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By Matt Maher 

NEWTON FALLS, OH – The battle for second on the MVAC Gray division came down to the wire Friday night when Campbell Memorial visited Newton Falls. Newton Falls showed great defense combined with stellar offense right out of the gate but that defense and offense began to slip in the 2nd half and Campbell clawed their way back into it and forced an overtime thriller that came up just short for the Red Devils and saw the Tigers earn themselves a 50-45 victory.


Everyone knew this game was going to be a grind but the 17-8 first quarter score that saw Newton Falls on top started to question that. David Moore got his night started with the first triple for the Red Devils while Josue Rodriguez found 3 himself with a 2 and 1. Alex Stinson and Cameron Huff were money from the arc giving their team a huge 3 each while Jabriel Rufai found 5 points with a double then a triple. 


Campbell tightened their defense in the second quarter and only allowed Newton Falls to score 11 to their 5. It was Moore and Rodriguez leading the way again with Moore finding another 3 while Rodriguez found 2 more. Landon Mcgregor joined the party with his team’s only 3-pointer of the quarter and led his team in scoring this frame with that tally. Rufai was held scoreless this frame which is a testament to Memorials defense that they kept one of the deadliest Tigers from pouncing going into halftime.


Campbell knew they needed to improve on the defensive showing they put up in the last quarter and find simpler shots and boy did they deliver, with a 12-4 edge in the 3rd, Campbell got themselves right back into it and made Newton Falls nervous. Unlike the 2nd, the 3rd quarter saw Jabriel Rufai score all 4 for his team with a double and a perfect 2-for-2 from the stripe. David Moore seemed to have found Superman’s cape during the break because he went off on the Tigers with 10 points in the quarter starting with a 3 then continuing on with three made 2’s and an and-1 that hit.


The Red Devils would not and could not be stopped going into the 4th and man were they good with a 15-8 edge in scoring they had found enough to tie this game late and force overtime in this huge game. Rufai scored 4 points to lead his team this quarter with 2 hard fought 2’s. Moore and Rodriguez continued their dominance for their team with Moore putting up 4 more and Rodriguez adding 5 points to his teams total. 


The Red Devils went into overtime scoring the first 3 points quickly only to see McGregor respond immediately after with a 3 of his own and it didn’t take long for the Falls to find a narrow lead and force Campbell to foul which promptly sealed this game for the Tigers because Jabriel Rufai went 5-for-6 from the stripe.


Campbell showed grit and heart in this game but just fell short after finding their game and forcing this one to overtime. The Tigers will end their season on a 6 game winning streak and will host Chippewa on February 27th for round 1 of the OHSAA playoffs while Campbell gets ready for their first round brawl against Trinity on the 27th as well, both game will be played at 7:00PM EST. 


By Ty Bartell


WARREN, Ohio — The Warren JFK Eagles soared to an emphatic 87-55 victory over the Campbell-Memorial Red Devils in a commanding display of basketball prowess.

From the opening tip-off, Warren JFK asserted their dominance, jumping out to an early lead and never looking back. By the end of the first quarter, the Eagles had built a commanding 26-14 advantage over the Red Devils. Their momentum only grew stronger in the second quarter, as they extended their lead to 22 points, heading into halftime with a comfortable 45-23 lead.

If Warren JFK was impressive in the first half, they were even more formidable after the break. The Eagles unleashed their highest-scoring quarter of the game in the third, pouring in 28 points while holding the Red Devils to just 15. This surge gave Warren JFK a commanding 73-38 lead entering the final quarter, with a running clock in effect. Although Campbell-Memorial managed to outscore JFK in the fourth quarter, it was not enough to overcome the deficit, as the Eagles claimed the dominant 87-55 win.

Jaden Rishel earned Player of the Game honors for his impactful performance, contributing 20 points and igniting the Eagles’ offensive onslaught. Nick Ryan also stood out for JFK, tallying 22 points, while Michael Condoleon added 16 points, Henry Phillips chipped in with 14 points, and Nico Ciminero rounded out the balanced scoring effort with 10 points.
On the Campbell-Memorial side, David Moore led the charge with a game-high 23 points, followed closely by Sway Rodriguez with 19 points.

