Gene Schindewolf won his 400th game as Manchester boys basketball coach Tuesday night when the Panthers defeated host Waterloo 60-51.
Senior Kanyon Collins scored 21 points to lead Manchester (5-13) and senior Austin Klein scored 10 points.
“Last night was just nice to get a victory,” Schindewolf said. “We have struggled a little bit this season. It was nice to get the win. Having 400 at the school is a nice memory and nice for the school and for print. I think the important thing is there are a lot of kids I have coached that have gone into coaching, and for me that is pretty nice.”
Schindewolf, 60, is in his 28th season as Manchester’s coach following five seasons as Dalton’s coach. Schindewolf, a graduate of Manchester and the College of Wooster, has won a total of 448 games as a high school coach. He competed in football, basketball and track and field at Manchester and played basketball at Wooster.
CVCA’s Bockoven signs
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy senior Ben Bockoven has signed a national letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic careers at Xavier University.
Bockoven, a Hudson resident, will compete in cross country and track and field for the Musketeers. He has run on three Division II state qualifying Royals cross country teams and earned All-Ohio honors in 2012 and 2013 at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.
In the Division II state meet, Bockoven placed fifth in 2012 in a time of 15:57.26 and finished eighth in 2013 in a time of 16:24.63.
Anthony Christian of Archbishop Hoban and Mitch Peterson of Walsh Jesuit both continued their solid sophomore seasons Tuesday by leading their teams to wins at home.
Christian compiled a triple-double with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 10 steals in Hoban’s 61-47 victory over visiting Gilmour Academy. Hoban has a 12-6 record.
Peterson scored 32 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had six steals and three assists in Walsh’s 67-59 triumph over CVCA. Walsh has an 11-8 record.
Hoover girls finish strong
The North Canton Hoover girls basketball team finished the regular season with a 20-2 overall record and unbeaten (12-0) in Federal League games.
Hoover defeated host Jackson 71-36 to wrap up its Federal League schedule on Monday and then beat visiting Carrollton 70-43 on Tuesday to cap the regular season.
Senior Kelsey Lensman led Hoover over Jackson with 18 points. Senior Marquia Turner contributed 12 points in the game and freshman Maddie Blyer scored 10 points.
Senior Julie Worley scored 17 points to guide Hoover past Carrollton. Senior Kaylee Stroemple scored 13 points and Lensman added 10 points.
Hoover looks poised to make a run in the upcoming Division I postseason tournament under coach Abbey Allerding.
Injured star out
Canton Timken sophomore LePear Toles has missed more than a week of basketball action and is expected to be out a total of four to six weeks with a “slight” stress fracture in a foot, according to the Canton Repository.
Toles, a 6-foot-4 guard, was injured in Timken’s 54-41 loss to host CVCA on Feb. 4. He and Timken coach Rick Hairston both said rest and ice will help in his recovery as he prepares to come back and play in the Division I postseason tournament.
Toles led Timken to a 62-60 win over Cleveland St. Ignatius on Jan. 26 by scoring 27 points in the third annual Dunk4Diabetes Shootout at Walsh University. He converted a 3-point play with 21 seconds to go in the fourth quarter to tie the score at 60-60, and then assisted on the game-winning layup by senior Randee Reed with four seconds to go.
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