BOARDMAN, OH- Boardman hosted a talented Warren Harding team Tuesday and won a very important conference game, 61-42. Warren jumped out early in the 1st quarter but the Spartans hung tough closing the quarter tied 13-13. A very strong 2nd quarter, 18-5 Boardman, allowed the Spartans to separate going into the locker room at halftime. The lead expanded in the 3rd quarter and Boardman held on for the win in the 4th.
Derrick Anderson carried the load for Boardman offensively, scoring a game-high 25 points, to go with 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals. Tommy Fryda and Daeone Martin both had very solid games with 8 points. Fryda grabbed 4 rebounds and 6 steals. Martin grabbed 4 boards as well and gave out 3 assists. Ethan Anderson battled foul trouble but was still a strong presence inside, scoring 7 points and grabbing 5 rebounds to go with 3 blocked shots. Charlie Davis nailed back to back timely 3 point shots for 6 points. Trey DePietro made his presence felt with 4 points and 5 rebounds to go along with 3 blocks. Connor Miller buried a 3 ball and grabbed 3 rebounds. Zach Ryan played strong on both ends, pestering Warren’s guards. And Andrew Clark once again made a good contribution to the win.
The win was an important bounce back for the Spartans and improves their record to 11-1 (4-0) on the season. Boardman will be back in action this weekend vs Youngstown East on Friday and Farrell (Pa) on Saturday afternoon, both games at home.
*Story contributed by Pat Birch and boardmanathletics.org
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