Donofrio scores 1,000th

From Staff Reports

COLUMBIANA — Jonathan Bertovich is starting to get used to buzzer beaters. For the second time in five days, Bertovich made the game-winning shot to give the Lions the win as the clock expired.

This time, it was steal and a layup to give Heartland a 60-58 win over Crestview on Saturday night.

The Lions improve to 17-4 and also celebrated senior Joey Donofrio’s 1,000th career point.

Donofrio and Bertovich, both 1,000-point scorers, each had 19 points on Saturday.

Donofrio scored 13 points in the second quarter to help give the Lions a 28-22 halftime lead. He reached the milestone early in the second quarter and finished with 1,004 career points.

For Crestview (8-14), Anthony Cusick totaled 16 points and seven rebounds. Drake Golden added 14 points.

Crestview will host United in a Division III sectional opener at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Heartland will face the Southern-Mathews winner on Friday.

CRESTVIEW: 13-9-19-17–58

HEARTLAND: 8-20-7-25–60

CRESTVIEW SCORING: Kirkland Miller 4-1-10, Jack Yerkey 3-2-8, Drake Golden 5-4-14, Tony Perorazio 3-0-6, Conner Hughes 0-2-2, Matthew Strank 1-0-2, Anthony Cusick 7-2-16. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 11-24: 58.

HEARTLAND SCORING: Devin Sirota 1-2-4, Joey Donofrio 9-1-19, Jonathan Bertovich 6-6-19, Aaron Gault 0-0-0, Steven Baker 3-4-12, Nate Garzanich 0-1-1, Caleb Graft 2-0-4, Noah Pennington 0-0-0, Stephen Barnes 0-0-0, Luke Reynolds 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 21: 14-20: 60.

Three-point goals: Crestview (Miller), Heartland 3 (Baker 2, Bertovich).

Columbiana 64, Brookfield 61

COLUMBIANA — Columbiana defeated Brookfield 64-61 after going up 30-19 in the first half and holding off a furious fourth quarter run by Brookfield.

For the Clippers. Nick Million and Dalton Whitehair had 19 points each. Anthony Hall had eight points, seven rebounds and six assists.

For Brookfield, Donovan Pawlowski had 21 points.

Columbiana will travel to Mineral Ridge on Tuesday for a sectional semifinal game.

BROOKFIELD: 6-13-14-28–61

COLUMBIANA: 16-14-19-15–64

BROOKFIELD SCORING: Josh Solida 0-0-0, Isaiah Jones 8-2-18, David Pawlowski 3-0-7, TeAndre Craig 0-0-0, TJ Laverty 2-0-5, Donovan Pawlowski 7-2-21, AJ Bartolin 0-0-0, Haden Gibson 4-2-10. TEAM TOTALS: 24, 6-12: 61.

COLUMBIANA SCORING: Nick Million 7-2-19, Tyler Anderson 0-2-2, Tony Kocanjer 2-1-5, Ethan Clark 1-0-2, Ashton Kakavros 1-3-5, Dalton Whitehair 7-1-19, Anthony Hall 3-0-8, Seth Spooner 2-0-4. TEAM TOTALS: 23-48, 9-13: 64.

Three-point goals: Brookfield 7 (Donovan Pawlowski 5, David Pawlowski, Laverty), Columbiana 9 ( Whitehair 4, Million 3, Hall 2).

Wellsville 84, East Palestine 43

EAST PALESTINE — Wellsville defeated East Palestine 84-43 on Saturday.

The Tigers improve to 14-5 overall and 10-3 in the league.

All the Tigers contributed as Jaxon Brewer had 21 points and 12 rebounds; Isaiah Greathouse had his first triple-double, recording 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists; Eddie Stock scored a career-high 18 points; Luke Green had 15 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists; and Nathan McGraw added eight points and seven rebounds.

Tyler Bistarkey topped the Bulldogs with 13 points. Weston Jones added 11.

Both teams will open sectional play Tuesday as Wellsville hosts Badger and East Palestine travels to Newton Falls.

In jayvee action, East Palestine won 30-19.

WELLSVILLE: 14-20-26-24–84

EAST PALESTINE: 4-10- 8-21–43

WELLSVILLE SCORING: Luke Green 6-0-15, Jaxon Brewer 9-3-21, Isaiah Greathouse 8-1-18, Kolby Ramsey 2-0-4, Eddie Stock 9-0-18, Nathan McGraw 3-2-8. TEAM TOTALS: 37, 6-10: 84.

EAST PALESTINE SCORING: Weston Jones 4-1-11, Evan Smith 1-1-3, Tyler Bistarkey 3-6-13, Dom Wycoff 3-0-7, Landon Price 0-1-1, Ryan Rosen 2-4-8. TEAM TOTALS: 13, 11-17: 43.

Three-point goals: Wellsville 4 (Green 3, Greathouse), East Palestine 6 (Jones 2, Rosen 2, Bistarkey, Wycoff).

Salem 60, Western Reserve 50

SALEM — Salem used a 25-point third quarter to defeat Western Reserve, 60-50, Saturday.

Salem moves to 15-7 and Western Reserve falls to 7-14.

For Salem, Jon Null had 18 points and Drew Weir had 14 points.

For Western Reserve, Ryan Gordon had a game-high 25 points.

Salem will host Girard on Tuesday in a sectional semifinal.

In jayvee action, Salem won 64-33. For Salem, Austin Sinkovich had 15 points and for Western Reserve, Hayden Fellows had eight points. Salem’s final jayvee record is 9-12.

WESTERN RESERVE: 8-7-19-16–50

SALEM: 9-7-25-19–60

WESTERN RESERVE SCORING: David Altiera 1-0-3, Nick Martin 0-0-0, Gabe Platt 0-1-1, David Ashburn 1-0-2, Ryan Gordon 6-10-25, Noah Klasic 6-4-17, Jake Pappagello 0-0-0, Austin Nabb 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 15, 15-21: 50.

