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Union Local, River, Buckeye Local boys post victories

MORRISTOWN — Union Local blew open a close game thanks to a fourth-quarter in which it outscored invading Harrison Central, 15-3 to go on and post a 49-35 victory.

The Jets (1-0) were led by a trio of double-figure scorers. Sophomore D.J. Butts had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Junior Beezer Porter added 11 and senior Elijah Butterworth chipped in with 11. Gannon Kerns added nine.

The Huskies (0-1) were led by sophomore Hayden Cassidy, who scored 19 points, including five bonus goals. Jace Madzia added eight.

River 53, Frontier 27

BEAVERTON — River opened the season with an impressive victory against the Cougars.

The Pilots held a 25-6 lead at halftime and never looked back.

River (1-0) was led by senior Brody Longwell’s 15. Sophomore Kabel Isaly added 10 and junior Brody Lollathin posted nine points.

Buckeye Local 41, Toronto 39

TORONTO — Invading Buckeye Local posted a strong fourth quarter to pull out a 41-39 victory against the Red Knights.

The Panthers (1-0) were led by Cameron Best’s 14 points. Luke Darrah added seven.

The Red Knights were led by Shane Keenan’s 23.

Boxscores:

River 53, Frontier 27

RIVER (53) — Isaly 3, 2-4 10; Bowers 1, 0-0 2; Creamer 1, 1-2 4; Lollathin 4, 1-2 9; Longwell 6, 1-2 14; Harlan 1, 0-0 3; Thompson 2, 0-0 5; Blue 1, 0-0 2; Willis 0, 0-0 0; Potts 2, 0-0 4; Totals: 21, 5-10 53. FRONTIER (27) — Bills 2, 0-0 5; Buck 0, 0-0 0; Cox 2, 2-3 6; Curtis 4, 1-2 10; Bowersock 0, 0-2 0; Snyder 1, 0-0 2; Barton 0, 0-2 0; Reynolds 0, 0-0 0; Hendershot 2, 0-0 4; Totals: 11, 3-9 27.

3-point goals: R — Isaly (2), Creamer, Longwell, Harlan, Thompson. F — Bills, Curtis.

Union Local 49, Harrison Central 35

HARRISON CENTRAL (35) — Cassidy 7, 0-0 19; Madzia 3, 1-2 8; Fluharty 3, 0-0 6; Vermillion 1, 0-0 2; Quito 0, 0-0 0; Jones 0, 0-0 0; Fliuharty 0, 0-0 0; Ody 0, 0-0 0; Totals: 14, 1-4 35. UNION LOCAL (49) — Butts 4, 6-9 14; Porter 3, 5-8 11; Butterworth 4, 0-0 11; Kerns 3, 3-5 9; Blake 1, 0-0 2; Miller 1, 0-0 2; Totals: 16, 14-22 49.

3-point goals: HC — Cassidy (5), Madzia. UL — Butterworth (3).

Buckeye Local 41, Toronto 39

BUCKEYE LOCAL (41) — McHugh 3, 0-0 6; Romanyak 1, 0-0 2; Walker 2, 1-2 6; Best 6, 1-2 14; L. Darrah 3, 1-1 7; Deitch 0, 0-0 0; H. Darrah 3, 0-0 6; Chandler 0, 0-0 0; Totals: 18, 3-5 41. TORONTO (39) — Dickinson 3, 0-0 8; Karaffa 0, 0-0 0; Mick 0, 0-0 0; Ensell 0, 0-0 0; Close 2, 4-8 8; Keenan 9, 2-4 23; Benton 0, 0-2 0; Totals: 14, 6-12 39.

3-point goals: BL — Walker, Best. T — Dickinson (2), Keenan (3).

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