Leetonia overturns Southern
SALINEVILLE – Six Leetonia players scored in the first quarter as the Bears jumped out to a 19-2 lead during a 43-34 win over Southern Local on Monday.
Emily Schneider led the Bears with 12 points and six rebounds, while Haley Scoville totaled 11 points and 11 rebounds. Casey Grace added eight points and Mara Newton had seven points and six rebounds.
Brittany Webber paced the Indians with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Abby Smalley had 10 points, Sarah Phillis four assists and Natalie Utt made four steals.
Leetonia improves to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in the Inter-Tri County lower tier. Southern is 1-4 and 0-4 ITCL.
The Bears also won the junior varsity game, 30-11. Mekensy Gardner led the Bears with eight points for the Bears. Mikayla had four for the Indians.
Both teams play Thursday as Leetonia hosts Wellsville and Southern travels to Western Reserve.
LEETONIA: 19- 8-10-6-43
LEETONIA SCORING: Maddie Penfold 1-1-3, Casey Grace 4-0-8, Mara Newton 3-0-7, Emily Schneider 4-4-12, Haley Scoville 5-1-11, Tori Norman 0-2-2. TOTALS: 17-47, 8-20: 43.
SOUTHERN SCORING: Mickenzie Mosti 1-0-3, Sarah Philis 1-0-2, Abby Smalley 5-0-10, Natalie Utt 2-0-4, Jenna Jackson 0-0-0, Brittany Webber 7-3-17, Beckah Phillis 0-00-0. TOTALS: 16-42, 3-8: 34.
Three-pointers: Leetonia 1-6 (Newton), Southern (Mosti).
Jackson-Milton 57, Lisbon 47
NORTH JACKSON – Jackson-Milton got a balanced team effort in opening up a 13-point halftime lead on the way to a 57-47 win over Lisbon on Monday.
Rebecca Jones led the way with a game-high 18 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks as the Bluejays improved to 2-4.
Ashley Totani contributed 12 points, Madison Tomaino 11 points, Kaitlyn Total eight points and four assists and Izzy Scarl grabbed 12 rebounds.
The Blue Jays led 37-24 at halftime before the Blue Devils closed within 44-38 after three quarters.
Tiffany Ketchum paced the Blue Devils with 15 points, five rebounds and three assists. Hannah Prasco collected 13 points, Sarah Boyd had nine points, five rebounds and four assists, and Mackenzie Mason added eight points.
There was no junior varsity team. Four of Jackson-Milton’s 14 high school players were not available for the game.
Both teams play Thursday as Lisbon hosts South Range and Jackson-Milton entertains East Palestine.
LISBON: 11-13-14- 9-47
J-MILTON: 14-23- 7-13-57
LISBON SCORING: Tiffany Ketchum 6-1-15, Sarah Boyd 3-0-9, Hannah Prasco 6-0-13, Mackenzie Mason 4-0-8, Karlee Pezzano 0-0-0, Alli Davis 0-0-0. TOTALS: 20-47, 1-4: 47.
JACKSON-MILTON SCORING: Rebecca Jones 8-2-18, Kaitlyn Totani 3-2-8, Izzy Scarl 3-0-6, Ashley Totani 6-0-14, Mandison Tomaino 4-3-11. TOTALS: 24-62, 7-8: 57.
Three-pointers: Lisbon 6 (Boyd 3, Ketchum 2, Prasco), Jackson-Milton 2 (A. Totani 2).
East Palestine 31
EAST PALESTINE – Anna Hardenbrook collected 13 points, 15 rebounds and three assists in leading Crestview past East Palestine, 40-31, Monday.
The Rebels fell behind 11-6 in the first quarter before outscoring the Bulldogs in each of the final three quarters.
Tristan Huff added nine points and four steals. Alexis Gates made three steals.
Crestview improves to 3-4 overall and 3-1 in the Inter-Tri County League upper tier. East Palestine drops to 0-5 and 0-4 ITCL.
Hannah Hall and Courtney Weber each had eight points for the Bulldogs.
Crestview also won the junior varsity game, 29-9. Danielle Janssens led the Rebels with 13 points. Sadie Walker had eight for the Bulldogs.
Both teams play Thursday as Crestview hosts United and East Palestine travels to Jackson-Milton.
