GIRLS HOOPS: Tough sledding: Lady Dragons win in region; Youngsville, Ike fall

CORRY – Every region game is important from here on out, and Warren improved to 4-5 in Region 6 with a 52-14 win over Corry on Tuesday.

“It was just about coming back out and getting back on track and they did that, I thought,” said Warren coach Lisa Ruhlman. “They got back to playing some team basketball.”

D.J. Hahn and Paige Wilson both had double-doubles, with Hahn scoring 10 points with 10 steals and Wilson 15 points with 10 rebounds.

Sophomore Lizzy Marsh scored four points in her first varsity start – in which Ruhlman started three sophomores, a junior and one senior.

WARREN (52): McClure 2 1-3 5, Ma. Loutzenhiser 0 0-0 0, Adams 1 0-2 2, Hahn 5 0-0 10, McIntyre 0 2-2 2, Bupp 3 0-0 7, Wortman 1 0-0 2, Me. Loutzenhiser 2 1-1 5, M. Merenick 0 0-1 0, Massa 0 0-0 0, Marsh 1 2-4 4, Wilson 6 2-3 15. Totals 21 8-16 52.

CORRY (14): Dingfelder 1 0-2 2, Weber 0 0-2 0, Gluvna 3 1-1 7, McCray 0 1-2 1, Zaczkiwicz 2 0-0 4, D. Williams 0 0-2 0. Totals 6 2-9 14.

Warren 19 20 10 3 – 52

Corry 3 2 4 5 – 14

3-pointers: W-Bupp, Wilson; C-None.

Junior varsity game

WARREN (39): McClure 5 1-6 11, Ma. Loutzenhiser 0 0-0 0, Adams 4 0-0 8, Wortman 3 2-2 8, Massa 2 0-0 4, Marsh 2 4-7 8. Totals 16 7-15 39.

CORRY (12): Zimmerman 3 0-0 7, Kinney 1 0-0 2, Bowen 0 1-3 1, Weber 1 0-0 2. Totals 5 1-2 12.

Warren 15 12 4 8 – 39

Corry 4 0 4 4 – 12

3-pointers: W-None; C-Zimmerman.

Cochranton 55, Youngsville 24

Youngsville’s girls basketball team is 4-5 and in fourth place in Region 3 after a 55-24 loss to second-place Cochranton on Tuesday at Youngsville High School.

Things are a bit more clear, however, when you say that Cochranton is the top Class A team in the Class A, AA and AAA combined region, and Youngsville the second Class A team. Youngsville remains in the playoff hunt (See standings through Monday’s games in today’s Times Observer).

“We made a ton of mistakes that we don’t (normally) make,” said Youngsville coach David Becker. “We couldn’t handle their press… and we had another poor-shooting night. Against a team, last I know that’s honorable mention in the state, you can’t do those three things.”

Cochranton (8-2 in region) held the Eagles’ Kennedy Cratty and Karissa Cratty to eight points each.

COCHRANTON (55): Vincent 2 1-2 5, Ke. Dickson 2 0-0 4, Bernarding 7 0-0 15, Ka. Dickson 6 0-2 12, Egli 4 2-2 10, Clulow 1 1-3 3, O’Donnell 3 0-2 6. Totals 25 4-11 55.

YOUNGSVILLE (24): Hendrickson 1 0-0 2, Ishman 0 0-0 0, Ka. Cratty 3 2-2 8, Flinn 0 0-0 0, Chuzie 2 0-0 4, Jameson 0 0-0 0, Lewis 0 2-4 2, Ke. Cratty 3 2-4 8. Totals 9 6-10 24.

Cochranton 16 12 16 11 – 55

Youngsville 7 7 10 0 – 24

3-pointers: C-Bernarding; Y-None.

Junior varsity game

Cochranton 45, Youngsville 2

Strong Vincent 38, Eisenhower 35

The Eisenhower Lady Knights dropped a close contest against visiting Strong Vincent, 38-35, in a non-region matchup Tuesday at Eisenhower High School.

“The big difference in the game was that we missed too many easy shots around the hoop, particularly in the second quarter,” said Eisenhower coach Mike Logue.

Ike was shut out in the second quarter, but stormed back into the game courtesy of four consecutive three-pointers from Kristen Williams to start the third. Williams finished the night with 17 points, 15 of which came from beyond the arc.

“Kristen played another great game coming back from an injury,” said Logue. “She’s getting back to full-speed and it’s been good having her back.”

A Holly Chapman foul shot tied the game for the Lady Knights midway through the fourth quarter, but they could never pull ahead of the Colonels as they fall to 6-11 overall.

In addition to Williams’ 17, Mallory Trumbull scored seven points and Chapman added six.

