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Monroeville tops Danbury for third win in last four games

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Dec 30, 2018 at 5:52 PM

MONROEVILLE — The Monroeville boys basketball team won for a third time in its last four games with Saturday’s 65-59 non-league win over visiting Danbury on Saturday at the Monroeville Athletic Complex.

The Eagles led 37-27 at halftime, and held the Lakers (4-5) off over the final 16 minutes to pick up the victory.

For Monroeville, Isaac Roeder and Cody Schaffer provided a strong 1-2 punch. Roeder scored 23 points and Schaffer had 21. They were complimented by 11 points from Mason Tonelli and eight from Chayce Schaub.

Monroeville visits Crestview (2-6, 0-5) in a Firelands Conference game on Friday.

DANBURY (4-5)

Murray 6-9—19; Conrad 2-0—6; Evans 2-3—8; Stys 4-0—9; Burkhart 0-1—1; Kuzma 7-2—16. TOTALS 21-13—59.

MONROEVILLE (3-6)

Anthony Dublo 1-0—2; Cody Schaffer 7-3—21; Chayce Schaub 3-0—8; Isaac Roeder 8-6—23; Mason Tonelli 4-1—11. TOTALS 23-10—65.

Danbury       13 14 16 16 — 59

Monroeville 19 18 12 16 — 65

3-point FGs: (D) Conrad 2, Evans, Stys; (M) Schaffer 4, Schaub 2, Tonelli 2, Roeder

Willard 64, Buckeye Central 56

NEW WASHINGTON — The Crimson Flashes came away with the win in a tight, back-and-forth non-league game on Saturday at Buckeye Central.

Cooper Parrot scored 25 points as Willard improved to 5-2 overall. Also for the Flashes, Terry Baldridge scored 16 points and Davon Triplett added 15.

Willard is back in action on Thursday against SBC Bay Division favorite Vermilion (8-2).

WILLARD (5-2)

Terry Baldridge 7-1—16; Myles Pinkston 1-0—2; Trey Paxton 2-0—5; Davon Triplett 6-3—15; Micah Dawson 0-1—1; Cooper Parrot 8-7—25. TOTALS 24-11—64.

BUCKEYE CENTRAL (1-7)

Rose 1-2—4; Wurm 4-3—12; Biglin 9-2—26; Stahl 1-0—2; Heefner 3-0—6; Ramey 2-0—6. TOTALS 20-7—56.

Willard      16 16 11 21 — 64

B. Central 16 13 10 17 — 56

3-point FGs: (W) Parrot 2, Baldridge, Paxton; (BC) Biglin 6, Ramey 2, Wurm

New London 71, Lucas 62

NEW LONDON — The Wildcats got back to .500 for the first time since opening weekend with Saturday’s non-league home win over the Cubs.

For New London (4-4), Karson Howell and Ashton Carruthers led a balanced scoring attack with 15 points each. Jaylin Moffit scored 13, and Jacob Allen had 11, while Ben Crawshaw scored 10 to give the ‘Cats five in double-figures.

New London hosts Plymouth in an FC game on Friday.

LUCAS (5-3)

Carson Hauger 0-5—5; Ethan Sauder 4-3—13; Riley Gossom 2-8—12; Jeb Grover 4-1—12; Ethan Wallace 3-1—7; Logan Niswander 6-0—13. TOTALS 19-18—62.

NEW LONDON (4-4)

Colin Cole 0-3—3; Ben Crawshaw 3-2—10; Ashton Carruthers 7-0—15; Jacob Allen 2-5—11; Jared Ross 2-0—4; Jaylin Moffit 5-0—13; Karson Howell 4-7—15. TOTALS 23-17—71.

Lucas         14  9 16 23 — 62

N. London 17 18 12 24 — 71

3-point FGs: (L) Grover 3, Sauder 2, Niswander; (NL) Moffit 3, Crawshaw 2, Allen 2, Carruthers

Margaretta 56, Bellevue 44

CASTALIA — The Redmen (3-5) allowed 21-2 scoring run in the first half of Saturday’s non-league loss at Margaretta.

Caleb Marshall had a game-high 19 points and 17 rebounds for Bellevue, while Chase Eisenhauer added 20 points.

