Who: Kennedy Catholic (13-8) vs. Erie First Christian Academy (14-8).
When: 7 p.m. today.
Where: Sharon High.
Players: Kennedy Catholic—Andre Campbell, 5-foot-7 Jr. guard (13.9 ppg.); Gerald Zachar, 5-10 Sr. guard (10.5); Sam Crow, 6-1 Sr. post (9.4); Gavin Cianci, 6-1 Sr. forward; Nolan Cianci, 5-10 Jr. swingman (5.9); Jake Feeney, 6-2 Sr. forward; Matt Hurton, 5-9 Sr. guard (5.9). Erie First Christian Academy—Hunter Kallay, 6-1 Fr. guard; Olusola Valentine Sangoyami, 6-11, 270-pound Sr. post; Romeo Kabongo, 5-11 Jr. guard; Luke Hess, 5-9 Sr. guard; Augustine Mathias, 6-5 Sr. goard; Logan Kallay, 6-2 Sr. guard.
Bonus Shots: The Golden Eagles of 5th-year Head Coach Rick Mancino (75-40) are the reigning D-10 titlists; consequently, they drew an opening-round bye. The Eagles are coached by Phil Gernovich. ... Erie First Christian Academy eliminated Commodore Perry (56-37) in the opening round, led by Kallay’s 14 points and Sangoyami’s 13. ... These teams met in Hermitage approximately 2 weeks ago, with EFCA routing the Golden Eagles (59-36), led by Logan Kallay (17) and Sangoyami (13). KC crossed into double figures in only 1 quarter that night, sinking only 10 field goals in all. ... In order to prep for the playoffs, Erie First Christian Academy played Gen. McLane, Fairview, Strong Vincent and Cochranton, while Kennedy encountered Farrell (twice), West Middlesex, Bishop Wuerl-North Catholic, Cochranton and Lincoln Park Charter. ... The game will be broadcast on SportsRadio 96.7 (WLLF FM), with Mark Slezak and Bob Greenburg calling the action. .. All Games streamed at www.790wpic.com and www.sportsradio967.com.
OHSAA DIVISION III
Who: Brookfield (12-9) vs. Garrettsville-Garfield (7-13).
What: Canton Regional⁄Warren District.
When: 7 p.m. today.
Where: Brookfield High.
Players: Brookfield—Seth Wallace, 6-4 Jr. post (10.3 ppg.); Derrick Dickson, 5-9 Jr. point guard (5.5); Nate Johnson, 6-2 Jr. forward (9.0); Davon Sims, 6-2 Jr. swing-guard (7.8); Jamar Tarver, 6-3 Sr. forward (7.5); Caleb Hunkus, 6-2 Soph. forward (9.5); Marc Kraml, 5-10 Soph. guard; Brian Hiner, 6-1 Fr. forward (5.3). Garfield—Anthony Workman, 6-4 Sr. forward; Maon Butler, 6-0 Sr. guard; T.J. Learn, 5-11 Sr. guard; Chase Chapman, 6-3 Sr. forward; Nick Jurcevic, 6-2 Jr. forward; Fred Maxey, 6-4 Sr. post; John Davenport, 5-8 Sr. guard.
Bonus Shots: Brookfield began the season 8-3, but the Warriors of 2nd-year Head Coach Bill Kovach concluded the regular season with a 3-4 ledger, losing their last pair of games. The Warriors were 0-3 in overtime games, the first of which, at Campbell Memorial (62-57), started the 2nd-half skid. ... Hunkus had a team-high 11 double-digit scoring games. Wallace went for double digits 9 times this year, but only once in the last 7 games (Hunkus 6 of the final 7 games). Johnson had 8 double-figure games< Tarver 7 and Sims 6. ... Third-year Head Coach Andy Olesky (20-42) and the G-Men are seeded 9th in the 10-team bracket. Garfield suffered setbacks in 10 of its final 13 games. ... Garfield’s program has not posted a winning season since ’07-08 (15-7). ... Tonight’s winner travels to Newton Falls Friday at 7 p.m.