LISBON, OH – The Columbiana Clippers came into the game tonight looking to win the EOAC outright, but the Lisbon Blue Devils were ready to take on the challenge of trying to hand Columbiana another league loss. The Blue Devils were playing with extra motivation as well, as it was senior night for Nic Mundy, Kaden Crawford, Gaige Rohm, Michael Davis, and Joey Fisher.
The Clippers got off to a strong start in the first quarter as Carter Pasco connected on two threes giving them a 12-5 lead going into the second quarter. The Blue Devils and Clippers battled tightly in the second as Columbiana took a 20-13 lead into halftime. The second half saw the Blue Devils begin to chip away at the Clipper lead as they cut it to two late in the fourth quarter but ultimately Columbiana hit some clutch free throws late to seal the victory and the EOAC title, 50-45.
The EOAC champion, Columbiana Clippers, were led by Matthew Mazei with 15 points and 6 rebounds, as well as, Carter Pasco with 7 points. Hunter Zentner’s also added 5 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists.
The Lisbon Blue Devils were led by Blayne Brownfield with 22 points. Ryan McCullough also added 17 points and 4 assists. Nic Mundy and Joey Fisher both led the Blue Devils with 6 rebounds.
Up next for Lisbon (8-11) will be a road test against EOAC foe, the United Golden Eagles on Friday, February 14th. Columbiana (17-3) will also be on the road next time out, as they will match up against the Heartland Christian Lions on Tuesday, February 11th.