SALEM SCORING: Hunter Griffith 5-0-10, Brock Young 3-0-7, Cam Jaquette 1-0-2, Landon Cooper 1-1-3, Caden Swiger 0-0-0, Drew Weir 4-5-14, Davin Koskinen 1-0-2, Austin Sinkovich 0-1-1, Jack Wilson 0-0-0, Jon Null 9-0-18, Ross Davidson 1-0-3, Lucas Ziegler 0-0-0, Cade Rohm 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 25, 8-19: 60.

Three-point goals: Western Reserve 5 (Gordon 3, Altiera, Klasic), Salem 2 (Weir, Young).

Union Local 53, Beaver Local 46

CALCUTTA–Union Local defeated Beaver Local 53-46 on Saturday.

For the Beavers, Nathan Barber had 16 points and Sky Pappas added 14.

The Beavers fall to 8-10 on the season while Union moves to 17-4.

Beaver Local will face New Philadelphia in a Div. II sectional semifinal on Wednesday.

In jayvee action, Union won 43-42. For Beaver, Austin Cline had 20 points.

UNION: 17-9-16- 4–53

BEAVER: 11-9-13-13–46

UNION SCORING: Vinskovich 3-0-6, Martin 6-0-12, Butts 0-0-0, Meuer 5-2-13, Merrit 6-0-16, Boleman 2-0-6. TEAM TOTALS: 22, 2-2: 53.

BEAVER SCORING: Sky Pappas 5-0-14, Nathan Barber 6-4-16, Ethan Agnew 0-0-0, Brady Smith 1-0-2, Ryan Cunningham 1-0-2, Logan Blissenbach 4-0-8, Micah Sturm 0-0-0, Ethan Stephenson 2-0-4. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 4-6: 46.

South Range 57, Jefferson 49

JEFFERSON — South Range moved to 10-10 on the season after defeating Jefferson Area, 57-49, Saturday.

For South Range, Mike Patrone had 18 points and Eli Taylor added 12. The Raiders were 14-for-15 from the free throw line.

South Range will host Conneaut on Tuesday in a sectional semifinal.

In jayvee action, South Range won 41-34.

JEFFERSON: 12-10-14-13–49

SOUTH RANGE: 13-11-17-16–57

JEFFERSON SCORING: Bean 2-2-7, Cunningham 4-2-14, Castilla 5-1-12, Ray 6-1-13, Hitchcock 1-1-3, DeGeorge 0-0-0, Boscar 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 18, 7-14: 49

SOUTH RANGE SCORING: Mike Patrone 9-0-18, Nate Brown 3-2-9, Brandon Mikos 2-2-7, Eli Taylor 3-6-12, Luke Crumbacher 0-0-0, Dylan Turvey 1-2-4, Corey Penick 1-0-3, Mike Perry 1-2-4. TEAM TOTALS: 20, 14-15: 57.

Three-point goals: Jefferson 6 (Cunningham 4, Castilla, Bean), South Range 3 (Penick, Brown, Mikos).

Sebring 61, Springfield 60

SEBRING–Matt Byrd hit a three-pointer as time expired as Sebring stunned Springfield and kept the Tigers from claiming a share of the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference Scarlet Tier title on Saturday night.

“It might be the biggest upset in the (Mahoning) Valley this year,” Sebring coach Brian Clark said. “All five of our guys touched the ball on the last play, so it’s a credit to them. And Springfield defended it well, Matt just hit a big shot.”

Sebring (6-16, 1-13) earned its first MVAC win of the season against one of the area’s best teams. Springfield is the top seed in the Division III district tournament and could have shared the league title with McDonald with a victory.

Sebring was down 18-9 after the first quarter and trailed by seven in the fourth quarter but kept finding ways to stay within striking distance.

“We led on the first bucket of the game and we didn’t have the lead again until the last one,” Clark said.

Byrd finished with a game-high 23 points, and teammate Trojan Frankie Lozoya added 19.

Adam Wharry led the Tigers with 16 points. Beau Brungard scored 13, and RJ Smith put in 12. The Tigers’ only other loss was against McDonald, which they beat in their second matchup. It was Springfield’s third straight loss in Sebring, according to Clark.

“I’ve got a bunch of seniors who didn’t want to lose their last game on their home court,” Clark said. “I’m beyond excited for them.”

Springfield drops to 15-4 and 12-2 in league play.

“Springfield is the Div. III No. 1 seed in Northeast Ohio this year for good reason,” Clark said. “They have depth, a great coach and a winning culture. When focused, they have proven to be among the elite teams in our area regardless of division.”

Sebring will play in a Div. IV sectional final against the Jackson Milton-Western Reserve winner on Friday.

SPRINGFIELD: 18-11-19-12–60

SEBRING: 8-17-18-17–61

SPRINGFIELD SCORING: Clay Medvec 2-1-7, Mason Santangelo 1-0-2, Alex Rothwell 3-1-7, Beau Brungard 5-0-13, RJ Smith 5-1-12, Adam Wharry 6-3-16, Jakob Joyce 1-0-3. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 6-13: 60.

SEBRING SCORING: Elijah Frederick 1-0-3, Connor Shepherd 1-0-2, Andrew Lamp 3-0-6, Dylan Johnson 3-0-8, Matt Byrd 8-4-23, Frankie Lozoya 9-0-19. TEAM TOTALS: 25, 4-8: 61.

Three-point goals: 8 (Brungard 3, Medvec 2, Smith, Joyce, Wharry), Sebring 7 (Byrd 3, Johnson 2, Lozoya, Frederick).


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