×

United takes over EOAC

HANOVERTON — United may have been short on healthy players, but the Golden Eagles were never short-handed.

United took over sole possession of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference lead with an impressvie 42-34 win over Valley Christian on Friday night.

Steffen Jarrett lifted United on his shoulders with a game-high 18 points in the paint. Parker Berdine scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half, while Luke Courtney helped handle Valley’s pressure defense.

United improves to 7-4 overall and 6-1 in the EOAC, one game ahead of Valley, Wellsville and Columbiana and two in front of Lisbon.

The Eagles were without starter Grant Knight due to injury and Ward Kiko returned, but his play was limited due to a sore ankle.

It didn’t show as United also got key contributions from Nevin Hahlen and Brock Rhodes.

Jarrett scored nine of United’s first 10 points as led except for a 10-10 tie.

United opened up an eight-point lead and settled for a 22-17 halftime advantage after holding Valley to 7-of-28 shooting in the first half.

A Berdine three-pointer beat the third-quarter buzzer to give United a 35-24 lead.

Valley could not get closer than seven points in the fourth quarter, the last time at 37-30 with 4:08 remaining. United countered with a Berdine thre-pointer and a Jarrett scored off an offensive rebound to make it 42-30 with 2:59 to play.

For Valley (6-7), Jon’Trell Mixon scored 15 points and Joey Battista eight.

Valley won the junior varsity game, 36-26, behind Alex Green’s 18 points. Kaleb Nastari had seven points for United.

The Eagles will play at Jackson-Milton on Tuesday.

VALLEY: 8- 9- 7-10–34

UNITED: 10-12-13- 7–42

VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCORING: Jhordan Peete 1-0-2, Kaydin Brown 0-0-0, VeShun Gurley 2-0-4, Joey Battista 3-0-8, Jon’Trell Mixon 6-3-15, Rasham Bell 2-0-5, Tyree Washington 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 14, 3-9: 34.

UNITED SCORING: Brock Rhodes 1-0-3, Parker Berdine 5-0-13, Nevin Hahlen 1-0-3, Luke Courtney 1-1-3, Steffen Jarrett 9-0-18, Ward Kiko 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 18, 1-6: 42.

Three-point goals: Valley 3 (Battista 2, Bell), United 5 (Berdine 3, Rhodes, Hahlen).

Lisbon 58, East Palestine 45

EAST PALESTINE — Lisbon’s 58-45 win over East Palestine ended in silence Friday night.

The game was called with 1:21 remaining after a serious injury to sophomore Austin Dailey. Dailey was transported to a Youngstown hospital after running into a wall at East Palestine High School.

Hunter Dailey, Austin’s twin, scored a game-high 16 points. Trevor Siefke collected 15 points and 10 assists, while Austin Dailey had Austin Dailey nine points and two steals

Lisbon improves to 8-4 overall and 5-3 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. East Palestine drops to 2-11.

Weston Jones guided the Bulldogs with 14 points. Evan Smith added 11 points.

East Palestine won the junior varsity game, 48-40.

Will Dixon led the Bulldogs with nine points. Noah Minor had 14 points for the Blue Devils.

The Lisbon at Heartland game scheduled for Saturday has been postponed. The Blue Devils will play at state-ranked Malvern on Tuesday.

LISBON: 18-11-19-10–58

EAST PALESTINE: 6-17-13- 9–45

LISBON SCORING: Logan Stauffer 2-0-6, Trevor Siefke 5-5-15, Hunter Sturgeon 3-0-6, Hunter Dailey 6-4-16, Austin Dailey 4-0-9, Tate Wallen 3-0-6. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 9-13: 58.

EAST PALESTINE SCORING: Tyler Bistarkey 3-0-6, Ryan Rosen 1-0-2, Weston Jones 5-1-14, Will Dixon 1-0-3, Owen Jurjavcic 0-0-0, Caleb Reynolds 3-0-6, Evan Smith 4-1-11, Payton Elliott 1-0-3. TEAM TOTALS: 18, 2-9: 45.

Three-point goals: Lisbon 3 (Stauffer 2, A. Dailey), East Palestine 7 (Jones 3, Eliott 2, Dixon, Elliott).

Wellsville 63, Leetonia 30

LEETONIA — Jaxon Brewer totaled 27 points, 10 steals and five rebounds as Wellsville doubled up Leetonia, 63-30, Friday.

Isaiah Greathouse contributed 11 points and seven assists and freshman Tyrell Watkins had a personal-high 10 points. Josiah Santiago added eight points.

The Tigers improve to 8-3 overall and 5-2 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference, trailing United by one game.

Andrew Hendricks paced the Bears with nine points.

Wellsville also won the junior varsity game, 40-30, as Dontay Wilcox scored 10 points. Carson Brock had 11 points for Leetonia.

Wellsville will host Oa Glen at 5:30 p.m. today. Leetonia will play at Sebring on Tuesday.

