EAST PALESTINE, OH – Game three of the 2019 YSN Border Battle between Ohio and Pennsylvania teams, saw the United Golden Eagles face off against the Neshannock Lancers. Going into the game, the “battle” between Ohio and Pennsylvania was even at one game a piece, as the Lady Bulldogs of East Palestine won the first game for Ohio over the Wilmington Greyhounds. The Shenango Wildcats represented Pennsylvania in game two as they defeated the Campbell Memorial Red Devils.
The first quarter saw the Golden Eagles fight hard but trail 14-6. As the second quarter got underway, the Neshannock press also started to fire on all cylinders. The Lancers trapped United and forced some turnovers, which resulted in the Lancers taking a 42-20 lead into the half. The third quarter was much of the same for Coach Kadvan’s team as they couldn’t get the offense clicking. The fourth quarter saw the Golden Eagles continue to battle and never give up in the game, although they eventually would fall to Neshannock, 82-31.
The Neshannock Lancers were led by Russell Kwiat who finished with 21 points.
The United Golden Eagles were led by Keaton Baker with 10 points.
Up next for United is a home test against the Hornets of East Canton on Thursday, January 2nd.