Lisbon bounces back from tough opener

LISBON– Lisbon’s girls basketball team bounced back after an opening night loss in impressive fashion with a 64-33 win over Springfield on Thursday night.

“After playing a really tough Youngstown Christian team on Monday we looked to get better game to game,” Lisbon coach Jamie Entrikin said. “We changed up a little bit of how we played from than but this game is going to help our confidence a lot.”

Lisbon lost to Youngstown Christian 61-44 on Monday night.

“We shot the ball well tonight and what I’m most happy about is that we took advantage of our size,” Entrikin said.

Lisbon is starting a season where they lost four seniors from the 2016-17 season including area standout Karlee Pezzanno.

“We have to replace 40 points a game this year,” Entrikin said. “These girls that were role players last year have to step up and a game like this is just going to help their confidence.”

After ending the first quarter with a 14-5 lead, the Blue Devils went on a 10-point run to open up the game more.

“When we were in man early on we couldn’t hang with them but than we took advantage of our size and they couldn’t matchup with us,” Entrikin said.

Lisbon was led by Izzy Perez who finished with 15 points, eight assists and six steals.

“Together as a team we pulled this one out,” Perez said. “We struggled in our first game but this game we had much better ball movement.”

In the second quarter Lisbon switched up their defense.

“We got into foul trouble early,” Perez said. “We’ve been working on the two-three zone in practice and it worked to our advantage.”

The run was sparked by a pair of three pointers from Chloe Smith who had 14 points on the night.

Alyssa Chestnut had 11 points for the Blue Devils while Maddie Liberati contributed nine.

For Springfield, Mariah Johnson had 12 points and Marlie Applegrath had eight points.

Lisbon is now 1-1 on the season and they will travel to United on Monday.

Springfield is now 0-1 on the season and host Jackson-Milton on Monday.

“We want to get better each game to hopefully get on a roll and have a nice season,” Entrikin said.

In jayvee action Springfield won 38-22.

For Lisbon, Emma Thompson had nine points and Corrine Freeman had eight points.

For Springfield, Makenzy Capouellez had nine points and Rebecca Catlos had eight points.

SPRINGFIELD: 5-9-11-8–33

LISBON: 14-17-20-13–64

LISBON SCORING: Izzy Perez 5-4-15, Cadee Johnson 1-0-2, Hailee Carpenter 3-1-8, Chloe Smith 5-1-14, Mariah Brown 0-0-0, Autumn Oehlstrom 1-3-5, Alyssa Chestnut 4-2-11, Maddie Liberati 4-1-9, Corinne Freeman 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 12-18: 64.

SPRINGFIELD SCORING: Marlie Applegarth 0-8-8, Makenzy Capouellez 1-1-4, Elli Centofanti 2-1-6, Haley LaMortiella 0-1-1, Mariah Johnson 3-6-12, Kylee Kosek 0-0-0, Macy Centofanti 0-0-0, Mattisyn Gebhardt 0-0-0, Nicole D’Angelo 0-0-0, Gianna Santagelo 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 6, 17-22: 31.

Three-point goals: Lisbon 6 (Smith 3, Perez, Chestnut 2), Springfield 2 (Elli Centofanti, Capouellez).