Sports Briefs

FUS men drop heartbreaker

STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s basketball dropped an 87-81 decision in overtime to Hilbert College Saturday.

FUS junior Moses Sullivan hit one-of-two free throws to tie it at 68-all with nine seconds left in regulation.

“Moses had a great game, with his toughness and how he bounced back from such an injury,” head coach John Lamana said. “He is a tough kid and he fought tonight, that’s for sure. We all just fought, fought, fought. We just need to get ourselves to where we can play a full 40 minutes.”

Trailing 41-26 at intermission, the Barons was down 52-42 with 13 minutes remaining.

Sullivan brought in 23 points while Garrison Holmes scored 15. Sophomore Timmy Schenk contributed 12 and sophomore Daniel Kleinschnitz and freshman Christian Duke each scored eight.

“Once overtime hit, I think that was when we really felt the loss of the one big (Joe Rine, due to fouls) we had,” Lamana said. “We had a chance in overtime to still go up, and we missed the shot. We need to understand that there is a sense of urgency all the time.”

FUS hosts D’Youville College at 1 p.m. today.

Lady Barons win

STEUBNENVILLE – The Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s basketball team won its first game of the season Saturdaty, 84-72, over visiting Hilbert College.

“We just kept pushing hard the whole game,” head coach Suzy Delaney said. “I’m really proud of the girls for playing tough throughout the 40 minutes and not giving up, especially on the defense.”

“I felt like our defense lifted us. It was more aggressive than it’s been and that’s evident by the steals because getting those steals created some offense and we took that momentum and finished the game strong.”

Freshman Iliana Gonzales led the team with eight steals and 23 points. Point guard Cassandra Gomez gave the team an all around solid game with 15 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Captain Lacey Huck earned another double double with 23 points, 12 rebounds and four steals.

The Lady Barons entertain D’Youville College at 3 p.m. today.

Edison boosters to meet

RICHMOND – The Edison Athletic Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria to begin planning for the Annual Steak Fry and Auction Fundraiser, which will be held on March 15 at the Countryside in East Springfield.

Anyone interested in helping with or donating to the auction can contact JoAnn Stagani at Edison at (740) 765-4313 ext.101 or Cheryl Woodward at Stanton Elementary at (740) 282-5501.

Toronto, Jr. Crusaders split

STEUBENVILLE – The Junior Crusaders and Toronto split a boys basketball doubleheader with Toronto taking the seventh-grade game, 31-20, and the Junior Crusaders the eighth-grade contest, 33-23.

Toronto’s Nate Karaffa led all scorers with 19 points in the seventh-grade contest. Justin Hartzell had seven for the Junior Crusaders.

A.J. Connor had a game-high 17 points in the eighth-grade game for the winners. Donnie Vandeborne added six. Nolan Clegg led Toronto with 10.

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Big Red girls win again

YOUNGSTOWN – The Steubenville Big Red girls basketball team is now 6-0 after a 48-47 victory at Youngstown East on Friday.

Sophomore Lysiah Rice led the way with a game-high 20 points, 14 rebounds and eight steals. Dominique Wilson added nine and Mytia Barker and Hannah Masloski six each. Masloski totaled four assists.

Steubenville 48, East 47

Steubenville 10 20 6 12 48

East 12 14 10 11 47

STEUBENVILLE (6-0): Masloski 0 6-9 6, Young 0 2-4, Wilson 3 3-7 9, Barker 3 0-5 6, Rice 6 8-10, aylor 2 0-0 5. TOTALS: 14 19-35 48. 3-pointers: Taylor.

YOUNGSTOWN?EAST (4-2): Collins 0 1-2 1, Shade 1 0-0 2, Muns 1 1-2 3, Withers 2 0-0 5, Hilton 1 2-4 4, Turner 6 3-4 15, Brown 4 0-0 8, Brown 1 1-2 3. TOTALS: 18 (1) 8-15 47. 3-pointers: Withers.

Brooke boys fall in opener

PARKERSBURG – A 22-point fourth quarter allowed Parkersburg South to race past Brooke in the Bruins’ season opener. The Patriots improved to 2-0 with an 83-63 victory.

Thomas Cole led the Bruins (0-1) with 18 points and Russell Schwertfeger added 14. Nathan Greene had 12 points and Nick Destefano contibuted with 10, including a pair of 3-pointers.

Brooke is back in action tonight at 6 p.m. when it hosts St. Clairsville.

Parkersburg South 83, Brooke 63

Brooke 13 23 18 9 63

South 19 23 19 22 83

BROOKE (0-1): Destefano 4 0-0 10, Cole 7 4-5 18, Greene 6 0-0 12, Schwertfeger 3 6-8 14, Staffileno 2 0-0 4, Sole 0 1-3 1, Barnhart 2 0-0 4. TOTALS: 24 11-16 63. 3-pointers: Destefano 2, Schwerfeger.

