GIRLS HOOPS: Season sweep: Eagles win for second time over TCCS; Lady Dragons run to home region win

Youngsville completed a season sweep over Tidioute Charter on Thursday, earning its third victory of the 2012-13 campaign with a 69-11 victory over the Lady Bulldogs.

Two of the Lady Eagles’ three victories this season have come against county foe Tidioute.

Despite entering the game with a short bench, Youngsville (3-10) featured a balanced scoring attack with four players finishing in double figures. Kennedy Cratty led the way for the winners with a season-high 22 points and sister Karissa Cratty was second in the scoring column with 16 points?

Also reaching double digits for the winners was Aubree Hendrickson who finished with a season-high 12 points and Katie Chuzie who bucketed 11 points.

Tidioute remains winless on the season after suffering Thursday’s loss. Casey Byers played a strong game in defeat for the Lady Bulldogs, finishing with six points. Aubrey Sonney and Lauren Slack each scored two points for TCCS and Tonya Krouse also scored for the visitors.

Youngsville was in firm control from the opening tip, leading 22-4 after the first quarter and 41-9 at halftime. The Lady Eagles’ defense was strong in the second half, holding Tidioute to just two points and no field goals.

Youngsville was a 35-8 winner in the junior varsity game. Hendrickson led Youngsville with 15 points while Tidioute received a four-point effort from Brianna Tyler.

The Lady Eagles play for the second time in two days Friday when they travel to Maplewood for a 6 p.m. varsity only game. Tidioute hosts Clarion-Limestone Monday.

TCCS (11): Aubrey Sonney 1 0-0 2, Brianna Tyler 0 0-0 0, Robbi Kightlinger 0 0-0 0, Tonya Krouse 0 1-2 1, Emalei Schaberl 0 0-0 0, Casey Byers 2 2-7 6, Lauren Slack 1 0-0 2, Allyvia Morgan 0 0-0 0, Emily Hagberg 0 0-1 0, Totals: 4 3-9 11

YOUNGSVILLE (69): Aubree Hendrickson 6 0-0 12, Katelyn Maille 1 0-0 2, Karissa Cratty 7 2-4 16, Katie Chuzie 5 0-0 11, Jessica Jameson 2 0-0 4, Judi Lewis 0 0-0 0, Kylee Edmisten 0 0-0 0, Kennedy Cratty 8 6-6 22, Savannah Pollow 1 0-0 2, Totals: 30 8-10 69

TCCS 4 5 1 1 – 11

Youngsville 22 19 18 10 – 69

3-pointers: T- None; Y- Chuzie

Junior varsity game

TCCS (8): Brianna Tyler 2 0-0 4, Tonya Krouse 0 0-0 0, Casey Byers 0 2-2 2, Lauren Slack 0 0-0 0, Allyvia Morgan 1 0-0 2, Emalei Schaberl 0 0-0 0, Emily Hagberg 0 0-0 0, Robbi Kightlinger 0 0-0 0, Aubrey Sonney 0 0-0 0, Totals: 3 2-2 8

YOUNGSVILLE (35): Aubree Hendrickson 7 0-0 15, Katelyn Maille 2 0-0 6, Katie Chuzie 1 0-0 2, Jessica Jameson 1 0-0 2, Kylee Edmisten 1 0-0 2, Savannah Pollow 2 1-2 5, Judi Lewis 1 1-2 3, Totals: 15 2-4 35

TCCS 0 0 4 4 – 8

Youngsville 7 8 12 8 – 35

3-pointers: T- None; Y- Hendrickson, Maille 2

Warren 72, Harbor Creek 44

The scoring came early and it came often for the Lady Dragons on Thursday night, as they cruised to their third region win of the year over the visiting Harbor Creek Huskies, 72-44, at Warren Area High School.

Warren outscored the visitors in all four quarters and forced 31 Harbor Creek turnovers as the Dragons improve to 11-4 overall and 3-2 in Region 6.

“It was a very good offensive effort,” said Warren coach Lisa Ruhlman. “Defensively, we still have to play all four quarters, but it was a good region win. I’m glad they came to play tonight.”

Jaimie Eaton led a balanced Warren attack with 18 points to go along with seven assists and five steals. D.J. Hahn and Taylor Mineweaser finished 16 points each, while Hahn added 10 rebounds for a double-double. Freshman Paige Wilson grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds for the Dragons.

Hahn had an impressive defensive effort as well, holding Harbor Creek’s leading scorer, Theresa Fachetti, to just seven points. Fachetti had been averaging over 18 points per game prior to Thursday’s contest.

The Lady Dragons (third place in Region 6) will be in action again on Monday, when they travel to Waterford for a region match-up with Fort LeBoeuf.

Warren also picked up a win over the Huskies in the junior varsity game, 32-28. Brittany Massa led the way with 12 points, and Amy Castagnino added nine for the Dragons.

HARBOR CREEK (44): Warner 1 0-0 2, Brigham 2 0-0 4, Fachetti 3 1-4 7, Tate 1 0-0 2, Carnell 4 0-0 10, Lawrence 4 0-0 9, Zielinski 0 2-2 2, Taconte 4 0-0 8, Totals 19 3-6 44.