With the win, Warren JFK improves to a 14-6 record on the season and will next travel to Ravenna to take on the Southeast Pirates (9-10) on Friday, February 16th. Meanwhile, Campbell-Memorial (14-6) will look to bounce back when they host Struthers (9-7) on Tuesday, February 20th.

For the latest updates on Warren JFK and Campbell-Memorial basketball, including live games, scores, stats, and more, stay tuned to YSN throughout the season.


CAMPBELL OH- Campbell showcased their offensive prowess in a commanding victory, storming past Brookfield with a final score of 77-50. David Moore led the charge with an impressive 23 points, supported by Josue Rodriguez with 14 points and Teyon Harris contributing 12 points.

Brookfield’s Matteo Fortuna displayed an outstanding individual performance, scoring an impressive 30 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Campbell’s offensive onslaught. Teagan Barbe added 6 points to Brookfield’s total.

Campbell, with a 13-4 record, gears up for a significant road matchup against LaBrae on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Brookfield (6-11) hits the road to face Newton Falls in their upcoming contest.


LaBrae dominated on the road Thursday night, delivering a commanding performance against Campbell in a decisive 55-14 victory. The Vikings showcased their offensive prowess and defensive tenacity, leaving little room for their opponents to mount a response.

Marissa Levensky led the scoring charge for LaBrae with an outstanding 17-point performance, closely followed by Ella Kuszmaul with 15 points. Mariah Jones contributed 9 points, adding to the well-rounded offensive effort displayed by the Vikings.

Campbell, facing a formidable LaBrae squad, found themselves limited on the scoreboard. Diamon Sims led the charge for Campbell with 12 points, but the Vikings’ relentless defense proved challenging.

With this emphatic win, LaBrae’s record now stands at an impressive 15-3. The Vikings will aim to maintain their winning momentum as they host Grand Valley on Saturday. Meanwhile, Campbell (2-16) looks to regroup and kickstart a turnaround on Monday as they face Liberty.


CAMPBELL OH- In a dominant display, Campbell ran wild on Tuesday night, overpowering Crestview with a resounding 69-21 victory.

Campbell’s offensive prowess was led by standout performances, with David Moore leading the charge with an impressive 18 points, closely followed by Josue Rodriguez contributing 16 points. Christos Davis, Mihali Koullias, and Teyon Harris also made valuable contributions, each adding significant points to the scoreboard.

Crestview faced a formidable opponent, and Justin McKee managed to score 6 points for the Rebels.

With this commanding win, Campbell (10-4) will carry their momentum into the upcoming matchup on Friday as they hit the road to face Garfield. On the other side, Crestview (3-10) looks to bounce back and find winning ways on Friday when they take on Brookfield.


By Matt Maher

LIBERTY, OH – The Leopards welcomed the Red Devils to town for another installment of MVAC boys basketball where the 2nd best team in Campbell took down the 7th best team by the final score of 55-45. Both teams showed some great skill on the court but it would be the Red Devils spectacular rebounding and the great efforts of  David Moore and Teyon Harris Jr. that would be the key differences in this game.


Liberty showed they could tango with Campbell in the first where they were able to find 10 points to Campbells 14. The Leopards were led by Evan Bates who hit two 2’s and went 2-for-2 from the free throw line, an area he would excel at all evening. Campbell saw Moore put up 5 including a spectacular 3 and 2 of 2 made free throws. Harris found 4 points in the paint as well for the Red Devils.


David Moore would keep up his dominance by scoring 10 points in the 2nd quarter all within the arc with five 2’s. Harris would add a hard fought 2 into the mix as well. Liberty saw Adam Huynh step up with 5 points including his team’s first made 3 of the night! Luke Bates and Dearmani Franklin would both score a bucket each to get Liberty to their 9 points. 


Liberty continued to stay close to Campbell after the break, scoring 8 points to Campbells 11, though their close quarters were still hurting Liberty’s chances. Evan Bates entered back on to the score sheet with 4 more points including 2 more made free throws. David Moore added 2 more points to his total and Harris found the other 9 points for his team with three 2’s and a decent 3-for-4 from the stripe. 


