EAST CLEVELAND - Another monster night from senior Anthony Bell, accompanied by a big night from Shondell Jackson, led the Warren G. Harding Raiders to a Lake Erie League victory over Shaw, 74-57.
The contest was tight through three quarters, then Harding took over at the end, outscoring the Cardinals 24-9 in the final frame.
Bell continued the hot start to his season by scoring 29 points. He also grabbed seven rebounds. Through three games, Bell is averaging 28.3 points per game.
Jackson was right behind Bell, dropping in 27 points.
BRISTOL 76, CHAMPION 61: BRISTOLVILLE - Led by a career night by Gary Hopson, Bristol stayed undefeated on the season.
This is now Bristol's 27th straight regular season victory, stemming back to last season.
Hopson scored a career high 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Bristol (5-0). He was helped out by 15 points from Braond Lee and Alex Jones helped out with 15 and 14 points, respectively.
A bulk of Champion's scoring came from the hands of Lucas Nasonti. The freshman scored 35 points for the Golden Flashes.
LIBERTY 65, EAST 60: LIBERTY - Asim Pleas tied a career high with 31 points and helped Liberty overcome an eight-point halftime deficit in a non-conference clash with East.
Pleas also grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds and scored 11 of his 31 in the fourth quarter, when the Leopards (3-2) used a 10-4 run during the final 4 minutes, 37 seconds to pull away. Liberty trailed 30-22 at halftime, but it outscored the Panthers, 43-30, in the final two quarters. Lynn Bowden poured in 12 points for the Leopards.
Dalane Brown led East (1-3) with 15 points, while Rashwan Boykin registered 12. JaWuan Jones added 10 for the Panthers, who made just 12 of 27 shots from the free-throw line.
HUBBARD 61, BROOKFIELD 50: BROOKFIELD - The Eagles jumped out to a 15-point halftime lead and hit 13 free throws in the final quarter to beat the Warriors on the road.
It was a team effort by Hubbard, as 10 Eagles made the scoresheet. Darnell Tate paced Hubbard with 14 points, eight of which came during the first half, and Rocco Jones chipped in 13.
Brookfield struggled to score from the field, draining 12 field goals throughout the game, but the Warriors managed to keep it close thanks to a 22-of-34 performance from the charity stripe. Caleb Hunkus led the Warriors on offense with a game-high 15 points.
NEWTON FALLS 70, CRESTWOOD 62: MANTUA - A big night from 3-point range was the reason for Newton Falls' non-conference victory over Crestwood.
The Tigers drained 13 3-pointers on the night. Six came from Jaden Walton, who had four of those in the third quarter. He finished the night with a team-high 24 points.
Ozzie Hawkins, who had two 3s, finished with 18 points. All nine of Chris Greathouse's points came from beyond the arc.
Newton Falls (3-3) battled back, as it trailed 15-9 in the first quarter. The Tigers rallied in the second and third, outscoring the Red Devils 42-25 in the middle quarters.
MINERAL RIDGE 67, LEETONIA 22: MINERAL RIDGE - The Rams rebounded from their first loss of the season to pick up the victory over Leetonia in an Inter Tri-County League, Division II, matchup.
Mineral Ridge jumped to a 14-1 lead after the first quarter, which was extended to 25-7 at the half.
Eleven different players scored for Mineral Ridge (4-1). Zac Hagy led the way with 20 points. Ryan Nutter chipped in 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds.
CHALKER 70, BADGER 62: SOUTHINGTON - After a slow start to the first quarter, the Wildcats picked things up in the second, outscoring Badger 24-10, and held on to the lead the rest of the way.
Both teams made frequent trips to the charity stripe during the game. Badger was 21 of 31 from the line while Chalker shot 28 of 40.
Jacob Zolna paced the winning team with 18 points. Brendan Baugher added 16 and Eric Wilson put in 12 for Chalker, which is now 3-0 on the season and 3-0 in the Northeastern Athletic Conference.
Brandon Bates led Badger (2-4, 1-2) with 16 points and nine rebounds.
MATHEWS 78, YOUNGSTOWN CHRISTIAN 76: VIENNA - Wade Sharp and Wyatt Ford scored 21 of Mathews' 35 second-half points to power the Mustangs past Youngstown Christian in a non-conference contest.
The Eagles tied the game early in the fourth quarter, but Mathews (4-2) retook the lead and didn't lose it again. Youngstown Christian (1-4) hit a shot at the buzzer to cut the lead to two.
Sharp scored 12 of his team-high 21 points in the second half, while Ford, who recorded team-highs in rebounds (8) and assists (4), provided nine of his 18. Jeremy Forsythe added 13 for the Mustangs.
Mathews hosts Windham on Friday.
RAVENNA 58, GARFIELD 38: GARRETTSVILLE - The Ravens used a big fourth quarter to pull away from the G-Men on Tuesday.
Up just four points after three quarters, Ravenna outscored Garfield (5-2), 21-5, over the final 8 minutes. Chase Chapman led the G-Men with 9 points in the loss.
WINDHAM 60, MOGADORE 44: MOGADORE - Windham ended a short losing streak by pulling away in the fourth quarter for a win over Mogadore on Tuesday.
The Bombers (2-4) outscored the Wildcats (2-3), 18-7, in the final frame, after leading by five points going into the period. Parker Rickey paced Windham with a game-high 20, while Brad Kowalski added 13 and Stephen Kacenski chipped in 12.
Casey Ruppel led Mogadore with 11 points.
CARDINAL 75, GRAND VALLEY 46: MIDDLEFIELD - The Huskies won every quarter in a non-conference rout of the Mustangs.
Jake Diblasio led the way for Cardinal (6-0), going for a game-high 18 points. Micah Brayley contributed 13 to the cause, and Jake Basaic added another 11.
Jake Vormelker recorded a double-double for Grand Valley (1-4) in the loss, amassing 15 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.
SPRINGFIELD 69, UNITED 39: NEW MIDDLETOWN - A huge first-half lead allowed Springfield to cruise in an Inter Tri-County League, Division I matchup against United.
Marck Schuler scored 11 of his game-high 20 points in a first quarter, when the Tigers took a 23-9 lead. Six different players scored in the second stanza to help Springfield put the game further out of reach with a 15-6 advantage. Ten players scored for the Tigers.
United' Caleb Conser led the Eagles with 12 points.
POLAND 65, AUSTINTOWN FITCH 48: POLAND - Jacob Wolfe dominated a decisive fourth quarter as the Bulldogs pulled away from previously unbeaten Austintown Fitch in an All-American Conference, American Division showdown.
Poland (4-1) led 45-38 heading into the final 8 minutes, and Wolfe took control at that point, scoring 15 of the Bulldogs' 20 fourth-quarter points. Poland outscored the Falcons (3-1) by 10 in the final period. Wolfe paced the Bulldogs with 22 points. Dan Black added 15, and George Chammas provided 11.
Jessie Driver led Fitch with 20 points. He was the only Falcon in double figures.
CANFIELD 74, STRUTHERS 58: CANFIELD - Canfield used a balanced attack to overcome a barrage of 3-pointers by Struthers in an All-American Conference, American Division matchup.
Ten players scored for the Cardinals, who had four players in double figures to offset 11 3-pointers by the Wildcats. Andrew Midgley led all scorers with 19, while Jarret Vrabel registered 15 for Canfield, which led 40-27 at the half. Cole Pryjma and Mike Yourstowsky each added 11.
Six different players hit a 3 for Struthers, which shot 33 percent from the field. Austin Yemma and R. Phifer each scored 10 for the Wildcats.