BELLEVUE (3-5)

Chase Eisenhauer 3-3—10; Caleb Marshall 9-1—19; Gavin Sparling 1-0—3; Richard Stombaugh 2-0—5; Parker Smith 0-1—1; Evan King 2-0—6. TOTALS 17-5—44.

MARGARETTA (6-2)

Mitch Raifsnider 2-5—9; James Weaver 1-0—2; Dylan Morris 3-4—12; Nick Leibacher 7-3—18; Brycetyn Hedden 4-3—11; Dalytn Wiedbrauk 2-0—4. TOTALS 19-15—56.

Bellevue 14 10 10 10 — 44

Margaretta 18 18 7 13 — 56

3-point FGs: (B) Sparling 2, King 2, Stombaugh, Eisenhauer; (M) Morris 2

JV: Margaretta, 38-30.

Col. Crawford 75, Plymouth 54

PLYMOUTH — The Big Red fell to the visiting Eagles in Saturday’s non-league home contest.

With the loss, Plymouth fell to 5-3 overall ahead of Friday’s FC game at New London.

No further information was provided.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

New London 51, Brookside 26

NEW LONDON — The Wildcats improved to 3-7 behind a fast start to Saturday’s non-league win over visiting Brookside.

New London jumped out to a 20-3 lead after one quarter, then expanded the lead to 36-12 by halftime.

For the ‘Cats, Gabby Ledbetter and Kiaya Thierry each scored 16 points, while Lili Bartow scored nine.

BROOKSIDE (4-5)

Jenna Rothman 1-1-3; Sarah Torres 1-0-2; Myra Richter 1-0-3; Ellexis Tracy 1-2-4; Shyanne Shinsky 0-1-1; Hanna Begany 2-1-6; Jelene Williams 0-2-2; Lauren Veriato 2-0-5; TOTALS 8-7-26

NEW LONDON (3-7)

Korah Schmidt 1-1-3; Lili Bartow 3-0-9; Alexia Duggar 1-1-3; Kiaya Thierry 5-2-16; Kelsey Boswell 1-0-2; Megan Conrad 1-0-2; Gabby Ledbetter 7-2-16; TOTALS 19-6-51

Brookside     3    9   6  8 — 26

New London 20 16 10 5 — 51

3-point FGs: (B) Richter; Begany; Veriato; (NL) Thierry 4, Bartow 3

Edison 53, Port Clinton 23

MILAN — The Chargers bounced back from a loss to Seneca East with Saturday’s easy SBC Bay Division win over visiting Port Clinton.

With the win, Edison is off to an 8-2 start overall, including 3-1 in the Bay standings.

In the win, Hannah Vitaz scored 17 points, with Aliyah Caporini adding 13 as the Chargers raced out to a 23-3 lead after one quarter.

Edison is at Willard on Friday.

PORT CLINTON (1-9, 1-3)

Olivia Jackson 2-0—4; Grace Heilmann 1-0—2; Carli Laurel 4-0—9; Bri Rose 1-0—3; Kathleen Smith 2-0—4; Olivia Carnicom 0-1—1. TOTALS 10-1—23.

EDISON (8-2, 3-1)

Jayla Medina 1-0—2; Lilli Schuster 0-1—1; Mariah Medina 1-0—2; Aliyah Caporini 5-0—13; Molly Houser 2-0—4; Alana Fidler 2-2—6; Hannah Vitaz 5-7—17; Deana Blatnik 0-4—4. TOTALS 18-14—53.

P. Clinton 3 9 8 3 — 23

Edison 23 10 16 4 — 53

3-point FGs: (PC) Laurel, Rose; (E) Caporini 3

Willard 66, Vermilion 42

WILLARD — The Crimson Flashes improved to 7-2 overall and 3-1 in the SBC Bay Division with Saturday’s blowout win over the Sailors.

Willard led 20-11 after one quarter, and increased the lead to 39-19 at halftime. The Sailors held a slight 15-11 scoring advantage to trim the deficit to 50-35 entering the fourth quarter — but the Flashes held a 16-8 scoring edge over the final eight minutes.

Cassidy Crawford scored 21 points for the Flashes, who host Edison on Thursday.

