By Tom Nader
Publisher and Editor
RAVENNA 62, FIELD 50
The Ravens were fueled by an offensive first half that gave them a 35-22 halftime lead, which the Falcons could not chip away throughout the second half.
It was Ravenna’s third win of the season and it was led by three scorers in double-digits.
Mason Ross had 14 points, including a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line. Marcus Gibson hit four 3-pointers for his 12 points, while Justice Haven continued to be an offensive threat and also finished with 12 points for Ravenna (3-2).
Field, which is now 0-4 overall and 0-3 in the Metro Athletic Conference, received 19 points from senior Joe Crawford. He hit three 3-pointers.
Senior Braxton Baumberger also reached double figures in scoring with 11 points. The Falcons’ top rebounder was Manny Smith with nine points.
KENT ROOSEVELT 55, BARBERTON 35
The Rough Riders bounced back from a loss to Stow on Tuesday to knock off the visiting Magic on Friday in Kent.
Jeremiah Lepp led all scorers in the game with 18 points and he found his touch from deep, connecting on four 3-pointers.
Tyrel Ellington, who also hit a pair of 3s, finished in double-digits for the Rough Riders with 13 points. Ryan Slocum added nine points for Roosevelt.
The Rough Riders led 15-8 after the first quarter, 29-20 at halftime and 43-28 going into the fourth quarter.
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 69, SOUTHEAST 50
The Pirates were doomed by a low-scoring first quarter and trailed 36-16 at halftime.
Southeast outscored St. Thomas 35-31 in the second half, but the first-half hole was too steep.
Garrett Sprutte led Southeast in scoring with 16 points, while Michael Phillips added 11 points for the Pirates. Evan Riffle had eight points to aid Southeast.
MOGADORE 62, LAKE CENTER CHRISTIAN 60
Mogadore junior Layne Miller scored a career-high 30 points to lead the Wildcats to a road victory over the Tigers.
Miller hit five 3-pointers, while the Wildcats buried 10 from long distance as a team. Nick Coffman hit two from deep on his way to 12 points as Mogadore played its first game without senior Mason Williams, who will miss the remainder of the season with an injury.
Lake Center Christian had its share of offensive firepower as well, with Matt Warder hitting for 29 points. Tanner Norman had 19 points for the Tigers.
MATHEWS 76, WINDHAM 68
Ethan Petak scored 27 points for the Mustangs, with Dom Toto adding top support with 17 points in a win over Windham.
Two other Mathews players reached double figures in Dom Spagnoeltta (10 points) and Jake Williams (14).
Windham’s top scorer was Chase Eye with 25 points and Lucas Churchill was close behind with 20 points.
Jack Eye had 14 points for the Bombers.
With the score close late in the fourth quarter, Petak hit 7-of-8 free throws to help secure the win.