PARKERSBURG?SOUTH (2-0): Dobson 5 1-1 12, Gillekson 2 3-4 7, Monroe 7 1-2 16, Stone 1 1-2 3, Fryfogle 3 1-2 10, Kerr 2 5-7 10, Lawrentz 6 0-0 15, Rippeto 2 2-2 8, Shelton 0 0-2 0, Berry 0 2-2 2. TOTALS: 28 16-24 83. 3-pointers: Dobson, Monroe, Fryfogle 3, Kerr, Lawrence 3.

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NEW MANCHESTER – Josh Smith drained a pair of free throws with 4 seconds left in regulation that lifted John Marshall over Oak Glen on Thursday. The Golden Bears were unable to convert on their last offensive set as time winded down.

Smith finished with 14 points and Tanner Filben led all scorers with 19 points. The lone returning starter for the Monarchs (1-1), Filben drained three 3-pointers.

Brandon Smith led Oak Glen with 17 points, including two 3-pointers.

Vincent Haddox added 10 points and Tyler Click scored seven.

The Golden Bears host East Liverpool on Saturday.

John Marshall 46, Oak Glen 44

JM 12 8 13 13 – 46

OG 12 4 12 16 – 44

John Marshall (1-1) Glenn 0 1-1 1, Brown 1 4-7 6, Filben 1 (3) 8-8- 19, Whorten 1 2-5 4, Fadoski 1 0-1 2, Smith 5 4-8 14. TOTALS: 9 (3) 21-28 46. 3-pointers: Filben 3.

Oak Glen (1-1): Tyler Click 3 1-3 7, Jacob Ford 1 (1) 0-0 5, Vincent Haddox 3 (1) 1-4 10, Brandon Smith 3 (2) 2-2 17, McGraw 1 1-1 3, Kyle Woodruff 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 12 (5-10 44.

Red Knights cruise past Royals

TORONTO – The Toronto girls basketball team raced to a 24-2 lead after eight minutes and cruised to a 42-16 victory over Jefferson County Christian School Thursday evening at the George Kunzler Memorial Gymnasium.

The Red Knights’ Lindsay Bodnar led the way with a game-high 13 points as they raised their record to 3-2.

Kassie Lucas led the Royals (2-2) with six points.

Toronto 42,

Jefferson County Christian 16

JCCS 2 2 8 4 – 16

Toronto 24 4 6 8 – 42

JCCS (2-2): Lucas 3 0-0 6, Moro 2 0-2 4, Brown 1 1-2 3, Bowers 1 0-0 2, Scarnecchia 0 1-2 1, Scott 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 7 2-6 16.

TORONTO (3-2): Bodnar 5 1-2 13, Berger 2 1-2 5, Harrison 2 0-0 4, Bowman 2 0-0 4, West 2 0-0 4, Spadafora 2 0-0 4, Robinson 1 0-0 2, Roberts 1 0-0 2, Cooper 1 0-0 2, Burkey 1 0-0 2, Jones 0 0-2 0, Glenn 0 0-0 0, Winstil 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 19 2-6 42.

Huskies tame Wildcats

CADIZ – Katie Ellzy scored a game-high 31 points and Shianne Nameth added 15 to lead Harrison Central over Edison on Thursday. The Huskies are riding a four-game winning streak after starting the season with back-to-back losses. Edison dropped to 0-6.

Kayli Stewart led the Wildcats with 18 points, while Katelyn Pollock scored 13 and Lynsey Morrison added 10.

Edison had a 35-34 rebounding advantage and turned the ball over six-less times than the Huskies (21-27).

Harrison Central 71, Edison 60

Harrison 24 16 15 16 71

Edison 18 11 18 13

Edison (0-6): Pollock 6 1-3 13, Proffitt 0 2-2 2, Reynolds 1 0-0 2, Drabick 1 1-2 3, Miller 2 3-6 7, Fonow 2 1-4 5, Stewart 9 0-0 18, Morrison 3 2-2 10. TOTALS: 24 10-19 60. 3-pointers: Morrison 2.

Harrison (4-2): Stackhouse 0 2-2 2, Ledger 1 4-5 7, Yoho 1 1-2 3, Nameth 5 3-5 15, Dunfee 3 0-0 7, Keesey 3 0-2 6, Ellzy 11 9-10 31. TOTALS: 24 19-26 71. 3-pointers: Nameth 2, Ledger, Dunfee.

Magnolia beats Weir

NEW MARTINSVILLE – Magnolia Senior Mallory Chapman and junior Katie Blatt each recorded a double-doubles, combining for 40 points and 20 rebounds, while sophomore Grace Berisford added 15 points as Magnolia broke a 10-10 first quarter deadlock and cruised to a convincing 70-37 victory agianst the Red Riders at Magnolia High School.

