Louisville Surges in 3rd Quarter to Win at West Branch – Boys Basketball

Louisville 56, West Branch 38

The Louisville Leopards Boys Varsity Basketball Team used a dominating second half to turn a close Beatty's Sports Louisville Leopards Basketball 2016-17 Hoodiegame into a 56-38 road victory over the host West Branch Warriors Tuesday Night. With the victory, Louisville improves to 9-6 overall and 8-1 in the NBC.

Chris Libertore again spearheaded the Leopards efforts with a game-high 20 points and a game-high 5 rebounds. Jared Mathie also scored 11 points and Brandon Wahl added 9 for Louisville.

The Leopards edged the Warriors 17-13 in the first quarter and the two teams played even in the second quarter to keep the difference at 4 points during the half. Louisville surged ahead by outscoring West Branch 18-4 during the third quarter to take a 46-28 lead into the fourth quarter. The Leopards and Warriors each scored 10 points in the final period and Louisville took the game.

The two squads made the most out of their shot attempts from the field. The Leopards shot 59% (23 of 39) from the floor, while the Warriors made 50% (16 of 32) of their field goal attempts. Louisville also held an 18-11 edge in rebounding and forced 7 steals on defense. Derek Zeller finished with a game-high 3 thefts for LHS.


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West Branch (5-9, 1-8) was led by TJ DeShields who dropped home a team-high 15 points. Brett Butcher also scored 11 and Michael Boosz finished with 6 points & a game-leading 5 rebounds.

With the victory, the Leopards have now defeated the Warriors 9 straight times overall and 5 consecutive times at West Branch. Louisville now leads the all-time series 55-24 dating back to the 1962-63 season.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the Alliance Aviators on Friday, January 27 in a battle for first place in the NBC. JV will start at 6:00 PM and Varsity will follow around 7:30 PM.

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VARSITY STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 56, WARRIORS 38

