Southern off and running

SALINEVILLE–The Southern boys basketball team overpowered Leetonia 82-70 in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference opener Tuesday.

Jacob Joiner led a balanced scoring effort for the Indians with 16 points, 16 rebounds, eight assists and three steals.

Leetonia got a monster effort from Roman Ferry with 41 points.

Also for Southern, Jayce Sloan notched 11 points, 14 rebounds and three steals. Dominic Pugliano added 16 points, while Cam Grodhaus had 14 points. Max Hart had 11 points and two blocks.

Brock Simpson added eight points for the Bears.

Southern won the jayvee game 45-26. Brock Smalley had 12 points for the Indians.

Southern hosts Columbiana Friday.

LEETONIA: 16-12-16-26–70

SOUTHERN: 32-18-10-22–82

LEETONIA SCORING: Brock Simpson 3-0-8, Roman Ferry 15-7-41, Caleb Whitmer 2-3-7, Quentin Craik 1-0-2, Damon Custer 2-0-4, Tommy Kornbau 3-1-7, Ian Davis 0-0-0, Marco Ferry 0-1-1. TEAM TOTALS: 26, 12-29: 70.

SOUTHERN SCORING: Jacob Joiner 4-7-16, Dominic Pugliano 4-4-16, Tanner Utt 1-0-3, Ethan West 3-2-8, Max Hart 4-1-11, Nick May 0-0-0, Tyler Roush 1-1-3, Cam Grodhaus 2-10-14, Jayce Sloan 4-3-11, Tanner Patterson 0-0-0, Brock Smalley 0-0-0, Bradley Sloan 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 28-41: 82.

Three-point goals: Leetonia 6 (Ferry 4, Simpson 2), Southern 8 (Pugliano 4, Hart 2, Joiner, Utt)

Wellsville 53,

Toronto 48

WELLSVILLE–The Wellsville boys basketball team hung on for a 53-48 victory over Toronto in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference opener Tuesday.

The Tigers improve to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the EOAC, while Toronto drops to 1-1, 0-1.

Wellsville’s leading scorers were Darien Suggs and Garrett Scott with 14 points each. Derrick Suggs added 11 points and five assists. Cameron Davis was the Tigers’ leading rebounder with 10 to go with five assists and four points. Brandon Patterson had six points and five rebounds.

Toronto won the jayvee game 46-39. Luke Green led the Tigers with 25 points.

Wellsville continues league play on Friday at Leetonia.

TORONTO: 11-8-12-17–48

WELLSVILLE: 17-10-14-12–53

TORONTO SCORING: West 1-0-2, Herrick 1-0-2, Karaffa 9-1-20, Matyas 1-0-2, Gulzynski 2-0-4, Clegg 1-0-2, Keenan 3-1-9, Shincmax 4-0-8. TEAM TOTALS: 22, 2-5: 48.

WELLSVILLE SCORING: Cameron Davis 2-0-4, Brandon Patterson 3-0-6, Garrett Scott 5-2-14, Derrick Suggs 4-1-11, Matt Rawson 2-0-4, Darien Suggs 5-2-14. TEAM TOTALS: 21, 5-9: 53.

Three-point goals: Toronto 2 (Karaffa, Keenan), Wellsville 6 (Scott 2, Derrick Suggs 2, Darien Suggs 2).

United 66, Lisbon 56

HANOVERTON–United took down Lisbon 66-56 in an Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference boys basketball opener Tuesday.

The Eagles improve to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the EOAC. Lisbon drops to 2-1, 0-1.

Parker Hydrick United with 23 points, while Kaden Smith scored nine points in the fourth quarter to finish with 21. Alex Birtalan pulled down nine rebounds and dished out seven assists.

Justin Sweeney powered the Blue Devils with 27 points, nine rebounds and five steals. Branson Brownfield added 16 points and eight rebounds.

United won the jayvee game 46-33. Brutus Ogilvie had 19 points for the Eagles. Joey Fisher had 11 points for Lisbon.

