Devils edge Rebels in OT
LISBON — Ryan McCullough had 30 points and Blayne Brownfield added 29 more as the Lisbon boys basketball team survived an overtime challenge by Crestview in a 71-67 victory on Saturday.
Crestview, fresh off an opening win over Wellsville on Friday, outscored the Devils by six in the final frame to send the game to overtime.
Brownfield added 10 rebounds, while McCullough had seven boards and five assists.
Lisbon improves to 2-0 and hosts Malvern on Tuesday.
For the Rebels (1-1), Kirkland Miller had 20 points, 11 rebounds and six steals. Jack Yerkey tallied 15 points and Drake Golden had 14 points.
Lisbon won the jayvee game, 33-26. Austin Dailey paced the Devils with 16 points. Tyler Millhorn had 11 points for the Rebels.
Crestview is at Beaver Local on Tuesday.
CRESTVIEW SCORING: Brandon Yanssens 3-1-8, Kirkland Miller 8-3-20, Jack Yerkey 6-2-15, Drake Golden 4-5-14, Tony Perorazio 3-0-9, Connor Hughes 0-0-0, Anthony Cusick 0-1-1. TEAM TOTALS: 25, 12-20: 67.
LISBON SCORING: Ryan McCullough 10-6-30, Blayne Brownfield 8-9-29, Tyler Welsh 1-0-3, Adam Spencer 0-0-0, Trevor Siefke 2-2-6, Hunter Sturgeon 0-1-1, Hunter Dailey 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 22, 18-26: 71.
Three-point goals: Crestview 5 (Yanssens, Miller, Yerkey, Golden, Perorazio), Lisbon 9 (McCullough 4, Brownfield 4, Welsh).
Crew to host MLS Cup final
COLUMBUS (AP) — Artur scored in the 59th minute and the Columbus Crew advanced to the MLS Cup title game with a 1-0 victory over the New England Revolution on Sunday in the Eastern Conference final.
The third-seeded Crew will face the winner of the Western Conference final Monday night between the defending champion Seattle Sounders and Minnesota United.
The Crew will host the title game, set for Saturday.
Columbus beat upstart Nashville with two goals during extra time last Sunday to advance to the conference finals while the team struggled with positive coronavirus cases.
“We’re one step away,” Crew coach Caleb Porter said. That’s what I keep going back to. The job’s not done. We started this tournament, we wanted to make four steps. We’ve made three of the four. I know the guys in that locker room, they’re real happy to put the Eastern Conference championship trophy in the trophy case, and that’s what it’s about, but there’s a much bigger trophy.”
A limited number of fans were on hand at MAPFRE Stadium.
The eighth-seeded Revolution were the surprise of the playoffs, getting past Montreal in a play-in game before eliminating the top-seeded Philadelphia Union and No. 4 Orlando City.
“On the day, Columbus was the better team, I think,” Revs coach Bruce Arena said. “I think they deserved to win the game. Give them credit for the goal they created, just better at anticipating plays than we were.”
Columbus had several good chances at the start, including Darlington Nagbe’s attempt in the fifth minute that was saved by goalkeeper Matt Turner. Turner went on to have five saves in the first half alone, and six for the game.
The Crew finally broke through with Artur’s deftly placed goal just inside the post. It was the Brazilian midfielder’s third goal of the season.
Gustavo Bou had a chance for the Revolution in stoppage time but his attempt was saved by Crew goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell.
The Crew was still celebrating its conference trophy when Porter said the attention shifts to celebrating the MLS Cup.
“We’re thinking about that next game. We want to win the final and be champions,” Porter said. “But I’m real proud of our group. It was a tough game. Turner was the man of the match, he stood on his head. Great goal that we scored. We should have scored more.”