Eagles one away

From Staff Reports

WELLSVILLE — United Local’s girls basketball team is closing in on an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference title.

The Eagles defeated Wellsville 70-28 on Thursday to move to 11-4 overall and 10-0 in league play, two games ahead of Columbiana and three ahead of Southern Local and Lisbon.

The Eagles can clinch at least a share of the EOAC title with a win at Columbiana on Monday.

United left no doubts Thursday, jumping ahead 27-7 in the first quarter and 52-15 at halftime.

Grace Knight scored 14 of her game-high 16 points in the first quarter. Madison Kibler contributed 13 points, while Addyson Blazer and Grayson Kidder had 12 apiece for the balanced Eagles.

Kaylee Rawson topped the Tigers with nine points.

Wellsville will play at East Palestine on Monday.

UNITED: 27-25-10-8–70

WELLSVILLE: 7- 8- 4-9–28

UNITED SCORING: Madison Kibler 6-0-13, Samantha Lippiatt 1-1-3, Addyson Blazer 5-2-12, Zoee Smith 0-0-0, Grace Knight 6-4-16, Grayson Kidder 5-2-12, Katie Dees 0-0-0, Taylor Cope 2-2-6, Colby Burton 2-2-6, Chloe Cooper 0-0-0, Aly Lacey 0-0-0, Mati Zines 0-0-0, Bailey McKenzie 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 28, 13-17: 70.

WELLSVILLE SCORING: Brooklyn Carlson-Byrd 0-0-0, Isabella Poppelriter 1-4-6, Kaylee Rawson 3-2-9, Myleigh Jackson 1-1-3, Sam Drysdale 0-0-0, A Powell 2-0-4, Elaina Weekley 0-0-0, Auny Robinson 2-2-6, Carys Douglas 0-0-0, Johnnie Tice 0-0-0, Ashley Heffner 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 9, 9-15: 28.

Three-point goals: United 1 (Kibler), Wellsville 1 (Rawson).

Columbiana 35,

Valley 19

COLUMBIANA — The Columbiana girls just won’t go away.

The Clippers went on a 15-0 run to finish the game and finished off Valley Christian, 33-19, in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play Thursday.

Injured senior starter Camille Zentner scored the first two points of the game off an assist from senior Tori Long to open senior night.

Columbiana improves to 11-6 overall and 8-2 in the EOAC, two games behind United. The Clippers — who have won league titles seven of the past eight seasons — will host United on Monday and can remain in the league chase with a win.

The Clippers scored the first five points of the third quarter to open up an 18-12 lead. Valley cut the gap to 20-19 and had a chance to take the lead.

Columbiana’s defense tightened and didn’t allow a point the rest of the way as the Clippers led 25-19 through three quarters and outscored Valley 10-0 in the fourth quarter.

Alaina Johnston topped the Clippers with eight points and five rebounds. Ellie Venezia totaled six points and 10 rebounds and Tori Long five points, four assists and seven steals. Cassie Spaite grabbed nine rebounds.

Valley will host Leetonia on Monday.

VALLEY: 7-5- 7- 0–19

COLUMBIANA: 8-5-12-10–35

VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCORING: Savannah Kitchen 1-0-3, Kyiel Turner 1-0-2, DiAndra Tensley 4-0-9, Naudia Beck 0-0-0, Sam Newkirk 2-0-4, Alexandria Pete 0-0-0, Taylor Perkins 0-0-0, Shaq-Cecli Lott 0-0-0, Julie Peterson 0-1-1. TEAM TOTALS: 8, 1-7: 19.

COLUMBIANA SCORING: Camille Zentner 1-0-2, Tori Long 2-1-5, Alaina Johnston 3-2-8, Ellie Venezia 3-0-6, Cassie Spaite 2-0-4, Maryn Hepler 1-0-2, Ava Heinrich 2-1-5, Addie Zohnd 0-1-1, Avery Marshall 1-0-2, Taylor Long 0-0-0, Aleyna Kyser 0-0-0, Brileigh Kocanjer 0-0-0, Ryliegh Zond 0-0-0, Lison Demoor 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 15-44, 5-7: 35.

Three-point goals: Valley 2 (Kitchen, Tensley), Columbiana 0-9.

Southern 46, East Palestine 42

SALINEVILLE — Southern Local got some key contributions in the fourth quarter to rally past East Palestine, 46-42, in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play Thursday.

Down two baskets, Josie Stanley hit two field goals, Ronni Mayfield had a three-pointer to give the Indians the lead and freshman Kennedy Lewis was 3-of-4 from the foul line down the stretch.

The Indian improve to 14-3 overall and 8-3 in the EOAC, three games behind league-leading United.

Ashley Shroades scored six of her team-high 21 points in the fourth quarter to go along with 15 rebounds and five assists. Olivia Kerns totaled 14 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks. Lewis had five rebounds and four assists and Stanley grabbed four rebounds.

The teams were tied 17-17 at halftime before East Palestine took a 29-27 lead through three quarters.

Patience Champney guided the Bulldogs with a game-high 23 points. Mia Lee added 13 points.

Both teams return to league play Monday with Southern at Lisbon and East Palestine hosting Wellsville.

