GIRLS HOOPS: Tough night: Lady Eagles lose region battle; Warren, Ike suffer lopsided losses

Youngsville’s four-game winning streak came to an end Thursday night, as the Lady Eagles were handed a 34-31 region loss to Cambridge Springs at Youngsville High School.

The visiting Blue Devils ended the first quarter on an 11-2 run, and held a five-point lead heading into the final frame. Youngsville pulled within one on a Jess Jameson bucket with under a minute remaining before Cambridge Springs’ McKayla Zilhaver drew an and-1 on the other end, sinking the shot and free throw to give her team a four-point advantage. Katie Chuzie was fouled and hit 1-of-2 foul shots, but the Blue Devils were able to keep the ball out of the Lady Eagles’ hands as the clock hit zero.

“I have mixed emotions about this game,” said Youngsville coach Dave Becker. “On one hand, I’m very happy that the girls fought hard and were able to come back. We were a little rusty after not playing for a week. It’s important that they have a short memory because we have Eisenhower coming up on Saturday and two more big games next week.”

Chuzie led the Youngsville offense with 11 points and Kennedy Cratty was close behind with 10.

With the loss, Youngsville is now 7-8 overall and 4-3 in Region 3. The Lady Eagles are in fourth place, but have the second best record among Class A teams behind Cochranton (10-4, 6-2).

The Lady Eagles’ game against Eisenhower is scheduled for a 1 p.m. JV start Saturday at Youngsville High School with varsity to follow.

Youngsville was defeated in the junior varsity game, 33-9. Kathy Sveda scored four points in the loss.

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS (34): Babb 2 1-2 5, Taylor 1 1-4 3, Kurt 2 0-0 5, White 1 0-0 3, Seher 1 0-0 2, Parkin 1 0-0 2, Zilhaver 3 1-3 7, Wolfrom 3 1-4 7; Totals 14 4-13 34.

YOUNGSVILLE (31): Hendrickson 1 0-0 2, Ka. Cratty 1 4-7 6, Chuzie 3 4-6 11, Jameson 1 0-0 2, Lewis 0 0-0 0, Ke. Cratty 3 4-6 10; Totals 9 12-19 31.

Cambridge Springs 11 6 5 12 – 34

Youngsville 6 6 5 14 – 31

3-pointers: C – Kurt 1, White 1; Y – Chuzie 1.

Junior varsity game

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS (33): Scott 1 0-0 2, Jones 0 0-2 0, Taylor 1 0-2 2, White 1 0-0 2, Schmidt 1 0-0 2, White 1 0-0 3, Parkin 8 0-0 16, Turner 1 0-0 2, Hackenberry 2 0-0 4; Totals 16 0-2 33.

YOUNGSVILLE (9): Ishman 1 0-0 2, First 0 0-0 0, Schipani 0 0-0 0, K. Sveda 2 0-0 4, Bailey 0 1-2 1, Harrington 0 1-2 1, Flinn 0 0-1 0, Bulard 0 1-2 1, Walters 0 0-0 0; Totals 3 3-7 9.

Cambridge Springs 8 5 12 8 – 33

Youngsville 2 3 3 1 – 9

3-pointers: C – White 1; Y – none.

Cochranton 68, Eisenhower 28

Eisenhower is 1-7 in Region 3 after getting swept in the season series against Cochranton, 68-28 on Thursday at Eisenhower High School.

“We just had a slow start, some dropped passes on the offensive end as well as on their press, and they were able to get on us pretty quickly and build up a big lead,” said Eisenhower coach Mike Logue, whose Knights are 5-10. Cochranton is 10-4 overall and 6-2 and the top Class A team in the region.

eisenhower was held to single digits in every quarter. Mallory Trumbull led with four rebounds.

COCHRANTON (68): Vincent 1 1-2 3, Ke. Dickson 4 2-2 11, Bernarding 9 0-0 18, Ka. Dickson 4 0-0 8, Egli 5 2-2 12, Cluelow 6 1-2 13, O’Donnell 1 0-0 3. Totals 30 6-8 68.

