Salem seizes first EBC title
CARROLLTON–In the first year of the Eastern Buckeye Conference, the Salem girls basketball team wrapped up the outright league title with a commanding 74-33 victory over Carrollton Saturday.
Salem is now 15-5 and wraps up EBC play at 10-2. The Quakers came into the day tied with Minerva, but the Lions were beaten in overtime by Marlington 38-36.
The Quakers were led by Kyla Jamison with 15 points and eight rebounds. Ellie Davidson and Echo Mayer Kutz each added 14 points. Davidson pulled down six rebounds, while Mayer-Kutz had five rebounds and five steals. Jaden Hamilton contributed 10 points. Seven different Quakers drained three-pointers.
The Quakers shot 55 percent and dished out a total of 16 assists. Salem put the game away with a dominant 24-4 second quarter.
The Salem jv team improved to 17-3 with a 56-26 victory. Krista Barley had 16 points and five steals. Abby Perry added 11 points.
The Quakers now turn their attention to a home game against Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference champion Columbiana on Monday. The contest will be broadcast as WKBN’s Game of the Week.
SALEM SCORING: Jessica Slocum 1-0-3, Casey Johnson 2-1-5, Taylor Troy 0-0-0, Annie Davidson 0-0-0, Ellie Davidson 6-2-14, Paige Bailey 1-0-3, Hayden Carner 0-0-0, Echo Mayer-Kutz 5-3-14, Jaden Hamilton 4-1-10, Kyla Jamison 6-2-15, Jenna McClish 3-0-7, Alexis Miller 0-0-0, Krista Barley 1-0-3. TEAM TOTALS: 29, 9-17: 74.
CARROLLTON SCORING: Laizure 2-0-5, Burgett 0-2-2, King 0-0-0, Hutchenson 0-1-1, Moon 0-0-0, Moore 5-1-12, Pridemore 2-0-4, Leslie 0-2-2, Glass 2-2-6, Stull 0-1-1. TEAM TOTALS: 11, 9-18: 33.
Three-point goals: Salem 7 (Slocum, Bailey, Mayer-Kutz, Hamilton, Jamison, McClish), Carrollton 2 (Laizure, Moore)
East Palestine 67, Heartland Christian 25
COLUMBIANA–The East Palestine girls basketball team picked up its 16th win of the season with a 67-25 victory over Heartland Christian Saturday.
Joclyn Fristik led the way with 14 points and five steals as the Bulldogs improve to 16-5 overall.
Jaliyah Mixon added 10 points, while Payton Sherry did a little bit of everything with eight points, five assists, five rebounds and five steals.
Also for the Bulldogs, Morgan Rutledge had nine points and five steals. Sara Buskirk had a solid game with eight points, all of them in the first quarter. Paige Snyder contributed to the defensive effort with five steals.
Madi Matthews led the Lions with nine points. Ambra Creighton added six points.
East Palestine hosts Lowellville Monday.
EAST PALESTINE: 24-15-16-12–67
EAST PALESTINE SCORING: Jade McBride 0-0-0, Paige Snyder 1-1-3, Juli Jones 2-1-7, Kenzee Johnston 2-0-4, Sara Buskirk 4-0-8, Jami Jones 2-0-4, Joclyn Fristik 5-2-14, Payton Sherry 3-2-8, Jaliyah Mixon 5-0-10, Morgan Rutledge 4-1-9, Natalie Hammer 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 29, 7-12: 67.
HEARTLAND SCORING: Hannah Rossi 0-0-0, Ambra Creighton 2-2-6, Rachel Wittenmyer 0-0-0, Madi Matthews 3-3-9, Jenna Morgan 1-0-2, Sydney Ogden 0-0-0, Julia Reynolds 1-1-3, Jordan Webb 1-0-2, Sarah Adkins 0-0-0, Brooklyn McCoy 1-1-3. TEAM TOTALS: 9, 7-12: 25.
Three-point goals: East Palestine 2 (Fristik 2)
Marlington 38, Minerva 36 (OT)
ALLIANCE–The Marlington girls basketball team denied Minerva a chance at a share of the Eastern Buckeye Conference title with a 38-36 overtime win Saturday.
Minerva falls to 15-4 overall and 7-3 in the EBC. The Lions’ loss, combined with Salem’s win over Carrollton gives the Quakers the outright conference title.
Going into the fourth quarter, the Lions held a six point lead before being outscored 12-6 in the final frame. The Dukes scored the only two points in overtime.
Minerva was led by Maddie Foutz with 10 points. Addie Rhodes finished with eight points. Minerva won the jv game 42-27.
The Lions close out their league schedule at Canton South on Monday and at West Branch on Wednesday.
MINERVA SCORING: Maddie Foutz 4-2-10, Nelle Yankovich 2-0-5, Elyssa Imler 2-2-6, Coletta Miller 2-1-5, Shelby Wheeler 1-0-2, Addie Rhodes 2-3-8. TEAM TOTALS: 13, 9-12: 36.
