Mooney knocks off East Liverpool, 47-40

YOUNGSTOWN – The Potters rally came up a short.

The Cardinal Mooney boys’ basketball team outscored East Liverpool in each of the first three quarters en route to a 47-40 victory Friday night over the visiting Potters.

With the loss, the Potters are now 3-9 on the season.

“Early in the second half, we were down by 16 points,” East Liverpool head coach Nate Conley said. “Earlier in the season we would have folded and lost by 25 or 28 points.

“Tonight, we stuck together as a team. We played hard and we battle back into the game. We cut their lead to three. We had some chances to take the lead. We showed a lot of improvement against a very-good Cardinal Mooney basketball team with a Division I player, who we held in check. I was satisfied.

“Now, we have to get ready for the Tigers tomorrow.”

Hayden Cunningham netted a team-high 13 points to lead the way for the Potters.

Also for East Liverpool, D.J. Austin netted nine points, Kade Reynolds and Austin Emmerling each collected five points and Derek Thompson and Aaron Long each ended up with four points.

Doug Caputo tallied 14 points for Cardinal Mooney.

The game was tied at 11 after the first quarter. The Cardinals outscored the Potters, 17-8, in the second stanza to take a 28-19 lead at halftime. Mooney led 37-26 entering the fourth quarter.

The Cardinals won the JV game, 59-39.

Briar Meek contributed 12 points for the Potters.

East Liverpool plays again tonight at home against local-rival Wellsville.

Cardinal Mooney 47, East Liverpool 40

EL 11-08-07-14 – 40

CM 11-17-09-10 – 47

EL (40): D.J. Austin 3 2-3 9, Hayden Cunningham 3 6-9 13, Kade Reynolds 2 1-2 5, Austin Emmerling 2 1-2 5, Aaron Long 1 2-2 4, Derek Thompson 0 4-6 4, Rian Burson 0 0-0 0, Matt Hilditch 0 0-0 0, John Rickerd 0 0-0 0. Totals: 11 16-24 40.

CM (47): Filo 0 1-3 1, Kleh 2 2-4 7, Penza 1 3-4 5, Joe Cunningham 4 1-4 9, Brandenskin 4 1-2 9, Doug Caputo 5 4-5 14, Creighton 0 2-2 2. Totals: 16 14-24 47.

3-Pointers: East Liverpool: 2 (Austin, Cunningham); Cardinal Mooney: 1 (Kleh)

Wellsville 76, Toronto 55

WELLSVILLE – The Tigers ran away from the Red Knights.

The Wellsville boys’ basketball team jumped out to a 30-7 lead after the first quarter and did not look back en route to a 76-55 victory over rival Toronto Friday night at home.

With the win, the Tigers are now 8-1 overall on the season. Wellsville is 5-0 in ITCL play.

Five players scored in double digits to lead the way for the Tigers.

Nate Scott tallied a game-high 19 points, Seth Bradford delivered a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds and Jordan Sloan netted 13 points.

Bradford also recorded four assists.

Next, Antonio Fultz finished with 12 points, Camden Douglas delivered 11 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and Brendon Carr recorded six points.

Finally, Sam McIntosh netted two points.

Wellsville led 37-20 at halftime.

Dillan Gault tallied a team-high 17 points to lead the way for the Red Knights. Also, Brad Melville collected 16 points, and Tyler Owens scored 10.

Wellsville won the JV game, 56-37.

For the Tigers, Nigel Spann netted 18 points, and Devon Smith and Carr each contributed nine points.

Wellsville plays today at local-rival East Liverpool.

Wellsville 76, Toronto 55

TO 07-13-18-17 – 55

WE 30-07-25-14 – 76

TO (55): Blaze Glenn 3 2-4 8, Joe Chadwick 1 0-0 2, Tyler Owens 4 0-0 10, Brad Melville 7 2-4 16, Dillan Gault 7 3-6 17, Kyle Roush 1 0-0 2. Totals: 23 7-14 55.

3-Pointers: Owens 2.

WE (76): Camden Douglas 3 3-6 11, Nate Scott 7 1-3 19, Antonio Fultz 5 0-0 12, Seth Bradford 6 0-0 13, Brendon Carr 3 0-2 6, Jordan Sloan 6 0-0 13, Sam McInotsh 1 0-0 2, Nigel Spann 0 0-0 0, Jansen Stoakes 0 0-0 0, Tyshawn Franklin 0 0-0 0. Totals: 31 4-11 76.

