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Alliance Remains Atop NBC After Escaping Louisville

Louisville Leopards Boys Basketball Team 2014

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Alliance 62, Louisville 59

The Louisville Leopards lost a heartbreaker to the visiting Alliance Aviators 62-59 Saturday evening. As a result, Alliance remains alone in first place in the NBC and Louisville falls to third. The Leopards are now 7-4 overall and 4-2 in conference play.

Drew Noble did all he could to keep the Leopards in the contest as he scored 24 points, grabbed 14 Beatty's Sports Leopard Hoodierebounds, and blocked 2 shots. Blake Hoover also poured in 11 and both Bryce Mathie & Jake Pukys added 9 a piece. Mathie provided several sparks with 3 steals and Pukys also dished out 5 assists.

The Leopards scored the first 6 points of the contest and held a 9-2 advantage early on. However, the Aviators rocketed back to take a 27-26 halftime lead.

After a see-saw second half, Alliance used a 7-0 fourth quarter run to go up 55-47 with 4:23 left to play.  Louisville rallied back to get within 61-49, but they could not capitalize in the final seconds.

Alliance was without their leading scorer J.J. Kukura, but got plenty of production from Kordelle Phillips and Dale Dickson. Phillips dropped in 19 and Dickson poured in 17. They both hit 3 three-pointers each as the Aviators made 8 triples as a team.

With the loss, Louisville is now 14-39 all-time against Alliance.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the Tallmadge Blue Devils on Tuesday, January 14.

VARSITY STATISTICS

AVIATORS 62, LEOPARDS 59

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Alliance 11-16-18-17–62

Louisville 16-10-16-17–59

ALLIANCE AVIATORS STATISTICS

Player Name     3FGM3FGAFGMFGAFTMFTAPointsAsstsORebDRebBlockSteal
Dickson35513461730100
Martin133623930102
Phillips38614481901305
Brackett001534529101
Hood000000000000
Hammerton001200200000
Kukura000000000000
Blue000022200000
A.Williams131412411000
Fletcher000000000000
Williams002300401100
Totals8191947162562912708

LOUISVILLE LEOPARDS STATISTICS

 

Player Name     3FGM3FGAFGMFGAFTMFTAPointsAsstsORebDRebBlockSteal
Austin Shaheen000000000000
Joe Crank010100020202
Matt Eddins000000000000
Bryce Mathie024711912303
Andy Minster000000000000
Drew Noble00914672435922
Jake Pukys353500940001
Aj Minster010100000000
Chris Libertore030300011100
Brock Haren000000000000
Jake Adams232300620000
Blake Hoover0036571121000
Jake Mathie000000000000
John Lairson000000000000
Totals51521401215591591528

Fouls: 21-14 Louisville

Turnovers: 23-16 Louisville

Records:  Alliance 8-1, 6-0; Louisville 7-4, 4-2

JV: Louisville 61, Alliance 24

The Leopards JV team shutout the Aviators from the field in the opening quarter and continued to build on their lead throughout the remainder of the contest. Louisville won the game 61-24 to improve to 6-5 overall and 5-1 against NBC teams.

Brock Haren and John Lairson combined to match the Aviators total by scoring 12 each for the Leopards. Eleven different players scored for Louisville in the contest. Jared Holland also scored 7.

Alliance was led by DJ Hancock and Deverente Martin who scored 6 points each.

JV STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 61, AVIATORS 24

AVIATORS: Hancock 1 4-5 6, Martin 3 0-0 6, Blue 2 0-0 4, Payton 1 2-4 4, Hood 1 0-0 2, Thomas 0 1-2 1, Wright 0 1-2 1. TOTAL 8 8-13 24.

3-Pointers: None

Team FT: 8-13 62%

LEOPARDS: Haren 4 4-5 12, Lairson 5 2-2 12, Holland 3 0-0 7, Heater 3 0-2 6, Shaheen 3 0-2 6, J. Mathie 2 1-1 5, Hall 2 0-0 4, Hahn 1 0-0 3, Bast 1 0-0 2, Eddins 0 2-2 2, I. Mathie 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 25 9-14 61.

3-Pointers (2): Hahn, Holland

Team FT: 9-14 64%

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Alliance 1-7-9-7–24

Louisville 8-20-16-17–61

Fouls: 13-11 Louisville

Turnovers: 20-20

Records: Louisville 6-5, 5-1

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