GIRLS HOOPS: Sheffield loses final home game; Dragons get by Corry

Sheffield’s final home game of the season didn’t go as planned, as Curwensville spoiled Senior Night for the Wolverines on Tuesday, 56-38.

The Lady Tide took command right from the opening tip, as they opened up with a 10-2 run with several fast-break buckets off Sheffield turnovers. A 3-pointer from Abby Labesky ended Curwensville’s run, but the Tide still managed to take an eight-point lead into the second quarter.

Curwensville opened up a double-digit lead quickly in the second, and although the Wolverines continually cut the deficit to eight, they could never get closer, and went into halftime trailing by 10.

The second half was more of the same for the Wolverines, as they struggled with shooting and were never able to put together a serious run or gain any kind of momentum.

Sheffield (7-14) made just 12 field goals in the game, and also struggled at the free-throw line, shooting just 12-24.

Jen Isenberg lead the Wolverines with 17 points, while Abby Labesky scored 13 in her final home game.

“We were up against a quicker team and it showed,” Sheffield coach Jeff Labesky said. “Their guard play was very good and we didn’t shoot well. But the girls played hard, and I’m pleased with the effort.”

Sheffield’s junior varsity team won its matchup, 56-51. Mariah Fitzgerald finished with 19 points, while Tierra Hansen added 16 and Abby Cromwell finished with 10.

CURWENSVILLE (56): Thorp 1 0-0 2, Snope 1 2-3 4, Johnson 3 1-2 9, Strickland 8 3-4 19, Dale 0 0-0 0, Dugo 1 0-0 2, Seaburn 4 7-10 15, Carter 2 1-2 5. Totals 20 14-21 56

SHEFFIELD (38): Hannah Vile 1 1-8 3, Abby Cromwell 0 0-0 0, Hanna Fitch 0 1-2 1, Jade Moore 0 0-0 0, Ashley Davidson 0 0-0 0, Abby Labesky 4 4-6 13, Mariah Fitzgerald 0 2-2 2, Jen Isenberg 6 4-5 17, Tierra Hansen 1 0-1 2. Totals 12 12-24 38

Curwensville 17 14 7 18 56

Sheffield 9 12 5 12 38

3-pointers: CJohnson 2; SLabesky, Isenberg.

Junior varsity game

CURWENSVILLE (51): Evans 0 0-2 0, Bloom 0 0-0 0, McGarry 3 0-2 7, Guy 8 3-4 19, Dugo 6 0-0 15, Sedwick 4 2-3 10, McCracken 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 5-11 51

SHEFFIELD (56): Julia Vile 0 0-0 0, Abby Cromwell 5 0-0 10, Mary Fiscus 2 0-0 4, Jade Moore 1 1-2 3, Rachel Maines 1 1-3 4, Mariah Fitzgerald 7 5-6 19, Tierra Hansen 8 0-2 16. Totals 24 7-13 56

Curwensville 11 10 15 15 – 51

Sheffield 18 12 10 16 – 56

3-pointers: CMcGarry, Dugo 3; SMaines.

Warren 60, Corry 33

Warren refused to fall into a possible “trap game” Tuesday, building the momentum started with Saturday’s overtime victory over Mercyhurst Prep by routing Corry, 60-33, Tuesday at Warren Area High School.

“It was a sloppy game, but the girls stuck with it and continued to battle,” said Warren girls coach Lisa Ruhlman. “The main goal was to win the game and we were able to get that done.”

Warren stumbled out of the gate early, finding itself in a 10-10 tie through the opening quarter. The second quarter broke the game open with the Dragons holding a firm 18-2 edge and leading 28-12 at halftime.

With the victory, Warren is now 14-4 overall on the season and 6-2 in the Region 6 standings. The Dragons are currently tied for second with Mercyhurst Prep – two games behind region-leading Villa Maria.

Jaimie Eaton continued her strong senior season in Tuesday’s win, scoring a game-high 20 points, and passing her brother Jeff Eaton’s career point total at WAHS of 1,221.

