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Columbiana uses big second half to beat Lisbon

The Columbiana girls basketball team used a 41-point second half to roll past Lisbon 72-34 on Monday. Columbiana led 31-23 at the half and then outscored the Blue Devils 41-11 in the second half to run away with this contest. Lisbon falls to 3-8 on the season and 1-5 in league.

For Columbiana, Grace Witmer recorded 17 points and Tori Long added 16 points. Ryleigh Zohnd had 11 points.

For Lisbon, Madison Haifley had 12 points and knocked down four three-pointers.

Lisbon will host Wellsville on Thursday.

In jayvee action, Lisbon won 33-28. For Lisbon, Cami Freeland had 14 points and for Columbiana, Isabella Parish had 12 points.

COLUMBIANA: 13-18-18-23–72

LISBON: 10-13-4-7–34

COLUMBIANA SCORING: Madison Burbick 1-0-3, Taylor Long 0-2-2, Alaina Johnston 4-0-8, Grace Witmer 7-1-17, Cassie Spaite 3-0-7, Tori Long 8-0-16, Addie Zohnd 3-2-8, Ryleigh Zohnd 5-1-11. TEAM TOTALS: 31, 6-8: 72.

LISBON SCORING:Tabby Ketchum 0-1-1, Chloe Davis 3-0-8, Madison Haifley 4-0-12, Serinity Stacey 2-1-5, Parker Henthorne 0-1-1, Madison Marriner 0-0-0, Morgan Lively 2-3-7, Cami Freeland 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 11, 6-11: 34.

Three-point goals: Columbiana 4 (Witmer 2, Burbick, Spaite), Lisbon 6 (Haifley 4, Davis 2).

West Branch 46, Western Reserve 35

BERLIN CENTER — West Branch used a 21-10 fourth-quarter run to finish off Western Reserve, 46-35, Monday.

The Warriors improve to 11-5, while the Blue Devils drop to 8-4.

West Branch fell behind 19-11 with two minutes left in the first half and rallied to take a 42-30 lead with two minutes to play in the game.

Sydney Mercer powered the Warriors with 13 points and greshman Sophie Gregory contributed eight points and nine rebounds. Jillian Pidgeon added nine points.

Ava Decker had a field goal in transtion and Bella Laut made the lone three-pointers for the Warriors to beat the halftime buzzer and close within 19-18.

The teams were tied at 25-25 through three quarters. The Warriors controlled the last six minutes of the game, outscoring the Blue Devils 15-7.

West Branch’s lead got to 14 points at 46-32 with 30 seconds remaining.

Danielle Vuletich topped the Blue Devils with 13 points and seven rebounds. Olivia Pater collected 11 points.

West Branch also won the junior varsity game, 38-32.

Western Reserve will play at Springfield Thursday, while West Branch travels to Minerva Saturday.

W. BRANCH: 5-14-7-21–46

W. RESERVE: 6-13-6-10–35

WEST BRANCH SCORING: Emma Egli 1-2-4, Jillian Pidgeon 3-3-9, Bella Laut 2-0-5, Sophie Gregory 4-0-8, Sydney Mercer 4-5-13, Anna Lippiatt 2-1-5, Ava Decker 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 17, 11-14: 46.

WESTERN RESERVE SCORING: Alyvia Hughes 1-0-3, Olivia Pater 5-0-11, Danielle Vuletich 4-5-13, Kennedy Miller 3-2-8. TEAM TOTALS: 13, 7-9: 35.

Three-point goals: West Branch 1 (Laut), Western Reserve 2 (Hughes, Pater).

Valley 36, United 25

YOUNGSTOWN — Valley Christian wrestled the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference lead from United with a 36-25 win Monday.

Kristen Gill led Valley with a game-high 22 points. She scored 16 points in the second and third quarters when Valley pulled away with a 21-6 run.

United, which had its nine-game winning streak snapped, drops to 10-5 overall and 5-2 in league play. Valley improves to 4-1 in the league. Both teams have droppsed a game to Columbiana.

United led 10-5 in the first quarter, but was held to 15 points the rest of the game.

Taylor Cope paced United wtih 11 points, nine in the first half.

United won the two-quarter junior varsity game, 19-9, as Grayson Kidder scored seven points.

Both teams play Thursday with United at East Palestine and Valley hosting Southern.

UNITED: 10- 6-2- 7–25

VALLEY: 5-15-6-12–38

UNITED SCORING: Mickey Shasteen 0-0-0, Colby Burton 0-0-0, Grace Knight 3-0-6, Destiny Hill 1-1-3, Taylor Cope 5-1-11, Samantha Lippiatt 1-1-3, Addy Blazer 1-0-2, Grayson Kidder 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 11, 3-8: 25.

VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCORING: Dezyrae Dean 1-0-2, Kristen Gill 9-3-22, Olivia Kitchen 0-0-0, DiAndra Tensley 4-0-9, MiKaela Tensley 0-0-0, Naudia Beck 1-0-2, Kyiel Turner 1-1-3. TEAM TOTALS: 16, 4-10: 38.

Three-point goals: Valley 2 (Gill, D. Tensley).

Sebring 54, Lordstown 20

SEBRING–Sebring defeated Lordstown 54-20 on Monday.

Sebring will travel to Lowellsville on Thursday.

Mathews 61, Heartland Christian 30

MATHEWS–Heartland Christian fell to Mathews 61-30 on Monday.

Heartland travels to Southern today.

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