Alliance flies past Salem

ALLIANCE — Alliance rode a strong third quarter to a 62-47 victory over Salem on Tuesday night in Eastern Buckeye Conference action.

The Aviators (8-6, 6-2) blew open a four-point halftime lead by outscoring the Quakers by 10 in the third quarter.

Salem falls to 3-9, 3-5.

Josh Young led the Quakers with 20 points.

Trevor Strata led the winners with 16 points with Jeff Talbert adding 14 points.

Alliance won the jayvee game, 53-26. Jaren Snyder scored six for the Quakers.

Salem hosts rival West Branch on Friday.

SALEM: 14-12-6-15–47

ALLIANCE: 16-14-16-16–62

SALEM SCORING: Hunter Griffith 2-0-4, Cade Campolito 1-0-2, Josh Young 5-6-20, Niko Walter 2-0-4, Luke Weingart 2-0-5, Turner Johnson 2-0-4, Josh Lehwald 0-0-0, Jaren Snyder 0-2-2, Trey Double 2-0-4, Luke Duncan 1-0-2, Landon Cooper 0-0-0, Dylan Ulrich 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 17, 8-8: 47.

ALLIANCE SCORING: Cortyco Ford 0-0-0, Brandon Alexander 4-5-13, Demarko Brooks 3-4-10, Deyvon Wood 3-4-10, Gavin Brunni 1-1-3, Jeff Talbert 5-4-14, Gus Jackson 1-0-3, Cam Haynes 0-0-0, Cassius Gaffney 0-0-0, Trevor Strata 6-1-16, Nick Oldfield 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 21, 15-25: 62.

Three-point goals: Salem 5 (Young 4, Weingart), Alliance 4 (Strata 3, Jackson)

West Branch 62, Minerva 42

BELOIT — Reese Leone scored 21 points and Nick Everett had 18 points and nine rebounds in leading West Branch past Minerva, 62-42, in Eastern Buckeye Conference play Tuesday.

The Warriors outscored the Lions 15-7 in the second quarter and 20-8 in the fourth quarter to pull away.

Nick Scarpitti added nine points and Brandon Zuchowski grabbed eight rebounds in the winning effort.

West Branch improves to 8-5 overall and 4-4 in the EBC.

Brice Williams topped Minerva with 20 points.

West Branch also won the junior varsity game, 46-36.

Both teams return to action Friday as West Branch visits Salem and Mineva travels to Carrollton.

MINERVA: 13- 7-14- 8–42

W. BRANCH: 17-15-10-20–62

MINERVA SCORING: Reece Catlett 2-0-5, Tayler Lowmiller 1-0-2, Alex Kimble 1-0-2, Phillip Board 4-0-8, Shea Common 0-1-1, Blake Kinsey 1-0-2, Brice Williams 7-3-20. TEAM TOTALS: 17, 4-6: 42.

WEST BRANCH SCORING: Nick Everett 8-2-18, Nick Scarpitti 3-2-9, Grant Hurless 1-0-2, Reese Leone 7-4-21, Cohen Lamp 1-0-2, Nick Pidgeon 0-0-0, Brandon Zuchowski 2-0-4, Jed Smith 1-3-6. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 11-14: 62.

Three-point goals: Minerva 4 (Williams 3, Catlett), West Branch 5 (Leone 3, Scarpitti, Smith).

Sebring 59, Jackson-Milton 45

SEBRING — Gabe Lanzer had 23 points as Sebring knocked off Jackson-Milton 59-45 on Tuesday in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference action.

Sebring improves to 8-7, 3-6.

Matt Byrd added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Sebring hosts Springfield on Friday.

Jackson-Milton fell to 2-12, 0-9.

Sebring won the jayvee game, 46-38.

J. MILTON: 4-10-8-23–45

SEBRING: 12-14-21-12–59

JACKSON-MILTON SCORING: Cole Grope 2-3-8, Gavin Sahli 5-1-13, Mason Robison 2-2-6, Dave Vega 7-0-15, AJ Bousch 1-0-2, Hutchinson 0-1-1. TEAM TOTALS: 17, 7-12: 45.

SEBRING SCORING: Jake Hunter 3-3-9, Connor Shepherd 2-0-6, Joey Clark 2-4-8, Matt Byrd 4-2-10, Zane Peterson 1-1-3, Gabe Lanzer 7-5-23. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 15-25: 59.

Three-point goals: Jackson-Milton 4 (Sahli 2, Grope, Vega), Sebring 6 (Lanzer 4, Shepherd 2).

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