Tigers spring past Quakers in opener

Salem’s Hunter Griffth (5) and Trey Double go after the ball as Springfield’s Clay Medvec tries to maintain control on Friday in New Middletown.

NEW MIDDLETOWN — The Salem Quakers boys basketball team opened the Jeff Andres era with a 72-54 loss to Springfield Local on Friday night.

The Tigers jumped out to a 23-15 in the first quarter and led by nine at half time. Springfield’s lead ballooned to 15 points by the end of the third quarter.

Evan Ohlin led the Tiger charge with 20 points, while Clay Medvec added 18 points.

Springfield banged in 10 three-pointers on the night.

Salem was led by Josh Young and Trey Double’s 13 point nights. Double added seven rebounds and six blocks. Young had six rebounds, while Niko Walter had five rebounds.

Springfield won the jayvee portion 55-44 in overtime. Caleb Stockman had 11 points for the Quakers.

Salem is at Canton South next Friday.

SALEM: 15-14-9-16–54

SPRINGFIELD: 23-15-15-19–72

SALEM SCORING: Cade Campolito 2-0-4, Hunter Griffith 2-0-5, Josh Young 5-1-13, Niko Walter 2-0-5, Luke Weingart 0-0-0, Turner Johnson 3-0-6, Josh Lehwald 1-1-3, Jaren Snyder 1-1-3, Trey Double 4-5-13, Luke Duncan 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 21, 8-26: 54.

SPRINGFIELD SCORING: Evan Ohlin 7-2-20, Clay Medvec 6-3-18, Drew Clark 4-2-11, Garrett Stallsmith 0-0-0, Shane Eynon 6-1-13, Beau Brungard 2-2-8, Lukas Yemma 0-0-0, Mason Santangelo 0-0-0, R.J. Smith 0-0-0, Ethan Isaacson 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 26, 10-16: 72.

Three-point goals: Salem 4 (Young 2, Griffith, Walter), Springfield 10 (Ohlin 4, Medvec 3, Clark, Brungard 2).

Lowellville 55,

Leetonia 37

LEETONIA –Leetonia stayed competitive with Lowellville in the first half of Friday’s opener but the Rockets surged in the third quarter to take a 55-47 win.

Leetonia had five players score at least six points. Ian Davis led the way with eight points.

Lowellville outscored the Bears 22-5 in the third quarter to take control.

Lowellville won the jayvee game 44-38. Luke Gregorino had 13 points for the Bears.

Leetonia hosts Southern on Tuesday.

LOWELLVILLE: 8-11-22-14–55

LEETONIA: 6-13-5-12–37

LOWELLVILLE SCORING: Hvisdak 6-4-16, Rotz 6-0-12, Mamula-Zarlingo 3-0-7, Durkin 3-1-7, Bunofsky 2-1-9, Loshuk 2-0-4. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 6-12: 55.

LEETONIA SCORING: Sefton Houlette 3-0-6, Brock Simpson 2-1-6, Alex Waterbeck 0-0-0, Dylan Lennon 0-3-3, Jordan Baker 0-0-0, Marco Ferry 1-5-7, Quentin Craik 3-1-7, Ian Davis 2-4-8, Ethan Hartman 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 11, 14-18: 37.

Three-point goals: Lowellville 3 (Bunofsky 2, Zarlingo), Leetonia 1 (Simpson)

United 49,

Jackson-Milton 42

NORTH JACKSON–The United boys basketball team opened the season with a 49-42 victory over Jackson-Milton Friday.

The Eagles were led by Landon Baker with 15 points and seven rebounds. Parker Hydrick added nine points. Alex Birtalan made his presence felt with 10 rebounds and four assists.

The Eagles entered the fourth-quarter trailing 31-30, but outscored the Bluejays 19-11 in the final frame to secure the victory.

United won the jv game 47-42. Steffen Jarrett led the Eagles with 11 points.

United is at Lisbon Tuesday.

