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LaBrae pulls away from Crestview

From Staff Reports

COLUMBIANA — A 27-11 second-quarter run lifted LaBrae to a 64-47 win over Crestview in All-American Conference Blue Tier action Tuesday.

LaBrae improves to 18-3, while Crestview drops to 6-14 overall and 3-8 in league play.

The Vikings featured a balanced attack led by Connor Meyer with 24 points, 10 coming in the second quarter.

Aidan Stephens added 11 points, Landon Kiser 10, Tre’Von Drake nine and Justin Rutherford eight.

After a Jack Yerkey layup pulled Crestview with 17-11 with five minutes left in the second quarter, LaBrae closed out the first half on a 20-6 run for a 20-point lead.

Yerkey topped the Rebels with 10 points and nine rebounds off the bench. Brandon Yanssens had 10 points and six assists and Drake Golden 10 points and three steals. Kirkland Miller also had eight points and three steals.

LaBrae also won the junior varsity game, 50-29. Jacob McCartney scored 12 points for the Vikings.Nick Novak had 10 points for the Rebels.

Both teams play next Tuesday as Crestview visits Leetonia and LaBrae travels to Lakeview.

LABRAE: 10-27- 8-19–64

CRESTVIEW: 6-11-17-13–47

LABRAE SCORING: Connor Meyer 8-5-24, Devin Carter 0-0-0, Landon Kiser 2-4-10, Tre’Von Drake 4-1-9, Justin Rutherford 3-2-8, Aidan Stephens 2-6-11, Caleb Simmons 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 20, 18-24: 64.

CRESTVIEW SCORING: Brandon Yanssens 4-1-10, Kirkland Miller 4-0-8, Drake Golden 4-2-10, Tony Perorazio 1-0-2, Connor Hughes 2-1-5, Jack Yerkey 4-2-10 Anthony Cusick 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 20, 6-14: 47.

Three-point goals: LaBrae 6 (Meyer 3, Kiser 2, Stephens), Crestview 1 (Yanssens).

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