Gathering of high schools | Marlington wins at Toronto tournament
TORONTO – Marlington claimed their second victory in as many days, defeating Shenandoah 54-36 at the Todd Kalivoda Holiday Showcase at Toronto High School.
Connor Evanich scored 22 points and picked up seven rebounds to lead Marlington (7-1), who beat Indian Valley 65-42 at the Showcase on Wednesday. Evanich has 40 points in the two wins. Tommy Skelding had nine points and 10 rebounds on Thursday, while Drew Denham added seven assists for the Dukes.
Canton Sud 50, Minerva 43
MINERVA – Cam Haut scored 13 points and Tyler Karovic added 11 as the Wildcats won on the road in the EBC game.
South (6-3, 2-1), who managed a three-game slide, took a 40-28 lead after three quarters.
Connor Shingleton led Minerva (2-5, 1-3) with 15 points. Brandon Davis scored 13.
Heartland Christian 55, Saint Thomas Aquinas 53
Deshaun Leishman scored 15 points and Moses O’Neal added 13 as the Knights suffered a narrow loss Thursday night. Jonathan Bertovich led Heartland with 19 points.
Saint Thomas Aquinas 57, Southington Chalker 31
SOUTHINGTON – Jo Smith recorded a 16-point, 12-rebound double-double as the Knights claimed a road victory.
Avery Bussey added 14 points and Paris Everett 12 for Aquinas (4-6). Leading 37-23 after three quarters, the Knights outscored Chalker 20-8 in the fourth quarter to win on the outside.
This article originally appeared on The Alliance Review: Boys and Girls Basketball Review of December 30