GIRLS HOOPS: Full force: Lady Dragons start strong, finish strong in rout of East; Lady Wolverines win 1st

The Lady Dragons outscored Erie East 24-5 in the first quarter, and went on to win their second game in as many days, 72-34 Wednesday night at Warren Area High School.

Warren improves to 4-1 with the non-region win.

“I thought they came out strong, then fell asleep a little in the second (quarter),” said Warren coach Lisa Ruhlman. “They did a good job pulling it back together in the second half. We have a little break now to get ready for the second half. We have work to do and some things to fix.”

Warren’s D.J. Hahn was a force at both ends of the court with 21 points and six steals. Paige Wilson racked up 14 points and 10 rebounds, Mackenzie Boice had nine points, McKenzie Merenick eight points, and Lizzy Marsh eight rebounds. A total of nine players found the scoresheet for the Lady Dragons.

East’s Derisha Fillyaw scored 21 of her team’s 34 points, hitting five three-pointers in the process. The Lady Dragons’ defense held the rest of the Warriors to five points or fewer for the game.

Warren is now off until Dec. 27, when it opens this year’s Cranberry Tournament against the same Erie East team.

The Lady Dragons’ junior varsity won, 49-28. Brittany Massa scored 15 points, Ashlee McClure had 11, and Katlyn Adams 10.

EAST (34): Roberts 1 0-0 2, Heiderberg 1 0-0 3, Lucas 0 0-2 0, Warren 1 3-4 5, Quinn 0 0-1 0, Gates 1 1-2 3, Fillyaw 8 0-0 21; Totals 12 4-9 34.

WARREN (72): McClure 0 0-0 0, Adams 0 0-0 0, Hahn 6 8-11 21, McIntyre 1 2-2 4, Bupp 3 1-2 7, Meg. Loutzenhiser 1 0-2 2, M. Merenick 3 2-2 8, Boice 3 3-4 9, Massa 0 0-0 0, B. Merenick 1 0-0 2, Marsh 2 1-3 5, Wilson 4 6-6 14; Totals 24 23-32 72.

East 5 16 8 5 – 34

Warren 24 18 15 15 – 72

3-pointers: E – Heiderberg, Warren, Fillyaw 5; W – Hahn.

Junior varsity game

EAST (28): Ovetzton 0 1-2 1, Heiderberg 2 1-4 5, Lucks 1 1-2 3, Warren 3 0-0 7, Jones 2 0-0 4, Holmes 2 0-2 5, Arrington 1 0-0 3; Totals 11 3-10 28.

WARREN (49): McClure 4 2-3 11, Mad. Loutzenhiser 0 1-2 1, Adams 2 5-8 10, Wortman 0 1-2 1, Boice 2 0-0 4, Massa 5 5-6 15, Marsh 2 3-5 7; Totals 15 17-26 49.

East 4 8 2 14 – 28

Warren 8 13 14 14 – 49

3-pointers: E – Warren, Holmes; W – McClure, Adams.

Sheffield 46, Smethport 43

SMETHPORT -Jen Isenberg poured in 27 points and Sheffield outscored Smethport 30-21 in the second half to earn its first win of the season.

“The ladies really came together tonight and showed they are a force to be reckoned with,” said Sheffield coach Jaimie Ely. “It was back and forth most the game, but they really focused on improving the changes we’ve needed to make and communicating better and it showed tonight.”

SHEFFIELD (46): Grubbs 1 0-0 2, Cromwell 0 0-0 0, Leichtenberger 2 0-0 5, Moore 1 2-2 3, Fitzgerald 2 1-3 5, Isenberg 8 11-18 27, Hansen 1 0-0 2. Totals 15 14-23 46.

SMETHPORT (43): Szarowicz 0 0-0 0, Gross-Benjamin 5 5-6 16, Alfieri 2 0-0 4, Stratton 0 0-0 0, Okenlund 3 4-7 10, Taggart 2 0-2 7, Lord 0 0-0 0, Duffy 3 0-0 6, Treat 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 9-15 43.

