AAC Boys’ Basketball Standings (as of Jan. 1)

A key matchup in the White Tier features Struthers playing host to Edgewood.

2016-17 All-American Conference Boys’ Basketball Standings
Thru January 1

Red Tier
East – 3-0 (6-1)
Next: Jan. 3 vs. Canfield
…The Panthers are 4-0 in home matchups this season.

Canfield – 3-0 (5-4)
Next: Jan. 3 at East
…The Cardinals have dropped three straight contests by 10 points or less.

Boardman – 3-1 (6-1)
Next: Jan. 6 vs. East
…Since falling to Canfield on December 20 (55-45), the Spartans have won their past two by a combined six points.

Harding – 2-1 (3-4)
Next: Jan. 3 at Howland
…Harding’s 4-losses have come against Boardman (by 1), Poland (by 1), St. Vincent-St. Mary (by 10) and St. Ignatius (by 3). That’s an average of not even 4 points.

Lakeside – 1-2 (4-5)
Next: Jan. 3 vs. Fitch
…Since beginning the season with a 4-2 mark, Lakeside has fallen in each of their past three games.

Howland – 0-4 (1-6)
Next: Jan. 3 vs. Harding
…The Tigers notched their first victory of the season on Tuesday when they traveled to Sharon and took the Tigers down in their Holiday Tournament (64-57).

Fitch – 0-4 (0-8)
Next: Jan. 3 at Lakeside
…The Falcons may be 0-8 but they’ve dropped half of their games by single digits.

White Tier
Struthers – 4-0 (8-1)
Next: Jan. 3 vs. Edgewood
…The Wildcats rebounded nicely after their setback in Alliance to Green last Tuesday to defeat Poland (50-41) on Friday.

Edgewood – 3-1 (8-1)
Next: Jan. 3 at Struthers
…Since December 13, the Warriors are 6-0.

Jefferson – 3-1 (6-2)
Next: Jan. 3 vs. Niles
…The Falcons have posted four straight victories since their setback to Struthers on December 13 (74-45).

Poland – 1-2 (4-3)
Next: Jan. 3 vs. Hubbard
…Poland’s Braeden O’Shaughnessy has averaged 18.9 points this season.

Hubbard – 1-3 (3-5)
Next: Jan. 3 at Poland
…The Eagles have won two of their past three contests.

Niles – 1-3 (2-6)
Next: Jan. 3 at Jefferson
…The Red Dragons began the season with a 2-1 start. However, Niles has fallen in each of their last five matchups.

Lakeview – 1-4 (5-6)
Next: Jan. 3 at Brookfield
…Since the Bulldogs’ hosted their annual Holiday Classic on December 22 – Lakeview has won three of their past four.

Blue Tier
LaBrae – 4-0 (7-0)
Next: Jan. 3 vs. Champion
…The Vikings have not played in Leavittsburg since December16.

Champion – 3-1 (5-3)
Next: Jan. 3 at LaBrae
…Champion has lost three of their last four games.

Girard – 2-2 (3-6)
Next: Jan. 3 vs. Liberty
…The Indians’ last four losses have been by an average of 9 points.

Liberty – 2-2 (2-5)
Next: Jan. 3 at Girard
…The Leopards’ Dra Rushton has scored 18 points per game over his last four outings.

Newton Falls – 1-2 (2-5)
Next: Jan. 3 vs. Campbell Memorial
…The Tigers are 2-3 at home as they’ve been able to score 49 points per matchup in the 44444 zip code.

Campbell Memorial – 1-3 (2-6)
Next: Jan. 3 at Newton Falls
…The Red Devils have won their last two matchups (with Liberty and Mineral Ridge) since beginning the campaign winless in six games.

Brookfield – 1-4 (2-7)
Next: Jan. 3 vs. Lakeview
…The Warriors have won just once in their last seven contests.


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