Magics keep conference title hopes alive

Barberton’s boys basketball team beat Tallmadge 77-64 to improve to 9-9 overall and 6-4 in Suburban League play.

Tallmadge drops to 11-7 (6-4) as both the Magics and Blue Devils trail Revere and Highland by one game in the Suburban League standings.

Jordan Soyars led the team with 21 points along with six steals and four assists. Zane Ries had 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block. Jordan Greynolds added 15 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocks.

Max Littlejohn (11 points), Juan Franklin (8 points, 5 rebounds), Garrett Turnbaugh (4 points, 5 rebounds) and Ziare Wright (2 points) rounded out the Magics’ scoring.

Senior Matthew Fransesconi led Tallmadge with 30 points.

Next, the Magics host Alliance Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

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