The 4th quarter was the closest quarter we saw with both teams scoring 18 points. Moore would add 4 more points and finish with a team leading 21 points on the night. Josue Rodriguez would have a nice frame as well, scoring 5 points for his team and Harris would score 4 more points including 2 more from the line, he would finish with 19 points. Liberty saw Julius Ferrell put up a 3 and Brashawn Hicks and Luke Bates both scored 2 points but the difference maker was Evan Bates who found three 2’s and went 5-for-5 from the line finishing with 21 points on the night and 9-for-9 from the line!


Despite the individual boost from Evan Bates, Liberty couldn’t find enough consistency in the scoring department to top the Red Devils. David Moore and Jeyon Harris Jr. both deserve standing ovations after their performances on Tuesday night. the Red Devils (9-4, 6-1) will continue their road trip when they take on Newton Falls on January 19th at 7:00PM and Liberty (3-11, 1-6) will hit the road when they take on the Crestview Rebels on January 19th at 7:00PM.


CAMPBELL OH- In a decisive road trip on Thursday night, Newton Falls showcased their dominance, swiftly taking care of Campbell with a commanding 53-23 victory.

Newton Falls’ offensive charge was led by Dani Drake, who delivered an outstanding performance with 17 points. Torrie Fenton added 8 points, while Madison Davis, Chloe Butler, and Lilly Sait each contributed 7, 6, and 6 points, respectively.

Campbell, facing a tough challenge, had Diamon Sims leading their scoring effort with 10 points, while Angelis Diaz added 5 points to the tally.

With this convincing win, Newton Falls advances to a 4-9 record, aiming to maintain their positive momentum as they host LaBrae next Thursday. Campbell, now at 2-9, looks to rebound in their next Thursday matchup at home against Crestview.


BROOKFIELD OH- In a hard-fought battle on the road, Campbell emerged victorious with a 53-47 win against Brookfield, showcasing their resilience and determination on the court.

Sway Rodriguez led the charge for Campbell with an impressive 26 points, demonstrating his scoring prowess. Teyon Harris contributed 9 points, while Aziyah Flores and Derrick Moore each added 6 points to secure the team’s success.

Brookfield, though facing a tough challenge, had standout performances from Nevon Hoffman with 17 points, Matteo Fortuna with 12 points, and Judah DeJoy with 7 points.

With this crucial win, Campbell advances to an 8-3 record, setting the stage for a significant showdown with LaBrae at home on Friday. The winner of this matchup will claim first place in the MVAC. Brookfield, now at 4-6, will stay at home to host Newton Falls in their upcoming Friday contest.


By Matt Maher

CAMPBELL, OH – good things come to those who wait and Campbell has been waiting all seas, that’s 9 games, to finally earn their first home win of the season and it came against the struggling Leetonia Bears who are still waiting on their first game of the season. Despite a very slow start the Red Devils made adjustments and found their rhythm and came out on top with the 34-16 victory.


When you think of slow starts you typically think of maybe a 10-8 score with a lot of fouls and a timeout or two but this game took the word slow to heart when the first quarter ended with the score of 4-2 for the Red Devils. The game didn’t see many fouls to this point but the officials had no problem calling a multitude of jump balls and Leetonia had trouble passing the ball. The Bears lone scorer Breyle Merritt who found a hard fought layup. Campbell found all their scoring from Angelis Diaz who found two buckets in the paint and had an opportunity to score more from the line but Diamon Sims couldn’t get her throws to fly. 


The second quarter looked more like a basketball game with Campbell scoring a much improved 9 points and Leetonia doubling their first quarter tally with 4. The Jumpballs kept on coming in this quarter and after the first quarter it became difficult to keep track of all of them but this game was determined to find ways to turn the ball over and give both squads opportunity in the offensive zone. Leetonia saw Merrit take advantage of one of the turnovers with another nice bucket and she also found herself at the free throw line where she made 1 of 2 shots. Star Neel also found the net in the form of a free throw as well going 1-for-2 from the stripe. Campbell saw three players score including Mileesa Williams and Angelis Espada who both found points in the paint and Sims who found a stride and hit an impressive 3 and made another bucket down the line.


