Take a bow Lady Pups!

 

We are proud of your District Championships and being Regional Semifinalists

 

Back row: (L-R) Coach Jordan Jackson, Coach Erika Karovic, Coach Joe Stephens, Aaliyah Brunner, Tazhia Petitt, Charday Pitts, Taylor Blackshear, Coach John Grandetti, Coach Willie Davis, Head Coach Pam Davis
Middle row: Amara Moore, A’Landria Terrell, Chaquela Richardson, Quaye DeGraffenried, Lexi Karovic, Ty Newkirk, Kierra Cunningham, Korrin Taylor, Ronn’Yeil Hogan
Front row: Talicity Marshall, Beau, Alycia Cunningham

 

LADY PUPS 2014 FINAL STATS


 

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Home games played at Memorial Field House

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ALL GAMES FEDERAL LEAGUE HOME GAMES AWAY GAMES

WON

 

21

 

LOST

 

6

 

WON

 

9

 

LOST

 

3

 

WON

 

10

 

LOST

 

1

 

WON

 

11

 

LOST

 

5

 

Head Coach Pamela Davis, seventh season (167-33, at McKinley)

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 17-6, 10-2

RETURNING LETTERMEN

Ty Nekirk, Jr., 5-7, G; Korrin Taylor, Sr., 5-5, G; Ronn'Yeil Hogan, Sr., 5-5, G; Amara Moore, Jr., 5-4, G;

Char'day Pitts, Jr., 6-2, F; Tazhia Petitt, Jr., 5-10, F

ROSTERS

VARSITY   JUNIOR VARSITY

Assistant Coaches:  Willie Davis, Joe Stephens, John Grandetti, Erika Karovic, Jordan Jackson. Ballgirls: Talicity Marshall, Alycia Cunningham. Video: Robert “Rabi” Williams. Scorekeeper: Lolita Bryant

10  Ronn'Yeil Hogan (Sr.) 5' 5"   10  Nauticah Still (Fr.) 5' 6"
12  Amara Moore (Jr.) 5' 3"   12  Joy Hastings (Fr.) 5' 3"
14  Lexi Karovic (Fr.) 5' 9"   14  Elena Mejia (Soph.) 5' 3"
20  Korrin Taylor (Sr.) 5' 5"   20  Camay Baylock (Fr.) 5' 8"
22  Chaqueta Richardson (Soph.) 5' 4"   22  Amber Bruton (Soph.) 5' 5"
24  Taylor Blackshear (Sr.) 5' 8"   24  Larisa Duffy (Soph.) 5' 3"
30  Ty Newkirk (Jr.) 5' 7"   30  Sha'neice Wilson (Soph.) 5' 4"
32  Quaye DeGraffenried (Soph.) 5' 6"   32  Arianna Myrie  
34  Charday Pitts (Jr.) 6' 2"   40  Brianna Brewer (Jr.) 5' 7"
40  Tazhia Petitt (Jr.) 5'10"   42  Tatyanna Mayle (Soph.) 6'
42  Aaliyah Brunner (Jr.) 5'10"   44  Alexis Brunner (Jr.) 6'
44  Kierra Cunningham (Soph.) 5' 6"   52  Tamyah Stout (Fr.)  
50  A'Landria Terrell (Fr.) 5' 5"        

ABOUT THE BULLDOGS

McKinley dropped league games by one and two points to Hoover during thr season and lost to Lake by three points in overtime in the tournament a year ago. The always competitive Bulldogs will figure out a way to compete again, with a quick, physical defense led by senior guards Korrin Taylor and Ronn'Yell Hogan. McKinley will look to press and run, but has and inside presence in Char'day Pitts.

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*-Federal League Conference game **-games at Cincinnati Walnut Hills

Junior Varsity game tips-off 90 minutes prior to Varsity game

2014 Regular Season Results
Date Date McK Opp Vs. Opponent Time
WIN   41 36  vs. Rocky River Magnificat at Walsh Univ.
WIN   54 44  Massillon Perry *
WIN   52 36  at Youngstown Boardman*
WIN   69 19  at Youngstown East
WIN   39 37  atMassillon Jackson*
  LOSS 41 69  at North Canton Hoover*
WIN   52 36  Uniontown Lake*
WIN   48 13  at Shaker Heights
WIN   53 25  vs. Memphis (TN) Woodard at C.W.H.**
  LOSS 49 54  vs. Cincinnati Walnut Hills at C.W.H.**
WIN   66 41  at Canton GlenOak*
WIN   73 41  at Massillon Perry *
WIN   60 35  Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown
WIN   55 32  Youngstown Boardman
  LOSS 27 52  vs Mason at Berlin High School
  LOSS 50 67  North Canton Hoover*
  LOSS 52 67  at Uniontown Lake*
WIN   64 52  Massillon Jackson*
WIN   71 48  Canton GlenOak*
WIN   57 48  Berea-Midpark
WIN   41 32  at Massillon Washington
WIN   76 39  Youngstown Ursuline
2013 Division I OHSAA Girls Basketball Tournament
WIN   68 17  vs. (24) Youngstown East Sectional Semifinal at Memorial Field House
WIN   88 18  vs. (23) Akron Garfield Sectional Championship at Memorial Field House
WIN   68 53  vs. (6) Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit District Semifinal at Alliance HS
WIN   39 26  vs. (5) Stow-Monroe Falls District Championship at Alliance High School
  LOSS 51 74  vs. (1) Solon Region Semifinal at Canton Civic Center

** at Cincinnati Walnut Hills High School

2014 VARSITY RESULTS (21-6, 9-3 Federal League)

Box scores and game links to stories courtesy of www.CantonRep.com

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Rocky River Magnificat vs McKinley box score Nov. 30, 2013
at Walsh University 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Magnificat (2-1) 15 8 9 4   36
Canton McKinley (1-0) 8 8 16 9   41

CANTON, Ohio - (Cleveland.com) Through three quarters Saturday, the girls basketball teams battled back and forth before the Canton McKinley defense was able to hold Magnificat to just four fourth quarter points to escape with the 41-36 victory.

