Lakers end Range’s season
ANDOVER– The ninth-seeded South Range Raiders boys basketball team came very close to the Div. III district final, but ultimately fell to Pymatuning Valley 41-40 on Wednesday.
The Raiders scored 13 first quarter points, but could not get to double digits in any other quarter.
Range trailed 36-30 entering the fourth quarter and held the Lakers to just two points in the final 5:32 of game time, but could not knock down enough shots to take the lead.
The Raiders missed two shots with 12 seconds remaining and then after the Lakers missed on a one and one, the Raiders missed on a half court heave to end the game.
For South Range, Brandon Mikos had 14 points and Mike Patrone added 10.
For Pymatuning Valley, Mason Inman had 13 points and Tanner Rhodes had 12 points.
Py Valley will travel to face No. 1 seed Springfield at 7 p.m. on Friday in the district final.
S. RANGE: 13-9-8-9–40
S. RANGE SCORING: Mike Patrone 5-0-10, Nate Brown 3-0-6, Brandon Mikos 6-0-14, Eli Taylor 3-0-8, Luke Crumbacher 1-0-2, Dylan Turvey 0-0-0 , Corey Penick 0-0-0, Mike Perry 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 18, 0-0: 40.
P. VALLEY SCORING: Tyler Britton 2-1-6, Mason Inman 5-2-13, Robert Verba 2-0-4, Andrew Beach 1-0-2, Jonah Wilkerson 2-0-4, Tanner Rhodes 5-0-12. TEAM TOTALS: 17, 3-6: 41.
Three-point goals: P. Valley 4 (Rhodes 2, Inman, Britton), S. Range 4 (Mikos 2, Taylor 2).
Garrettsville Garfield 46
CUYAHOGA FALLS– South Range’s girls no longer has to wait to see who its opponent for the regional final will be on Saturday.
Waynedale defeated Garrettsville Garfield 65-46 on Wednesday to advance to face South Range in a Div. III regional final at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Cuyahoga Falls High School.
Waynedale, ranked 13th in the final Div. III Associated Press poll, used a 42-point first half to gain the lead and never let Garfield close the gap.
For Waynedale, Brooklyn Troyer had 22 points on 7-for-10 shooting from the field. Kelsey Wolfe had 13 points and Laney Murphy added 12 points.
Waynedale was 11-for-25 from three-point range.
For Garfield, talented senior Grace Mills had 19 points. Jenna Smith and Madeline Shirkey added nine and six points, respectively.