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Heartland tops United

COLUMBIANA — Heartland Christian knocked down 14 three-pointers in dumping United Local 83-56 on Friday in boys basketball action.

Joey Donofrio had 16 points to lead the Lion charge. Jonathan Bertovich and Nate Garzanich had 14 points each. Stephen Barnes got into double digits with 12 points.

Heartland is 1-1.

United (0-2) was led by Keaton Baker’s 16 points. Nate Miller added 13 points.

United won the jayvee game, 50-42. For the Eagles, Luke Courtney had 16 points. Ward Kiko added 13 points.

Both teams are scheduled to play Tuesday as Heartland hosts Grand Valley and United travels to Leetonia.

UNITED: 16-18- 9-13–56

HEARTLAND: 25-21-20-17–83

UNITED SCORING: Brock Rhodes 0-0-0, Parker Berdine 0-0-0, Keaton Baker 6-4-16, Cody Cope 0-0-0, Nevin Hahlen 0-2-2, Grant Knight 4-0-8, Ward Kiko 4-3-11, Steffen Jarrett 3-0-6, Nate Miller 6-1-13. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 10-16: 56.

HEARTLAND SCORING: Devin Sirota 3-0-7, Joey Donofrio 71-16, Jonathan Bertovich 6-0-14, Sam Osborn 0-0-0, Aaron Gault 2-2-7, Jake Kling 0-1-1, Steven Baker 1-0-2, Nate Garzanich 4-3-14, Drew Walker 0-0-0, Caleb Graft 1-1-4, Noah Pennington 1-0-2, Luke Reynolds 1-1-4, Stephen Barnes 4-0-12. TEAM TOTALS: 30, 9-13: 83.

Three-point goals: United none, Heartland 14 (Garzanich 3, Barnes 4, Bertovich 2, Sirota, Donofrio, Gault, Graft, Reynolds).

Alliance 45, West Branch 41

ALLIANCE — Alliance outscored West Branch 16-10 in the fourth quarter to get past West Branch, 45-41, in an Eastern Buckeye Conference opener Friday night.

West Branch drops to 2-1 on the season and will play at Canfield next Friday.

W. BRANCH: 10- 7-14-10–41

ALLIANCE: 5-11-13-16–45

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