Leopards Set Scoring Record in 106-85 Win Over Alliance – Boys Basketball

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Louisville 106, Alliance 85

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Lingenhoel Group - Arden and Lisa Lingenhoel - Cutler Real Estate AdThe Louisville Leopards Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated the visiting Alliance Aviators 106-85 during a record setting Saturday Night at Louisville High School. The Leopards have now won 14 of their last 15 games and improve to 14-3 on the season with the victory.

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Nigro Scores Career High 41

Jenny Can Cleaning AdJunior guard Hayden Nigro scored 25 of his career high 41 points in the second half to lead Louisville. He also set the Leopards single game record with 19 made free throws on 23 attempts. Nigro would score 9 of his 11 fourth quarter points from the charity line as well.

The previous individual record for most free throws made in a single game was 15 held by three Leopard alumni. They included Owen Gramoy (2011), Michael Brown (2010), and Matt Schooley (2008).

Staggat Media Interview with Beau Siegfried & Hayden Nigro

Four Leopards Combine for 102 Points

Equitable Advisors - Bryce MathieSophomore point guard Beau Siegfried finished with stat line of 23 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals. He made 3 of Louisville’s 7 three-pointers in the game. Siegfried was also a perfect 8 for 8 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.

Senior wing Will Aljancic also scored in every quarter en rout to 21 points for the Leopards. Sophomore forward Brayden Gross scored 17 points while pulling down a team high 18 rebounds for the night.

Altogether Nigro, Siegfried, Aljancic, and Gross combined for 102 of Louisville’s 106 points in the game. Sophomore post Kolton Loy and sophomore forward Ashton Marshall also recorded buckets that proved to be the difference in setting a new single game point total for the blue and white.

Louisville Breaks 68 Year Old Scoring Record

This is just the second time in school history that the Leopards have reached the century mark. The 106 points scored Friday Night is a new school record, breaking the previous mark of 102 set 68 seasons prior. The Louisville Leopards previously trounced the visiting Middlebranch Diamonds 102-50 back on February 12, 1955.

Consistent scoring in each quarter proved key in both 1955 and 2023. Neither record setting team exceeded 28 points in any quarter and no quarter scoring records were set Saturday night. A steady dose of offense in each period helped make the record achievable.

The 54 points scored by the Leopards in the second half is also the known school record. It eclipsed the 52 points scored in the second half by that 1955 Louisville team in that same game against Middlebranch.

Highest Scoring Game in Leopard History

My Fit Life Personal Trainer Side AdThe 191 combined points is also a Leopard basketball record, shattering a mark set nearly 52 years ago to the day. The total surpassed the previous mark of 177 set when Louisville defeated visiting Jackson 90-87 on January 29, 1971. 

The Aviators jumped out to a 10-4 lead through the first three minutes of the game. Louisville responded by doubling up Alliance 20-10 for the remainder of the period in taking a 24-20 advantage at the end of the first. The Leopards would begin the second quarter on a 9-0 run to up their advantage to double digits. LHS never looked back in taking a 52-32 edge into the locker room before opening up a 25-point lead twice in the third quarter. 

A late Aviator surge allowed them to nip the Leopards 28-27 in the third quarter, but Louisville still remained in the driver’s seat 79-60. Alliance continued to score and continued to foul in the final stanza. This granted Louisville the opportunity to set the team scoring record. The Leopards were able to achieve the feat while outscoring the Aviators 27-25 in the fourth quarter.

Louisville sunk 35 of 43 (81%) free throws as a team, which included converting 19 of 22 (86%) in the final quarter. The Aviators out-fouled the Leopards 26-18 for the game, which included 11 fouls in the fourth quarter while LHS was in the bonus.

Straggat Media Interview with Head Coach Tom Siegfried

Five Aviators Finish in Double Figures

The Aviators were led by junior point guard Ramhir Hawkins who dropped in a team high 18. Other top scorers for Alliance included Freshman point guard Jr Jackson with 17 and senior center Diego Allen with 14. Junior power forward K’Vaughn Davis and junior power forward Brendan Zurbrugg also reached double digits with 10 each.

The Leopards have now won in 2 of the last 3 seasons against their former NBC nemesis. Alliance still leads the all-time series 46-19 dating back to 1928. 

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UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the North Canton Hoover Vikings on Friday, February 3. JV will begin at 5:30 PM with Varsity following around 7:00 PM from Louisville High School. 

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Alliance at Louisville Varsity Statistics


Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Alliance 20-12-28-25–85

Louisville 24-28-27-27–106

AVIATORS: Hawkins 8 1-2 18, Jackson 6 4-4 17, Allen 7 0-0 14, Davis 3 3-3 10, Zurbrugg 4 1-3 10, Rodriguez 1 6-6 8, Ka. Davis 3 0-0 6, McClendon 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 33 15-18 85.

3-Pointers (4): Davis, Hawkins, Jackson, Zurbrugg

Team FT: 15-18 83%

LEOPARDS: Nigro 10 19-23 41, Siegfried 6 8-8 23, Aljancic 7 6-8 21, Gross 7 2-4 17, Loy 1 0-0 2, Marshall 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 32 35-43 106.

3-Pointers (7): Siegfried 3, Nigro 2, W. Aljancic, Gross

Team FT: 35-43 81%


Fouls: 26-18 Alliance

Records: Louisville 14-3

JV: Louisville 47, Alliance 33

JV Statistics


Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Alliance 6-12-5-10–33

Louisville 17-8-14-8–47

AVIATORS: Thomas 6 0-2 12, Hawkins 3 0-0 8, Fast 2 1-2 6, Crockett 2 0-0 4, Pasco 1 0-0 2, Sears 0 1-1 1. TOTAL 14 2-6 33.

3-Pointers (3): Hawkins 2, Fast

Team FT: 2-6 33%

LEOPARDS: Andrejcik 7 2-2 18, Dougherty 3 3-4 10, T. Aljancic 3 0-0 8, Boldon 2 0-0 4, Leghart 1 2-2 4, Norris 1 0-0 2, Whitted 0 1-2 1. TOTAL 17 8-10 47.

3-Pointers (5): Andrejcik 2, T. Aljancic 2, Dougherty

Team FT: 8-10 80%


Fouls: 13-9 Louisville

Records: Louisville 7-3

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