Canton South picks up first NBC win courtesy of Salem

CANTON–Canton South toppled Salem 70-61 in Northeastern Buckeye Conference boys basketball action Friday.

The Quakers fall to 5-6 overall and 2-5 in the NBC. Canton South improves to 3-8, 1-6.

Mitch Davidson led the Quakers with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Chase Ackerman added 18 points. Trey Double had six rebounds and four assists.

SALEM: 14-15-15-17–61

CA. SOUTH: 15-15-16-24–70

SALEM SCORING: Josh Young 2-0-5, Seth Shivers 1-0-2, Niko Walters 1-0-2, Braydon Gibson 4-0-9, Mitch Davidson 10-2-23, Turner Johnson 0-0-0, Josh Lehwald 0-0-0, Chase Ackerman 7-3-18, Trey Double 0-2-2. TEAM TOTALS: 25, 7-12: 61.

CANTON SOUTH SCORING: Chris Fontes 4-0-11, Sean Blackmon 7-4-18, Silas Snyder 4-2-12, Riley James 5-4-14, Nathan Blevins 0-0-0, Myles Martin 1-0-2, Jared Perez 3-7-13, Robbie Akers 0-0-0, Jalen Merriweather 0-0-0, Kameron Long 0-0-0, Tyler Korovic 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 17-24: 70.

Three-point goals: Salem 4 (Young, Gibson, Davidson, Lehwald), Canton South 5 (Fontes 3, Snyder 2)

West Branch 57, Marlington 50

BELOIT — West Branch beat Marlington, 57-50, Friday to knock Marlington out of first place in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference.

West Branch improves to 9-3 overall and 4-3 in the NBC, while Marlington falls to 7-3 and 5-2 NBC.

T.J. DeShields sparked the Warriors with 21 points, followed by Michael Boosz with 15 and Reese Leone 10.

Marlington won the junior varsity game, 55-29.

West Branch will play at Minerva on Tuesday. Minerva and Louisville are tied at the top of the NBC.

MARLINGTON: 10-15-8-17–50

W. BRANCH: 18-14-10-15–57

MARLINGTON SCORING: Blane Himmelheber 3-4-11, Michael Huberty 5-6-17, Kaidan Bolyard 1-0-2, Andrew Pucci 4-0-9, Brendan Stinson 0-0-0, Austin Brady 5-3-13. TEAM TOTALS: 17, 13-18: 50.

WEST BRANCH SCORING: Nick Everett 2-0-4, Reese Leone 3-4-10, T.J. DeShields 5-9-21, Brandon Zuchowski 1-0-2, Michael Boosz 6-0-15, Nick Pidgeon 0-0-0, Nick Scarpitti 2-0-5. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 13-21: 57.

Three-point goals: Marlington 3 (Himmelheber, Huberty, Pucci), West Branch 6 (Boosz 3, DeShields 2, Scarpitti).

Minerva 64,

Alliance 36

ALLIANCE — Minerva outscored Alliance in every quarter on the way to an impressive 64-36 road win Friday.

The Lions are 8-4 overall and 6-1 in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference. The Aviators drop to 5-5 and 3-4 NBC.

Minerva will host Ravenna Southeast at 5 p.m. today before entertaining West Branch on Tuesday.

MINERVA: 11-20-20-13–64

ALLIANCE: 7- 4-15-10 –36

United 61, Leetonia 47

LEETONIA — United used a 20-9 third-quarter run to beat Leetonia, 61-47, Friday and remain tied for the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference lead.

Kaden Smith scored 11 of his game-high 27 points in the pivotal third quarter. Dakota Hill added 13 points and Parker Hydrick 10. Landon Baker pulled down 12 rebounds.

The Eagles improve to 10-4 overall and 8-3 in the EOAC, tied with Toronto. United will host Southern on Tuesday.

United led 17-8 in the first quarter and 30-25 at halftime before opening up a 50-34 advantage heading into the final period.

Roman Ferry guided the Bears with 21 points. No other Bear scored more than six points.

United also won the junior varsity game, 44-38, behind Keaton Baker’s 13 points.

Leetonia will play at Campbell Memorial tonight.

UNITED: 17-13-20-11–61

LEETONIA: 8-17- 9-13–47

UNITED SCORING: Kaden Smith 8-9-27, Dakota Hill 3-7-13, Parker Hydrick 4-0-10, Alex Birtalan 2-0-5, Landon Baker 2-2-6, Nick Rhodes 0-0-0, Nathan Pytash 0-0-0, Brutus Ogilvie 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 18-24: 61.

