Wahl Posts 32 as Louisville Scores Road Win At Salem – Boys Basketball

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Louisville 73, Salem 53

The Louisville Leopards Boys Varsity Basketball Team earned a 73-53 win over the host Salem Quakers at John A. Cabas Gymnasium Friday Night. With the win, Louisville improves to 11-5 overall and remains alone in first place in the NBC with a league mark of 8-2.

Louisville Leopards Basketball Navy Blue Shirt - Beatty's Sports 2017Brandon Wahl scorched the nets with a game-high 32 points to lead the Leopards. His performance included hitting 6 three-pointers and making a perfect 8 of 8 free throws from the line. Derek Zeller also scored 15 points, Cameron King added 9, and Spencer Hall tacked on 8 to round out the LHS top scorers.

This is the second straight year that a Louisville player scored over 30 in a game at Salem. Chris Libertore also dropped in 39 in a 77-65 win at Salem last year. Previously Wahl hit 7 three-pointers and scored 31 points to lead the JV Leopards to a 64-53 road win at Salem as a Sophomore.

Louisville built a 20-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and led throughout. They took a 30-23 lead into the half and held a double digit 49-39 lead at the end of three. Wahl scored 10 in the fourth quarter to help the Leopards double their advantage in outscoring Salem 24-14 in the final eight minutes.

The Quakers (7-9, 3-7) were led by Mitch Davidson who finished with a team-high 30 points. Zach Bezon also scored 7 and Seth Shivers added 5.

With the victory, Louisville has now defeated Salem in 10 straight meetings including the past 5 at John A. Cabas Gymnasium. The Leopards are now 11-3 against the Quakers since Salem joined the league in the 2011-12 season. Louisville also leads the all-time series 13-5 dating back to the first known game between the two schools in 1946.


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UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the Marlington Dukes on Tuesday, February 6. JV will begin at 6:00 PM and Varsity will follow around 7:30 PM.

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Varsity Statistics

LEOPARDS 73, QUAKERS 53

Louisville 20-10-19-24—73

Salem 8-15-16-14—53

LEOPARDS: Wahl 9 8-8 32, Zeller 6 2-2 15, King 2 4-4 9, Hall 4 0-0 8, Burick 1 0-0 2, Chambers 1 0-0 2, Jones 0 2-2 2, Zuppe 0 2-2 2, Hartline 0 1-2 1. TOTAL 23 19-20 73.

3-Pointers (8): Wahl 6, King, Zeller

Team FT: 19-20 95%

QUAKERS: Davidson 9 10-20 30, Bezon 3 0-2 7, Shivers 1 2-4 5, Johnson 2 0-0 4, Campolito 1 0-1 2, Gibson 1 0-0 2, Lehwald 1 0-0 2., Walters 0 1-2 1. TOTAL 18 13-29 53.

3-Pointers (4): Davidson 2, Bezon, Shivers

Team FT: 13-29 45%

 

Fouls: 24-20 Louisville

Turnovers: 19-15 Salem

Records: Louisville 11-5, 8-2; Salem 7-9, 3-7

JV: Louisville 56, Salem 44

JV Statistics

LEOPARDS 56, QUAKERS 44

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 18-21-6-11—56

Salem 5-6-14-19—44

LEOPARDS: Pukys 4 0-0 8, Noble 3 1-2 7, Pickens 2 2-2 7, Hoffman 1 4-4 6, Staley 2 2-2 6, Wright 2 0-0 6, Chambers 2 0-1 5, Rode 2 0-0 5, Croxton 1 0-0 2, Gronow 1 0-0 2, Halisinski 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 21 9-11 56.

3-Pointers (5): Wright 2, Chambers, Pickens, Rode

Team FT: 9-11 81%

QUAKERS: Walter 6 0-0 13, Caldwell 1 2-2 5, Duncan 2 1-2 5, Owen 2 0-2 4, Snyder 1 2-2 4, Campolito 1 1-1 3, Cannon 1 1-2 3, Metzgar 1 0-0 2, Ulrich 1 0-0 2, Wilson 1 0-0 2, Lehwald 0 1-2 1. TOTAL 17 8-13 44.

3-Pointers (2): Caldwell, Walter

Team FT: 8-13 62%

 

Fouls: 15-10 Salem

Turnovers: 27-15 Salem

Records: Louisville 12-4, 9-1

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