High School Roundup (Jan. 25): Norton narrowly tops Springfield to avoid upset

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RECORD-COURIER STAFF REPORT

BOYS BASKETBALL

NORTON 52, SPRINGFIELD 49

The PTC Metro Division-leading Panthers dodged a huge bullet Friday as they held off the improved Spartans in a key division contest at Norton.

The Panthers (12-3, 8-1 Metro Division) trailed 11-10 after one quarter and led by just one point, 27-26, at intermission.

Springfield was able to stay in the game thanks to a game-high 21 points by Victor Dorsey and 14 points from Jacob Kitchen.

Norton was paced by Tyler Sherman (14 points) and Dakota Pratt (10 points).

EAST CANTON 56, ROOTSTOWN 46

The host Hornets pulled away in the third quarter to break up a close game and claim a PTC County Division win over the Rovers.

East Canton led 24-22 at halftime, but outscored Rootstown (0-15, 0-9) 14-7 in the third quarter and the Rovers never recovered.

Both teams finished with 17 field goals, including five 3-pointers apiece, but the Hornets converted 17-of-23 from the foul line to just 6-of-8 for the Rovers.

Hayden Miller led East Canton with 19 points, while Cody Reichard and Alec Pennell added 15 and 10 points, respectively.

Rootstown also had three players in double figures, with Tyler Skipper leading the way with 13 points. Freshman Tim Weaver knocked down 12 tallies, and Conner Formick chipped in with 11 points.

GIRLS BOWLING

KENT ROOSEVELT 2,144, COVENTRY 1,934

The Rough Riders concluded the PTC Metro season with a victory over the Comets at Kent Lanes in Kent.

Freshman Kaitlyn Jastromb bowled a 212 high game for Kent Roosevelt and finished with the high series of the match, a 381. Micayla Moore and Kiersten Pasket each added solid series, with Moore rolling a 202 game on her way to a 331 series and Pasket finishing with a 333 series that included a high game of 180.

Coventry has had a tough week. Previously undefeated, the Comets lost to Springfield twice this week and then ended the week with the 200-plus pin defeat by Kent Roosevelt.

Coventry's best bowlers included Karlee Evans' 180 and Kayla Jackson's 172.

Kent Roosevelt concludes the regular season at 12-3 overall and 7-3 in the PTC Metro. Coventry has two matches to bowl in the PTC Metro and currently stands at 10-5, 5-3.

BOYS BOWLING

KENT ROOSEVELT 2,501, COVENTRY 2,386

The Rough Riders finished the regular season of the PTC Metro with an 8-2 record after defeating the Comets at Kent Lanes in Kent.

Ben Langstaff had an outstanding 280 high game to lead the Rough Riders with a 466 series. Joey Swanson bowled back-to-back 200 games, rolling 205-236 for a 441 series.

For the Comets, Devin Elekes tossed a nice 236 game, concluding his afternoon with a 427 series.

Kent Roosevelt is 11-3 overall. Coventry is now 3-4 in the PTC Metro and 7-6 overall.

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