WELLSVILLE: 16-14-14-19–63

LEETONIA: 7- 6- 8-9 –30

WELLSVILLE SCORING: Josiah Santiago 2-3-8, Isaiah Greathouse 3-5-11, Tyrell Watkins 5-0-10, Gavin Kountz 1-2-4, Jaxon Brewer 11-4-27, Eddie Stock 0-1-1, Dalton Heffner 0-0-0, Dontay Wilcox 0-0-0, Kolby Ramsey 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 15-21: 63.

LEETONIA SCORING: Noah RIffee 0-2-2, Andrew Hendricks 4-0-9, Tim Johnson 0-0-0, Joe Guido 2-2-7, Jacob McCool 2-0-4, Ashbee Merritt 1-0-2, Carson Brock 1-0-3, Case Henderson 1-0-3, Ethan Mancuso 0-0-0, Tatum Finley 0-0-0 .TEAM TOTALS: 119, 4-9: 30.

Three-point goals: Wellsville 2 (Santiago, Brewer), Leetonia 4 (Hendricks, Guido, Brock, Henderson).

Columbiana 62, Southern 57

COLUMBIANA — Devin Daughtery had 26 points and seven boards as Columbiana secured a 62-57 win over Southern Local on Friday in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play.

Nick Million and Maddox Brown had 11 points each for the winners.

Jason Riggs sparked Southern with 22 points.

Brady Ketchum added 19 points and nine rebounds for the Indians, 2-8, 1-6.

Columbiana is 6-6 and 5-2 in the league.

The Clippers won the jayvee portion, 31-17.

Aaron Marcum and Seth Struharik had 12 points each for the Clippers.

Southern was led by Cooper Edmiston’s seven points.

Southern is at Heartland on Tuesday.

Coumbiana is set to play at Lowellville on Tuesday.

SOUTHERN: 15-18-10-14–57

COLUMBIANA: 20-15-19- 8–62

SOUTHERN SCORING: Noah Perfetto 3-0-7, Brady Ketchum 7-5-19, Chuck McCulley 1-0-2, Zack Tribello 3-1-7, Jason Riggs 8-0-22. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 6-12: 57.

COLUMBIANA SCORING: Nick Million 5-0-11, Carter Murphy 1-0-3, Maddox Brown 4-1-11, Tony Kocanjer 0-0-0, Ian Less 1-2-5, Devin Daughtery 12-2-26, Alex Eusebio 2-2-6. TEAM TOTALS: 27, 7-14: 62.

Three-point goals: Southern 7 (Riggs 6, Perfetto), Columbiana 5 (Brown 2, Million, Murphy, Less).

Alliance 57,West Branch 46

BELOIT — West Branch’s unbeaten run to start the season is over as Alliance tallied a 57-46 win over the Warriors on Friday in Eastern Buckeye Conference play.

West Branch is 9-1 and 5-1 in the league, while Alliance moved to 8-2 and 5-1.

Dru DeShields had 18 points for the Warriors, while Jaxon Hendershott had 16 points.

Alliance won the jayvee game, 59-56.

West Branch is scheduled to be back at Alliance on Tuesday.

ALLIANCE: 18-16-10-13–57

W. BRANCH: 12- 1-19-14–46

ALLIANCE SCORING: Davis 6-3-18, Ford 1-3-5, B. Zurbrugg 4-0-10, D. Allen 5-0-11, S. Gales 3-2-10, McLendon 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 20, 11-14: 57.

W. BRANCH SCORING: Nick Wilson 2-2-7, Jaxson Hendershott 6-0-16, Jaxon Robb 0-0-0, Michael Kanagy 0-0-0, Joey Jackson 1-0-2, Dru DeShields 7-3-18, Thomas Egli 0-0-0, Mitch Coffee 1-1-3. TEAM TOTALS: 17, 6-8: 46.

Three-point goals: Alliance 6 (Davis 3, Zurbrugg 2, Allen), West Branch 6 (Hendershott 4, DeShields, Wilson).

Salem 52, Minerva 49

MINERVA — Salem survived a two-point output in the third quarter to beat Minerva 52-49 on Friday in Eastern Buckeye Conference play.

Salem goes to 3-9 and 2-4 in the league, while Minerva falls to 2-9 and 1-6.

Drew Weir had 18 points for the Quakers. Ross Davidson added 10 points. Cade Rohm had nine points.

Trent Fink had 20 points and Lance Bailey added 13 points in Salem’s 45-35 jayvee win.

Ryan Cassidy had eight points for Minerva.

Salem is at Marlington today.

SALEM: 17-15- 2-18–52

MINERVA: 14-12-11-12–49

SALEM SCORING: Brock Young 1-6-8, Ross Davidson 4-1-10, Lance Bailey 2-0-6, Drew Weir 6-4-18, Davin Koskinen 0-0-0, Austin Sinkovich 0-0-0, Cam Sampson 0-1-1, Cade Rohm 2-5-9. TEAM TOTALS: 17, 17-21: 52.

MINERVA SCORING: Brandon Davis 5-0-13, Connor Shingleton 3-2-8, Jayden Yeager 2-2-7, Erik Murray 0-2-2, Brayden Costea 6-6-18. TEAM TOTALS: 16, 12-14: 49.

