CANTON, OH- Boardman opened up the season in dramatic fashion with a come from behind victory on the road at Canton Glenoak. After trailing by 15 at halftime and as many as 22, the Spartans chipped away at Glenoak’s lead heading into the 4th. Both teams made big plays down the stretch but the Spartans led by Derrick Anderson and Daeone Martin prevailed 70-68.
Anderson had a career-high 30 points to go along with 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Martin had a big second half with 13 points, including 7/7 from the free-throw line to finish with 19 points for the game, along with 3 rebounds and 3 steals. Sophomore Trey DePietro had a big night with 8 points and 8 rebounds including many tip outs for extra possessions. Ethan Andersen battled inside and foul trouble on his way to 7 points and 5 rebounds. Tommy Fryda and Charlie Davis both hit timely 3’s along with great hustle plays. Connor Miller grabbed 4 rebounds along with 2 drawn charges. Zach Ryan had 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals in an all-around good effort.
Boardman’s next schedule game against Farrell has been postponed. The Spartans will play again next Tuesday vs Lakeview in the home opener.
*Story contributed by Pat Birch and boardmanathletics.com