CHALKER 69, LEDGEMONT 62: SOUTHINGTON - Some clutch shots down the stretch made the difference for Chalker, as it picked up its first win of the season against Ledgemont.
In the final minutes of the game, Chalker's Jacob Zolna hit two clutch free throws after a technical, then followed it up with a 3-pointer to give the Wildcats the lead.
Zolna finished the game with 14 points. Eric Wilson led the way for Chalker (1-0) with 23 points - 13 of those coming in the first quarter. Tommy Hall added 19.
URSULINE 65, SHARON 51: YOUNGSTOWN - Paced by Paul Jackson's game-high 17 points, Ursuline got past Sharon to pick up its first win of the season.
The Fighting Irish pulled away in the second quarter with the help of six points by Jackson. In the second, Ursuline outscored Sharon, 22-11.
Also for Ursuline, which improves to 1-1, Greg Parella added 15 points and Desmond McElroy chipped in 13.
Jamal Weller paced Sharon with 13 points.
POLAND 66, NILES 45: NILES - Poland jumped to an 18-5 lead in the first quarter and led the rest of the way, defeating Niles in an All-American Conference, American Division, showdown.
Though Niles trailed for a majority of the game, the 3-point shot was working for the Red Dragons. They made eight on the night, including three from Kyle Paden and two from Justin Lopes. Paden led NIles with 12 points. Lopes finished with 10.
Dan Black led Poland with 18 points. Kyle Dixon chipped in 16.
LORDSTOWN 83, BLOOMFIELD 32: LORDSTOWN - A big first half for the Red Devils propelled them past Bloomfield in a Northeastern Athletic Conference matchup.
Lordstown jumped to a 46-14 lead at the half. Nick Johnson paced Lordstown (2-0, 1-0) with 16 points. Louis Liming scored 14 and Dustin Hajnosz added 11.
Turner led Bloomfield with 15 points.
CAMPBELL 64, CHAMPION 34: CAMPBELL - D.J. Harrison and George Billiris combined to almost score as much as the Golden Flashes.
Harrison had 17 points, while Billiris added 15 to pace Champion (2-1, 1-0 All-American Conference, National Division).
The Red Devils took a 34-10 lead at halftime.
Lucas Nasonti paced Champion (0-3, 0-1) with 15 points.
SPRINGFIELD 54, COLUMBIANA 25: NEW MIDDLETOWN - Mark Schuler had 10 points to lead the Tigers' balanced scoring attack where 10 players reached the scoring column.
Jake Ohlin and Ryan Kohler each had eight for Springfield (1-1, 1-0 Inter Tri-County League, Division I).
Devin Rice led Columbiana (0-2, 0-1) with 15 points.
JEFFERSON 66, LAKEVIEW 53: JEFFERSON - Sam Hitchcock and David Chase each recorded double-doubles to lead the Falcons past the Bulldogs in this AAC, National Division game.
Hitchcock had 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Chase had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Sage Cantini added 17 points for Jefferson (2-0, 1-0).
Brandon Keller added 16 points, while Jake Pishotti had 12 for Lakeview (0-3, 0-1).
WINDHAM 86, GRAND VALLEY 60: WINDHAM - Parker Rickey had a game-high 30 points to lead the Bombers past the Mustangs in this Northeastern Athletic Conference matchup.
Jonah Konzen (18), Dylan Blewitt (13) and Steven Kacenski (10) all scored in double figures for Windham (1-2, 1-0).
Jake Vormelker paced Grand Valley (0-2, 0-1) with 23 points, while Zack Oscar added 21.
MATHEWS 67, BADGER 64, OT: VERNON - Badger's Brandon Bates drained a 3-pointer right at the buzzer to send it into overtime, but foul trouble came back to haunt the Braves in overtime as Mathews held on for a win in its conference opener on Friday night.
Three Braves (1-2, 0-1 Northeastern Athletic Conference) fouled out in overtime, including Badger's leading scorer in Brandon Bates, who finished with 26 points. Mathews (2-1, 1-0 NAC) took advantage of Badger's foul trouble, as freshman Clay O'Dell came on to sink a pair of free throws that gave the Mustangs the lead for good in the overtime period.
Wyatt Ford also stepped up for the Mustangs, scoring six of his 26 points in the extra frame. Along with Ford, Jeremy Forsythe reached double figures with 13 points.
Badger's Cody Marshall aided Bates' effort for the Braves, recording 12 points in the losing effort.
MAPLEWOOD 71, PYMATUNING VALLEY 51: MECCA - Maplewood used a big run that stretched from late third quarter until the early fourth quarter to pull away from Pymatuning Valley in both team's opening Northeastern Athletic Conference games.
The Rockets (2-1, 1-0) led by just three points at halftime, but they outscored the Lakers (1-2, 0-1) by eight points in the third and nine points in the fourth. Maplewood really took care of business at the charity stripe, going 23 of 30 on foul shots.
Ethan Obradovich led the way with 17 points.
CANFIELD 73, HUBBARD 37: HUBBARD - Canfield jumped out to a 14-point lead after one quarter and ever looked back in a rout over Hubbard on Friday night in All-American Conference, American Division play.
Canfield had three players reach double figures, led by Andrew Midgley's 12. Cole Pryjma and Jarret Vrabel added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Derek Kopanic paced the Eagles with 12 points.