Sheffield 10 6 15 15 – 46

Smethport 6 12 8 13 – 43

3 pointers: Sh-Leichtenberger, Moore; Sm-Gross-Benjamin, Taggart

Junior varsity game

SHEFFIELD (19): Grubbs 0 1-2 1, Kifer 1 0-0 3, Cromwell 1 0-2 2, Maines 0 0-0 0, Moore 1 0-0 2, E. Isenberg 0 0-0 0, Lyon 0 0-0 0, Fitzgerald 2 2-3 6, Knowles 2 1-2 5. Totals 7 4-9 19.

SMETHPORT (46): Szarowics 2 0-0 4, Gross-Benjamin 4 2-7 10, Stratton 2 0-0 4, Hezlep 1 1-4 3, Treat 10 2-6 22, Olson 0 1-2 1, Bush 1 0-2 2. Totals 20 6-21 46.

Sheffield 5 0 6 8 – 19

Smethport 11 18 11 4 – 46

3 pointers: Sh-Kifer; Sm-None.

Cambridge Springs 48, Eisenhower 47

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS -Eisenhower’s girls basketball team bounced back from two lopsided losses, but couldn’t get a shot off on the last possession in a 48-47 Region 3 loss to visiting Cambridge Springs.

With the Ike starters out due to foul trouble, Cambridge made a 13-5 second-quarter run to lead 22-16 at the half. But the Lady Knights battled to a 31-27 second half.

“We actually had the ball with about eight seconds left, out of bounds… but fumbled the inbound (pass),” said Eisenhower coach Mike Logue. “There’s people out there that think we’re not a good ball club, but they’re seriously mistaken. We are a good small-school ball club – we have a lot of heart and can play with any of the small schools.”

Kristen Williams improved as the game went along and finished with 17 points, Holly Chapman had 10 points and five rebounds, and Emily McJunkin and Kirsten Baran four rebounds each for 2-4 Ike. Eisenhower is 0-2 in the region.

EISENHOWER (47): K. Williams 6 4-5 17, Chapman 2 6-6 10, D. Williams 2 0-1 4, Trumbull 1 0-0 2, Bradish 3 0-0 6, Wagner 1 1-2 3, Baran 1 3-3 5, McJunkin 0 0-0 0, Hagberg 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 14-17 47.

CAMBRIDGE (48): Baab 1 1-3 4, Hall 6 0-0 12, Taylor 1 0-0 2, Kurt 4 0-1 8, Schmidt 1 2-6 4, White 1 0-0 3, Zilhaver 0 7-10 7, Wolfrom 4 0-0 8. Totals 18 10-20 48.

Eisenhower 11 5 13 18 – 47

Cambridge 9 13 13 14 – 48

3-pointers: E-K. Williams; C-Baab, White.

Junior varsity game

EISENHOWER (27): Hagberg 2 1-2 5, Zortman 0 2-6 2, Parmenter 2 1-2 5, Straight 2 1-4 5, Schutt 0 0-2 0, McJunkin 1 0-0 2, Baran 1 6-8 8, Spicer 0 0-0 0. Totals 8 11-22 27.

CAMBRIDGE (41): Scott 1 2-2 4, Taylor 2 1-4 5, White 1 0-0 2, Merreiit 0 2-2 2, Schmidt 4 0-2 8, White 2 0-0 4, Parkin 1 0-3 2, Turner 3 4-6 10, Hawkenberry 1 0-0 2, Dragoon 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 9-19 41.

Eisenhower 3 8 11 5 – 27

Cambridge 8 14 7 12 – 41

3-pointers: None.

McDowell B 49,

Tidioute Charter 3

ERIE-Tidioute was defeated by McDowell B, 49-3, Wednesday at McDowell High School. Robbi Kightlinger hit a 3-pointer for the Lady Bulldogs (0-3), who will return to action on Friday, hosting Rocky Grove.