GIRLS HOOPS: Lady Eagles advance to girls final

The Youngsville Lady Eagles topped Sheffield in a match-up of county teams Friday night, 39-37, in the opening round of the Sheffield Sports Boosters Tip-Off Tournament.

Youngsville was led by the trio of Aubree Hendrickson, Katie Chuzie, and Karissa Cratty, who scored 13, 11, and 10 points respectively. Sheffield’s Jen Isenberg led all scorers with 20 points.

“Last year we started 0-2 in the first tournament,” said Lady Eagles’ coach Dave Becker. “Obviously we don’t know what will happen in the championship game, but starting with a win is nice.”

“We had a little bit of the first-game jitters,” said Sheffield coach Jaimie Ely. “We got it together towards the end and started playing stronger, we’ve just got to work on not turning the ball over.”

The Lady Wolverines will open up the action at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon against Eisenhower in the consolation round of the inaugural tournament. Youngsville will look to take home a first-place finish with a win against the girls from Port Allegany at 6 p.m.

“I thought we played poorly for too long tonight,” added Becker. “That won’t work against Eisenhower or Port Allegany. We’ll need to tighten some things up tomorrow night.”

YOUNGSVILLE (39): Hendrickson 5 0-0 13, Kar. Cratty 4 2-6 10, Chuzie 4 2-2 11, Ken. Cratty 2 1-2 5, Sveda 0 0-0 0, Lewis 0 0-0 0; Team 14 5-10 39.

SHEFFIELD (37): Cromwell 0 0-0 0, Leichtenberger 1 0-0 3, Maines 1 0-0 2, Moore 1 1-2 3, Fitzgerald 1 0-0 2, Isenberg 9 2-4 20, Hansen 3 1-2 7; Team 16 4-8 37.

Youngsville 13 4 12 10 – 39

Sheffield 10 9 11 7 – 37

3-pointers: Y – Hendrickson 3, Chuzie; S – Leichtenberger.

Port Allegany 54, Eisenhower 21

Eisenhower’s season got off to a rocky start in the opener of the Sheffield Sports Boosters Tip-Off Tournament, as the Lady Knights dropped a 54-21 decision to a tough Port Allegany team Friday at Sheffield High School.

“We had some early jitters,” said Eisenhower coach Mike Logue. “They were a state playoff team last year, and I believe lost only one starter. I would have been happy if we kept the score around 50-35. I’d like to see a little more offense and better ball control.”

Danielle Bradish paced the Lady Knights with five points, while Kristen Wagner and Mallory Trumbull chipped in four each. Holly Chapman grabbed six rebounds, Bradish added five, and freshman Kirsten Baran also had five.

Brooke Roys led the way with 14 points for Port, and Becca Lathrop added 12 – 10 of which came from the foul line. As a team, the Lady Gators converted 17-of-31 free throw attempts.

Eisenhower will square off against another District 9 opponent in tomorrow’s consolation game, facing host Sheffield at 3 p.m.

PORT ALLEGANY (54): Jones 3 0-0 6, Miller 4 0-2 8, Buchenshultz 0 0-0 0, Johnson 1 0-0 2, Delacour 5 0-0 10, Roys 4 6-9 14, Metzger 0 1-2 1, Lathrop 1 10-18 12; Totals 18 17-31 54.

EISENHOWER (21): Hagberg 1 0-2 2, K. Williams 1 0-0 3, Chapman 0 0-0 0, D. Williams 0 0-0 0, Burch 0 0-1 0, Trumbull 2 0-2 4, Spicer 0 0-0 0, Birt 1 0-0 3, Bradish 2 0-0 5, McJunkin 0 0-2 0, Wagner 2 0-0 4, Baran 0 0-0 0; Team 9 0-7 21.

Port Allegany 17 17 7 13 – 54

Eisenhower 6 5 5 5 – 21

3-pointers: P – none; E – K. Williams, Birt, Bradish.

Erie Bethel 54, WCCS 34

Allyssa Kerr led Warren County Christian (0-2) with 12 points, but the Lady Lions couldn’t overcome a 28-14 halftime deficit in the New-Penn Christian School loss.

After scoring 20 points in the opener, newcomer Kaitlin Weidner added eight points on Friday at WCCS.

ERIE BETHEL (54): Collins 12 2-4 30, Simmons 1 0-0 2, Austin 6 0-0 12, Fowler 1 0-0 2, Trevino 2 2-2 6, Elvis 1 0-0 2, Carson 0 0-2 0. Totals 23 4-8 54.

WCCS (34): Keeler 1 0-0 2, Weidner 3 2-6 8, Zortman 2 0-0 4, A. Kerr 6 0-4 12, Sarah Parmeter 1 1-1 3, D. Kerr 2 1-1 5. Totals 15 4-12 34.

Erie Bethel 13 15 13 13 – 54

WCCS 6 8 9 11 – 34

3-pointers: E-Collins 4; W-None.