YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Steel Valley Conference opens play with a highly anticipated matchup between the visiting Ursuline Fighting Irish and the home-standing Chaney Cowboys on the High School Boys’ Basketball Game of the Week.

Watch the video above to hear from coaches and players from the Irish and Cowboys about the marquee matchups.

High School Boys’ Basketball Game of the Week
Friday, January 6, 2023, at 7 pm LIVE on MyYTV
Ursuline (7-1) at Chaney (4-4)

You can watch the Game of the Week:
Digital over the air at 33.2
Armstrong Cable Channel 13 and 108
Comcast Cable Channel 3
Direct TV Channel 15
MyYTV – Spectrum Channel 997 or 1008

Last 5 Meetings
Feb. 1, 2022 – Chaney, 70-65
Jan. 7, 2022 – Chaney, 72-52
Feb. 12, 2021 – Chaney, 63-55
Jan. 26, 2021 – Chaney, 67-62
Jan. 28, 2020 – Chaney, 63-55

Last Meeting
…Despite the combination of Ursuline standouts Terrance Pankey (26) and Vinny Flauto (23) going for 49 of the team’s 65 points, it was Chaney who came away with a 70-65 victory last February. DJ Waller scored 21 points to lead the Cowboys. Clive Wilson also finished with 18 points.

Team Statistics
Scoring Offense: Ursuline, 63.6; Chaney, 51.3
Scoring Defense: Ursuline, 42.6; Chaney, 50.5

Game Notes
-Since Chaney and Ursuline renewed their matchups in 2018, the Cowboys have won each of their last eight meetings. However, six of those eight outings have been decided by 8 points or less.

-Ursuline has won four straight games since falling to Canfield on December 13, 58-50. During their four-game win streak, Terrance Pankey has averaged 18.3 points.

-To close out 2022, the Fighting Irish received double-figure contributions from four different players (Dashaun Will, 13; Vinny Flauto, 11; Will Burney, 11; Terrance Pankey, 10) as Ursuline topped Springfield – 54-22 – on December 27.

-On Tuesday, Pankey led the way with 24 points to top Harding – 69-41. Dashaun Will and Jayden Payne scored 16 and 13 points, respectively.

-Chaney snapped their two-game losing streak by defeating Mayfield on December 29 – 67-53. Josiah Gonzalez scored a team-high 21 points and Jason Hewlett added 20 points.

-When the Cowboys score 50 points or more, they’re 3-0 this year.

Upcoming Schedule
Ursuline
Jan. 10 – at East
Jan. 13 – Cardinal Mooney
Jan. 15 – Martin Luther King Tribute Tournament

Chaney
Jan. 10 – at Cardinal Mooney
Jan. 13 – at East
Jan. 14 – Kennedy Catholic