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Boldon Leads Leopards Past Wildcats at Hardwood Classic – Boys Basketball

Tyler Boldon Louisville Leopards Boys Basketball Hardwood Classic MVP 2020

Louisville 52, Canton South 45

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Lingenhoel Group - Arden and Lisa Lingenhoel - Cutler Real Estate AdThe Louisville Leopards Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated the Canton South Wildcats 52-45 Saturday Afternoon at the Hardwood Classic held at Massillon Washington High School. With the victory, Louisville is now 3-2 on the season. 

Junior shooting guard Tyler Boldon cashed in on 3 three-pointers and finished with a game-high 15 points to lead the Leopards. He was named team MVP and was honored after the game ended. Senior Cory Noble also scored 14 points and senior Broc Pickens added 8 points for Louisville.


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Blackmon Leads South, Louisville Pulls Away

Senior point guard Shamar Blackmon, Canton South’s team MVP, scored all of his team-high 10 points in the opening quarter. Despite the effort, the Leopards still led 15-12 after one and LHS pulled ahead 29-21 by halftime.

Louisville continued to build their advantage in the second half by outscoring the Wildcats 13-8 in the third quarter to take a double digit 42-29 lead into the final eight minutes. Canton South trimmed the deficit by outscoring the Leopards 16-10 in the fourth quarter, but it would not be enough to overtake Louisville.

Senior center Luke Hattery matched Blackmon in scoring a team-high 10 points for the Wildcats. Junior point guard Cam Haut also hit a pair of three-pointers and finished with 8 points for South.


Louisville Vs. Canton South Series

My Fit Life Personal Trainer Side AdThe Leopards have now won 6 straight over the Wildcats, which matches their longest winning streak over South (1990-93, 2008-11) in the rivalry overall. Louisville still trails the all-time series 53-95 with records dating back to when the Louisville Blue Raiders took on Canton Township Wildcats in 1933. The series is now knotted 3-3 when played at a neutral site with the Leopards taking the last 3 meetings played on a neutral court overall.

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UP NEXT: The Leopards are next scheduled to travel to face Canton McKinley on Wednesday, December 23. JV will begin at 5:30 PM and Varsity will follow around 7:00 PM.

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VARSITY STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 52, WILDCATS 45

Canton South 12-9-8-16—45

Louisville 15-14-13-10—52

WILDCATS: Blackmon 4 1-4 10, Hattery 5 0-0 10, Hart 3 0-0 8, Burchfield 2 0-0 5, Brooks 2 0-0 4, Pritchard 2 0-1 4, Karovic 0 2-2 2, Noll 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 19 3-7 45

3-Pointers (4): Hart 2, Blackmon, Burchfield

Team FT: 3-7 43%

LEOPARDS: Boldon 6 0-2 15, Noble 5 4-5 14, Pickens 3 2-3 8, Lingenhoel 2 2-2 6, Hoffman 1 0-0 3, Aljancic 1 0-0 2, Haren 1 0-0 2, Nigro 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 20 8-12 52.

3-Pointers (4): Boldon 3, Hoffman

Team FT: 8-12 67%

 

Fouls: 15-13 Canton South

Turnovers: 16-16

 Records: Louisville 3-2

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