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Clark plays against KSU

KENT — Hiram College freshman guard Joey Clark made his collegiate basketball debut against Kent State University on Wednesday.

Clark, a 2019 graduate of Sebring High School, played the final 63 seconds in Hiram’s 97-58 loss.

Anthony Roberts scored a career-high 18 points and teammate Kalin Bennett, the first player with autism to receive a Division I basketball scholarship, also made his debut to highlight Kent State.

Bennett, a 6-foot-11, 300-pound freshman from Little Rock, Arkansas, entered with game in the final six minutes and scored his first collegiate basket with 2¢ minutes left on a left-handed hook in the paint. He finished 1 of 3 from the floor with two rebounds and a block.

After the game, teammates led Bennett over to the victory bell, which he rang.

Salem tickets on sale

SALEM — Tickets for Saturday’s Salem at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy Division IV football playoff game are on sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily in the Salem High School athletic office and at Quaker Village.

Presale tickets are $8. All tickets at the gate are $9. A portion of the presale goes to the Salem athletic department. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. at Royals Stadium in Cuyahoga Falls.

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