GIRLS HOOPS: Brockway beats Sheffield in 2nd half

BROCKWAY – The third quarter was unkind to the Sheffield girls basketball team during Friday’s 44-31 loss to Brockway.

After playing the Lady Rovers to a tie at intermission, Sheffield lost Abby Labesky to an apparent injury and Jen Isenberg to foul trouble nearly three minutes into the third stanza. That allowed Brockway to turn a tie score into a nine-point lead and the hosts cruised to the finish line.

“It was an ugly game, a very physical game,” said Sheffield girls coach Jeff Labesky. “Losing Jen and Abby in the third quarter really turned the game around and made us play some junior varsity players down the stretch. They did a nice job, but we couldn’t cut into the lead.”

Sheffield (5-7) was led by Isenberg’s 11 points. Labesky finished with six points, Hannah Vile added five points and Mariah Fitzgerald finished a big night with four points.

Earlier in the evening, Fitzgerald hit the go-ahead bucket and corralled the game-winning steal in the closing seconds of a 24-23 junior varsity victory over Brockway. Abby Cromwell and Mary Fiscus scored five points each for the Lady Wolverines.

The Wolverines return to action Monday, hosting North Clarion.

SHEFFIELD (31): Hannah Vile 2 1-2 5, Hanna Fitch 0 0-0 0, Jade Moore 0 2-3 2, Ashley Davidson 1 0-2 3, Abby Labesky 2 0-0 6, Mariah Fitzgerald 2 0-0 4, Jen Isenberg 5 1-2 11, Totals: 12 4-9 31

BROCKWAY (44): Wright 2 1-2 7, Cappetta 4 1-1 12, Esposito 5 0-2 10, Vaux 5 0-1 10, Moore 1 1-2 3, Broski 1 0-0 2, Totals: 18 3-8 44

Sheffield 4 12 5 10 – 31

Brockway 4 12 14 14 – 44

3-pointers: S- Davidson, Labesky 2; B- Wright 2, Cappetta 3

Junior varsity game

SHEFFIELD (24): Julia Vile 0 0-0 0, Abby Cromwell 1 3-4 5, Mary Fiscus 2 1-4 5, Jade Moore 1 0-0 3, Rachel Maines 1 0-0 3, Mariah Fitzgerald 2 0-0 4, Jen Isenberg 1 2-2 4, Totals: 8 6-10 24

BROCKWAY (23): Broski 4 1-3 10, Terwilliger 2 0-0 4, Marconi 3 1-2 7, Bundy 0 2-4 2, Totals: 9 4-9 23

Sheffield 1 6 8 9 – 24

Brockway 6 4 6 7 – 23

3-pointers: S- Moore, Maines; B- Broski