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Boys Basketball Tames Lions 65-37

Louisville 65, Minerva 37

The Louisville Leopards Boys Varsity Basketball team mauled the host Minerva Lions 65-37 Tuesday Beatty's Long Sleeve Leopards Shirt Printed SleeveNight at Minerva High School. With the victory, Louisville improves to 14-4 overall and 9-3 in the NBC.

Drew Noble scored a game-high 27 points and pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds to lead the Leopards. Chris Libertore also dropped home 18 points, Brody Hahn scored 5 points & had 3 steals, and Jake Pukys finished with 5 points & a game-high 6 assists.

Louisville dominated the stat sheet. They out-rebounded Minerva 33-17, which included a 10-3 advantage on the offensive glass. The Leopards also shot 52% (27 of 52) from the floor, while holding the Lions to a 32% (14 of 44) night from the field. On defense, Louisville recorded 11 steals, had 3 blocks, and forced 16 Minerva turnovers.

The Lions (4-16, 1-11) were led by Ethan Hall who hit 4 of their 7 three-pointers to finish with a team-Order Leopard Nation Highlight Videohigh 15 points. Adam Gross also scored 7 points and Connor Wright finished with 6 points & 3 assists for Minerva.

With the victory, the Leopards have now defeated the Lions in 13 of their past 14 meetings overall. Louisville now leads the all-time series 88-68.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the Canton South Wildcats on Friday, February 5. JV will begin at 6:00 PM and Varsity will follow around 7:30 PM.

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VARSITY STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 65, LIONS 37

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 21-12-18-14–65

Minerva 9-13-7-8–37

Louisville Leopards at Minerva Lions Boys Basketball Box Score 2-2-2016

Records: Louisville 14-4, 9-3; Minerva 4-16, 1-11

JV: Louisville 49, Minerva 34

The Leopards JV Squad downed the host Lions 49-34 at MHS Tuesday Evening. With the victory, Order Leopard Nation Highlight VideoLouisville improves to 14-4 overall and is now 11-1 against NBC foes.

Jared Mathie scored a game-high 14 points to lead the Leopards. Brandon Wahl also broke double figures with 10 and both Travis Jones and Derek Zeller added 6 a piece.

The Lions were led by Reid Miller who scored a team-high 10 points. Mitchell Myers and Jacob Stewart also added 5 each.

JV STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 49, LIONS 34

LEOPARDS: Mathie 6 1-3 14, Wahl 3 2-2 10, Zeller 3 0-0 6, Jones 3 0-0 6, Chaplik 2 0-2 4, Degenhart 1 2-2 4, Hartline 1 0-0 3, Zuppe 0 2-2 2. TOTAL 18 7-12 49.

3-Pointers (6): Birne (2), Wahl (2), Hartline, Mathie

Team FT:  7-12 58%

LIONS: Miller 3 4-8 10, Myers 1 3-5 5, Stewart 1 3-6 5, Catlett 0 3-5 3, Boord 1 0-0 2, Croston 1 0-0 2, Kimble 0 2-2 2, Lowmiller 0 2-2 2, Worstall 1 0-0 2, Neikirk 0 1-2 1. TOTAL 8 18-29 34.

3-Pointers: None

Team FT:  18-29 62%

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 10-20-12-7—49

Minerva 4-7-11-12–34

Fouls: 24-17 Louisville

Turnovers: 21-17 Minerva

Records: Louisville 14-4, 11-1

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