BOYS HOOPS: Last hurrah: Warren defeats Corry on senior night

Warren defeated Corry for its fourth region win of the year, 75-51, on Senior Night Tuesday at Warren Area High School.

The Dragons held an 11-point lead after one quarter of play before Corry stormed back, cutting the deficit to five in the third. Warren responded by outscoring the Beavers 25-9 in the fourth quarter to improve to 9-11 overall and 4-8 in Region 6.

“We had a solid start,” said Warren coach Jeff Berdine. “We opened up a big lead in the first quarter, but didn’t play as well as we wanted at times. I felt we had a chance to put (Corry) away in the second and didn’t take advantage.”

Senior Collin Fantaskey paced the Dragons with 21 points in his last home game at Warren Area High School. Scott Vasilisin pitched in a season-high 19 points, and Tanner Stanz had 12.

“Collin has had a tremendous senior year scoring-wise,” added Berdine. “We also had a good effort from our bench tonight; Vasilisin coming in with 19 and (Max) Gross with eight.”

Fantaskey added five rebounds and five assists, Gross had seven rebounds, and Jacoby Passmore six rebounds.

For the Beavers, John Haenel led the way with 13 points and Josh Schrecengost added 12.

Warren will close out its season in a pair of Region 6 road games, travelling to Fort LeBoeuf on Friday and Girard on Monday in a makeup of a previously scheduled game.

The Dragons picked up a win over Corry in the junior varsity game, 68-32. Gross scored 13 points, Jason Waterfield had 11, and John White 10 to lead Warren.

CORRY (51): Dennis 2 0-0 4, Haenel 6 1-2 13, Schrecengost 3 4-5 12, Volz 2 2-2 6, Wood 2 0-0 6, Shopene 1 0-0 2, Sutton 4 0-0 8; Totals 20 7-9 51.

WARREN (75): Nowacki 1 0-0 2, Vasilisin 4 9-12 19, Stanz 5 2-2 12, Gustafson 1 1-2 3, Fantaskey 7 5-7 21, Gross 3 2-2 8, Passmore 3 0-0 6, Suppa 0 4-4 4; Totals 24 23-29 75.

Corry 10 17 15 9 – 51

Warren 21 15 14 25 – 75

3-pointers: C – Schrecengost 2, Wood 2; W – Vasilisin 2, Fantaskey 2.

Junior varsity game

CORRY (32): Takamatsu 0 1-2 1, Brown 1 0-0 2, Xander 3 0-0 7, Volk 1 1-2 3, Ayala 3 0-0 7, Reece 0 3-4 3, Precha 1 0-2 2, Eck 3 0-0 7; Totals 12 5-10 32.

WARREN (68): Waterfield 5 1-6 11, White 4 0-0 10, Galloway 1 0-0 3, Skerda 1 0-0 2, Deppas 1 0-0 2, Funari 3 0-0 7, Bablak 3 2-2 8, Lindquist 3 2-5 8, Suppa 2 0-0 4, Gross 5 3-4 13; Totals 28 8-17 68.

Corry 5 6 12 9 – 32

Warren 23 14 22 9 – 68

3-pointers: C – Xander 1, Ayala 1, Eck 1; W – White 2, Galloway 1, Funari 1.

Cambridge Springs 59, Eisenhower 41

Stuck in the middle of a District 10 Class A playoff chase, Eisenhower was stuck in the first half of a 59-41 Region 3 loss at Cambridge Springs on Tuesday.

Now, Cambridge Springs is Class AA, but Eisenhower wants every region win it can get, according to Ike coach Dave Allenson, to stake its claim to an at-large playoff berth. Undefeated-in-region Cochranton would get an automatic berth and likely a first-round bye in the six-team playoffs, but Eisenhower is among five – or possibly six – other teams looking for positioning.

“We need the game Friday night to stay (where we are),” said Allenson, whose Knights are 12-7 overall and 7-4 and in second place in Region 3. Cambridge, again Class AA, is 8-12 and 7-5 and in third.

After Region 1 champ Kennedy Catholic and Region 3 champion Cochranton, Erie First – a team without a region – is 12-8 overall. Eisenhower is right there with them, and then there’s Rocky Grove and VisionQuest, with winning Region 1 records, but losing overall records. Commodore Perry, out of the all-Class A Region 1, was 8-10 overall entering Tuesday’s play (See standings on B-2). It seems Ike has secured a spot, but Allenson wants the win versus Maplewood on Friday at home.

Ike led 8-2 on Tuesday, “then the wheels started to fall off,” said Allenson. Cambridge led 30-15 at halftime.

EISENHOWER (41): Vincent 3 1-2 9, Frank 4 0-0 10, J. Johnson 5 0-0 10, Sanders 1 0-0 2, A, Johnson 1 0-2 2. Hunt 2 4-4 8, Farrell 0 0-0 0, Potts 0 0-0 0, Zortman 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 5-8 41.

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS (59): Reisenauer 6 2-4 14, Huff 3 4-4 10, Ferris 1 1-2 3, Porter 4 9-12 18, O’Malley 4 0-0 8, Williams 0 2-2 2, Hohn 2 0-0 4. Totals 20 18-24 59.

Eisenhower 8 7 14 12 -41

Cambridge 14 16 14 15 – 59

3-pointers: E-Vincent 2, Frank 2; C-Porter.

Junior varsity game

EISENHOWER (21): Warren 1 0-2 2, Venman 1 2-2 4, J. Harvey 2 0-0 4, Wolcott 1 0-0 2, Hunt 3 2-2 8, B. Harvey 0 1-4 1. Totals 8 5-10 21.

CAMBRIDGE (39): Henderson 4 0-0 8, Leandro 8 2-4 18, O’Malley 1 1-2 3, Hall 2 1-3 5, Welker 2 1-1 5. Totals 17 5-10 39.

Eisenhower 2 6 10 3 – 21

Cambridge 6 7 12 14 – 39

3-pointers: None.