Turnovers played a huge role in the game, as McKinley was able to force 22 turnovers by Magnificat, while only turning the ball over nine times.

Magnificat was led by Colleen McGervey, who finished the game with 11 points. Canton McKinley was led by Ty Newkirk, who led all scorers with 12 points.

MAGNIFICAT  Sterva 1 1 3, Nickles 1 0 2, Pryatel 1 0 2, Scelza 2 1 6, Keshock 2 2 6,, McGervey 3 4 11, Adler 2 0 4, Schwind 1 0 2
Magnificat Totals FG 13, FT 8, POINTS 36
CANTON McKINLEY  Hogan 3 3 9, Taylor 2 2 7, Smith 2 0-0 5, Newkirk 3 4 12, Pitts 2 0 4, Pettit 2 2 6, Moore 0 3 3
McKinley Totals FG 12, FT 14, POINTS 41
no other details available, above was provided by Cleveland.com

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Massillon Perry vs McKinley box score Dec. 2, 2013
at Memorial Field House 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Perry (3-1, 0-1) 12 13 7 12   44
Canton McKinley (2-0, 1-0) 11 22 13 8   54

Junior Tazhia Petitt scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the host Bulldogs (2-1, 1-0) defeated the Panthers (3-1, 0-1) in the Federal League opener for both teams.

Senior Korrin Taylor scored 11 points for the Bulldogs and Kimmie Borck led the Panthers with 11 points.

PERRY  Borck 4 2-2 11, Miner 1 0-0 3, Cobb 3 2-2 9, Pireu 2 5-10 9, Sibley 4 2-7 10, Morosko 0 0-5 0, Howard 1 0-1 2.
Perry Totals 16 11-27 44
McKINLEY  Hogan 1 1-6 3, Moore 2 2-2 7, Karovic 1 0-0 3, Taylor 4 3-6 11, Newkirk 2 5-6 10, Petitt 6 7-9 19, Cunningham 0 1-2 1
McKinley Totals 16 19-31 54
3-point goals—Moore, Karovic, Newkirk, Borck, Miner, Cobb. Fouls—25-25. Fouled out—Newkirk. Rebounds—Perry 33, McKinley 36 (Petitt 11).          JV—McKinley won.

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McKinley at Youngstown Boardman box score Dec. 4, 2013
at Youngstown Boardman 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Canton McKinley (3-0, 2-0) 11 14 15 12   52
Boardman (1-2, 0-1) 9 11 6 10   36

Tazhia Petitt finished with a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds, as the Bulldogs won on the road in the Federal League. McKinley held Boardman scoreless the last four minutes of the second quarter and the first four minutes of the third. Ty Newkirk scored 13 points for McKinley (3-0, 2-0).

 

McKinley: Hogan 3-1-7, Moore 2-1-6, Taylor 2-2-6, Newkirk 6-1-13, Pitts 1-1-3, Petitt 5-2-12, Brunner 1-0-2, Cunningham 1-0-3
 McKinley Totals: 21-7-19-52
Boardman: Volosin 2-2-6, Fonderlin 2-0-4, Patoray 2-0-4, Tomscanyi 3-5-12, Kuczek 3-4-10
 Boardman Totals: 12-11-17-36
Rebounds: McKinley 25 ( Petitt 11) Boardman 20 ( Volosin 6) Turnovers: McKinley 8 Boardman 17 JV Boardman won

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McKinley at Youngstown Boardman box score Dec. 7, 2013
at Youngstown East 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Canton McKinley (4-0, 2-0) 22 20 19 8   69
Youngstown East 4 2 2 11   19

Canton McKinley moved to 4-0 behind Senior Korrin Taylor's 20 points. 9 other players were in the scoring column against an overmatched Youngstown East squad. McKinley used full court pressure to force the Panthers into 25 turnovers.The ladies travel to Jackson next Saturday to take on the Polar Bears for their next Federal League contest.

Canton McKinley; Hogan 0-1-1, Moore 2-2-6, Karovis 2-2-6. Taylor 8-5-20, Newkirk 2-4-8, Pitts 2-1-5, Petitt 2-1-5, Brunner 3-1-7, Cunningham 3-1-9, Terrell 1-0-2
Youngstown East; Collins 1-0-3, Shade 1-2-4, Bowers 1-0-2 Richardson 2-0-4, Turner 1-0-2 Brown 2-0-4 Totals: 8-2-19
No other information available

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McKinley at Massillon Jackson box score Dec. 14, 2013
at Jackson High School 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Canton McKinley (5-0, 3-0) 7 17 11 4   39
Jackson (3-3, 1-2) 11 8 11 7   37
No game story reported on line. The following box score is from Ohio.com (Akron Beacon Journal)
MCKINLEYHogan 2-6-10, Moore 1-0-2, Taylor 1-2-4, Newkirk 4-1-11, Petitt 2-0-4, Brunner 1-2-4, Karovic 2-0-4.
 Totals: 13 11-17 39.
JACKSON — Grace 2-2-7, Duffy 2-6-10, Alkire 2-0-4, Sellari 3-0-7, Angelo 1-1-3, Slogar 2-0-4, Dehnke 1-0-2.
Totals: 13 9-17 37.
3-point goals: Newkirk 2, Grace, Sellari. Fouls: Jac., 18-16. Rebounds: Jac., 33 (Duffy 10); McK., 26 (Petitt 6, Brunner 6). Turnovers: Jac., 23-14. JV score: Jackson 35-32.

