Photo Credit: Kelly Summers Photography


Photo Credit: Kelly Summers Photography

Andover, OH- Looking to sharpen up before the playoffs the Pymatuning Valley Lakers and the Conneaut Spartans met for one final regular season game in Andover. The Lakers emerged victorious with a thrilling 92-80 win. Led by standout performances from Blake Krznaric and Caydence Wiser, the Lakers showcased their offensive prowess and celebrated a historic achievement by Krznaric.

Pymatuning Valley Lakers: 24 | 24 | 24 | 20 = 92
Conneaut Spartans: 17 | 22 | 15 | 26 = 80

Pymatuning Valley Lakers Total Points:

  • Blake Krznaric: 25
  • Caydence Wiser: 24
  • Zane Neczporenko: 14
  • Seth Bryan: 11
  • Max Smith: 8
  • Brady Tisch: 6
  • Ryan Croston: 4

Conneaut Spartans Total Points:

  • Chance Loomis: 28
  • Noah Hamm: 26
  • Jordan Kulko: 17
  • Cayson Hayes: 3
  • Ryan Turner: 3
  • JR Hutchinson: 3

The Lakers’ seniors rose to the occasion in this matchup, with Blake Krznaric leading the charge with an impressive 25 points. Krznaric’s outstanding performance also marked a significant milestone, as he reached 1,000 career points as a Pymatuning Valley Laker. The moment was made even more special as he was honored on his final regular-season game on his home court, adding a memorable touch to the evening’s proceedings.

Joining Krznaric in the scoring column, Caydence Wiser contributed 24 points, while Zane Neczporenko added 14 points, and Seth Bryan chipped in 11 points, highlighting the Lakers’ balanced offensive attack.

Despite a resilient effort from the Spartans, led by Chance Loomis with 28 points and Noah Hamm with 26 points, they were unable to contain the Lakers’ relentless offense.

With this victory, the Pymatuning Valley Lakers conclude their regular season with an impressive record of 17-5 and now set their sights on hosting the Lake Catholic Cougars in the first round of the OHSAA playoffs at home on 2/27/24. Eager to carry their momentum forward, the Lakers will look to make a statement in the postseason.

As for the Conneaut Spartans, they conclude their regular season with a record of 4-18 and now prepare to face the Canfield Cardinals in the OHSAA playoffs on 3/1/24. Despite the loss, the Spartans remain determined to showcase their competitive spirit and resilience on the road to postseason success.