By Tom Nader
Publisher and Editor
RAVENNA 44, STREETSBORO 39
The Ravens trailed 26-18 at halftime to the Rockets on Tuesday night, but used a second-half rally to pull out a spirited Metro Athletic Conference victory on the road.
Ravenna’s best offensive quarter came in the third (15 points) and pushed the team into the lead, 33-31, heading into the fourth quarter.
The Ravens held Streetsboro to just five points in the third quarter and their defensive effort continued in the fourth quarter, holding the Rockets to eight points.
Ravenna then closed out the game with an 11-point fourth quarter to secure the winning.
Mason Ross led the Ravens in scoring with 14 points. The senior had a great all-around game, adding eight rebounds, five blocked shots and two steals.
Justice Haven chipped in with 11 points, while Maykai O’Neal and Pavel Henderson scored eight points each for the Ravens.
Streetsboro’s scoring leader was Bryan Nobles, who finished with 11 points. Jack Batten hit three 3-pointers on his way to 10 points.
MOGADORE 60, WATERLOO 47
Mason Williams and Layne Miller led the Wildcats over the Vikings in a road contest between former league foes.
Williams finished with 16 points and Miller had 14.
Mogadore trailed 11-10 after the first quarter, but won each of the next three quarters to take the lead and then build on it.
By halftime, the Wildcats had grabbed a 24-20 lead that stretched to 41-29 heading into the fourth quarter.
Anthony Podojil, who hit three 3s, led Waterloo in scoring with 16 points.
Navarre Alhassan finished with 13 for the Vikings.
Mogadore made 23-of-30 free throws in the game against Waterloo’s 9-of-16.
CLOVERLEAF 58, FIELD 51
The Colts used a 24-point third quarter to create distance on the Falcons and pull out the Metro Athletic Conference victory on Tuesday.
Marty Moran led all scorers in the game with 26 points, including five 3-pointers. Logan Forbes added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Colts.
Field was led offensively by Joe Crawford, who hit six field goals, including three 3-pointers, and hit a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line to finish with 21 points.
Braxton Baumberger joined Crawford in double-digits with 15 points for the Falcons (0-3, 0-2 MAC).
LOWELLVILLE 77, SOUTHEAST 62
The balanced scoring from the Rockets proved to be too much for the Pirates in a non-league matchup in Palmyra on Tuesday.
Four different Lowellville players reached double figures, with Vinny Ballone leading the way with 20 points.
Mark Dubos and Anthony Lucente each scored 16, while Michael Ballone added 13 points for the Rockets.
Michael Phillips led Southeast with 20 points. He received scoring help from Garrett Sprutte’s 14 points, with Carson Dunn and Evan Riffle scoring 10 points each for the Pirates.
Lowellville led 36-30 at halftime and 54-49 going into the fourth quarter.
The Rockets then outscored Southeast 23-13 in the final eight minutes to close out the game.
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