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Devils break Branch

From Staff Reports

BELOIT–The McDonald girls basketball team came away with a 50-43 upset over state-ranked West Branch in a marquee non-conference matchup Monday.

The Blue Devils improve to 19-2 overall, while the Warriors (ranked seventh in Div. II) fall to 18-3.

McDonald led by one at halftime before opening up a 10-point lead after three quarters.

Carly Scarpitti led the Warriors with 18 points. Peyton Alazaus added 15 points. Sophia Costantino led the Blue Devils with 15 points.

McDonald’s only two losses this season were to Western Reserve and Columbiana, which face each other Wednesday.

West Branch won the JVgame 47-31.

The Warriors host Marlington Thursday.

MCDONALD: 11-11-15-13–50

W. BRANCH: 8-13- 6-16–43

MCDONALD SCORING: Taylor Tuchek 2-0-4, Lucy Wolford 3-0-8, Molly Howard 4-4-13, Maddy Howard 4-1-10, Sophia Costantino 6-2-15. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 7-11: 50.

WEST BRANCH SCORING: Emma Egli 0-2-2, Carly Scarpitti 6-5-18, Sammie Tuel 1-1-3, Maddie Showalter 0-0-0, Anna Lippiatt 1-0-3, Peyton Alazaus 5-2-15, Jessica Bock 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 14, 10-16: 43.

Three-point goals: McDonald 5 (Wolford 2, Molly Howard, Maddy Howard, Costantino), West Branch 5 (Alazaus 3, Scarpitti, Lippiatt).

East Palestine 60,

East Liverpool 46.

EAST PALESTINE–Joclyn Fristik scored a career-high 34 points and set school records for single-season and career three-pointers as East Palestine downed East Liverpool 60-46 on Monday.

Fristik has now made 54 threes for the season and 98 for her career.

Morgan Rutledge added 10 points for the Bulldogs.

East Liverpool got 27 points from Emma Ludwig and eight points from Shayla Foster.

East Liverpool won the jv game 19-12. Aliyah Parson had six points for the Potters. Patience Champney added 12 points for the Bulldogs.

East Palestine is at Lowellville Thursday. East Liverpool hosts Oak Glen Wednesday.

E. LIVERPOOL: 11-10-15-10–46

E. PALESTINE: 17-17-16-10–60

EAST LIVERPOOL SCORING: Ciara Peachey 0-0-0, Olivia Flores 0-0-0, Mikayla Reed 1-0-2, Aliyah Parson 1-1-3, Alessandra Ferrazzano 0-0-0, Shayla Foster 4-0-8, Emma Ludwig 12-1-27, Selena Rogers 1-0-2, Victoria Flores 2-0-4. TEAM TOTALS: 21, 2-13: 46.

EAST PALESTINE SCORING: Patience Champney 0-0-0, Payton Sherry 1-1-3, Kenzee Johnston 3-0-6, Raquel Canterbury 0-0-0, Joclyn Fristik 13-2-34, Bailey Davis 3-1-7, Caitlyn McTrustry 0-0-0, Morgan Rutledge 4-2-10. TEAM TOTALS: 24, 6-8: 60.

Three-point goals: East Liverpool 1 (Ludwig), East Palestine 6 (Fristik 6).

United 37, Brookfield 33

HANOVERTON–The United girls basketball team downed Brookfield 37-33 on Monday.

United improves to 12-9 and is at Jackson-Milton Thursday.

The Eagles were led by Celeste Powers with 13 points and Celeste Hofmeister with eight points.

United also won the JV game 48-24 behind 15 points from Kendyl Daggy.

BROOKFIELD: 3-7-12-11–33

UNITED: 5-8 -8-13–37

BROOKFIELD SCORING: Marlaina Marek 0-2-2, Audrey Reardon 1-0-2, Kaci Mosora 0-2-2, Sophie Hook 8-4-21, Katie Gibson 0-0-0, Katie Logan 2-0-4, Becca Litz 0-1-1, Abby DeJoy 0-1-1, Kenzee Jumper 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 11, 10-18: 33.

