EAST CANTON, OH – On a night where the Blue Devils needed to get off to a strong start and control the tempo to build confidence moving into EOAC play Friday; the Blue Devils jumped out to an 8-3 lead by the end of the first quarter. However, East Canton scrapped and battled back in the second quarter to cut the Lisbon lead to 24-20 at the half. Throughout the third quarter, the Blue Devils and Hornets both scratched and claw their way though it and at the end of the third, it was all tied up at 30. The fourth quarter proved to be much of the same, as the two teams battled hard all the way up until the end but unfortunately the Lisbon Blue Devils came up just a little short, 44-40.
East Canton’s leading scorers were Luke Riley who finished the night with 12 points and Gavin Schoeneman with 11 points on the night.
Lisbon was led by the junior duo of Ryan McCullough and Blayne Brownfield. McCullough finished with 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists, as Brownfield chipped in with 11 points and 7 rebounds. The Blue Devils ended the night shooting just 28.6% from the field while committing 24 turnovers in the loss.
The Blue Devils (0-3) will continue their road trip as they will start EOAC play on Friday as they travel to take on the Bears in Leetonia. Lisbon will return home on December 14th against Crestview on YSN.