Prep boys basketball: Warren tops NC, 55-52

The Warren Warriors keep on rolling as the Blane Maddox-coached squad defeated a tough Newark Catholic team 55-52 in the Route 40 Classic Monday at West Muskingum High School.

Warren trailed by four points going into the final quarter and Newark Catholic maintained that lead in the final minutes of the game, but the Warriors were able to get crucial steals and make big shots when they need to to come away with the win.

Newark Catholic missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer off the back iron to seal the deal.

Shutting down Warren’s Evan French was the focal point of Newark Catholic’s defensive gameplan, as the junior was held to five points.

However, junior Reece Patton and sophomore Michael Hall were there to pick up the slack. Patton led the Warriors with 23 points while Hall added 14. Catholic’s David Meurer had a game-high 24 markers.

With the victory, Warren is now 13-1 heading into Friday night’s SEOAL contest against Portsmouth. Newark Catholic fell to 10-3 with the loss.

Morgan 57, Caldwell 20

Morgan placed three players in double figures as the Lady Raiders notched their tenth win of the season in a 57-20 non-league win over Caldwell on Monday night.

Vada Clemens scored six first quarter points and Chani Hopkins added five as Morgan (10-6) led 15-6 after one quarter.

Hopkins scored seven more points in the second quarter while Darian Apperson added five, all from the line, to put the Lady Raiders (10-7) up 29-10 at the break. Morgan would led 41-13 after three.

Apperson finished with 13 points and seven boards. Hopkins had 12 points and four steals. Clemens finished with ten points and five steals. Laura Davis passed out seven assists and had five steals while Tianna Allen grabbed six of Morgan’s 38 rebounds.

The Lady Raiders shot 33 percent from the floor going 25 of 61. They added another 12 of 20 at the line.

Megan Devol scored ten of Caldwell 20 points.