Bellevue 59, Holland Springfield 32

BATH TWP. — The Lady Red had no trouble bouncing back from their first loss of the season with Saturday’s blowout win at the Lima Bath McDonald’s Classic.

Bellevue fell to defending Division IV state champion Minster, 61-47, on Friday. But in Saturday’s win, the Lady Red (9-1) dominated from start to finish, holding the Blue Devils to single digits in three of the four quarters.

For Bellevue, Cory Santoro scored a game-high 18 points, followed by Casey Santoro with 11 and Payton Vogel with 10.

BELLEVUE (9-1)

Cory Santro 8-0—18; Gabby Turner 1-1—3; Emma Bollinger 0-2—2; Payton Vogel 3-2—10; Brynn Vogel 2-0—6; Casey Santoro 3-4—11; McKenna Davis 3-1—7; Alex Fiske 1-0—2. TOTALS 21-10—59.

SPRINGFIELD

Marla Hawkins 4-1—9; Nia Johnson 1-3—5; Mia Rose 2-4—8; Tia Crape 5-0—10. TOTALS 12-8—32.

Bellevue    11 18 11 19 — 59

Springfield 5   6  12  9 — 32

3-point FGs: (B) Co. Santoro 2, P. Vogel 2, B. Vogel 2, Ca. Santoro

Plymouth 47, Mansfield Christian 35

MANSFIELD — The Big Red improved to 2-8 overall with Saturday’s win over the host Flames in the Mansfield Christian Holiday Showcase on Saturday.

Tristen Wiley led Plymouth, which hosts New London on Thursday, to the victory.

No further information was provided.

WRESTLING

Leroux places fourth at Brecksville

BRECKSVILLE — Facing the toughest competition it will see prior to the state tournament, the Norwalk wrestling team was 27th out of 51 teams (58 points) at the 58th annual Brecksville Holiday tournament over the weekend.

The big highlight for the Truckers was the performance of heavyweight (285 pounds) Tche Leroux. The senior went 6-2 to finish in fourth place in a stout field of competitors.

Leroux (16-4) opened with a win, then lost a narrow 8-6 decision in the second round to fall to the consolations. From there, he dominated his way to the consolation championship match (third place).

He opened the consolations with a pin in just 38 seconds over Eli Doyle (Watkins Memorial), then racked up two more pins in 1:43 over Nate Jackson (Columbus Hartley) and in 3:37 over Dorian Keys (Brownsburg, Ind.).

Leroux then made quick work of Ashland’s Jake Bever (1:25); then claimed a 4-3 decision over Tyler Deloof (Lowell, Mich.). In the third-place match, he fell to Avon’s Jack Roesch by a 10-8 decision.

Leroux’s two losses were by a combined 18-14 score.

Also for Norwalk, Ethan Hernandez (12-2) finished 4-2 at 170, as he just missed placing by one match. The junior fell to nemesis Xavier Torres (Wauseon) by an 8-4 decision to end the tournament.

Alec Maloney went 3-2 at 220, while Gabe Phillips was 2-2 at 182. Trenton Goosetree finished 1-2 at 126.

Edison’s Ray Adams was seventh at 120, and though it had no placers, Bellevue finished 25th in the team standings with 60 points.

St. Paul’s Caizzo third at Kenston

CHAGRIN FALLS — The St. Paul wrestling team placed 13th out of 40 teams by scoring 82.5 points over the two-day Kenston Invitational held Friday and Saturday.

Junior Cam Cam Caizzo led four placers for St. Paul, as he finished third at 182 pounds.

Caizzo opened with a 16-6 major decision over Lakewood’s Ahmed Muhammad, then scored a 4-0 decision over Sam Loechtenfeldt (Willoughby South).

He fell to Logan Blough (Madison) by a narrow 5-4 decision in the quarterfinals, but bounced back to win four matches in the consolation rounds.

Caizzo topped Garrett Hunt (Crestview) in a 6-3 decision, then won 7-1 over Nick Haller (Eastlake) and beat Nordonia’s Justin Olazko (7-2) to reach the third-place match. He used a single escape point and made it stand in a 1-0 win over Kemari Brown of Fairfield to finish 6-1 over the two days.

Also for the Flyers, Aiden Naseman was fourth at 106, while Ryan Gross was seventh (132) and Sam Meyer (170) was eighth.

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