by Matt LupicaCorrespondentThe drama from the one-point win over Wadsworth spilled over into this contest and continued to propel the host Tallmadge boys basketball squad, as it picked up another win on the season, this time defeating Streetsboro 70-50 in a lopsided affair Tuesday.Coming out on fire, the host Blue Devils took a 26-8 lead into the second quarter. Any idea that Tallmadge would have a letdown from the overtime win was quickly vanished after that quarter, but for head coach Jon Karnuth, there was still a lot of work to be done. "We really came out hard in the first quarter," he said. "But after that, we coasted through the rest of the game and didn't put them away like we should have."The 20-point win was a lot closer than the score indicated. The Blue Devils committed 23 turnovers. They had been averaging only 15 per game. "[If we were] playing a team like Barberton that put a lot more pressure on us than Streetsboro would, we'd really be in trouble," said Karnuth.Last season, Streetsboro took the Blue Devils to overtime, but this season was a different story. Although the Rockets didn't lose a lot of players from graduation, they came out flat and Tallmadge was able to dominate the boards. In perhaps the most stunning statistic of the basketball season, Streetsboro was out rebounded by a 40-10 margin. "We really dominated them on the boards," said Karnuth. "When the ball went up, we were in position to grab every rebound."Jonathon Lampley and Ed Householder, who each scored 13, led the Blue Devils. Dusty Simcox added 12 and David Wooldridge chipped in with 10. For Karnuth, he was impressed with how Lampley got the job done in different situations. "Jon is a tough matchup for most teams because if you put a big guy on him, he can take you outside," said Karnuth. "It's like a double-edged sword because on the other hand, if you try to guard him inside, he's tough in the post."So was the Wadsworth win from the game before really a motivator and turning point for the season? "One thing I said at the beginning of the game to the team was to make sure we came out with a lot of intensity," said Karnuth. "We needed to get the ball inside and get us on that roll after the Wadsworth game."Much of the success for the Blue Devils can be credited to the number of weapons they have on offense."At any given time we have four or five guys in double figures," said Karnuth. "That's pretty tough for teams to defend when you have to worry about multiple scoring threats."E-mail: stowsports@recordpub.comPhone: 330-686-3914