Three-point goals: Salem 5 (Weir 2, Bailey 2, Davidson), Minerva 5 (Davis 4, Yeager).

Beaver Local 73, Harrison 71, OT

CADIZ — Beaver Local’s boys basketball team secured a 73-71 overtime win over Harrison Central on Friday.

Beaver Local moves to 7-6 and will host Indian Creek on Tuesday.

Harrison won the jayvee game, 44-28.

BEAVER: 18-11-14-14-16–73

HARRISON: 14-13-12-18-14–71

LaBrae 85, Crestview 68

COLUMBIANA — LaBrae stuck it to Crestview 85-68 in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference Gray Division play on Friday.

LaBrae is 8-2 and 6-1 in the league.

Crestview fell to 3-10 and 1-6.

Anthony Cusick had 22 points for the Rebels who nailed 14 three-pointers. Cusick also had six assists and three steals.

Crestview won the jayvee game 44-38. James English had 15 points for the winners.

Crestview is at Western Reserve on Tuesday.

LABRAE: 27-19-13-24–85

CRESTVIEW: 6-22-20-20–68

LABRAE SCORING: Drake 3-7-15, Carter 6-10-26, Kiser 1-0-2, Stephens 7-4-22, Simmons 0-2-2, McGary 0-2-2, Kahnell 6-1-13, Flanigan 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 24, 26-31: 85.

CRESTVIEW SCORING: Anthony Cusick 7-3-22, Kirkland Miller 1-1-4, James Best 5-0-14, Jack Yerkey 4-0-8, Jonathan Best 2-0-6, Cade Nahcox 1-0-3, Wyatt Miller 4-2-11. TEAM TOTALS: 24, 6-12: 68.

Three-point goals: LaBrae 9 (Stephens 4, Carter 3, Drake 2) , Crestview 14 (Cusick 5, Miller, James Best 4, Jonathan Best 2, Hancox, Miller).

South Range 44, Niles 38

GREENFORD — South Range tamed Niles 44-38 on Friday in Northeast 8 play.

Mark Naples came through with 13 points for the winners. Dylan Turvey added 10 points.

Sam Perrone had 13 points for the Red Dragons.

NILES: 14-11 -8- 5–38

SOUTH RANGE: 11- 5-12-16–44

Western Reserve 58, Sebring 30

BERLIN CENTER — Sebring dropped a 58-30 loss to Western Reserve on Friday in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference play.

Kade Leasure paced the Trojans with 13 points.

Sebring hosts Leetonia Tuesday.

SEBRING: 8- 3- 9-10–30

WESTERN RESERVE: 16-12-18-12–58

SEBRING SCORING: Elijah Frederick 2-1-5, Kade Leasure 6-1-13, Dustin Black 1-0-2, Andrew Latham 1-0-2, Noah Frederick 1-0-2, Caden Shepherd 1-0-2, Scott Boston 1-1-4. TEAM TOTALS: 13, 4-6: 30.

WESTERN RESERVE SCORING: Altiere 7-3-18, Riccardi 3-0-8, Fellows 1-0-2, Ramsey 1-0-2, Ashburn 5-1-11, Seremsky 2-1-5, Coman 2-0-5, Platt 2-0-5, Bailey 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 24, 5-10: 58.

Three-point goals: Sebring 1 (Boston), Western Reserve 4 (Riccardi 2, Altiere, Platt).

Oak Glen 61, Steubenville Central 48

NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. — Oak Glen jumped out to a 44-14 halftime lead on the way to a 61-48 win over Steubenville Catholic Central on Friday.

The Golden Bears improve to 2-8.

Jontae Howard led the winners with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Jered Hissam contributed 14 points and five assists and Chaise Clark added 10 points.

Oak Glen also won the junior varsity game, 50-30, behind Nick Ferguson’s 11 points.

The Golden Bears will play at Wellsville at 5:30 p.m. today.

STEUBENVILLE CENTRAL: 6- 8-12-31–48

OAK GLEN: 25-16 -9-11–61

STEUBENVILLE CENTRAL SCORING: Rook 5-0-14, Ilaenti 0-0-0, Pergi 0-3-3, Dorsey 1-2-4, Bolster 4-0-11, Urbanczyk 1-1-3, Harris 1-0-2, Grimm 1-0-2, Mihaylo 2-0-4, Bradley 3-0-6. TEAM TOTALS: 18, 6-9: 48.

OAK GLEN SCORING: Danny Bridges 2-0-4, Chaise Clark 3-3-10, Preston Cole 3-0-8, Jered Hissam 5-1-14, Tristian McCauley 1-0-3, Jontae Howard 6-8-20, Alex Dennis 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 21, 12-21: 61.

Three-point goals: Steubenville Central 7 (Rook 4, Bolster 3), Oak Glen 7 (Hissam 3, Cole 2, Clark, McCauley).

NEWSLETTER

Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)
Are you a paying subscriber to the newspaper? *
   

Starting at $4.61/week.

Subscribe Today