CHAMPION — LaBrae continued its run of great wins — and won for the first time as e eighth-ranked Divion III team in the state — with an 83-55 win over Champion in All-American Conference Blue Tier action Tuesday night.
A day after debuting eighth in the first Associated Press statewide poll of the season, LaBrae (8-0, 4-0) got out to a fast lead, 7-0, which caused Champion (4-5, 3-2) to call a quick timeout just a minute into the game.
Champion played from behind most of the night but found some rhythm late in the first quarter and the start of the second quarter.
“Quick starts are always good. Especially tonight since we’ve been off for 13 days. We haven’t played since we played Bristol,” LaBrae coach Chad Kiser said. “We wanted to pick right up from that intensity. I think we did. Once we got the lead, I think we got a little relaxed.”
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.