By Tom Nader
Publisher and Editor
RAVENNA 59, SPRINGFIELD 50
The Ravens won their fifth consecutive game on Friday with a 59-50 victory over the Spartans in Ravenna.
Ravenna is now 5-1 in the Metro Athletic Conference.
The team’s five straight wins have come against Cloverleaf, Streetsboro, Field, Coventry and then Springfield on Friday.
The two teams were tied 39-39 heading into the fourth quarter on Friday before Ravenna had a 20-point outburst to pull away with the win.
Senior Emmanuel Miller led the Ravens in scoring with 15 points, while he was joined in double figures by Pavel Henderson (12 points), Mason Ross (10) and Maykai O’Neal (10).
Springfield’s top scorers were Amp Ahern with 24 points and Trent Stevens with 13 points.
COVENTRY 67, FIELD 48
The Falcons fell short in a Metro Athletic Conference matchup with the Comets.
Leading Field offensively was Joe Crawford, who finished with 15 points.
LAKE CENTER CHRISTIAN 60, SOUTHEAST 55
The Pirates seized all momentum in the game with a 21-6 first-quarter barrage, but then slowly allowed the Tigers to creep back into the game.
By halftime, Southeast led 34-24 and the Pirates held a 50-46 advantage.
The Pirates, however, struggled to find offense in the fourth quarter and managed just five points in the game’s final eight minutes. Meanwhile, Lake Center Christian caught up and completed the comeback victory.
Matt Warder led LCC in scoring with 24 points.
Southeast was led by Garrett Sprutte’s 21 points and Michael Phillips’ 18 points.
FIELD 37, COVENTRY 25
The Falcons won the low-scoring game, with Abby Harlin leading the way with 13 points.
The win snaps a two-game losing streak for Field and improves the team to 5-3 overall and 4-2 in the Metro Athletic Conference.
WOODRIDGE 56, STREETSBORO 38
In an early season Metro Athletic Conference showdown, the Bulldogs won in dominant fashion thanks to power surges in the first and final quarters.
Woodridge outscored the Rockets 17-7 in the game’s first eight minutes, then again 13-3 in the game’s final eight minutes.
Leah Mencer had a big game, finishing with a game-high 26 points for the Dogs.
Streetsboro’s offense was led by Naomi Benson, who had 17 points. The Rockets’ Sydney Abbuhl (10 points) was the only other player to reach double-digits for either team.
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