3-Pointers: Toronto: 2 (Owens 2); Wellsville: 10 (Scott 4, Douglas 2, Fultz 2, Bradford, Sloan)

Poland 54, Beaver Local 42

POLAND – The Bulldogs tamed the Beavers.

The Poland boys’ basketball team outscored Beaver Local, 22-6, in the fourth quarter to rally for a 54-42 victory Friday night at home.

With the win, the Bulldogs remain perfect on the season at 8-0. The loss drops the Beavers to 7-4.

“For the first three quarters it was back and forth,” Beaver Local head coach Jake Walgate said. “They definitley played with energy. They really got after it.

“In the fourth quarter, they backed off a little bit. They made us come to them. We were able to get through their pressure, and then we had a couple of turnovers. They were able to to pressure us.

“Down the stretch, they made their foul shots. We weren’t connecting on our 3-pointers as we tried to get back into the game. At the end, the game swelled to 12 points.”

Troy Hudson netted a team-high 15 points to go along with six rebounds to lead the way for Beaver Local.

Also for the Beavers, Chase Hilliard delivered nine points and four steals, Jared Lyder recorded eight points and seven rebounds and Josh Underwood added four points.

“Poland is the same as in the past,” Walgate said. “They get after you. They play you shoulder to shoulder. They pump you. They press. They trap you all over the floor.

“We were able to handle it for the first three quarters. They had to back out of it. They had to change their game plan.

“We did a nice job defensively with our zone. We are moving, and we were able to get to the shooters. We did not allow them to have clean looks. We took them out of what they wanted to do early on.

“Then, we had to start to foul. We had to chase. They made some layups, and they knocked down their foul shots.”

Finally, Zack Mick, Brandon Fetty, Matt Chamberlain and Ethan Campbell all tallied two points.

Beaver Local led 8-7 after the first quarter. Poland was able to tie the game at 16 at halftime. Beaver Local outscored Poland, 20-16, to take a 36-32 lead into the fourth quarter.

Poland won the JV game, 58-23.

Kyle Dixon netted 13 points and seven rebounds to lead the way for the Bulldogs. Conner Hall collected 11 points, and Campbell tallied six points for the Beavers.

Beaver Local’s next game is Tuesday at home against local-rival Oak Glen.

“It is definitely a rivalry,” Walgate said. “The kids all know each other. Coach (Dave) Smith will have them ready to play. We already played them once. We are going to make adjustments. They are going to make adjustments. I think it is going to be another good game.”

Poland 54, Beaver Local 42

BL 08-08-20-06 – 42

PO 07-09-16-22 – 54

BL (42): Troy Hudson 7 1-2 15, Chase Hilliard 3 2-3 9, Jared Lyder 4 0-2 8, Josh Underwood 2 0-0 4, Zack Mick 1 0-1 2, Brandon Fetty 1 0-1 2, Matt Chamberlain 1 0-1 2, Etna Campbell 0 0-0 0. Totals: 19 3-10 42.

PO (54): Wolfe 6 7-10 22, Chammas 4 2-4 10, Andrews 2 3-5 8, Hubbell 2 2-4 6, Burke 2 0-0 6, Andrews 1 0-0 2, White 0 0-0 0, Gajdos 0 0-0 0, Bole 0 0-0 0, Bouchedid 0 0-0 0, Roemer 0 0-0 0. Totals: 17 14-23 54.

3-Pointers: Beaver Local: 1 (Hilliard); Poland: 6 (Wolfe 3, Burke 2, Andrews)


Crestview 52, Southern Local 50

COLUMBIANA -The Rebels held off the Indians.

Southern Local’s Troy Holden netted 18 points for the Indians’ freshman boys’ bsketball team Thursday night, but it was not enough as homestanding Columbiana came away with the 52-50 victory.

Also for the Indians, Christian Adkins added 15 points, and Drew Sevek scored 12.

Junior High

Crestview 38, Southern Local 23

SALINEVILLE – The Rebels outran the Indians.

Jade Caudill collected 15 points leading the Crestview 7th grade girls’ basketball team to a 38-23 victory Thursday night at Southern Local.

Anna Sevek scored a game-high 18 points to lead the way for Southern.