Quakers bring home EBC title

CARROLLTON–In the first year of the Eastern Buckeye Conference, the Salem girls basketball team wrapped up the outright league title with a commanding 74-33 victory over Carrollton Saturday.

Salem is now 15-5 and wraps up EBC play at 10-2. The Quakers came into the day tied with Minerva, but the Lions were beaten in overtime by Marlington 38-36.

The Quakers were led by Kyla Jamison with 15 points and eight rebounds. Ellie Davidson and Echo Mayer Kutz each added 14 points. Davidson pulled down six rebounds, while Mayer-Kutz had five rebounds and five steals. Jaden Hamilton contributed 10 points. Seven different Quakers drained three-pointers.

The Quakers shot 55 percent and dished out a total of 16 assists. Salem put the game away with a dominant 24-4 second quarter.

The Salem jv team improved to 17-3 with a 56-26 victory. Krista Barley had 16 points and five steals. Abby Perry added 11 points.

The Quakers now turn their attention to a home game against Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference champion Columbiana on Monday. The contest will be broadcast as WKBN’s Game of the Week.

SALEM: 21-24-19-10–74

CARROLLTON: 11-4-8-10–33

SALEM SCORING: Jessica Slocum 1-0-3, Casey Johnson 2-1-5, Taylor Troy 0-0-0, Annie Davidson 0-0-0, Ellie Davidson 6-2-14, Paige Bailey 1-0-3, Hayden Carner 0-0-0, Echo Mayer-Kutz 5-3-14, Jaden Hamilton 4-1-10, Kyla Jamison 6-2-15, Jenna McClish 3-0-7, Alexis Miller 0-0-0, Krista Barley 1-0-3. TEAM TOTALS: 29, 9-17: 74.

CARROLLTON SCORING: Laizure 2-0-5, Burgett 0-2-2, King 0-0-0, Hutchenson 0-1-1, Moon 0-0-0, Moore 5-1-12, Pridemore 2-0-4, Leslie 0-2-2, Glass 2-2-6, Stull 0-1-1. TEAM TOTALS: 11, 9-18: 33.

Three-point goals: Salem 7 (Slocum, Bailey, Mayer-Kutz, Hamilton, Jamison, McClish), Carrollton 2 (Laizure, Moore)

Marlington 38, Minerva 36 (OT)

ALLIANCE–The Marlington girls basketball team denied Minerva a chance at a share of the Eastern Buckeye Conference title with a 38-36 overtime win Saturday.

Minerva falls to 15-4 overall and 7-3 in the EBC. The Lions’ loss, combined with Salem’s win over Carrollton gives the Quakers the outright conference title.

Going into the fourth quarter, the Lions held a six point lead before being outscored 12-6 in the final frame. The Dukes scored the only two points in overtime.

Minerva was led by Maddie Foutz with 10 points. Addie Rhodes finished with eight points. Minerva won the jv game 42-27.

The Lions close out their league schedule at Canton South on Monday and at West Branch on Wednesday.

MINERVA: 13-4-16-6-0–36

MARLINGTON: 5-14-5-12-2–38

MINERVA SCORING: Maddie Foutz 4-2-10, Nelle Yankovich 2-0-5, Elyssa Imler 2-2-6, Coletta Miller 2-1-5, Shelby Wheeler 1-0-2, Addie Rhodes 2-3-8. TEAM TOTALS: 13, 9-12: 36.

MARLINGTON SCORING: Ferrett 2-0-6, Springer 1-2-5, Lacher 4-2-10, Thompson 1-0-2, Lepley 5-4-15. TOTALS: 13, 8-14: 38.

Three-point goals: Minerva 1 (Yankovich), Marlington 4 (Ferrett 2, Springer, Lepley)