CAMPBELL OH- On a Tuesday late in the regular season for boys basketball, two conference rivals in The Campbell-Memorial Red Devils and The LaBrae Vikings did battle.
The last time the two faced off? Back on January 28th in Leavittsburg, where The Vikings pushed Campbell to overtime.
The Red Devils came away victors 76-68 on that day, building all the excitement for round 2 of this matchup.
With the heightened drama of clinching an outright MVAC Gray Championship for Campbell, it was a perfect atmosphere for the crowd.
Campbell wasted little time before jumping ahead of LaBrae 9-0 with an early run out of the gate! The Red Devils offense continued to click throughout the quarter, as they went into the second leading 21-13.
In the second, Campbell moved the ball efficiently enough to keep pace with the offense set in the first. Kevin Moore splashed home a three late in the second quarter to become just the third 1000 point scorer in Campbell history.
That offense took Campbell into halftime holding a 44-19 lead over LaBrae.
The Vikings trimmed the lead a bit in the third quarter, with some offensive buckets from Aidan Stephens, who had 12 points on the night. However, The Red Devils never surrendered the lead, as they hit their scoring average of 75 points a game on the season.
Walking away the victors in another conference game, the 75-54 win over LaBrae, clinched the first conference championship in eight years for The Red Devils!
The win was also #20 on the regular season which, unofficially, is the most wins in a regular season in Campbell history as well!
The Rockin Red Devils had a lot to celebrate Tuesday night, to the tune of a milestone, a conference championship, a record and a win!
Both teams in action again this week, as Campbell (20-1) hosts Newton Falls (11-9) on Friday, February 18th. Also on Friday, LaBrae (13-4) has a chance to beat the unbeaten Springfield Tigers (21-0).
Contributed By YSN’s Ty Bartell
Postgame Interview With Nick Canterino:
Postgame Interview With Kevin Moore: