CHAMPION 101, MINERAL RIDGE 67: CHAMPION — Lucas Nasonti set Champion’s career scoring record, thanks to a 34-point night. Nasonti now has 1,318 career points, surpassing current Maplewood coach Nathan Kish’s former record. Drake Batcho, meanwhile, added 20 points of his own.
Mineral Ridge drilled 15 3-pointers, with six coming from Christian DiRando and five coming from Jordan Zupko. Zupko had 25 points and DiRando had 20. However, the Rams were outscored in the second-half, 54-26, dooming their chances of a victory.
BROOKFIELD 48, VALLEY CHRISTIAN 30: BROOKFIELD — The Warriors (3-9) trailed at the half, but outscored the Eagles, 31-12, in the second-half. Brookfield made 9 of 10 free throws, led by Nate Smoot’s 5 for 6 effort. Smoot led the way with 18 points.
Valley Christian was held to just 12 second-half points, and went just 1 for 16 from beyond the arc. M. Square made 5 of 6 free throws for nine points.
WATERLOO 61, NEWTON FALLS 45: NEWTON FALLS — Three players scored in double figures as Waterloo dominated a non-conference showdown with Newton Falls.
The Vikings’ led from the quarter on, led by Vince Dorsey’s 22 points. Cameron Shockley added 17, and Noah Dorsey put in 12 more for Waterloo (5-6).
Ben Simpson paced Newton Falls (4-6) with 14 points, and Joey Urso registered 10 more. The Tigers made 16-of-22 from the free-throw line but made just 12 free throws.
POLAND 59, AUSTINTOWN FITCH 50: AUSTINTOWN — Poland rallied from a halftime deficit and pulled away in the fourth quarter of a All-American Conference, Red Tier game.
The Bulldogs outscored Fitch, 37-24, in the second half after trailing 26-22 at the half. Poland’s Braeden O’Shaughnessy led all scorers with 23 points. Dan Kramer scored all 13 of his points during the second-half surge.
Randy Smith paced Falcons with 12 points, and Jakari Lumsden added 11.
The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.