Liberty, McDonald, Ridge win
¯ LIBERTY 48, CRESTVIEW 34: COLUMBIANA — O’Marion Dawson recorded a triple-double for the Leopards in a win over Crestview.
Dawson had 10 points, 16 rebounds and 12 blocks in the win. James Davis led Liberty with 17 points.
Leading for Crestview was Drake Golden, who had 16 points.
Liberty moved to 2-1 with the win.
¯ JEFFERSON 71, GIRARD 54: JEFFERSON — Girard fell into an early hole and couldn’t escape in a league loss to Jefferson.
The Falcons went up 17-10 after the first quarter and with the Indians nipping at their heels the entire time, battled them off.
Leading on the scoresheet for Girard was Thomas Cardiero who had 17 points. Gus Johnson added 12.
¯ McDONALD 65, SPRINGFIELD 62: McDONALD — Mile Culp scored nine of his 21 points in the fourth quarter as the host Blue Devils used a 21-13 scoring advantage in the quarter to pull out a win in a key early-season battle in the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference-Scarlet Tier.
The Blue Devils improved to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in league play, as Jake Portolese poured in 27 points, including 11 in the third quarter. Eli Street added eight points.
The Tigers, who fell to 7-3 overall and 5-1 in the conference, got 19 points from Adam Wharry 15 from R.J. Smith, 13 from Alex Rothwell and 12 from Beau Brungard. They led 36-27 at halftime before getting outscored 38-26 the rest of the way.
¯ MINERAL RIDGE 69, SEBRING 65 (OT): MINERAL RIDGE — Jalen Royal-Eiland scored 22 points, Austin Governor netted 14 and Maurice Clark added 13 as the host Rams held off the Trojans in overtime.
Mineral Ride had a 16-5 first-quarter scoring advantage, but Sebring took a 24-22 lead into halftime and the game was nip-and-tuck the rest of the way. The game was tied at 41 entering the final period and at 58 heading into the extra session.
Sebring made 11 3-pointers, but the Rams made 10 and had a 13-point cushion from the free-throw line, going 19-for-28, compared to the Trojans’ 6-for-10.
¯ SOUTH RANGE 56, LAKEVIEW 45: BEAVER TOWNSHIP — The host Raiders used a 21-9 second-period scoring advantage en route to the non-league victory.
South Range was 14-for-15 from the free-throw line and made four more field goals, although each team connected on eight 3-pointers.
Mike Patrone scored 21 points and Eli Taylor scored 14 for the victors. Brendon Kilpatrick netted 21 and Nate Fox supplied 15 for the Bulldogs.
¯ BROOKFIELD 45, CAMPBELL 43: CAMPBELL — Brookfield was more effective from the foul line which made the difference in a win over the Red Devils.
The Warriors shot 5-of-8 to Campbell’s 3-of-10.
Isaiah Jones led the Warriors with 15 points and brought down 16 rebounds. Haden Gibson scored 12 points and Donovan Pawlowski added 10.
Leading for Campbell was Colin Michaels who had 20 points.
¯ BRISTOL 75, MATHEWS 70: BRISTOLVILLE — All six of Bristol’s scorers reached double-figures in a win over Mathews.
Nick Church, Jeremy Miller and Mikey Burbach led the Panthers, each posting 14 points on the night. Jake Erjavec scored 13 points and both Hadyn Mahan and Anthony Dakin each had 10 points.
Vinny Sharp led Mathews with 21 points. Kyle Powell paced the Mustangs with 19 points and Dominic Greenwood added 15.
¯ FAIRPORT 77, BADGER 45: VERNON — The Braves only scored four points in the third quarter in a loss to Fairport.
The Skippers tallied up 25 points in the third quarter to pull away.
Heath Stanhope and Jack Lendak both scored 10 points to lead Badger.
The Braves fall to 2-3 on the year.
¯ VALLEY CHRISTIAN 61, UNITED 46: YOUNGSTOWN — The Eagles move to 3-2 on the season after a win over United.
Mark Revere led Valley Christian with a game-high 19 points. Joe Battista and Brandon Paige each added on 10.
The Eagles are now 2-1 in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference.
¯ CHALKER 59, ST. JOHN 35: SOUTHINGTON — The Wildcats got off to a hot start and carried momentum throughout to beat St. John.
Chalker held the Heralds to under 10 points in each of the first three quarters.
Three Chalker players reached double-figures. Derek Sherwood led the team with 17 points. Jordan Kellar scored 14 and Chayse Harris added 13 points.
¯ NILES 49, HUBBARD 47: HUBBARD — The visiting Red Dragons overcame a 43-33 deficit in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Eagles 16-4 in a game that teetered back-and-forth with both sides making runs.
The hosts led 15-9 after the first quarter before Niles used a 17-9 second period to stake a 26-24 lead. The Eagles then turned the tables with a 19-7 third-quarter scoring advantage to assume their 10-point lead entering the final eight minutes.
Doug Foster (18) and Alleni Fryer (14) combined for 32 points to lead Niles.
Riley Heckert netted 12 points for Hubbard, which had a 15-3 advantage from 3-point land. Anthony Gagliardi and Paul Sunday both added eight points.