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McKinley at North Canton Hoover box score Dec. 16, 2013
at Hoover High School 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Canton McKinley (5-1, 3-1) 8 9 8 16   41
Hoover (5-0, 3-0) 21 15 15 18   69

Hoover rolls past McKinley in Federal battle

McKINLEY Hogan 3 5-10 11, Moore 1 0-0 2, Karozic 1 1-2 3, Taylor 4 5-8 13, Newkirk 3 3-4 10, Petitt 0 1-4 1, Brunner 0 1-2 1
Totals 12 16-30 41.
HOOVER  Turner 2 2-2 6, Bentler 1 0-0 2, Blyer 4 0-0 8, Worley 5 5-5 15, Runner 3 0-2 8, Manos 1 0-0 2, Lensman 1 2-4 5, Farina 3 0-0 6, Stroemple 7 3-4 17.
Totals 27 12-17 69
3-point goals—Runner, Lensman, Newkirk. Fouls—Hoover 22-14. Fouled out—Lensman. Technical fouls—Petitt (2). Rebounds—McKinley 40 (Stroemple 9), McKinley 19
JV—Hoover won

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Uniontown Lake at McKinley box score Dec. 21, 2013
at Memorial Field House 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Uniontown Lake (4-2, 1-2) 6 7 6 17   36
Canton McKinley (6-1, 4-1) 16 11 16 9   52

Bulldogs defense stymies Blue Streaks

FridayNightOhio.com  McKinley held visiting Lake to seven or fewer points during the first three quarters en route to a Federal League high school girls basketball triumph Saturday.

McKinley led 16-6 after a quarter and stretched it to a 27-13 halftime lead. Another 16-6 quarter in the third for the Bulldogs sealed theri sixth win in seven games.

McKinley was led by Ty Newkirk’s 16 points and nine rebounds, while Korrin Taylor added 15 points for the Bulldogs.

Baylen Dyrlund topped Lake with 11 points and eight rebounds.

LAKE Snow 2 3-7 7, Libby 1 0-0 3, Gower 3 0-0 6, Hymes 1 0-0 2, Maag 1 1-2 3, Bryte 1 2-2 4, Dyrlund 5 1-3 11.
 Totals 14 7-14 36.
MCKINLEY Hogan 3 0-0 7, Taylor 6 2-2 15, Newkirk 6 2-4 16, Brunner 2 2-2 6, Cunningham 2 2-2 8.
 Totals 19 8-10 52.
3-point goals—Newkirk 2, Cunningham 2, Taylor, Hogan, Libby. Fouls—Lake 16-15. Fouled out—none. Rebounds—Lake 30 (Dyrlund 8), McKinley 28 (Newkirk 9). JV—McKinley 41-34.

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McKinley at Shaker Heights box score Dec. 23, 2013
at Shaker Heights High School 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Canton McKinley (7-1) 10 13 15 10   48
Shaker Heights 8 9 7 12   13
McKinley 48 Shaker Heights 36
McKinley- Hogan 2-10-14, Moore 0-2-2, Karovic 1-0-2, Taylor 3-8-15, Newkirk 0-9-9, DeGraffenreid 0-0-0, Brunner 1-1-3, Cunningham 1-0-3
Totals: 8-30-48
Shaker Hts- Smith 1-1-3, Jones 0-2-2, Mitchell 3-2-8, Rock 1-2-4, Moran 2-2-6, Young 2-1-5, Mitchell 0-3-3, Poole 2-1-5
 Totals: 11-14-36
Fouls Shaker 29 McKinley 18 Rebounds: Shaker 30 ( Poole 5) McKinley 26 (Pitts 6)

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McKinley vs Memphis (Tennessee) Wooddard College Prep at Cincinnati Walnut Hills box score Dec. 27, 2013
at Walnut Hills High School 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Canton McKinley (8-1) 11 9 17 16   53
Wooddard College Prep 5 10 3 7   25
 
McKinley. Hogan 1-3-6, Moore 0-1-1, Taylor 5-2-12, Blackshear 1-0-3, Newkirk 4-2-11, DeGraffenreid 2-0-4, Pitts 1-1-3, Petitt 2-2-6, Brunner 1-0-2 Cunningham 2-0-5.
Totals: 19=11=53
 Woodale- Daniels: 2-4-8, Richard 1-0-2 Trent 1-0-2 McElvaine 5-1-11 Tindall 1-0-2.
Totals: 10-5-25
Fouls 17-17. 3 pt goals Hogan, Blackshear, Newkirk, Cunningham 1 each

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McKinley at Cincinnati Walnut Hills 'Braggin Rights Classic'  box score Dec. 28, 2013
at Walnut Hills High School 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Canton McKinley (8-2) 0 0 0 0   49
Walnut Hills (7-3) 0 0 0 0   54
 
Walnut Hills (7-3)–Burton 2 3 7, Yisrael 2 0 4, Darks 5 4 14, Varner 7 2 16, Wilks 4 3 11, Alexander 1 0 2.
Totals: 21 12 54
McKinley–Hogan 4 1 10, Kerovi 1 0 2, Taylor 3 2 8, Newkirk 4 8 18, Pitts 1 3 5, Petti 2 0 4, Brunner 0 1 1, Cunningham 0 1 1.
 Totals: 15 15 49
Halftime: W 28-15. 3-pointers: M 3 (Hogan, Newkirk 2).

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McKinley at Canton GlenOak box score Jan. 4, 2014
at GlenOak High School 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Canton McKinley (9-2, 5-1) 20 9 25 12   66
GlenOak 6 10 9 16   41

Petitt leads Bulldogs to road victory

Tazhia Petitt scored a game-high 21 points to help lift the Bulldogs to a Federal League win on the road.

