, Grayem 2-0-5. Totals: 21 17-26 63.BARBERTON (10-12) — Greynolds 7-3-19, Soyars 3-0-6, Littlejohn 2-1-6, Ries 6-2-15, Turnbaugh 5-3-13. Totals: 23 9-16 59.3-point goals: Greynolds 2, Albert 2, Nance, Grayem, Littlejohn, Ries. Fouls: Bar., 20-17. Rebounds: Rev., 31 (Nance 12); Bar., 30 (Greynolds 8). JV score: Barberton, 53-35.ST. VINCENT-ST. MARY 72,
CANTON MCKINLEY 54Canton McKinley 17 14 5 18 — 54STVM 11 13 23 25 — 72CANTON MCKINLEY — T. Straughter 2-0-4, Chandler 0-2-2, D. Straughter 8-2-23, McChallup 1-0-2, Johnson 2-3-7, Leavell 1-0-2, McCollum 2-2-6, Williams 1-0-2, Smith 3-0-6. Totals: 20-9-54.ST. VINCENT-ST. MARY (17-5) — Walter 0-3-3, Wooldridge 2-2-8, Graves 10-3-23, King 1-0-2, Williams 6-1-18, Thomas 0-3-3, Painter 2-0-4, McDay 1-1-3, Sampson 3-0-6, Addison 1-0-2. Totals: 26-13-72.3-point goals: Williams 5, D. Straughter 5, Wooldridge 2. Fouls: McK., 21-16. Rebounds: McK., 31; STVM, 20 (Williams 4). Turnovers: McK., 28-11. JV score: St. Vincent-St. Mary, 61-55.MOGADORE 86,
LAKE CENTER CHRISTIAN 65 (OT)Mogadore 13 19 14 15 7 — 68LCC 20 10 16 15 4 — 65MOGADORE (16-5, 9-2) — Ramirez 3-1-8, Swartz 4-2-13, Jaber 6-1-16, Fisher 4-2-11, Coffman 1-0-2, Dunn 8-2-18. Totals: 26-8-68.LAKE CENTER CHRISTIAN (13-9, 7-5) — Miller 6-8-20, Bancroft 3-0-9, Ritenour 9-0-18, Ickles 3-6-12, Triplett 1-0-2, Underation 1-2-4. Totals: 23-16-65.3-point goals: Swartz 3, Jaber 3, Bancroft, Fisher, Ramirez.NORDONIA 89, WADSWORTH 86 (2OT)Wadsworth 20 21 8 13 11 13 — 86Nordonia 20 9 15 18 11 16 — 89WADSWORTH (16-6) — Blackburn 2-1-5, Szalay 5-15-26, Mills 1-0-3, Risher 1-1-3, Justice 8-0-21, Simmons 1-0-2, Hardy 1-0-3, Black 3-4-12, Casey 4-3-11. Totals: 26 24-35 86.NORDONIA (7-15, 5-9) — Jo. Jones 0-2-2, Ju. Jones 8-5-23, Smith 7-0-18, Petros 5-3-14, Piotrowski 2-0-5, Alders 1-0-2, Harp 1-0-2, Lebak 2-0-4, Evans 7-5-19. Totals: 33 15-25 89.3-point goals: Justice 5, Smith 4, Black 2, Ju. Jones 2, Szalay, Mills, Hardy, Petros, Piotrowski.VILLA ANGELA-ST JOSEPH 65,
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 51VA-St. Joseph 20 19 10 16 — 65STA 18 12 12 9 — 51VILLA ANGELA-ST. JOSEPH — Gaffney 5-1-11, Newlon 3-0-8, Botler 3-6-14, Lawler 1-2-4, McGeary 3-7-13, George 1-1-3, Higgins 3-2-8, Hill 2-0-4. Totals: 21-42 19-23 65.ST. THOMAS AQUINAS — Newman 3-0-7, Sommers 4-0-8, Hoffman 1-0-3, Knott 2-1-6, Moore 2-0-4, Duplin 6-3-16, Knox 3-1-7. Totals: 21-54 5-10 51.3-point goals: Newlon 2, Butler 2, Newman, Hoffman, Knott, Duplin. Fouls: STA, 15-13. Rebounds: VASJ, 28 (McGeary 9); STA, 22 (Knox 8). Turnovers: VASJ, 14-11.ScheduleSaturday’s Games(All games 7:30 p.m., unless noted)Chippewa at LucasMogadore at CrestwoodEnd of Regular SeasonTournament ScheduleTuesday’s GamesStow Division II SectionalRavenna at Cleveland Benedictine, 7 p.m.Revere at