Carrollton 75, East Liverpool 64
CARROLLTON -A slow start put the Potters in a hole they couldn't dig out of Tuesday in a 75-64 loss at Carrollton.
East Liverpool fell behind early, 18-8, after one quarter of play. The Potters clawed their way back into the game, but couldn't get over the hump.
The loss drops the Potters to 0-3 on the season. East Liverpool lost just four games all of last year.
"We fought back," East Liverpool coach Nate Conley said. "We cut it to three in the fourth quarter. That's a tough place to play.
"There's no panic to be had. We're getting better and we made major strides in this game. We're finding our roles. Every game these guys gain more experience and that's all they are lacking."
Hayden Cunningham had a breakout game for the Potters. The junior finished with a game-high 27 points.
D.J. Austin also had a big night with 13 points and five assists.
Kade Reynolds finished with six points and eight rebounds, while Derek Thompson added nine points.
Carrollton was paced by Steven Ericksen who finished with 25 points.
In reserve action, Carrollton won, 62-51. Joey Bickerton led the Potters with 16 points.
East Liverpool will play in the West Allegheny Tip-Off Classic this weekend. They will face Moon Twp. at 6 p.m. Friday and West Allegheny at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Carrollton 75, East Liverpool 64
EL (64): D.J. Austin 5 0-1 13, Hayden Cunningham 10 4-5 27, Kade Reynolds 3 0-0 6, Austin Emmerling 1 0-0 2, Derek Thompson 3 3-6 9, Owen Crawford 1 0-0 3, Aaron Long 2 0-0 4. TOTALS: 25 7-12 64.
CA (75): Caleb Hartony 1 1-2 3, Caleb Tanzik 4 6-8 15, Dave Dietz 3 2-2 10, Andrew Collins 4 0-0 9, Marco Cobrijobit 2 3-4 8, Tyler Krantz 2 0-0 5, Steven Ericksen 11 3-4 25. TOTALS: 27 15-20 75.
Three-point field goals: East Liverpool - 7 (Austin 3, Cunningham 3, Crawford); Carrollton - 6 (Deitz 2, Tanzik, Collins, Cobrijobit, Krantz)
Lisbon 58, Leetonia 55
LISBON - Four players scored in double digits lifting the Lisbon boys' basketball team to a 58-55 victory Tuesday night over visiting Leetonia.
Corey Brammer and Austin Rutecki each recorded 14 points to lead the way for the Blue Devils, Matt Spencer ended up with 12 points and Josh Craig contributed 10 points.
Trent Ferry finished with a game-high 26 points to lead the way for the Bears, and Cody Valentine netted 11 points.
Leetonia led 17-13 after the first quarter, but the Blue Devils outscored the Bears, 15-8, in the second quarter to take a 28-25 lead at the half. Lisbon led 40-36 entering the fourth quarter.
Lisbon won the JV game, 46-39.
JJ Crow contributed 16 points for the Blue Devils, while James Shea scored 12 points for the Bears.
Lisbon plays Friday night at home against United, while Leetonia plays at home against Lowellville.
Oak Glen 61, Weir 60 OT
NEW MANCHESTER - It doesn't bet any better than beating your rival in overtime in the season opener.
That's exactly what the Bears did on Tuesday defeating the visiting Red Riders, 61-60.
"We weren't sure where our points would come from beginning the season,"?Oak Glen coach Scott Wiley said. "The girls hung together. We're a young team and still trying to find our way.
"We told them it was just one game, win or lose, but it's a great start especially against our rival."
The game was tight from start to finish. Oak Glen held a one point lead after the first quarter and went into the half up by just three.
Heading into the final frame, the Bears had a five-point advantage, but the Red Riders closed the gap to force overtime.
Helping keep Weir in the game was its shooting from long range. The Red Riders connected on 12 three-pointers to none for the Bears.
Leading the offensive charge for Oak Glen was freshman Logan Andrews who started her high school career in style with a game-high 22 points, seven rebounds and six steals.
"We've known her for a few years now,"?Wiley said of Andrews. "We knew she had talent. We expected her to do well. It's no surprise to us, but it might be to everyone else."
Returning standout Vanessa Hissam, a junior, chipped in with 14 points, 16 rebounds and six steals.
Jessica Stivason also finished with 14 points and added 13 rebounds.
Alyssa Shingle led Weir with 17 points, followed by Taylor Young and Shelva Burns with 14 apiece.
In junior varsity action, Oak Glen won, 30-14. Alex Arnott and Bridget Bemis led the Bears with eight points each.
Up next for Oak Glen is a road game against Steubenville CC on Monday.
Oak Glen 61, Weir 60 OT
WE (60): Taylor Young 3 1-2 14, Alyssa Shingle 6 2-2 17, Reagan Stead 5 1-2 13, Shelva Burns 10 2-4 14, Kayla Lemley 0 0-0 0, Madison Dalrymple 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 26 6-10 60.
OG (61):?Casey Patterson 2 0-1 4, Logan Andrews 10 2-2 22, Caitlyn Herstine 1 0-0 2, Tori Feicht 1 0-0 2, Vanessa Hissam 6 2-5 14, Karly Wiley 1 1-2 3, Jessica Stivason 6 2-3 14. TOTALS:?27 7-13 61.
WE13-10-13-16-08 - 60
OG14-12-15-11-09 - 61
Three-point field goals:?Weir - 12 (Burns 4, Shingle 3, Young 2, Stead 2); Oak Glen - none
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL
Beaver?Local at Weirton girls
WEIRTON - The Beaver Local girls 7th grade basketball team defeated Weirton on Monday, 19-18. Alexa Schwerha led the Beavers (1-0) with 10 points, followed by Kierra Taylor with eight.
The 8th grade squad also won, 27-15. Madison Roberts paced Beaver Local (1-0) with nine points, followed by Dakota Heaton with eight.
The Beavers?will play at Follansbee today.
United at Southern Local boys
SALINEVILLE - The Southern Local boys 7th grade basketball team lost to United on Monday, 38-16. Ethan West led the Indians with nine points, followed by Tanner Utt with five.
The 8th grade team won, 54-24. Domanick Michael paced Southern Local with 19 points, followed by Jesse Madison with 14.
Southern Local at Wellsville boys
WELLSVILLE - The Wellsville boys 7th grade basketball team defeated Southern Local on Tuesday, 38-11. Andre Sloan led Wellsville with six points. Tanner Utt paced the Indians (0-2) with five points, followed by Ethan West with three.
Southern Local won the 8th grade game, 38-23. Domanick Michael led the Indians (2-0) with 20 points, followed by Dakota Wetzel with eight.
The Indians will host Lisbon on Monday, while the Tigers will host Sebring.