State record for McDonald’s Rasile

BRISTOLVILLE — It was a record-setting night in front of a packed house for McDonald junior Zach Rasile, but it was overshadowed by the Bristol Panthers who defeated McDonald, 64-60, Saturday night.

With less than a minute left in the first quarter, Rasile broke the state record with his 330th career three-pointer. But Rasile scored only 12 points on the night and the record-breaker was the only one he made from behind the arc.

“My guys did an unbelievable job of knowing where Zach was at all times,” Bristol caoch Craig Giesy said. “Obviously, Zach is one of the best shooters in Ohio history and Damion Durst did an unbelievable job chasing him around, and the rest of the guys knew where he was at all times.”

Rasile tied the state record at Sebring on Friday of 329 three-pointers set by Fort Frye’s Tyler Engle from 2003-07.

McDonald will host Western Reserve on Tuesday.

Trimmer among seven Penguins in double figures

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State women’s basketball team had its best shooting day in 21 years as seven Penguins scored in double figures in a 91-45 win over Detroit Mercy at the Beeghly Center Saturday.

The Penguins were 34-for-56 from the field for 60.7 percent, which was the third-best mark in program history.

Alison Smolinski made five 3-pointers during a 19-0 run to start the game.

Smolinski scored 17 of her 20 points in the first period, and six teammates joined her in double figures. Mary Dunn scored 14 points, Chelsea Olson had 13 on 5-for-5 shooting, Melinda Trimmer and Sarah Cash both had 12, and Amara Chikwe and McKenah Peters added 10 apiece.

It was the first time seven Penguins reached double figures in the same game since Dec. 19, 1991, in a game that was also against the Titans.

The win finished off a 5-0 homestand for the Penguins, who improved to 17-5 overall, 9-2 in Horizon League play and 13-1 on Rosselli Court.

Youngstown State will head to IUPUI on Friday.

Fowler overcomes triple bogey

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Standing above a greenside bunker at TPC Scottsdale’s difficult par-4 11th hole, Rickie Fowler turned just in time to see his ball, one he had just placed after penalty, trickle into the water.

Fowler had already seen his share of bad luck at the Phoenix Open. Now balls were rolling into hazards on their own.

Unable to catch a break, Fowler took it upon himself to create his own.

Fowler shook off a bizarre triple bogey on No. 11 with clutch shots down the stretch, finally winning the tournament Sunday that had twice eluded him.

“I didn’t think it would be easy, but the way I was playing this week, I thought it would have been easier,” Fowler said. “It was kind of grind it out. I had a couple of tough breaks and had to deal with the punches — a couple big ones — but it feels good now.”

Friend pitched most innings for Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bob Friend, who pitched more innings than anyone in Pittsburgh Pirates history, died Sunday. He was 88.

The Pirates said Friend died at his home in Pittsburgh.

Friend holds the Pirates record for innings (3,480 1/3), starts (477) and strikeouts (1,682). The right-hander was an All-Star in three different seasons — in 1960, he made the NL roster for both All-Star games played that summer, and was the starter and winner in the first one.

Friend made his big league debut with two shutout innings for the Pirates against Cincinnati as a 20-year-old on April 28, 1951. He became a fixture in Pittsburgh’s rotation through 1965 and then played one more season, splitting his last year with the New York Yankees and Mets.

Nicknamed “The Warrior” for his remarkable durability, Friend went 197-230 with a 3.58 ERA in 602 games.