Bears pull out dramatic win

LEETONIA–The Leetonia girls basketball team overcame a late four-point deficit to edge Wellsville 46-44 Thursday.

The Bears are now 7-5 overall and 4-5 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference. The Tigers fall to 0-13, 0-9.

For the Bears, Sabrina Schneider hit the game-winning bucket as part of her nine points. Ari Russell scored 11 points, including a pair of crucial free-throws with under two minutes left. Anna Buffone added 10 points, including a game-tying shot in the final two minutes. Taran Ferry grabbed 11 rebounds.

Camryn Jackson led the Tigers with 14 points. Hunter Weekley added 12 points. Cameron Carlevale had 11 points. five rebounds, five steals and four assists. Kiki Perry had eight rebounds and three blocks.

Leetonia won the jv game 22-15.

The Bears are at Lowellville Saturday. The Tigers travel to Columbiana Monday.

WELLSVILLE: 10-9-10-15–44

LEETONIA: 14-13-10-9–46

WELLSVILLE SCORING: Hunter Weekley 5-2-12, Abigail Cline 0-0-0, Leah Vinton 0-2-2, Camryn Jackson 5-2-14, Cameron Carlevale 5-1-11, Dehaven Dobritz 0-0-0, Marie Cline 2-1-5, Kiki Perry 2-1-5. TEAM TOTALS: 17, 8-16: 44.

LEETONIA SCORING: Anna Buffone 4-2-10, Kylie Tullis 1-0-2, Taran Ferry 3-2-8, Kalie Eastek 1-0-2, Ari Russell 4-3-11, Sabrina Schneider 4-1-9, Haleigh Brock 1-0-2, Allison Francosky 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 8-17: 46.

Three-point goals: Wellsville 2 (Jackson 2).

Western Reserve 63,

Mineral Ridge 34

MINERAL RIDGE — Western Reserve dominated Mineral Ridge by a 63-34 count to improve to 13-1 on the season on Thursday night in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference play.

Laura Sigworth topped the Devils with 17 points, while Alyssa Serensky had 15 points. Dani Vuletich had 10 points and nine boards.

Western Reserve’s jayvees posted a 30-20 win. Emma Heater and Morgan Donithan had nine points each.

W. RESERVE: 9-19-19-16–63

M. RIDGE: 9-8-8-9–34

W. RESERVE SCORING: Laura Sigworth 7-2-17, Kennedy Miller 3-3-9, Olivia Pater 4-0-9, Erica DeZee 1-0-3, Dani Vuletich 4-2-10, Alyssa Serensky 4-6-15. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 13-19: 63.

M. RIDGE SCORING: Kaiyn Strickland 2-0-4, Danielle Autiet 1-0-2, Lizzy Panic 2-1-5, Morgan Sigley 1-0-2, Fran Kesner 1-4-6, Alexa Harkins 4-5-13, Riley Ladd 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 12, 10-14: 34.

Three-point goals: W. Reserve 4 (Sigworth, Pater, DeZee, Serensky).

Jackson-Milton 56, Sebring 21

SEBRING — Jackson-Milton cruised to a 56-21 win over Sebring on Thursday night in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference play.

Kyleisha Jays led the Trojans with seven points.

Chelsea Williams had 15 points for the Bluejays.

Sebring hosts Lowellville on Monday.

J MILTON: 16-15-15-10– 56

SEBRING: 6-0-3-12–21

JACKSON-MILTON SCORING: Grace McDevitt 3-2-9, Kylie Wilson 1-0-2, Chelsea Williams 7-0-15, Megan Fultz 4-0-8

Courtney Mercer 4-0-10, Ashley Cameron 4-2-10, Kelsie Taylor 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 24, 4-7: 56.

SEBRING SCORING: Kyleisha Jays 2-2-7, Bella Meir 1-0-3, Emma Whaley 1-0-2, Aebi D’Ostroph 0-1-1, Bryanne Luca 1-0-2, Devyn Reggi 2-2-6. TEAM TOTALS: 7, 5-15: 21.

Three-point goals: Jackson-Milton 4 (Mercer 2, McDevitt, Williams), Sebring 2 (Jays, Meir).

Columbiana 72, Southern 22

COLUMBIANA–Columbiana blew out Southern 72-22 in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference girls basketball action Thursday.

Kayla Muslovski racked up 25 points and six steals for the Clippers, who improve to 9-0 in the EOAC. The Indians fall to 1-8 in conference play.

Also for Columbiana, Grace Hammond contributed 17 points and five steals. Kennedy Fullum finished with 13 points, six rebounds and five steals.

Riley Felton led Southern with nine points.

Columbiana hosts Wellsville Monday. Southern hosts United Monday.

