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Warrior girls take over 2nd place in NBC

By Carol McIntire


Carrollton senior Maycie Rogers (4) is fouled by Echo Mayer-Kutz (21) as she goes up for a shot during a Jan. 6 game in the CHS gym.

Carrollton took over sole possession of second place in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference (NBC) Saturday with a 52-37 win over the Salem Quakers.

Both teams previously lost to the West Branch Warriors, who lead the league with a perfect record.

“It was a good win for us,” said Carrollton Coach Craig Rodgers. “We took control early, which is what we wanted to do.”

After Kyla Jamison gave the Quakers a 4-0 lead early in the first quarter, the Warriors tied the game on two free throws by Cailee Husted and a drive inside by Darci Leary.

The teams traded three-point shots by Salem’s Casey Johnson and Mikayla Poole before Husted sank two three-point shots to give the Warriors a lead they never relinquished.

Husted scored eight of her 15 game points in the first quarter and helped give the Warriors a 16-10 lead after one quarter.

Carrollton pulled away in the second quarter on the strength of 10 points from Poole, a field goal by Maysie Rogers and foul shots by Kierra Gubesch and Leary and held a commanding 31-20 lead at intermission. Poole finished the game with 17 points, including four from three-point range.

Late win lifts Carrollton over West Branch

BELOIT – Carrollton remained unbeaten in its quest for a fourth Northeastern Buckeye Conference (NBC) at West Branch last Thursday, but it wasn’t easy.

The Warriors headed into the final weight class of the evening -285 lbs. (heavyweight) – with a one-point lead. Win and they won the match, lose and their quest for a fourth championship title was in jeopardy and their unblemished league record was gone.

Senior Tavis Rutledge pinned Jacob Hurst and the Warriors headed home with a 35-28 win.

Carrollton freshman Troy Lane stepped in the lineup at 106 pounds and freshman Jayden Zbuka stepped up one weight class to 113 lbs.

Lane was pinned by Tyler Hicks to give West Branch the early lead, but Zbuka pinned River Zurbrugg.

Husted’s shot lifts Warriors to OT win at Wooster

By Carol McIntire

WOOSTER – Cailee Husted had a chance to win the game for the Lady Warrior basketball team last Wednesday at Wooster on the final shot, but when it missed the mark, the game went into overtime.

Carrollton Coach Craig Rogers said his senior guard wasn’t going to let it happen in overtime.

“She had that look in her eye,” Rodgers said.

Husted got the opportunity in the final seconds of the overtime period and this time the ball banked off the backboard and through the net, giving the Warriors a 49-47 OT win over the Wooster Generals.

Minerva, South Range top CHS boys

Carrollton sophomore Jimmy Birong (5) lays the ball up en route to scoring his lone basket of the night against two South Range defenders Friday at Carrollton.

CARROLLTON – South Range controlled the opening tip, scored the first points of the game and cruised to a 53-41 win over Carrollton in the Warriors’ home gym last Wednesday.

Senior center Brady White pumped in five quick points and junior guard Jaxon Anderson added two to give South Range a 7-0 lead before the Warriors got on the board.

Carrollton junior Drue Moore hit a three-point shot from the left wing to put the Warriors on the board.

Carrollton turned the ball over on the next two possessions before Brady gave South Range a 9-3 lead when he pulled down an offensive rebound and put the ball back up and through the net.

The Warriors cut the lead to three points at 12-9 when Chayse Marmo took a pass from Connor King for a bucket and Brady Benner drove into the key and laid the ball up and in the hoop just before the end of the first quarter.

Two steals that turned into points for South Range pulled the Raiders ahead at 20-11 midway through the second period. They continued to build on the lead and held a 33-20 advantage at halftime.

The Warrior could get no closer than that 13-point margin, scoring only nine points in the third quarter and 12 in the final frame.

Five consecutive pins lift Warriors to 47-21 victory

By Carol McIntire


Warrior Alex Carrothers (stripes) earned back points for this hold on Josh Aebi-Manion in the 182 lb. class last week in a match against Marlington. Carrothers went on to post an 11-1 major decision.

Marlington put points on the board in the first three weight classes and built a 15-0 lead last Thursday at Carrollton. The Warriors took it from there and rolled to a 47-21 win.

It was the second Northeastern Buckeye Conference (NBC) victory of the season for Carrollton, versus the second loss for Marlington.

Marius Brown put the Dukes on the board in the 106 lb. match when he pinned Carrollton sophomore Jayden Zbuca in 4:11. They added another six points at 113 lbs. when Brenden Hamilton won by forfeit. Marson McCarty gave the Dukes a 15-0 lead with an 11-7 decision over Carrollton sophomore Nathan Blake.

The Warriors took over from there and dominated the remainder of the way, winning the next five matches by pin.

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