ICL-TCL A sweet sweep for Tri-County
Lisbon's Kim Davis and East Palestine's Brett Young led the TCL to two victories.
NEW WATERFORD -- The Tri-County League All Stars overcame slow starts as the girls went on to a 62-49 victory and the boys rolled 91-68 over the Inter-County League stars Wednesday at Crestview High.
The TCL girls fell behind 8-4, but then took control with a 13-2 surge to go ahead 19-10 and the ICL couldn't recover as they trailed 36-24 at halftime.
Kim Davis, the only player representing Lisbon, took scoring honors with 14 points.
"Whitney Goist ran the floor [offense] very well," said Davis. "It was kind of weird being the only [Lisbon] player on the squad, but we all played really well together and we all had a lot of run."
Davis participated in an all-star game Tuesday and was asked what it was like playing two days in a row.
"I was a little tired," she said, "but I was able to hit some shots when I had the opportunity."
South Range's Brittany Oliver scored nine points for the ICL, which included that basket that gave her team its last lead, 10-6.
"It was different, it was a blast," said Oliver. "As soon as we met, we clicked and blended in well together."
The ICL went with only seven players because two players selected for the game didn't show up.
Sara Porter of Lowellville led the ICL stars with 15 points and she pulled down 11 rebounds.
Ashley Bergman of United added 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for TCL, while Goist finished with eight and 10 rebounds.
Young, Diaz spark TCL
The Tri-County League boys All-Stars evened the series 4-4 as Brett Young of East Palestine and Josh Diaz of South scored 20 and 18 points, respectively.
The ICL, playing without Joe James, Dan Scarpitti and Matt Ferguson of Sebring, as well as Trojans coach Brian Clark, who was involved in another all-star contest, still managed to lead 34-33 at the intermission.
The ICL took its last lead 49-46 early in the second half, but the TCL went on a 15-0 run and never looked back.
The Inter-County League got within 69-65, then the TCL put it away with a 22-3 surge.
"We didn't practice at all," said Young. "Once we got into the floor, played a couple of minutes and got our fast break going, we had a lot of fun.
"It was great playing with these guys in our last high school game ever. Dom DeFilippo of Lisbon made it a lot of fun for us. He's always a comedian and still plays hard and that helped make it a lot more fun for us."
Dave Ferrando of Western Reserve paced the ICL with 15 points and 13 rebounds.
"It would be great playing with these guys all the time," said Ferrando, who said he plans on playing for Walsh University next fall.
Bubba Taylor of United and Joe Amabeli of Sebring each had 10 points for the TCL. Amabeli and Diaz grabbed 12 rebounds apiece and DeFilippo had 11.
In the boys 3-point shooting competition, Ferrando, Brian Crawford of South Range, Jake Roelen of United and DeFilippo all tied with 12. The four had a shoot off, with Ferrando sinking three to win.
Ashley Ehrenberg of East Palestine connected on 10 3-point baskets to better the effort of eight apiece by Juli Peterson of Lowellville and Bergman of United.