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ALLIANCE — The West Branch men’s basketball team lost its second straight game to Alliance with a 65-54 loss to the Aviators in overtime on Tuesday.

West Branch drops to 9-2, 5-2 in the Eastern Buckeye Conference. The alliance is 9-2 and 6-1. The Aviators are tied with Marlington for the league lead.

West Branch, which lost to Alliance 57-46 on Friday, will have a chance to bounce back in Carrollton on Friday.

Dru DeShields started the Warriors with 15 points. Jaxon Hendershott added 12 points.

Gage Ford led the Aviators with 16 points.

Alliance hosts Minerva on Friday.

West Branch won the Jayvee game, 37-17.

O. BRANCH: 14-9-18-11-2 – 54

ALLIANCE: 12-20-10-10-13 – 65

WEST BRANCH SCORE: Nick Wilson 3 2-2 10, Jaxon Hendershott 5 0-0 12, Jaxon Robb 2 0-0 5, Michael Kanagy 0 0-0 0, Joey Jackson 0 0-0 0, Dru DeShields 7 1 -4 15, Thomas Egli 3 2-3 8, Mitchell Coffee 1 2-2 4. TEAM TOTALS: 21, 7-11: 54.

ALLIANCE SCORING: K’Vaughn Davis 6 2-3 15, Gage Ford 6 3-5 16, Ramhir Hawkins 1 2-2 4, Marquavian McLendon 0 0-0 0, Brendan Zurbrugg 5 0-0 12, Jayce Crockett 0 0-0 0, Diego Allen 2 0-0 4, Darius Rodriguez 0 0-0 0, Stephen Gales 6 2-4 14, Nino Hill 0 0-0 0. TEAM TOTALS: 26, 9-14: 65.

Three-point goals: West Branch 5 (Wilson 2, Hendershott 2, Robb 1), Alliance 4 (Zurbrugg 2, Ford 1, Davis 1).

Lowellville 59,

Colombian 49

LOWELLVILLE–Columbiana struggled on the road in its fall at Lowellville on Tuesday night, 59-49.

Nick Million dazzled with a record 24 points and fellow Clipper Ian Less scored 10.

The Rockets outscored the Clippers (6-7) in the second half, 30-18.

Lowellville (9-2) got 21 points from Vinny Ballone and Anthony Lucente added 13.

In the reserve game, Lowellville won 24-21.

On Friday, the Clippers visit Lisbon and the Rockets visit Jackson-Milton.

COLOMBIAN: 10-21-3-15–49

LOWELLVILLE: 11-18-18-12–59

SCORE COLUMBIANA: Nick Million 9 0-0 24, Carter Murphy 1 0-0 3, Maddox Brown 2 0-1 4, Tony Kocanjer 1 0-0 2, Ian Less 1 7-8 10, Ashton Kakavros 2 0-0 6 TOTALS: 16, 7-9: 49.

LOWELLVILLE SCORE: Anthony Lucente 4 5-6 13, Vinny Ballone 7 6-6 21, Brody Bunofsky 3 0-3 6, Mark Dubos 2 1-2 6, Justin Beeson 1 2-2 5, Ryan Hvisdak 1 2-2 5 , Michael Ballone 1 0-0 3. TOTALS: 19, 16-21: 59.

Three-point goals: Columbiana 12 (Million 6, Murphy, Less 3, Kakavros 2), Lowellville 5 (V. Ballone, Dubos, Beeson, Hvisdak, M. Ballone).

West Reserve 62, Crestview 44

BERLIN CENTER — Western Reserve conquered Crestview 62-44 on Tuesday in a Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference crossover game.

Among the Rebels (3-11), Wyatt Miller led with 14 points. James Best added 10 points. Anthony Cuisck had five rebounds and four assists.

Jack Yerkey added seven points and seven rebounds.

Crestview led 23-20 at halftime before the Blue Devils scored the Rebels 42-20 in the second half.

Crestview won the Jayvee match, 50-39. Matt Lindsay and Jameson English had 14 points each for Crestview.

The Rebels host Liberty on Friday.

CRESTVIEW: 14-9-11-9–44

W. RESERVE 10-10-24-18–62

CRESTVIEW SCORE: Anthony Cusick 1-2-4, Kirkland Miller 1-1-3, James Best 4-0-10, Joey Carr 0-0-0, Jack Yerkey 3-1-7, Jonathan Best 1-0-3 , Cade Hancox 0-0-0, Wyatt Miller 6-0-14, Matt Lindsay 1-1-3. TEAM TOTALS: 17, 5-13: 44.

W. RESERVE SCORE: Altiere 3-2-9, Ricciardi 2-1-6, Fellow 3-2-8, Ashburn 2-0-4, Serensky 4-10-20, Platt 4-5-15. TEAM TOTALS: 18, 20-22: 62.

Three-point goals: Crestview 5 (James Best 2, Wyatt Miller, Jonathan Best), Western Reserve 6 (Platt 2, Serensky 2, Ricciardi, Altiere).

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