Boys Basketball In Elite Company After Win at Minerva

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Louisville 69, Minerva 45

The Louisville Leopards rolled to a 69-45 win over the host Minerva Lions in Boys Basketball action Louisville Leopards Basketball Best Starts to SeasonsTuesday Evening. With the victory, the Leopards become just the fifth Louisville Boys Basketball team since 1930 to begin a season with seven consecutive victories. They are now 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the NBC.

The “Two Towers” led the way for the Leopards. Drew Noble scored a game-high 15 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, while Blake Hoover dropped in 14 points and snagged a game-high 13  boards. Jake Adams and Jake Pukys also tallied 8 points a piece. Setting up these top scorers were Joe Crank, Matt Eddins, and Brody Hahn who dished out 3 assists each.

Louisville was in control the entire way and outscored Minerva (1-7, 0-4) by a count of 41-22 in the Beatty's Sports I love Footballsecond half. The Lions were led by Austin Catlett who scored a team-high 8 points. Joey Gill, Brett Russell, and Connor Wright also added 6 points each for Minerva.

With the victory, Leopards Head Coach Tom Siegfried (77-82) again moves up the Louisville Coaching All-Time Win list. He joins Matt Miglich (77-52) and Wayne Ashbaugh (77-69) for second place and stands only behind Bill Eddins (101-74) for the top spot.

The Leopards have now defeated the Lions 10 out of the last 11 times they have faced off which includes winning 5 out of the last 6 at Minerva. Louisville now leads the all-time series 84-68 dating back to 1926.

JV: Louisville 59, Minerva 40

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the Canton Central Catholic Crusaders on Friday, January 2. JV will begin at 6:00 PM and Varsity will follow at approximately 7:30 PM.

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Records: Louisville 7-0, 4-0; Minerva 1-7, 0-4

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