COLUMBIANA, Ohio (WKBN) – Scott Libb takes over the Heartland Christian girls’ basketball program this year. Libb brings with him a wealth of coaching experience. He coached under Walt DeShields at West Branch for 12 years.

The Lions return three starters in senior Sophia Stambaugh and juniors Mackenzie Lightly and Zoe Matthews. Other players who will be looked upon to contribute will be Rylee Shadowens, Alaina Shaulis and Rachel Reynolds.

“We’re looking to be competitive until the last whistle blows,” said coach Linn. “We want to improve on [our] basic fundamentals from day one until the end of the season. We want [our girls] to run and have fun.”

Libb adds, “I hope to teach them the correct way to play the game and hopefully [teach them] how to succeed. I feel any of our girls can be a leader on-and-off the court on any given night. We’re relying on [them] playing as a complete team this year.”

The Lions will open play on November 19 against Jackson-Milton.

Heartland Christian Lions
Fast Facts
Head Coach: Scott Libb
2021-22 Record: 3-19
2021-22 Post-Season Finish: Lost to McDonald (61-29) in Sectional Semifinal

2021-22 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 32.8
Scoring Defense: 50.6

2022-23 Schedule
Nov. 19 – Jackson-Milton
Nov. 21 – Maplewood
Nov. 28 – at Newton Falls
Dec. 1 – McDonald
Dec. 5 – Campbell Memorial
Dec. 7 – Chaney
Dec. 10 – at Lisbon
Dec. 15 – at Chaney
Dec. 19 – at Leetonia
Dec. 21 – at Maplewood
Dec. 22 – Bristol
Jan. 5 – Edison
Jan. 11 – at East Palestine
Jan. 14 – Valley Christian
Jan. 19 – at Edison
Jan. 21 – at Badger
Jan. 23 – at Warren JFK
Jan. 25 – East Palestine
Jan. 28 – Leetonia
Feb. 4 – at Valley Christian
Feb. 11 – Mathews