Boys basketball

Tallmadge 52, Field 40

Andrew Francesconiís 15 points led the Blue Devils to a Stow Division II sectional victory over Field (6-16). Nate Bickar added nine points as Tallmadge (6-16) moves on to play Buchtel Friday in a sectional final at Stow.

St. Thomas Aquinas 81,?Rootstown 64

Will Burger scored 26 points to lead the Knights (13-10) to a Salem Division III sectional win over Rootstown (0-23). Reece Guidone added 12 points and Austin Hill scored 10 as Aquinas advanced to face Hanoverton United Wednesday.

Dalton 61, Mapleton 26

Five Bulldogs scored in double figures led by Adam Metzgerís 14 points, as Dalton easily won a Garfield Heights Division IV sectional game over Ashland Mapleton. Cody Huth and Chase Moyer each scored 11 and Clay Bowe and Jake Gregory had 10 points each for Dalton (20-3).

West Branch 62, ?Struthers 50

The Warriors hit 22-of-28 free throws for the difference in beating Struthers in a Boardman Division II sectional. Beau Taylor scored 16 points, including 8-for-8 from the foul line, while Kip Deshields scored 15 points, including an 8-for-12 night from the line. West Branch improved to 7-16.

Hockey

Shaker Heights 5,?Walsh Jesuit 3

Walsh scored one goal in each period, but it wasnít enough to overcome the three Shaker goals from Connor Siwik. Shaker Heights eliminated the Warriors from the Kent district and plays Friday at Kent State Ice Arena for a chance to go to the state tournament.