Tigers rally past Indians

Southern’s Max Hart drives to the hoop as Wellsville’s Justin Wright defends during Tuesday’s game at Southern. (Photo by Gary Leininger)

SALINEVILLE–The Wellsville boys basketball team staged a fourth-quarter rally to pick up a 71-65 win over Southern in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference action Tuesday.

The Tigers are now 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the EOAC. The Indians are 2-1 overall and in the EOAC.

Wellsville entered the fourth quarter trailing 50-45 before outscoring the Indians 25-15 the rest of the way.

Garrett Scott propelled the Tigers with 19 points and six assists. Darien Suggs added 18 points. Justin Wright notched a double-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Derrick Suggs finished with 12 points and five steals.

For Southern, Cam Grodhaus led the way with 17 points. Brock Smalley added 12 points and six assists, while Max Hart totaled 9 points, eight rebounds and four blocks.

Brady Tolson and Jayce Sloan each grabbed 10 rebounds.

Southern won the two-quarter JV game 23-4. James Burris led the Indians with six points.

Both teams are back in action Friday. Wellsville hosts Columbiana. Southern is at United.

WELLSVILLE: 12-21-12-26–71

SOUTHERN: 21-13-16-15–65

WELLSVILLE SCORING: Luke Green 3-2-9, Darien Suggs 6-5-18, Garrett Scott 8-3-19, Derrick Suggs 4-4-12, Justin Wright 6-1-13, Justin Talbert 0-0-0, Conner Ramsey 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 27, 15-16: 71.

SOUTHERN SCORING: Brock Smalley 4-2-12, Cam Grodhaus 5-3-17, Josh Pratt 1-0-2, Max Hart 3-3-9, Nick May 3-0-6, Brad Sloan 1-2-4, Jayce Sloan 3-1-7, Brady Tolson 4-0-8, Tyler Roush 0-0-0, Tanner Patterson 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 24, 11-17: 65.

Three-point goals: Wellsville 2 (Green, Darien Suggs), Southern 6 (Grodhaus 4, Smalley 2).

Beaver Local 69, Buckeye 30

RAYLAND — Luke Chetock sparked Beaver Local with 23 points as the Beavers earned a road win over Buckeye Local 69-30 on Tuesday.

Josh Hildtich added 12 points for the Beavers, 1-2.

Beaver Local won the jayvee game, 53-41. Skylar Pappas had 26 points for the Beavers.

BEAVER: 69

BUCKEYE: 30

BEAVER LOCAL SCORING: Nathan Barber 3-1-9, Luke Chetock 8-3-23, Tate Jospeh 1-0-2, Josh Hilditch 4-3-12, Logan Reed 3-0-8, Jaden Kiddey 1-4-6, Grant Hall 3-3-9. TEAM TOTALS: 24, 14-23: 69.

BUCKEYE LOCAL SCORING: Lance Novak 1-0-3, Jacob Pielech 0-1-1, Jake Maylie 2-1-5, Stevie Roberts 1-0-2, Cameron Grabits 0-1-1, Jacob Zanes 1-0-2, Dalton Watt 1-0-3, Mason Brown 3-2-9, Hunter Danah 2-0-4. TEAM TOTALS: 11, 5-7: 30.

Three-point goals: Beaver 7 (Chetock 4, Hilditch, Reed 2), Buckeye 3 (Novak, Watt, Brown).

Lisbon 50,

Columbiana 39

COLUMBIANA — Lisbon got on the board in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference standings with a 50-39 win over Columbiana on Tuesday.

Logan Bell sparked the Devils (2-3, 1-2) with 17 points. Justin Sweeney, fresh off an injury suffered during football season, scored 14 points and had five rebounds. Joey Fisher and Nick Mundy added six boards each. Ryan McCullough had six assists.

Columbiana fell to 2-2, 1-2.

Matthew Mazei had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead the Clippers.

Columbiana is at Wellsville on Friday. Lisbon hosts Toronto on Friday.

The Clippers won the jayvee portion, 45-29.

Xathan Cross had 18 points for the Clippers. Kaden Crawford had 15 points for Lisbon.

LISBON: 7-16-16-11–50

COLUMBIANA: 9-9-11-10 –39

LISBON SCORING: Nick Mundy 0-2-2, Logan Bell 8-1-17, Michael Davis 2-0-6, Ryan McCullough 2-0-4, Brice Blackburn 2-0-5, Adam Spencer 0-0-0, Justin Sweeney 6-0-14, Joey Fisher 1-0-2, Blayne Brownfield 0-0-0, Kaden Crawford 0-0-0, Bergan Weyand 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 21, 3-5: 50.

COLUMBIANA SCORING: Hunter Zentner 1-0-2, Carter Pasco 1-0-3, Seth Ross 1-1-3, Ryan Fahs 1-0-2, Xathan Cross 0-0-0, Zachary Clark 1-0-3, Erik Hopfenziz 2-0-4, Chase Franken 0-0-0, Sean Whitehead 2-1-5, Quentin Cross 1-0-2, Dalton Whitehair 0-0-0, Matthew Mazei 7-1-15. TEAM TOTALS: 17, 3-6: 39.

Three-point goals: Lisbon 5 (Sweeney 2, Davis 2, Blackburn), Columbiana 2 (Pasco, Clark).

United 59, Leetonia 48

LEETONIA–The United boys basketball team picked up a 59-48 victory over Leetonia in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference action Tuesday.

The Eagles improve to 2-1 in the EOAC., while the Bears drop to 0-3 in conference play.

Landon Baker led the Eagles with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Parker Hydrick added 12 points. Alex Birtalan was the leading rebounder with 12. Brutus Ogilvie dished out four assists.

Ian Davis led the Bears with 18 points.

Leetonia won the jv game 42-36. Patrick Hull had 13 points for the Bears. Steffen Jarrett led the Eagles with 13 points.

United hosts Southern Friday. Leetonia is at East Palestine Friday.

UNITED: 26-8-4-21–59

LEETONIA: 12-14-9-13–48

UNITED SCORING: Nick Rhodes 0-0-0, Keaton Baker 1-6-8, Parker Hydrick 5-2-12, Ethan Antram 5-0-10, Brutus Ogilvie 2-1-5, Anthony DiBaggio 0-2-2, Landon Baker 7-2-16, Nathan Pytash 0-0-0, Alex Birtalan 3-0-6. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 13-16: 59.

LEETONIA SCORING: Sefton Houlette 0-0-0, Brock Simpson 2-1-7, Alex Waterbeck 0-0-0, Dylan Lennon 0-0-0, Jordan Burcham 1-0-3, Marco Ferry 3-0-6, Quentin Craik 3-0-6, Ian Davis 5-5-18, Ethan Hartman 2-3-8. TEAM TOTALS: 16, 9-16: 48.

Three-point goals: Leetonia 5 (Davis 3, Hartman, Burcham).

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Buckeye Local 57, East Liverpool 41

EAST LIVERPOOL–The East Liverpool girls basketball team fell to Buckeye Local 57-41 in Buckeye 8 Athletic League girls basketball action Monday.

The Potters are at Alliance Wednesday.