Kent State County Classic: East Liverpool vs Salem High School Post-Game
The inaugural Kent State County Classic basketball game took place Dec. 6, 2016 when the East Liverpool Potters hosted the Salem Quakers for the opening game of the boys’ 2016-17 basketball season. Kent State’s Columbiana County campuses welcomed fans from both ends of the county for an exciting match-up, with activities throughout the game.
At the end of the game, the Salem Quakers took home the traveling plaque after defeating the East Liverpool Potters, 77-49. Interim Dean David Dees presented the plaque to the winners, yet acknowledged the sportsmanship from both teams.
Cheerleaders tossed out t-shirts throughout the game and Flash led fans in a Flash Dance at half time. Flash was a fan favorite from beginning to end and for fans of all ages.
The Kent State County Classic represents the strong foundation of learning in East Liverpool and Salem, as each community is home to one of the university’s two Columbiana County campuses.