UNITED SCORING: Madison Kibler 1-0-2, Morgan Hovorka 3-0-7, Kyleigh Daggy 0-1-1, Celeste Powers 1-1-3, Bailey Boosz 2-8-13, Morgan Briceland 0-3-3, Destiny Hill 0-0-0, Taylor Cope 0-0-0, Harley Salmen 0-0-0, Celeste Hofmeister 2-3-8. TEAM TOTALS: 7, 13-25: 37.

Three-point goals: Brookfield 1 (Hook), United 2 (Boosz, Hovorka).

Liberty 57, Crestview 53

LIBERTY — Crestview had its chances Monday.

Leading Liberty late in the game, the Leopards rallied past the Rebels, 57-53, in All-American Conference Blue Tier action.

The Leopards — the top seed in the Struthers Division III sectional-district tournament — finishes the regular season at 18-4 overall and 10-2 in the AAC, both losses to Champion. Liberty will open tournament play Feb. 22 by hosting the Springfield-United winner.

Crestview is 14-7 and 6-6 in league play heading into Wednesday’s regular-season finale at home against McDonald.

Liberty senior guard Delia Watson scored a team-high 19 points, including the 1,000th of her career. Shar’Da Williamson added 16 points and high-regarded freshmen Demi Watson and Cianna Smith added 13 and eight points, respectively.

Tanner Hoffer led the Rebels with a game-high 23 points and 17 rebounds. Krista Perry collected 10 points, five rebounds and five assists. Payton Huff added five rebounds and three assists and Addison Bandy had three assists.

Crestview won the two-quarter junior varsity game, 28-7, as McKenna Schultz scored nine points.

CRESTVIEW: 15-10-15-13–53

LIBERTY: 10-16-21-10–57

CRESTVIEW SCORING: Mara Halas 1-0-3, Shianna Mathes 0-0-0, Tanner Hoffer 11-1-23, Addison Bandy 4-0-8, Krista Perry 3-3-10, Payton Huff 2-0-4, Ashton Hughes 2-0-5. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 4-8: 53.

LIBERTY SCORING: Shar’Da Williamson 6-4-16, Delia Watson 7-2-19, Demi Watson 4-2-13, Cianna Smith 3-0-8, Allyson Jones 0-1-1. TEAM TOTALS: 20, 9-12: 57.

Three-point goals: Crestview 3 (Halas, Perry, Hughes), Liberty 8 (Delia Watson 3, Demi Watson 3, Smith 2).

Mineral Ridge 53, Columbiana 52

MINERAL RIDGE–The Columbiana girls basketball team was upset by Mineral Ridge 53-52 on Monday.

Grace Witmer had 18 points for the Clippers, while Kayla Muslovski added 12 points.

The Clippers led 28-14 after the first quarter, but were held to 24 points the rest of the game.

Columbiana is at MVAC co-champion Western Reserve on Wednesday.

COLUMBIANA: 28- 9- 8 7–52

M. RIDGE: 14-17-10-12–53

COLUMBIANA SCORING: Tori Long 6-2-15, Karissa Tringese 1-0-3, Kayla Muslovski 5-0-12, Camille Zentner 2-0-4, Grace Witmer 7-0-18. TEAM TOTALS: 21, 2-4: 52.

MINERAL RIDGE SCORING: Danielle Aulet 2-1-5, Morgan Sigley 2-0-6, Fran Kesner 6-2-15, Alexa Harkins 5-4-14, Candice Miller 5-2-13. TEAM TOTALS: 20, 9-17: 53.

Three-point goals: Columbiana 8 (Witmer 4, Muslovski 2, Long, Tringhese), Mineral Ridge 4 (Sigley 2, Kesner, Miller).

