Louisville Surges in 3rd Quarter to Win at West Branch – Boys Basketball

Louisville Leopards Boys Varsity Basketball Team at Minerva Lions

Louisville 56, West Branch 38

The Louisville Leopards Boys Varsity Basketball Team used a dominating second half to turn a close Beatty's Sports Louisville Leopards Basketball 2016-17 Hoodiegame into a 56-38 road victory over the host West Branch Warriors Tuesday Night. With the victory, Louisville improves to 9-6 overall and 8-1 in the NBC.

Chris Libertore again spearheaded the Leopards efforts with a game-high 20 points and a game-high 5 rebounds. Jared Mathie also scored 11 points and Brandon Wahl added 9 for Louisville.

The Leopards edged the Warriors 17-13 in the first quarter and the two teams played even in the second quarter to keep the difference at 4 points during the half. Louisville surged ahead by outscoring West Branch 18-4 during the third quarter to take a 46-28 lead into the fourth quarter. The Leopards and Warriors each scored 10 points in the final period and Louisville took the game.

The two squads made the most out of their shot attempts from the field. The Leopards shot 59% (23 of 39) from the floor, while the Warriors made 50% (16 of 32) of their field goal attempts. Louisville also held an 18-11 edge in rebounding and forced 7 steals on defense. Derek Zeller finished with a game-high 3 thefts for LHS.


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West Branch (5-9, 1-8) was led by TJ DeShields who dropped home a team-high 15 points. Brett Butcher also scored 11 and Michael Boosz finished with 6 points & a game-leading 5 rebounds.

With the victory, the Leopards have now defeated the Warriors 9 straight times overall and 5 consecutive times at West Branch. Louisville now leads the all-time series 55-24 dating back to the 1962-63 season.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the Alliance Aviators on Friday, January 27 in a battle for first place in the NBC. JV will start at 6:00 PM and Varsity will follow around 7:30 PM.

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VARSITY STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 56, WARRIORS 38

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 17-11-18-10–56

West Branch 13-11-4-10–38

TEAM STATS1st2nd3rd4thFinal
West Branch131141038 (L)
FOULS432211
REB423211
OREB11103
DREB31228
TO21429
Louisville1711181056 (W)
FOULS154313
REB644418
OREB23117
DREB413311
TO12047
Team
Player
No.
GP
MIN
PTS
PPG
FG/FGA
FG%
2P/2PA
2P%
3P/3PA
3P%
FT/FTA
FT%
REB
OR
DR
AST
STL
BLK
BLKR
DEF
TO
POT
SCP
EFF
PIR
+ / –
PF
PFR
CD
LouisvilleJones0015:5400.00/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.00000000000000-1000
LouisvilleKing314:3722.01/250.01/1100.00/10.00/00.000000000000014100
LouisvilleHahn5124:0644.02/450.02/450.00/00.00/00.0422120000009918000
LouisvilleWahl10118:0799.04/580.03/3100.01/250.00/00.02020000017089231000.00
LouisvilleMcCartney1215:5400.00/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.00000000000000-1000
LouisvilleZeller20116:0366.02/450.02/2100.00/20.02/2100.0101030000004813400
LouisvilleMathie22117:161111.04/757.13/560.01/250.02/450.01011000020336153000.50
LouisvilleLibertore23123:052020.09/1560.08/1266.71/333.31/250.0532020002001718171000.00
LouisvilleZuppe24114:2022.00/10.00/10.00/00.02/2100.022000000000034300
LouisvilleHartline3018:4100.00/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.020200000000220000
LouisvilleC Jones3215:5400.00/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.01010000000011-1000
LouisvilleRyan4015:5422.01/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.00000000000022-1000
LouisvilleBurick4212:0600.00/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000000200-2-2-10000.00
LouisvilleHall5018:0300.00/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000000000001000
LouisvilleTotal5656.023/3959.020/2969.03/1030.07/1070.0187112700077344579013000.29
West BranchEverett1114:3622.01/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.01010000000012-8100
West BranchButcher2123:321111.04/757.13/560.01/250.02/2100.01010000010078-181000.00
West BranchScarpitti313:1200.00/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000000000-202200
West BranchGlista11122:3722.01/333.31/250.00/10.00/00.000000000000-20-14200
West BranchPidgeon13112:5700.00/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000000000000000
West BranchLeone15/5126:0700.00/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.000000000300-8-5-183000.00
West BranchA20121:5666.02/366.71/1100.01/250.01/250.05230100010089-111000.00
West BranchDeShields22129:101515.07/1353.87/1163.60/20.01/250.031202000320910-111000.00
West BranchZuchowski2315:5322.01/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.01010000010011-120000.00
West BranchTotal3838.016/3250.014/2458.32/825.04/666.71138030009201425-9011000.00
TotalTotal9494.039/7154.934/5364.25/1827.811/1668.829101921000016935882024000.12

 Records: Louisville 9-6, 8-1; West Branch 5-9, 1-8

JV: Louisville 51, West Branch 35

The Leopards JV Team defeated the host Warriors 51-35 Tuesday Evening at WBHS. With the victory, Louisville improves to 12-3 overall and remains unbeaten in NBC contests at 9-0.

Davis Burick and Kaleb McCartney each scored a game-high 12 points to lead the Leopards. Scott Gronow, Colton Jones, and Cam King also scored 6 each for Louisville.

West Branch was led by Nick Scarpetti who hit 3 three-pointers to finish with a team-high 11. Cohen Lamp also broke doubled digits with 10 and Reese Berger finished with 8.

JV STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 51, WARRIORS 35

LEOPARDS: Burick 4 3-5 12, McCartney 5 1-2 12, Gronow 3 0-1 6, C. Jones 2 0-0 6, King 2 1-2 6, Bast 2 0-0 4, Pukys 1 0-0 3, T. Jones 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 20 5-10 51.

3-Pointers (6): C. Jones 2, Burick, King, McCartney, Pukys

Team FT: 5-10 50%

WARRIORS: Scarpetti 4 0-0 11, Lamp 4 2-3 10, Berger 3 2-6 8, Joseph 3 0-0 6. TOTAL 14 4-9 35.

3-Pointers (3): Scarpetti 3

Team FT: 4-9 44%

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 11-13-13-14—51

West Branch 6-7-17-5–35

Fouls: 14-10 Louisville

Turnovers: 25-10 West Branch

Records: Louisville 12-3, 9-0

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