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Boys Basketball Wrap-Up: LaBrae, Newton Falls, Howland, Canfield, Boardman & East Win

By All-American Conference, 12/06/17, 11:00AM EST


LABRAE 74, GARFIELD 51: LEAVITTSBURG — The Vikings (2-0) gained revenge for their tournament loss to the G-Men last year, jumping out to a 24-10 lead after one quarter. Aaron Iler scored nine of his team-high 17 points in the quarter and Walt Allie scored all six of his.

LaBrae led 43-24 at halftime and 58-36 after three quarters. Tyler Stephens added 14 points, Logan Kiser had 13 and Eligah Whiteside scored 12 for the Vikings.

Garfield (1-1) was led by Brown with 17 points and Smith with 15.

HOWLAND 69, LIBERTY 58: HOWLAND — In a game that saw quite a bit of action, Howland found a way to come out on top.

LIberty and Howland (1-1) ended the third quarter tied at 42. The fourth quarter is where things got interesting. Liberty (0-2) started the quarter on a 9-2 run to give itself a 51-44 lead early in the quarter. Howland then stormed back to score four straight points to get within three. Both teams went back and forth before Howland pulled away late. Connor Tamarkin hit all eight of his free throws in the fourth quarter to get to his 31 points. Tamarkin also added 10 rebounds and five steals on the night.

For Liberty, Dra Rushton led the way with 15 points and seven assists. The Leopards outrebounded Howland, 37-26, in the game.

CANFIELD 64, LAKEVIEW 41: CANFIELD — Canfield got out to a large lead in the first quarter and only expanded on that as the game went on.

Lakeview (1-1) couldn’t make up for its shooting woes as Canfield (2-0) took control. The Cardinals were led by Aydin Hanousek with 15 points and Spencer Woolley with 14 points. Lakeview didn’t get anybody into double figures as Drew Munno led the Bulldogs with eight points. The Cardinals also hit eight 3-pointers to Lakeview’s three as Ian McGraw scored 13 points for Canfield.

BOARDMAN 72, NILES 64: BOARDMAN — Boardman held off Niles despite a 41-point effort from the Red Dragons’ Cyler Kane-Johnson.

Kane-Johnson hit seven 3-pointers in leading the Red Dragons (1-1). He was the only Niles player to reach double figures.

The Spartans three players score 10 or more, led by Mike Melewski’s 20 points. Holden Lipke added 17, and Ryan Archey put in 15. The key quarter for Boardman was the third, when it outscored the Red Dragons, 21-15.

EAST 81, HUBBARD 67: HUBBARD — In a game with a lot of back and forth, East found a way to get out with a win.

Despite a bad defensive first quarter, East (2-0) found its way the rest of the game. Hubbard (0-2) couldn’t get much going in the second half as it scored just seven points in the third quarter. For East, four players scored in double figures with Tim Williams (19), Kemondre Mahammed (15), Larry Ransom (13) and De’Jon Rogers (10) all helping the Golden Bears’ cause.

Hubbard also had four in double figures: Cam Resatar (14), Davion Daniels (17), Shannon Slovesko (11) and Jared Southern (10).

NEWTON FALLS 78, CHALKER 34: NEWTON FALLS — Adam Honeycutt scored 25 points to lead the Tigers to the easy win. Preston Rapzcak added 11 points for the Tigers (1-1), who got 14 rebounds from Gage Friend and eight from Chris Rankin.

A 19-3 second quarter blew the game open for Falls, which led 16-9 after one quarter. The lead was 53-26 heading into the final quarter.

Chalker (1-1) was led by Kyle Caracanas with 13 points.

SOUTHEAST 55, BROOKFIELD 48: RAVENNA — After a low-scoring first half from both teams, Southeast found a way to take home a victory against Brookfield.

Southeast led just 21-19 at halftime and scored 22 points in the third quarter to have 43-35 lead after three.

The score stayed nearly the same in a seven-point win.

For Southeast, Camden Proctor and Jordan Scott led the way. Proctor scored 15 points with two 3-pointers while Scott scored 21 points with three 3-pointers.

For the Warriors, Nate Smoot led the way with 16 points and six rebounds. Conner Stevens scored 14 points to help Brookfield stay close. Gage Emery also grabbed six rebounds in the loss.

All-American Conference

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