By JEFF LAMPE
For The Prairie News
The Stark County boys basketball team struggled on the road last week, dropping a pair away from home. The Rebels (5-4) sandwiched a Dec. 18 home win over North Fulton (82-43) between losses at Brimfield on Dec. 15 (51-25) and Elmwood (72-47) on Tuesday.
Junior post player Joey Harmon had 23 points against North Fulton and Blake Orwig added 11 as SC dominated inside and had five players in double figures.
“I was very pleased with our scoring. We did not shoot 3-pointers well, but found other ways to score,” Coach Dustin Browning said.
Harmon led against Elmwood with 10 points, but the Rebels gave up 34 points to Elmwood senior Andrew Marincic.
The loss at Brimfield came in the Indians’ first game back in action since senior player Jacob Look died in a tragic drowning accident.
The Rebels play at the Cliff Warkins Memorial Classic tournament in Erie Dec. 27 and 29. SC plays two games on Dec. 27: facing Morrison at 1 p.m. and then playing against Fulton at 4 p.m. Games on Wednesday, Dec. 29, depend on how well the Rebels do in pool play on Dec. 27.
Galva Boys Basketball
The Wildcats lost to Sherrard last Saturday at the Great Western Shootout, 63-25, and then fell to Bureau Valley on Tuesday, 67-50.
Galva is back in action at the Princeville Holiday Tournament as the No. 8 seed. The first game is Monday, Dec. 27, at 6:30 p.m. vs. top-seed Midland. Play continues Tuesday, Dec. 28.
Stark County Girls Basketball
The Lady Rebels (1-10) dropped a 53-42 decision at Lewistown on Monday.
Stark County was to play Peoria Manual at home on Wednesday. The girls resume play Dec. 27-29 in Monticello at the Holiday Hoopla tournament, which was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stark County plays Monday, Dec. 27, at 3:30 p.m. vs. Tuscola and then has a doubleheader on Tuesday, Dec. 28: vs. Paxton-Buckley-Loda at 10 a.m. and vs. Ridgeview at 7:30 p.m. The game on Wednesday, Dec. 29, is determined by standings during pool play, with games starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m.
Galva Girls Basketball
After having several games cancelled, Galva resumed play on Monday with a win over DePue at home.
Galva will be back in action starting Monday, Dec. 27, vs. Midland in Princeville at the Lee Westerman Tournament. Galva plays two games on Tuesday, Dec. 28: vs. Elmwood at 9 a.m. and vs. Tremont at 4:30 p.m. Galva ends tourney play with a 9 a.m. matchup vs. Bushnell-Prairie City on Wednesday, Dec. 29.
By JEFF LAMPE