Leopards Erupt in 2nd Half to Demolish Dukes 60-36 – Boys Basketball

Louisville Leopards Boys Varsity Basketball Team 2018-2019

Louisville 60, Marlington 36

The Louisville Leopards Boys Varsity Basketball Team turned a close contest at the half into a convincing 60-36 blowout victory over the visiting Marlington Dukes Wednesday Night at Louisville High School. With the their third straight victory, Louisville improves to 7-3 on the season.

Spencer Hall scored 11 of his game-high 19 points in the second half to lead the Leopards. Colton Jones also hit 4 first half three-pointers and finished with 14 and Scotty Gronow scored all of his 10 points in the second half.

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Louisville outscored Marlington in every quarter and started by taking the first quarter 13-12 and the second quarter 13-10. The Leopards expanded on their 26-22 halftime lead with a dominating third quarter. The versatile 6’8 Hall hit a three-pointer and scored 9 of his points in the period as LHS outscored the Dukes 16-3. Marlington’s only points came from a Connor Evanich three-pointer as Louisville rode a 42-25 lead into the final quarter. All in all the Leopards outscored the Dukes 34-14 in the second half to prevail against the only Eastern Buckeye Conference foe on their schedule.

My Fit Life Personal Trainer AdThe Dukes (3-5) were led by Evanich who scored in every quarter and ended up with a team-high 12. Blane Himmelheber also scored 9 and Andrew Pucci added 7.

With the victory, Louisville has won 9 of their last 10 games against Marlington including 5 of the last 6 against the Dukes at home. The Leopards now lead the all-time series 70-39 overall which includes a 37-17 mark at LHS. 

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next challenge the Canfield Cardinals at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday, January 4. Opening tip for Boys Varsity is at 2:00 PM followed by Girls Varsity at 3:30 PM.


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VARSITY STATISTICS

LEOPARDS 60, DUKES 36

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Marlington 12-10-3-11–36

Louisville 13-13-16-18–60

DUKES: Evanich 4 1-2 12, Himmelheber 4 1-2 9, Pucci 2 2-2 7, Tortola 1 0-0 3, Bennett 1 0-0 2, Cooley 0 2-2 2, Mason 0 1-4 1. TOTAL 12 7-12 36.

3-Pointers (5): Evanich 3, Pucci, Tortola

Team FT: 7-12 58%

LEOPARDS: Hall 8 2-2 19, Jones 5 0-0 14, Gronow 4 0-1 10, Mathie 3 0-0 7, Hoffman 2 0-0 5, Noble 1 0-0 2, Pukys 1 0-0 2, King 0 1-2 1. TOTAL 24 3-5 60. 

3-Pointers (9): Jones 4, Gronow 2, Hall, Hoffman, Mathie

Team FT: 3-5 60%

 

Fouls: 11-9 Louisville

Turnovers: 8-8

Records: Louisville 7-3, Marlington 3-5

JV: Marlington 50, Louisville 49

JV STATISTICS

DUKES 50, LEOPARDS 49

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Marlington 7-15-16-12–50

Louisville 17-11-8-13–49

DUKES: Nieman 8 0-0 19, Lauire 4 0-0 9, Tortola 3 0-0 9, Hippely 4 0-0 8, Cooley 2 0-0 5. TOTAL 21 0-0 50.

3-Pointers (8): Nieman 3, Tortola 3, Cooley, Lauire

Team FT: None

LEOPARDS: Popick 6 0-0 16, Pickens 4 1-3 9, Staley 3 0-0 9, Croxton 2 1-1 5, Johnson 2 0-0 5, Hoffman 2 0-2 4, Seaman 0 1-2 1. TOTAL 19 3-8 49.

3-Pointers (8): Popick 4, Staley 3, Johnson

Team FT: 3-8 38%

 

Fouls: 9-8 Louisville

Turnovers: 14-11 Marlington

Records: Louisville 6-3

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