LOWELLVILLE OH- In a gritty defensive showdown, Lowellville emerged victorious over conference rival McDonald, prevailing in a hard-fought battle by a final score of 38-33. In a game characterized by tough defense and intense competition, Lowellville managed to secure a crucial win.

Leading the charge for Lowellville was Matt Lucido, who paced the team with 11 points, while Michael Ballone added 7 points and Drew Modelski contributed 6 points, helping to power Lowellville’s offense against McDonald’s stout defense.

On the McDonald side, Drew Zajack led all scorers with 13 points, followed closely by Wyatt Wolford with 12 points, but their efforts ultimately fell short against Lowellville’s defensive resilience.

With the win, Lowellville improves to a 14-8 record on the season and looks ahead to their next challenge in the tournament. They are set to face the winner of Springfield vs. Open Door Christian on March 1st in what promises to be an exciting postseason matchup.

Meanwhile, McDonald will regroup and prepare for their own tournament game, as they are slated to host Kidron Central Catholic on Tuesday. Despite the setback, McDonald remains a formidable opponent and will surely bring their A-game as they look to make a statement in the postseason.