Lowellville Rockets vs. Warren JFK Eagles Boys’ High School Basketball Game of the Week
WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — This Tuesday, WKBN’s Game of the Week features a terrific matchup between Lowellville and Warren JFK.
With the playoffs just a week away, this contest should be a great test for each of these proud programs.
Basketball game of the week for high school students
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7 p.m. LIVE on MyYTV
Lowellville (16-3) at Warren JFK (11-8)
You can watch the “Game of the week”:
Live digital at 33.2
Armstrong Cable Channel 13 and 108
Comcast Cable Channel 3
Direct TV Channel 15
MyYTV – Spectrum Channel 997 or 1008
Jan. 5, 2021 — Lowellville, 86-75
… Four Rockets finished with 17 or more points in Lowellville’s 86-75 win over Kennedy last season. Johnny Michaels, Vinny Ballone and Anthony Lucente all scored 20 points. Cole Bunofsky had 17 in the Rockets’ win. TJ Harden connected on a trio of long-range shots to close out the night with a team-high 13 points for Kennedy. The game served as the season opener for the Eagles.
Scoring violation: Warren JFK, 64.4; Lowellville, 61.4
Scoring Defense: Lowellville, 47.5; Warren JFK, 61.1
-Lowellville is playing six games in 10 days.
-The Rockets have won five straight games. Defense has been a key part of their success lately, as they’ve allowed an average of 41.8 points per game in their recent winning streak.
-With a win, Lowellville would record its 17th win of the year. The Rockets have reached the 17-win mark in six of their previous 9 seasons.
–Lowellville is the second seed in the Northeast District of Division IV. This year, the Rockets beat Girard (73-68), Southeast (67-62), as well as Campbell Memorial (53-49) their only loss. Their three losses were to Heartland Christian by 7 (75-68) and a pair of close matchups with undefeated Springfield.
-Kennedy had won seven of his last 9 games before last Saturday, losing 81-50 at Gilmour Academy.
-The Eagles feature three players who are averaging in double digits this season – sophomores Jaden Rishel and Michael Condoleon as well as rookie Nick Ryan.
-Kennedy lost three of his eight games by a total of 6 points (against Girard, Saint-Thomas d’Aquin and Mogadore).
-Warren JFK is the fifth seed and was placed in the Grand Valley District along with Mathews and Bristol.
-Last year, Kennedy won Northeast District 2 beating McDonald’s, 77-55. The Eagles then beat Lucas in the Sweet 16 (54-48) before falling to Richmond Heights (67-50) in the regional final.
Scarlet Tier MVAC 2021-22 (Top Four)
Springfield – 14-0 (20-0)
Lowellville – 11-2 (16-3)
Reserve West – 8-6 (10-11)
Waterloo – 6-6 (6-12)
PTC 2021-22 (top four)
St. Thomas Aquinas – 7-2 (10-7)
Mogador – 5-3 (13-5)
Warren JFK – 4-4 (11-8)
Southeast – 4-4 (9-10)
Schedule to come
February 17 – Waterloo
February 18 – Leetonia
February 25 – Winner Southern/Valley Christian (section final)
February 18 – Lake Center Christian
February 19 – Champion
February 25 – Winner of Chalker/Fairport (section final)