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Struthers to host team in today’s showcase

STRUTHERS — A pair of standout high school basketball players will close out the action playing against each other when the second annual JBL Hoops Showcase is played today at the Struthers Fieldhouse.

Canton McKinley and Butler, Pa., play the final game of the day, beginning at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs, coached by former Warren G. Harding coach Andy Vlajkovich, are led by junior Kobe Johnson, who has received offers from Youngstown State, Duquesne and others. Butler star Ethan Morton, a senior, has signed with Purdue.

The event is being billed as Ohio against Pennsylvania. The game schedule:

2:30 – girls, Western Reserve vs. Laurel, Pa.;

4 – boys, Struthers vs. Laurel, Pa.;

5:30 – boys, Springfield vs. Neshannock, Pa.