Freshman D.J. Hahn had a nice all-around game with 16 points, 11 rebounds and five steals.

Warren dominated the junior varsity contest, 48-5. Brittany Massa led the winners with 14 points.

The Dragons will try to win for the 15th time this season Thursday when they travel out of District 10 to play District 9’s Kane Wolves.

CORRY (33): Brown 4 1-2 10, Miller 1 0-0 2, Gluvna 2 0-0 5, Haibach 0 6-7 6, Seeley 1 0-0 3, Yoder 2 0-0 4, McCray 1 0-0 3, Totals: 11 7-9 33

WARREN (60): Eaton 6 7-8 20, Hahn 4 8-9 16, McIntyre 0 0-0 0, Bupp 2 2-2 6, Mineweaser 2 0-0 4, Loutzenhiser 0 5-6 5, Castagnino 0 0-0 0, M. Merenick 0 0-0 0, Santo 0 0-0 0, Massa 0 0-0 0, B. Merenick 0 0-0 0, Marsh 1 0-0 2, Wilson 3 1-1 7, Totals: 18 23-26 60

Corry 10 2 11 10 – 33

Warren 10 18 18 14 – 60

3-pointers: C- Brown, Gluvna, Seeley, McCray; W- Eaton

Junior varsity game

CORRY (5): Williams 1 3-8 5. Totals 1 3-8 5.

WARREN (48): Ashlee McClure 2 1-2 5, Kaitlyn Sedon 0 0-0 0, Megan Smoulder 1 2-4 4, Katlyn Adams 0 0-0 0, Nerissa McIntyre 2 1-3 6, Meghan Loutzenhiser 0 3-4 3, Amy Castagnino 4 2-4 11, McKenzie Merenick 2 0-0 4, Brittany Massa 5 4-4 14, Lizzy Marsh 0 1-2 1. Totals 16 14-21 48.

Corry 4 0 1 0 – 5

Warren 11 8 17 12 – 48

3-pt: C-None; W-McIntyre, Castagnino.

Cochranton 70, Youngsville 29

COCHRANTON – Cochranton improves to 7-3 in Region 3, and Youngsville falls to 1-9.

After a 29-point performance on Saturday in a loss at Eisenhower, Kennedy Cratty led Youngsville with 20 of its 29 points here.

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YOUNGSVILLE (29): Aubree Hendrickson 0 0-0 0, Kelsey Anderson 0 0-0 0, Katelyn Maille 0 0-0 0, Karissa Cratty 2 2-4 6, Katie Chuzie 1 0-2 3, Jessie Jameson 0 0-0 0, Jenna Bower 0 0-0 0, Kennedy Cratty 8 4-8 20. Totals: 11 6-14 29.

COCHRANTON (70): Offi 1 0-2 2, Quickel 1 0-2 2, Ke. Dickson 9 5-6 28, Bernarding 8 0-0 18, Egli 2 0-0 4, Clulow 3 2-4 8, Ka. Dickson 2 1-4 5, Knauff 0 1-2 1, Kasbee 1 0-0 2. Totals: 27 9-20 70.

Score by Quarters

Youngsville 15 7 6 1 – 29

Cochranton 23 18 13 16 – 70

3-point goals: Y-Chuzie; C-Ke. Dickson 5, Bernarding 2.

Erie First Christian 31, WCCS 13

The shorthanded Warren County Christian School girls basketball team couldn’t muster enough offensive firepower during a 31-13 loss to Erie First Christian Tuesday at WCCS.

With two starters out because of ankle injuries, the Lady Lions had just two players score during Tuesday’s loss that leaves them at 4-6 on the 2012-13 season. Allyssa Kerr led the way with nine points and Dymphee Zortman scored four points.

Kerr and younger sister Desirae Kerr were all over the boards, securing 21 and 10 rebounds respectively.

The Lady Lions close out the regular season on Friday, hosting French Creek Valley. The girls game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. with the boys game following at 6 p.m.

