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Stow-Munroe Falls boys basketball team falls to Barberton

Published: January 25, 2013 11:26 PM

The host Stow-Munroe Falls boys basketball team lost its fifth consecutive game after dropping a 64-53 decision to Barberton Jan. 25.

With the win, the Magics improved to 9-4 on the season. The Bulldogs fell to 6-9.

Barberton led most of the game and had a 16-point advantage (53-37 and 51-35) in the fourth quarter.

Stow, thanks to its full-court pressure, cut its deficit to eight (55-47) with 2 minutes, 22 seconds left. But the Magics made free throws down the stretch and the Bulldogs never got closer.

Sophomore guard Josh Williams scored 10 of his game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter for Barberton. He also had a game-high 12 rebounds. Junior forward Phil Washington came off the bench to score 14 points for the Magics.

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Forward Matt Beech led Stow with 16 points. He made all eight of his free throws. Guard Mike Zavodnik added 11 points for the Bulldogs. Barberton, which had a 30-12 advantage on the glass, made 15-of-25 foul shots. Stow made 19-of-23.

Before the game, a ceremony took place to honor the players from the 1991-92, 1992-93 and 1993-94 Bulldogs' teams. The ceremony included Stow assistant coach Kevin Kovach, a former player, and Barberton head coach Ken Rector, who was an assistant coach on all three of those Bulldogs' teams. Those teams combined for a 57-3 regular-season record and the 1992-93 team reached the Division I state semifinals. The 1993-94 team finished with a 20-0 regular-season record.

For more, see the Jan. 30 edition of the Stow Sentry.

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