E. PALESTINE: 4-13-12-13–42

SOUTHERN: 4-13-10-19–46

EAST PALESTINE SCORING: Patience Champney 8-3-23, Mia Lee 6-1-13, Leila Martin 1-0-2, Gabby Andre 0-1-1, Marah Zimmerman 1-1-3, Ceci Foster 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 6, 6-10: 46.

SOUTHERN SCORING: Olivia Kerns 5-4-14, Kennedy Lewis 0-3-3, Ashley Shroades 10-1-21, Josie Stanley 2-0-4, Ronni Mayfield 1-1-4, Paige Riggs 0-0-0, Elizabeth Mostella 0-0-0, Esther Forbes 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 18, 9-19: 46.

Three-point goals: East Palestine 4 (Champney), Southern 1 (Mayfield).

Beaver Local 33, Harrison 32

CADIZ — Beaver Local spoiled Harrison Central’s senior night with a 33-32 win over the Huskies in Buckeye 8 North Division play on Thursday.

Halle Jordan had 14 points for the Beavers including three three-pointers in the fourth quarter. Peyton Roberts added 11 points.

McKayla Dunkle had 21 points for the Huskies (8-7). Harrison was the winner of the North Division and will take on Union Local in the Buckeye 8 championship at 4 p.m. on Saturday in East Liverpool.

Kylie Narry hit two free throws with 13 seconds left to put the Beavers ahead.

Beaver Local will take on Harrison Central at 10 a.m. on Saturday at East Liverpool.

Harrison won the jayvee game, 29-12.

BEAVER: 8-4- 6-15–33

HARRISON: 8-5-10- 9–32

BEAVER LOCAL SCORING: Peyton Roberts 3-4-11, Taylor Fitzsimmons 0-0-0, Chansyn Hoppel 1-0-2, Kylie Narry 0-4-4, Jordan Palmer 1-0-2, Halle Jordan 4-2-14. TEAM TOTALS: 9, 10-16: 33.

HARRISON SCORING: Danica Rensi 1-0-2, McKayla Dunkle 10-1-21, Emma Fischer 1-0-2, Kali Banal 0-0-0, Maddy Butler 2-0-6, Angi Ferri 0-0-0, Mackenzie Harold 0-1-1. TEAM TOTALS: 14, 2-12: 32.

Three-point goals: Beaver Local 5 (Halle 4, Roberts), Harrison 2 (Butler).

Champion 66,

Crestview 35

CHAMPION — Crestview’s girls basketball team dropped a 66-35 decision to Champion in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference Gray Division action Thursday.

Champion improves to 8-4, while Crestview falls to 6-8.

Ella Meyer topped the Flashes with 15 points, followed by Kayla Hawnie with 14 and Lorinda Dodrill 13.

For the Rebels, Luvrain Gaskins had 12 points andKatie Lissi nine points.

There was no junior varsity game.

Crestview is scheduled to host Brookfield Monday.

CRESTVIEW: 6 -9-10-10–35

CHAMPION: 15-17-25- 9–66

CRESTVIEW SCORING: Emily Hill 0-1-1, Reagan Edwards 0-0-0, Katie Lissi 4-0-9, Karsyn Moore 0-0-0, McKenna Schultz 3-0-6, Stephanie Coburn 0-0-0, Emily Downey 1-1-3, Luvrain Gaskins 4-4-12, Myer Miller 0-0-0, Alexa DiCross 1-0-2, Lexi Blower 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 14, 6-15: 35.

CHAMPION SCORING: Kayla Hawnie 6-0-14, Addie Warzal 1-0-3, Ava Howell 3-2-9, Ella Meyer 6-0-15, Mady Jones 1-0-2, Lorinda Dodrill 5-0-13, Carly Easterday 1-4-6. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 6-12: 66.

Three-point goals: Crestview 1 (Lissi), Champion 10 (Meyre 3, Dodrill 3, Hawnie 2, Warzal, Howell).

Springfield 67,

Sebring 18

SEBRING — Springfield knocked off Sebring 67-18 on Thursday in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference Scarlet Division play.

Jacey Mullen had 25 points for the Tigers. Devyn Reggi added nine points for the Trojans.

SPRINGFIELD: 26-22-12-7–67

SEBRING: 6-10- 0-2–18

SEBRING SCORING: Devyn Reggi 4-0-9, Blake Thomas 3-0-6, Delaney Reggi 0-0-0, Alexis Byrd 0-0-0, Kiera Weekley 1-1-3. TEAM TOTALS: 8, 1-4: 18.

SPRINGFIELD SCORING: Manana Tuscano 1-0-2, Peyton Klein 2-0-5, Madison Lesnak 4-0-10, Kaila LaMorticella 2-0-5, Grace Venturella 2-0-5, Karigan Mullen 1-0-3, Jacey Mullen 12-0-25, Ava Vecchione 1-0-2, Emily Gerthung 1-0-2, Kendall Vaughn 2-0-4, Janeka Brungard 2-0-4. TEAM TOTALS: 30, 0-4: 67.

Three-point goals: Sebring 1 (Devyn Reggi), Springfield 7 (Lesnak 2, Klein, LaMorticella, Venturella, J. Mullen, K. Mullen).


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