EISENHOWER (28): K. Williams 2 0-0 4, Chapman 3 0-0 6, Trumbull 1 0-0 2, Birt 2 0-0 6, Bradish 2 0-0 4, Wagner 1 0-0 2, Baran 2 0-2 4, Hagberg 0 0-0 0, Zortman 0 0-0 0, Parmenter 0 0-0 0, D. Williams 0 0-0 0, Spicer 0 0-0 0, Lundmark 0 0 0-0 0, McJunkin 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 0-2 28.

Cochranton 21 17 18 12 – 68

Eisenhower 8 6 7 7 – 28

3-pointers: C-Ke. Dickson, O’Donnell; E-None.

Junior varsity game

COCHRANTON (53): O’Donnell 5 2-2 14, Buchan 1 4-5 6, Wagner 4 3-4 11, Mackel 1 0-0 2, Kasbee 2 1-2 5, Nunemaker 0 1-2 1, McBriar 5 4-8 14. Totals 18 15-23 53.

EISENHOWER (45): Hagberg 5 2-3 12, Zortman 2 1-2 5, Parmenter 4 2-5 10, Spice 2 0-0 4, Birt 3 0-0 6, Lundmark 2 2-4 6, Straight 1 0-0 2, McJunkin 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 7-14 45.

Cochranton 12 8 14 19 -53

Eisenhower 12 8 12 13 – 45

3-pointers: C-O’Donnell 2; E-None.

Mercyhurst Prep 63, Warren 16

ERIE – “We turned the ball over a ton,” said Warren coach Lisa Ruhlman of the lopsided Region 6 loss against a team the Dragons took to double-overtime at home.

Mercyhurst Prep jumped out to a 21-8 first-quarter lead and kept going, including shutting Warren out in the fourth quarter.

Warren remains in the playoff race, despite being blown out recently by both first-place Villa Maria (6-0 in region before Thursday) and second-place Mercyhurst Prep (6-1 in region). Warren and Harbor Creek are both 3-4 in region with a game at Warren Area High School on Feb. 13.

Paige Wilson had nine rebounds in the loss.

WARREN (16): McClure 0 0-0 0, Ma. Loutzenhiser 0 0-0 0, Adams 0 0-0 0, Hahn 1 5-7 7, McIntyre 0 0-2 0, Bupp 2 2-2 6, Wortman 0 0-0 0, Me. Loutzenhiser 0 0-0 0, Massa 0 0-0 0, B. Merenick 0 1-2 1, Marsh 0 0-0 0, Wilson 1 0-0 2. Totals 4 8-13 16.

MERCYHURST PREP (63): Woll 4 0-1 9, Stoicovy 6 3-3 19, Steiner 2 0-0 5, Popoff 3 0-0 6, Kinecki 3 0-0 6, Shopene 2 2-2 6, Shopene 3 0-0 7, Kubaney 1 3-4 5, Simpson 0 0-0 0, Watkins 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 8-10 63

Warren 8 3 5 0 – 16

Mercyhurst Prep 21 19 10 13 – 63

3-pointers: W-None; M-Woll, Stolcovy 4, Steiner, E. Shopene.

Junior varsity game

WARREN (11): McClure 3 0-0 6, Adams 1 0-2 3, Massa 1 0-0 2, Ma. Loutzenhiser 0 0-0 0, Wortman 0 0-0 0, Marsh 0 0-0 0. Totals 5 0-2 11.

MERCYHURST PREP : Steiner 5 0-0 14, Friello 3 0-1 6, Kubaney 3 0-1 6, Hiegel 6 0-0 12, Miller 2 2-2 6, Brzozowski 4 1-2 9. Totals 23 3-6 53.

Warren 0 7 2 2 – 11

Mercyhurst Prep 14 8 14 17 – 53

3-pointers: W-Adams; M-Steiner 4.