Meadville Tribune

January 24, 2014

Sailors notch win over Braves

Meadville Tribune
Meadville Tribune

STONEBORO — Brandon Rice and Matt Partridge were a combined 11 of 15 from the field for 29 points to lead Lakeview to a 57-38 win over Iroquois on Friday in non-region boys basketball action.

Rice led the Sailors (6-9) with 15 points, while Partridge added 14 points. Zach VanDusen had seven assists.

Iroquois fell to 1-15 with the loss.

Cards slip past Devils

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — After fighting to a 38-38 tie through three quarters, Cochranton finally put Cambridge Springs away in the final stanza to capture a 59-53 Region 3 boys basketball victory on Friday.

Garrett Adams finished with a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double to lead the Cardinals (10-2, 7-0 Region 3). Josh Vanderhoof added 10 points, while Nick Dickson chipped in with eight.

Josh Huff tallied 21 points to pace the Blue Devils (5-9, 5-3). Scott Duda contributed 10 points and Austin Porter 10 rebounds in the loss.

CLA upends Calvary

Silas McFall exploded for 31 points to lead Christian Life Academy to a 64-57 overtime win over Calvary Baptist during New Penn Christian Athletic League boys basketball action on Friday.

Colton Tapper poured in 23 markers to pace the Thunder (8-7, 4-2 NPCAL), while Jared McCrillis posted a 14-points, 19-rebound double-double. Jacob Hough added 14 points in the loss.

Girls Basketball

Pjecha hits game-winner

Susanna Pjecha’s buzzer-beating layup capped a remarkable comeback by Calvary Baptist as it beat Christian Life Academy 50-48 on Friday in New Penn Christian Athletic League girls basketball action.

Calvary trailed 41-33 going into the fourth quarter, but outscored CLA 17-7. Pjecha finished the game with 16 points, seven rebounds, nine steals and three assists. Brooke Lewandowski had 22 points and 11 rebounds. Tabbie Eicher had nine rebounds for the Thunder (7-6, 5-2 NPCAL).


Humes leads Panthers

SAEGERTOWN — With a spot in the District 10 Class AA team duals already wrapped up, Friday night’s Region 3 wrestling match at Saegertown High School was all about the Panthers’ lone senior Matt Humes.

Humes won his final match at Saegertown with a fall over Aaron Hoover in 3:13 at 145 pounds to lead the Panthers to a 51-21 win over Youngsville on Senior Night. Humes’ fall started off the night and was followed by four pins in Saegertown’s next five bouts.

Lance Neuscheler (152 pounds), Garrett Zuver (160), Dylan Reynolds (182) and Zack Stafford (195) all recorded falls for the Panthers as did Tyler Vath at 132 pounds. In another bout of note for the Panthers, Bingbong Elizon pumped up a weight class and defeated Youngsville’s Chester Ciukaj at 126 pounds.

Saegertown (10-5, 8-1 Region 3) and Youngsville (8-6, 6-3) are among the eight teams who will compete in the District 10 Class AA team championships on Feb. 1 at Sharon High School.

College Sports

Host of locals honored

The Presidents Athletic Conference released its Academic Honor Roll for the fall 2013 semester on Friday and it includes a number of local graduates.

Those athletes are: Brianna Babb, Cambridge Springs, women’s soccer, Chatham University; Karmyn Culbertson, Cambridge Springs, women’s soccer, Geneva College; Cody Covine, Maplewood, football, Thiel College; Trevor Martin, Meadville, football, Thiel College; Alexis Mowris, Saegertown, cross country, Thiel College; Laura Lee, Titusville, women’s tennis, Washington & Jefferson College; Joshua Makepeace, Meadville, cross country, Washington & Jefferson College; and Julie Powell, Meadville, women’s volleyball, Westminster College.

A total of 435 student-athletes were honored, the highest total ever recognized by the league on its fall honor roll.

The PAC Academic Honor Roll recognizes varsity student-athletes who have earned a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale during their semester of competition.


Scots roll over CSU

CLEVELAND — Edinboro kept its Eastern Wrestling League record clean on Friday night with a 39-4 win over Cleveland State.

The Fighting Scots improved to 6-3 overall and 4-0 in the EWL. Cleveland State fell to 1-6 overall and 0-1 in the league.

Edinboro won all but one bout, including three by pin. No. 17 Kory Mines (125 pounds), No. 13 Vic Avery (184) and Patrick Jennings (174 pounds) recorded the falls. No. 2 A.J. Schopp won by technical fall at 133 pounds.