COLUMBIANA: 21-27-15-9–72

SOUTHERN: 3-4-11-4–22

COLUMBIANA SCORING: Tori Long 2-3-7, Karissa Tringhese 0-0-0, Kayla Muslovski 12-0-25, Tessa Liggett 2-3-7, Grace Hammond 6-2-17, Grace Witmer 1-0-2, Kennedy Fullum 5-1-13, Tomi Ross 0-0-0, Madison Moser 0-0-0, Morgan Dunlap 0-1-1, Sierra Macklin 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 28, 10-16: 72.

SOUTHERN SCORING: Hannah Hayes 2-0-5, Delainey Mellott 0-0-0, Kayla McCulley 0-0-0, Aubrianna Mellott 1-0-2, Sam Michael 3-0-6, Lindsay Ingledue 0-0-0, Riley Felton 4-0-9, Ronni Mayfield 0-0-0, Elizabeth Mostella 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 10, 0-2: 22.

Three-point goals: Columbiana 6 (Hammond 3, Fullum 2, Muslovski), Southern 2 (Felton, Hayes)

Lisbon 54, East Palestine 31

LISBON–The Lisbon girls basketball team moved into second place in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference with a 54-31 win over East Palestine Thursday.

The Blue Devils are now 9-4 overall and 7-2 in the EOAC. The Bulldogs drop to 6-3 in the EOAC.

For the Blue Devils, Izzy Perez set the tone defensively with 11 steals. She also powered the offense with 15 points.

Maddie Liberati had a solid game down low with 12 points and seven rebounds. Chloe Smith chipped in 10 points. Callie Steed aided the defensive effort with five steals.

Kenzee Johnston led the Bulldogs with 11 points, while Jaliyah Mixon added 10 points.

East Palestine won the jv game 30-25. Jami Jones and Morgan Rutledge each scored eight points for the Bulldogs. Bryanna VanGiesen scored 10 points for Lisbon.

Both teams are back in action Monday. Lisbon is at Toronto, while East Palestine is at Leetonia.

EAST PALESTINE: 9-4-9-9–31

LISBON: 15-14-13-9–54

EAST PALESTINE SCORING: Jade McBride 0-2-2, Juli Jones 1-0-2, Kenzee Johnston 3-4-11, Sara Buskirk 0-1-1, Joclyn Fristik 1-0-3, Jaliyah Mixon 3-4-10, Morgan Rutledge 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 9, 11-13: 31.

LISBON SCORING: Izzy Perez 3-9-15, Cadee Johnson 4-0-8, Chloe Smith 4-1-10, Callie Steed 2-0-5, Maddie Liberati 3-6-12, Corinne Freeman 1-2-4. TEAM TOTALS: 17, 18-26: 54.

Three-point goals: East Palestine 2 (Fristik, Johnston), Lisbon 2 (Steed, Smith)

Badger 56, Heartland 31

COLUMBIANA–Badger defeated Heartland 56-31 in girls basketball action Thursday. Sydney Ogden and Madi Matthews each scored eight points to lead the Lions.

BADGER: 15-11-13-17–56

HEARTLAND: 12-5-6-8–31

BADGER SCORING: Hamilton 3-0-8, Mott 5-0-15, Morgan 2-6-10, Karr 1-0-3, Tricker 6-3-16, Rice 0-0-0, Eucker 1-0-2, Jablonski 0-0-0, Popovich 0-0-0, Cauffield 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 18, 9-10: 56.

HEARTLAND SCORING: Ambra Creighton 0-0-0, Rachel Wittenmyer 0-0-0, Madi Matthews 4-0-8, Jeanna Morgan 0-3-3, Sydney Ogden 2-4-8, Julia Reynolds 3-0-6, Jordan Webb 1-0-2, Sarah Adkins 2-0-4, Hannah Rossi 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 12, 7-12: 31.

Three-point goals: Badger 9 (Mott 5, Hamilton 2, Tricker, Karr).

McDonald 66, Springfield 35

MCDONALD — Sophia Constantino had 17 points and four McDonald players hit for double-figures as the Blue Devils topped Springfield 66-35 on Thursday in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference play.

Mariah Johnson had 14 points for the Tigers.

SPRINGFIELD: 11-12-7-5–35

MCDONALD: 19-13-18-16–66

SPRINGFIELD SCORING: Marlie Applegarth 2-0-4, Makenzy Capoullez 2-2-7, Ellie Centofanti 2-0-5, Kylee Kosek 0-0-0, Abby Joseph 0-1-1, Ruby Withers 0-0-0, Macy Centofanti 1-0-2, Mariah Johnson 3-7-14, Gianna Santangelo 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 11, 10-16: 35.

MCDONALD SCORING: Olivia Perry 5-3-11, Molly Howard 4-3-13, Maddy Howard 2-0-4, Taylor Tuchek 2-0-4, Sophia Constantino 7-0-17, Brooke Lewis 6-0-12, Lucy Wolford 1-0-2, Carley Stiff 1-0-3. TEAM TOTALS: 28, 4-10: 66.

Three-point goals: Springfield 3 (Capoullez, Centofanti, Johnson), McDonald 6 (Constantino 3, Howard 2, Stiff).