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TIGERS TAKE TWO IN HOLIDAY HOOPS CLASSIC

In a closely contested basketball matchup, the Massillon-Washington Tigers emerged victorious over the Cardinal Mooney Cardinals with a final score of 57-48.

The first quarter witnessed a competitive exchange of baskets, with the Massillon-Washington Tigers holding a narrow 14-13 lead over the Cardinal Mooney Cardinals. However, by halftime, Mooney managed to flip the script, capturing the lead at 25-22 as they headed into the halftime locker room.

The third quarter proved to be a turning point in the game, with the Massillon Tigers outscoring the Cardinals 24-11. This surge allowed the Tigers to take a commanding 46-36 lead heading into the final quarter. Despite a competitive effort in the last period, the Cardinals were unable to overcome the deficit, ultimately falling to Massillon with a final score of 57-48.

MiKiya Edwards was named the Player of the Game for Massillon-Washington, delivering an impressive performance with 18 points and 6 rebounds. LaNia Moore added 13 points and 6 rebounds, while Telia Russell contributed 12 points and 3 rebounds.
For the Cardinals, Samantha Rottunno led the scoring effort with 13 points, Talecia Huff contributed 12 points and 2 rebounds, and Sophia Diorio secured a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

With the win, Massillon-Washington improved to an 8-3 record and is set to host Dover (6-3) on Sunday, January 3rd. Meanwhile, Cardinal Mooney (2-6) will host the Holy War against Ursuline (4-5), also on Sunday. Basketball enthusiasts can stay updated on Mooney basketball throughout the season with live games, scores, stats, stories, and more on YSN.

TIGERS WALK IT OFF ON THE FREE THROW LINE

CANFIELD OH- In a captivating matchup at the South Range Holliday Hoops Classic, Massillon Washington and Hilliard Davidson treated fans to a rollercoaster of emotions. After a stunning 20-0 run by Hilliard Davidson in the second quarter, Massillon Washington staged a remarkable comeback, sealing a dramatic 35-34 victory with a walk-off free throw by Telia Russell.

The first half saw Hilliard Davidson dominating, taking a commanding 26-11 lead into halftime, thanks in part to a stellar 20-point second quarter. However, Massillon Washington, undeterred by the deficit, mounted a relentless comeback in the second half.

Key to Massillon’s resurgence was the standout performance by Makyah Edwards, who contributed 11 points. Telia Russell added 10 crucial points, and Hannah Nicola chipped in 7 points. The team’s collective effort culminated in a stunning turnaround and a walk-off free throw for the win.

Hilliard Davidson showcased their three-point shooting prowess, sinking 5 team threes distributed among four different players. Anna Wile led the scoring for Davidson with 10 points, and Sophie Onderak added 5 points.

With this thrilling win, Massillon Washington advances to a 7-3 record, gearing up for another challenge on Day 2 of the Classic against Mooney. Hilliard Davidson, now standing at 5-5, looks to bounce back in their second game against Boardman. The game served as a testament to the unpredictability and excitement of high school basketball, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the next chapter in both teams’ journeys.

FITCH STUMBLES IN FIRST LOSS OF THE YEAR

After hitting the halfway mark of the season, two of Division 2s best squared off on Friday night. As Region 5s Austintown Fitch Falcons traveled down to historic Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in a battle with Region 7s Massillon Washington Tigers.

Fitch, after a win against last year’s state runner-up for New York Lewis J Bennett Tigers, was riding into Week 6 with a lot of momentum after a 5-0 start to the season. However, Massillon Washington was coming off a Week 5 victory over St. Ed’s (Number 1 ranked team in Ohio) and playing with an all-time confidence. Never a boring matchup, everyone was in store for a fun football game.

That is exactly what they ended up getting, with The Tigers taking it right down the field on Fitch to score after forcing a Falcon punt. Austintown was able to respond with a connection from DeShawn Vaughn Jr. to Jayden Eley for the game tying touchdown. Both teams proved to have potent offenses, exchanging scores before half, but a missed extra point attempt by Fitch resulted in a 21-13 Massillon lead at the half. 

