Magics win fourth straight

Tony Fox drives to the net against Highland.

Barberton’s boys basketball team defeated Suburban League rival Highland, 61-55, to improve to 5-2 in conference play.

The win was the fourth straight in an eight day stretch, and the team will get a week off before playing at Revere Friday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m. The Minutemen haven’t lost a league game yet, but the Magics took them to overtime in the first meeting.

The Magics (11-3) were led by Anthony Cook, who scored 19 points, grabbed four rebounds and made 8-of-9 free throws. D’Lawrence Scott followed with 16 points, including three 3-pointers, and five assists.

The team lost starting guard Jamair Blackmon to an ankle injury in the first quarter and he didn’t return. Head Coach Kyle McBride said Blackmon is week-to-week and is questionable for the Revere game.

Bennett Miller stepped in and played nearly the entire game, finishing with 11 points and five assists. Bradley Eagle (7 points), Sonny Fox (4 points, seven rebounds), Tony Fox (2 points) and Blackmon (2) also scored.

Sonny Fox defends Highland’s Bryce Profitt.

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