Warriors off to 4-1 start

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The Warriors are hot: Red-hot.

This season Carrollton is 4-1; posting a 1-1 league record.

Carrollton defeated Indian Valley but fell to Salem in their second Northeastern Buckeye Conference (NBC) contest last week.Luke Leslie 12-17

James McMasters, Cole Russell, Kory Host and Kyle Bullard scored in double figures for the Warriors, leading them to a 65-61 come from behind triumph over the Indian Valley Braves in a non-conference match up.

Carrollton scored first, going on an 8-2 run to open the game. Six points came from McMasters during the run. The Braves evened the score and took an 18-13 lead going into the second quarter.

The Warriors trailed 31-26 going into halftime.

An 8-0 burst to start the second half gave the winners a 34-31 advantage. Carrollton outscored Indian Valley 16-9 during the third period giving them a two-point advantage, 42-40, heading into the final frame.

One three-pointer, two field goals and 16 free throws accumulated a 23 point fourth quarter for the Warriors. Cole Russell led his teammates with eight points in the final quarter.

The Warriors had 34 attempts at the free-throw line, making 18. Indian Valley only had 10 attempts, making seven.

Carrollton scored 16 points in the first half against Salem, compared to 34 for the Quakers. The Warriors came out strong and outscored the Quakers 15-11 in the third period, but Salem outscored their opponent 20-13 in the final frame. Salem rolled over the Warriors 65-44

Salem’s DJ Pullie finished the night with 22 points, 16 of which came during the first half. Quaker John Gerace also chipped in 22 points.

Marmo led the Warriors with 11 points. McMasters chipped in nine points, five boards, one steal and four blocks. Bullard added six points, five rebounds, one steal and one block. Host and Russell each had five points; Jacob Grubbs tacked one four points; and Luke Leslie and Ryan Shepherd each added two points.

The Warriors will host West Branch Dec. 18 in an NBC matchup. JV action begins at 6 p.m followed by the varsity game.

Carrollton 65, Indian Valley 61

(FGs FT M-A Points)

CARROLLTON: James McMasters 6 2-2 14, Cole Russell 4 6-10 14, Kory Host 4 4-6 13, Kyle Bullard 3 2-6 10, Jacob Knipp 2 0-0 5, Chayse Marmo 1 2-6 4, Jacob Grubbs 1 0-0 3 and Luke Leslie 0 2-4 2.

INDIAN VALLEY: Dalton Bolon 12 4-4 31, Connor Fergeson 6 1-2 14, Brady Cotsmire 2 0-0 5, Cade William 2 0-0 5, Evan Neininger 1 0-0 2 and Andy Couts 1 0-1 2.

Carrollton 44, Salem 65

CARROLLTON: Marmo 4 2-3 11, McMasters 3 3-4 9, Bullard 3 0-2 6, Russell 2 1-4 5, Host 2 0-0 5, Grubbs 1 2-2 4,

Leslie 0 2-4 2 and Ryan Shepherd 0 2-2 2

SALEM: Pullie 8 1-1 22, Gerace 10 0-0 22, Laut 2 1-2 6, Toothman 1 2-2 4, Davidson 1 0-0 3, Economous 1 1-2 3, Rusyn 1 1-2 3 and Weingant 1 0-0 2.