Barberton’s boys basketball team avenged a rough January loss against Tallmadge with a dominant 81-47 win at home.
Tallmadge overcame a 20-point halftime deficit to win 65-61 Jan. 7, but this time the Magics kept the foot on the gas pedal, turning a 7-point halftime lead to a 14-point lead after three quarters. The team then scored the first 11 points of the fourth quarter, a frame where the Magics outscored Tallmadge 27-7.
Anthony Cook had a double-double with 25 points, 12 assists, six rebounds and two blocks. Jamair Blackmon followed with 13 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals. The starting lineup was rounded out by seniors Sonny Fox (8 points, four rebounds), Bradley Eagle (3 points) and Chad Burkhard (3 points, three steals), who were celebrated before the game on Senior Night.
Scoring off the bench were Bennett Miller (12 points, eight rebounds), Tony Fox (11 points, four rebounds), D’Lawrence Scott (4 points, five assists) and Glenn Parker (2 points, three rebounds).
The team improves to 13-7 (7-4 Suburban League American Conference) and returns Tuesday, Feb. 18 against Alliance for their home finale at 7:30 p.m. before finishing the regular season at Kent Friday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.