GIRLS HOOPS: One-sided: Lady Knights win big; Eagles suffer lopsided loss

A 9-0 run late in the second quarter gave Eisenhower a double digit lead that they would hold onto in a 43-24 win over Rocky Grove on Thursday at Eisenhower High School.

Eisenhower turned the opening tip into a Dakota Williams lay-up, gaining a quick 2-0 lead in a game in which they never trailed. After Ike went up 6-2, Rocky Grove rebounded, cutting the deficit to 10-9 before Eisenhower ripped off a four-point run to end the first.

Eisenhower also scored the first four points of the second to stretch the lead to nine. Rocky Grove, which didn’t score in the second until the 4:21 mark, clawed back again to cut the lead to five at 18-13. Once again, the Lady Knights went on a run. After scoring six straight, Williams nailed a 3-pointer to put Ike up 14, the spread at halftime.

A stifling defensive effort removed all doubt in the second half. Eisenhower limited Rocky Grove to just two free throws, and no field goals, in the fourth quarter to finish off the win.

“I thought we played great defense,” said Ike coach Mike Logue, noting that the Lady Knights were able to limit the Orioles’ leading scorers, both averaging double figures, to four and eight points, respectively. “I’m happy. We achieved our objective in holding those girls down.”

He praised the individual defensive efforts of Halie VanOrd and Danielle Bradish, who had three steals each on the night. “Those two girls, I can’t say enough about those two girls on the defensive end of the floor.”

While the Knights’ offensive output slowed in the second half, Logue was pleased with their first half offensive execution. “We got opportunities and ran well,” he said. “We did all we wanted to do (in the first half).”

Holly Chapman and Halie VanOrd paced the Lady Knights in scoring with eight each. Chapman added seven rebounds and three blocks. Alyssa Peterson had a team-high four assists to go with seven rebounds and six points.

The win pushes the Lady Knights one game over the .500 mark at 5-4.

Eisenhower lost a junior varsity contest to McDowell 51-14. Mallory Trumbull scored four points for the Lady Knights and Shania Spicer finished with three in the loss.

ROCKY GROVE (24): Coxson 0 0-0 0, Lepley 0 1-2 1, Nerlich 1 2-2 4, Remhold 0 0-0 0, Larson 0 0-0 0, Schiffer 2 4-9 8, Bevier 0 0-1 0, Taylor 0 1-2 1, Swatzer 4 0-2 8, Holden 1 0-0 2, Frankenburger 0 0-0 0. Totals: 8 8-18 24.

EISENHOWER (43): Megan Hagberg 0 0-0 0, Kristen Williams 2 0-0 4, Holly Chapman 4 0-2 8, Halie VanOrd 3 2-2 8, Dakota Williams 3 0-0 7, Bailey Burch 0 0-0 0, Mallory Trumbull 0 0-0 0, Brooke Stanton 2 0-0 4, Haylie Birt 0 0-0 0, Danielle Bradish 2 2-2 4, Alyssa Peterson 3 0-4 6, Kristen Wagner 0 0-0 0, Chelsea Parmenter 0 0-0 0, Taylor Haner 1 0-0 2. 20 4-10 43.

Rocky Grove 9 6 7 2 – 24

Eisenhower 14 15 6 8 – 43

3-pointers: R- none. E- D. Williams.

Junior varsity game

MCDOWELL (51): Sicari 4-1-5 10, Hentzel 3 1-2 7, Christianson 2 6-8 10, Zimmer 3 5-7 11, Vaughn 0 0-0 0, McHenry 0 0-0 0, Nieratko 2 0-2 4, Dillman 4 0-0 9. Totals: 18 13-24 51.

EISENHOWER (14): Megan Hagberg 1 0-1 2, Taylor Haner 0 0-2 0, Bailey Burch 0 0-0 0, Mallory Trumbull 2 0-0 4, Shania Spicer 0 3-5 3, Haylie Burt 0 0-0 0, Abby Lundmark 0 1-5 1, Allie Schutt 0 0-0 0, Emily McJunkin 1 0-0 2, Kristen Wagner 0 2-4 2. Totals: 4 6-17 14.

McDowell 21 12 9 9 – 51

Eisenhower 3 2 2 7 – 14

3-pointers: M- Dillman, Sicari. E- none.

