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CANTON OH- Boardman came in to Thursday’s district semifinal with a 21-1 regular season record. A win would have matched them up with the team that gave them their only blemish, Green. But it was not to be as Canton McKinley halted the Spartans season with a 59-47 win.

The Spartans played a very good first half, only trailing 22-19 at the half. Then half way through the third the Spartans took their largest lead of the game at 31-27. Unfortunately for the Spartans, the Bulldogs ended the quarter on a 7-0 run to lead 34-31 heading in to the final frame. After falling behind by 10 45-35 the Spartans fought back to make it 51-45. That was as close as the Spartans could get as they couldn’t close the gap.

Derrick Anderson led the Spartans with 16 points. Ethan Anderson finished with 15.

The Spartans end the season at 22-2.


BOARDMAN, OH-Boardman hosted the Steelers of Farrell in a Saturday afternoon clash and came away with a 67-47 victory.

Derrick Anderson had a career-high 34 points to go along with 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Ethan Andersen was big inside with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks. Tommy Fryda had 6 points and 3 assists. Daeone Martin with 6 points, and 3 rebounds. Connor Miller added 4 points and 4 rebounds. Zach Ryan hit a long ball for 3 points to go with 4 assists. Trey DePietro, Andrew Clark and Charlie Davis all played good minutes in the win.

The win was Boardman’s 13th, they are now 13-1 (4-0) on the season. The Spartans host conference foe Howland on Tuesday in an important conference game.


*Story contributed by Pat Birch and boardmanathletics.org


BOARDMAN, OH- Boardman beat Youngstown East, 63-50 despite a cold shooting night and getting outrebounded by the much more physical Golden Bears.

Derrick Anderson led the Spartans with 21 points and 4 rebounds. Tommy Fryda was also in double figures with 11 points. Ethan Andersen had 9 points and 9 rebounds to go with 3 blocks. Daeone Martin added 8 points. Trey DePietro scored 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Zach Ryan chipped in with 5 points to go along with 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Connor Miller rounded out the scoring with 2 points to go with 5 rebounds. Charlie Davis and Andrew Clark both played valuable minutes contributing to the win.


*Story contributed by Pat Birch and boardmanathletics.org


If you want to build the skill set of a basketball player from the ground up, one might want a scorer, someone else might want an all-around athlete, or someone might want a lockdown defender. Others want someone who is a leader on and off the floor to represent their team the best. But what if you could have all of these qualities built into one single player? That player would be Derrick Anderson of the Boardman Spartans. Derrick is currently the leading scorer for the Spartans, as he is averaging just over 23 points per game. He is also one of the players that Coach Birch looks to in order to shut down the opponent’s best player as a defender. All of these qualities were not just handed to him overnight. Derrick has worked at his craft all his life and has been thrust into the starting role for the Boardman Spartans now for three years. Over the course of his high school career, Derrick has been able to step up as the leader of the team but also as someone who represents Boardman with the utmost respect and admiration of his peers in the community.

YSN’s own leader, D.J. Yokley had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Derrick about what it means to be a Boardman Spartan but also what his success on the court means to himself and the team, what his plan is for college and also what he wants to study/major in, what some of his hobbies are, and much more. Learn all about the man they call “D.A.” in this player profile with Boardman Spartans star, Derrick Anderson!

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