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BOYS HOOPS: Knights, Dragons keep playoff hopes alive with wins

Eisenhower’s starting to look like a playoff team.

If a District 10 committee puts six teams in the Class A boys basketball playoffs, Eisenhower is likely in.

On Tuesday, the Knights showed a little something by beating a team they had lost to earlier in the season, and a team that had been ahead of Ike in the standings.

“The kids kept their cool,” said Eisenhower coach Dave Allenson, whose Knights beat Cambridge Springs 66-43 at Eisenhower High School. “Last game, they didn’t keep their cool. It was turnovers last time. Tonight might have been their best game all year. They shot well. It was the defense that really helped them out there. When you play good defense, it really sparks your offense. I just hope they just continue this, because it’s a lot more fun right now.”

Aaron Lundmark lit up Cambridge for 30 points, including six 3’s, and the Knights improve to 10-12 overall and 5-7 in Region 3. Cambridge Springs is 10-10 and 4-7 in the region.

Cambridge actually led 16-15 early in the second quarter, but Ike turned it around and led by 14 at halftime.

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS (43): Hohn 4 0-0 9, Hockenberry 3 5-6 13, Ferris 0 1-2 1, Palmero 6 3-7 15, Porter 1 0-0 3, Fielly 1 0-2 2. Totals 15 9-17 43.

EISENHOWER (66): Aaron Lundmark 11 2-4 30, Carter Farrell 1 0-0 2, Jarrett Johnson 3 0-0 6, Colin Shine 5 0-0 10, Nate O’Brien 2 0-0 4, Alex Johnson 3 0-0 6, Ryan Williams 3 1-2 8, Ben Harvey 0 0-0 0, Ricky Zortman 0 0-0 0, Chris Sanders 0 0-0 0, John Potts 0 0-0 0. Totals 28 3-6 6 66.

Cambridge Springs 7 17 10 9 – 43

Eisenhower 15 23 14 14 – 66

3-pointers: C-Hohn, Hockenberry 2, Porter; E-Lundmark 6, Williams.

Junior varsity game

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS (43): Reisnauer 5 4-5 15, Huff 3 4-5 11, Hockenberry 1 3-3 5, Duda 1 0-0 2, Silbaugh 2 2-2 6, O’Malley 2 0-0 4. Totals 14 13-15 43.

EISENHOWER (33): Alan Jackson 1 0-0 2, Grant Venman 3 0-1 6, John Potts 0 2-2 2, Chris Sanders 4 0-0 8, Carter Farrell 4 0-0 10, Ricky Zortman 2 0-0 5, Ben Harvey 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 2-3 33.

Cambridge Springs 11 6 17 9 – 43

Eisenhower 9 7 6 11 – 33

3-pointers: C-Reisnauer, Huff; E-Farrell 2, Zortman.

Warren 64, Corry 46

CORRY – There’s still a chance, with a little help.

With an East loss on Tuesday, Warren is one game out in the loss column for the fourth – and possibly final District 10 Class AAA playoff – spot out of Region 6. That’s because the Dragons took care of business by beating Corry, 64-46, at Corry Area High School.

East ha two region games remaining against Fort LeBoeuf and Harbor Creek, and Warren hosts Fort LeBoeuf on Friday.

“We’ve just got to take care of our own business,” said Warren coach Jeff Berdine, whose Dragons are 6-7 in the region. East is 6-6.

“I thought we came out with a really solid effort in the first quarter,” he said. “We broke it open in the start of the fourth quarter.”

Berdine said two Matt Sandberg free throws in the fourth made it 53-39 before a thunderous two-handed slam over a Corry player by Collin Fantaskey.

Fantaskey scored nine of his 13 points in the third quarter and finished with 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Matt Sandberg finished with 16 points and four assists for Warren, Austin Jerman 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Mark Davis eight points, six rebounds and three blocks.

“Phil (Hachula) came off the bench and played an excellent game,” said Berdine. “Both he and Tanner (Stanz) played huge minutes.”

Warren is 11-9 overall, and Corry 1-12.

WARREN (64): Austin Jerman 4 4-4 12, Phil Hachula 3 0-0 7, Austin Schwanke 0 0-2 0, Mark Davis 3 2-3 8, Ryan Gustafson 0 0-2 0, Matt Sandberg 5 3-4 16, Collin Fantaskey 4 4-4 13, Tanner Stanz 1 0-0 2, Jacoby Passmore 2 2-2 6. Totals 22 15-21 64.

CORRY (46): Dennis 1 0-0 2, Schrecengost 2 0-0 6, Haenel 2 0-0 4, Sheetz 6 1-1 15, Volz 4 0-0 8, Wood 2 1-2 7, Combs 2 0-0 4, Eck 0 0-0 0, Mullin 0 0-0 0, Bloom 0 0-0 0, Jerould 0 0-0 0, Shopene 0 0-0 0, Sabat 0 0-0 0, Sutton 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 2-3 46.

