Quakers sink back into a tie for first

ALLIANCE — Salem opened Tuesday with the outright lead in the Eastern Buckeye Conference, but the Quakers left Marlington with a 58-45 defeat to surrender that position.

Salem fell to 3-5 overall and 3-2 in the EBC. Marlington is 4-6 and 2-3. Carrollton and Alliance both have two league losses.

Salem was tied with the Dukes at halftime before the home team outscored the Quakers by 13 the rest of the way. Josh Young had 14 points, five rebounds and three steals for Salem, while Trey Double had 13 points, five rebounds and three blocks.

Marlington was led by Connor Evanich’s 19 points.

Marlington won the reserve game, 54-52. Anthony Dimuzio had 11 points for Salem.

The Quakers host Carrollton on Friday.

SALEM: 13-10-10-12–45

MARLINGTON: 14-9-15-20–58

SALEM SCORING: Hunter Griffith 1-2-5, Cade Campolito 0-0-0, Josh Young 4-3-14, Anthony Dimuzio 1-0-2, Niko Walter 2-1-7, Luke Weingart 1-0-2, Turner Johnson 0-2-2, Josh Lehwald 0-0-0, Jaren Snyder 0-0-0, Trey Double 4-3-13, Luke Duncan 0-0-0, Sam Walter 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 13, 11-14: 45.

MARLINGTON SCORING: Blaine Himmelheber 5-6-16, Mar Mason 0-0-0, Reece Kackley 1-1-3, Andrew Pucci 5-1-12, Nik Tortola 0-0-0, Jayden Shreckengost 0-0-0, Ryan Cooley 0-0-0, Cameron Beachey 1-0-2, Cameron Bennett 3-0-6, Derek Meman 0-0-0, Connor Evanich 7-0-19. TEAM TOTALS: 22, 8-13: 58.

Three-point goals: Salem 8 (Young 3, Walter 2, Double 2, Griffith), Marlington 6 (Evanich 5, Pucci).

Alliance 60,

West Branch 44

BELOIT — Alliance surged into a first-place tie in the Eastern Buckeye Conference by topping West Branch 60-44 on Tuesday.

The Aviators (4-6, 3-2) are tied with Salem (3-2) and Carrollton (3-2) for first place in the league.

West Branch fell to 6-4, 3-3. The Warriors are at Akron North on Saturday.

Six of the EBC’s seven teams have losing records.

McDonald 82,

W. Reserve 63

BERLIN CENTER — Zach Rasile had 34 points as McDonald knocked off Western Reserve 82-63 on Tuesday in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference play.

Noah Klasic had 22 points for Reserve. Preston Reed had 14 points.

Western Reserve hosts Jackson-Milton on Friday.

MCDONALD: 17-23-20-22–82

W. RESERVE: 12-19-16-16–63

MCDONALD SCORING: Zach Rasile 14-2-34, Josh Celli 5-1-11, Cam Tucker 6-0-13, Dom Carado 2-1-6, Ryan Scala 1-0-2, Jake Portolese 5-1-11, Tanner Mang 2-1-5. TEAM TOTALS: 29, 6-8: 82.

W. RESERVE SCORING: Riley Miller 5-0-10, Todd Henning 3-0-6, Noah Klasic 9-0-22, Preston Reed 4-3-14, Ryan Gordon 4-2-11. TEAM TOTALS: 25, 5-7: 63.

Three-point goals: McDonald 6 (Rasile 4, Tucker, Carado), Western Reserve 8 (Klasic 4, Reed 3, Gordon)

Waterloo 62, Sebring 57

ATWATER — Waterloo set the stage for a first-place battle in the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference.

The Vikings beat Sebring, 62-57, Tuesday and will play at Springfield on Friday.

Waterloo is 10-1 overall and 6-0 in the MVAC. State-ranked Springfield is unbeaten.

The Vikings had four player sin double figures — Joe Ward with 14 points, Vaughn Dorsey 13, Max Adelman 12 and Caleb Francis 10.

Sebring moves to 6-5 and 2-4 MVAC.

Joey Clark led the Trojans with a game-high 21 points, including five three-pointers. Gabe Lanzer added 14 points, Jake Hunter 11 points and Zane Peterson 10 rebounds.

Waterloo also won the juniro varsity game, 49-30.

Sebring will host Mineral Ridge on homecoming Friday.

