GIRLS HOOPS: Tough night: Warren fares better, but still loses to state-ranked Villa Maria; Youngsville loses fifth straight game

A loss is a loss, but this is one that Warren can feel better about.

The Lady Dragons were defeated by state-ranked Villa Maria, 66-48, Monday at Warren Area High School. In the first meeting between the two teams on Jan. 20, Villa (16-2 overall, 9-0 and in first place in Region 6) walked away with a 70-16 win.

“I thought they did a good job,” said Lady Dragons coach Lisa Ruhlman. “We came in looking for a good, hard-fought game and that’s what we got. That’s what we needed heading into a huge game for us Thursday.”

Warren hung with Villa, cutting the lead to five points early in the third quarter, but the visitors ended the frame on a run that put the Lady Dragons in an 18-point hole heading into the fourth. With the loss, Warren now sits at 12-8 overall with a 4-5 region mark.

Sophomore D.J. Hahn scored a game-high 22 points and Paige Wilson added 12 for the Lady Dragons. Wilson grabbed 10 rebounds to complete the double-double, and Alexa Bupp notched five assists to go along with her five points.

Warren will face off against Harbor Creek (14-7, 5-4) at home on Thursday. The Huskies are currently third in Region 6 and defeated the Lady Dragons in the first meeting, 47-41. A Warren win would create a tie for third in the standings with less than a week left in the regular season, and at-large playoffs berths yet to be finalized.

VILLA MARIA (66): Putnam 2 1-1 5, Harden-Pulliam 3 2-4 10, Morris 5 2-6 12, Angella 2 2-3 7, Mifsud 7 2-2 20, McCormick 2 1-2 5, Young 1 0-0 2, Maxson 1 1-2 3, Thompson 1 0-0 2; Totals 24 11-20 66.

WARREN (48): Hahn 6 9-12 22, McIntyre 1 0-0 2, Bupp 2 1-1 5, Me. Loutzenhiser 0 4-4 4, M. Merenick 1 0-0 2, B. Merenick 0 0-0 0, Marsh 0 1-2 1, Wilson 3 5-5 12, McClure 0 0-0 0; Totals 13 20-24 48.

Villa Maria 16 19 16 15 – 66

Warren 13 10 10 15 – 48

3-pointers: V – Harden-Pulliam 2, Angella 1, Mifsud 4; W – Hahn 1, Wilson 1.

Junior varsity game

VILLA MARIA (49): Sweney 1 0-0 3, Heidy 1 0-0 2, Zukowski 2 0-0 4, Pollack 1 0-0 3, Henry 1 2-2 4, Redlinger 2 0-0 4, Bird 1 0-0 2, Byes 2 0-0 4, Oduho 1 1-4 3, Casella 1 0-0 2, McCormick 6 2-2 16, Kitts 2 0-0 4; Totals 21 5-8 49.

WARREN (9): McClure 1 0-0 2, Ma. Loutzenhiser 1 0-0 2, Adams 1 0-0 2, McIntyre 1 0-0 2, Wortman 0 0-0 0, Me. Loutzenhiser 0 1-2 1, M. Merenick 0 0-0 0, Marsh 0 0-0 0; Totals 4 1-2 9.

Villa Maria 14 21 7 7 – 49

Warren 0 6 2 1 – 9

3-pointers: V – Sweney 1, Pollack 1; W – none.

Saegertown 30, Youngsville 22

Youngsville’s girls basketball team lost its fifth straight since evening its record at 7-7, and is now 4-6 – and drops to fifth place – in Region 3.

Youngsville (7-12) has been in the District 10 Class A playoff picture for quite some time – sitting as the second best Class A team of three in the region, but the picture gets cloudier given there is five teams in the all-Class A Region 1 with an argument. Only the champs of Regions 1 and 3 get automatic berths in the six-team bracket. Region 1’s fifth-place team, Commodore Perry, has beaten Youngsville twice this year.

That said, the Lady Eagles have three regular-season games left, including on Wednesday against Venango Catholic for senior night, and at Cochranton and Conneaut – both teams ahead of the Eagles in the region.

