BOYS BASKETBALL

United 72, Lisbon 63

LISBON — Alex Birtalan and Landon Baker combined for 41 points and 20 rebounds in leading United past Lisbon, 71-63, in overtime in Tuesday’s Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference opener.

Birtalan totaled 21 points and 13 rebounds, while Baker collected 20 points and seven rebounds.

United improves to 2-0 overall, while Lisbon moves to 1-2.

The Eagles built a 47-35 lead after three quarters and Lisbon rallied to tie it up at 59-59 at the end of regulation.

Brutus Ogilvie added eight points to the Eagle attack.

For Lisbon, Logan Bell had 16 points, Michael Davis 14 points, three assists and three steals, Joey Fisher 12 points and four rebounds, Brice Blackburn nine points and Ryan McCullough had five rebounds and four assists.

United also won the junior varsity game, 38-25, as Nate Miller scored 10 points.

Both teams play Friday as United host league favorite Toronto and Lisbon travels to East Palestine.

UNITED: 19-11-17-12-13–72

LISBON: 13-13- 9-24- 4–63

UNITED SCORING: Nick Rhodes 1-0-2, Keaton Baker 1-3-5, Parker Hydrick 0-5-5, Ethan Antram 3-0-6, Brutus Ogilvie 2-2-8, Anthony DiBaggio 1-0-2, Landon Baker 9-2-20, Alex Birtalan 4-13-21. TEAM TOTALS: 21, 25-32: 72.

LISBON SCORING: Nick Mundy 2-1-5, Logan Bell 6-4-16, Michael Davis 5-0-14, Ryan McCullough 0-5-5, Brice Blackburn 2-4-9, Adam Spencer 1-0-2, Joey Fisher 4-3-12. TEAM TOTALS: 20-38, 17-21; 63.

Three-point goals: United 2 (Ogilvie 2), Lisbon 6 (Davis 4, Blackburn, Fisher).

Southern 74, Leetonia 52

LEETONIA — Southern Local bounced Leetonia 74-52 on Tuesday to open Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference boys basketball play.

Max Hart had 17 points to lead the Indians (1-0, 1-0), while Brad and Jayce Sloan had 12 points each. Cam Grodhaus also broke into double-figures with 11 points. Jayce Sloan also grabbed seven rebounds and had four steals. Hart, Grodhaus and Brady Tolson had four rebounds each. Brock Smalley had five assists.

Leetonia (0-2, 0-1) was sparked by Ian Davis with 14 points. Marco Ferry had 13 points.

Southern won the jayvee portion, 62-32. James Burris had 12 points for the Indians. Patrick Hall had nine points for the Bears.

Leetonia is at Wellsville on Friday. Southern hosts Columbiana on Friday.

SOUTHERN: 12-28-22-12–74

LEETONIA: 8-11-17-16–52

SOUTHERN SCORING: Brycen Douglas 3-0-6, Brock Smalley 1-0-3, Cam Grodnaus 5-0-11, Josh Pratt 0-0-0, Max Hart 5-6-17, Nick May 2-0-5, Mark Soukup 0-0-0, Sam May 0-0-0, Brad Sloan 5-2-12, Jayce Sloan 5-0-12, Jacob Roush 0-0-0, Tyler Roush 1-0-2, Tanner Patterson 1-0-2, Brady Tolson 2-0-4, Timmy West 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 30, 8-9: 74.

LEETONIA SCORING: Sefton Houlette 1-1-3, Brock Simpson 3-0-8, Alex Waterbeck 0-0-0, Dylan Lennon 1-0-3, Jordan Burchem 0-0-0, Marco Ferry 2-7-13, Quentin Craik 4-1-9, Ian Davis 5-0-14, Ethan Hartman 0-2-2. TEAM TOTALS: 16, 11-15: 52

Three-point goals: Southern 6 (Jayce Sloan 2, May, Hart, Grodhaus, Smalley), Leetonia 9 (Davis 4, Ferry 2, Lennon, Simpson 2).

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