NEW CASTLE, PA- East Palestine went across the state border searching for their first victory, but unfortunately, they’re going to have to take a rain check. The Bulldogs competed in the Mohawk Tip-Off Tournament where they were defeated 86-32 last night, and came up short this afternoon to Elwood City 76-40.
Sophomore standout Jonathan Bertovich plowed the way for EP with 19 points. Brandon Turcola supplemented with 11 while Tyler Bistarkey had 3 and Evan Smith had 5.
For the Wolverines, Alex Roth had 13 points, Nate Coomfare had 12, and Ryan Gibbons had 9. Elwood City did a superb job of spreading the wealth at the hoop as 10 players registered at least 3 tallies for the Wolverines.
East Palestine will have nearly a week to gather a game plan for EOAC foe, Leetonia. That game will be played on Friday at Leetonia High School, with tip set for 7pm.