GIRLS HOOPS: Dragons suffer 1st region loss

ERIE – Warren’s girls basketball team suffered its first region loss, 52-42 at Mercyhurst Prep, on Tuesday.

The Lady Dragons (9-2 overall, 1-1 Region 6) led by nine at one point in the second quarter, but a 3-pointer at the end of the first half gave the Lakers a 21-20 halftime lead. Warren would never regain the lead.

“Really, it came down to I had five kids ready to go,” said Warren coach Lisa Ruhlman. “They came to play and they played hard, but you can’t beat a Mercyhurst Prep with five kids (contributing).”

Five players scored for Warren: Jaimie Eaton with 17 points, Taylor Mineweaser seven, and D.J. Hahn, Kari Santo and Paige Wilson six points each. Wilson had nine rebounds and Hahn eight.

Mercyhurst Prep is 8-3, 2-1.

Warren is at Corry (5-6, 0-1) on Thursday.

WARREN (42): Jaimie Eaton 4 8-10 17, D.J. Hahn 2 1-4 6, Taylor Mineweaser 2 2-4 7, Kari Santo 1 3-4 6, Paige Wilson 0 6-6 6, Meghan Loutzenhiser 0 0-0 0, Brittni Merenick 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 20-28 42.

MERCYHURST PREP (52): Robbins 2 0-0 5, Chrzanowski 3 3-4 9, Popoff 2 2-2 6, Stoicovy 2 0-0 4, Wright 3 0-0 7, Woll 4 0-0 10, Shopene 1 0-1 2, Steinder 3 2-2 9. Totals 20 7-9 52.

Warren 9 11 7 15 – 42

Mercyhurst Prep 8 13 14 17 – 52

3-pointers: W-Eaton, Hahn, Mineweaser, Santo; M-Robbins, Wright, Woll 2, Steinder.

Junior varsity game

WARREN (14): Ashlee McClure 2 0-0 4, Katlyn Adams 1 0-0 2, Nerissa McIntyre 1 0-0 2, Meghan Loutzenhiser 0 1-2 1, Amy Castagnino 0 2-2 2, McKenzie Merenick 1 0-0 2, Lexi Ednie 0 1-2 1, Kaitlin Sedon 0 0-0 0, Megan Smoulder 0 0-0 0, Brittany Massa 0 0-0 0, Lizzy Marsh 0 0-0 0. Totals 5 4-6 14.

MERCYHURST PREP (31): Khouri 3 0-0 7, Hoffman 2 4-4 8, Kubaney 3 2-2 8, Rebich 1 0-0 2, Kinecki 2 2-2 6. Totals 11 8-10 31.

Warren 3 5 2 4 – 14

Mercyhurst Prep 11 4 12 4 – 31

3-pointers: None; M-Khouri.

WCCS 26, Erie First Christian 22

ERIE – Allyssa Kerr and younger sister Desirae Kerr controlled the boards and the Lady Lions found just enough scoring to record their second victory of the season, 26-22, over Erie First Christian on Tuesday.

WCCS (2-4) trailed 15-8 at halftime, but put the clamps down defensively in the second half allowing only seven additional Erie First points.

According to WCCS girls coach Tom Jones, Allyssa Kerr finished the outing with 26 rebounds and Desirae Kerr added 16 of her own. The pair also led the team in points with nine and seven markers, respectively.

“We had an extremely strong team effort tonight,” said Jones. “Allyssa and Desirae had outstanding individual performances.”

The Lady Lions will try to improve to 3-4 on Friday when they host French Creek.

WCCS (26): Beth Root 1 0-0 2, Dymphee Zortman 0 0-0 0, Jessica Lauffenburger 1 2-2 4, Allyssa Kerr 4 1-2 9, Desirae Kerr 3 1-4 7, Sarah Parmeter 1 0-0 2, McKenna Phelps 1 0-0 2, Totals: 11 4-8 26

ERIE FIRST (22): Engley 7 1-1 17, Hall 1 0-0 2, Fitzgerald 1 1-4 3, Totals: 9 2-6 22

WCCS 6 2 7 11 – 26

Erie First 8 7 0 7 – 22

3-pointers: W- None; E- Engley 2