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Balanced Salem outlasts Boardman in overtime

Salem senior Echo Mayer-Kutz goes in for a layup Thursday against Boardman at Cabas Gymnasium. Mayer-Kutz missed her senior season with a knee injury and Boardman allowed her to score the Quakers’ opening basket during Salem’s Senior Night game. (Morning Journal/Michael Burich)

From Staff Reports

SALEM — Salem came back from a nine-point halftime deficit to knock off Boardman 60-56 in OT Thursday in the Quakers’ regular-season finale.

Boardman built a 31-22 lead at the half before the Quakers took the lead with a 19-8 third quarter.

The teams went to overtime with the score tied at 53 and Salem pulled out the win by outscoring the Spartans 7-3 in the extra period.

Abbie Davidson had 15 points, five boards and three steals for Salem, 13-9. Jaden Hamilton put up 14 points with seven rebounds and three steals and Kyla Jamison chipped in 12 points and snagged 12 rebounds. Casey Johnson tallied eight points while Annie Davidson has five steals on the defensive end. Seniors Hayden Carner and Taylor Troy combined for another seven steals while anchoring the Quakers on the defensive end.

Maria Torres led the Spartans with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Raegan Burkey added 15 points.

Salem will host Youngstown Chaney in a Div. II sectional opener on Saturday night.

Boardman ended the regular season 5-17. The Spartans will travel to Cuyahoga Falls for a Div. I sectional opener on Saturday.

Game notes

¯ Salem senior Echo Mayer-Kutz has missed all season with a knee injury and Boardman allowed her to score Salem’s opening basket. Mayer got a few hugs from her teammates before exiting the game.

¯ Former Boardman and Columbiana head girls basketball coach Ron Moschella was on hand watching the game.

BOARDMAN: 13-18 -8-14-3–56

SALEM: 8-14-19-12-7–60

BOARDMAN SCORING: Christine Zheng 0-0-0, Jalaya Bailey 0-0-0, Gia Triveri 1-2-4, Bailey Moore 1-0-3, Bella Martin 0-0-0, Emma Tokarsky 3-2-8, Raegan Burkey 6-0-14, Maria Torres 7-6-25, Emma Mills 2-0-4. TEAM TOTALS: 20, 10-17: 56.

SALEM SCORING: Abby Perry 0-0-0, Casey Johnson 1-6-8, Taylor Troy 0-0-0, Annie Davidson 2-1-5, Jenna McClish 1-0-2, Abbie Davidson 4-6-15, Hayden Carner 1-0-2, Echo Mayer-Kutz 1-0-2, Jaden Hamilton 5-4-14, Kyla Jamison 4-4-12. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 21-25: 60

Three-point goals: Boardman 8 (Torres 5, Burkey 2, Moore), Salem 1 (Abbie Davidson 1).

United 45, Jackson-Milton 34

NORTH JACKSON — United firmly has a winning record heading into the tournament after a 45-34 win over Jackson-Milton on Thursday.

The Eagles are 13-9 and host Springfield on Wednesday in the Div. III sectional opener on Wednesday.

Bailey Boosz posted a strong game for the Eagles with 15 points. Morgan Hovorka backed her up with 10 points.

United’s jayvees finished off an impressive season with a 34-30 win. Michaela Shasteen had 10 points for the Eagles, 15-1.

UNITED: 9-8-8-20–45

JACKSON-MILTON: 2-9-5-14–34

UNITED SCORING: Morgan Hovorka 4-1-10, Kyleigh Daggy 0-0-0, Celeste Powers 1-0-2, Bailey Boosz 5-3-15, Morgan Briceland 1-1-3, Destiny Hill 1-0-2, Savannah Burton -0-2, Kendyl Daggy 1-1-3, Celeste Hofmeister 4-0-8. TEAM TOTALS: 18, 6-11: 45.

JACKSON-MILTON SCORING: Grace McDevitt 3-2-8, Chelsea Williams 0-2-2, Carly Mercer 2-0-6, Kelsey Taylor 1-0-2, Julia Bogden 1-0-3, Abigail Spalding 5-3-13. TEAM TOTALS: 12, 7-8: 34.

Three-point goals: United 3 (Boosz 2, Hovorka), Jackson-Milton 3 (Mercer 2, Bogden).

West Branch 44, Marlington 24

BELOIT — State-ranked West Branch left no doubt about being the top team in the Eastern Buckeye Conference.

The Warriors pounded second-place Marlington, 44-24, Thursday.

West Branch wrapped up the regular season at 19-3 overall and 12-0 in the EBC, three games ahead of Marlington. The Dukes are 17-5 overall and 9-3 in league play.

Eight Warriors scored, led by Peyton Alazaus with 13 points. Anna Lippiatt and Jessica Bock added eight points apiece.

West Branch opened up a 10-3 lead in the first quarter and 19-9 advantage by halftime.

Marlington won the junior varsity game, 24-18.

West Branch will host the Ravenna-Youngstown East winner in a Division II sectional final next Thursday.

MARLINGTON: 3-6-8- 7–24

WEST BRANCH: 10-9-9-16–44

MARLINGTON SCORING: Mary Mason 3-0-8, Maria Warner 2-0-5, Allison Lacher 1-2-4, Nia Lamdin 1-0-3, Leah Springer 1-0-2, Elizabeth Mason 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 9, 2-6: 24.

WEST BRANCH SCORING: Emma Egli 1-0-3, Jillian Pidgeon 2-0-6, Carly Scarpitti 1-0-2, Sammie Tuel 0-2-2, Riley Tuel 1-0-2, Maddie Showalter 0-0-0, Anna Lippiatt 3-0-8, Peyton Alazaus 5-0-13, Jessica Bock 4-0-8. TEAM TOTALS: 17, 2-5: 44.

Three-point goals: Marlington 4 (M. Mason 2, Warner, Lambdin), West Branch 8 (Alzaus 3, Pidgeon 2, Lippiatt 2, Egli).

Oak Glen 57, Wellsville 25

WELLSVILLE — Oak Glen ran away with a 57-25 win over Wellsville on Thursday in girls basketball action.

Reese Enochs hit five threes on her way to 15 points for the Golden Bears, 11-10. Alexa Andrews added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Rory McNutt had eight boards.

Oak Glen will host Philip Barbour on Saturday.

Tigers were led by Hunter Weekley with seven points and six rebounds. Cameron Carlevale added six points and four steals.

Wellsville is at Heartland on Wednesday in a Div. IV sectional contest.

OAK GLEN: 23-11-12-11–57

WELLSVILLE: 8- 3- 5- 9–25

OAK GLEN SCORING: Brittney Giorgini 0-2-2, Reese Enochs 5-0-15, Brooklyn Loveland 0-0-0, Alexa Andrews 6-1-13, Rory McNutt 2-0-4, Maddie McKay 1-0-2, Alayna Kranis 2-2-6, Sophia Arner 1-0-2, Sydney Brown 2-0-4, Sarah Brown 0-0-0, Alexus Greenlief 3-0-6, Lizzie Kell 1-1-3. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 6-10: 57.

WELLSVILLE SCORING: Iliyah Barnes 0-0-0, Hunter Weekley 3-1-7, Shauntea Browning 0-2-2, Leah Vinton 0-5-5, Camryn Jackson 0-5-5, Cameron Carlevale 3-0-6, Elaina Weekley 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 8, 8-10: 25.

Three-point goals: Oak Glen 5 (Enochs 5), Wellsville 1 (Jackson).

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