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Lions rally past Quakers

MINERVA — Salem opened the boys basketball season with a solid first quarter, but the Quakers could not avoid a Minerva comeback as the Lions bounced back for a 59-54 win on Friday in Eastern Buckeye Conference play.

Salem (0-1, 0-1) was up 25-15 after a quarter, but the Lions (2-1, 0-1) cut the halftime lead to three and then overtook the Quakers in the second half.

Hunter Griffith had 16 points to lead the Quakers. Jaren Snyder added 12 points.

Noah Sallade had 14 points for the Lions. Mitch Greer and Koby Kinsey had 10 points each.

Salem hosts Girard on Tuesday in the home opener.

Minerva won the jayvee portion 29-26. Logan Blissenbach had nine points for Salem.

SALEM: 25-10-8-11–54

MINERVA: 15-17-13-14–59

SALEM SCORING: Hunter Griffith 7-1-1-16, Sam Walter 2-0-0-6, Brock Young 1-3-3-5, Kaleb Caldwell 1-0-0-3, Drew Weir 3-0-0-8, Jon Null 2-0-1-4, Jaren Snyder 4-0-0-12. TEAM TOTALS: 20, 4-5: 54.

MINERVA SCORING: Owen Swogger 1-0-0-3, Steve Place 1-6-9-8, Koby Kinsey 4-0-2-10, Noah Sallade 4-5-8-14, Brayden Costea 2-1-2-7, Mitch Greer 4-2-7-10, Shea Common 3-1-2-7. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 15-30: 59.

3 Point goals: Salem 10 (Snyder 4, Weir 2, Walter 2, Griffith, Caldwell), Minerva 6 (Kinsey 2, Costea 2, Swogger, Sallade)

West Branch 52, Alliance 37

ALLIANCE–The West Branch boys basketball team opened Eastern Buckeye Conference play with a 52-37 victory over Alliance Friday.

Reese Leone powered the Warriors (3-0, 1-0) with 22 points. Nick Everett added 11 points.

Alliance falls to 0-1.

West Branch won the jv game 45-37.

WEST BRANCH: 12-14-9-17–52

ALLIANCE: 13-9-6-9–37

WEST BRANCH SCORING: Nick Everett 5-1-11, Reese Leone 8-2-22, Cohen Lamp 5-0-10, Nick Pidgeon 2-0-5, Dru DeShields 1-2-4, Josh Gregory 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 21, 5-10: 52.

ALLIANCE SCORING: Ford 1-2-5, Talbert 6-0-13, Jackson 1-0-3, Strata 2-2-7, Redfield 3-3-9. TEAM TOTALS: 13, 7-13: 37.

Three-point goals: West Branch 5 (Leone 4, Pidgeon), Alliance 4 (Ford, Talbert, Jackson, Strata).

South Range 65, Canfield 47

GREENFORD–Behind 26 points from Chris Brooks, the South Range boys basketball team knocked off Canfield 65-47 on Friday.

Dante Digaetano added 14 points for the Raiders.

Canfield won the jv game 51-36. Steve Rohan had 19 points for South Range.

CANFIELD: 15-13-8-10–47

S. RANGE: 16-18-16-15–65

CANFIELD SCORING: Brent Herrmann 1-0-2, Brayden Beck 4-0-8, Jake Rowal 3-0-8, Joe Bruno 1-0-3, Trey Dye 6-4-18, Chase Lowry 4-0-8. TEAM TOTALS: 19, 4-12: 47.

SOUTH RANGE SCORING: Chris Brooks 9-8-26, Dante Digaetano 4-5-14, Nate Brown 1-1-3, Brandon Mikos 1-1-3, Jake Gehring 0-0-0, Kris Scandy 2-1-6, Justin Marrie 3-0-6, Matt Lucas 2-0-4, Eli Taylor 1-0-3, Mikey Perry 0-0-0, Luke Crumbacher 0-0-0, Steve Rohan 0-0-0, Corey Penick 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 16-21: 65.

Three-point goals: Canfield 5 (Rowal 2, Dye 2, Bruno) South Range 3 (Digaetano, Scandy, Taylor)

Lisbon 57, Leetonia 33

LEETONIA — Lisbon’s boys basketball team got 14 points from Blayne Brownfield and 13 more from Michael Davis as the Blue Devils knocked off Leetonia 57-33 on Friday in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play.

Lisbon is 1-3 and 1-0 in the league, while Leetonia is 0-2, 0-1.

Kaden Crawford had 10 boards to aid the Devils, while Ryan McCullough and Davis had four assists each. Lisbon hosts Crestview on Dec. 14.

Jordan Baker paced the Bears with 13 points, while Sefton Houlette had 10 points.

Leetonia won the jayvee game, 42-29. Timathy Johnson had 12 points for the Bears. Hunter Sturgeon had 16 for Lisbon.

LISBON: 20-18-8-11–57

LEETONIA: 15-4-6-8–33

LISBON SCORING: Nick Mundy 0-2-2, Michael Davis 5-2-13, Ryan McCullough 3-0-8, Blayne Brownfield 4-5-14, Joey Fisher 1-0-2, Adam Spencer 3-0-8, Kaden Crawford 1-6-8, Gaige Rohn 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 18, 15-21: 57.

LEETONIA SCORING: Patrick Hulll 1-0-2, Luke Gregorino 0-2-2, Sefton Houlette 4-3-10, Jayden Herhold 0-0-0, Dylan Lennon 0-1-1, Jordan Baker 3-4-13, Marco Ferry 1-2-4, Timmy Finch 0-1-1. TEAM TOTALS: 9, 12-24: 33.

Three-point goals: Lisbon 6 (Spencer 2, McCullough 2, Davis, Brownfield), Leetonia 3 (Baker).

Sebring 90, EL Christian 13

SEBRING — Sebring had 14 players score and was 42 of 58 from the field in a 90-13 over East Liverpool Christian on Friday.

Gabe Lanzer paced the winners with 16 points. Carson Rouse added 15 points.

Owen Bouscher had 10 points for the Warriors.

Sebring (3-0) hosts Southington this afternoon.

Sebring won a junior high game 31-30 over East Liverpool Christian before the varsity game.

EL CHRISTIAN: 5-2-2-4–13

SEBRING: 16-23-34-17–90

EL CHRISTIAN SCORING: Wes Bouscher 0-0-0, Lance Williamson 0-0-0, Lucas Harris 0-0-0, Owen Bouscher 3-3-10, Zach Price 0-0-0, Anthony Sachs 0-3-3, Cody Hughes 0-0-0, Uriah Farley 0-0-0, Dalton Rose 0-0-0, Evan Hughes 0-0-0, Jacob Sachs 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 3, 6-13: 13.

SEBRING SCORING: Jake Hunter 4-0-8, Connor Shepherd 2-0-4, Anthony Calderone 1-0-2, Dane Harshman 2-1-5, Dylan Johnson 2-0-4, Matt Byrd 2-1-5, Gabe Lanzer 8-0-16, Frankie Lozoya 7-0-14, Carson Rouse 7-1-15, Z. Ruzek 0-1-1, E. Frederick 3-0-6, T. Black 1-1-3, N. Frederick 11-1-3, Jake Funk 2-0-4. TEAM TOTALS: 42-58, 6-18: 90.

Three-point goals: EL Christian 1 (Bouscher).

Waterloo 88, United 29

ATWATER — Waterloo’s boys basketball team dumped United 88-29 on Friday night.

No details were reported.