Elza & Church combined for 64; Bristol wins 3rd straight

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Bristol, the 8th ranked team in Division IV, scored 69 points throughout the first 24 minutes of their game against Lordstown tonight before topping the Red Devils – 80-16. Gage Elza scored his 5th highest point total of the season – 35 – as he connected on 5 three-point shots. Gage also dished out 4 assists and finished with 5 steals.

Elza’s 30-point games

  • January 5 – 46 vs. Brookfield
  • December 7 – 44 vs. Newbury
  • December 21 – 39 vs. Windham
  • December 29 – 38 vs. Liberty
  • January 11 – 35 vs. Lordstown

The Panthers other top scorers were Matt Church (29) and Damion Durst (8). Church closed out his night just shy of a double-double with 9 boards. Bristol (8-2) returns to action on Tuesday against Maplewood.

Lordstown was led by Marcel Jenkins, who scored 5 points. The Red Devils last three contests against ranked opponents have come against Bristol.

Lordstown’s last 3 games against ranked opponents

  • Jan. 11, 2019: #8 Bristol, L 16-80
  • Jan. 31, 2018: #10 Bristol, L 26-82
  • Jan. 8, 2013: #10 Bristol, L 74-95

Red Devils (1-10) are set to welcome Pymatuning Valley on Tuesday.

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