GIRLS HOOPS: 2-for-2: Sheffield girls run to 2nd win in 2 nights

Sheffield is improving in a big way, and fast.

The Wolverines nearly ran Ridgway out of the gym on Wednesday night, cruising to an easy 60-25 victory at Sheffield High School for two wins in two nights.

Sheffield scored in double digits in each quarter, while holding Ridgway to no more than seven points per quarter.

Jen Isenberg paced the Wolverines offense, dominating in the paint and scoring a game-high 22 points and after scoring 15 in each of her last two games. Hannah Vile also had a strong game for Sheffield, finishing with 13 points.

“We knew Ridgway had been struggling,” Sheffield coach Jeff Labesky said. “When you play a team like this, you need to come out fast, and we did that. We had good ball movement and controlled the boards and pace. We’re in the middle of a tough stretch here, and we have another big game on Friday.”

The Wolverines, who won only three games last season, are now 5-6 overall, and Labesky believes they’re quickly “moving in the right direction.”

Sheffield’s junior varsity team was unable to find the same success, falling to the Lady Elkers, 37-27.

Tierra Hanson led the Wolverines with 14 points, while Mariah Fitzgerald added five and Abby Cromwell finished with four.

Sheffield will be back in action on Friday when they travel to Brockway.

RIDGWAY (25): Ecklund 1 0-0 2, Mercer 0 0-0 0, Hinton 2 0-0 4, Thomas, 2 0-0 5, Szczotka 0 0-0 0, Mitchell 0 0-2 0, Shuey 0 0-0 0, Kos 2 4-8 8, Woodford 0 0-0 0, Sheek 0 0-0 0, Kifer 2 2-4 6, Foringle 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 6-14 25

SHEFFIELD (60): Hannah Vile 6 1-3 13, Abby Cromwell 0 0-0 0, Mary Fiscus 0 0-0 0, Hanna Fitch 1 1-3 3, Jade Moore 1 0-0 3, Rachel Maines 0 0-0 0, Ashley Davidson 1 3-4 5, Abby Labesky 4 0-0 8, Mariah Fitzgerald 3 0-0 6, Jen Isenberg 10 1-4 22, Tierra Hanson 0 0-2 0. Totals 26 6-16 60

Ridgway 6 6 7 6 – 25

Sheffield 18 19 12 11 60

3-pointers: RThomas; SMoore, Isenberg.

Junior varsity game

RIDGWAY (37): Kifer 4 6-10 14, Mercer 1 0-3 2, Hinton 2 0-0 4, Shilk 2 0-0 4, Mitchell 0 0-0 0, Garding 2 0-0 5, Lineberger 1 1-2 3, Barclay 2 0-3 5, Foringer 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 7-18 37

SHEFFIELD (27): Julia Vile 0 0-0 0, Abby Cromwell 1 2-4 4, Mary Fiscus 0 0-3 0, Jade Moore 0 1-3 1, Rachel Maines 1 0-0 3, Mariah Fitzgerald 1 4-10 5, Tierra Hanson 6 2-4 14. Totals 9 9-24 27

Ridgway 9 11 6 11 – 37

Sheffield 4 10 9 4 – 27

3-pointers: RGarding, Barclay; SMaines.