Louisville Now 4-4 After Win at Fitch – Boys Basketball

Louisville 76, Austintown Fitch 65

The Louisville Leopards Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated the host Austintown Fitch Falcons 76-Beatty's Sports Louisville Leopards Basketball 2016-17 Hoodie65 Tuesday Night at AFHS. With the victory, Louisville evens their record to 4-4 on the year.

Chris Libertore scored a team-high 24 points and Jared Mathie poured in 19 to lead the Leopards. Brody Hahn also dropped in 9 and both Brandon Wahl & Derek Zeller added 8 each for Louisville.

The Leopards edged the Falcons 19-17 in the first quarter before taking command of the game in the second quarter. Louisville took a 36-27 lead into the half and never relinquished their advantage. They outscored Austintown Fitch 40-38 in the second half to take the game.

The Falcons were led by Randy Smith who scored a game-high 25 points. Larry Harrington also scored 12 and Jakari Zumsolen dropped in 11 for Fitch.


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UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to Minerva to take on the Lions on Friday, January 6. JV will start at 6:00 PM and Varsity will follow around 7:30 PM.

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VARSITY STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 76, FALCONS 65

LEOPARDS: Libertore 7 9-14 24, Mathie 5 8-10 19, Hahn 3 3-4 9, Wahl 2 2-2 8, Zeller 3 2-3 8, Burick 3 0-0 6, Hartline 1 0-1 2. TOTAL 24 24-34 76.

3-Pointers (4): Wahl 2, Libertore, Mathie

Team FT: 24-34 71%

FALCONS: Smith 8 8-11 25, Harrington 5 2-3 12, Zumsolen 5 1-1 11, Beany 2 2-3 6, Bruff 2 0-0 6, Constance 2 1-2 5. TOTAL 24 14-20 65.

3-Pointers (3): Bruff 2, Smith

Team FT: 14-20 70%

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 19-17-16-24—76

Fitch 17-10-19-19—65

Fouls: 29-16 Fitch

Turnovers: 19-9 Fitch

Records: Louisville 4-4

JV: Louisville 60, Austintown Fitch 40

The Leopards JV Team earned a convincing 60-40 road victory against the Falcons Tuesday Evening at Austintown Fitch High School. With the victory, Louisville improves to 6-2 overall.

Colton Jones and Cameron King each scored a game-high 11 points and both hit a 3 three-pointers to lead the Leopards. Louisville canned 12 triples as a team, all in the first 3 quarters. Ryan Pukys also reached double digits with 10 for LHS.

Fitch was led by Jaros who scored a team-high 8. McKeever and Woodberry also added 7 a piece for the Falcons.

JV STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 60, FALCONS 40

LEOPARDS: C. Jones 3 2-2 11, King 4 0-0 11, Pukys 4 0-0 10, Wright 2 0-0 6, Bast 2 0-0 5, Gronow 2 0-0 5, T. Jones 2 1-2 5, McCartney 1 1-2 3, Hall 1 0-0 2, White 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 22 4-6 60.

3-Pointers (12): Jones 3, King 3, Pukys 2, Wright 2, Bast, Gronow

Team FT: 4-6 67%

FALCONS: Jaros 3 2-4 8, McKeever 3 0-0 7, Woodberry 3 1-2 7, Belcik 3 0-1 6, Cheatham 2 1-4 5, Leskovac 1 1-2 3, Dawkins 0 2-4 2, James 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 16 7-17 40.

3-Pointers (1): McKeever

Team FT: 7-17 41%

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 17-22-14-7—60

Fitch 5-9-10-16—40

Fouls: 13-10 Louisville

Turnovers: 15-14 Louisville

Records: Louisville 6-2

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