Record-Courier staff report
WOODRIDGE 66, REVERE 58
The Bulldogs had five players hit double figures as they rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to down the visiting Minutemen in a non-league contest.
Revere (1-11) built a 39-28 lead at intermission, but Woodridge (5-5) tightened up its defense in the second half and outscored the Minutemen 38-19 to capture its fifth win in a row.
Ray Matthews led the Bulldogs with 15 points and nine rebounds, while Sean McCoy and Nelson Perry added 14 points apiece. Anthony Mong tossed in 11 tallies, and Chico Coleman had 10 points.
Dezmond Rozek (13 points), Mike Benson (11) and Zach Lalkowski (10) all hit double figures for Revere.
RITTMAN 52, ROOTSTOWN 45
A poor second quarter put the host Rovers in a hole and, despite a second-half rally, were unable to overcome the Indians as they dropped a non-league game.
Rootstown (0-12) led 11-9 after one quarter, but was outscored 18-5 in the second stanza to fall behind 27-16 at intermission.
The Rovers managed to outscore Rittman 29-25 in the second half but were unable to recover from their early deficit.
Tyler Skipper led Rootstown with 13 points, while Andrew Mazur added 11.
EAST CANTON 55, SANDY VALLEY 53 (OT)
The host Hornets rallied in the second half to tie the game and then outscored the Cardinals 4-2 in overtime in a non-league win.
Sandy Valley (2-11) jumped out to a 19-13 first-quarter lead and led 32-27 at halftime.
However, East Canton (4-7) came back cutting the lead to one after three quarters and finally catching the Cardinals in the final eight minutes.
Cody Reichard poured in a game-high 24 points, including six 3-pointers. The Hornets connected on 11 shots from behind the arc for the game.
Hayden Miller had three 3-pointers and 14 points, while Alec Pennell chipped in with a pair of 3s and 10 total points for East Canton.
COVENTRY 2,036, CRESTWOOD 1,982
The Comets remained undefeated in the PTC Metro Division, capturing a victory over the Red Devils at Turkeyfoot Lanes in the Portage Lakes.
Winning by a slight 50-pin margin, the Comets' high series was tossed by Kayla Jackson, who rolled a pair of 180 games, including a 189 on her way to a 373. Karlee Evans added a 186 game to the Comets' efforts.
Crestwood's Courtney Berish rolled a 176 game and Julie Forster a 174 for Crestwood, now 2-2 in the PTC Metro Division.
EAST CANTON 1,636, ROOTSTOWN 1,488
The Hornets defeated the Rovers in the PTC County Division competitors' second straight match, this one at College Bowl in Canton.
East Canton's Marisa Whaley bowled the high game for the home team, a 148.
For the Rovers, Alena Ingram bowled a 149 game and Morgan Revels added a 140.
GARFIELD 2,072, WOODRIDGE 1,494
The G-Men are now 5-0 in the PTC County Division after defeating the Bulldogs at Legend Lanes in Cuyahoga Falls.
Jessica Potteiger rolled an outstanding 232 game for the visiting team and Olivia Doraski helped the winning effort with a 197.
For Woodridge, Maia Steadman was at the top of the leaderboard with her 143 effort.
EAST CANTON 2,224, ROOTSTOWN 1,718
The Hornets made it two match victories in a row over the Rovers, the final match at College Bowl in Canton.
Isaac Haas tossed a 211 high game for the Hornets and finished with a 390 series. His brother, Jona, bowled a 194 game with Justin Sutton adding a 190.
For the Rovers, Dominic Testa was the best, bowling a 167 high game and concluding with a 320 series.
GARFIELD 2,418, WOODRIDGE 2,174
The G-Men got their revenge over Woodridge, beating the Bulldogs at Legend Lanes at Cuyahoga Falls after a loss earlier this season.
There was never a doubt about the winner of the match as the G-Men earned a victory by more than 200 pins.
Mikey Schustrich bowled a 207 game, Dustin Tushar a 203 and Collin McGurer a 202 for the visitors, but it was Kyle Brigham who took home the top honors rolling a 213-231 for a 444 series.
The Bulldogs' Bryson Swain was the best for the home team, bowling a 214 high game.
Woodridge is now 4-1 in the PTC County Division as Garfield improved to 3-1.
TRACK AND FIELD
Standouts from Crestwood and Rootstown High Schools, respectively, competed at the Youngstown State University high schol school track meet.
Leading the way for the Portage Trail Conference at the event was Crestwood's Matt Monroe, who placed first in the 25-pound weight throw. His throw of 62 feet, 11 inches placed him first overall -- out of 14 competitors -- and set a new meet record in the process.
Monroe also participated in the shot put, placing third out of 35 with a throw of 51 feet, 9 inches.
Also representing Crestwood, Courtney Berish placed 12th in the shot put (31 feet, 8 inches).
A pair of Rootstown athletes participated as well, with Dawn Freeland placing eighth in both the 20-pound weight throw (22 feet, 8 inches) and the shot put (35 feet).
David Paliscak placed fifth in the shot put (50 feet, 3 3/4 inches ) for the Rovers.
Next up for area high school standouts will be Saturday's Kent State University high school meet.