Two games in 24 hours?
No problem for the Tallmadge wheelchair basketball team.
The Blue Devils improved to 6-3 this winter after cruising to a 36-14 victory over host Massillon Thursday.
Tallmadge outscored the Tigers 22-6 in the middle two quarters.
Five players scored for the Blue Devils. Isaiah Johnson led the way with a career-high 22 points.
"We joked about the fact it was like the NBA with back-to-back games," first-year Talmadge head coach Thomas Linder said. "Isaiah put up NBA type numbers with 20 and 22 in the two games."
The Blue Devils defeated Canton GlenOak 34-20 Wednesday at James O. Maddox Court. Against Massillon, Tallmadge did some work on the glass. And when the Blue Devils got the loose balls, they turned them into fast-break points.
"Massillon has a lot of young players and we were able to get our transition game going early and often thanks to some great work on the boards by Brennan Heavilin, Ashleigh Hughes and Cerafina Currey," Linder said. "When we control the boards and hit our outlet passes, we are capable of getting a lot of layups."
Tallmadge also played stellar defense for the second night in a row. The Blue Devils did not allow the Tigers to make more than two baskets in any quarter.
"We have some kids who aren't quite capable of making a basket yet," Linder said. "They're close but just not strong enough yet, so they are determined to contribute in whatever way they can. For most of them, that means playing some pretty mean defense."
Cory Michalec, Shateya Patton, and Courtney Kirsch shined defensively, according to Linder.
Brennan Heavilin, who was a force on the glass, scored six points for Tallmadge.
Ben James got a chance to run the offense late in the game and ended with a season-best four points. Hughes and Currey added two points apiece.