Out of halftime, The Tigers were slated to open up with possession, a missed onside kick recovery attempt by Fitch ensured Massillon Washington’s possession in the third. Promptly scoring while controlling the ground game and game clock simultaneously. Fitch was able to strike on some quick scores, highlighted by phenomenal plays from The Falcons junior quarterback. Despite the quick drives by Austintown, Fitch seemed to have no answers on defense for Washington’s offensive line and Willtrell Hartson, who accumulated 287 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns on the night. 

Burning the clock away with each impending possession, The Tigers were able to whittle the clock away to nothing, clinching a 49-28 victory over Fitch. The win will keep The Tigers (5-1) at home in Week 7, as they welcome Middletown, Delaware (2-1) to town. Coming off the loss, Fitch (5-1) will now have a week to prepare to hit the road again, this time to do battle with The Strongsville Mustangs (2-4) in Week 7. 

Scoring by Quarter

Q1: Fitch 7 – 7 Mass.

Q2: Fitch 6 – 14 Mass.

Q3: Fitch 0 – 7 Mass.

Q4: Fitch 15 – 21 Mass.

Final: Fitch 28 – 49 Mass. 

Stats (Austintown)

Rushing- 

D.J. Williams: 8 ATT, 26 YDS. 

DeShawn Vaughn Jr. : 5 ATT, 20 YDS, 1 TD.

Jamell James: 4 ATT, 3 YDS.

Passing-

DeShawn Vaughn Jr. : 16/23, 266 YDS, 3 TD. 

Receiving-

Jayden Eley: 6 REC, 143 YDS, 1 TD.

Dan Evans III: 6 REC, 47 YDS.

Dominic Perry: 1 REC, 57 YDS, 1 TD.

Jamell James: 1 REC, 10 YDS, 1 TD. 

Cam Smith: 1 REC, 9 YDS.

Defense-

DeShawn Vaughn Jr. : 10 TAK, 1 INT.

Davion Pritchard: 5 TAK, 1 INT.

Cam Smith: 13 TAK.

D.J. Williams: 11 TAK.

Kicking- 

Josiah Berni- 3/4 XP. 

Stats (Massillon Washington)

Rushing-

Wiltrell Hartson: 40 ATT, 287 YDS, 4 TD.

Dorian Pringle: 10 ATT, 78 YDS, 3 TD.

Peytton Mitchell: 10 ATT, 41 YDS.

Jalen Slaughter: 2 ATT, 14 YDS.

Passing-

Jalen Slaughter: 6/9, 39 YDS, 2 INT. 

Receiving- 

Ardell Banks: 2 REC, 15 YDS.

Braylyn Toles: 2 REC, 5 YDS.

Willtrell Hartson: 1 REC, 11 YDS.

Kyler Wiggins: 1 REC, 8 YDS. 

Defense-

Dorian Pringle: 4 TAK, 2 TFL. 

De’Airre Pringle: 6 TAK. 

Zachary Liebler: 3 TAK.

Jaden Welch: 3 TAK. 

Cody Fair: 3 TAK.

*Contributed By YSN’s Ty Bartell

LOUISVILLE SHOWS UP BIG IN OVERTIME

LOUISVILLE OH- It was an epic battle in Louisville Friday night as Massillon Washington came to town. In the fight between big cats, the Leopards and Tigers traded punches the whole evening. It all came to a head in overtime as the Leopards made plays down the stretch to win 58-54 in the extra frame.

Will Aljancic continues to shine bright for the Leopards. He finished with a game-high 25 points to lead the way. Hayden Nigro was also in double figures for the Leopards with 14.

Leopards head coach Tim Siegfried gets win number 199 as his overall record with Louisville now is 199-140 in 14 seasons at the helm. Louisville will try to get him that victory on Tuesday as they take on Uniontown Lake at home for senior night.

FITCH WONT FOLD TO TIGERS

AUSTINTOWN OH- It was senior night in Fitch, and although the Falcons only feature one senior on their roster, it doesn’t make her any less special. The Falcons said thank you to Julia Senediak for four years of service by holding off a scrappy Massillon Tigers 61-55.

Zayda Creque used an impressive first half to lead the Falcons with 24 points. Ayla Ray flipped the script with a great second half scoring 21 points for the Falcons. Kara Pirone added 7 points.

Fitch will be on the road next as they travel to Shaker Heights on Wednesday.