ERIE FIRST (31): Egley 6 1-2 13, Hall 4 0-0 8, Lee 2 0-0 4, Fitzgerald 2 0-2 4, Yang 1 0-0 2, Totals: 15 1-4 31

WCCS (13): Beth Root 0 0-0 0, Dymphee Zortman 1 2-5 4, Allyssa Kerr 4 1-5 9, Desirae Kerr 0 0-0 0, McKenna Phelps 0 0-2 0, Sarah Parmeter 0 0-2 0, Totals: 5 3-14 13

Erie First 10 6 6 9 – 31

WCCS 2 2 5 4 – 13

3-pointers: None

Vincent 42, Eisenhower 40, OT

ERIE – So close.

Brooke Stanton’s clutch three-pointer in the waning seconds of regulation forced overtime, but Strong Vincent had just enough left in the tank during the overtime period to record a 42-40 victory Tuesday at Strong Vincent High School.

The Lady Knights (8-11) led by three points after both the first and second quarters before falling behind by a bucket after three stanzas. Despite being down for the first time all night, the Knights remained close and found themselves trailing 36-33 with time winding down.

That’s when Stanton got open and calmly knocked down the three-pointer, tying the score at 36-36 and forcing overtime.

In overtime, each team scored one bucket, but the Colonels held a 4-2 edge from the line, providing the winning margin. Down 42-40, the Knights were able to get one final shot off just before the buzzer, but the potential game-winning three-pointer was narrowly off the mark.

“We didn’t get the win, but I’m proud of my girls,” said Ike coach Mike Logue. “Halie VanOrd had a fantastic defensive performance, holding Strong Vincent’s leading scorer to just two points. Brooke Stanton also played a very strong game with a 6-of-7 showing at the line as well as hitting the biggest shot of regulation.”

Stanton’s 13 points were a tean-best and Alyssa Peterson added 12 points of her own. Peterson added six rebounds and six steals, VanOrd had seven boards and Stanton and Holly Chapman pulled down five rebounds each.

The Lady Knights dropped the junior varsity game, 40-17. Taylor Haner and Haylie Birt led the Knights with five points each.

Eisenhower returns to action Friday, hosting Saegertown.

EISENHOWER (40): Holly Chapman 3 0-0 6, Halie VanOrd 1 2-2 4, Brooke Stanton 3 6-7 13, Haylie Birt 0 1-2 1, Danielle Bradish 2 0-0 4, Alyssa Peterson 5 2-2 12, Dakota Williams 0 0-0 0, Taylor Haner 0 0-0 0, Totals: 14 11-13 40

STRONG VINCENT (42): Dickson 1 0-0 2, Berdecchia 3 0-2 6, Jones 2 3-9 7, Johnson 6 3-9 15, Malone 0 2-2 2, Torres 4 0-0 10, Totals: 16 8-22 42

Eisenhower 10 10 4 12 4 – 40

Strong Vincent 7 10 9 10 6 – 42

3-pointers: E- Stanton; Torres 2

Junior varsity game

EISENHOWER (17): Taylor Haner 2 1-2 5, Haylie Birt 1 3-4 5, Abby Lundmark 1 0-0 2, Allie Schutt 1 0-0 2, Emily McJunkin 1 1-4 3, Meghan Hagberg 0 0-0 0, Bailey Burch 0 0-0 0, Mallory Trumbull 0 0-0 0, Shania Spicer 0 0-0 0, Kristen Wagner 0 0-0 0, Totals: 6 5-10 17

STRONG VINCENT (40): Malone 1 1-2 3, Bailey 3 0-2 6, Crawford 2 0-0 4, DeSanctis 4 2-6 10, Torres 3 0-2 7, Johnson 5 0-4 10, Totals: 18 3-16 40

Eisenhower 3 2 4 8 – 17

Strong Vincent 15 11 9 5 – 40

3-pointers: E- None; S- Torres