BOYS HOOPS: TCCS loses 2nd straight to West Forest

Tidioute dropped its second game to West Forest, 62-45, Wednesday night at Tidioute Community Charter School.

“We put together three really nice quarters, but the fourth quarter we got a little tired and they got on fire and made some shots that we couldn’t come back from,” said Tidioute coach Dave Manning, whose Bulldogs were outscored 15-2 in the final stanza. “We had a much better showing than the last time we played them. We definitely had the improvement that we wanted.

“I told them in the locker room it was going to be a four quarter game, but when you only put three of them together, you don’t come out with the victory,” he said.

It wasn’t all bad for Tidioute.

“It’s really important to note that the inside play of our big men, Pat Thompson and Jordan Yeager, who really stepped up their game as compared to the last time we played the Indians and stopping their big guy inside,” Manning said.

The Bulldogs hit the road to take on Erie First Thursday night.

TCCS (45): Yeager 1 0-0 2, Faulkner 1 2-4 4, McLaughlin 4 1-2 15, Martin 0 0-0 0, Klos 0 0-0 0, Thompson 6 3-4 13, Kightlinger 4 1-1 9, Bonner 0 0-0 0, Breeden 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 7-11 45.

WEST FOREST (62): Marshall 3 1-2 13, McFarland 14 0-0 28, Thomas 0 0-0 6, O’Toole 3 1-2 7, Bereksazi 1 0-0 2, Small 0 1-2 4. Totals 21 3-6 62.

TCCS 17 12 14 2-45

West Forest 10 21 16 15-62

3-pointers: T-McLaughlin 2; Marshall 2, Thomas 2, Small 1.

Junior varsity game

TCCS (19): Harmon 0 0-0 0, Buccardo 0 0-0 0, Martin 0 0-0 0, Wiles-Shaw 0 0-0 0, Divido 2 0-0 4, Coughlin 0 0-0 0, Bonner 0 0-0 0, McAfoose 6 3-4 18, Anderson 0 0-0 0, Gourley 0 0-0 0, Heckman 0 0-0 0, Heenan 0 0-0 0. Totals 8 3-4 19.

WEST FOREST (31): Stubler 2 0-0 4, Schwab 3 0-4 6, Smail 5 0-0 10, Ralston 1 1-2 3, Work 0 2-4 2, Marshall 3 0-0 6. Totals 14 3-10 31.

TCCS 0 5 3 11-19

East Forest 6 11 14 6-31

3-pointers: None.

Otto-Eldred 51, Youngsville 34

Youngsville’s early-season struggles continued on Wednesday night, as the Eagles fell in their home-opener to Otto-Eldred, 51-34.

The Eagles put together a strong opening quarter, outscoring the Terrors 20-8, but only managed to score a combined 14 points through the remainder of the game.

“It’s been decades of undisciplined basketball here,” Youngsville coach Jim Kesterholt said. “We’re still fighting through it. As soon as (Otto-Eldred) made a run, all our discipline went out the window.”

Despite the loss, the first eight minutes showed a lot of positives for the Eagles. Trailing 7-6 midway through the quarter, Youngsville rattled off 12 straight points to take a double-digit lead. Collin Lehnen scored 12 of the Eagles’ 20 points in the quarter.

The tide turned quickly in the second quarter. The Terrors cut Youngsville’s lead to just one, as the Eagles were only able to convert two field goals.

Turnovers and missed opportunities plagued the Eagles throughout the second half, as they missed seven free throws in the final quarter.

Lehnen was the leading scorer for the Eagles, with 18 points.

Youngsville’s junior varsity match also lost it’s game, 23-14.

“We’re still trying to learn how to win,” Kesterholt said. “It’s a rough learning curve sometimes, but we’ll get there.”

The Eagles (0-3) will continue to search for their first win on Friday when they travel to Cambridge Springs.

OTTO-ELDRED (51): Eaton 0 0-0 0, Braund 8 0-0 17, Tennis 6 0-2 12, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Stewart 5 3-6 13, Appleby 2 1-2 5, Chase 0 2-2 2, Milliran 1 0-0 2, Zetwick 0 0-2 0, Higley 0 0-0 0, Shay 0 0-0 0, Grimes 0 0-0 0. Totals 22 6-14 51

YOUNGSVILLE (34): Lehnen 9 0-3 18, Flinn 2 0-0 5, Clark 0 0-0 0, Frazier 1 0-4 3, Taydus 2 0-1 4, Chuzie 0 0-0 0, Hendrickson 0 0-0 0, Kesterholt 0 0-0 0, Lake 1 0-2 2, Uplinger 1 0-2 2. Totals 16 0-8 34

Otto-Eldred 8 16 11 16 – 51

Youngsville 20 5 4 5 – 34

3-pointers: O – Braund; Y – Flinn, Frazier.

Junior varsity game

OTTO-ELDRED (23): Price-Edmonson 0 0-0 0, Quintero 1 0-0 2, Carlson 3 2-4 8, Taylor 0 0-2 0, Palmer 2 0-2 4, Baldwin 0 0-2 0, Miller 1 0-1 2, Drummond 3 1-2 7, Wilber 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 3-13 23

YOUNGSVILLE (14): Clark 1 0-0 2, Chuzie 1 0-0 3, Rugar 0 0-0 0, Jesson 1 0-0 2, Frazier 0 0-0 0, Hendrickson 0 1-2 1, Buchanon 1 0-0 2, Kesterholt 0 2-4 2, Cowan 1 0-2 2. Totals 5 3-8 14

Otto-Eldred 6 8 3 5 – 23

Youngsville 2 5 5 2 – 14

3-pointers: O – None; Y – Chuzie.

Kane 56, Sheffield 38

Sheffield trailed 12-0 to start and 32-9 at halftime in a 56-38 loss to visiting Kane at Sheffield High School.

Sheffield coach Tony Richards said indecision and ineffectiveness in running the new offense is causing too many transition baskets thus far in a 1-2 start to the season.

Jeff Kocjancic was the main benefactor for Kane with 26 points. Noah Heeter had eight points and 14 rebounds for Sheffield, which hosts D-9 power Johnsonburg Friday. Teammate Jimmy Vile added eight points, 12 rebounds in the loss.

Austin Simmer led Sheffield with eight points in a 46-14 junior varsity loss. No J.V. box score was provided.

KANE (56): Cleer 5 0-1 10, Je. Kocjancic 12 2-8 26, Ja. Kocjancic 4 0-0 8, Pierson 2 2-4 7, English 1 0-0 2, Mattis 0 1-2 1, Mericle 1 0-0 2, Bundy 0 0-2 2. Totals 25 5-17 56.

SHEFFIELD (38): Peterson 4 2-2 10, Connolly 0 0-0 0, Johnson 2 0-2 4, Heeter 4 0-0 8, Vile 3 2-4 8, Kipp 0 0-0 0, Confer 3 0-0 8. Totals 14 2 4-8 38.

Kane 14 18 5 19 – 56

Sheffield 2 7 15 14 – 38

3-pointers: K-Pierson; S-Confer 2.