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The host Tallmadge boys basketball team improved to 9-5 overall and 5-2 in the Suburban League American Conference after posting a convincing 55-35 victory over Kent Roosevelt Jan. 31 at James O. Maddox Court.
The Rough Riders scored just a total of nine points in the middle two quarters of the game.
Seth Gergely scored 8 of his 14 points in the second quarter as the Blue Devils outscored Roosevelt 21-5 in the period to take a 29-14 lead into halftime.
Matthew Francesconi added 12 points and Josh Taylor finished with 9 points for Tallmadge. Gergely and Taylor each knocked down a trio of 3-pointers.
Jordan Barnes led the Rough Riders with a game-high 18 points.
Tallmadge earned a 46-39 win in the junior varsity contest. Garrett Heller led the Blue Devils with 11 points.