McKinley (9-2, 5-1) outscored the Golden Eagles 20-6 in the first quarter and 25-9 in the third.

The Bulldogs also got 13 points from Ty Newkirk and 11 from Kierra Cunningham.

GlenOak was led by Mattie Repp’s 13 points.

MCKINLEY - Hogan 6 2-8 14, Richardson 1 0-0 2, Newkirk 5 2-2 13, Pitts 1 1-4 3, Petitt 9 3-4 21, Cunningham 4 0-0 11, Terrell 1 0-0 2.
Totals 27 8-18 66.
GLENOAK - Shelton 0 4-8 4, Henkel 2 2-2 7, Mills 2 2-2 6, Brown 3 0-0 6, Dave 1 0-0 2, Polk 1 1-4 3, Repp 6 0-0 13.
 Totals 15 9-16 41.
3-point goals—Cunningham 3, Newkirk, Henkel, Repp. Fouls—McKinley 16-14. Fouled out—none. JV, McKinley won

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McKinley at Massillon Perry box score Jan. 8, 2014
at Perry High School 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Canton McKinley (10-2, 6-1) 16 16 19 22   73
Perry (8-5) 15 12 5 9   41

Newkirk leads Bulldogs to win

Ty Newkirk led three McKinley players in double figures with 23 points as the Bulldogs rolled to a road Federal League girls basketball win Wednesday.

Ronn’Yeil Hogan scored 18 for McKinley, while Tazhia Petitt scored 17. Newkirk connected on four 3-pointers.

Perry only trailed by four at halftime, but McKinley outscored the Panthers 41-14 in the second half to put the game away.

Airelle Sibley led Perry with 15 points, while Karlee Pireu scored 11.

McKINLEY - Hogan 7 4-5 18, Moore 1 0-0 2, Newkirk 7 5-6 23, DeGraffenreid 1 1-2 3, Pitts 1 0-0 2, Petitt 7 3-4 17, Cunningham 2 0-0 4, Terrell 1 0-0 2, Karovic 1 0-0 2.
Totals 28 13-17 73.
PERRY- Minor 1 0-0 3, Cobb 1 0-0 2, Pireu 5 1-1 11, Sibley 6 3-6 15, Morosko 3 2-2 8, Howard 1 0-0 2.
 Totals 17 6-9 41.
3-point goals—Newkirk 4, Minor. Fouls—Perry 17-8. Fouled out—none. JV—McKinley 54-34.

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Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown at McKinley box score Jan. 11, 2014
at 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Hathaway Brown (1-9) 8 2 13 12   35
Canton McKinley (11-2) 24 12 10 14   60

Newkirk leads Bulldogs to easy win

The Bulldogs jumped out to a 36-10 halftime lead before cruising to a convincing home victory.

Ty Newkirk scored a game-high 23 points for McKinley and grabbed seven rebounds.

HATHAWAY BROWN - Birk 1 0-0 2, Brzozowski 4 2-2 12, Lawson 4 3-4 11, Paul 2 0-0 4, Passerell 1 0-0 2, Crotty 2 0-0 4.
Totals 14 5-6 35.
McKINLEY - Hogan 4 1-4 9, Karovic 0 0-1 0, Newkirk 10 1-1 23, Pitts 1 1-2 3, Petitt 4 0-0 8, Bruner 1 3-4 5, Cunningham 3 1-1 8,      Terrell 1 2-2 4.
 Totals 24 9-15 60.
3-point goals—Newkirk 2, Brzozowksi 2, Cunningham. Fouls—Hathaway Brown 16-9. Fouled out—none. Rebounds—Hathaway Brown 33 (Lawson 8), McKinley 17 (Newkirk 7).
JV—McKinley won.

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Youngstown Boardman at McKinley at box score Jan. 15, 2014
at Memorial Field House 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Canton McKinley (3-9, 1-5) 7 8 4 13   32
Canton McKinley (12-2, 7-1) 9 14 15 17   55

Bulldogs roll at home

Tazhia Petitt and Ronn’Yeil Hogan combined for 29 points to lead the Bulldogs to a convincing Federal League high school girls basketball win at Memorial Field House on Wednesday.

Petitt finished with 15 points, while Hogan had 14.

Ty Newkirk added eight points and seven rebounds for McKinley (12-2, 7-1), which next plays Saturday against Mason at the Classic In The Country in a matchup of the No. 10 and No. 1-ranked teams, respectively, in the Division I Associated Press state poll.

BOARDMAN -Platt 1 1-2 3, Volosin 2 0-0 6, Johnson 2 4-4 8, Fonderlin 1 0-0 2, Wilson 0 2-2 2, Patoray 0 1-2 1, Tomcsanyi 0 6-8 6,     Redd 1 1-1 3, Quczek 0 1-2 1.
Totals 7 16-27 32.
McKINLEY -Hogan 5 3-3 14, Moore 1 3-4 5, Taylor 2 0-0 5, Newkirk 2 3-4 8, DeGraffenreid 1 2-2 4, Petitt 6 3-5 15, Brunner 1 1-1 3, Cunningham 0 1-2 1.
 Totals 18 16-21 55
3-point goals—Volosin 2, Hogan, Taylor, Newkirk. Fouls—Boardman 20-15. Fouled out—Patoray, Brunner. Rebounds—Boardman 21 (Volosin 7), McKinley 32 (Newkirk 7). JV—Boardman won.