Warren 14 18 19 13 – 64

Corry 7 14 18 7 – 46

3-pointers: W-Sandberg 3, Fantaskey, Hachula; C-Schrecengost 2, Wood 2, Sheetz 2.

Junior varsity game

WARREN (35): Nate Sandberg 2 0-0 4, Austin Schwanke 1 0-0 2, Ryan Gustafson 3 1-3 9, John White 1 0-0 2, Max Gross 2 0-0 4, Scott Vasilisin 1 2-3 4, Kyle Kulka 0 0-0 0, Matt Hultquist 5 0-0 10, Jason Tipton 0 0-0 0, Justin Wright 0 0-0 0, Sam Lindquist 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 3-9 35.

CORRY (45): Dennis 4 3-5 11, Eck 3 0-0 9, Mullikin 1 1-2 3, Bloom 4 1-1 11, Shopene 2 2-2 6, Sutton 1 3-4 5. Totals 15 10-14 45.

Warren 14 7 4 10 – 35

Corry 9 12 10 14 – 45

3-pointers: W-Gustafson 2; C-Eck 3, Bloom 2.

Youngsville 58, TCCS 20

After honoring a handful of seniors prior to Tuesday’s game, the Youngsville Eagles cruised to a 58-20 win over the Tidioute Community Charter Bullogs at Youngsville High School. The Eagles outscored the Bulldogs in every quarter as they complete the season sweep of their county opponent and improve to 3-15 on the year.

“It was senior night, everybody was jacked up,” said Youngsville coach Keith Martin. “Because of the score we were able to slow things down in the second half and work through our plays, which helps looking forward to Thursday night (against Cambridge Springs). I would like to say that the kids from Tidioute played with such class and sportsmanship.”

The senior leadership was on display for Youngsville with Broc Horn leading the way with 18 points and Thomas Chapman adding 10 in the win.

Fellow senior Coll Dinniny chipped in an unconventional double-double performance of 10 blocks and 11 rebounds to go along with a six-point effort. Austin Norman scored five points in his first varsity appearance for the Eagles.

The Bulldogs were led by Jordan Yeager, who scored a team-high seven points.

Tuesday’s game marks the end of the season for Tidioute, while the Eagles will play two more games at home, hosting Cambridge Springs on Thursday and Cochranton next Tuesday.

Youngsville claimed a victory in the junior varsity game, 42-20. Trever Flinn paced the Eagles with 16 points, Logan Morrison added eight, and Austin Norman chipped in five. Tidioute was led by Travis McLaughlin, who scored seven points in the loss.

TIDIOUTE (20): Jordan Yeager 2 3-4 7, Brian Faulkner 1 2-4 4, Travis McLaughlin 1 0-0 3, Pat Thompson 1 0-3 2, Ben Kighlinger 1 2-2 4, Todd Breeden 0 0-0 0, Totals 6 7-13 20.

YOUNGSVILLE (58): Collin Lehnen 1 0-0 2, James Frazier 1 0-0 2, Corey Jones 1 1-3 3, Broc Horn 8 0-1 18, Josh Taydus 0 0-0 0, A.J. Gustafson 0 0-0 0, Logan Morrison 2 0-0 4, Coll Dinniny 3 0-2 6, Ben Frederick 1 0-0 2, Dan McLaughlin 3 0-1 7, Thomas Chapman 3 4-6 10, Austin Norman 1 1-2 4, Totals 24 6-15 58.

Tidioute 5 6 5 4 – 20

Youngsville 19 14 7 18 – 58

3-pointers: T – McLaughlin; Y – Horn 2, McLaughlin, Norman.

Junior varsity game

TIDIOUTE (20): Jonathan Buccardo 0 0-0 0, Travis McLaughlin 2 3-8 7, Gus Martin 1 1-2 3, Chance Klos 0 2-2 4, Pat Thompson 1 1-2 3, Brian Bonner 0 1-3 1, Todd Breeden 0 2-6 2, Lukas Divido 1 0-0 2, Totals 5 10-23 20.

YOUNGSVILLE (42): Trevor Flinn 7 0-0 16, Joey Chuzie 0 2-2 2, Jonathan Burrows 0 0-0 0, Corey Jones 0 0-0 0, Dustin Jesson 1 0-1 2, Josh Taydus 1 1-2 3, Logan Morrison 3 0-0 8, Tyers 1 0-0 2, Ben Frederick 0 0-0 0, Levi Eccelberger 0 0-1 0, Dacoda Buchanan 1 0-0 2, Zach Sanford 1 0-0 2, Branden Lake 0 0-2 0, Austin Norman 2 0-0 5

Tidioute 3 3 7 7 – 20

Youngsville 6 6 15 15 – 42

3-pointers: T – none, Y – Flinn 2, Morrison 2, Norman.