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Trojans roll past Bears

LEETONIA–The Sebring boys basketball team pounded Leetonia 73-41 in opening night action Friday.

Carson Rouse sparked the Trojans with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Jake Hunter added 18 points, six assists and six steals. Connor Shepherd added 14 points and eight assists.

Jordan Baker led the Bears with 11 points.

Leetonia won the jv game 41-38.

Sebring is at Lordstown on Tuesday for a varsity-only game beginning at 6 p.m. Leetonia hosts Lisbon Friday.

SEBRING: 15-17-17-24–73

LEETONIA: 10-9-11-11–41

SEBRING SCORING: Jake Hunter 7-4-18, Connor Shepherd 4-4-14, Anthony Calderone 0-0-0, Dylan Johnson 1-3-6, Matt Byrd 1-0-2, Zane Peterson 1-0-2, Gabe Lanzer 2-2-7, Frankie Lozoya 3-0-7, Carson Rouse 6-4-17.

LEETONIA SCORING: Patrick Hull 2-1-5, Sefton Houlette 2-3-7, Jayden Herhold 2-0-4, Dylan Lennon 2-0-4, Jordan Baker 4-0-11, Marco Ferry 1-1-3, Joseph Guido 1-2-5, Jacob McCool 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 15, 7-16: 41.

Three-point goals: Sebring 6 (Shepherd 2, Johnson, Lanzer, Lozoya, Rouse), Leetonia 4 (Baker 3, Guido).

West Branch 54,

Fitch 48

BELOIT — Nick Everett had 18 points as West Branch’s boys basketball team opened the season with a 54-48 win over Austintown Fitch on Friday.

Reese Leone added 14 points for the Warriors who trailed by seven after the first quarter.

A 13-point swing in the third quarter switched the momentum firmly into the Warriors’ direction.

Nick Pidgeon had 13 points.

West Branch hosts East Palestine on Tuesday.

FITCH: 14-13-5-16–48

W. BRANCH: 7-18-18-11–54

FITCH SCORING: Kris Brown 4-0-10, Mike Remish 1-1-3, Todd Simons 8-5-21, Nate Leskovac 3-0-6, Devin Sherwood 3-1-8. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 7-11: 48.

WEST BRANCH SCORING: Nick Everett 4-10-18, Nick Wilson 1-0-3, Justin Hendershot 1-0-3, Reese Leone 4-6-14, Cohen Lamp 0-0-0, Nick Pidgeon 5-1-13, Dru DeShields 1-1-3. TEAM TOTALS: 16, 18-27: 54.

Three-point goals: Fitch 3 (Brown 2, Sherwood), West Branch 4 (Pidgeon 2, Hendershot, Wilson).

W. Reserve 55,

Campbell 39

CAMPBELL — Ryan Gordon and Noah Klasic had 13 points each as Western Reserve’s boys basketball team opened the season with a 55-39 win over Campbell on Friday night.

Todd Henning added eight points for the Blue Devils.

Reserve won the jayvee game, 57-50. Gabe Platt had 25 points for the winners.

Reserve hosts Columbiana on Tuesday.

W. RESERVE: 15-13-14-13–55

CAMPBELL: 3-15-8-13–39

W. RESERVE SCORING: Todd Henning 2-3-8, Ryan Gordon 4-3-13, Noah Klasic 6-0-13, Preston Reed 0-5-5, Jake Pappagallo 2-0-4, Jake Moore 2-0-4, Luke Kilbert 2-2-6, Gabe Platt 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 13-23: 55.

CAMPBELL SCORING: Ke. Moore 5-3-15, Michaels 2-1-6, Brunn 3-0-6, Smith 3-0-6, Vancobb 3-0-6. TEAM TOTALS: 16, 4-8: 39.

Three-point goals: Western Reserve 4 (Gordon 2, Henning, Klasic), Campbell 3 (Moore 2, Michaels).

Southern 96,

Conotton Valley 53

BOWERSTON — Southern jumped out to a 30-6 lead in the first quarter and beat Conotton Valley, 96-53, in Friday’s season opener.

Cam Grodhaus led the charge with a gane-high 22 points,eight assists and four rebounds.

Eleven players scored the Indians, including Brock Smalley with 16 points and seven steals, Tanner Patterson with 14 points and Jayce Sloan with 10 points, Jayce Sloan seven rebounds and four assists.

Colton Soukup added eight points, Sam May five rebounds and Bradly Sloan three steals.

Garson Imes topped Conotton Valleyw ith 19 points.

The Indians also won the junior varsity game, 69-30, as Brady Ketchum scored 22 points and Colton Soukup 13.

Southern will host Beaver Local on Tuesday.

SOUTHERN: 30-17-23-26–96

CONOTTON: 6-15-13-19–53

SOUTHERN SCORING: Michai Mason 1-0-3, Brock Smalley 8-0-16, Cam Grodhaus 10-0-22, Bradly Sloan 3-0-6, Brady Ketchum 0-0-0, Josh Pratt 2-0-4, Colton Soukup 3-2-8, Sam May 2-0-4, Jayce Sloan 4-2-10, James Burris 2-3-7, Devin Lopez 1-0-2, Tanner Patterson 6-2-14, Noah Perfotto 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 42, 9-14: 96.

CONOTTON VALLEY SCORING: Brett Putnam 3-2-8, Damon Reardon 2-0-4, Evan Seidel 3-1-8, Gaige Galigher 2-5-10, Justin Lambert 0-2-2, Garson Imes 7-2-19, Braylen Novak 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 18, 12-13: 53.

Three-point goals: Southern 3 (Grodhaus 2, Mason), Conotton Valley 5 (Imes 3, Seidel, Galigher).