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McKinley vs Mason at Classic in the Country box score Jan. 19, 2014
at Berlin High School 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Canton McKinley (12-3) 10 4 9 4   27
Mason (15-0) 9 16 16 11   52
CLASSIC IN THE COUNTRY
Bulldogs lose to No. 1 team at tourney
 
The Lady Pups open the game on a 6-1 run spreading amongst their leaders Hogan, Newkirk and Petitt each with a pair to start the first quarter. A defensive opening quarter came to a close with the score 11-10 with the Mason Comets on top.

The Comets were led in the first quarter by Lauren Van Kleunen with five pionts, while leading score Jenna Gunn had just two. For the Lady Pups Tyler Newkirk led the way with four points in the first quarter.

Mason goes to a zone in the second quarter and are able to get some turnovers from the Lady Pups early that lead to some easy Comets’ buckets and they led 18-12 thanks to a 7-2 run to start the quarter.

The 7-2 run for the Comets turned into a 14-4 run as the properly named Jailyn Mason crushed two 3-pointers for the Comets to push the score to 25-14. Mason, the player, can flat out shoot the basketball as the Mason zone continues to equal to open looks for the Comets.

That’s the way the half would end with McKinley down 11 and having to mount a big comeback in the second half.

McKinley came out in the third quarter with some pressure and laid down some tough defense to start the half, but were unable to get any closer than nine points. Lady Pup Tazhia Petitt had six quick points in the quarter, but Mason answered as they were able to beat the zone back by getting the ball up the floor quick for some easy buckets by Gunn and Van Klueuner.

With over a minute to play in the third Mason led 38-23 and Gunn and Kluener both reached double-digits in scoring for the game in the period. Mason led 41-23 after three.

The many weapons of Mason took over in the final stanza as the Comets used their height to outscore McKinley 11-4 in the quarter for the 52-27 win.

The No. 1 team in Div I at the time showed the Perry Reese Center that they are the real deal as they wind down their season and get geared up for the tournament.

The Comets were led by Van Kleuner with 16 points, Gunn had 14 and Mason had 10.

The Lady Pups were led by Tazhia Petitt with 12 points, 10 of those were in the second half.

 

CANTON MCKINLEY Petitt 4-4-12, Hogan 1-2-4, Taylor 1-0-2, Newkirk 3-1-7, Pitts 0-2-2.
 Totals: 20-10-52.
MASON Gunn 6-2-14, Van Kleunen 6-4-16, Mason 4-0-10, Mowbray 4-1-9, Dixon 0-2-2, Campbell 0-1-1.
Totals: 9-9-27.
3-point goals: Mason 2. Rebounds: McK., 16 (Petit 4, Newkirk 4); Mas., 31 (Gunn 10). Fouls: Mas., 14-12. Turnovers: McK., 15-9.

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North Canton Hoover at McKinley box score Jan. 22, 2014
at Memorial Field House 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Hoover (15-2, 9-0) 19 14 18 16   67
Canton McKinley (12-4, 7-2) 11 13 11 15   50
BY JIM THOMAS
Repository sports writer

CANTON  Coming off its worst offensive performance of the year, a 52-36 loss to nationally ranked Regis Jesuit of Colorado at the Classic in the Country, Hoover had to step up its production to beat archrival McKinley at Memorial Field House on Wednesday.

The Vikings did enough to get the job done against an improving Bulldogs team.

With 10 players scoring amidst a barrage of eight 3-pointers, the state fourth-ranked Vikings remained perfect in the Federal League with a 67-50 girls high school basketball victory over ninth-ranked McKinley.

“I think they are a big thing for our team,” Hoover senior forward Kaylee Stroemple said of her team’s assortment of scorers. “We can all share the ball. (For the complete article, click on the headline in this box)
HOOVER - Stroemple 5 6-7 16, Turner 2 5-6 10, Blyer 2 0-1 6, Sarbaugh 1 0-0 2, Fehlman 1 0-0 2, Worley 2 0-0 4, Runner 1 4-4 7, Manos 1 0-0 3, Lensman 5 2-2 15, Farina 0 2-2 2.
  Totals 20 19-22 67.
McKINLEY - Newkirk 8 0-0 21, Hogan 6 8-12 20, Pitts 1 0-0 2, Petitt 2 0-0 4, Cunningham 1 0-0 3
Totals 18 8-12 50.
3-point goals—Newkirk 5, Lensman 3, Blyer 2, Turner, Runner, Manos, Cunningham. Fouls—Hoover 17-16. Fouled out—Manos. Rebounds—Hoover 36 (Stroemple 11), McKinley 23 (Petitt 6).
JV—McKinley 51-47.

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McKinley at Uniontown Lake Jan. 25, 2014
at Lake High School 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Canton McKinley (12-5, 7-3) 11 8 12 21   52
Lake (13-3, 7-3) 18 14 15 20   67
Recap coming soon.
CANTON McKINLEY— Cunningham 1-0-3, Hogan 5-6-16, Karovic 3-0-6, Moore 2-0-4, Newkirk 5-4-15, Petitt 2-2-6, Pitts 1-0-2.
Totals: 19-52 12-18 52
LAKE — Bryte 1-0-2, Dyrlund 7-6-20, Gower 1-0-2, Hymes 1-1-4, Libby 2-2-7, Maag 4-2-11, Shockley 2-2-7, Snow 7-0-14.
Totals: 25-46 13-21 67

3-point goals: Cunningham, Newkirk, Shockley, Maag, Libby, Hymes. Fouls: McK., 19-15. Rebounds: McK., 23; Lake, 32 (Dyrlund 9). Turnovers: 18-18. JV score: McKinley, 45-44.

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Massillon Jackson at McKinley box score, Jan. 29, 2014
at Memorial Field House 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Jackson (7-10, 2-8) 14 2 16 20   52
Canton McKinley (13-5, 8-3) 15 13 19 17   64
Second-quarter surge boosts Bulldogs

(CantonRep.com)  Ty Newkirk scored a game-high 21 points points to lead McKinley to a home Federal League win.

