Jordan Poole off to good start
Jordan Poole scored nine points in a 86-63 blowout win over Case to move to 4-0 on Tuesday night. He also had 17 points, with 10 in the first half, in a 80-55 victory over Marquette at the Terry Porter Classic. Here’s footage of Poole at that event earlier this season.
Simpson opens with comeback win
Xavier Simpson scored 26 points in a 67-66 comeback win over Toledo St. John’s on Tuesday night. Simpson’s Lima Senior team trailed by 17 points at one juncture and stormed all the way back in the second half.
Simpson’s late shot to take the lead was blocked, but his teammate grabbed the offensive rebound and scored with eight seconds left to play.
St. John’s coach praised Simpson after the game.
“Xavier is real good,” St. John’s coach Ed Heintschel told the Toledo Blade. “We’ve played against some great guards, and he’s among the very best.
“He just makes things happen. He gets to the lane and gets incredibly easy shots. We were working hard to defend him, but he just makes it difficult.”
Ibi Watson, Pickerington Central fall
Ibi Watson scored 24 points in a loss to rival Pickerington North. Watson was without his fellow wing, Jalen Tate (concussion), but fell just short in leading his team to a win over its division rival, falling 68-62. Watson’s Pickerington Central team also cruised by Thurgood Marshall last week.
Teske plays well vs. Solon
Medina knocked off Solon in its season opener and Wolverine commitment Jon Teske finished with 17 points in the victory despite battling some foul trouble. Here are highlights of the Medina victory.
In its second game, Medina knocked off Ashland. Teske had 16 points and nine rebounds in the victory.
“We pride ourselves on the defensive side,” Medina center Jon Teske said. “We like being defensive-minded. We try to get stops. Usually defensive stops lead to easy buckets, and that’s what we tried to do tonight.”
Austin Davis racking up stats
Austin Davis had 23 points and 11 rebounds in a 61-35 win over Napoleon on Tuesday. The 6-foot-10, 232 pound center averaged 26 points and 17 rebounds per game last season.