Danbury Boys & Girls Basketball

Danbury falls to Tiffin Calvert

BY YANEEK SMITH, BEACON CONTRIBUTOR

DANBURY TWP. — Danbury was able to hang with Tiffin Calvert for much of the game, but a late fourth-quarter run by the Senecas was too much for the Lakers. Danbury (4-9, 2-5 SBC River) fell behind 18-13 after the first quarter and trailed 41-32 heading into the fourth where Calvert (7-5, 6-1) put the game out of reach by outscoring the Lakers, 15-8.

Nic Somodi led all scorers with 16 points and Josh Recker scored 14 for the Senecas. Ian Kuzma had a team-high 15 points and Saylor Evans chipped in with 10.

Emmanuel Christian 62, Danbury 38

A big second quarter was the difference as Emmanuel Christian defeated Danbury, 62-38. Holding a 13-4 lead, the Warriors (5-5) outscored the Lakers, 21-9, in the second quarter to take a 34-13 lead.

Jailon Walker and Caden Williams scored 15 points apiece to lead Emmanuel Christian. Saylor Evans led Danbury with 12 points and Ian Kuzma scored 10.

Danbury girls fall to SMCC, 40-26

St. Mary Central Catholic put forth a great defensive effort, holding Danbury in check in its 40-26 victory over the Lakers.

The Panthers (7-5, 7-1 SBC River) jumped out to an early lead and held a 16-6 advantage after the first quarter. Holding a 27-22 lead entering the fourth, SMCC held Danbury (4-9, 2-6) to just five points.

“We lost by 14 but were down only three points late in the fourth quarter. We just could not get our shots to fall,” said Danbury coach Dick Heller. “We had good looks, they just didn’t go in.”

Maggie London scored 10 points to lead the Panthers while Allison Weilnay and Bella Fischer scored six points apiece. Kalee Rakosky and Kayla Rodriguez both scored seven points for the Lakers.

Tiffin Calvert 42, Danbury 38

Tiffin Calvert took an early lead and held on for a 42-38 victory over Danbury. The Senecas led 10-6 after the first quarter and 18-15 at halftime.

“Calvert is a nice, balanced team. They play well together and shoot well,” said Danbury coach Dick Heller. “We are very proud of our girls. They are starting to put everything together. Calvert had a scoring run to start the game and another one to start the third quarter that put them up 10-12 points. But our girls hung in the game and got the (deficit) back to four points.”

Lexie White scored 13 points to lead Calvert (5-5, 4-3 SBC River) and Shelby Hemminger added 12. Emma White was the third Seneca to player to finish in double figures, scored 10 points.

The Lakers’ Kayla Rodriguez led all scorers with 14 points and Kalee Rakosky chipped in with 11.

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