Newkirk had three 3-pointers and went a perfect 8 of 8 from the free-throw line.

The Bulldogs opened up a lead by outscoring Jackson 13-2 in the second quarter to take a 28-16 lead to half.

Ronn’Yeil Hogan had a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists for McKinley, while Char’day Pitts finished with 13 points, seven steals and six rebounds.

Landrie Grace led Jackson with 18 points. Abby Duffy added nine points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds for the Polar Bears.
JACKSON -Grace 5 5-7 18, Litman 1 0-0 2, Alkire 2 2-2 6, Lee 1 1-5 3, Sellari 2 2-2 6, Dehnke 3 2-2 8, Duffy 2 5-6 9.
 Totals 16 17-24 52.
McKINLEY - Hogan 7 0-2 15, Moore 0 1-2 1, Karovic 1 2-4 2, Pitts 5 3-5 13, Newkirk 5 8-8 21, Petitt 1 0-0 2, Bruner 3 0-0 6, Cunningham 1 0-0 2.
Totals 23 14-21 64.
3-point goals—Newkirk 3, Grace 3, Hogan. Fouls—McKinley 20-16. Fouled out—none.  Rebounds—Jackson 25 (Duffy 12), McKinley 27 (Pitts 6).
JV—Jackson 52-48.

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Canton GlenOak at McKinley box score, Feb. 1, 2014
at Memorial Field House 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
GlenOak (9-8, 4-7) 8 10 11 19   48
Canton McKinley (14-5) 17 18 10 26   71
Senior Ronn’Yeil Hogan scored 10 points to surpass 1,000 for her career and helped lead the Bulldogs to a Federal League win at home. Hogan has 1,007 career points.

McKinley was led by Ty Newkirk’s 18 points and Charday Pitts 12 rebounds. Newkirk hit three 3-pointers.

Shelby Henkel led the Golden Eagles with 21 points and 18 rebounds.
GLENOAK -Shelton 0 3-5 3, Vance 0 1-2 1, Henkel 7 7-9 21, Mills 2 3-6 7, Brown 3 0-0 6, Polk 0 4-6 4, Repp 2 0-0 6.
 Totals 14 18-28 48.
McKINLEY -Hogan 4 2-3 10, Moore 0 3-6 3, Karovic 4 1-3 9, Richardson 0 2-2 2, Newkirk 5 5-8 18, DeGraffenreid 2 2-4 7, Pitts 3 1-3 7, Petitt 2 1-2 5, Brunner 1 0-0 2, Cunningham 3 2-2 8.
Totals 24 19-33 71.
3-point goals—Newkirk 3, Repp 2, DeGraffenreid. Fouls—GlenOak 25-22. Fouled out—Mills, Petitt. Rebounds—GlenOak 39 (Henkel 18), McKinley 35 (Pitts 12).
JV—McKinley won.

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Berea Midpark at McKinley vs  Feb. 6, 2014
at Memorial Field House 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Beara-Midpark (17-2) 10 10 19 9   48
Canton McKinley (15-5) 18 10 11 18   57
Bulldogs get hot down the stretch
 
Kierra Cunningham posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 boards as the Bulldogs used a strong fourth quarter to get past Midpark at home.
 
With the game tied at 39s entering the fourth quarter, McKinley finished the game on a roll, doubling up Midpark 18-9.
 
Ty Newkirk scored 13 points for the Bulldogs, while Tazhia Petitt added 10 points.
 
 
Stasha Carey had game-highs of 22 points and 12 rebounds for Midpark.
 
MIDPARK - Johnson 1 0-0 2, Siggers 0 1-2 1, Pastor 2 0-0 4, Ziska 4 0-0 11, Host 1 0-0 2, Carey 7 8-10 22, Jankowski 0 4-6 4, Moody 1 0-0 2, Barnes 0 0-0 0.
Totals 16 13-18 48.
McKINLEY -Hogan 2 4-8 9, Karovic 2 2-4 7, Newkirk 2 8-11 13, Pitts 1 1-2 3, Petitt 5 0-2 10, Cunningham 5 2-4 15.
Totals 17 17-31 57
3-point goals—Cunningham 3, Ziska 3, Hogan, Newkirk, Karovic. Fouls—Midpark 24-13. Fouled out—Barnes, Johnson. Technical fouls—Midpark bench. Rebounds—Midpark 38 (Carey 12), McKinley 38 (Cunningham 10)
JV—McKinley 50-48.

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McKinley vs Massillon Washington box score, Feb. 13, 2014
at Washington High School 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Canton McKinley (16-5) 15 12 4 10   41
Washington (10-11) 8 8 11 5   32
Pups hold off Massillon
 
Tazhia Petitt scored a game-high 15 points to lift the Bulldogs to a road win.
 
Massillon trailed 27-16 and rallied to cut the deficit to 34-32 before the Bulldogs rattled off the last seven points off the game.
 
Shadrae Stinson paced Massillon with 10 points.
McKINLEY - Hogan 1 2-2 4, Taylor 1 0-3 2, Newkirk 4 5-9 14, Pitts 0 1-4 1, Petitt 6 3-5 15, Cunningham 2 0-0 5.
Totals 14 11-23 41.
MASSILLON - Harris 3 1-4 7, Stokes 1 1-2 3, Smith 1 1-1 4, Sanders 0 1-1 1, Hendricks 3 1-4 7, Stinson 2 5-6 10.
Totals 10 10-18 32.
 3-point goals—Smith, Stinson. Fouls—Massillon 20-13. Rebounds—McKinley 36, Massillon 36 (Hendricks 15).
JV-

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Youngstown Ursuline at McKinley box score, Feb. 13, 2014
at Memorial Field House 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
Ursuline (10-10) 4 9 16 10   39
Canton McKinley (17-5) 24 11 21 20   76
Bulldogs go deep to sink Ursuline
 
McKinley tied a school record by draining eight 3-pointers as the Bulldogs dominated at home.
 
