Clippers stall Indians

Columbiana’s Erik Hopfenziz goes to the basket and is fouled by Southern’s Max Hart on Friday. (Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer)

COLUMBIANA — Matt Mazei scored seven of his game-high 21 points in the pivotal fourth quarter as Columbiana downed Southern Local, 46-43, in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play Friday.

Mazei also had 12 rebounds and nine blocks for the Clippers, who improve to 7-8 overall and 4-5 in the EOAC. Southern moves to 7-4 and 5-4 EOAC.

The Clippers were trailing 37-35 after three quarters and outscored the Indians 11-6 in the final period.

Ryan Fahs contributed 12 points, while Hunter Zentner and Erik Hopfenziz each had six rebounds.

Brock Smalley led Southern with 16 points, including four three-pointers in the first half. Jayce Sloan totaled 17 rebounds, six steals and three assists, Nick May five rebounds and Max Hart four rebounds and four assists.

Columbiana also won the junior varsity game, 36-31, as Xathon Cross scored 11 points. Timmy West had 11 points for the Indians.

Both teams play Tuesday as Columbiana hosts Mineral Ridge and Southern entertains Crestview.

SOUTHERN: 15-12-10- 6–43

COLUMBIANA: 8-14-13-11–46

SOUTHERN SCORING: Brock Smalley 4-4-16, Cam Grodhaus 2-2-6, Nick May 1-2-4, Brad Sloan 2-0-4, Jayce Sloan 1-0-2, Max Hart 1-0-3, Josh Pratt 0-0-0, Tyler Roush 0-0-0, Tanner Patterson 1-1-4, Brady Tolson 2-0-4. TEAM TOTALS: 14, 9-20: 43.

COLUMBIANA SCORING: Hunter Zentner 0-2-2, Seth Ross 1-0-3, Ryan Rahs 5-2-12, Erik Hopfenziz 1-2-4, Matt Mazei 8-4-21, Sean Whitehead 1-1-4, Carter Pasco 0-0-0, Zach Clark 0-0-0, Quenton Cross 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 16-43, 11-19: 46.

Three-point goals: Southern 6 (Smalley 4, Hart, Patterson), Columbiana 3-15 (Ross, Mazei. Whitehead).

Lisbon 58,

East Palestine 46

LISBON — Justin Sweeney had 27 points and seven rebounds as Lisbon ran wild on East Palestine 58-46 on Friday night.

Lisbon is 5-8 and 3-6 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. East Palestine fell to 2-9, 2-6.

Lisbon led 45-20 after three quarters.

Ryan McCullough had seven points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Blue Devils.

Jonathan Bertovich had 21 points for the Bulldogs.

Lisbon won the jayvee game, 35-27.

Kaden Crawford had seven points for the winners. Sean Helpy had seven points for the Bulldogs.

Lisbon hosts Columbiana on Friday.

E. PALESTINE: 3- 6- 7-28–46

LISBON: 12-15-18-13–58

E. PALESTINE SCORING: Parker Sherry 1-2-4, Dominic Posey 1-0-2, Abel Figley 1-0-2, Stephen Darlington 2-1-6, Jonathan Bertovich 7-4-21, Cooper Vance 2-2-7, Brandon Turcola 1-1-3, Shawn Helpy 0-1-1. TEAM TOTALS: 15, 11-19: 46.

LISBON SCORING: Nick Mundy 1-0-2, Logan Bell 0-0-0, Michael Davis 2-0-5, Ryan McCullough 3-0-7, Brice Blackburn 1-0-2, Adam Spencer 0-0-0, Justin Sweeney 12-2-27, Joey Fisher 3-3-9, Blayne Brownfield 1-0-2, Kaden Crawford 0-0-0, Bergen Weyand 1-0-2, Tyler Welsh 0-2-2. TEAM TOTALS: 24, 7-11: 58.

Three-point goals: East Palestine 5 (Bertovich 3, Darlington, Vance), Lisbon 3 (Davis, McCullough, Sweeney).

Wellsville 62,

Leetonia 47

LEETONIA — Wellsville’s boys basketball team didn’t miss a beat in a 62-47 win over Leetonia on Friday in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play.

Garrett Scott led the winners with 17 points and seven assists. Wellsville is 8-3 and 6-2. Justin Wright had 14 points and eight rebounds. Luke Green added 13 points and nine rebounds. Derrick Suggs had 12 rebounds.

Dylan Lennon had 14 points for the Bears, 2-11, 1-8.

Leetonia won the jayvee portion, 21-16. Luke Gregorino had six points for the Bears. Justin Thirtyacre scored 10 points for Wellsville

Leetonia is at Sebring on Tuesday. Wellsville hosts Southern on Friday.

WELLSVILLE: 16-16-17-13–62

LEETONIA: 10-14- 7-16–47

WELLSVILLE SCORING: Luke Green 5-2-13, Darien Suggs 3-2-8, Garrett Scott 6-5-17, Eli Dieringer 0-0-0, Derrick Suggs 4-0-8, Connor Ramsey 1-0-2, Justin Wright 5-2-14, Justin Talbert 0-0-0, Levi Boley 0-0-0, Justin Thirtyacre 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 24, 11-20: 62.

LEETONIA SCORING: Sefton Houlette 0-1-1, Brock Simpson 2-1-7, Alex Waterbeck 0-0-0, Dylan Lennon 5-0-14, Jorden Baker 1-0-2, Marco Ferry 2-1-5, Quentin Craik 3-0-6, Michael Miller 0-2-2, Ian Davis 1-3-5, Ethan Hartman 1-3-5. TEAM TOTALS: 15, 11-18: 47.

Three-point goals: Wellsville 3 (Wright 2, Green), Leetonia 6 (Lennon 4, Simpson 2).