GIRLS HOOPS: WCCS loses in New-Penn playoffs

ERIE – Warren County Christian’s girls basketball team pulled to within three points at the end of the fourth quarter, but a tough shooting night vs. Erie First Christian resulted in a first-round exit on Monday in the New Penn Christian Conference playoffs.

“It was by far their best game,” said WCCS coach Tom Jones, whose Lady Lions lost 30-20. “We just couldn’t get the ball to go in the hoop.”

WCCS splits with Erie First during the regular season for one of its five wins, but a 9-for-49 shooting night from the field doomed the Lions.

WCCS coach Tom Jones said Dymphee Zortman led a terrific defense effort – on Erie First leading scorer Maura Egli – that almost overcame a poor shooting night by the team. Zortman finished with four assists and four steals, Allyssa Kerr had 14 of the team’s 20 points and nine rebounds, and Desirae Kerr six rebounds.

WCCS (20): Beth Root 0 0-0 0, Dymphee Zortman 0 0-2 0, Allyssa Kerr 6 2-3 14, Jess Lauffenburger 1 0-0 2, Desirae Kerr 1 0-0 2, Sarah Parmeter 1 0-0 2, McKenna Phelps 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 2-5 20.

ERIE FIRST (30): Egli 3 0-0 6, Hall 5 0-0 10, Lee 3 1-1 7, Chapman 0 3-6 3, Fitzgerald 2 0-0 4. Totals 13 4-7 30.

WCCS 4 5 8 3 – 20

Erie First 8 6 10 6 – 30

3 pointers: None.

West Forest 48, TCCS 15

TIONESTA – The high school basketball careers of seniors Aubrey Sonney and Brianna Tyler ended on Monday in a 48-15 loss at West Forest, dropping Tidioute Charter to 0-15.

“The young (team) that we have… we hope to go a little deeper with them for next year,” said TCCS coach Ted Nuttall, who will be stepping down after his second season as head coach, “but the seniors both contributed greatly to the season.”

Tanya Krouse scored 10 of Tidioute’s 15 points in the finale.

TCCS (15): Aubrey Sonney 1 0-0 3, Brianna Tyler 0 0-2 0, Robbi Kightlinger 1 0-0 2, Morgan Molek 0 0-0 0, Tanya Krouse 3 1-2 10, Emalei Schaberl 0 0-0 0, Allyvia Morgan 0 0-0 0, Casey Byers 0 0-0 0. Totals 5 1-4 15.

WEST FOREST (48): Botzer 7 0-0 14, Wagner 2 0-0 5, Wallace 4 1-2 9, Bean 1 0-0 2, Ei 1 2-2 4, Saxton 1 0-0 2, Burke 3 0-0 6, Schwab 0 2-2 2, Miller 1 0-0 2, Silvis 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 5-6 48.

TCCS 0 5 3 7 – 15

West Forest 17 7 10 14 – 48

3-pointers: T-Sonney, Krause 3; W-Wagner.

Saegertown 44, Youngsville 21

SAEGERTOWN – Saegertown – in second place in Region 3 – made an effort to double team Youngsville leading-scorer Kennedy Cratty, and pulled away from the Eagles, 44-21, on Monday at Saegertown High School.

Kennedy and sister Karissa Cratty combined for 16 of the team’s 21 points and the Eagles fall to 5-15 on the season. Youngsville hosts Cambridge Springs on Thursday.

YOUNGSVILLE (21): Aubree Hendrickson 0 0-0 0, Kelsey Anderson 0 0-0 0, Katelyn Maille 0 0-0 0, Karissa Cratty 3 2-7 8, Katie Chuzie 2 0-1 5, Jessie Jameson 0 0-0 0, Jenna Bower 0 0-0 0, Judi Lewis 0 0-0 0, Kennedy Cratty 3 2-4 8. Totals 8 4-12 21.

SAEGERTOWN (44): Hanley 6 1-2 16, Shouey 2 2-2 7, DiBartolomeo 5 0-2 10, Sipple 3 0-0 6, Caldwell 0 1-3 1, Eckert 2 0-2 4. Totals 18 4-11 44.

Youngsville 3 6 3 9 – 21

Saegertown 7 12 7 16 – 42

3-pointers: Y-Chuzie; S-Hanley 3, Shouey.

Junior varsity game

YOUNGSVILLE (13): Aubree Hendrickson 0 2-2 2, Kelsey Anderson 2 0-0 4, Jorie Clark 2 0-0 5, Jenna Bower 1 0-0 2, Judi Lewis 0 0-2 0, McKenzie Harrington 0 0-0 0, Persephanie Harkins 0 0-0 0, Kylee Edmisten 0 0-0 0, Savannah Pollow 0 0-0 0. Totals 5 2-4 13.

SAEGERTOWN (34): Posago 2 1-2 5, Newman 3 0-0 8, Michaels 1 0-2 2, Mandi 1 3-6 5, Tomiczek 5 0-2 10, Wise 2 0-0 4. Totals 14 4-12 34.

Youngsville 2 3 6 2 – 13

Saegertown 12 11 6 5 -34

3-pointers: Y-Clark; S- Newman 2.