Ty Newkirk led McKinley with three 3-pointers and scored a team-high 15 points.
 
Lexi Karovic and Tazhia Petitt  both chipped in 14 points and Ronn’Yeil Hogan posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 assists.
URSULINE - Vidale 1 0-0 2, Ross 1 0-0 3, Gunther 2 0-0 4, King 2 1-1 5, Miklandric 1 0-0 3, Comer 1 2-2 4, Beacham 7 4-5 18.
Totals 15 7-8 39.
McKINLEY - Hogan 5 0-0 10, Moore 1 2-2 4, Karovic 5 2-4 14, Taylor 4 2-2 11, Newkirk 5 2-2 15, DeGraffenreid 1 0-0 2, Petitt 6 2-2 14, Bruner 1 0-0 2, Cunningham 1 0-0 3, Terell 1 0-0 3.
 Totals 29 10-12 76.
 3-point goals—Newkirk 3, Karovic 2, Taylor, Cunningham, Terell, Ross, Maklandric. Fouls—McKinley 10-8. Fouled out—none. Rebounds—Ursuline 27 (Beacham 12), McKinley 26 (Pitts 4, Hogan 4).
JV—McKinley won.

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OHSAA Girls division I state tournament

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Youngstown East at McKinley (Alliance Division I Sectional Semifinal) box score, Feb. 15, 2014
at Memorial Field House 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
24) Youngstown East (2-16) 4 2 6 5   17
3) Canton McKinley (18-5) 21 23 9 15   68

Bulldogs roll in opener


Ty Newkirk scored 17 points to help McKinley to a Alliance Division I sectional tournament win at home.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 44-6 halftime lead.
Also scoring in double figures for McKinley were Char’day Pitts with 12 points, Lexi Karovic with 11 and Korrin Taylor with 10.
Alliance Division I

EAST  Berry 1 0-0 2, Muns 2 2-2 6, Brown 1 0-0 2, Turner 3 0-2 7. 
Totals 7 2-4 17.
McKINLEY Hogan 3 1-2 7, Moore 0 2-2 2, Karovic 5 0-0 11, Taylor 3 4-6 10, Blackshear 0 1-2 1, Newkirk 7 0-0 17,
DeGraffenried 0 1-2 1, Pitts 6 0-0 12, Petit 2 0-0 4, Brunner 0  0-2 0, Cunningham 1 0-0 2, Duffy 0 0-1 0, Hastings 0 1-2 1.
 Totals 27 9-16 68.
3-point goals—Newkirk 3, Karovic, Turner. Fouls—East 14-6. Fouled out—none. Rebounds—East 37 (Muns 10), McK 38 (Karovick 7).

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Akron Garfield at McKinley (Alliance Division I Sectional Championship) box score, Feb. 20, 2014
at Memorial Field House 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
23) Garfield (4-18) 7 5 1 5   18
3) Canton McKinley (19-5) 29 18 25 16   88

Bulldogs put bite on Rams

Tazhia Petitt scored 16 points to lead McKinley past Garfield in an Alliance Division I sectional final game at home.

Ty Newkirk added 16 points for the Bulldogs. Char’day Pitts also contributed 12 points.

McKinley built up a 29-7 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

GARFIELD (4-18)  Smith 2 1-4 6, Bradford 2 0-0 4, Merriweather 1 0-0 3, Williams 1 3-6 5, Brown 0 0-0 0.
Totals 6 4-10 18.
McKINLEY  Hogan 4 0-0 8, Karovic 2 0-0 4, Taylor 3 0-0 6, Newkirk 5 1-2 13, DeGraffenried 2 1-2 5, Pitts 5 0-0 10, Petit 8 0-3 16, Brunner 3 0-0 6, Cunningham 3 0-0 8, Terrell 0 1-2 1, Duffie 2 0-0 5, Hastings 3 0-0 6, Blackshear 0 0-0 0.
Totals 40 3-10 88.
3-point goals—Newkirk 2, Cunningham 2, Duffie, Smith, Merriweather. Fouls—Garfield 10-6. Fouled out—none. Rebounds—Garfield 27 (Smith 7), McKinley 35 (Blackshear 6).

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Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit vs. McKinley (Alliance Division I District Semifinal) box score, Feb. 25, 2014
at Alliance High School 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
6) Walsh Jesuit (18-6) 10 15 8 20   53
3) Canton McKinley (20-5) 11 22 11 24   68
 
BY MIKE POPOVICH
Repository sports writer

ALLIANCE  This felt more like the old days for head coach Pam Davis and the
McKinley girls basketball team.

The
Bulldogs didn’t have time to really enjoy tournament time a year ago. A rare early exit came in the district semifinals. Postseason glory from previous seasons was just a memory.

McKinley hopes a long 2014 tournament run creates new memories. The Bulldogs overcame the first serious challenge Tuesday and pulled away to a 68-53 win over Walsh Jesuit in a Division I district semifinal.

