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Salem defeats Warriors in second-half comeback

FPS staff report

Carrollton’s Warriors fell for the first time this season the week before to Barberton in a non-conference matchup.

Last Friday, in a key Northeastern Buckeye Conference contest, the idea was to come away from Salem with a still clean NBC record.

It looked and felt like that would happen after the first half of play, but after four quarters of battle, it was the host Quakers who carried off a 64-55 win, propelling Salem to 7-0 on the season and 4-0 in conference play.

Matt Voll’s Warriors rebounded Saturday night at Wintersville as they escaped the confines of the Indian Creek gym with a 35-33 victory in what can only be termed a defensive battle.
Back to Friday night at Salem.

On the shooting of Andrew Collins, who hit from long range and on another jumper, Carrollton went to the first period  break carrying a 19-15 lead. For the night, Collins canned three treys and finished the game with 13 points, all from the floor.

The Warriors outscored Salem 11-8 in the second frame to lead 30-23 at the half, but the second half was a different story as the host Quakers used full-court pressure to help them crawl back into the game.

Salem put 19 points on the board in the third to Carrollton’s 14 and then the Quakers scored 22 in the final frame, while the Warriors posted 11 points. Carrollton was forced to foul in the final two minutes of the contest, sending Salem free-throwers to the line.

The Warriors big man Stephen Ericksen finished the game with 19 points to lead Carrollton scorers, despite drawing attention from Salem’s defense.

Point Jake Peterson finished in double digits with 10 points.
Salem’s Anthony Shivers led all scorers with 26 poiints, Ryan Bush had 14 and Max Wolfgang 11.

Both teams hit on 21 floor shots, with Carrollton holding long range advantage 5 connects to 2. Salem went to the foul line 32 times, cashing in on 20. Carrollton hit 8 of 15 attempts from the line.

Carrollton won the JV contest 43-36. Brandon Johnson led the Warriors in scoring with 12 points.

Saturday at Indian Creek, Ericksen, with five seconds remaining, rebounded a Creek missed shot and was fouled in the process. He calmly dumped in both ends of the one-and-one for the Warrior win.

The inside controlling 6-4 senior had even more impact throughout the contest. The Redskins had no answer for Carrollton’s big man who  came away with a double-double, scoring 18 points (includiing a perfect 6 for 6 at the stripe), pulling down 12 boards and blocking four shots.

After a quarter of play, Indian Creek held a 2-point advantage at 10-8 and the non-conference game was knotted at 14 at the half.

Carrollton outscored Creek 10-9 in the third period and 11-10 in the final frame.

Fans saw the lead change hands multiple times, but with just over a minute left to play Peterson banked home a layup off a drive to the bucket to put the Warriors ahead to stay.

Peterson finished the night as Carrollton’s second leading scorer with eight points.

Alex Young led the Redskins in scoring with 14 points, 10 of those coming from the charity stripe.

From the floor, Carrollton connected on 14 of 38 attempts, while the Redskins hit 10 of 39 tries. The hosts were just 11 of 18 from the line, while the Warriors hit 7 of 8 free throws.

Indian Creek, which is a member of the Buckeye 8, watched its record fall to 6-2. Carrollton improved to 8-2 on the season and the win Saturday halted a two-game losing streak.

Salem 64, Carrollton 55
Carrollton    19    11    14    11    —    55
Salem          15     8    19    22    —    64

CARROLLTON (7-2, 4-1)  Jake Peterson 4 2-5 10, Caleb Hartong 0 1-2 1, Caleb Pasiuk 1 1-3 4, Zade Deitz 3 0-0 7, Andrew Collins 5 0-0 13, Mirko Dobrijevic 0 1-2 1, Stephen Ericksen 8 3-3 19. Totals 21 8-15 55.
SALEM (7-0, 4-0)  Ryan Bush 4 6-8 14, Mike Madison 0 1-2 1, Zack Wukotich 1 1-2 3, Brendan Webb 1 1-2 4, Zach Economous 1 2-4 5, Max Wolfgang 3 5-7 11, Anthony Shivers 11 4-7 26. Totals 21 20-32 64.
3-point goals—Collins 3, Pasiuk, Deitz, Webb, Economous. Fouls—Carrollton 19-10. Fouled out—none. 
JV—Carrollton won 43-36.

Carrollton 35, Indian Creek 33
Carrollton:        8   6   10   11 - 35
Indian Creek: 10   4     9   10 - 23

CARROLLTON: Lovett 0 0-0 0; Peterson 4 0-0 8; Hartong 1 0-0 2; Pasiuk 0 0-0 0; Deitz 1 0-0 2; Collins 1 1-2 3; Dobrijevic 1 0-0 2; Ericksen 6 6-6 18. TOTALS: 14 7-8 35. 3-pointers: none; Rebounds 28 (Ericksen 12); Turnovers 16

INDIAN CREEK: Kamarec 3 1-3 8; Furda 3 0-0 7; Roar 0 0-1 0; Young 2 10-12 14; Haught 0 0-1 0; Durbin 0 0-0 0; Sullivan 0 0-0 0; Winland 2 0-0 4. TOTALS: 10 11-18 33. 3-pointers: Kamarec, Furda; Rebounds 25 (Young 7); Turnovers 12


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