Leopards “King” of Jungle Against Lions 61-51 – Boys Basketball

Louisville 61, Minerva 51

The Louisville Leopards Boys Varsity Basketball Team earned a double digit 61-51 victory over the visiting Minerva Lions Tuesday Night at Louisville High School. Beatty's Sports Grey Hoodie - Winter 2017With the victory, Louisville improves to 11-7 overall and is now 10-2 against the NBC.

Chris Libertore scored 11 of his team-high 19 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Leopards. Cam King also hit home 3 three-pointers in scoring all 11 of his points during the second period. Derek Zeller rounded out Louisville’s top scorers by breaking double digits with 10.

The Lions jumped out to the early lead and went up 16-13 at the end of the first quarter. However, the Leopards answered back with a 12-0 run to start the second quarter in taking a 25-16 advantage. 


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Louisville never trailed again. They remained ahead 30-23 at the break and Grove Appliance Alliance Ohio Admaintained that advantage in the third quarter to go ahead 41-33. 

Libertore, who had a relatively quiet game prior to the fourth quarter, began to heat up and helped the Leopards close out the game. Louisville hit 10 of 14 free throws as a team in the final period  to ice the contest.

Minerva (11-8, 7-5) was led by Connor Wright who poured in a game-high 21 points. Brock Croston also hit 2 of the Lions 4 three-pointers to finish with 16 and Jack Hanley added 5.

 

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UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to Canton South to take on the Wildcats on Friday, February 10. JV will begin at 6:00 PM and Varsity will follow around 7:30 PM. This will be the final game played at Charles “Red” Ash Gymnasium. 

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VARSITY STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 61, LIONS 51

LIONS: Wright 8 4-5 21, Croston 6 2-2 16, Hanley 1 2-2 5, Gross 1 0-0 3, Russell 1 1-2 3, Myers 1 0-0 2, Lowe 0 1-2 1. TOTAL 18 10-13 51.

3-Pointers (4): Croston 2, Gross, Wright

Team FT: 10-13 77%

LEOPARDS: Libertore 6 6-8 19, King 3 2-2 11, Zeller 3 3-4 10, Hahn 2 3-4 7, Mathie 2 1-1 5, Wahl 2 0-0 5, Hartline 2 0-0 4. TOTAL 20 15-19 61.

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

Team FT: 15-19 79%

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Minerva 16-7-10-18–51

Louisville 13-17-11-20–61

Fouls: 15-15

Turnovers: 9-8 Louisville

Records: Louisville 11-7, 10-2

JV: Louisville 51, Minerva 50

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The Leopards JV Team survived a furious Minerva fourth quarter rally to edge the Lions 51-50 Tuesday Evening at LHS. With the victory, Louisville improves their overall record to 15-3 and keeps their NBC record unblemished at 12-0.

 Colton Jones made 3 of the Leopards 10 three-pointers and finished with a team-high 11 points to lead Louisville. Kaleb McCartney also scored 8 and the trio of Scott Gronow, Cam King, and Allen Staley all scored 7 each. King added 11 to his total in the Varsity game to give him a total of 18 for the night.

The Leopards took control of the game early on and remained comfortably ahead 46-25 at the end of the third quarter. Stunningly, the Lions mounted a furious rally in doubling their point total with a 25 point fourth quarter. Minerva nearly erased a double digit deficit in the final 75 seconds of the game before Louisville earned victory by the narrowest of margins.

JV STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 51, LIONS 50

LIONS: Kimble 6 1-3 17, Catlett 4 0-2 10, Baumgardner 3 1-2 9, Lowmiller 4 1-2 9, Kinsey 1 0-0 2, Worstall 0 2-2 2, Boord 0 1-2 1. TOTAL 18 6-13 50.

3-Pointers (8): Kimble 4, Baumgardner 2, Catlett 2

Team FT: 6-13 46%

LEOPARDS: C. Jones 4 0-0 11, McCartney 3 0-0 8, Gronow 2 1-2 7, King 3 0-0 7, Staley 3 0-0 7, Burick 2 0-0 4, Pukys 1 0-3 3, Bast 1 0-1 2, Hall 1 0-0 2, Wright 0 0-1 0. TOTAL 20 1-7 51.

3-Pointers (10): C. Jones 3, Gronow 2, McCartney 2, King, Pukys, Staley

Team FT: 1-7 14%

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Minerva 10-5-10-25–50

Louisville 18-14-14-5–51

Fouls: 17-11 Minerva

Records: Louisville 15-3, 12-0

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