Early on the girl making noise was Weir’s (0-5) Alyssa Shingle, who scored all 10 of her team’s first quarter points.

Magnolia grabbed a huge 39-21 edge off the glass while the Red Riders equaled their rebounding output with 21 turnovers to just seven for Big Blue.

Magnolia 70, Weir 37

Weir10 10 9 8 -37

Magnolia10 27 16 17- 70

W -Wolverton 2-6 1-2 5; Stead 4-9 1-2 11; Shingle 3-16 2-3 10; Drizake 2-4 3-7 7; Dalrymple 1-1 1-2 3; Davis 0-1 0-0 0; Kelly 0-0 0-0 0; Robinson 0-3 0-0 0; Smith 0-0 1-2 1; Dobosz 0-1 0-0 0; Harper 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 12-41 9-15 37.

M – M.Chapman 8-15 5-8 23; Standiford 3-4 0-3 6; Au.Gibb 0-8 0-2 0; Blatt 5-7 7-8 17; Berisford 6-11 0-0 15; K.Chapman 2-10 1-1 5; Fowler 0-1 1-2 1; An.Gibb 0-0 0-0 0; Ludewig 1-2 1-1 3; Durig 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 25-58 15-25 70. 3-Point Goals: Stead 2, Shingle 2; Berisford 3, M.Chapman 2.

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Ham shoot to be held

BLOOMINGDALE?- The Jefferson County Sportsman’s Club will hold its annual Christmas Ham Shoot beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Events will include trap shoots and luck shoots. Public is invited.

For information, call (740) 537-4880.

Clinton-Massie beats Mooney

MASSILLON – Clarksville Clinton-Massie rallied in the second half Friday to defeat Youngstown Cardinal Mooney, 27-21, and win Ohio’s Division IV title for the second straight year as plows tried to clear the field of steadily falling snow.

Brothers Bayle and Chase Wolf put together a running attack that wiped out Mooney’s 21-14 halftime lead and made the Falcons the third team to repeat as state champions this weekend.

The inclement weather forced both squads to keep the ball mostly on the ground.

Bayle Wolf rushed for 172 yards on 33 carries and scored the game-winner on a 2-yard run with a little over a minute left to play. Chase Wolf had 91 yards on 20 carries.

Mooney’s Mark Handel, an all-Ohio defensive back, gained 140 yards on 16 attempts.

Loveland whips Glenville

CANTON – Loveland beat Cleveland Glenville 41-23 in the Ohio Division II high school football final to win its first state title.

In a driving snowstorm at Canton Fawcett Stadium, Loveland’s defense was cold-blooded Friday as Michael Weber was part of a unit that forced seven turnovers. Weber forced a fumble and had a fumble recovery.

It was the Tigers’ first finals appearance and snapped a 13-game winning streak by the Tarblooders.

Loveland is 15-0 and the No. 2 team in The Associated Press’ poll. It scored 34 points off Glenville miscues to send the 13-2 Tarblooders home without a state title in their second try.

The 27 points the Tigers scored in the second quarter were a Division II state record and put things away early.

Luke Waddell ran for 175 yards and added a touchdown for Loveland.

Kirtland smacks Wayne Trace

CANTON – Adam Hess rushed 177 yards on 22 carries, scored two touchdowns and added a pair of two-point conversions to lead Kirtland to a 44-16 victory over Wayne Trace in Ohio’s Division VI finals at Fawcett Stadium in Canton.

Sam Kukura also did damage Friday for the Hornets (15-0), adding 196 yards and a score as Kirtland earned its second title in three years.

The squad logged the fourth-most total yards of offense in a state championship, finishing with 588 yards.

Wayne Trace (13-2) tied things up in the second quarter on a 41-yard touchdown pass from Colby Speice to Jake Arend. That woke up Kirtland, the top-ranked team in the Associated Press poll, and the Hornets rolled off 36 straight points.

Kirtland has won 44 of its last 45 games.

Bridgeport tops Wayne

WHEELING – Anthony Caldera rushed for two first-half touchdowns and Bridgeport beat Wayne 14-13 in the Class AA championship game Friday night at Wheeling Island Stadium.

Caldera finished with 107 yards rushing for second-seeded Bridgeport (13-1), which won its first championship since 2000 and its seventh overall.

Top-seeded Wayne (13-1) was denied its third straight title and saw its streak of 36 straight wins snapped, a state record it shares with Class A Ansted from 1970-73.

Caldera scored on runs of 22 and 39 yards and finished with 107 yards. Anthony Bonamico’s 2-point conversion run after Caldera’s second TD just before halftime were the game’s final points. Neither team scored in the second half.

The game ended when a pass by Wayne’s Grant Ferguson was batted down in the end zone.