Barberton’s boys basketball team got revenge from a Dec. 8 loss at home by beating Copley 73-60.
The teams played a back-and-forth first quarter before Barberton opened the second on a 9-1 run to open the second and never looked back.
Anthony Cook led the team with 30 points. He added eight rebounds, five steals, five assists and two 3-pointers. Junior forward Glen Parker followed with 15 points and six rebounds. Jamair Blackmon (10 points, seven assists, four rebounds), Tony Fox (10 points, four steals, four rebounds), Bennett Miller (6 points, nine rebounds, one block) and Caleb Lemon (2 points, three rebounds) also scored.
Copley was led by sophomore guard Khoi Thurman, who scored 22 points. He was followed by Caleb Laurich (14 points), Amire Robinson (10) and Matthew Dente (7).
The Magics improved to 5-3 (4-3 Suburban League American Conference) while Copley fell to 5-4 (4-1).
Next, Barberton hosts Coventry Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. while Copley plays at Revere Friday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
For the full story on the rivalry win at Copley, read the next edition of the Barberton Herald.