BOYS BASKETBALL Tigers deal WR first loss in loop
Springfield outlasted Western Reserve in overtime, 54-48.
NEW MIDDLETOWN -- The Springfield High boys basketball team outscored visiting Western Reserve by 10-4 in overtime Saturday, to hand the Inter-County League champions their first league loss, 54-48, in a boys basketball game.
Aaron Wood had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (12-7, 9-5), which shot just 17 of 26 from the foul line.
Andrew Schuler added 14 points and seven rebounds, Marc Russell scored 11 and Grant Repasky had five assists.
Mark Dickerhoof had 17 points -- including four 3-pointers -- for Western Reserve (15-5, 13-1), which shot just 6 of 24 from beyond the arc. Jake Zatchok added 11 points and seven rebounds.
Niles 76, Mineral Ridge 55
NILES -- Kevin Robertson and Dan Jones teamed up to score 44 points for Niles.
Robertson led Niles (8-11) with 23 points while Jones scored 21 and Bill Frech 13.
Vance Kersey and Jason Garland led the Rams (8-12) with 17 and 12 points, respectively.
Jackson-Milton 72,Southington 69
NORTH JACKSON -- Tim Shaw scored 25 points to lead the Bluejays (9-9), who outscored the Wildcats 25-20 in the fourth quarter.
Shaw has 1,033 career points after surpassing 1,000 in Friday's game at Lowellville.
Mark Balent and Zack Nicholas contributed 17 and 12 points, respectively.
David Motz led Southington with 34 points. Kevin Swiger netted 13.
Beaver Local 72, Wilson 60
LISBON -- Pat Woods and Jake Robinson combined for 46 points to lead the Beavers (16-4) past Wilson (4-16) in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Woods scored 25 points and Robinson 21 to pace Beaver Local.
Wilson was led by Justin Maxwell with 17 points, while Bert Pritchard had 13 and Chauncey Whitlow 11.
East Liverpool 53, Salem 52
SALEM -- Brian Kreefer scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Potters, who outscored Salem 10-8 in the fourth quarter.
Tommy Price added 12 points and Donnel Sallis had nine points and seven rebounds for East Liverpool (13-7).
T.J. Decrow had 15 points and Joe Smith added 12 for the Quakers (7-13).