Barberton’s boys basketball team lost a 12-point halftime lead and couldn’t comeback to defeat Revere, as the Minutemen got revenge from the season-opening game by winning 66-57.
The Magics led the game 47-36 late in the third quarter, but Revere ended on a 12-2 run to cut the lead to 1. They opened the fourth on a 12-2 run as well to take a commanding lead, and they didn’t give it back.
Jamair Blackmon led the Magics with 17 points and six assists while Anthony Cook had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Tony Fox (12 points, three steals), Glen Parker (8 points, five rebounds) and Bennett Miller (4 points, three rebounds) also scored.
Revere was led by the dynamic senior duo of Jimmy Salamone and Andrew Rinn. Salamone made three 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 29 points while Rinn also hit three triples, scoring 26.
The Magics fell to 4-3 (3-3 Suburban League American Conference) with the loss and they return Friday, Jan. 15 at Copley at 7:30 p.m.
Norton’s boys basketball team remained perfect in the Metro Athletic Conference with their second win of the season against rival Coventry, as they won 64-53 at home.
Tommy Reynolds led the team with 19 points, 11 rebounds and five steals while Phillip Wallace had 12 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three blocks. Larry Harper chipped in with 11 points and five boards while Eli Hirst made three 3-pointers for 9 points. Cole Newman (8 points, two 3-pointers) and Collin Lucas (5 points) also scored.
Coventry was led by Lucas Wagner, who made five 3-pointers and totaled 24 points, while point guard Cam Ray added 13 points.
Norton improved to 7-2 (6-0 MAC) with the win, and they return Friday, Jan. 15 at Springfield at 7 p.m.