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TIGERS POUNCE IN OVERTIME FOR THE WIN

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. 

FALCONS FALL TO RED DEVILS AT HOME

Jefferson, OH- In a postseason clash between the Jefferson Falcons and the Crestwood Red Devils, the Red Devils emerged victorious with a commanding 49-28 win. Despite a valiant effort from the Falcons, led by Mia Contenza and Alex Cosart, the Red Devils’ dominant performance proved to be too much to overcome.

QUARTER SCORES
Jefferson Falcons: 6 | 9 | 9 | 4 = 28
Crestwood Red Devils: 15 | 13 | 8 | 13 = 49

Jefferson Falcons Total Points:

  • Mia Contenza: 10
  • Alex Cosart: 8
  • Dani Furman: 6
  • Trinity Velliquette: 4

Crestwood Red Devils Total Points:

  • Hannah Ward: 29
  • Liv Martini: 12
  • Maddie Dustman: 5
  • Becca Brady: 2
  • Grace Harper: 1

Despite a resilient effort from the Falcons, highlighted by Mia Contenza’s 10 points and Alex Cosart’s 8 points, they were unable to contain the offensive onslaught from the Red Devils.

For the Red Devils, Hannah Ward delivered a standout performance with an impressive 29 points, leading her team to victory. Liv Martini added 12 points, while Maddie Dustman, Becca Brady, and Grace Harper contributed points as well, showcasing the Red Devils’ balanced scoring attack.

With this loss, the Jefferson Falcons conclude their season with a final record of 10-13. Although their postseason journey has come to an end, the Falcons can take pride in their efforts throughout the season and look to build upon their success in the future.

As for the Crestwood Red Devils, they advance in the OHSAA tournament and prepare to face the Glenville Tarblooders in their next matchup on 2/24/24. With their dominant performance against the Falcons, the Red Devils will look to carry their momentum forward as they continue their postseason campaign.

Although the outcome may not have been what the Falcons had hoped for, they showcased determination and resilience throughout the game. As they reflect on their season, the Falcons will look to learn and grow from their experiences, setting the stage for future success on the court.

CAMPBELL CAN’T KEEP THE EAGLES DOWN

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.

HERALDS FALL IN RED DEVIL REMATCH

Lordstown, OH- In a closely contested matchup, the St. John Heralds fell short against the Lordstown Red Devils, with a final score of 46-58. Despite a valiant effort, the Heralds couldn’t overcome the strong offensive performance by the Red Devils.

Quarter Scores:

  • St. John Heralds: 12 | 8 | 14 | 12 = 46
  • Lordstown Red Devils: 16 | 13 | 15 | 14 = 58

Player Stats – St. John Heralds:

  • Vin Narducci: 26 points
  • Brady Cole: 7 points
  • Anthony Severino: 5 points
  • Donald Crawford: 4 points
  • AJ Henslee: 2 points
  • Aaron Wychock: 2 points

Player Stats – Lordstown Red Devils:

  • Gannon Force: 40 points
  • JT Adams: 5 points
  • Seth Chambers: 8 points
  • Anthony Volpini: 5 points
  • Colton Hickman: 3 points

Despite the standout performance by Vin Narducci, who led the Heralds with an impressive 26 points, the Red Devils’ Gannon Force proved to be a force to be reckoned with, scoring an astonishing 40 points to secure the victory for his team.

Looking ahead, the St. John Heralds (3-14) will aim to bounce back as they prepare for their next game on the road against the Fairport Skippers (13-4) on February 9, 2024. The Skippers are coming off a thrilling 79-77 win over the Badger Braves, presenting another tough challenge for the Heralds.

Meanwhile, the Lordstown Red Devils (2-14) will also look to regroup as they gear up for their next game on the road against the East Palestine Bulldogs (8-11) on February 13, 2024. The Bulldogs are entering the matchup with confidence after a convincing 79-63 win over the Academy of Urban Scholars Hawks. Both teams will be eager to secure a victory and turn their seasons around.

RED DEVILS DISMISS BROOKFIELD

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.

HERALDS TAKE DOWN THE RED DEVILS AT HOME

Saybrook, OH- In a hard-fought battle on the court, the St. John Heralds emerged victorious against the Lordstown Red Devils with a final score of 58-47. The Heralds showcased their resilience and determination, overcoming challenges posed by injuries throughout the game.

Quarter Scores:

  • St. John Heralds: 20 | 14 | 15 | 9 = 58
  • Lordstown Red Devils: 6 | 13 | 10 | 18 = 47

Player Stats – St. John Heralds:

  • Vin Narducci: 28 points
  • Brady Cole: 9 points
  • Anthony Severino: 6 points
  • Donald Crawford: 5 points
  • Anthony Petrochello: 4 points
  • Aaron Wychocl: 4 points
  • AJ Henslee: 2 points

Player Stats – Lordstown Red Devils:

  • Gannon Force: 16 points
  • JT Adams: 13 points
  • Seth Chambers: 10 points
  • Anthony Volpini: 5 points
  • Colton Hickman: 3 points

The Heralds faced adversity with injuries, losing key players like Anthony Severino early in the 3rd quarter, and AJ Henslee and Vin Narducci midway through the 4th quarter. Despite these setbacks, Narducci demonstrated his resilience by returning late in the fourth quarter to contribute to the team’s success.

