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Eagles Fly Over Tygers

Story By: Jeff Alan

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 3/15/2014The Mansfield Tygers had to settle for a Division I regional runner-up trophy Saturday evening at Akron Univeristy after falling to Lakewood St.Edward 74-47 in the Division I regional final. The Eagles used their heighth to their advantaqe with a lineup that went Malcolm Walters 6'2", Tony Vuyanich 6'4", Kipper Nichols 6'7", Marsalis Hamilton 6'4" and Mike Ryan 6'6", with 6'9" Derek Funderburk coming off the bench, which made scoring inside for the Tygers almost impossible. The Eagles led after one period 18-11, but turned up the heat on Mansfield in the second period outscoring the Tygers 24-7, to lead at the break 42-18. The Tygers led by Chek Washington and Dejorr Gibson each with 14, managed to cut the lead down to 14 points in the first four minutes of the third quarter as Senior High went on a 12-1 run and were down 55-40 after three, but could not get any closer. St.Edward was led by Tony Vuyanich with 19 points followed by Marsalis Hamilton with 12 and Mike Ryan with ten. Both Malcom Walters and Pat Riley had eight. For the Tygers Naradain James had six, Jalen Reese five, Mario Davison and Jameel Butts three with Malon Samuel getting two. For Mansfield who ends their season as sectional, district and regional runners-up at 19-8, seniors Jalen Reese, Malon Samuel, Dejorr Gibson, Marquez Cobb, Jameel Butts, Mario Davison and Chek Washington all played their final basketball game in a Tyger uniform. Lakewood St.Edward now at 25-2, moves on to the Division I state semifinal Friday at Value City Arena at 5:15pm to face 24-3 Cleveland East Tech who stopped Uniontown Lake in overtime 62-60 at Cleveland State. The Division I final is Saturday night in Columbus at 8:30pm.
   
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