Leopards Fight Hard, But Can’t Overcome Vikings 57-39

Louisville Leopards Basketball Tournament 2013 Vs. North Canton

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North Canton 57, Louisville 39

Harrison Blackledge poured in 30 points to lead 3rd seeded North Canton past 11th seeded Louisville 57-39 in the Division I Sectional Semifinals at Alliance High School Tuesday.  Blake Hoover led the Beatty's Winter HoodiesLeopards with 12 points and Alex Schooley also broke double digits with 10 for Louisville.

The Vikings jumped out to a 17-6 advantage early on in the second quarter before the Leopards answered with an 8-0 run to cut North Canton’s lead to 17-14.  But Hoover followed that with an 11-0 run to double up Louisville at 28-14 before taking a 36-18 lead into the half.

The Leps battled hard into the second half, but could get no closer than 12.  North Canton built their lead to as many as 23, but AJ Minster’s three-pointer at the end of the contest cut the lead under 20 at 57-39.  Joe Crank also hit 2 three-pointers for the Leopards.

With the victory North Canton improves to 19-4 on the season and now leads the all-time series 66-55 dating back to 1926.  With the loss, the Leopards finish the 2012-13 campaign at 4-19 and have dropped 10 out of their last 11 meetings with Hoover overall.

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STATISTICS

VIKINGS 57, LEOPARDS 39

LEOPARDS: Hoover 6 0-0 12, Schooley 4 2-3 10, Crank 2 0-0 6, Minster 1 0-0 3, Parks 1 0-0 3, Hollifield 0 2-2 2, Pukys 0 2-2 2, Mathie 0 1-2 1.  TOTAL 14 7-9 39.

3-Pointers (4): Crank (2), Minster, Parks

Team FT: 7-9 78%

VIKINGS: Blackledge 11 8-9 30, D. Iero 1 4-4 7, Zehnder 3 0-0 6, Schick 2 0-0 5, Shinglton 1 2-6 4, Evans 1 1-2 3, Fitzpatrick 0 1-2 1, Jajack 0 1-2 1.  TOTAL 19 17-25 57.

3-Pointers (2): D. Iero, Schick

Team FT: 17-25 68%

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 6-12-11-10–39

North Canton 14-22-10-11–57

Fouls: 23-17 Louisville

Records: North Canton 19-4; Louisville 4-19

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Lake 70, Louisville 24 (2/19)

LEOPARDS: Parks 3 1-3 9, Mathie 3 0-1 6, Schooley 2 1-2 5, Hoover 1 0-0 2, Noble 0 2-4 2.  TOTAL 9 4-11 24.

3-Pointers (2): Parks (2)

Team FT: 4-11 36%

BLUE STREAKS: Peach 4 5-6 13, Belinsky 3 4-4 12, Spotleson 5 1-2 11, Chase Vauldrin 4 1-3 9, Brooks 2 0-1 5, McBride 1 0-0 3, Myers 1 0-0 3, Sitzlar 1 0-0 3, Chandler Vauldrin 1 1-2 3, Flower 1 0-0 2, Leopold 1 0-0 2, Nisly 1 0-0 2, Schlabach 1 0-0 2.  TOTAL 26 12-18 70.

3-Pointers (6): Belinsky (2), Brooks, McBride, Myers, Sitzlar

Team FT: 12-18 67%

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 8-7-3-6–24

Lake 19-15-23-13–70

Fouls: 16-15 Louisville

Records: Lake 19-3, Louisville 4-18

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