Raiders cruise to eighth-straight victory
Columbiana holds off a late Crestview rally in a Tri-County League game.
WARREN -- Bruce Allen scored 18 points and Mario Manningham added 12, leading Warren G. Harding High to a 76-39 victory over John F. Kennedy in a Steel Valley Conference boys basketball game on Friday night.
Allen also had nine rebounds and Brian Wright had seven for the Raiders (8-0, 1-0 SVC), who bolted out to a 30-13 lead after the first quarter and a 46-17 edge at the intermission.
Roddy Fuller had five assists for Warren Harding.
Warren JFK (5-4, 0-1) was led by Stephon Flannigan, who scored 10 points. Marc Rossi finished with five rebounds and J.J. Townsend had five assists.
Canfield 78, Struthers 31
CANFIELD -- The Cardinals led only 11-10 after one period, but outscored Struthers 44-14 over the next two quarters.
Mike Rounsavall led Canfield (7-2, 4-0 Metro Athletic Conference) with 13 points. Four other players also scored in double figures: Kyle Melewski with 12, and Jordan Ferns, Troy Gessner and Gupreet Singh with 10 each. Struthers (3-5, 0-3) was led by Alan Daniels, who scored eight points.
Poland 61, Salem 38
POLAND -- Jim Shurilla tossed in 23 points and Chad Fender added 13 to lead Poland (7-1, 4-0 MAC).
Fender also had five rebounds and four assists for the Bulldogs, while Luke Blangero had four assists.
Ryan Benchwick finished with 13 points for Salem (3-5, 1-3), while Jarin Heath scored 10. Tommy Jesko had four rebounds.
Lisbon 54, Southern 44
LISBON -- Marcus Judy finished with 19 points and eight assists to lead Lisbon (8-2, 4-1 Tri-County League).
Dom Defilippo added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils. Josh Grafton had 10 points, while Corey Smith recorded nine points, seven rebounds and three steals.
Southern (7-4, 3-2) was led by Josh Diaz, who had 18 points and eight rebounds. Aaron Blatch added 12 points, while David Earich had seven rebounds.
United 77, Leetonia 53
LEETONIA -- Jake Roelen led the Golden Eagles with 18 points and five assists.
Dan Shaffer added 15 points for United (6-3, 3-2 TCL), while Aaron Rowley, Bubba Taylor and Rob Muhleman all scored 10. Brian Zehentbauer finished with six rebounds.
For Leetonia (2-7, 0-4), Jon Williams scored 15 points and Corey Creamer had 11.
Columbiana 59, Crestview 56
NEW WATERFORD -- The Clippers held off a furious fourth quarter rally by Crestview.
Columbiana (7-3, 4-1 TCL) led 41-25 at the end of the third period, but Crestview (2-9, 1-4) outscored their rival 31-18 over the final eight minutes.
Eric Ostrander scored 21 points to lead the Clippers, while Eric Bailey added 14 and Jared Patton had 10.
Crestview was led by Anthony Amabile, who scored 14 points and was 11-for-11 at the free throw line -- all in the fourth quarter. Andy Walton added 12 points and six assists, and Jerry Einseidel had 11 points and seven rebounds.
Sebring 65, East Palestine 30
SEBRING -- Dan Scarpitti led Sebring (8-1, 4-0 TCL) with 17 points and six assists.
The Trojans also got 16 points and nine rebounds from Joe Amabeli while Matt Ferguson had 15 points and nine rebounds. Joe James had eight assists.
East Palestine (0-10, 0-5) was led by Brett Young, with 17 points.
Canton McKinley defeated Boardman 85-37 and Alliance defeated Niles 62-59. Details of these games were not reported.