Tallmadge boys hoops team holds off Norton

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The Tallmadge boys basketball team improved to 4-2 on the season after posting a 68-62 victory over Norton Dec. 17 on the road.

The Blue Devils used an 18-5 run in the fourth quarter to take control.

Colten Stricker, despite dealing with foul troubles throughout the evening, finished with a team-high 17 points for Tallmadge.

Nate Bickar added 15 points and drained a three-pointer that gave the Blue Devils the lead (51-48) for good with 4 minutes, 43 seconds left in the game.

Justin Blanks led the Panthers (4-3) with a game-high 25 points. Tallmadge, which earned a 59-53 win in the junior varsity contest, made 10 three-pointers in the win.

For more, see the Dec. 22 edition of the Tallmadge Express.

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