Blue Devils dazzle Tigers

Lisbon’s Maddie Liberati makes a move on Wellsville’s Marie Cline on Wednesday in a Div. IV sectional contest. (Photo by Patti Schaeffer)

LISBON — Lisbon’s girls basketball team put the pressure on Wellsville in its 62-25 Div. IV sectional opener win on Wednesday.

Izzy Perez led the attack with 18 points, six assists and six steals. Chloe Smith added 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and six steals.

Perez has 355 steals for her career which is a school record. Karlee Pezzano held the old mark of 251 steals.

Cadee Johnson added 12 points, while Maddie Liberati had 10 points and eight boards.

Lisbon (17-6) will host Jackson-Milton at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the sectional final.

Lisbon ended its regular season with a 57-55 win at Jackson-Milton on Feb. 14.

Hunter Weekley led the Tigers (3-20) with 10 points. Cameron Carlevale added five rebounds and four assists.

LISBON: 13-18-21-10–62

WELLSVILLE: 7-4-7-7–25

WELLSVILLE SCORING: Hunter Weekley 4-0-10, LEah Vinton 2-0-4, Camryn Jackson 0-3-3, Dehaven Dobritz 0-1-1, Cameron Carlevale 1-1-3, Marie Cline 1-0-2, Kiki Perry 1-0-2. TEAM TOTALS: 9, 6-8: 25.

LISBON SCORING: Izzy Perez 5-8-18, Cadee Johnson 5-2-12, Hailee Carpenter 1-0-2, Chloe Smith 7-1-15, Callie Steed 2-0-5, Maddie Liberati 3-4-10, Justyce Vrable 0-0-0. TEAM TOTALS: 23, 15-23: 62.

Three-point goals: Wellsville 2 (Weekley), Lisbon 1 (Steed).

Maysville 84,

Beaver Local 39

ZANESVILLE — Beaver Local’s girls basketball team faced the wrath of the Ohio High School Athletic Association mercy rule in its 84-39 loss to Zanesville Maysville in a Div. II sectional final on Wednesday.

The rule, implemented in 2017, states that if a team is down by 30 points or more at the half of a tournament game a running clock is implemented.

The Beavers trailed 55-13 at the half to the Panthers who were the third seed in the tournament.

Beaver Local was the 12th seed and finished the season 14-9.

Maysville advances to host Dover at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Maysville’s Macie Jarrett went over 1,000 points for her career in the win.

BEAVER: 9-4-12-14–39

MAYSVILLE: 29-26-16-13–84

Minerva 40, John Glenn 34

MINERVA — Minerva’s girls basketball team hosted a tournament game for the first time and did in John Glenn 40-34 on Wednesday in a Div. II sectional game.

Alyssa Imler led the Lions with 14 points, while Addie Rhodes had 11 points.

Minerva will host Philo at 2 p.m. Saturday in the sectional final.

J. GLENN: 8-2-7-17–34

MINERVA: 10-9-9-12–40

JOHN GLENN SCORING: Pauley 2, 0-0, 5; Kumler 2, 0-0, 5; Slack 5, 4-4, 14; Vejsicky 3, 3-6, 10. TEAM TOTALS 12, 7-10: 34.

MINERVA SCORING: Foutz 3, 0-0, 6; Yankovich 2, 2-2, 6; Kendrick 1, 0-0, 3; Imler 5, 4-6, 14; Miller 0, 0-2, 0; Rhodes 3, 5-7, 11; TEAM TOTALS: 14, 11-17: 40.

Three-point goals: John Gelnn 3 (Pauley, Vejsicky, Kumler), Minerva 1 (Kendrick).