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High School Roundup (Dec. 20): Southeast completes stunning second-half rally

High School Roundup (Dec. 20): Southeast completes stunning second-half rally


By Tom Nader

Publisher and Editor




Southeast completed a spirited second-half comeback to stun Windham on Tuesday in Palmyra.

The Pirates trailed by 19 at halftime but stormed all the way back by outscoring the Bombers 40-20 in the second half to complete the thrilling victory.

Windham had jumped out to an 18-7 first-quarter lead and then pushed its advantage to 38-19 by halftime before the game completely flipped in the second half.

Garrett Sprutte sparked the victory for the Pirates, scoring a game-high 26 points. Two other Pirate players reached double figures, with Evan Riffle scoring 11 points and Michael Phillips adding 10.

Windham’s top scorer was Carlos Bruton, who had 18 points. Lucas Churchill had 15 points and Chase Eye 14 for the Bombers.

The win improved Southeast to 2-4 overall, while the Bombers dropped to 4-4.



The Ravens’ win streak grew to six games with a dominating victory over the visiting Rovers.

The game, however, started poorly for the Ravens.

Rootstown authored one of its most efficient offensive quarters of the season, scoring 19 first-quarter points to gain a 19-9 lead after the first eight minutes.

Rootstown hit seven field goals in the opening quarter, including a pair of 3-pointers from Brady Fillmore.

Ravenna’s defense quickly shifted to another intensity level, however, and held Rootstown to just 11 points over the game’s final three quarters.

Meanwhile, the Ravens’ offense also found another gear. Ravenna outscored Rootstown 23-4 in the second quarter and 26-2 in the third quarter to completely reverse the momentum of the game.

Twelve different Ravenna players scored, with Maykai O’Neal leading the way with 17 points. He hit four 3-pointers. Pavel Henderson scored 12 and Thurman Treadwell had 10 points for the Ravens.

Fillmore was Rootstown’s leader with 10 points, with eight coming in the first quarter.




A balanced Rockets offensive output highlighted the team’s non-league road victory over Aurora on Tuesday.

Ella Kassan paced Streetsboro (4-2) with 14 points, but there was plenty of help in the scoring column.

Freshman Olivian Johnson-Wilson added 10 points, sophomore Sydney Abbuhl had 10 points and sophomore Naomi Benson had nine points for the Rockets.

Aurora, which fell to 2-6 overall, was led by Sam Stask’s 11 points. She hit for three 3-pointers in the game.

Streetsboro took a 12-4 lead after the first quarter and maintained the edge from start to finish.

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