The host Tallmadge wheelchair basketball team improved to 5-3 on the season after earning a 34-20 victory over Canton GlenOak Wednesday at James O. Maddox Court.

The Blue Devils scored 12 points in the third quarter to put the Golden Eagles away.

"We took advantage of our rebounding and speed, getting out quickly for some fast-break points that enabled us to put the game away," first-year Tallmadge head coach Thomas Linder said.

The teams traded baskets for most of the first half and the Blue Devils led 16-12 at halftime.

Junior Isaiah Johnson scored 10 of his team-high 20 points in a fast-paced third quarter that saw Tallmadge outscore GlenOak 12-4.

"Isaiah is one of the fastest players in the league and he took over the game in the third quarter with some impressive baseline-to-baseline play.

Brennan Heavilin and Rory Murphy each scored six points and Courtney Kirsch finished with two points for the Blue Devils.

"We talked before the game about how much GlenOak had improved and that we can't just show up and expect to win because we've beaten them the first two meetings," Linder said. "I was happy with our kids taking the message to heart and coming out with intensity at both ends of the floor.

"We had contributions from everyone whether they scored a point or not. They set screens, they communicated on defense, they made the extra pass. In other words, they put a big smile on their coach’s face with their unselfish play."