Cleveland East Tech, 7 p.m.Streetsboro at CVCA, 7 p.m.Chagrin Falls at Crestwood, 7 p.m.Canton Division II SectionalCanton South at St. Vincent-St. Mary, 7 p.m.Marlington at Alliance, 7 p.m.Northwest at Buchtel, 7 p.m.North Ridgeville Division II SectionalCloverleaf at Parma Heights Holy Name, 7 p.m.East Division II SectionalCarrollton at Buckeye Local, 7 p.m.Cambridge at Minerva, 7 p.m.Warsaw River View at New Philadelphia, 7 p.m.Beaver Local at Indian Valley, 7 p.m.Wooster Division III SectionalChippewa at Norwayne, 7 p.m.Triway at Rittman, 7 p.m.Black River at Northwestern, 7 p.m.Columbia at Smithville, 7 p.m.Orrville at Waynedale, 7 p.m.Salem Division III SectionalCrestview at St. Thomas Aquinas, 7 p.m.Tuslaw at Hanoverton United, 7 p.m.Waterloo at Manchester, 7 p.m.Columbiana at Canton Central Catholic, 7 p.m.Warren Division III SectionalBurton Berkshire at Rootstown, 7 p.m.Youngstown Liberty at Garrettsville, 7 p.m.Struthers Division IV SectionalEast Canton at Wellsville, 7 p.m.Vienna Mathews at Canton Heritage Christian, 7 p.m. Barberton Division IV SectionalOpen Door Christian at Kidron Central Christian, 7 p.m.Hillsdale at Mogadore, 7 p.m.Cle. Whitney Young at Dalton, 7 p.m.Mapleton at Cuyahoga Heights, 7 p.m.Wednesday’s GamesCanton Division I SectionalPerry at Jackson, 7 p.m.Barberton at Copley, 7 p.m.Dover at Green, 7 p.m.GlenOak at Massillon, 7 p.m.Copley Division I SectionalHudson at Firestone, 7 p.m.North at Wadsworth, 7 p.m.Nordonia at Cuyahoga Falls, 7 p.m.Walsh Jesuit at Highland, 7 p.m.Elyria Division I SectionalMidview at Strongsville, 7 p.m.Alliance Division I SectionalEast at Youngstown East, 7 p.m.Kent Roosevelt at Warren Harding, 7 p.m.Solon Division I SectionalAurora at Twinsburg, 7 p.m.Strongsville Division I SectionalLakewood at North Royalton, 7 p.m.GIRLSTournament
ScoreboardThursday’s Late ResultsAkron Division I Sectional Canton McKinley 69, Youngstown East 18Euclid Division I SectionalAurora 65, Maple Heights 57Twinsburg 61, Cleveland John Hay 21Medina Division I SectionalWooster 62, Cuyahoga Falls 58Strongsville 59, Highland 47Macedonia Division II SectionalLaurel Academy 53, Cle. East Tech 36Tournament
ScheduleSaturday’s GamesWooster Division III Sectional FinalsOrrville at Northwestern, 1 p.m.Waynedale vs. Tuslaw, 1 p.m.Triway at Chippewa, 1 p.m.Fairless at Loudonville, 1 p.m.Struthers Division III Sectional FinalCanton Central Catholic at Youngstown Cardinal Mooney, 1 p.m.Ravenna Division III Sectional FinalsLeavittsburg LaBrae at Garrettsville, 1 p.m.Creston Division IV Sectional FinalsRootstown at Lake Ridge Academy, 1 p.m.Mogadore at Rittman, 1 p.m.St. Thomas Aquinas at Kidron Central Christian, 1 p.m.East Canton at Dalton, 1 p.m. More...
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