Smith hits 1,000 points, but Eagles fall

HANOVERTON — Southern Local spoiled Kaden Smith’s night.

Smith became the fifth United boy to score 1,000 career points, but Southern posted 28 points in the fourth quarter for a 77-67 win Friday night.

United, which was the last unbeaten team in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference, is now in a four-way tie for first place with Southern, Wellsville and East Palestine. All have one league loss.

The teams play each other Tuesday as Southern travels to East Palestine and United hosts Wellsville.

Jacob Joiner led the Indians wtih 32 points. Jacye Sloan had 13 points, six assists and five rebounds. Cam Grodhaus collected 13 points and Max Hart nine. Bradly Sloan made six steals.

Smith led the Eagles with 28 points, converting a conventional three-point play in the final minute for his 1,000th point. Dakota Hill followd with 23 points and Parker Hydrick 11.

Southern is 3-2 overall and United is 4-1.

Southern also won the junior varsity game, 49-30. Mark Soukup, timmy West and Josh Pratt each scored seven points for the Indians. Keaton Baker and Brutus Ogilvie each had 11 points for the Eagles.

UNITED: 16-16-16-19–67

SOUTHERN: 18-23- 8-28–77

UNITED SCORING: Kaden Smith 9-9-28, Dakota Hill 10-2-23, Parker Hydrick 2-6-11, Alex Birtalan 1-1-3, Landon Baker 1-0-2, Anthony DiBaggio 0-0-0, Nick Rhodes 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 18-25: 67.

SOUTHERN SCORING: Dominic Pugliano 2-1-6, Cam Grodhaus 3-5-13, Jacob Joiner 11-6-32, Max Hart 4-0-9, Jayce Sloan 6-1-13, Ethan West 0-1-1, Nick May 0-0-0, Brycen Douglas 0-0-0, Bradly Sloan 1-0-3, Tanner Utt 0-0-0, Brock Smalley 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 27, 15-27: 77.

Three-point goals: United 3 (Smith, Hill, Hyrdick), Southern 9 (Joiner 5, Grodhaus 2, Pugliano, B. Sloan).

Wellsville 53, Columbiana 50

COLUMBIANA — Wellsville need a 19-11 fourth-quarter run to rally past Columbiana, 53-50, Friday.

The Tigers trailed 24-19 at haltime and 39-34 after three quarters.

Derrick Suggs scored 11 of his game-high 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Tiger comeback. Brandon Patterson added 13 points and Darien Suggs 10.

Erik Hopfenziz led the Clippers with 14 points and five rebounds. Jared Wilson contributed 12 points and two steals and Hunter Zentner 10 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

Both teams play Tuesday as Wellsville visits United and Columbiana travels to Toronto.

WELLSVILLE: 10-9-15-19–53

COLUMBIANA: 18-6-15-11–50

WELLSVILLE SCORING: Cameron Davis 2-1-5, Brandon Patterson 5-3-13, Garrett Scott 4-0-8, Derrick Suggs 6-0-15, Darien Suggs 2-5-10, Matt Rawson 1-0-2, Jeremy Barton 0-0-0, Luke Green 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 20, 9-13: 53.

COLUMBIANA SCORING: Hunter Zentner 5-0-10, Jared Wilson 4-0-12, Seth Ross 3-1-8, Ryan Fahs 0-0-0, Erik Hopfenziz 6-0-14, Matthew Mazei 2-0-4, Michael Ginocchi 1-0-2, Kyle Ferraro 0-0-0, Jaden Grahm 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 21, 1-3: 50.

Three-point goals: Wellsville 4 (Derrick Suggs 3, Darien Suggs), Columbiana 7 (Wilson 4, Hopfenziz, Ross).

Toronto 66,

Lisbon 47

TORONTO — Toronto oustcored Lisbon 20-4 in the first quarter on the way to a 66-47 win Friday.

Lucas Gulczynski led the Red Knights with 19 points. Nate Karaffa added 17 points, Jake Keenan 16 and Nick Sinchak 10.

Lisbon drops to 3-3 overall and 1-3 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference.

Justin Sweeney paced the Blue Devils with a game-high 22 points. Branson Brownfield had 11 points and nine rebounds.

Lisbon won the junior varsity game, 42-33, as Michael Davis scored 11 points. Zack Berger had eight points for Toronto.

Both teams return to league play Tuesday as Lisbon hosts Leetonia and Toronto entertains Columbiana.

LISBON: 4-13-14-16–47

TORONTO: 20-15-12-19–66

LISBON SCORING: Justin Sweeney 8-4-22, Brandon Brownfield 4-3-11, Dougie Minor 2-0-4, Ryan McCullough 1-2-4, Grant Frederick 1-0-3, Michael Davis 1-0-2, Kaden Crawford 0-1-1. TEAM TOTALS: 17, 10-15: 47.

TORONTO SCORING: Trillion West 1-0-3, Nate Karaffa 7-1-17, Lucas Gulczynski 7-5-19, Nolan Clegg 0-1-1, Jake Keenan 8-0-16, Nick Sinchak 4-2-10. TEAM TOTALS: 27, 9-13: 66.

Three-point goals: Lisbon 3 (Sweeney 2, Frederick), Toronto 3 (Karaffa 2, West).