AUSTINTOWN, OH- The hottest ticket in town didn’t disappoint as two of the area’s best teams went head to head on Tuesday. Boardman went on the road and earned an important conference victory vs Fitch, 68-44.
After a back and forth first quarter the Spartans were able to build a 13 point halftime lead thanks to a 22 point 2nd quarter. Boardman kept their momentum in the 3rd quarter, outscoring Austintown 21-8 to take a commanding 60-34 lead into the 4th.
Derrick Anderson continued to shine with 24 points and 3 assists. Ethan Andersen once again was a dominant force with 16 points and 12 rebounds for his second consecutive double-double. Tommy Fryda hot shooting continued, connecting on 4 three’s on his way to 14 points along with 5 assists, including a beautiful lob to Andersen in the 3rd. Daeone Martin attacked the defense for 9 points. Connor Miller and Zach Ryan both made plays all over the floor defensively. Miller grabbing 4 rebounds and Ryan snatching 2 steals. Andrew Clark once again provided big minutes while also connecting on a deep ball for 3 points. Ty Ventresco rounded out the scoring with a nice finish inside for 2 points. Trey DePietro made a return from injury and impacted the game with 2 rebounds and 1 block shot. The biggest spark goes out to the great energy of the players not in the game, led by unsung hero Jimmy Goske.
Leading the way for the Falcons were Kris Brown with 9, Devin Sherwood with 7, and with 6 points were Nate Leskovac, Brian Ferguson, and Todd Simons.
The Falcons are on the road Friday vs against AAC foe, Warren Harding.
The wins moves Boardman to 9-0 on the season. The Spartans have another huge conference game at home vs Canfield on Friday.
*Story contributed by Pat Birch and Brian Beany
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