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 17-11-18-10–56

West Branch 13-11-4-10–38

TEAM STATS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
West Branch 13 11 4 10 38 (L)
FOULS 4 3 2 2 11
REB 4 2 3 2 11
OREB 1 1 1 0 3
DREB 3 1 2 2 8
TO 2 1 4 2 9
Louisville 17 11 18 10 56 (W)
FOULS 1 5 4 3 13
REB 6 4 4 4 18
OREB 2 3 1 1 7
DREB 4 1 3 3 11
TO 1 2 0 4 7
Team
Player
No.
GP
MIN
PTS
PPG
FG/FGA
FG%
2P/2PA
2P%
3P/3PA
3P%
FT/FTA
FT%
REB
OR
DR
AST
STL
BLK
BLKR
DEF
TO
POT
SCP
EFF
PIR
+ / –
PF
PFR
CD
Louisville Jones 00 1 5:54 0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Louisville King 3 1 4:37 2 2.0 1/2 50.0 1/1 100.0 0/1 0.0 0/0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 0
Louisville Hahn 5 1 24:06 4 4.0 2/4 50.0 2/4 50.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 4 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 18 0 0 0
Louisville Wahl 10 1 18:07 9 9.0 4/5 80.0 3/3 100.0 1/2 50.0 0/0 0.0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 8 9 23 1 0 0 0.00
Louisville McCartney 12 1 5:54 0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Louisville Zeller 20 1 16:03 6 6.0 2/4 50.0 2/2 100.0 0/2 0.0 2/2 100.0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 13 4 0 0
Louisville Mathie 22 1 17:16 11 11.0 4/7 57.1 3/5 60.0 1/2 50.0 2/4 50.0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 6 15 3 0 0 0.50
Louisville Libertore 23 1 23:05 20 20.0 9/15 60.0 8/12 66.7 1/3 33.3 1/2 50.0 5 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 17 18 17 1 0 0 0.00
Louisville Zuppe 24 1 14:20 2 2.0 0/1 0.0 0/1 0.0 0/0 0.0 2/2 100.0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 3 0 0
Louisville Hartline 30 1 8:41 0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Louisville C Jones 32 1 5:54 0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0
Louisville Ryan 40 1 5:54 2 2.0 1/1 100.0 1/1 100.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 -1 0 0 0
Louisville Burick 42 1 2:06 0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 -2 -2 -1 0 0 0 0.00
Louisville Hall 50 1 8:03 0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Louisville Total 56 56.0 23/39 59.0 20/29 69.0 3/10 30.0 7/10 70.0 18 7 11 2 7 0 0 0 7 7 3 44 57 90 13 0 0 0.29
West Branch Everett 1 1 14:36 2 2.0 1/2 50.0 1/2 50.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 -8 1 0 0
West Branch Butcher 2 1 23:32 11 11.0 4/7 57.1 3/5 60.0 1/2 50.0 2/2 100.0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 8 -18 1 0 0 0.00
West Branch Scarpitti 3 1 3:12 0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0 2 2 0 0
West Branch Glista 11 1 22:37 2 2.0 1/3 33.3 1/2 50.0 0/1 0.0 0/0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0 -14 2 0 0
West Branch Pidgeon 13 1 12:57 0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Branch Leone 15/5 1 26:07 0 0.0 0/2 0.0 0/1 0.0 0/1 0.0 0/0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 -8 -5 -18 3 0 0 0.00
West Branch A 20 1 21:56 6 6.0 2/3 66.7 1/1 100.0 1/2 50.0 1/2 50.0 5 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 9 -11 1 0 0 0.00
West Branch DeShields 22 1 29:10 15 15.0 7/13 53.8 7/11 63.6 0/2 0.0 1/2 50.0 3 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 9 10 -11 1 0 0 0.00
West Branch Zuchowski 23 1 5:53 2 2.0 1/2 50.0 1/2 50.0 0/0 0.0 0/0 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 -12 0 0 0 0.00
West Branch Total 38 38.0 16/32 50.0 14/24 58.3 2/8 25.0 4/6 66.7 11 3 8 0 3 0 0 0 9 2 0 14 25 -90 11 0 0 0.00
Total Total 94 94.0 39/71 54.9 34/53 64.2 5/18 27.8 11/16 68.8 29 10 19 2 10 0 0 0 16 9 3 58 82 0 24 0 0 0.12

 Records: Louisville 9-6, 8-1; West Branch 5-9, 1-8

JV: Louisville 51, West Branch 35

The Leopards JV Team defeated the host Warriors 51-35 Tuesday Evening at WBHS. With the victory, Louisville improves to 12-3 overall and remains unbeaten in NBC contests at 9-0.

Davis Burick and Kaleb McCartney each scored a game-high 12 points to lead the Leopards. Scott Gronow, Colton Jones, and Cam King also scored 6 each for Louisville.

West Branch was led by Nick Scarpetti who hit 3 three-pointers to finish with a team-high 11. Cohen Lamp also broke doubled digits with 10 and Reese Berger finished with 8.

JV STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 51, WARRIORS 35

LEOPARDS: Burick 4 3-5 12, McCartney 5 1-2 12, Gronow 3 0-1 6, C. Jones 2 0-0 6, King 2 1-2 6, Bast 2 0-0 4, Pukys 1 0-0 3, T. Jones 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 20 5-10 51.

3-Pointers (6): C. Jones 2, Burick, King, McCartney, Pukys

Team FT: 5-10 50%

WARRIORS: Scarpetti 4 0-0 11, Lamp 4 2-3 10, Berger 3 2-6 8, Joseph 3 0-0 6. TOTAL 14 4-9 35.

3-Pointers (3): Scarpetti 3

Team FT: 4-9 44%

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 11-13-13-14—51

West Branch 6-7-17-5–35

Fouls: 14-10 Louisville

Turnovers: 25-10 West Branch

Records: Louisville 12-3, 9-0

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