GIRLS HOOPS: Cold at home: Tough night shooting in Eagles’, Knights’, Wolverines’ home losses

After four quarters of back-and-forth basketball, the Lady Eagles were unable to come through in the clutch against visiting Commodore Perry, as they drop to 2-3 on the year with a 38-34 non-region loss Monday at Youngsville High School.

“We absolutely gave the game away,” said Youngsville coach David Becker. “We missed 19 free throws, that’s it. We can draw stuff up all game, but mentally we just aren’t there. We have to stop giving games away.”

With the Panthers holding a 35-34 lead late in the game, Youngsville was forced to foul to stop the clock. Commodore Perry’s Stephanie Vaughn hit 3-of-4 foul shots with under a minute remaining to give her team a four-point lead, and the Lady Eagles were unable to answer.

The Panthers finished the night shooting 8-of-15 from the line, while Youngsville converted just 5-of-24 attempts.

Kennedy Cratty paced the Eagles with 13 points, Katie Chuzie added nine, and Aubree Hendrickson had eight.

Commodore Perry’s Emily Kitchen led all scorers with 19 points.

Youngsville picked up a win in the junior varsity game, 24-20. Aspen Flinn scored eight points, and Ali Ishman scored six for the Lady Eagles.

Both the Youngsville girls and Youngsville boys will be in action at home on Saturday, as they host Conneaut in a pair of region games. The day kicks off with the Lady Eagles’ JV playing at 11 a.m.

COMMODORE PERRY (38): Campbell 0 0-2 0, Kitchen 9 0-0 19, Beachy 0 1-2 1, Vaughn 3 3-5 10, Nagy 3 2-2 8, Schrock 0 2-4 2; Totals 15 8-15 38.

YOUNGSVILLE (34): K. Sveda 0 0-0 0, J. Sveda 0 0-0 0, Kar. Cratty 1 2-11 4, Chuzie 4 0-0 9, Jameson 0 0-2 0, Lewis 0 0-0 0, Ken. Cratty 5 3-7 13, Hendrickson 4 0-4 8; Totals 14 5-24 34.

Commodore Perry 9 5 9 15 – 38

Youngsville 8 8 11 7 – 34

3-pointers: C – Kitchen, Vaughn; Y – Chuzie.

Junior varsity game

COMMODORE PERRY (20): Kimball 2 1-1 5, Bobenmen 1 0-0 2, Grinnell 2 2-2 6, Schrock 3 1-5 7; Totals 8 4-8 20.

YOUNGSVILLE (24): Ishman 2 2-4 6, K. Sveda 1 2-2 4, J. Sveda 1 0-0 2, Harrington 0 0-0 0, Pence 0 0-0 0, Flinn 4 0-0 8, Bulard 1 2-4 4; Team 9 6-10 24.

Commodore Perry 6 8 2 4 – 20

Youngsville 5 3 6 10 – 24

3-pointers: C – none, Y – none.

Conneaut 60, Eisenhower 12

Cold shooting dropped Eisenhower to 2-3 overall in its second straight loss to a Class AAA opponent for the Class A school.

“We missed a ton of easy shots early,” said Ike coach Mike Logue. “We just lost a lot of confidence in ourselves from that point, and it snowballed on us.”

Eisenhower trailed 20-4 after one quarter and 41-8 at the half.

“We know we have to work on shooting the ball; we had a bad night shooting,” said Logue. “The press – they have been known for that the past couple of years. If we can take a positive from tonight, if we see the press in the future, we should be able to handle it from today.”

Holly Chapman had four points and nine rebounds in the loss, and Kirsten Baran five rebounds.

CONNEAUT (60): M.Uplinger 2 0-0 4, Zarembinski 0 1-2 1, Phelps 2 0-0 5, Boice 1 0-0 2, Litwiler 3 0-0 6, Baker 9 1-6 21, Marendo 1 1-2 3, Litwin 3 0-0 6, Shidemantle 3 0-2 6, Bomb 1 0-0 2, Miller 1 0-0 2, A.Uplinger 1 0-0 2. Totals 27 3-12 60.

EISENHOWER (12): Chapman 2 0-0 4, D. Williams 1 0-0 2, Spicer 1 0-0 2, Wagner 1 0-0 2, Baran 1 0-0 2, Hagberg, K. Williams 0 0-0 0, Parmenter 0 0-0 0, Trumbull 0 0-0 0, Bradish 0 0-0 0, Schutt 0 0-0 0, McJunkin 0 0-0 0. Totals 6 0-0 12.

Conneaut 20 21 9 10 – 60

Eisenhower 4 4 4 0 – 12

3-pointers: C-Phelps, Baker 2; E-None.

