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Canton South 2nd Quarter Run Spells ‘Doom’ for Louisville

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Canton South 50, Louisville 35

Canton South used a 12-0 run during the final six minutes of the first half to build their advantage before clawing their way to a 50-35 victory over host Louisville Friday night.  Armond Fontes led all scorers with 17 and Trey Taylor also aided the Wildcats by adding 12.

Louisville was led by Ronnie Carter’s team-high 10 points, Blake Hoover & Alex Schooley that each scored 8, and Alex Hollifield who tallied 7.  Carter also hit 2 three-pointers, while Hollifield Beatty's Winter Hoodiesand Schooley added one a piece.

The Wildcats led by as many as 19 points in the second half, but the Leopards could only manage to trim the lead to 11 late in the fourth.  Canton South only committed 6 fouls for the entire contest and Louisville did not make them pay for those few as they shot just 16% (1 of 6) from the line.

The loss marks Louisville’s first at home against Canton South since a 53-52 defeat on January 18, 2008.  Counting Friday’s loss, the Leopards have taken 7 out of the last 9 overall in the series from the Wildcats.

Canton South remains a perfect 6-0, 4-0 on the season and will be looking to contend for the league crown.  For Louisville they drop to 1-5, 0-3  and will look to get back on track next Friday when they host the Minerva Lions.

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STATISTICS

WILDCATS 50, LEOPARDS 35

WILDCATS: Fontes 5 5-6 17, Taylor 4 4-4 12, Deckerd 3 0-0 7, Lyon 3 0-5 6, Merriweather 2 0-0 4, Jolliff 0 2-2 2, Newell 0 2-2 2.  TOTAL 17 13-19 50.

3-Pointers (3): Fontes (2), Deckerd

Team FT: 13-19 68%

LEOPARDS: Carter 4 0-2 10, Hoover 4 0-0 8, Schooley 3 1-2 8, Hollifield 3 0-2 7, Minster 1 0-0 2.  TOTAL 15 1-6 35

3-Pointers (4): Carter (2), Hollifield, Schooley

Team FT: 1-6 16%

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Canton South 12-16-12-10–50

Louisville 8-6-7-14–35

Fouls: 14-6 Louisville

Records: Canton South 6-0, 4-0; Louisville 1-5, 0-3

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the Minerva Lions on Friday, December 28.  JV will begin at 6:00, while Varsity will follow at approximately 7:30.

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JV: Canton South 53, Louisville 45

Canton South closed the game on a 28-4 run over the final 10 minutes to erase a Louisville lead that had once been 16.  The Wildcats also held the Leopards without a field goal during the entire fourth quarter before winning the contest 53-45.

The Leopards were led by Stephen Kerzan with 9 points, while Brock Haren, Jake Pukys, and Austin Shaheen all scored 8 a piece.  Haren also hit 2 three-pointers for the Leps, while Kerzan and Pukys each added a triple as well.

The Wildcats were led by Garrett Crum who scored a game-high 13 points and also buried 2 three-pointers.  Demetrius Barrino also dropped in 9 and Malik Campbell added 8 to help lead South.

The Leopards JV Squad is now 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the NBC.

STATISTICS

WILDCATS 53, LEOPARDS 45

WILDCATS: Crum 5 1-2 13, Barrino 3 3-4 9, Campbell 4 0-1 8, Dubina 1 5-7 7, Nicoletti 3 1-2 7, Larsen 1 1-1 3, Coleman 1 0-0 2, Flores 1 0-0 2, Ickes 0 2-4 2.  TOTAL 19 13-21 53.

3-Pointers (2): Crum (2)

Team FT: 13-21 62%

LEOPARDS: Kerzan 4 0-0 9, Haren 3 0-0 8, Pukys 3 1-2 8, Shaheen 4 0-0 8, Mathie 2 2-5 6, Graybeal 2 1-2 5, Lairson 0 1-2 1.  TOTAL 14 5-11 45.

3-Pointers (4): Haren (2), Kerzan, Pukys

Team FT: 5-11 45%

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Canton South 10-9-13-21–53

Louisville 11-15-16-3–45

Fouls: 16-14 Canton South

Records: Louisville 3-2, 2-1

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