BOYS HOOPS: Sheffield starts fast, tops West Forest

TIONESTA – Sheffield jumped out to a 19-5 first-quarter lead in a 62-51 win Monday over West Forest.

“We got off to a quick start and maybe got a little complacent,” said Sheffield coach Tony Richards, whose Wolverines are 2-2 overall. “We were patient and our man-to-man defense was the best I’ve seen so far, but only in that quarter. We let them sneak back into the game a little bit.”

Noah Heeter led Sheffield with 15, Jimmy Vile added 14, Adam Higby 13 and Nic Confer 11 in a balanced attack that saw Sheffield hit five 3-pointers. Vile had a team-high 14 rebounds and Heeter 12.

SHEFFIELD (62): Peterson 1 4-4 7, Higby 5 1-2 13, Connolly 0 0-0 0, Heeter 7 1-5 15, Vile 6 1-3 14, Kipp 1 0-0 2, Confer 4 2-4 11, Totals 24 8-9 62.

WEST FOREST (51): Marshall 6 1-3 16, McFarland 10 10-10 30, O’Toole 1 0-0 2, Mealy 0 2-2 2, Smail 0 1-2 1, Totals 17 14-17 51.

Sheffield 19 11 14 18 – 62

West Forest 5 14 12 20 – 51

3-pointers: S-Peterson, Higby 2, Vile, Confer; W-Marshall 3.

Junior varsity game

SHEFFIELD (43): Benjamin 0 0-0 0, Connolly 2 3-3 7, Johnson 8 2-2 18, Simmer 1 0-0 2, Kipp 2 0-0 5, Higby 1 0-0 2, Corbin 2 0-0 4, Rulander 2 1-2 5, Totals 18 6-7 43.

WEST FOREST (32): Stubler 0 0-2 0, Straub 2 1-4 5, Smail 4 8-8 17, Raulston 0 6-6 6, Work 0 1-2 1, incomplete.

Sheffield 18 3 8 14 – 43

West Forest 9 6 8 9 – 32

Erie Bethel 51, TCCS 37

ERIE-The Tidioute Bulldogs suffered a road loss at the hands of Erie Bethel on Monday, 51-37.

“We definitely lacked patience on (Erie Bethel’s) press,” said Tidioute coach Dave Manning. “We struggled to get across half-court and when we did, we missed some easy shots. We had good opportunities, but couldn’t get the ball in.”

The Bulldogs are now 0-4 on the year.

Ben Kightlinger led the way offensively with 19 points, Brian Faulkner had 11, and Pat Thompson added four.

Tidioute is now off for the rest of the year, and will look to start off 2014 in the win column against Cavalry Baptist at home on Jan. 3.

TIDIOUTE (37): Yeager 0 0-0 0, Buccardo 0 0-0 0, Faulkner 4 1-2 11, Martin 0 0-0 0, Klos 0 0-0 0, Thompson 2 0-0 4, Kightlinger 8 1-2 19, Bonner 0 0-0 0, Breeden 0 0-0 0, Divido 0 0-0 0, Incomplete.

ERIE BETHEL (51): Hess 2 0-0 4, Alvis 9 4-7 22, Danikowski 3 0-2 6, Alvis 3 2-2 10, Kharkosky 1 0-2 2, Lutzen 1 0-0 2.

Tidioute 8 11 7 11 – 37

Erie Bethel 12 15 9 14 – 51

3-pointers: T – Faulkner 2, Kightlinger 3; E – Alvis 2.