Chapman also had nine rebounds, and Kirsten Baran had seven for the Lady Knights.

Eisenhower will return to action in a crucial region matchup at Saegertown on Thursday. Both teams are 2-7 and tied for fifth place in the Region 3 standings.

Ike was edged in the junior varsity game as well, 33-31. Abby Lundmark scored 10 and Emily McJunkin seven in the loss.

STRONG VINCENT (38): Dixon 5 3-8 13, Verdecchia 1 0-2 2, Jones 2 0-0 4, Johnson 7 1-2 15, Malone 1 0-0 2, Barnes 1 0-0 2; Totals 17 4 -12 38.

EISENHOWER (35): Hagberg 0 0-1 0, K. Williams 6 0-1 17, Chapman 2 2-4 6, D. Williams 2 0-1 5, Trumbull 3 1-1 7, Bradish 0 0-0 0, McJunkin 0 0-0 0, Baran 0 0-5 0; Totals 13 3-13 35.

Strong Vincent 8 9 1 10 – 38

Eisenhower 13 0 15 7 – 35

3-pointers: S – none; E – K. Williams 5, D. Williams 1.

Junior varsity game

STRONG VINCENT (33): DeSantis 1 0-2 2, Faulkner 1 0-0 2, Sims 2 1-2 5, Torres 2 2-2 6, Barnes 3 3-4 10, Knight 4 0-3 8; Totals 13 6-13 33.

EISENHOWER (31): Hagberg 0 1-2 1, Zortman 2 1-2 5, Parmenter 0 2-2 2, Lundmark 2 6-10 10, Spicer 0 0-0 0, Straight 2 0-0 4, Schutt 0 0-0 0, McJunkin 2 3-5 7, Wagner 0 2-4 2, Birt 0 0-0 0; Totals 8 15-25 31.

Strong Vincent 8 5 10 10 – 33

Eisenhower 10 5 8 8 – 31

3-pointers: S – Barnes 1; E – none.

Curwensville 56, Sheffield 36

CURWENSVILLE – Sheffield’s girls basketball team is 5-15 with just two games remaining after a road loss with the start time pushed up due to possible inclement weather.

It didn’t take long for Curwensville to build a 15-6 first quarter lead, and 28-12 halftime lead. Sheffield had a big third quarter, and got 17 points from leading-scorer Jen Isenberg, but that’s about all the good that happened for the Lady Wolverines.

“If one positive came out of tonight it is that we were 100 percent on free throws, but our passes were all over the place,” said Sheffield coach Jaimie Ely.

SHEFFIELD (36): Kifer 0 0-0 0, Cromwell 2 0-0 5, Leichtenberger 0 0-0 0, Maines 0 0-0 0, Moore 0 0-0 0, E. Isenberg 0 0-0 0, Fitzgerald 1 2-2 4, J. Isenberg 7 3-3 17, Hansen 4 2-2 10, Knowles 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 7-7 36.

CURWENSVILLE (56): Thorp 1 0-0 2, Shope 7 0-1 14, Dixon 3 2-4 8, Limbert 0 1-2 1, Strickland 11 2-3 24, Guy 1 0-0 2, Dugo 1 0-0 2, Wassil 1 1-2 3, Sedgwick 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 6-12 56.

Sheffield 6 6 18 6 – 36

Curwensville 15 13 12 16 – 56

3-pointers: S-Cromwell; C-None.

WCCS 44, Jamestown Bethel 27

The WCCS girls continued winning in the New Penn Christian Conference, Tuesday night, as they toppled Jamestown Bethel to improve to 6-5 overall.

“(We) put forth a great effort and tried new things on the offensive side of the ball,” said WCCS coach Tom Jones. “Some of the girls were challenged with playing new positions.”

Allyssa Kerr led WCCS with 16 points.

JAMESTOWN BETHEL (27): Bailey 4 1-2 9, Lar 4 0-0 8, Carbelli 2 0-0 4, Kester 3 0-0 6. Totals 13 1-2 27.

WCCS (44): Weidner 3 3-4 9, Keeler 0 0-0 0, A. Kerr 6 4-8 16, Parmeter 2 0-0 4, Zortman 0 0-0 3, D. Kerr 3 0-0 6, Lauffenburger 0 0-0 0, McCall 1 0-0 2, Phelps 1 0-0 2, Marino 1 0-1 2, Brenner 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 7-13 44.

Jamestown Bethel 4 4 9 10 – 27

WCCS 11 16 9 8 – 44

3-pointers: J-None; W-Zortman.

North Clarion 55, TCCS 19

Tanya Krouse had 12 of Tidioute Charter’s 19 team points in a home loss to North Clarion, which led 19-3 after one quarter and 29-7 at the half. No other details were provided.