Halftime brought a rested Red Devils team out on the floor and boy did that break help! Campbell put up 13 points in the quarter and held Leetonia to a mere 2 points. Leetonias scorer would be Taylor Chapman who used her size and strength to push through the defense and get a gritty score. The Red Devils would see another 3 made by Espada and Sims go 2-for-4 from the line but it would be Angeliz Diaz who would truly be the shining star because she erupted for 6 points in this frame and while that may seem like a small number I ask you to refer to the first quarter of this game. 


Quarter 4 was a fairly even frame with Campbell scoring 8 more points and Leetonia matching their host with 8. Diaz added another 6 points to her total, allowing her to finish with her team leading 16 points. Rayona Floyd-Brown would add to the scoring with the other 2 points. Leetonia saw the combined efforts of Merritt and Chapman pay off with both players putting up 4 points in this quarter all from under the hoop with layups or hard fought for rebounds. 


Despite the improved 4th quarter for the Bears, Campbell found their scores earlier and much more often and their continued pressure on Leetonia and the lucky turnovers they found all combined for the 34-16 win. Leetonia will be back home on January 8th when they host Southern at 7:00PM while Campbell will keep it in their neighborhood when they host Liberty on January 8th at 5:30PM. 


By Matt Maher 

LEAVITTSBURG, OH – The Vikings went on a raid Thursday night when they pillaged the visiting Red Devils of an MVAC win by scoring 57 points to Campbell’s 15. The Vikings showed yet another strong defensive game against a struggling team that, at times, had its troubles passing the ball and more importantly getting clear shots through. With LaBrae being the MVAC powerhouse they have become the final score came as no surprise to those watching. 


The Vikings scored much and often in the first half, accumulating 18 points in the first quarter to memorials 4. Riley Rowe and Marissa Levensky led the charge with Rowe scoring an impressive 10 points all in the paint and Levensky putting up 3 from the charity stripe. Campbell just couldn’t muster together a clean pass or entry into the offensive zone without the help of fouls which is the main reason they only scored 4 points with all of them coming late. Angeliz Diaz found a hard earned 2 in the paint and Amira Kamal found her 2 points via the free throw line where she hit 2 of 4 shots.


The second quarter belonged entirely to the Vikings because they not only dropped 23 points but they also shut Campbell out! The Red Devils showed heart and improved at moving the ball down the floor but the in-your-face defense LaBrae showed was far too much for Campbell to get around. LaBrae saw Levensky score 6 more points all from the paint and Ella Kuszmaul joined the party with 11 points including a gritty 3 and four 2’s. Eva Prejsnar would also score 5 points for her team showing the whole team was in on the fun.


With the dominant performance from LaBrae in the first half the clock refused to stop in the 2nd as LaBrae continued their focus on defense and still outscored Campbell in the 3rd with a 9-2 difference. Rowe found 3 more points from beyond the arc while Kuszmaul made 2 of 2 charity tosses. Campbells lone scorer would be Diaz who added to her team lead in points. 


While Campbell struggled against the starters they found life in the 4th against the Vikings Bench where they managed to outscore LaBrae 9-7. LaBrae saw Makayla Scruggs and Megan Young both put up 2’s and Brielle Stout made 2 of 4 free throws. Memorial saw Diamon Sims find her first and only 4 points in this quarter with two 2’s including one off of a takeaway. Kamal found a 2 herself and Diaz hit her teams only made 3 of the match!


While Campbell showed life in the late stage of this game, it was LaBrae who stole the show and dominated the hardwood on Thursday night. The Vikings saw 8 different players score for them in this game including 9 points for Levensky, 13 for Rowe and 16 for Kuszmaul! Campbell only saw three girls get on the score sheet: Sims with 2, Kamal with 4 and Diaz with 7. Campbell Memorial (1-8, 0-6) will face off against Leetonia at home on January 6th at 11:30AM while LaBrae (9-1, 5-1) travels to the Crestview to try and be the first to take down the undefeated Rebels, that game will be on January 8th at 7:00PM.