LEETONIA SCORING: Brock Simpson 1-0-3, Roman Ferry 9-2-21, Caleb Witmer 1-0-2, Quentin Craik 3-0-6, Tommy Kornbau 3-0-6, Damon Custer 2-0-6, Sefton Houlette 0-0-0, Ian Davis 1-0-3, Marcus Ferry 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 20, 2-10: 47.

Three-point goals: United 5 (Smith 2, Hydrick 2, Birtalan), Leetonia 5 (Custer 2, Simpson, R. Ferry, Davis).

McDonald 71, Springfield 64, OT

NEW MIDDLETOWN — State-ranked McDonald gave up 25 points in the fourth quarter, but only two in overtime as the Tigers outlasted Springfield, 71-64, Friday.

McDonald led 48-37 after three quarters, but Springfield rallied to tie the score at 62-62 at the end of regulation. The Blue Devils were 5-of-8 from the foul line in overtime to pull away.

The Blue Devils, ranked third in the Division IV state poll, improve to 11-1.

Braedon Poole led the way with 18 of his game-high 28 points coming in the second half. Zach Rasile followed with 18 points after being held to six in the opening three quarters. Matthew Beedle added 14 points.

Drew Clark topped Springfield with 19 points. Shane Eynon and John Ritter each had 14 points. Brandon Walters scored all seven of his points in the fourth-quarter rally.

Springfield will host Sebring on Tuesday.

MCDONALD: 16-14-18-14-9–71

SPRINGFIELD: 10-15-12-25-2–64

MCDONALD SCORING: Zach Rasile 5-6-18, Josh Celli 1-1-3, Riko Rodriguez 1-1-4, Braedeon Poole 12-4-28, Matthew Beedle 6-1-14, Ryan Scaia 1-0-2, Cam Tucker 1-0-2, Jake Portolese 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 27, 13-21: 71.

SPRINGFIELD SCORING: Evan Ohlin 2-3-7, Drew Clark 8-1-19, Brandon Walters 2-3-7, Shane Eynon 7-0-14, John Ritter 6-2-14, AJ Joseph 0-0-0, Clay Medvec 1-0-3. TEAM TOTALS: 26, 8-16: 64.

Three-point goals: McDonald 4 (Rasile 2, Rodriguez, Beedle), Springfield 3 (Clark 2, Medvec).

Western Reserve 74, Mineral Ridge 62

MINERAL RIDGE –Kade Hilles had a game-high 30 points and five assists in leading Western Reserve past Mineral Ridge, 74-62, Friday.

The Rams scored 22 points in the first quarter before getting slowed down. Hilles scored 28 of his points in the final three quarters as the Blue Devils went on a 56-40 run.

Western Reserve moves to 6-3 overall and 5-2 in the Mahoning Valley Atlhetic Conference.

Ryan Demsky added 10 points and six assists, Jack Cappabianca eight points and 10 rebounds and Dom Velasquez 11 rebounds and three steals.

Mineral Ridge, which drops to 4-10, was led by Jordan Zupko’s 21 points and Austin Governor’s 18.

Western Reserve also won the junior varsity game, 40-37. Jake Moore and Russ Adair each scored nine points for the Blue Devils. Lindsay had 11 for the Rams.

W. RESERVE: 18-19-19-18–74

M. RIDGE: 22-14-12-11–62

WESTERN RESERVE SCORING: Dom Velasquez 2-2-6, Ryan Demsky 3-2-10, Riley Miller 3-0-7, Kade Hilles 10-8-30, Jack Cappabianca 2-4-8, Nic Corbett 2-0-5, Marcus Cruz 1-0-3, Todd Henning 1-0-3, Cole DeZee 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 24, 16-20: 74.

MINERAL RIDGE SCORING: Austin Governor 6-5-18, K. Zapko 3-0-9, Clark 1-1-4, Jordan Zupko 7-4-21, Kozzi 0-4-4, Stall 2-0-4, Weiss 0-0-0, Jodaneu 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 20, 14-18: 62.

Three-point goals: Western Reserve 8 (Demsky 2, Hilles 2, Miller, Corbett, Cruz, Henning), Mineral Ridge 8 (K. Zapko 3, J. Zupko3, Governer, Clark).

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