GIRLS HOOPS: Eagles, Sheffield, WCCS all win

By JONATHAN McAFOOS and ERIC?ZAVINSKI

jsitler@timesobserver.com

Youngsville kept up its winning ways on Tuesday night, defeating Maplewood at home, 48-24.

The victory is the fourth in a row for the Lady Eagles, whose overall record now stands at 7-7, including a 4-2 mark in Region 3 play.

“I was happy with how the girls played tonight,” Youngsville coach David Becker said. “We did a lot of things I wanted us to do.”

It didn’t take long for the Eagles to build up a lead, as they scored the first eight points of the game, and led 16-1 after the opening quarter.

Youngsville expanded its lead to twenty points in the second quarter, and led 26-5 at halftime. The Eagles held the Tigers to just one field goal in the half.

Maplewood was more competitive throughout the second half, but Youngsville’s lead was never in danger.

“We lost our focus a little bit,” Becker said, referring to the third quarter. “That’s something we need to work on.”

Kennedy Cratty led all scorers with 16 points. Karissa Cratty added 14, and Katie Chuzie added 10.

“It’s very hard to stop Kennedy when she gets going,” Becker said.

The Eagles also found success at the free throw line, finishing 18-for-23. The Tigers finished just 5-for-11 from the charity stripe.

Youngsville travels to Conneaut, the top team in Region 3, on Saturday.

MAPLEWOOD (24): Fry 0 0-0 0, Beck 0 0-0 0, Klingensmith 0 0-0 0, Proper 1 2-3 4, Smith 1 0-2 2, Covine 5 0-0 11, Mignone 0 0-0 0, Haid 0 0-0 0, Fultz 1 3-6 5. Totals 8 5-11 24

YOUNGSVILLE (48): Sveda 1 0-0 2, Hendrickson 2 0-0 4, Ishman 0 2-2 2, Karissa Cratty 4 6-9 14, Flinn 0 0-0 0, Chuzie 4 2-2 10, Jameson 0 0-0 0, Lewis 0 0-0 0, Kennedy Cratty 4 8-10 16, Bulard 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 18-23 48

Maplewood 1 4 9 10 – 24

Youngsville 16 10 10 12 – 48

Three-pointers: M – Covine 3; Y – None.

WCCS 57, CCSI 21

A 15-4 first quarter paced the Warren County Christian School Lady Lions on their way to a 57-21 victory over Crawford Christian School Initiative at home on Tuesday night.

An 18-3 second quarter pushed the game out of reach for good for the Lions.

“We pressed right at the beginning of the game for the first half,” said WCCS Coach Tom Jones of the Lions “extremely balanced attack.”

Jones said that a couple of starters missed the game while on a mission trip but “everyone else picked it up really well.”

He specifically mentioned seventh-grader Emma Marino who had four steals to go along with four points.

Dymphee Zortman led the Lady Lions in steals with six and “played an outstanding game running our offense and leading our defense,” according to Jones.

Kaitlin Weidner led the team in rebounds with 12 and “did a great job gathering some points,” said Jones. She finished in double figures with 10. Alyssa Kerr and Desirae Kerr were also in double figures, finishing with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Jones categorized the game as a “super team effort. They keep improving each week, picking up their intensity (as) they keep progressing into the season.”

The Lady Lions will be in action next Tuesday when they play host to Tidioute Community Charter School.

CCSI (21): C. Hemlock 0 0-2 0, Gilette 6 2-2 14, J. Lashbrook 2 1-2 5, E. Hemlock 1 0-2 2, Steiger 0 0-0 0, Rock 0 0-0 0, K. Lashbrook 0 0-2 0, Silvis 0 0-0 0, H. Newhard 0 0-0 0, E. Newhard 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9 3-8 21.

WCCS (57): Keeler 3 0-0 6, Weidner 5 0-4 10, Zortman 3 2-6 8, A. Kerr 5 1-2 11, McCall 3 0-0 6, D. Kerr 5 0-0 10, Phelps 1 0-0 2, Marino 1 2-4 4. Totals: 26 5-15 57.

CCSI 4 3 8 6 – 21

WCCS 15 18 10 14 – 57

Three-pointers: C- none. W- none.

Sheffield 49, Johnsonburg 42

The Sheffield Lady Wolverines improved their overall record to 3-10, defeating Johnsonburg on Tuesday night.

The Lady Wolverines controlled the ball well in the first quarter, jumping out to a 15-2 lead after one. The tables turned in the second, though, as the Rams cut the lead to seven going into the break. Johnsonburg trimmed the lead to four after three but Sheffield was able to extend the margin in the fourth to secure the victory.

Lady Wolverines Head Coach Jamie Ely was proud of her team saying, “[they] finally showed up tonight. We made it interesting as always,” Ely said.

In what was a fairly aggressive game, “Rachel Maines stepped up after her injury and made an impressive performance on defense,” said Ely.

The Lady Wolverines will next play at home on Friday night against Kane.

JOHNSONBURG (42): Benson 3 4-10 16, Cardoni 1 2-6 4, Mcgill 1 2-2 4, Polaski 1 1-2 11, Rowles 1 3-5 5, Watts 0 0-1 0, Wolfe 0 1-2 1. Totals 7 13-28 42.

SHEFFIELD (49): Kifer 0 0-0 0, Cromwell 0 2-5 2, Leichtenberger 0 1-3 1, Maines 0 0-2 0, Moore 1 1-2 9, E. Isenberg 0 0-0 0, Lyon 0 0-0 0, Fitzgerald 4 2-4 10, J. Isenberg 7 5-8 19, Hansen 3 2-4 8. Totals 15 13-28 49.

Johnsonburg 2 14 13 13 42

Sheffield 15 8 10 16 49

Three-pointers: J-Benson 2, Polaski 3; S-Moore 2.

Junior Varsity

JOHNSONBURG (26): Dillinger 1 0-0 2, Hoffman 2 1-2 5, Mcgill 4 0-0 11, Watts 3 2-6 8. Totals 10 3-8 26.

SHEFFIELD (12): Kifer 0 0-0 3, Cromwell 2 0-0 4, Leichtenberger 0 2-2 2, Maines 0 0-0 0, Moore 0 0-0 0, E. Isenberg 0 1-4 1, Lyon 1 0-0 2, Fitzgerald 0 0-0 0, Knowles 0 0-0 0. Totals 3 3-6 12.

Johnsonburg 12 7 2 5 26

Sheffield 2 0 5 5 12

Three-pointers: J-Mcgill 1; S-Kifer 1.