E. PALESTINE: 11-6- 8- 6-31
CRESTVIEW SCORING: Alexis Gates 2-1-5, Emilee Chlebus 1-0-2, Anna Hardenbrook 6-1-13, Tristan Huff 4-1-9, Emily Ferris 1-3-5, Hope Halas 1-0-3, Sydni Bowker 0-1-1, Dana Drinnon 0-2-2. TOTALS: 15, 9-16: 40.
EAST PALESTINE SCORING: Hannah Hall 1-3-8, Haley Hall 0-0-0, Holly Siracuse 1-0-2, Marisa Gorby 3-0-7, Abby Fuller 2-0-4, Kelsey McKim 1-0-2, Courtney Weber 3-1-8, Braxton Feezle 0-0-0. TOTALS: 12, 4-8: 31.
Three-pointers: Crestview 1 (Halas), East Palestine 3 (Hannah Hall, Gorby, C. Weber).
South Range 70, Mineral Ridge 25
GREENFORD – Sophomore Morgan Czopur scored 12 of her game-high 20 points in the first quarter to put the South Range girls on their way to a 70-25 win over Mineral Ridge on Monday.
The Raiders led 28-8 in the first quarter and 53-11 at halftime.
Jordan Youngs added 12 points, Starla Sharp 10, and Sierra Petrella and Sara Durr each had eight. Durr pulled down seven rebounds.
The Raiders improve to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Inter-Tri County League upper tier, good for sole possession of first place.
South Range also won the junior varsity game, 45-16, behind 22 points from Taylor Naples.
The Raiders will play at Lisbon on Thursday.
M. RIDGE: 8- 3- 7-7-25
S. RANGE: 28-25-10-7-70
MINERAL RIDGE SCORING: Rosie Gleason 1-2-4, Peyton Allen 3-3-9, Kayla Governor 0-3-3, Adrianna Reese 2-5-9, Lauren Cameron 0-0-0. TOTALS: 6, 13-25: 25.
SOUTH RANGE SCORING: Ashley Sharp 1-0-3, Kendall Syms 1-0-2, Jordan Youngs 5-2-12, Morgan Czopur 7-4-20, Taylor Naples 2-0-5, Lynnie Ritter 1-0-2, 1-0-2, Starla Sharp 5-0-10, Sierra Petrella 4-0-8, Sara Durr 4-0-8. TOTALS: 30, 6-8: 70.
Three-pointers: South Range 4 (Czopur 2, A. Sharp, Naples).
Springfield 53, United 32
NEW MIDDLETOWN – Springfield finished what it started Monday.
The Tigers controlled the first and fourth quarters to beat United, 53-32, snapping the Golden Eagles’ 35-game winning streak in the Inter-Tri County League upper tier.
United, which has the last five league titles, is tied with Springfield and Crestview for second place in the ITCL at 3-1, one game behind South Range.
It was the Eagles’ first loss in 18 regular-season games and third in their last 39 regular-season games.
The Tigers outscored the Eagles a combined 27-5 in the first and fourth quarters for the victory.
Jillian Tabaka paced the Tigers wtih 16 points and Callie Ford hit three three-pointers for 13 points.
For the Eagles, MacKenzie Gatchel had 18 points. No one else scored more than four.
Both teams return to action Thursday with United (5-1) at Crestview and Springfield (5-2) at Mineral Ridge.
United won the junior varsity game, 39-25, with Mariah Eisenbraun and Rachel Amos each scoring eight points. Sara Chaszeyka had seven for the Tigers.
UNITED: 3-19-8- 2-32
UNITED SCORING: Lauren Beech 1-1-3, Kassie Chestnut 1-0-2, Mackenzie Gatchel 7-2-18, Madison Smith 1-0-3, MacKenzie Firth 1-0-2, Jenna Plummer 2-0-4. TOTALS: 13, 3-5: 32.
SPRINGFIELD SCORING: Baylee Felger 4-1-9, Kennedy Richey 1-0-2, Jillian Tabka 8-0-16, Callie Ford 4-2-13, Mary Ritter 3-0-6, Emily Stacy 2-1-5, Joanie Foster 0-0-0, Kasey Kohler 1-0-2. TOTALS: 23, 4-10: 53.
Three-pointers: United 3 (Gatchel 2, Smith), Springfield 3 (Ford 3).