Leopards Edge Lions 41-39 – Boys Freshman Basketball

Michael Ball Louisville Leopards Freshman Basketball Vs. Minerva Lions 2017

Louisville 41, Minerva 39

Louisville Leopards Basketball Net Light Blue Long Sleeve - Beatty's Sports 2017The Louisville Leopards Boys Freshman Basketball Team squeaked out a 41-39 victory against the visiting Minerva Lions last Thursday (December 21) at Louisville Elementary School. With the win, Louisville improved to 5-2 overall and 4-1 against NBC foes.

Elliot Tornow scored 7 of his game-high 9 points in the second half to lead the Leopards. Kole Mayle also scored 8 and both Michael Ball and Kurt Haren added 6 to round out the top Louisville scorers.

Grove Appliance Alliance Ohio AdThe Leopards trailed early as the Lions took a 14-8 lead after the first quarter and a 24-17 lead at the break. Louisville rallied to outscore Minerva 13-5 in the third to take the slimmest of leads into the final frame 30-29. The Leopards edged out the Lions in the fourth quarter 11-10 to maintain their advantage and earn the victory.

Minerva was led by Martineau who dropped home a game leading 9. Common and Swogger also tacked on 8 each for the Lions.

Cover Photo Submitted by Mike Tornow


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Freshman Statistics

LEOPARDS 41, LIONS 39

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Minerva 14-10-5-10—39

Louisville 8-9-13-11–41

LIONS: Martineau 4 1-2 9, Common 4 0-2 8, Swogger 4 0-0 8, Markins 2 1-2 7, Walker 3 0-0 7. TOTAL 17 2-6 39.

3-Pointers (3): Markins 2, Walker

Team FT: 2-6 33%

LEOPARDS: Tornow 3 2-6 9,  Mayle 3 2-4 8, Ball 2 2-4 6, Haren 2 2-4 6, House 2 0-0 5, Jackson 2 0-0 5,  King 1 0-0 2. TOTAL 15 8-18 41.

3-Pointers (3): House, Jackson, Tornow

Team FT: 8-18 44%

 

Fouls: 13-10 Minerva

Turnovers: 18-10 Minerva

Records: Louisville 5-2, 4-1

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