UNITED: 10-11-9-19–49

JACKSON-MILTON: 4-11-16-11–42

UNITED SCORING: Nick Rhodes 0-0-0, Keaton Baker 2-0-6, Parker Hydrick 3-1-9, Ethan Antram 2-0-4, Brutus Ogilvie 2-2-7, Anthony DiBaggio 2-0-4, Landon Baker 6-4-15, Nate Miller 0-0-0, Alex Birtalan 2-0-4. TEAM TOTALS: 18, 7-13: 49.

JACKSON-MILTON SCORING: Cole Grope 2-1-6, Gavin Sahli 2-0-4, Mason Robinson 4-6-17, David Vega 2-1-5, Franky Prozy 0-0-0, Nick McGinnis 2-0-5, Andrew Hyder 0-0-0, A.J. Bouch 2-1-5. TEAM TOTALS: 14, 9-17: 42.

Three-point goals: United 5 (Keaton Baker 2, Hydrick 2, Ogilvie), Jackson-Milton 5 (Robinson 3, Grope, McGinnis).

West Branch 81, East Palestine 54

EAST PALESTINE–The West Branch boys basketball team scored a convincing 81-54 victory over East Palestine in season-opening action Friday.

Reese Leone was the catalyst for the Warriors with 25 points, while Nick Everett notched a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Jonathan Bertovich led the Bulldogs with 17 points. Steve Darlington had 11 points.

West Branch won the jv game 46-34.

East Palestine is at Columbiana Tuesday. West Branch hosts Marlington Friday.

WEST BRANCH: 28-17-24-12–81

EAST PALESTINE: 12-12-13-17–54

WEST BRANCH SCORING: Nick Everett 10-2-22, Nick Scarpitti 3-0-8, Grant Hurless 2-2-8, Reese Leone 6-7-25, Cohen Lamp 1-0-2, Nick Pidgeon 3-1-7, Vince McGreal 0-0-0, Andrew Coffee 0-0-0, Brett Blickensdorfer 1-1-3, Jed Smith 2-0-6. TEAM TOTALS: 31, 11-18: 81.

EAST PALESTINE SCORING: Parker Sherry 3-0-6, Steve Darlington 3-2-11, Abel Figley 3-1-10, Jonathan Bertovich 5-6-17, Dominic Posey 3-1-7, Fortsch 1-0-2, Dominick Cathers 0-1-1, Brandon Turcola 0-0-0, Sean Helpy 0-0-0, Dominik Lohr 0-2-2. TEAM TOTALS: 18, 5-16: 54.

Three-point goals: West Branch 8 (Leone 2, Scarpitti 2, Hurless 2, Jed Smith 2), East Palestine 5 (Figley 3, Darlington 2).

Sebring 83, Heartland 48

COLUMBIANA–The Sebring boys basketball team easily handled Heartland Christian 83-48 Friday.

Jake Hunter paced the Trojans with 24 points. Joey Clark and Gabe Lanzer each added 19 points.

Steven Baker led the Lions with 14 points. Ronny Matthews added 11 points.

Sebring hosts Lordstown today.

SEBRING: 20-20-17-26–83

HEARTLAND: 11-7-10-20–48

SEBRING SCORING: Jake Hunter 11-2-24, Joey Clark 5-4-19, Dylan Johnson 2-0-6, Matt Byrd 3-0-6, Zane Peterson 1-1-3, Gabe Lanzer 8-1-19, Trent Ritchey 2-0-4, Frankie Lozoya 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 33, 8-18: 83.

HEARTLAND SCORING: Steven Baker 6-1-14, Joey Donofrio 5-0-10, Ronny Matthews 4-2-11, Cade Roth 2-2-8, Aaron Gault 2-0-5. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 5-12: 48. Three-point goals: Sebring 9 (Clark 5, Johnson 2, Lanzer 2), Heartland 5 (Roth 2, Matthews, Baker, Gault).

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