Walsh earns boys basketball win over Hoban; Buchtel, East, Firestone top City Series foes

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Hoban's Will Scott has his 4th quarter shot blocked by Walsh Jesuit's Keith Rivers on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 in Cuyahoga Falls.
Hoban's Will Scott has his 4th quarter shot blocked by Walsh Jesuit's Keith Rivers on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 in Cuyahoga Falls.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Walsh Jesuit 60, Archbishop Hoban 56

Senior Rico Pickett scored 24 points and junior Max Matta chipped in 15 points Tuesday night to propel the host Warriors (12-2) over the Knights (9-6).

Brothers Tyler (eight points) and Zach Halligan (six points) also made an impact for WJ, which outscored Hoban 18-13 in the fourth quarter to erase a 43-42 deficit.

Hoban's Jonas Nichols puts up a shot inside between Walsh Jesuit's Tyler Bell, left, and Keith Rivers on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 in Cuyahoga Falls.
Hoban's Jonas Nichols puts up a shot inside between Walsh Jesuit's Tyler Bell, left, and Keith Rivers on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 in Cuyahoga Falls.

Walsh built a 10-point advantage with four minutes to go and withstood a Hoban rally that shrunk the lead to two points in the closing seconds. Tyler Halligan made two free throws to conclude the scoring.

Hoban's leading scorers were Jonas Nichols (21 points), Will Scott (11) and Andrew Griffith (nine).

Brecksville 73, Stow 55

Host Stow and Brecksville came together for a "Coaches vs. Cancer" game. The schools raised over $2,000 for the American Cancer Society, as both teams honored cancer survivors before the game.

Once the ball was tipped, Brecksville showed why it is undefeated.

Stow's Nate Boozer, right, is fouled while shooting by Brecksville's Matt Rose during the second half of a basketball game on Tuesday in Stow.
Stow's Nate Boozer, right, is fouled while shooting by Brecksville's Matt Rose during the second half of a basketball game on Tuesday in Stow.

Getting off to a torrid start, the Bees (14-0, 7-0) took a 21-7 at the end of one quarter and never trailed the Bulldogs (7-7, 2-4) in a Suburban League National Conference game.

Sophomore Reece Raymond-Smith led Stow with 21 points and seven rebounds.

Brecksville's leading scorers were guard Tyler Ganley (21 points), center Chase Garrito (16), forward Matt Rose (10) and guard Luke Skaljac (10).

The Bees nailed 10 three-pointers and held a 28-17 rebounding advantage.

Stow's Luke Abernathy, left, attempts a layup under Brecksville's Matt Rose during the first half of a basketball game on Tuesday in Stow.
Stow's Luke Abernathy, left, attempts a layup under Brecksville's Matt Rose during the first half of a basketball game on Tuesday in Stow.

Copley 63, Kent Roosevelt 56

Sophomore Trent Wininger scored 22 points, and seniors Glen Parker and Caleb Laurich each added 10 points to lead Copley to a win. Kent's Kevin Ina scored 11 points.

Tallmadge 66, Revere 53

Junior Collin Dixon scored 16 points and junior Ty Hurst had 11 to guide Tallmadge. Caiden McCullough and Aaron Gergely chipped in nine and eight points, respectively.

Revere's Evan Oravecz scored 20 points and Chris Muntean had 13.

Barberton 46, Highland 41

Tony Fox scored 24 points and Kaige Lowe chipped in 11 for the host Magics.

Buchtel 80, North 48

The host Griffins (12-5, 9-0) remained atop the City Series standings with Khoi Thurmon (20 points), Amire Robinson (16) and Marcel Boyce Jr. (14) all scoring in double figures. Lamar Dampier paced North with 21 points.

East 73, Kenmore-Garfield 53

Senior Eric Holley III scored 27 points and Ronin Kelley added 11 to lead host East. The Dragons also received nine points from Tristan Anderson, eight points from Davion Tuck and seven points apiece from LaGrand Sowell and Raheem Armstead.

K-G's McNeal Thompson IV scored 25 points.

Firestone 69, Ellet 52

Senior Dondi Harper scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the host Falcons to a win. Firestone's Daniel Harper finished with 14 points and nine rebounds, Kameryn Kennerly scored 15 points and Jemyrin Miller had nine points.

Ellet's Trevor Ingham scored 18 points and Chase Merring had seven points.

CVCA 56, Streetsboro 52

Freshman Darryn Peterson scored 21 points and Seth Bagwell contributed 16 to lead the visiting Royals (9-6). Bryce Vecchio scored 23 points and Devin Reese added 16 points to pace the Rockets (9-4).

Green 50, Lake 46

Trey Martin scored 14 points and Zack Oddo contributed 13 to lead the visiting Bulldogs (14-2, 6-2 Federal League). Chance Casenhiser scored 23 points for the Blue Streaks (10-5, 5-4) and Camden Horning had 18 points.

North Canton Hoover 51, GlenOak 36

Tanner Ware totaled 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Elijah Barker scored 15 points to lead the host Vikings (11-4, 5-4 Federal).

Coventry 39, Massillon 38

Mahilo Oluic made a 3-pointer in the final minute to lead the Comets (7-6). Coventry's Chris Wilcox scored 13 points, Landen Burkhart had nine and Oluic had eight.

Cloverleaf 55, Woodridge 54

The visiting Colts were led by 19 points from Phillip Hamilton and 13 points from Blake Benko, who hit four 3-pointers.

Woodridge's Owen Snyder scored 18 points and Esseck Bryant finished with 10.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Norton 65, Ellet 33

Bailey Shutsa scored 18 points and had 10 steals to guide the host Panthers (12-4) to a victory. Norton's Addie Kropp scored 12 points and Morgan Hallett had eight points.

Rachel Wenzel scored 12 points for Ellet and Mya Knight finished with 10 points.

St. Vincent-St. Mary 63, Gilmour Academy 41

The Irish won with Cameron Jones (14 points), Jazmin Torres (14), KaMiah Pryor (13) and Kendal Batchik (11) all scoring in double figures.

Firestone 56, North 13

Aalivia Mullins scored 21 points and Amiyah Richards chipped in 15 for the Falcons.

— Compiled by Michael Beaven, Michael Leonard and Brad Bournival

Hoban's Andrew Griffith fouls Walsh Jesuit's Keith Rivers during the 3rd quarter on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 in Cuyahoga Falls.
Hoban's Andrew Griffith fouls Walsh Jesuit's Keith Rivers during the 3rd quarter on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 in Cuyahoga Falls.

This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Walsh Jesuit earns boys basketball win over rival Hoban

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