GIRLS HOOPS: Lady Dragons pull away from Fort LeBoeuf in region game

WATERFORD – Warren outscored Fort LeBoeuf 12-2 in the third quarter en route to a 44-27 Region 6 win at Fort LeBoeuf High School.

“I think we responded,” said Warren coach Lisa Ruhlman, whose Dragons improve to 3-3 in region and 10-6 overall after a tough stretch of games.

“Playing away again… and another sluggish start, it challenged them to come out in the second half and play better, and they did,” she said.

In addition to Lizzy Marsh “stepping up her game,” said Ruhlman, D.J. Hahn had 11 points and five steals, Paige Wilson 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Alexa Bupp nine points and four assists.

In the junior varsity game, Katlyn Adams scored eight of Warren’s 13 fourth-quarter points, and the Dragons overcame a double-digit deficit to win 30-27.

WARREN (44): McClure 0 0-0 0, Hahn 2 7-10 11, McIntyre 2 0-0 5, Bupp 3 3-5 9, Me. Loutzenhiser 1 0-1 2, M. Merenick 0 0-0 0, B. Merenick 1 0-0 2, Marsh 2 1-1 5, Wilson 4 2-2 10. Totals 15 13-19 44.

FORT LeBOEUF (27): Seggi 1 0-0 3, Ebert 2 2-2 6, Oberlander 0 2-4 2, Newell 5 2-2 12, Young 1 2-2 4. Totals 9 8-10 27.

Warren 5 9 12 18 – 44

Fort LeBoeuf 6 9 2 10 – 27

3-pointers: W-McIntyre; F-Seggi.

Junior varsity game

WARREN (30): McClure 0 0-3 0, Ma. Loutzenhiser 1 0-0 3, Adams 4 2-3 10, Wortman 2 0-2 4, Massa 2 4-6 8, Marsh 1 3-5 5. Totals 10 9-19 30.

FORT LeBOUEF (27): Seggi 1 0-0 3, Haupt 1 0-0 2, Kucinski 1 0-0 2, Young 6 4-6 20. Totals 9 4-6 27.

Warren 3 9 5 13 – 30

Fort LeBoeuf 13 5 6 3 – 27

3-pointers: W-Ma. Loutzenhiser; F-Seggi, Young 4.

Elk County Catholic 54, Sheffield 40

Jen Isenberg’s 31-point effort wasn’t enough for the Lady Wolverines to overcome Elk County Catholic on the road Tuesday night, as they fall to 3-12 on the year with a 54-40 loss.

The Crusaders (14-3) were able to pull away on the strength of a 17-5 second quarter.

“Had we not had the dip in the second quarter it was a two-point game,” said Sheffield coach Jaimie Ely. “Jen had a great game tonight. Jade (Moore) also stepped up defensively and virtually shut her girl out during the second half when we adjusted our defense. Compared to the last time we saw ECC, the improvements we have made are showing and we are getting better each game.”

After Monday’s game, Isenberg sits 146 points away from the 1,000 mark in her career with six games remaining in her junior season.

Sheffield was defeated in the junior varsity game, 46-23. Mariah Fitzgerald led the way with six points for the Lady Wolverines.

Sheffield will take to the road again on Wednesday, travelling to Brockway.

SHEFFIELD (40): Kifer 0 0-0 0, Cromwell 1 0-0 2, Maines 1 0-0 3, Moore 0 0-0 0, E. Isenberg 0 0-0 0, Fitzgerald 0 0-0 0, J. Isenberg 13 4-8 31, Hansen 2 0-0 4.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC (54): Dacanal 3 1-2 7, Petroski 2 2-2 6, Sweeney 8 0-2 18, Wehler 0 2-2 2, Schneider 5 1-2 11, Schneider 4 0-2 8, Meyer 0 0-0 0, Genevro 1 0-0 2, Zimmerman 0 0-0 0.

Sheffield 8 5 14 13 – 40

Elk County Catholic 11 17 12 14 – 54

3-pointers: S – Maines 1, J. Isenberg 1; E – Sweeney 1.

Junior varsity game

SHEFFIELD (23): Kifer 1 0-0 3, Cromwell 1 0-0 3, Maines 1 0-0 3, Moore 0 1-2 1, E. Isenberg 0 1-2 1, Fitzgerald 3 0-0 6, J. Isenberg 0 2-2 2, Hansen 1 0-2 2, Knowles 1 0-0 2.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC (46): Meyer 2 0-0 4, Gahr 2 0-0 4, Hoffman 5 0-2 10, Herzing 1 0-0 2, Zimmerman 1 0-0 2, Cunningham 3 0-0 6, Kraus 2 0-0 4, Aiello 3 0-0 6.

Sheffield 1 7 5 10 – 23

Elk County Catholic 10 4 20 12 – 46

3-pointers: S – Kifer 1, Cromwell 1, Maines 1; E – none.