Bears topple Dons
NEW MANCHESTER -The Golden Bears took down the Blue Dons.
The Oak Glen boys’ basketball team outscored Madonna in each of the first three quarters en route to a 43-38 victory Saturday night at the Oak Glen Fieldhouse.
With the win, the Golden Bears improve to 2-7 on the season. The loss drops the Blue Dons to 2-4.
“We played well on top,” Oak Glen head coach Dave Smith said. “We played fairly well with the lead.
We certainly didn’t shoot our foul shots very well. If we had made a few more I wouldn’t have gotten any gray hair.
“We handled the ball well. I was really impressed with how we handle the ball tonight. We handle the ball well, and it gave us a chance. We didn’t have too many turnovers, and they didn’t have too many easy shots. That makes our defense a lot better.”
Cody Howell tallied 14 points and seven rebounds to lead the way for the Golden Bears.
Also for oak Glen, Matt McLaughlin netted 12 points, Taylor Kincaid contributed six points and seven rebounds and Jakob Ford finished with four points.
Finally, Tyler Click contributed three points, and David McGraw and Kyle woodruff each finished with two points.
James Carnes contributed 12 points to lead the way for the Blue Dons.
“They played a lot of zone,” Smith said about the Blue Dons. “They used to play man-to-man back in the old days when I was coaching before. They played a lot of zone tonight.
“I think he (Madonna head coach George Vargo) is trying to find his kids like we are. They are a well-coached team. They are fairly disciplined. I am very happy to get a win against them.”
Oak Glen led 9-8 after the first quarter, and the Golden Bears increased their lead to 21-18 at halftime.
The hosts led 34-28 entering the fourth.
The Golden Bears’ victory came 24 hours after a big loss Friday night at home against Catholic Central.
“Yeah, it was an amazing turnaround,” Smith said. “I thought we played really well at times against Catholic Central. At times, we were real sloppy with the ball.
“Tonight, our ball control was a lot better. Hopefully, we can build on this and get better from here on out. I hope we do.”
There was no JV game.
Oak Glen’s next game is Tuesday at Beaver Local.
“It will be a tough game,” Smith said. “They put one on us when we played at our place. We were coming off of a game Friday night and we played Saturday night the last time we played them. We played back to back, and I think our legs were a little weary. We didn’t show up to play. I am hoping we give them a better game this time.”
Oak Glen 43, Madonna 38
MA 08-10-10-10 – 38
OG 09-12-13-09 – 43
MA (38): Nathan Guio 3 2-3 8, Marquise Jeter 1 0-1 2, Tyler Ewusiak 2 0-0 4, Will Bowser 2 0-0 4, James Carnes 4 3-6 12, George Stakias 1 0-0 2, Josh Martin 2 2-4 6. Totals: 15 7-14 38.
OG (43): Tyler Click 1 0-3 3, Jakob Ford 2 0-1 4, Taylor Kincaid 3 0-0 6, Cody Howell 7 0-6 14, Matt McLaughlin 3 3-4 12, Trey Smith 0 0-0 0, David McGraw 1 0-0 2, Kyle Woodruff 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18 3-14 43.
3-Pointers: Madonna: 1 (Carnes); Oak Glen: 4 (McLaughlin 3, Click)
Southern Local 55, Edison 48
SALINEVILLE – The Indians tamed the Wildcats.
The Southern Local boys’ basketball team outscored Edison in each of the first three quarters en route to a 55-48 victory Saturday night at home.
With the win, the Indians improve to 7-3 on the season.
Luke Griffith finished with14 points to lead the way for Southern.
Also for the Indians, J.J. Napierkowski contributed 12 points, seven rebounds and four steals, Kyler Woodward delivered 11 points and nine rebounds and Dylan Ketchum collected eight points and five steals.
Finally, Troy Holden and Caleb Gotchall each tallied four points, and M.J. Williams scored two points.
Alec Jones netted a game-high 18 points to lead the way for the Wildcats.
Also for Edison, Dylan Jones ended up with 14 points, Ryan Kramarich chipped in with eight points and Erik Lee recorded four points.
Finally, Storm Allese and Austin Horan each added two points.
Southern led 14-13 after the first quarter, and the Indians extended their lead to 25-23 at halftime. The hosts led 40-33 entering the fourth quarter.
Southern won the JV game, 59-28
Gotchall tallied 14 points to lead the way for the Indians, and Clayton Cunningham contributed 12 points.
Austin Hyndman netted 10 points for the Wildcats.
Southern’s next game is Tuesday at Lowellville. Edison plays Friday at Harrison Central.
Southern Local 55, Edison 48
ED 13-10-10-15 – 48
SL 14-11-15-15 – 55
ED (48): Dylan Jones 4 3-4 14, Erik Lee 2 0-0 4, Storm Allese 1 0-0 2, Austin Hyndman 0 0-4 0, Ryan Kramarich 4 0-1 8, Alec Jones 5 6-8 18, Austin Horan 1 0-0 2. Totals: 12 5 9-17 48.
SL (55): M.J. Williams 1 0-0 2, J.J. Napierkowski 4 2-4 12, Dylan Ketchum 2 4-5 8, Jared Shilot 0 0-0 0, Troy Holden 1 2-2 4, Luke Griffith 6 0-3 14, Kyler Woodward 5 1-2 11, Caleb Gotchall 2 0-2 4. Totals: 17 4 9-18 55.
3-Pointers: Edison 5 (Dylan Jones 3, Alec Jones 2); Southern Local: 4 (Napierkowski 2, Griffith 2)
Lisbon 67, Canton Heritage 58
LISBON -The Blue Devils fought off the Conquerors.
The Lisbon boys’ basketball team scored in double digits in all four quarters en route to a 67-58 victory Saturday night over visiting Heritage Christian.
Three players scored in double digits to lead Josh Craig contributed a team-high 16 points to lead the way for the Blue Devils, Austin Rutecki tallied 13 points and Eric Walker recorded 12.
Also, Josh Liberati collected nine points, and Corey Brammer delivered eight points.
Lisbon led 12-10 after the first quarter, and the Blue Devils led 27-19 at halftime. The hosts led 47-37 entering the fourth quarter.
Lisbon’s next game is Tuesday at home against Springfield