SEBRING: 12-12-14-19–57

WATERLOO: 11-22-17-12–62

SEBRING SCORING: Jake Hunter 5-1-11, Joey Clark 5-6-21, Matt Byrd 1-2-5, Gabe Lanzer 6-2-14, Trent Ritchey 1-4-6. TEAM TOTALS: 18, 15-17: 57.

WATERLOO SCORING: Vaughn Dorsey 5-3-13, Caleb Francis 5-0-10, Max Adelman 5-2-12, Kyle Shockley 4-0-8, Joe Ward 5-0-14, Bryce Booth 2-1-5. TEAM TOTALS: 26, 6-8: 62.

Three-point goals: Sebring 6 (Clark 5, Byrd), Waterloo 4 (Ward 4).

South Range 57, Struthers 37

GREENFORD — South Range outscored Struthers in every quarter during a 57-37 win Tuesday.

Chris Brooks scored 14 points and Jaxon Anderson 13 for South Range.

The Raiders led 27-19 at halftime and 44-26 after three quarters.

South Range also won the junior varsity game, 40-22.

South Range will host Niles on Friday.

STRUTHERS: 8-11- 7-11–37

S. RANGE: 15-12-17-13–57

STRUTHERS SCORING: Brandon Washington 1-0-2, Kevin Traylor 5-1-13, Jared Laczko 5-0-13, Carson Ryan 1-1-3, Collin Ryan 0-0-0, Arthur Smith 0-0-0, Jacob Ryan 0-0-0, Noah Patti 0-0-0, Billy Opritza 2-1-5, Trey Metzka 0-0-0, Brandon Serrano 0-1-1. TEAM TOTALS: 14, 4-6: 37.

SOUTH RANGE SCORING: Jaxon Anderson 5-3-13, Ben Irons 3-0-7, Chris Brooks 7-0-14, Nick Mataos 0-3-3, Chris Brown 2-0-5, Dante Digaetano 3-0-6, Sam Brooks 0-0-0, Brandon Mikos 2-2-7, Eli Taylor 0-0-0, Nate Brown 0-0-0, Isaac Allegretto 0-0-0, Nikitas Missos 0-0-0, Matt Lucas 1-0-2, Mike Perry 0-0-0, Nolan Shannon 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 8-14: 57.

Three-point goals: Struthers 5 (Laczko 3, Traylor 2), South Range 3 (Irons, Brown, Mikos).

Springfield 56, Lowellville 48, OT

LOWELLVILLE — State-ranked Springfield Local played a second straight overtime game and prevailed again.

Freshman Beau Brungard hit a pair of three-pointers in overtime as Springfield topped Lowellville, 56-48, in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference play Tuesday.

Springfield, ranked 15th in the Division IV state poll, improves to 9-0.

Shayne Eynon scored 18 points for the Tiger and Brungard had 14 of his 16 points in the second half. Evan Ohlin added nine points.

The Rockets jumped out to a 20-5 lead and the team were tied 44-44 at the end of regulation.

Micah Mamula-Zarlingto scored 13 points and Matt Hvisdak 12 for the Rockets.

Springfield hosts Waterloo on Friday in battle for first place in the MVAC.

SPRINGFIELD: 5- 9-16-14-12–56

LOWELLVILLE: 11-11-11-11- 4–48

SPRINGFIELD SCORING: Evan Ohlin 3-3-9, Clay Medvec 1-0-3, Drew Clark 3-1-8, Garrett Stallsmith 0-0-0, Shane Eynon 6-6-18, Beau Brungard 5-2-16, Lukeas Yemma 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 12-19: 56.

LOWELLVILLE SCORING: Micah Mamula-Zarlingo 3-5-13, Johnn Michaels 0-0-0, Matt Hvisdak 4-3-12, Jake Rotz 5-0-10, Cole Bunofsky 2-0-4, Joe Balone 2-0-4, ylan Durkin 2-0-5. TEAM TOTALS: 18, 8-16: 48.

Three-point goals: Springfield 6 (Brungard, Medvec, Clark), Lowellville 4 (Mamula-Zarlingo 2, Hvisdak Durkin).

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Brookfield 54, Crestview 50

BROOKFIELD — Crestview came close to gaining an All-American Conference win on Tuesday night but Brookfield snagged it in the end by a 54-50 count.

Crestview is 2-7. The Rebels host Newton Falls on Friday.

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