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Louisville Suffers 1st Loss at Boardman 51-39 – Boys Basketball

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Boardman 51, Louisville 39

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The Louisville Leopards Boys Varsity Basketball Team fell to the host Boardman Spartans 51-39 Friday Night at Boardman High School. With the loss, Louisville falls to 2-1 on the young season.

Sophomore Will Aljancic made 3 three-pointers and scored a team-high 15 points to lead the Leopards. Senior Cory Noble also reached double digits with 12 points and junior AJ Lingenhoel added 4 points.


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Spartans Pull Away in the Fourth

Samantha's Grill AdThe two teams battled to a 16-16 tie at the end of the first quarter before Boardman pulled ahead 27-22 by halftime. Louisville made up slight ground in the third quarter to get to within 36-32 heading into the final period. 

In the fourth quarter, the Spartans used a 7-2 run to jump ahead 43-34 midway through the quarter. Boardman would go on to extend their advantage to double digits in earning their 51-39 win.



Leaders for Boardman

Jenny Can Cleaning AdThe Spartans (2-0) were led by Ethan Andersen who posted his second consecutive double-double with a game-high 16 points to go along with a team leading 11 rebounds. D.J. Evans also hit double figures with 10 points to go along with 6 boards. Other Boardman leaders included Spencer Smith who cashed in 3 of 4 three-point attempts to finish with 9 points and 4 rebounds, Luke Ryan who scored 8 points to go along with a team-high 4 assists, and Trey DePietro who pulled down 10 rebounds to go along with 6 points.

The Leopards have now lost their last three match-ups against the Spartans overall and have not won at Boardman in their 5 games played there since the start of the current series that began in 2015. Louisville is now 8-20 against the Spartans all-time in records dating back to 1933. Boardman holds a 6-2 edge in the current series played over the past 7 seasons.

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UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to face the New Philadelphia Quakers on Tuesday, December 15. JV will begin at 6:00 PM and Varsity will follow around 7:30 PM.

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VARSITY STATISTICS

SPARTANS 51, LEOPARDS 39

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 16-6-10-7—39

Boardman 16-11-9-15–51

LEOPARDS: Aljancic 5 2-2 15, Noble 6 0-2 12, Lingenhoel 2 0-0 4, Boldon 1 0-0 2, Hoffman 1 0-0 2, King 0 2-4 2, Pickens 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 16 4-8 39.

3-Pointers (3): Aljancic 3

Team FT: 4-8 50%

SPARTANS: Anderson 4 8-10 16, Evans 4 2-5 10, Smith 3 0-0 9, Ryan 2 3-3 8, DePietro 2 2-4 6, Ventresco 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 16 15-22 51.

3-Pointers (4): Smith 3, Ryan

Team FT: 15-22 68%

 

Fouls: 19-10 Louisville

Turnovers: 18-9 Boardman

Records: Louisville 2-1


JV: Louisville 32, Boardman 26

JV STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 32, SPARTANS 26

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 12-9-3-8—32

Boardman 6-8-4-9–27

LEOPARDS: Nigro 3 1-2 9, Cherry 0 7-10 7, Vesley 2 0-0 6, Mueller 1 3-8 5, Rode 1 0-1 3, Wymer 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 8 11-20 32.

3-Pointers (5): Nigro 2, Vesley 2, Rode

Team FT: 11-20 55%

SPARTANS: Colepetro 5 0-4 11, Zahran 3 2-4 8, Nawrocki 1 2-2 4, Mraz 1 0-0 2, Sinal 1 0-0 2, Micco 0 0-2 0. TOTAL 11 4-12 27.

3-Pointers (1): Colepetro

Team FT: 4-12 33%

 

Fouls: 19-10 Boardman

Turnovers: 19-16 Boardman

Records: Louisville 2-1

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