Second-half rally highlights Pirates' road division victory

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RECORD-COURIER STAFF REPORT

BOYS BASKETBALL

SOUTHEAST 56, EAST CANTON 50

The visiting Pirates rallied in the second half to slip by the Hornets in a PTC County Division contest on Tuesday.

East Canton (5-10, 3-7) jumped out to a 14-8 first-quarter lead and pushed it to 28-21 at intermission.

But Southeast (9-5, 7-2) came out the second half and outscored the hosts 35-22 over the final two quarters to pull out the win.

The Pirates had three player hit double figures, led by Jordan Krych with 18 points.

Trevor Norquest added 16 points and Kenny Dillon chipped in with 11.

Hayden Miller paced the Hornets with a game-high 20 points, while Bryce Moldovan and Cody Reichard added 13 and 11 points, respectively.

WRESTLING

HEPHNER TOURNAMENT

Southeast's 170-pound Brandon James dominated the 20th annual Josh Hephner Memorial wrestling tournament held last weekend at Austintown Fitch High School.

The Pirates senior posted an unbeaten 8-0 record to capture first place in his weight class and was honored as the tourney's Most Valuable Player.

Lake won the tournament's team title with 306.5 points, besting runner-up St. Vincent-St. Mary's 290. Ravenna was sixth overall with 175 team points.

For the Ravens, Logan Reaser bested the competition at 160 pounds, winning the tournament for the second consecutive year after placing first last season at 152 pounds.

To get the title, Reaser (33-2 record), who is closing in on 100 career victories, defeated Ethan Bond from Lancaster 3-1.

GIRLS BOWLING

CRESTWOOD 1,929, STREETSBORO 1,443

The Red Devils improved their PTC Metro Division record to 4-5 by beating the Rockets at Sky Lanes in Garrettsville.

Leannah Frances topped the leaderboard for the Red Devils with a 327 series and a 175 high game, with Courtney Berish adding a 163-314 to the winning effort.

The Rockets' best was fired by Becca Fleming, who tossed a 135 game on her way to a 253 series.

RAVENNA 1,961, COVENTRY 1,940

The Ravens surprised the Comets at Bill White's Twin Star Lanes in Kent, earning a 21-pin victory.

Ravenna was ahead of the Comets at the end of the regular games, but Coventry came roaring back in the Baker games, rolling a 490 series that just missed topping the Ravens for the match.

Natalie Hartong tossed a 189-367 to lead the Ravens, with Gwen Martin also helping the Ravens' efforts with a 185-357.

The Comets struggled on Twin Star Lanes, with Karlee Evans bowling the high game, a 214. Evans tied Kayla Jackson for the high series of 371 for the Comets. Coventry struggled to find its best individual efforts as a total of five combination games were bowled.

Coventry is now 5-3 in the PTC Metro, with Ravenna improving to 2-7.

MONDAY

NORTON 1,921, SOUTHEAST 1,710, WOODRIDGE 1,672, ROOTSTOWN 1,292

While the visiting Panthers were taking care of the Rovers at Bill White's Twin Star Lanes in Kent, the Pirates and Bulldogs were shooting it out in the PTC County Division in the four-way match.

Southeast and Woodridge were only eight pins apart after the first three games, with the Bulldogs having the slim lead. Woodridge held on after the first Baker game, but the Pirates took charge in the second Baker game, rolling consecutive strikes on their way to a 172 Baker to the Bulldogs' 102.

For the Pirates, Brooke Carson rolled a nice 318 series that included a 163 game.

Rootstown was led by Brittany Brewster's 112 game.

BOYS BOWLING

RAVENNA 2,635, COVENTRY 2,483

It was a hotly contested match between two of the Metro's quality teams as the Ravens beat the Comets at Bill White's Twin Star Lanes in Kent.

The Ravens improved their record to 6-3 in the PTC Metro thanks to the outstanding scoring of Dylan Montgomery, who rolled back-to-back games of 247-246 for a 493 series. Ravenna's Seth Stennett added a 404 series with a 205 game, and James Bender was consistent with two 193 games.

Coventry (9-7, 4-5) also had solid games bowled by Devin Flakes with a 257-428, Johnny Shaw a 247-426 and Trevon Williamson 202-391.

Ravenna topped the Baker scoring with a 643 series to Coventry's 562.

CRESTWOOD 2,346, STREETSBORO 1,735

Noah Shannon bowled a high game of 228 to lead the Red Devils to a PTC Metro Division victory over the Rockets at Sky Lanes in Garrettsville.

Crestwood (10-6, 4-5) finished with a 2,346 total match score as Matt Lyons bowled a 204-396. The Red Devils also rolled Baker games of 237 and 214 on their way to a 623 series.

For the Rockets, Tyler Flemming was the best with a 299 series. Flemming tied Casey Brace for high game as each rolled 170s.

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