Published: Saturday, January 6, 2007
Leetonia turns back Southern for 8th win
The 50-42 victory gave the Bears their best start in school history.
LEETONIA The Leetonia High boys basketball team is off to its best start in school history at 8-1, but Southern nearly derailed the Bears in the fourth quarter of Friday's Inter-Tri-County League game.
The Bears converted 11 of 13 free throws down the stretch to pull out the 50-42 victory.
Josh Selway, a sophomore point guard, had 12 points, including six of six in the fourth period for Leetonia, which started 7-1 in the 1977-78 season. Senior Jon Williams had nine points and nine rebounds.
Tyler Baker's 10 points and Nick Puckett's six rebounds paced Southern (5-4, 0-4).
Sebring 69, Lowellville 60
LOWELLVILLE The Trojans pulled away with 19-13 scoring spurt in the third quarter.
Zac Tische sparked Sebring with 22 points. Mike Weekly chipped in with 14, while Jake Scott and Jesse James added 11 apiece.
Mario Nero, who connected on six 3-point baskets, led the Rockets (2-5, 0-4 Tier Two) with 23 points. Zach Matisi added 10 and Jeremy Gruber grabbed 10 rebounds.
Springfield 54, United 43
HANOVERTON Springfield outscored United 20-8 from the free throw line to top United. Todd Kibby led the Tigers with 14 points, while Nate Schuler added 11.
Bryan Phillips led the Golden Eagles with 12 points.
South Range 66,
Mineral Ridge 64, OT
MINERAL RIDGE Zac Bierman and David Rach each scored 14 points and the Raiders outscored the Rams 10-8 in overtime to earn the Tier One victory.
Sean Seidler added 13 points and David Maxwell had 11 for the Raiders. Dan Hawout had 23 points, T.J. Bevilacqua had 19 and Nick Miele scored 17 for the Rams (3-5, 1-3).
Columbiana 61, Lisbon 50
LISBON Josh Weikart scored a game-high 21 points to lead Columbiana, which outscored Lisbon 21-13 in the fourth quarter to pull away. Tony Giannone added 12 points for the Clippers. Arlan Bailey scored 15 points for Lisbon (0-8, 0-4 Tier One).
East Palestine 62, Crestview 38
NEW WATERFORD Jake Harvey, who connected on five three-point goals, scored 26 points for East Palestine (5-2, 3-1 Tier One), which led 37-17 at halftime. Dan Hanolt added 18. Drew Gates and Andrew Kestner scored 10 points apiece for the Rebels (1-7, 2-2).
Wellsville 55, Jackson-Milton 44
NORTH JACKSON Zane Carter scored 15 points and Wellsville outscored Jackson-Milton 15-3 down the stretch to earn the Tier Two victory. Nik Kaley had 17 points and eight steals, while Matt Shields added 16 points for Jackson-Milton.