Meadville Tribune

January 16, 2014

Lancers win showdown with Seneca

Meadville Tribune
Meadville Tribune

WATTSBURG — General McLane is the last remaining unbeaten team in Region 4 following its 42-34 win over Seneca on Thursday.

The Lancers, ranked No. 10 in the state in Class AA in the latest Harrisburg Patriot-News rankings, improved to 11-1 overall and 6-0 in Region 4. Seneca, an honorable mention in the same rankings, dropped to 7-2 overall and 4-1 in the region.

Celeste Seidel led the Lancers with 17 points and nine rebounds. Michelle Jahn added 12 points. Katie Rodrigues finished with seven points and nine rebounds.

Franklin too much for ’Dogs

FRANKLIN — Angelina Starr poured in 21 points to lead Franklin to a 54-21 win over Meadville in Region 5 girls basketball action on Thursday.

Starr led all scorers to help the Knights improve to 8-5 overall and 4-2 in the region. Becca Gravatt added 15 points, while Abby Jones contributed 12 markers in the win.

Cadi McCoy finished with 10 points to lead the Bulldogs (2-10, 1-4).

Orioles rout Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — Aleece Shiffer poured in 20 points to lead Rocky Grove to a 61-28 win over Jamestown during a Region 1 girls basketball showdown on Thursday.

Schiffer’s point total was good to lead all scorers for the Orioles (7-6, 1-1 Region 1). Amber Nerlich added 17 points, while Lauren Swatzler chipped in with 10 markers.

Kaitlin Liszka finished with eight points and nine rebounds to pace the Muskies (0-9, 0-2).

Eagles top Panthers

SAEGERTOWN — Saegertown led 12-9 at the half. But Youngsville outscored the Panthers 14-7 in the third quarter on its way to a 29-25 win on Thursday in Region 3 girls basketball action.

Kennedy Cratty led the Eagles with 15 points, while Karissa Cratty added eight points.

Maile Chang knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 10 points to pace the Panthers (8-5, 2-4 Region 3).

Spa rolls past Tigers

GUYS MILLS — Cambridge Springs used a balanced scoring attack to notch a 47-18 win over Maplewood on Thursday in Region 3 girls basketball action.

The Lady Blue Devils (6-5, 4-2 Region 3) had 10 players score, including seven with four or more points. Paige Wolfrom led the way with nine points. MacKayla Kurt and Madison Seher added seven points each.

Jessa Covine led the Tigers (1-10, 0-5) with five points.

Boys Basketball

Mustangs buck Sailors

MERCER — The Lakeview boys basketball team let a 16-10 halftime lead slip away as Region 2 opponent Mercer downed the Sailors 34-30 on Thursday night.

Mercer held the Sailors to just five points in the fourth quarter while scoring 13.

Brandon Rice was the top scorer for Lakeview (5-8, 1-4 Region 2) with a dozen points. Zach Van Dusen, Dalton Richeal, Jake Doddo and Matt Partridge followed with four apiece. Partridge led the team with seven rebounds.

With the win, Mercer improved to 6-7 overall and 2-4 in the region.


Trojans best Bulldogs

ERIE — On Wednesday, Aaron Ehgott and Kyle Luben both picked up big wins, but that was all the Meadville wrestling team had to celebrate while falling to Region 4 opponent McDowell 51-7.

McDowell led 38-0 when it got to 113. There, Meadville’s Aaron Ehrgott notched a 2-0 decision over Charlie Lenox, who had beaten Ehgott 5-3 in the Tool City semifinals a couple weeks ago.

Two bouts later, Kyle Luben racked up an 11-3 major decision against 126-pound opponent Benji Yates.

Hornets sting Sailors

STONEBORO — On Wednesday, the Hickory wrestling team rolled out to a 27-0 lead on its way to a 52-24 Region 1 victory over Lakeview.

Scoring wins for the Sailors were Owen Clayton at 120, who pinned Dylan Fox in 2:50; Marquis Spence at 195, who pinned Ethan Thomas in 1:53; Andrew Clayton, who pinned Brad Garmen in 1:27; and heavyweight Sam Breese, who scored a 38-second pin over Gary Facemeyer.