WARREN (72): Jaimie Eaton 5 7-9 18, D.J. Hahn 6 1-2 16, Alexa Bupp 2 1-2 5, Taylor Mineweaser 7 0-0 16, Meghan Loutzenhiser 0 1-2 1, Amy Castagnino 0 0-0 0, McKenzie Merenick 0 0-0 0, Kari Santo 1 0-0 2, Brittany Massa 0 0-0 0, Brittni Merenick 3 1-2 7, Lizzy Marsh 0 0-0 0, Paige Wilson 2 3-3 7, Totals 26 14-20 72.

Harbor Creek 11 6 16 11 – 44

Warren 20 18 19 15 – 72

3-pointers: H – Carnell 2, Lawrence; W – Eaton, Hahn 3, Mineweaser 2.

Junior varsity game

HARBOR CREEK (28): Tate 1 2-7 4, Sallot 0 0-1 0, Kertullis 2 0-0 6, Tate 1 1-2 3, Carnell 7 0-0 15, Totals 11 3-10 28.

WARREN (32): Ashlee McClure 2 0-0 4, Megan Smoulder 1 0-0 2, Katelyn Adams 0 0-0 0, Nerissa McIntyre 0 0-2 0, Meghan Loutzenhiser 1 0-0 2, Amy Castagnino 3 3-4 9, McKenzie Merenick 1 0-0 2, Brittany Massa 4 4-7 12, Lizzy Marsh 0 1-3 1, Totals 12 8-16 32.

Harbor Creek 6 1 12 9 – 28

Warren 11 8 6 7 – 32

3-pointers: H – Kertullis 2, Carnell; W – none.

Conneaut 62, Eisenhower 27

Eisenhower improved on its free throw shooting after a dismal performance last weekend, but second quarter turnovers and defensive pressure from Conneaut proved to be too much during a 62-27 loss to the Eagles Thursday at Eisenhower High School.

Five days after going 7-of-27 at the charity stripe during a six-point loss to Maplewood, the Knights were 7-of-9 at the line against Conneaut. That left Ike girls head coach Mike Logue pleased despite the lopsided final score.

“We improved out foul shooting in both the varsity and junior varsity games so I was very happy with that,” said Logue. “Our defense wasn’t great in the first quarter, but we were within eight points and I was happy. In the second quarter, their trap defense and our turnovers gave us problems and the game kind of got away from us.”

The Knights trailed 18-10 after the opening stanza, but Class AAA Conneaut outscored the Knights 24-1 in the second quarter and the game was never close again.

Holly Chapman led the Knights with nine points and five rebounds and Danielle Bradish added eight points. In her first game back from an injury, Kristen Williams finished with five points, four assists and two steals and Halie VanOrd pulled down five rebounds.

Eisenhower (6-8) is back in action Saturday, hosting Oil City.

Conneaut won the junior varsity game, 39-24. Haylie Birt led the Knights with six points.

CONNEAUT (62): Uplinger 1 1-2 3, Kreider 1 0-0 2, Phelps 1 0-0 2, Reynolds 1 0-0 2, Litwiler 2 0-0 4, Baker 6 4-9 16, Scott 2 0-0 4, Litwin 9 4-5 25, Schiedmantle 1 0-0 2, Clement 1 0-0 2, Totals: 25 9-14 62

EISENHOWER (27): Kristen Williams 1 3-3 5, Holly Chapman 3 3-4 9, Halie VanOrd 0 1-2 1, Brooke Stanton 2 0-0 4, Danielle Bradish 4 0-0 8, Meghan Hagberg 0 0-0 0, Dakota Williams 0 0-0 0, Taylor Haner 0 0-0 0, Bailey Burch 0 0-0 0, Mallory Trumbull 0 0-0 0, Haylie Birt 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Peterson 0 0-0 0, Kristen Wagner 0 0-0 0, Chelsea Parmenter 0 0-0 0, Totals: 10 7-9 27

Conneaut 18 24 13 7 – 62

Eisenhower 10 1 12 4 – 27

3-pointers: C- Litwin 3; E- None

Junior varsity game

CONNEAUT(39): Auen 1 1-2 3, Uplinger 1 0-0 2, Zavinski 2 0-0 6, Phelps 4 4-4 12, Wilson 0 1-2 1, Buchanan 0 2-2 2, Bordos 2 0-1 4, Baum 1 0-0 2, Eagley 3 0-0 7, Totals: 14 8-11 39

EISENHOWER(24): Taylor Haner 1 0-0 2, Mallory Trumbull 2 0-0 4, Haylie Birt 3 0-0 6, Abby Lundmark 1 2-2 4, Allie Schutt 0 1-2 1, Emily McJunkin 1 1-2 3, Kristen Wagner 1 2-5 4, Meghan Hagberg 0 0-0 0, Bailey Burch 0 0-0 0, Shania Spicer 0 0-0 0, Totals: 9 6-11 24

Conneaut 11 7 16 5 – 39

Eisenhower 4 8 6 6 – 24

3-pointers: C- Zavinski 2, Eagley; E- None