The host Tallmadge boys basketball team improved to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the Suburban League after posting a 71-58 victory over Nordonia Dec. 20 at James O. Maddox Court.
The Blue Devils rallied from an 11-0 deficit with a 28-10 run in the first and second quarters.
Andrew Francesconi led Tallmadge with a season-high 32 points, including 10 in the second quarter. He made 18 of 19 shots from the foul line.
The Blue Devils went on a 21-3 run in the third quarter to build a comfortable 57-41 lead. Tallmadge never looked back the rest of the way.
Colten Stricker added 22 points and Justin Cambria finished with 10 points for the Blue Devils.
Eli Linder led the Knights with 15 points and Alex Alders added 12 points for Nordonia (3-2, 2-2).
Tallmadge earned a 56-51 win in the junior varsity contest.
For more, see the Dec. 29 edition of the Tallmadge Express.