Lions take charge in final quarter; win 54-44

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By Jordan Miller

Sports Editor

 

Carrollton dropped their sixth and seventh games of the season on the basketball court last weekend.

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Minerva’s Connor Wright (white jersey) drives the lane between Carrollton defenders Luke Leslie (left) and Cole Russell.

The Warriors fell to Minerva 54-44 Friday evening and were outscored by the The New Philadelphia Quakers 60-47 Saturday.

Against Minerva, Luke Leslie posted his best game of the season with 21 points. His most productive quarter was the second as he chipped in 12 points.

Leslie started the Warriors off on a 7-0 run in the second period.

Carrollton held a three-point lead heading into half time and held on to a 35-34 lead heading into the final period.

The game was knotted up at 43 with 3:43 remaining, but the Warriors had no answer for the offensive attack of Lion Connor Wright in the final two minutes. Wright took over and scored seven straight points to lead the Lions to the win.

He finished the night with 15 points.

The Warriors found themselves playing catchup against the Quakers. A stong offensive showing by New Philadelphia put the Warriors in a 34-11 hole at halftime and they were unable to dig their way out.

Leslie led the Warriors with 11 points. Chayse Marmo and Kyle Bullard each chipped in seven points for Carrollton.

Carrollton travels to Marlington Jan. 15. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.