Warriors dribble around Wildcats

Hovorka signs with Mount Vernon Nazarene West Branch High School senior Kayla Hovorka will continue her academic and basketball careers at Mount Vernon Nazarene University next fall. Seated are (from left) sister Morgan Hovorka, Mount Vernon coach Amanda Short, Kayla Hovorka, mother Barb Hovorka. Standing are West Branch coach Walt DeShields and father Rob Hovorka.

CANTON — Natalie Zuchowski had the hot hand as she had 18 points and seven rebounds in the West Branch 53-34 win over Canton South on Wednesday.

Shannon Wolfe added nine points.

West Branch is 4-0 and 2-0 in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference. West Branch hosts Minerva on Saturday.

W. BRANCH: 16-13-11-13–53

C. SOUTH: 8-9-5-12–34

W. BRANCH SCORING: Carly Scarpitti 1-0-2, Grace Heath 1-0-2, Hannah Ridgway 3-1-7, Kayla Hovorka 3-2-8, Sarrah Tennefoss 2-0-4, Peyton Alazaus 1-0-3, Shannon Wolfe 4-1-9, Natalie Zuchowski 8-2-18. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 6-9: 53.

CANTON SOUTH SCORING: Mount 1-0-2, Dalton 3-0-6, A. Noll 0-1-1, Brown 1-1-3, Parker 2-0-4, Mitchell 5-1-11, B. Noll 3-0-7. TEAM TOTALS: 15, 3-5: 34.

Three-point goals: West Branch 1 (Alazaus), Canton South 1 (B. Noll).


Sebring 45, Valley 43

SEBRING–Joey Clark hit a three-pointer as time expired to lift the Sebring boys basketball team past Valley Christian 45-43 Wednesday.

The Trojans improve to 2-0 overall. The Eagles fall to 2-2.

Clark led Sebring with 18 points. Collin Baia added seven points, while Gabe lanzer had seven rebounds.

Jamynck Jackson had 10 points for Valley Christian. Milan Square finished with eight points and 12 rebounds.

Valley Christian won the jayvee game 46-42.

The Trojans are back in action at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Lordstown.

VALLEY: 11-11-4-17–43

SEBRING: 15-10-10-10–45

VALLEY SCORING: Emmaunuel Armour 3-1-7, Terrence White 0-0-0, Jamynck Jackson 4-0-10, Milan Square 4-0-8, Jordan Trowers 4-0-8, Damien Chapman 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 16, 1-10: 43.

SEBRING SCORING: Jake Hunter 3-1-7, Joey Clark 6-0-18, Collin Baia 3-0-8, Wes Latham 1-0-2, Zane Paterson 0-2-2, Gabe Lanzer 2-0-4, Trent Ritchey 2-0-4. TEAM TOTALS: 17, 3-8: 45.

Three-point goals: Valley 2 (Jackson 2), Sebring 8 (Clark 6, Baia 2).