ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Edgewood’s Hayden Kanicki was honored before Friday’s game against Liberty for scoring his 1,000th career point against Campbell Memorial last Friday.
The senior then proceeded to go out and hit the first 3-pointer of the game. He converted three more threes in the first quarter and ended up with 20 first-half points as the Warriors belted the Leopards 89-43 for an All-American Conference Blue Tier win.
Edgewood improved to 17-0 (11-0 in the conference) and sets up a showdown against Poland in a battle of state-ranked teams tonight.
On Friday, the Warriors hardly looked like a team thinking ahead to the Bulldogs.
“We had a lot of energy,” Edgewood coach John Bowler said. “They know how good Poland is, but they stayed focused. I was pleased with the effort.”
Kanicki is the first to admit he’s not an individual stats type player, but the pregame recognition was nice.
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.