The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


March 1, 2014

Brookfield boys, girls hoops teams ousted

- — The Brookfield boys team suffered a hard-fought loss to Newton Falls on Friday while the Lady Warriors bowed out of the playoffs late Thursday night with a loss to South Range.

Following are staff reports:


Canton Regional

Warren Sectional


ä Newton Falls 47, Brookfield 45 —
At Newton Falls Friday night, coach Bill Kovach’s Warriors (13-10) suffered a tough playoff loss to the Tigers (14-9).

Brookfield led 18-8 at the end of the 1st quarter, but NF cut the lead to 26-22 at halftime. The Tigers outscored Brookfield 16-5 in the 3rd quarter and held off the Warriors in the 4th for the victory.

Ozzie Hawkins rifled in 24 points to lead Newton Falls while Seth Wallace scored 12 for Brookfield and Marc Kraml had 10.

Brookfield beat Garfield 68-57 in the 1st round of the sectionals and was seeded 6th, while NF was the No. 4 seed. The Tigers had a bye in the 1st round.

Brookfield and Newton Falls just met 3 games ago (Feb. 15) and coach Roy Sembach’s Tigers rolled 69-49.

Newton Falls advances to the semifinals to play either Grand Valley (seeded 10th) or Ursuline (No. 2). That game is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Howland High School.

LaBrae, the defending district champion, is the No. 1 seed. They are led by Div. I-bound Peyton Aldridge.

Brookfield’s seniors are Jamar Tarver and Paul Davis.


Cuyahoga Falls Regional

Struthers Sectional


ä South Range 43, Brookfield 29 —
At the Struthers Fieldhouse late Thursday, coach Shawn Hammond’s Lady Warriors closed out the 2013-14 season with a 16-8 record with the 14-point loss to the Lady Raiders (22-3).

South Range jumped out to a 14-7 lead after the opening 8 minutes, led 21-9 at halftime and went on to advance to the finals.

Morgan Czopur drained 3 treys en route to 15 points for South Range, the No. 2 seed in the sectional, and Starla Sharp bucketed 11.

Brooke Hiner scored 7 points for 4th-seeded Brookfield and McKenzie Drapola tallied 6 points. Leading scorers Ashley Kirila and Danielle DiCristofaro were held to 2 points each.

DiCristofaro, Ashley Kirila and Lauren Hawley were Brookfield’s seniors.

South Range advances to play No. 1 seed Ursuline in the sectional championship game. Tipoff for that game is at 1 p.m. today.






BROOKFIELD    18    8    5    14    45

NEWTON FALLS    8    14    16    9    47

BROOKFIELD — Kraml 4-0-10, Hunkus 0-1-1, Dickson 3-0-8, Tarver 2-2-6, Sims 1-0-2, Wallace 5-2-12, Hiner 3-0-6. 3-pt. goals: Kraml 2, Dickson 2. Totals: 18-5-10-45.

NEWTON FALLS — J. Walton 3-0-8, Hawkins 8-6-24, Lard 1-0-2, Czerniak 0-1-1, Greathouse 3-0-9, D. Walton 1-0-3. 3-pt. goals: Greathouse 3, J. Walton 2, Hawkins 2, D. Walton 1. Totals: 16-7-13-47.






BROOKFIELD    7    2    5    15    29

SOUTH RANGE    14    7    9    13    43

BROOKFIELD — Hawley 1-3-8-5, Aut. Kirila 2-0-2-4, Quinlan 0-0-0-0, DiCristofaro 0-2-2-2, Ash. Kirila 1-0-0-2, May 0-0-1-0, Saxton 1-0-0-2, Gauding 0-1-2-1, Hiner 3-0-0-7, Drapola 0-6-10-6, Hackett 0-0-0-0, Rotunno 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goal: Hiner 1. Totals: 8-12-25-29.

SOUTH RANGE — A. Sharp 3-1-2-7, Youngs 2-1-2-6, Czopur 3-6-6-15, Naples 0-0-0-0, Ritter 0-0-0-0, S. Sharp 5-0-1-11, Petrella 0-0-0-0, Durr 2-0-0-4. 3-pt. goals: Czopur 3, Youngs 1, S. Sharp 1. Totals: 15-8-11-43.

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