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Canfield tops East; Struthers, Hubbard win

¯ CANFIELD 62, EAST 57: YOUNGSTOWN — Trent Dye scored 12 of his game-high 23 points in the decisive second quarter when the Cardinas outscored the host Golden Bears 20-8 to take a 37-27 halftime lead.

Dye did much of his damage at the free-throw line, where he went 3-for-17 and the Cardinals outscored East 17-8 at the stripe as a team. Nick Pantelakis contributed 13 points, Jake Grdic scored 10 and Chase Lowry supplied nine for Canfield, which improved to 4-7.

¯ STRUTHERS 62, LAKEVIEW 53: CORTLAND — The visiting Wildcats outscored the Bulldogs 30-20 in the middle quarters to take a 45-35 lead into the final eight minutes and held court the rest of the way.

Trey Metzka poured in 24 points and Aidan Slocum netted 13 to stoke Struthers in the Northeast-8 Conference win.

The Bulldogs were led by Brendon Kilpatrick’s 17 points and Ryan Carnahan’s 15. Nate Fox chipped in with 11 points.

The Golden Bears got 15 points apiece from John Clay and D.J. Waller, Xavion Leonard scored 11 and Reuben Talley chipped in with nine points.

¯ HUBBARD 54, GIRARD 49: HUBBARD — The Eagles were led by Riley Heckert in a win over Girard.

Heckert scored a team-high 15 points and was followed up by three additional double-figure scorers for Hubbard.

Anthony Gagliardi scored 13 points, Andrew Frank scored 11 and Ryan Laird added 10.

Thomas Cardiero had a game-high 19 points for the Indians and Bobby Alejars scored 13.

¯ VALLEY CHRISTIAN 54, EAST PALESTINE 26: EAST PALESTINE — The Eagles move to 4-2 on the year after a win over East Palestine.

Valley Christian was led by Mark Revere who scored a game-high 16 points and Zavion Howard added 12.

Leading on the scoresheet for East Palestine was Dom Wycoff with 12.

¯ SPRINGFIELD 77, LOWELLVILLE 46: NEW MIDDLETOWN — The host Tigers broke away from a tight first half, using a 42-19 second-half surge to win to remain perfect in MVAC-Scarlet Tier contests.

Lowellville (7-4, 3-4) led 20-19 after one period before Springfield took a 35-27 lead into intermission. R.J. Smith then scored 10 of his game-high 23 points in the third quarter as the Tigers (9-2, 7-0) pulled away.

Alex Rothwell scored 17 points, Lukas Yemma netted 14 and Adam Wharry scored 10 for the Tigers.

Anthony Lucente led the Rockets with 19 points and Vinny Ballone scored 10.

¯ JACKSON-MILTON 50, SEBRING 46: NORTH JACKSON — The Blue Jays staved off a 21-point fourth quarter from Sebring to hold onto the win.

The Trojans outscored Jackson-Milton 21-9 in the final frame, nearly erasing its 41-25 deficit heading into the fourth.

Leading for the Blue Jays was Cole Grope who scored 14 points and Nick McGinnis who scored 12.

Sebring hit 11 3-pointers and was led by Dylan Johnson who scored 16 points. Connor Shepherd scored 14 and Matt Byrd paced the Trojans with 10.

¯ McDONALD 88, WESTERN RESERVE 34: BERLIN CENTER — The visiting Blue Devils made 19 3-pointers to storm the host Blue Devils.

Western Reserve stayed close in the first quarter, trailing just 19-14, but McDonald scored at least 21 points in each of the final three periods. Western Reserve managed 20 points combined in the final three quarters.

Eli Street scored 25 points on the strength of seven 3-pointers to lead McDonald. Miles Culp (21 points) and Dom Carkido (16) each made four 3s and Jake Portolese (19) added a trio of 3s.

Luke Henning scored 13 points for Western Reserve.

¯ WEST BRANCH 53, ALLIANCE 37: BELOIT — The host Warriors overcame a slow start to beat the Aviators, who led 18-13 after the furst quarter.

West Branch led 26-24 at halftime and limited its guests to 14 combined points in the second half.

Jaxon Hendershott scored 17 points on the strength of five 3-pointers to fuel the Warriors, while Josh Gregory and Dru Deshields tossed in 10 points apiece.

¯ CRESTVIEW 56, BROOKFIELD 51: COLUMBIANA — The Rebels were guided by Jack Yerkey’s 19-point performance in a league win over Brookfield.

Yerkey had a game-high and was followed up by Drake Golden who scored 18 points and Tony Perorazio who scored 11.

Donovan Pawlowski led Brookfield with 17 points and Haden Gibson added 11.

¯ WATERLOO 53, MINERAL RIDGE 45: ATWATER — The visiting Rams were outscored 20-6 in the third quarter to fall behind 43-27 and couldn’t recover.

Waterloo led 16-7 after the first quarter, but the Rams pulled within 23-21 at halftime.

Kyle Shockley scored 21 points and Jack Sandel added 11 for the Vikings. Jalen Royal-Eiland had 12 points, all on 3-pointers, to lead the Rams.

¯ LISBON 58, COLUMBIANA 47: LISBON — The Clippers held close through the match, but couldn’t close the gap in a loss to Lisbon.

Columbiana was led by Dalton Whitehair who scored 13 points and Tony Kocanjer added 10.

Ryan McCullough scored 23 points for the Blue Devils and Blayne Brownfield paced Lisbon with 22.

¯ LEETONIA 54, MAPLEWOOD 49: LEETONIA — Dylan Lennon and Ian Davis combined for 29 points to lead the Bears, who used a 29-13 scoring advantage in the third period to stake a 48-33 lead entering the fourth quarter after trailing at halftime 20-19.

Lennon scored 16 points, Davis had 13 and Timmy Finch added nine.

Connor Steffens and Logan Burggraff both scored 16 points for the Rockets and Alex Donaldson added 10.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

¯ JEFFERSON 63, HUBBARD 27: JEFFERSON –The host Falcons won the battle of the birds on Thursday night, flying to a 22-8 lead after the first quarter and keeping the Eagles to single-digit scoring in every quarter.

Sophie Murphy scored 11 points to pace Hubbard. Peytyn Slovesk and Grace Narkum added five points apiece.

¯ UNITED 40, COLUMBIANA 27: COLUMBIANA — The Golden Eagles limited the Clippers to seven total points in the second half Thursday night after trailing 20-18 at intermission.

United did much of its damage at the free-throw line, outscoring the hosts 16-5 at the stripe. The Golden Eagles attempted 32 freebies, while Columbiana had just 12 attempts.

Grace Witmer led Columbiana with 14 points.

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