Struthers 58,

Western Reserve 42

BERLIN CENTER–The Western Reserve girls basketball team fell to Struthers 58-42 on Monday.

Dani Vuletich led the Blue Devils with 17 points, while Alyssa Serensky added 10 points.

Western Reserve hosts EOAC champion Columbiana on Wednesday.

STRUTHERS: 11-16-11-20–58

W. RESERVE: 17-10- 5-10–42

STRUTHERS SCORING: Emma Elia 8-7-26, Chloe Helder 2-6-10, Kaylei Shaffer 1-0-2, Renee Leonard 6-2-15, Ella Croyle 2-1-5. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 16-19: 58.

WESTERN RESERVE SCORING: Brooke Morris 1-0-2, Madison Leone 0-0-0, Laura Sigworth 0-0-0, Olivia Pater 2-0-5, Brooke Schantz 1-1-3, Dani Vuletich 6-5-17, Kennedy Miller 2-0-5, Olivia Altiere 0-0-0, Alyssa Serensky 4-0-10, Kayla Owen 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 16, 6-9: 42.

Three-point goals: Struthers 4 (Elia 3, Leonard), Western Reserve 4 (Serensky 2, Miller, Pater).

Leetonia 49,

Lowellville 40

LEETONIA–The Leetonia girls basketball team beat Lowellville 49-40 on Monday.

Taran Ferry and Samantha Schneider each scored 10 points to lead the Bears. Schneider grabbed seven rebounds, while Ferry had seven steals and five assists.

Megan Rosko added eight points and seven rebounds for Leetonia. Ella Gregorino finished with nine points.

Leetonia won the JV game 13-6. Molly Gibson scored 13 points for the Bears. Leetonia hosts Campbell Wednesday.

LOWELLVILLE: 11-8-11-10–40

LEETONIA: 8-13-17-11–49

LOWELLVILLE SCORING: Samantha Kelly 1-2-4, Savannah Procick 4-4-13, Carli Vari Coppola 1-0-2, Samantha Moore 5-4-14, Lily Vari Coppola 2-1-5, Frankie Lellio 0-2-2. TEAM TOTALS: 13, 13-20: 40.

LEETONIA SCORING: Ella Gregorino 4-0-9, Anna Buffone 0-4-4, Taran Ferry 5-0-10, Samantha Schneider 5-0-10, Megan Rosko 3-2-8, Haleigh Brock 1-0-3, Allison Francosky 0-3-3. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 9-17: 49.

Three-point goals: Lowellville 1 (Procick), Leetonia 2 (Brock, Gregorino).

Warren JFK 59, Heartland 40

WARREN — Warren JFK outscored Heartland Christian in every quarter on the way to a 59-40 win Monday.

Caetlyn Condoleon scored 21 points and Faith Hollobaugh 18 to lead JFK.

For Heartland, Madi Matthews totaled 19 points and Sydney Ogden contributed 13 points.

Heartland will host Brookfield on Thursday.

HEARTLAND: 7-13- 4-16–40

WARREN JFK: 14-16-11-18–59

HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN SCORING: Sophia Stambaugh 0-0-0, Madi Matthews 7-2-19, Jeanna Morgan 2-0-4, Sydney Ogden 4-5-13, Brennah Osborn 0-0-0, Jorden Webb 0-0-0, Brooklin McCoy 2-0-4. TEAM TOTALS: 15, 7-15: 40.

WARREN JFK SCORING: Jenna Sjnovosky 0-0-0, Myriah Martin 3-2-10, Faith Hollobaugh 5-5-18, Caetlyn Condoleon 8-2-21, Julia Toth 3-0-7, Jordan Durham 0-0-0, Lucy Whetzel 1-1-3, Kacie Martinko 0-0-0, Aubry Yocum 0-0-0, Martyna Imosa 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 20, 10-12: 59.

Three-point goals: Heartland 3 (Matthews 3), Warren JFK 9 (Hollobaugh 3, Condoleon 3, Martin 2, Toth).

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