The
Bulldogs will face Stow in Friday’s 7 p.m. championship game at Alliance High School. McKinley
won four straight district titles before losing to Lake in the semifinals last season. (Click on the head line for the rest of this story on FridayNightOhio.com)
WALSH JESUIT  - Keough 2 7-9 11, Hall 8 5-7 21, Piper 2 4-7 9, Gee 1 0-0 2, Reilly 2 2-4 6, Pla 2 0-0 4.
 Totals 17 18-27 53.
McKINLEY - Hogan 5 1-3 11, Moore 0 0-2 0, Karovic 1 0-0 2, Taylor 5 8-11 18, Still 4 0-0 9, Pitts 3 1-3 7, Petitt 8 1-2 17,
Brunner 1 0-0 2, Cunnngham 1 0-0 2.
Totals 28 11-21 68.
3-point goals—Still, Piper. Fouls—McK 23-20. Fouled out—Pla. Rebounds—Walsh Jesuit 28 (Piper 12), McK 47 (Pitts, Petitt 9 apiece).

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Stow-Monroe Falls vs. McKinley (Alliance Division I District championship) box score, Feb. 28, 2014
at Alliance High School 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
5) Stow (21-6) 3 0 9 14   26
3) Canton McKinley (21-5) 10 4 13 12   39

BY MIKE POPOVICH
Repository sports writer

ALLIANCE  You couldn’t look at the scoreboard at halftime and avoid staring at one of the numbers.

Let’s face it. It’s not every day that any high school basketball team is held to three points in the first half of a district championship game.

Stow was an exception Friday night.


McKinley held Stow scoreless for practically two quarters and went on to a 39-26 win in a girls Division I district final at Alliance High School. A 14-0 McKinley run ultimately was the difference after a first half that saw Stow score just three points and miss its last 19 shots.

(Read the entire article by The Repository by clicking on the headline)

STOW  Preston 1 0-5 2, Baer 1 2-4 4, Vaughn 2 0-0 5, Shaver 2 0-0 4, Stout 0 1-2 1, Thompson 2 4-6 10.
Totals 8 7-17 26.
McKINLEY   Hogan 6 2-3 15, Taylor 2 2-3 6, Newkirk 1 1-2 3, Pitts 3 1-3 7, Petitt 3 2-5 8.
 Totals 15 8-16 39.
3-point goals—Thompson 2, Vaughn, Hogan. Fouls—Stow 18-14. Fouled out—Preston. Rebounds—Stow 39 (Baer 13), McK 35 (Pitts 10).

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Solon vs. McKinley (Canton Division I Regional Semifinal) box score, March 4, 2014
at Canton Civic Center 1 2 3 4   TOTAL
3) Canton McKinley (21-6) 11 10 14 16   51
1) Solon (24-3) 26 15 14 19   74
Solon girls shoot lights out to stop McKinley

 

BY JIM THOMAS
Repository sports writer

CANTON  The Memorial Civic Center has never been known as a shooter’s gym to visiting teams.

The
Solon Comets consider it their court. Playing in the friendly Civic Center confines for a third straight year, Solon shot a blistering 66 percent from the field to shoot down the McKinley Bulldogs 74-51 in Tuesday’s Canton Division I regional semifinal.

The Comets put starters Kristen Confroy, Alexis Gray, Jordan Bekelja and Alexis Stover in double figures. Freshman guard Dee Bekelja added nine points, as the
Solon starters put in 70 of the team’s 74 against a McKinley team allowing just 37 points over its last nine games, all wins.

“We did a real good job of making the extra pass and being unselfish,”
Solon head coach Trish Kruse said after her team’s school-record 24th victory. “And we finished.”

Solon clicked on 10 of 13 first-quarter shots from the floor. It led McKinley 15-2 halfway through the first quarter. When Confroy, a University of Maryland signee, drilled a 3-pointer with eight ticks left, the Comets let 27-11 after a quarter and she had 10 of them.

Solon also was 4-of-4 on 3-pointers in the first quarter.

“The second, third and fourth quarters, we settled down,”
Bulldogs head coach Pam Davis said. “But we dug ourselves too big of a hole. Against most teams, especially a Solon, you can’t dig yourself out regardless of how spectacular you play.”

McKinley didn’t play spectacular ball after the first quarter, but it played evenly with the Comets after trailing by 20, 41-21, at halftime.

Ty
Newkirk scored five of her 15 points in the third quarter and post Tazhia Petitt had four of her 13 then as McKinley played even, 14-14, with Solon. Ronn’Yeil Hogan converted her own miss to start the fourth and get McKinley rolling.

When
Petitt had two nice dip-and-drives in the lane, including a three-point pay, McKinley trailed by just 57-43 with 5:42 to play.

Then Confry made the play her team needed. After not scoring in the middle periods, she sighted a long trey after
Petitt’s bucket that silenced the Bulldogs faithful.

“It was nice to have that lead,” Kruse said. “We were getting a little nervous there when they made their push, but Kristen knocked down a huge three and Stover got an and-one to push our lead back to 20.”

That was the game, as Jordan Bekelja finished 14 of 14 from the line to lead everyone with 21 points. It ended the
McKinley run that saw it go 21-6 against the odds.

“You know what? We had so many doubters at the beginning of the year,” Davis said. “That
McKinley
wasn’t going to be anything, we weren’t going to win any ballgames.

“For us to be in this position, I’m extremely proud of the girls.”

Reach Jim at 330-580-8336 or .
On Twitter: @jthomasREP

McKINLEY  Hogan 5 5-10 15, Taylor 2 0-0 4, Newkirk 5 2-2 15, Pitts 2 0-0 4, Petitt 4 5-6 13.
 Totals 18 12-18 51.
SOLON   Stover 8 0-0 16, Confroy 5 0-0 13, Harper 1 0-0 2, J.Bekelja 3 14-14 21, Gray 5 0-1 11, Kontul 1 0-0 2, D.Bekelja 4 0-0 9.
Totals 27 14-15 74.
3-point goals—Newkirk 3, Confroy 3, J.Bekelja, Gray, D.Bekelja. Fouls—Solon 17-15. Fouled out—none.

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