Columbiana cruises to 7th straight win


The Clippers had little trouble rolling past Lisbon, 83-50.

COLUMBIANA — Kevin Blinsky, Joe Blinsky and Andrew Tirpak shared 46 points in leading the unbeaten Columbiana High boys basketball team to a 83-50 victory over Lisbon in a Inter-Tri-County League Tier One game Tuesday in the Clippers’ gymnasium.

The Clippers (7-0, 5-0) rushed out to a 23-13 lead in the first quarter and put the contest out of reach 48-31 by intermission.

Kevin Blinsky led the balanced attack with 19 points as the Clippers put 12 players in the scoring column. Joe Blinsky added 17 and Andrew Tirpak had 10 with four steals and six assists. Ryan Williams grabbed 13 rebounds.

Arlen Bailey led the Blue Devils (0-8, 0-5) with 15 points. Tyler Freeland chipped in with 12.

East Palestine 44, Crestview 30

EAST PALESTINE — Ben Gysin scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead East Palestine, which outscored Crestview 13-0 in the fourth quarter to pull away.

J.C. Bollinger added 15 points, while Nick DiCello had six assists for the Bulldogs (4-2, 3-2 ITCL Tier One).

Josh Orr scored 12 points for the Rebels (3-4, 2-3).

Sebring 55, Lowellville 49

LOWELLVILLE — Zach Tieche scored 24 points and Devin Weekly added 11 to lead Sebring (5-2, 4-1 ITCL Tier Two), which outscored Lowellville 21-16 in the fourth quarter.

Jim Sudon scored 14 points and Mauro Amendola added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Rockets (2-5, 2-3).

Southern 51, Leetonia 50

SALINEVILLE — The Indians (5-3, 2-3) took a 22-8 lead in the first quarter, but had to hold off the Bears (3-5, 1-4) who battled back to get within one point in the ITCL Tier Two contest.

Tyler Baker fired in 30 points to trigger the Indians’ offensive attack. Andrew Diaz added 11.

Kaid Todd led the Bears with 21 points. Jake Kruegel had nine.

Champion 73, Conneaut 56

CHAMPION — Sean Sumner scored 18 points and Markel Vaughn added 17 to lead Champion, which took a commanding 42-23 halftime lead.

Caleb Wright added nine points for the Flashes (6-0).

Dave Malys led Conneaut (2-5) with 15 points.

Southington 77, Lordstown 47

LORDSTOWN — The unbeaten Wildcats (6-0, 2-0), ahead 37-26 at intermission, put the game out of reach as they outscored the Red Devils 24-11 in the third quarter of the Northeastern Athletic Conference game.

Trey Tietz, Brad Sherwood and Brandon Ellis scored 19, 18 and 15 points respectively for the Wildcats. Jake DiEugenio led the Red Devils with 17 points and Scott Chaffee finished with 11.

Marlington 70, Southeast 43

RAVENNA — The Dukes (4-2) built a 29-21 lead by halftime then cruised to the victory. Alex Blake paced the Pirates (2-4) with 13 points. Joe LeMon chipped in with nine.

Kennedy Catholic 72,
Commodore Perry 31

HERMITAGE, Pa. — The Golden Eagles (3-4, 2-0) defense limited Commodore Perry to eight points in the first quarter, six in the second and five in the third in building a commanding 58-19 lead in the District 10 Section 1 contest.

Junior Kyle Randall scored 26 points and had five assists, five steals, four rebounds and a block for the Golden Eagles. Mike Poncurick added 10 points. Chace McKinney and Poncurick each had seven rebounds. Brandon Modaffair led Commodore Perry with 10 points.

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