GIRLS HOOPS: Lady Eagles get 2nd win in 2 nights

GUYS MILLS – Winning is contagious.

One day after winning for the third time this season, Youngsville made it four victories on the year – its first in the region – with a 37-34 victory over Maplewood Friday at Maplewood High School.

The Lady Eagles (4-10, 1-6 in Region 3) were outscored in each of the first two quarters and trailed by four at halftime, but found their footing in the third quarter to forge ahead of the Lady Tigers. The fourth quarter was also hotly contested and Youngsville walked off the court victorious with a three-point win.

Kennedy Cratty had a big game for the winners with 16 points and Katie Chuzie finished with nine points. Karissa Cratty chipped in seven points, Katelyn Maille had three points and Jessica Jameson finished with two points.

No other details were reported to the Times Observer.

The Eagles will try to make it three straight victories Monday when they visit Class AAA Conneaut.

YOUNGSVILLE (37): Aubree Hendrickson 0 0-0 0, Katelyn Maille 0 3-4 3, Karissa Cratty 2 3-6 7, Katie Chuzie 2 3-6 9, Kennedy Cratty 6 4-6 16, Jessica Jameson 1 0-0 2, Totals: 11 13-22 37

MAPLEWOOD (34): L. Miller 2 0-0 4, Merritt 4 2-5 11, Smith 1 0-2 2, A. Miller 1 3-5 5, Nicols 5 0-0 10, Covine 1 0-2 2, Totals: 14 5-14 34

Youngsville 4 9 9 15 – 37

Maplewood 6 11 4 13 – 34

3-pointers: Y- Chuzie 2, Merritt

Kane 55, Sheffield 48

KANE – Sheffield put a major scare in District 9’s top-ranked Class AA girls basketball team Friday before dropping a 55-48 decision to the Lady Wolves.

The Wolverines (6-11) may have lost the game, but according to Sheffield coach Jeff Labesky, played like champions on Friday night.

“We had four girls (Abby Labesky, Ashley Davidson, Hannah Vile and Jen Isenberg) play all 32 minutes tonight and they just played their hearts out. Going through the line at the end of the game, you couldn’t tell which team had won. We really came close to the biggest upset of the season tonight.”

The Lady Wolverines played a strong first half, leading by two points after a quarter and seven points at halftime. Kane took control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring Sheffield by a 21-12 count, but the visitors refused to go away quietly.

With 1:19 remaining and Kane leading 48-46, the Wolverines had a driving layup negated by a charge call and the momentum never returned to Sheffield’s favor. The Wolverines were forced to foul down the stretch and Kane pulled away late.

Isenberg had a big offensive game for Sheffield, finishing with 24 points. Abby Labesky dished out a season-best 12 assists and Vile pulled down 14 rebounds.

Kane won the junior varsity game, 38-25. Tierra Hanson led Sheffield with eight points.

The schedule doesn’t get much easier for the Lady Wolverines as they next host Elk County Catholic on Monday.

SHEFFIELD (48): Hannah Vile 3 0-0 6, Ashley Davidson 2 0-0 5, Abby Labesky 3 2-2 9, Tierra Hanson 2 0-0 4, Jen Isenberg 9 5-6 24, Jade Moore 0 0-0 0, Totals: 19 7-8 48

KANE (55): Perry 6 3-6 15, Morgan 1 0-0 2, Bucheit 2 0-0 4, Jamerson 6 2-2 14, Riche 3 5-7 11, Saquin 4 0-0 9, Totals: 22 10-15 55

Sheffield 11 18 12 7 – 48

Kane 9 13 21 12 – 55

3-pointers: S- Davidson, Labesky, Isenberg; K- Saquin

Junior varsity game

SHEFFIELD (25): Julia Vile 0 0-0 0, Jackie Kifer 0 0-0 0, Abby Cromwell 1 0-0 2, Mary Fiscus 0 1-2 1, Jade Moore 3 1-2 7, Rachel Maines 1 0-0 3, Mariah Fitzgerald 2 0-0 4, Tierra Hanson 4 0-0 8, Totals: 11 2-4 25

KANE (38): Miranda 2 0-0 4, Dyne 2 0-0 4, Trudin 7 7-9 21, Johnson 2 1-2 5, Ferranto 1 0-0 2, Houser 1 0-0 2, Totals: 15 8-11 38

Sheffield 7 6 8 4 – 25

Kane 13 11 8 6 – 38

3-pointers: S- Maines; K- None

Thursday

Meadville Calvary Baptist 39, WCCS 24

MEADVILLE – A shorthanded Warren County Christian School girls basketball team gave a stout effort, but ultimately came up short during a 39-24 loss to Meadville Calvary Baptist on Thursday.

Allyssa Kerr played a strong game for the Lady Lions (3-5), leading the team in scoring with eight points and rebounding with 19 boards. Jessica Lauffenburger added five points and Desirae Kerr and Sarah Parmeter ended with four points each.

WCCS is off until Monday, February 4, when it hosts Tidioute Charter.

WCCS (24): Beth Root 0 1-2 1, Jessica Lauffenburger 2 1-2 5, Allyssa Kerr 4 0-0 8, Desirae Kerr 1 2-4 4, McKenna Phelps 1 0-0 2, Sarah Parmeter 2 0-0 4, Totals: 10 4-8 24

CALVARY BAPTIST (39): Copeland 3 0-0 6, Petrinko 4 3-6 11, Bowden 2 0-0 4, Ickler 0 2-4 2, Lewandoski 4 1-5 9, Orndorff 2 0-0 4, Adams 0 1-2 1, Jones 1 0-0 2, Totals: 16 7-17 39

WCCS 3 4 6 11 – 24

Calvary Baptist 14 8 9 8 – 39

3-pointers: None