Junior varsity game

CONNEAUT (50): Kar. Auen 1 0-2 2, M. Uplinger 7 2-9 16, Miller 1 1-1 3, Kat.Auen 1 0-0 2, Wilson 3 0-0 6, Buchanan 1 1-2 3, Ordos 4 1-2 9, Morian 1 0-0 2, A. Uplinger 2 0-4 4, Egly 1 1-2 3, Totals 22 6-22 50.

EISENHOWER (22): Hagberg 2 1-5 7, Zortman 1 1-4 3, Parmenter 2 0-0 4, Schutt 2 0-0 4, McJunkin 1 2-2 4, Gardner, Spicer, Birt, Baran. Totals 8 4-11 22.

Conneaut 11 13 14 12 – 50

Eisenhower 4 2 6 10 – 22

3-pointers: C-None; E-Hagberg 2.

Erie Bethel 45, TCCS 13

Erie Bethel jumped out to a 14-4 first-quarter lead en route to a 45-13 win over Tidioute Charter Monday.

Senior captain Robbi Kightlinger led Tidioute (0-3) with six points and “came up with a lot of rebounds” from the guard position, according to TCCS coach Jamie Hicks.

TCCS (13): Kightlinger 3 0-0 6, T. Krause 1 0-0 2, Morgan 0 0-0 0, Hagberg 0 0-0 0, Slack 0 0-0 0, Durstine 2 1-2 5, Hall 0 0-0 0, L. Krause 0 0-0 0, Divido 0 0-0 0. Totals 6 1-2 13.

ERIE BETHEL (45): Austin 3 0-0 6, Trevino 2 0-0 4, Simmons 4 0-0 8, Collins 10 0-0 21, Fowler 2 0-0 4, Charson 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 0-0 45.

TCCS 4 2 6 1 – 13

Erie Bethel 14 15 8 8 – 45

3-pointers: T-None; E-Collins.

West Forest 67, Sheffield 48

A 24-point third quarter was enough for West Forest to pull away from the Lady Wolverines on Monday night, as the visitors went on to win by a score of 67-48 at Sheffield High School.

“We knew this was going to be a tough team with a lot of good shooters,” said Sheffield coach Jaimie Ely. “I’m proud of the girls that they were able to keep their biggest scorers under 12 points from the floor, but we got in foul trouble early and it had a big impact with West Forest scoring 10 points from foul shots and losing two of our starters to foul trouble early in the second half.”

West Forest saw three players reach double figures, while the Lady Wolverines were led by Tierra Hansen’s 19 points and 11 from Jen Isenberg.

Sheffield was defeated in the junior varsity game, 33-14. Jackie Kifer, Rachel Maines, and Jade Moore each scored three points.

The Lady Wolverines will continue to look for win number one when they travel to Smethport on Wednesday.

WEST FOREST (67): Wallace 6 8-15 20, Davis 1 1-2 3, Burke 4 1-2 9, Bean 7 0-0 15, Dubrawka 2 0-6 4, Silvis 5 0-0 10, E. Johnson 0 0-0 0, Saxton 0 0-0 0, Miller 0 0-0 0, Carll 1 0-0 2, Guzzi 0 0-0 0, T. Johnson 0 0-0 0, Sheffield 1 0-0 2; Totals 26 10-25 67.

SHEFFIELD (48): Grubbs 0 0-0 0, Kifer 0 1-3 1, Cromwell 1 2-2 4, Leichtenberger 1 0-1 2, Maines 0 0-0 0, Moore 1 1-2 3, Fitzgerald 2 2-4 6, J. Isenberg 5 1-3 11, Hansen 9 1-2 19, Knowles 1 0-2 2; Totals 20 8-19 48.

West Forest 15 16 24 10 – 67

Sheffield 9 14 14 11 – 48

3-pointers: W – Bean; S – none.

Junior varsity game

WEST FOREST (33): E. Johnson 2 0-4 4, Miller 5 0-0 10, Silvis 0 0-0 0, Saxton 1 0-2 2, Carll 6 1-2 13, Guzzi 0 0-0 0, T. Johnson 2 0-2 4; Totals 14 1-10 33.

SHEFFIELD (14): Grubbs 0 1-4 1, Kifer 1 0-0 3, Cromwell 0 2-2 2, Maines 1 1-2 3, Moore 1 0-0 3, E. Isenberg 0 0-0 0, Lyon 0 0-0 0, Fitzgerald 1 0-0 2, Knowles 0 0-0 0; Totals 4 4-8 14.

West Forest 14 9 6 4 – 33

Sheffield 0 3 10 1 – 14

3 pointers: W – none; S – Kifer, Moore.