Cochranton 63, Youngsville 19

The Lady Eagles dropped their fourth straight Region 3 contest Thursday night, losing to the visiting Cochranton Cardinals, 63-19, at Youngsville High School.

After playing a tight first quarter, the Eagles were outscored 11-2, 18-5, and 23-5 in the remaining periods as they fall to 1-9 overall and 0-4 in the region.

“We keep having good first quarters, we just need to work on being more consistant,” said Youngsville coach Dave Becker. “We’ve had some opportunities. We need to take advantage of them.”

Kennedy Cratty led the way for Youngsville with eight points, while sister Karissa Cratty finished with six. Those were all the points the Eagles would see until Jorie Clark hit a 3-pointer and another from just inside the arc late in the fourth quarter.

Cochranton’s Madi Bernarding scored a game-high 15 points for the Cardinals (9-2, 4-1).

Youngsville will continue to look for it’s second win of the season on Monday when it travels to Tidioute Community Charter for a non-region match-up with the Bulldogs.

The Eagles were defeated by Cochranton in the junior varsity game as well, 39-20. Aubree Hendrickson and Jorie Clark each scored six points in the loss.

COCHRANTON (63): Clulow 2 0-0 4, Egli 5 0-0 10, Bernarding 7 0-0 15, Ke. Dickson 4 2-2 12, Quickel 1 1-2 3, Offi 3 0-0 6, Ka. Dickson 1 2-5 4, Knauf 2 0-0 4, Hall 1 0-0 2, Kasbee 1 0-0 3, Totals 27 5-9 63.

YOUNGSVILLE (19): Karissa Cratty 3 0-0 6, Kennedy Cratty 3 2-4 8, Kelsey Anderson 0 0-0 0, Katie Chuzie 0 0-0 0, Katelyn Maille 0 0-0 0, Jorie Clark 2 0-2 5, Savannah Pollow 0 0-0 0, Jessi Jameson 0 0-0 0, Aubree Hendrickson 0 0-0 0, Judi Lewis, Totals 8 2-6 19.

Cochranton 11 11 18 23 – 63

Youngsville 7 2 5 5 -19

3-pointers: C – Bernarding, Ke. Dickson 2, Kasbee; Y – Clark.

Junior varsity game

COCHRANTON (39): Knauf 5 0-0 10, Kasbee 3 0-0 6, Vincent 4 1-2 9, Hall 1 0-0 2, O’Donnell 3 0-0 6, Wagner 2 2-2 6, Totals 18 3-4 39.

YOUNGSVILLE (20): Aubree Hendrickson 2 2-2 6, McKenzie Harrington 0 0-0 0, Katelyn Maille 0 0-0 0, Jorie Clark 1 3-4 6, Jessie Jameson 2 0-0 4, Judi Lewis 1 0-0 2, Kylee Edmisten 0 0-0 0, Savannah Pollow 1 0-0 2, Totals 7 5-6 20.

Cochranton8 12 9 10 – 39

Youngsville 3 8 9 0 – 20

3-pointers: C – none; Y – Clark.

Erie Bethel 47, TCCS 11

Tidioute Charter fell to 0-8 after falling behind 17-0 in the first quarter.

“Tonight was a bad night for turnovers,” said TCCS coach Ted Nuttall, whose Bulldogs lost the second half just 14-10.

Two nights after Paige Collins scored 27 in a win over Warren County Christian School, she led her team with 23 points.

TCCS (11): Aubrey Sonney 0 1-4 0, Brianna Tyler 0 0-0 0, Robbi Kightlinger 2 0-2 4, Morgan Molek 1 0-0 2, Tanya Krouse 1 0-0 2, Emalei Schaberl 1 0-1 2, Casey Byres 0 0-0 0, Emily Hagberg 0 0-0 0, Lauren Slack 0 0-0 0, Allyvia Morgan 0 0-0 0. Totals

ERIE BETHEL (47): Collins 10 1-2 23, Travis 1 0-0 2, Simmons 0 2-2 2, Austin 1 0-0 2, Tauno 2 0-0 4, Fowler 6 0-0 12, Ibraham 1 0-0 2.

TCCS 0 1 6 4 – 11

Erie Bethel 17 14 10 6- 47

3-pointers: T-None; E-Collins 2.