Lisbon falls in Sweeney’s return

EAST PALESTINE–John Bertovich scored 15 points to help lead the East Palestine boys basketball team to a 51-44 win over Lisbon Friday in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference action.

Dominic Posey added 13 points for the Bulldogs, who improve to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the EOAC. Stephen Darlington scored 11 points for East Palestine, while Parker Sherry had 10 points.

Logan Bell led the Blue Devils (1-3, 0-2) with 14 points. Ryan McCullough drained three three-pointers to finish with nine points. Nick Mundy was Lisbon’s leading rebounder with seven. Justin Sweeney scored three points and grabbed five rebounds in his first game back from a knee injury suffered during football season.

Lisbon won the jv game 37-32. Blayne Brownfield had 20 points for Lisbon. Sean Helpy had eight points for the Bulldogs.

Lisbon is at Columbiana Tuesday. East Palestine is at Toronto Wednesday.

LISBON: 5-10-17-12–44

EAST PALESTINE: 7-19-10-15–51

LISBON SCORING: Nick Mundy 1-0-3, Logan Bell 5-3-14, Michael Davis 3-0-8, Ryan McCullough 3-0-9, Brice Blackburn 2-0-6, Adam Spencer 0-0-0, Justin Sweeney 1-1-3, Joey Fisher 0-1-1. TEAM TOTALS: 15, 5-8: 44.

EAST PALESTINE SCORING: Parker Sherry 4-1-10, Dominic Posey 3-6-13, Abel Figley 1-0-2, Stephen Darlington 3-3-11, John Bertovich 5-4-15, Cooper Vance 0-0-0, Brandon Turcola 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 16, 14-17: 51.

Three-point goals: Lisbon 9 (McCullough 3, Davis 2, Blackburn 2, Bell, Mundy), East Palestine 5 (Darlington 2, Bertovich, Sherry, Posey).