Columbiana stays close with Tigers

COLUMBIANA — Shane Eynon and John Ritter hit for 16 points each as Springfield used a strong fourth quarter to beat Columbiana 57-44 on Tuesday night.

Clay Medvec added 14 points for the Tigers.

Erik Hopfenziz had 13 points for Columbiana (2-9) who was up by one at half and was tied entering the fourth quarter. Hunter Zenter was also busy with seven rebounds and five assists.

Columbiana won the jayvee game, 40-25.

Columbiana hosts Leetonia on Friday.

SPRINGFIELD: 14-12-10-21–57

COLUMBIANA: 17-10-9-8–44

SPRINGFIELD SCORING: Evan Ohlin 2-5-9, Brandon Walters 0-2-2, Shane Eynon 7-2-16, John Ritter 6-4-16, Clay Medvec 5-1-14, Ben Chaszeyka 0-0-0, Lukas Yemma 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 20, 14-24: 57.

COLUMBIANA SCORING: Hunter Zentner 3-2-8, Jared Wilson 5-0-10, Seth Ross 2-1-5, Ryan Fahs 0-0-0, Erik Hopfenziz 4-2-13, Kyle Ferraro 1-0-2, Zach Chaffee 0-0-0, Matthew Mazei 3-0-6. TEAM TOTALS: 18, 5-12: 44.

Three-point goals: Columbiana 3 (Hopfenziz), Springfield 3 (Medvec).

Leetonia 62,

Heartland 30

LEETONIA — Five Leetonia players scored in a 14-2 first-quarter run as the Bears pulled away from Heartland Christian 62-30, Tuesday.

Roman Ferry led the Bears with a game-high 17 points. Brock Simpson and Tommy Kornbau each added eight points.

Leetonia improves to 2-7.

Topping Heartland was Steven Baker with 11 points.

Leetonia also won the junior varsity game, 36-29. Nick Roller scored 20 points for the Bears. Hayden Stewart had 11 for the Lions.

Leetonia will play at Columbiana on Friday.

HEARTLAND: 2- 7-13- 8–30

LEETONIA: 14-17-19-12–62

HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN SCORING: Devin Sirota 1-0-2, Cade Roth 0-0-0, Joe Donafrio 2-1-5, Conner McIntosh 1-0-2, Hayden Stewart 0-0-0, Sebastian Sharm 0-1-1, Caleb Graft 2-2-7, Steven Baker 5-0-11, Adam Gault 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 12, 4-10: 30.

LEETONIA SCORING: Sefton Houlette 2-0-5, Brock Simpson 3-1-8, Alex Waterbeck 1-0-2, Roman Ferry 7-2-17, Caleb Witmer 2-1-5, Quentin Craik 2-2-6, Damon Custer 3-0-7, Tommy Kornbau 3-2-8, Ian Davis 1-0-2, Marco Ferry 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 25, 8-13: 62.

Three-point goals: Heartland (2 Graft, Baker), Leetonia 4 (Houlette, Simpson, Ferry, Custer).

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