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  • Elyria boys take homecoming victory

  • The Elyria Christian School boys shot down St. Xavier Friday night 54-23 as the Eagles celebrated homecoming.
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  • ELYRIA — The Elyria Christian School boys shot down St. Xavier Friday night 54-23 as the Eagles celebrated homecoming.
    Elyria jumped out to a 12-4 lead after the first quarter and took a 25-10 lead into the locker room at halftime.
    St. Xavier was never really a threat to Elyria Christian, as the Eagles dumped 19 on the Rams in the third quarter and another 10 in the fourth.
    Elyria coach Ben Starburg was pleased with the efforts of his team.
    “We shared the ball well, having four players with double figures,” Starburg said. “It was nice for the boys to get a homecoming victory.”
    Matthew Gemmer had 14 for Elyria in the win. Josh Nichols added 12, while Dawson Knackstedt and Daniel Froese both added 10.
    Elyria hosts Centre next on Tuesday night.
    Inman 62
    Canton-Galva 33
    CANTON — Josh Miller dropped 22 points in the first half of Inman’s 62-33 Heart of America League win over Canton-Galva Friday night.
    Miller lit up the Eagles for eight points in the first quarter and 14 in the second quarter before he was pulled by Teuton coach Brett Froese at half time, where Inman led 36-20.
    With Miller out after the intermission, Alex Ropp and Cody Seiler picked up the scoring slack. Seiler had a 10 point second half to finish with 12, while Ropp scored consistently in every quarter to finish with 14.
    Cody Savage and Travis Unruh led the Eagles with eight points each. Connor Farnham had seven points.
    Halstead 46
    Smoky Valley 30
    LINDSBORG — The Vikings led after the first quarter, but a 17-2 run by Halstead in the second quarter left Smoky Valley with too big of a hole to climb out of, as the Dragons won 46-30 Friday night.
    Holden Hendricks had eight of his game high 14 points in the first quarter, but was kept quiet in the second quater. No other Viking could step up and score, leading to a 23-14 halftime lead for Halstead.
    Hendricks picked up two in the fourth, but only Caleb Walton was able to find the bucket for Smoky in the period, as the Vikings were outscored 10-4 in the third.
    A 13-12 fourth quarter sealed it for the Dragons.
    Anthony Santiago had 20 points for the Dragons as the only other player to his double digits.
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