United is at Toronto Friday. Lisbon hosts East Palestine Friday.

UNITED: 18-12-18-18–66

LISBON: 13-22-11-10–56

UNITED SCORING: Kaden Smith 7-6-21, Dakota Hill 4-5-14, Parker Hydrick 10-0-23, Alex Birtalan 1-1-3, Landon Baker 2-1-5, Anthony DiBaggio 0-0-0, Nick Rhodes 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 24, 13-20: 66.

LISBON SCORING: Justin Sweeney 10-2-27, Ryan McCullough 4-0-10, Dougie Minor 0-0-0, Branson Brownfield 7-0-16, Jacob Mundy 0-0-0, Nick Mundy 0-0-0, Grant Frederick 0-0-0, Brice Blackburn 1-0-3. TEAM TOTALS: 22, 2-2: 56.

Three-point goals: United 5 (Hydrick 3, Smith, Hill), Lisbon 10 (Sweeney 5, McCullough 2, Brownfield 2, Blackburn)

Crestview 70, Mineral Ridge 68

MINERAL RIDGE — Crestview’s boys basketball team won its first game of the sesason 70-68 over Mineral Ridge on Tuesday.

Joey Golden sparked the winners with 24 points. Stephen Barr added 16 points.

The Rebels are 1-2.

CRESTVIEW: 17-18-17-18–70

M. RIDGE: 20-18-11-19–68

CRESTVIEW SCORING: Stephen Barr 4-6-16, Jude Riffle 3-1-8, Scott Murray 5-1-11, Hunter Woodring 2-1-5, Joey Golden 10-4-24, Wyatt Woodring 2-1-5, Dom Wycoff 0-1-1. TEAM TOTALS: 26, 15-21: 70.

M. RIDGE SCORING: J. Zupko 10-3-28, K. Zupko 3-2-8, Stull 1-3-5, Governor 1-2-5, Wiess 1-0-2, Rozzi 3-2-10, Clark 1-3-6. TEAM TOTALS: 30, 15-19: 68.

Three-point goals: Crestview 3 (Barr 2, Riffle), Mineral Ridge 9 (J. Zupko 5, Governor, Rozzi 2, Clark).

South Range 55, Carrollton 33

GREENFORD — Jaxon Anderson had 22 points, while Mike Cunningham added 17 points as South Range’s boys basketball team cruised to a 55-33 win over Carrollton on Tuesday night.

South Range won the jayvee game, 43-22. Matt Lucas had 10 points for the Raiders.

CARROLLTON: 5-7-13-8–33

SO. RANGE: 15-14-7-19–55

CARROLLTON SCORING: Drue Moore 2-0-6, Adam Chaney 0-2-2, Jimmy Birong 1-1-3, Chasye Marmo 5-3-13, Brady Benner 2-0-5, Jacob Roberts 0-0-0, Matt Hearn 2-0-4. TEAM TOTALS: 12, 6-19: 33.

SO. RANGE SCORING: Brady White 4-0-9, Jaxon Anderson 10-2-22, Mike Cunningham 5-3-17, Brennan Toy 0-0-0, Chris Brooks 1-0-2, Ben Irons 0-1-1, Chris Brown 0-0-0, Sam Brooks 0-0-0, Ty Durr 0-0-0, Nick Matos 1-0-2, Dante Digaetano 0-0-0, Jake Gehring 0-0-0, Isaac Allegretto 0-0-0, Matt Lucas 0-2-2. TEAM TOTALS: 21, 8-12: 55.

Three-point goals: Carrollton 3 (Moore 2, Benner), South Range 5 (Cunningham 4, White).

Marlington 66, West Branch 55

ALLIANCE — West Branch’s boys basketball team dropped its Northeastern Buckeye Conference opener to Marlington 66-55 on Tuesday.

Marlington won the jayvee game, 70-63.

West Branch is 1-1 and hosts Hubbard on Saturday.