The Tallmadge wheelchair basketball team improved to 7-3 overall after earning a lopsided 29-6 victory over host Massillon Tuesday.
The Blue Devils jumped out to a 12-2 first-quarter lead and didn’t look back.
"Massillon is a young team and our older, more experienced players were able to jump out to a quick lead," Tallmadge first-year head coach Thomas Linder said. "Our transition game was too much for them.
"We were able to turn some rebounds into fast-break points right out of the gate. Once we built a lead, our younger players got a lot of minutes."
Isaiah Johnson led the Blue Devils with 19 points.
"Isaiah will always have his chance to get his points," Linder said. "I was more impressed with him getting his teammates involved.
"I think he had an assist on our first four baskets. Going forward, we will need points and just as important, assists from Isaiah."
Brennan Heavilin finished with eight points and was instrumental in getting the transition game going, thanks to a stellar effort on the boards.
"Our defense was pretty good," Linder said. "We got some outstanding play from Shateya Patton, Cory Michalec, Cerafina Currey and Ben James."
Zara Scaccio scored her first basket of the season to finish the night with two points.
"Z' works hard and is a great teammate," Linder said. "It was nice to see her get a basket."
Tallmadge is scheduled to play a make-up game with Austintown-Fitch Feb. 21 at James O. Maddox Court. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m.