The victory propels the St. John Heralds to a 3-10 record, while the Lordstown Red Devils continue to seek their first win with a 0-14 record. The Heralds will face the Red Devils once again in a rematch, this time on the road, scheduled for February 8, 2024. As the Heralds look to build on this win, they will aim to maintain their momentum in the upcoming matchup.

VIKINGS BRING THE HURT TO CAMPBELL

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.

LADY HERALDS SHINE BRIGHT ON HOMECOURT

Saybrook, OH- In a commanding display of skill and teamwork, the St. John Heralds soared to victory against the Lordstown Red Devils with a resounding final score of 59-16. The Heralds dominated every quarter, leaving their opponents struggling to keep pace in a game that showcased the talent and determination of the St. John squad.

Quarter-by-Quarter Breakdown:

  • First Quarter: St. John Heralds wasted no time in establishing their dominance, amassing an impressive 22 points. The Lordstown Red Devils, on the other hand, struggled to find their footing, managing only 3 points in the opening quarter.
  • Second Quarter: The Heralds continued to build on their lead, adding 19 points to their total. Lordstown faced a tough defensive challenge from St. John, contributing to their minimal 5-point gain in the second quarter.
  • Third Quarter: Despite the Red Devils’ efforts, St. John extended their lead with another 12 points. The Heralds showcased both offensive prowess and a solid defense, limiting Lordstown to just 5 points.
  • Fourth Quarter: The final quarter saw St. John maintaining their control, securing 6 more points. Lordstown struggled to make a comeback, managing only 3 points in the last quarter.

Player Stats:

St. John Heralds:

  • Alyssa Cevera: 28 points
  • Grace DiSalvatore: 15 points
  • Mickey Zheng: 7 points
  • Alexa Jordan: 4 points
  • Izzy Holler: 3 points
  • Marissa Arieta-Williams: 2 points

Lordstown Red Devils:

  • Elizabeth Warner: 5 points
  • Marley Grant: 4 points
  • Piper Click: 3 points
  • Navawnna King: 4 points

Star Performers:

Seniors Alyssa Cevera and Grace DiSalvatore led the charge for the Heralds. Cevera showcased her scoring prowess with an impressive 28 points, while DiSalvatore demonstrated accuracy from beyond the arc, sinking 3 three-pointers and contributing 15 points to the team’s victory.

Upcoming Games:

The St. John Heralds (7-9) are set to host the Maplewood Rockets (9-6) on January 29, 2024. The Rockets will be looking for a rebound after a recent 43-33 loss to the Brookfield Warriors.

The struggling Lordstown Red Devils (0-16) will play at home against the Chalker Wildcats (1-7) on the same date. The Wildcats, coming off a tough 55-12 loss to the Windham Bombers, provide an opportunity for the Red Devils to regroup and seek their first win of the season.

The Heralds and the Red Devils are gearing up for an exciting set of matchups, and fans can expect thrilling basketball action as the season unfolds.

CAMBELL RUNS WILD ON THE REBELS

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.

MUSTANGS STUMBLE AT HOME AGAINST RED DEVILS

Orwell, OH- In a hard-fought battle between the Grand Valley Mustangs and the Crestwood Red Devils, both teams showcased their resilience on the court. The game, marked by intense moments and a lengthy pause due to an injury in the second quarter, unfolded with suspense until the final buzzer.

Quarter Scores:

  • 1st Quarter: Grand Valley Mustangs 8, Crestwood Red Devils 12
  • 2nd Quarter: Grand Valley Mustangs 10, Crestwood Red Devils 10
  • 3rd Quarter: Grand Valley Mustangs 10, Crestwood Red Devils 7
  • 4th Quarter: Grand Valley Mustangs 11, Crestwood Red Devils 15
  • Total: Grand Valley Mustangs 39, Crestwood Red Devils 44

Player Stats:

Grand Valley Mustangs:

  • Jerry Schultz: 11 points
  • Payton Plizga: 9 points
  • Braden Hart: 9 points
  • Bobby Roger: 8 points
  • Sammy Goforth: 2 points

Crestwood Red Devils:

  • Charlie Schweickert: 20 points
  • Dekota Johnson: 10 points
  • Augie Schweickert: 4 points
  • James Durham: 4 points
  • Brody Durham: 3 points
  • Steven Lincoln: 3 points

The injury during the second quarter added a unique challenge to the game, causing a 25-minute pause. Both teams showed sportsmanship and resilience as they resumed play and battled for every point.

Looking ahead, the Grand Valley Mustangs (3-8) are set to face the Southeast Pirates (6-5) on 1/23/24 in an away game. The Pirates are coming off a matchup against the St. Thomas Aquinas Knights. On the other side, the Crestwood Red Devils (11-3) will play at home against the East Canton Hornets (9-4) on the same date. The Hornets are entering the game with confidence after a convincing 75-49 victory over the Fairless Eagles.