FALCONS FALL SHORT TO MASSILLON

CANTON OH- It was a tough day for the Fitch baseball team on Tuesday as they made the trip to Canton to play Massillon Washington in the district semifinals. The Falcons ran into problems on all fronts and fell by a score of 12-3.

The Falcons were down 7-0 before they could blink. After scoring twice in the first inning, the Tigers sent 10 runners to the plate in a 5 run second inning. Fitch would respond in the 2nd with two bases loaded walks by Eddie DeFlorio, and Alarik Sierra. Sierra would later hit into a RBI groundout with the bases loaded to score Fitch’s third run.

The Falcons were held to just 3 hits in the game. Their ability to work eight walks out plenty of action on the bases, but Fitch couldn’t find the timely hits to bring home runners. Fitch finished their impressive season at 15-7.

IRISH AVENGE LAST YEAR’S LOSS

YOUNGSTOWN, OH–

A rematch of last years regular season finale, the Ursuline Fighting Irish (12-5) played host to the Tigers of Massillon Washington (10-6). While the site had flipped, the quality of the game did not. The Tigers won last seasons game by just 3 points, and this year’s matchup also came down to the final seconds.

After 3 quarter off hard fought, up tempo, grueling basketball, Massillon took a 2-point lead into the final quarter. Scoring had come in bunches for both squads all night long. Each time one side would score, the other would respond with a basket of their own.

Trailing by 2 with under a minute to go, Ursuline applied a full court press to try and force a Massillon turnover. As the Tiger ball handler tried to push it across half court, Ursuline’s Will Burney picked his pocket, and laid one off the glass easily to knot the game at 45 all.

Keeping with the press that just tied the game for them, the Irish looked to force another turnover, or at apply some pressure as the Tigers tried to move the ball up the floor. Going for the steal again, Will Burney reached in and fouled Massillon’s Luke Sabo, sending him to the line for two shots.

Sabo would make the first but miss the second, giving Massillon the lead, 53-52. The ensuing Irish possession would result in a missed shot with just over 4 seconds remaining, then a loose ball foul with 0.8 seconds left on the clock.

With the Irish in the bonus, Ursuline’s JakylanIrving would head to the line for the one and one, and a chance to possibly win the game, but his first free throw would just barely rim out and a Massillon rebound would seal their victory, 53-52 over the Irish.

LEADING SCORERS:

Ursuline

Vinny Flauto14 points

Brady Shannon9 points

Massillon Washington

Luke Sabo12 points

Nick Liebler 10 points

UP NEXT:

UrsulineFollowing their defeat, the Irish will be back in city play Tuesday the 9th, as they will travel to East to take on the Golden Bears (2-6). These two schools faced off back on January 22nd, in a matchup that the Irish would come out on top, 67-66.

Massillon WashingtonThe Tigers will be back on the road again Saturday at 4:30 pm to take on the Benedictine Bengals (0-10).

*Contributed by YSN’s Jamie Thomson

TIGERS MAUL FITCH

AUSTINTOWN, OH – In a game where the Austintown Fitch Falcons felt that they could put a ripple across the state of Ohio, the Massillon Washington Tigers showed exactly why they are considered to be the favorite come December to win another state championship, as they beat the Falcons, 55-7.

Peppered with multiple three-star recruits and a four-star wideout recruit, the Tigers took one play from scrimmage on a 42 yard touchdown strike from Aidan Longwell to Jayden Ballard. Ballard is a junior four star wideout who is committed to Ohio State. The real narrative in this game was the running game from the Tigers, led by the three-star recruit, Terance Keyes Jr. The senior running back, Keyes Jr., finished the first half with 16 carries, 185 yards and four touchdowns, which was when his night was done.

The lone score from the Falcons came on a 2 yard touchdown run from quarterback Devin Sherwood, which cut the Tigers lead to 14-7. A few plays prior, Sherwood found Donnie Ellis for a 35 yard completion.

Austintown was led through the air by Devin Sherwood with 1 completions on 6 attempts for 35 yards. Austintown was led on the ground by Devin Sherwood with 13 carries for 38 yards and a touchdown. Austintown’s leading receiver was Donnie Ellis with 1 reception for 35 yards.

Fitch now prepares to take on Bishop Hartley next Friday at Greenwood Chevrolet Falcon Stadium.

 

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