BOYS HOOPS: Packed House: Eagles leave standing-room Tidioute Charter with second win

Tidioute fans packed the gymnasium Wednesday night at Tidioute Community Charter School, but it was all Youngsville from the opening whistle.

The Eagles scored the first 17 points of the game before a Ben Kightlinger 3-pointer ended the run and got Tidioute on the board.

“We have a tremendous amount of respect for (Tidioute), both the kids and the coaches,” said Youngsville coach Keith Martin. “Their defense broke down a little and we were able to take advantage. We still need to be more disciplined running through our plays.”

The Eagles were led by a pair of strong inside performances from seniors Broc Horn and Coll Dininny, who scored 20 and 18 points, respectively. Many of those points came in the first half, as the bench saw a majority of the minutes late in the game.

Kightlinger put together a solid game for the Bulldogs, finishing with 17 points, including all eight of the team’s first quarter output.

With the win, the Eagles improve to 2-6 overall, while Tidioute (0-7) continues to look for its first win. Youngsville will look to stay in the win column next Wednesday when the Eagles host Conneaut in a Region 3 game at Youngsville High School. The Bulldogs welcome Warren County Christian School on Monday.

Youngsville topped Tidioute in the junior varsity game, 52-30. Jacob Linkerhof paced the Eagles with 15 points, while Trevor Flinn followed with 12 and Joey Chuzie added 10. Tidioute’s Brian Bonner scored a game-high 17 points in defeat.

YOUNGSVILLE (64): Broc Horn 10 0-0 20, A.J. Gustafson 1 0-1 2, Dan McLaughlin 0 1-2 1, Coll Dininny 8 1-3 18, Thomas Chapman 2 0-1 4, James Frazier 2 0-0 4, Collin Lehnen 2 2-2 6, Logan Morrison 1 0-0 2, Jacob Linkerhof 1 0-1 2, Brendan Lake 0 0-0 0, Trevor Flinn 1 0-0 3, Ben Frederick 1 0-0 2, Joey Chuzie 0 0-1 0, Totals 29 4-11 64.

TIDIOUTE (30): Travis McLaughlin 0 0-2 0, Pat Thompson 0 0-0 0, Ben Kightlinger 5 4-4 17, Brian Faulkner 1 7-12 9, Jordan Yeager 0 1-4 1, Brian Bonner 1 0-0 3, Todd Breeden 0 0-0 0, Gus Martin 0 0-0 0, Totals 7 12-22 30.

Youngsville 28 12 22 2 – 64

Tidioute 8 6 3 13 – 30

3-pointers: Y – Dininny, Flinn; T – Kightlinger 3, Bonner.

Junior varsity game

YOUNGSVILLE (52): Trevor Flinn 5 0-0 12, Joey Chuzie 4 1-2 10, Jacob Linkerhof 5 4-5 15, Dustin Jesson 2 2-2 6, Jonathan Burrows 0 2-2 2, Ben Frederick 0 0-0 0, Zach Sanford 0 0-0 0, Brendan Lake 0 0-0 0, Totals 16 9-11 52.

TIDIOUTE (30): Jonathan Buccardo 2 0-0 4, Travis McLaughlin 2 0-0 6, Gus Martin 0 0-4 0, Chance Klos 1 0-0 2, Dan Heckman 0 0-0 0, Brian Bonner 6 1-2 17, Todd Breeden 1 0-0 2, Lukas Divido 1 0-0 2, Totals 13 1-2 33.

Youngsville 8 16 13 15 – 52

Tidioute 4 8 6 15 – 33

3-pointers: Y – Flinn 2, Chuzie, Linkerhof; T – McLaughlin 2, Bonner 4.

Conneaut 42, Eisenhower 39

Eisenhower had the lead in the fourth quarter once again, but once again came out on the short end.

The Knights lost their eighth straight, 42-39 to Conneaut, to fall to 1-8 and 0-2 in Region 3.

Leading 31-30 in the fourth quarter, Eisenhower turned the ball over on three straight possessions en route to a 14-8 Conneaut fourth quarter,

Lundmark led the Knights, which travel to Cochranton Saturday, with 14 points, and Colin Shone added 11 in the loss.

Eisenhower has lost four of its last five games by four points or less.

CONNEAUT (42): Smith 1 0-0 2, Bartlett 4 1-4 11, Uplinger 5 3-6 13, Holcomb 2 2-4 7, Baree 3 0-0 9. Totals 15 6-14 42.

EISENHOWER (39): Aaron Lundmark 5 4-6 14, Jarrett Johnson 2 1-2 5, Colin Shine 5 1-1 11, Nate O’Brien 1 0-0 2, Alex Johnson 2 0-0 4, Ryan Williams 1 0-0 3, Carter Farrell 0 0-0 0, Chris Sanders 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 6-9 39.

Conneaut 13 7 8 14 – 42

Eisenhower 12 9 10 8 – 39

3-pointers: C-Bartlett 2, Holcomb, Baree 3; E-Williams.

Junior varsity game

CONNEAUT (34): Wiltrout 0 1-2 1, Flawory 1 0-0 2, Litwah 7 0-0 15, Dilley 1 0-2 2, King 1 0-2 2, Williams 1 0-1 3, Fairbanks 1 0-0 3, Gallo 3 0-1 6. Totals 15 1-8 34.

EISENHOWER (35): Casey Vincent 3 3-5 10, Jarrett Johnson 0 2-4 2, Grant Venman 3 0-0 6, Carter Farrell 0 2-6 2, Alex Johnson 6 3-7 15, Allan Jackson 0 0-0 0, Ricky Zortman 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 10-22 35.

Conneaut 2 16 7 9 -34

Eisenhower 6 8 11 10 -35

3-pointers: C-Litwah, Williams, Fairbanks; E-Vincent.