Kennedy Cratty scored 11 points to lead Youngsville, on Monday. The Eagles had beaten Saegertown, 29-25, earlier this season.

SAEGERTOWN (30): Pasego 2 0-1 4, Newman 0 1-2 1, Monde 3 2-6 8, Eckert 4 1-4 9, Tomaczyk 2 4-7 8. Totals 11 8-20 30.

YOUNGSVILLE (22): Hendrickson 1 0-0 2, Ka. Cratty 0 3-4 3, Chuzie 3 0-0 6, Ke. Cratty 3 5-8 11, Lewis 0 0-0 0, Jameson 0 0-0 0. Totals 7 8-12 22.

Saegertown 9 6 6 9 – 30

Youngsville 2 6 5 9 – 22

3-pointers: None.

Junior varsity game

Saegertown 32, Youngsville 8

Eisenhower 65, Meadville Calvary Baptist 22

Eisenhower improves to 7-12 overall with a non-region win over the New Penn Christian Conference school.

Ike head coach Mike Logue said the Lady Knights passed well and shot well in the win, with 10 players scoring. Kristen Williams led Ike with 14 points and four assists, Mallory Trumbull continued her solid play with 10 points, five rebounds and four steals, Kirsten Baran 11 points and five rebounds, and Kristen Wagner five rebounds.

CALVARY BAPTIST (22): Lewandowski 7 0-3 14, Pjecha 2 0-2 4, Orndorff 2 0-0 4. Totals 11 0-5 22.

EISENHOWER (65): Hagberg 3 0-0 6, K. Williams 6 0-1 14, Chapman 2 1-2 5, D. Williams 2 0-0 4, Trumbull 4 2-2 10, Birt 2 0-0 5, Bradish 3 0-1 6, McJunkin 1 0-0 2, Wagner 1 0-0 2, Baran 5 1-2 11, Parmenter 0 0-0 0, Spicer 0 0-0 0, Lundmark 0 0-0 0, Straight 0 0-0 0. Totals 29 4-8 65.

Calvary Baptist 8 8 4 2 – 22

Eisenhower 19 22 9 15 – 65

3-pointers: C-None; E-K. Williams 2.

Junior varsity game

CALVARY BAPTIST (3): Orndorff 0 1-2 1, Lewanswoski 0 2-4 2. Totals 0 3-6 3.

EISENHOWER (55): Hagberg 1 0-0 2, Zortman 6 0-0 12, Parmenter 5 1-2 11, Spicer 3 0-0 6, Lundmark 4 0-0 8, Straight 2 0-0 4, McJunkin 1 0-0 2, Wagner 4 0-0 8, Birt 1 0-0 2. Totals 27 1-2 55.

Calvary Baptist 1 1 0 1 – 3

Eisenhower 12 15 16 12 – 55

3-pointers: None.

West Forest 49, TCCS 10

West Forest led 16-0 after one quarter in the win over Tidioute Charter.

Robbi Kitelinger had four points and three steals in the loss, amd she will be honored on senior night against Warren County Christian School at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Tidioute Charter.

WEST FOREST: (49): Wallace 5 2-2 14, Davis 1 6-8 8, Burke 2 1-2 6, Bean 3 0-0 6, Dubrawka 1 0-0 2, Silvis 1 0-0 2, Paxton 2 0-0 4, Schwab 1 0-0 2, Johnson 1 0-0 2, Karll 0 1-2 1, Miller 1 0-2 2. Totals 18 10-16 49.

TCCS (10): Kitelinger 2 0-0 4, T. Krause 0 2-4 2, Morgan 2 0-0 4, L. Krause 0 0-0 0, Durstine 0 0-0 0, Divido 0 0-0 0, Slack 0 0-0 0, Hall 0 0-0 0. Totals 4 2-4 10.

West Forest 16 13 8 12 – 49

TCCS 0 1 3 6 – 10

3-pointers: W-Wallace 2, Burke; T-None.