Henry Litwin hit 8-of-9 free throws down the stretch to help Conneaut hold off Saegertown for a 53-44 win in Region 3 boys basketball action Friday.
Litwin finished with a game-high 17 points to pace the Eagles (4-9, 3-3 Region 3). Chris Richardson tallied 11 points, while Chase Gallo added eight markers.
Mitchell Wood dropped in 16 points to lead the Panthers (2-11, 2-4). Scott Sada contributed 10 in the loss.
Cards fly past Youngsville
YOUNGSVILLE — Five players scored in double figures as Cochranton rolled to a 68-41 win over Youngsville in Region 3 boys basketball action Friday.
Josh Vanderhoof scored 17 points to lead the Cardinals (12-2, 6-0 Region 3). Garrett Adams was just behind with 16 points. Connor Staudt added 12 markers, while Nick Dickson and Nate Wigton contributed 10 markers each.
Collin Lehnan poured in a game-high 18 points to pace the Eagles (0-12, 0-6).
Knights bounce Maplewood
GUYS MILLS — Dustin Delo exploded for 20 points but it was not enough as as Eisenhower held off Maplewood for a 54-38 win in Region 3 boys basketball play Friday.
Delo’s 20 led all scorers for the Tigers (2-12, 1-5 Region 3). Ron Klingensmith added eight points in the loss.
Casey Vincent finished with 18 points to pace the Knights (9-3, 5-1). Jarrett Johnson posted 12 points.
Calvary bounces Warren
Jared McCrillis’ 22 points and 12 rebounds were enough to defeat Warren County Christian on Friday in Meadville. However, Calvary Baptist had three other players score in double digits as the Thunder defeated New-Penn Christian Conference opponent Warren 69-21.
Also coming up big for the Thunder (7-6, 3-1 NPCC) were Jacob Hough with 14 points, Colton Tapper with 11 points and Alex Bacallao with 10 markers.
Warren’s top scorer was Eric Sorenson with 15 points. The rest of the team chipped in with six.
Cards too much for Seneca
COCHRANTON — Cochranton took the lead in the second quarter and never looked back on its way to a 50-40 win over Seneca in non-region girls basketball action Friday.
Madison Bernarding finished with 15 points to lead the Cardinals (8-2). Morghan Egli added 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Kassidy Dickson contributed eight points and 10 boards.
Katie Teed dropped in 13 points to lead the Bobcats (7-3). Grace Sonney tallied 10 points and Kym Braine chipped in with nine.
Warren upends Thunder
Warren Christian outscored Calvary Baptist 26-18 in the middle two quarters on its way to a 53-48 win Friday in New-Penn Christian Athletic League girls basketball action.
Brooke Lewandowski had a stellar night for the Thunder in the loss, which dropped Calvary to 5-6 overall and 3-3 in the NPCAL. Lewandowski finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Susanna Pjecha tallied 22 points.
Devils send five to Mercer semis
MERCER — The Cambridge Springs wrestling team has five grapplers in the semifinals of the Mercer Wrestling Tournament after Friday’s opening round.
Semifinalists include Zach Krein at 152 pounds (2-0, two pins), Colton Noble at 160 (1-0, one pin), Deven Simpson at 170 (1-0), Zach Stafford at 195 (2-0, two pins) and Ryan East at 220 (1-0, one pin).
Cambridge also still has six wrestlers alive in the consolation bracket, including Jake Kuhn at 106, Zach Walker at 113, Mike Mosconi at 120, Dave Schwab at 126, Austin Humes at 132 and Blaine Wolfrom at 285.
Going into today’s action, Cambridge Springs is in fifth in the team standings with 61 points, trailing first-place Jamestown (89), second-place Mercer (76), third-place Cochranton (74) and Grove City in fourth place (70.5).