MARLINGTON SCORING: Ferrett 2-0-6, Springer 1-2-5, Lacher 4-2-10, Thompson 1-0-2, Lepley 5-4-15. TOTALS: 13, 8-14: 38.
Three-point goals: Minerva 1 (Yankovich), Marlington 4 (Ferrett 2, Springer, Lepley)
Crestview 62, Edgewood 21
COLUMBIANA–The Crestview girls basketball team blew out Ashtabula Edgewood 62-21 Saturday.
The Rebels improve to 15-5 overall and 8-5 in the All-American Conference Blue Tier.
Haley Eskra had a solid all-around game for the Rebels with 14 points, six rebounds and six assists.
Krista Perry led the rebounding effort with 10 boards to go with nine points. Tanner Hoffer added 11 points and seven rebounds. Payton Huff handed out five assists.
Crestview won the jv game 51-24. Shelby Rambo led the way with nine points.
EDGEWOOD SCORING: Katie Eldred 1-2-4, Lucia Mozzocco 2-2-7, Kristen Drake 0-1-1, Sydnie Melaragno 1-0-2, Ari Coberti 3-1-7, Nikki Pendleton 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 7, 6-20: 21.
CRESTVIEW SCORING: Haley Eskra 5-0-14, Payton Huff 3-0-6, Shianna Mathes 3-0-7, Tanner Hoffer 5-1-11, Madi Wick 0-2-2, Addison Bandy 3-0-6, Krista Perry 3-2-9, Shelby Rambo 0-2-2, Chloe Downey 0-0-0, Stephanie Dickey 1-0-2, Ashton Hughes 1-0-3, Trinity Miller 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 24, 7-15: 62.
Three-point goals: Edgewood 1 (Mozzocco), Crestview 7 (Eskra 4, Mathes, Perry Hughes).
Oak Glen 57, North Marion 52
NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va.–Behind a big effort from forward Ethan Travis, the Oak Glen boys basketball team held off North Marion 57-52 Saturday.
The Golden Bears improve to 15-3 overall. North Marion falls to 11-9.
Travis finished the afternoon with 22 points and 18 rebounds. With the score tied and under a minute remaining, he came up with a steal and converted an “and-1” to help put the Golden Bears over the top.
Zach Taylor added 12 points for the Golden Bears, while Sean Smith had 12 points. Gage Patterson dished out five assists.
Oak Glen won the jv game 52-42. Brayden Mineared had 21 points for the Golden Bears.
Oak Glen hosts an OVAC 4A semifinal Tuesday against St. Clairsville.
NORTH MARION: 13-7-12-20–52
OAK GLEN: 11-14-18-14–57
NORTH MARION SCORING: Miller 2-3-7, Mesidde 1-0-2, Funkhouser 4-2-10, R. Murphy 4-0-11, G. Murphy 3-2-9, Garrett 4-5-13. TEAM TOTALS: 18, 12-14: 52.
OAK GLEN SCORING: Wyatt Wiley 1-0-2, Blake Perez 1-0-2, Sean Smith 4-3-12, Jarrett Gittings 1-4-6, Ethan Travis 10-2-22, Zach Taylor 6-1-13, Gage Patterson 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 10-14: 57.
Three-point goals: North Marion 4 (R. Murphy 3, G. Murphy), Oak Glen 1 (Smith).
East Palestine 73, Leetonia 63
LEETONIA–The East Palestine boys basketball team turned back Leetonia 73-63 in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference action Saturday.
Dominic Posey led the Bulldogs (7-12) with 23 points. Jonathan Bertovich added 16 points, while Steve Darlington had 13 points.
Marco Ferry and Ethan Hartman each had 13 points for the Bears (2-18).
East Palestine won the jv game 57-44. Dalton Vance had 21 points for the Bulldogs. Nick Roller had 16 points for the Bears. Dylan Lennon and Ian Davis had eight and seven rebounds respectively.
The Bulldogs are at Lowellville Tuesday. Leetonia hosts Sebring Tuesday.
EAST PALESTINE: 19-22-16-16–73
EAST PALESTINE SCORING: Cooper Vance 1-0-2, Tyler Bistarkey 0-6-6, Dominic Posey 10-2-23, Steve Darlington 6-0-13, Dominick Cathers 0-1-1, Parker Sherry 1-1-4, Jonathan Bertovich 5-5-16, Dalton Vance 0-0-0, Brandon Turcola 2-0-4, Tommy Shasteen 0-0-0, Abel Figley 2-0-4, Dom Fertch 0-0-0, Sean Helpy 0-0-0, Evan Smith 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 27, 15-23: 73.
LEETONIA SCORING: Brock Simpson 2-2-7, Alex Waterbeck 0-0-0, Dylan Lennon 3-1-9, Jorden Baker 2-2-8, Marco Ferry 4-5-13, Quentin Craik 1-3-5, Ian Davis 3-1-8, Ethan Hartman 4-5-13. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 19-29: 63.