Meadville Tribune


February 19, 2014

Allegheny overcomes early deficit to beat Wooster

WOOSTER, Ohio — Allegheny rallied from an early deficit to capture a 74-66 win over Wooster during North Coast Athletic Conference women’s basketball action on Wednesday.

The Fighting Scots had the hot hand early, taking a 14-7 lead just five minutes into the game. Allegheny slowly began to chip away at the deficit, and with 8:02 finally tied the contest at 22-all. The teams then went back and fourth until Kendall Hoffman hit a jumper with 2:25 left in the opening stanza to give the Lady Gators a 28-26 lead.

It turned out to be the turning point in the game.

AC closed with a 6-0 run to take a 32-26 lead at the half. And not only did Hoffman’s clutch ‘J’ gave AC the lead, it proved to be a lead the team would never relinquish.

Rachel Vigliotti made sure the advantage held up by scoring 13 of her team-high 18 points in the second half for the Gators (14-10, 8-7 NCAC). Emma Pellicano added 15 points and eight rebounds, while Meaghan Wilby came off the bench for 13 points.

The Scots (7-16, 2-13) were led by Lauren Hancher’s 24 points. Suvi Putipattarapan added 22 markers in the loss.

Lady Scots roll Rock

SLIPPERY ROCK — The Edinboro women’s basketball team was led by a season-high 23 points from Darche’ Jackson in an 82-64 rout of Slippery Rock Wednesday night.

The Fighting Scots improve to 19-5 overall and 13-1 in the PSAC West while The Rock falls to 5-19 and 2-11, respectively.

Jackson’s 23 points were one point off her career-high and puts her career total at 1,029 passing Pam Artman for 26th in school history. She had 21 points in the first half alone on 8-for-12 shooting. The senior guard shot 9-for-16 for the game and added six assists, five rebounds, and four steals. She moved to ninth all-time in career assists (386) and tied Renee’ Brown for sixth in career steals (239).

Two Fighting Scots had double-doubles. Aignee’ Freeland posted 16 points and 13 rebounds while Laurel Lindsay scored 18 points and had a career-high 10 assists. Lauren Hippo added 16 points to give the Fighting Scots four players in double figures.

D’Asia Chambers matched Jackson’s scoring output with 23 points of her own to lead.

Men’s Basketball

SRU rallies past EUP

SLIPPERY ROCK — Tabari Perry, Maurice Lewis-Briggs and Antonio Butler combined to score 34 second half points as Slippery Rock rallied from a 40-35 halftime deficit to beat Edinboro 79-66 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday.

Perry, who scored a 17 points, dropped in 10 in the second half. His 3-pointer two-minutes and 17 seconds in to the second half tied the game at 43-all, and the Rock (18-8 9-5 PSAC) never trailed again. Lewis-Briggs finished with 15 points, 11 coming in the desicive second half, while Butler scored 13 of his 17 markers in the second half. Josh Martin, who gave SRU the lead with a pair of free throws, scored 10 points in the win.

Bryan Theriot poured in a game-high 21 for the Fighting Scots (9-15, 2-12). Henri Wade-Chatman added 17, while Johny Marsh contributed a dozen in the loss.

High School Sports


Bulldogs blank Fairview

ERIE — Meadville Bulldogs goalkeeper Austin Guanzon stopped 18 shots while leading his squad to a 3-0 victory over Lakeshore Hockey League opponent Fairview on Wednesday.

The win improves the Bulldogs’ record to 8-11-1 and sews up the Lakeshore Hockey League regular season title, improving the ’Dogs’ loop record to 7-0-1 with one conference game to go.

Scoring for Meadville against Fairview was Josh Orr, Tim Crow and John Gizzie. Owen Miller had two assists. Orr also had an assist.

This past Monday’s non-conference game against Bethel Park was postponed due to weather concerns. No make-up date has been announced yet.


Class AA 182-pound bracket changes

The 182-pound bracket for this weekend’s District 10 Class AA championships has been tweaked slightly.

Section 1 runnerup Alex Suydan of Corry withdrew due to an infection that required hospitalization. So, Youngsville’s Stone Sivak — who was third at 182 at the Section 1 tournament — moves into Suydan’s spot and will face Sharon’s Beau Dignall in the first round. Fort LeBoeuf’s Anthony Rivera moves up to Section 1’s third spot and will face Northwestern’s Kyle Panko. And Union City sophomore Btandon Kent gets included in the district bracket as the fourth seed from Section 1. He’ll take on Sharpsville’s P.J. Campoli in the opening round.

The District 10 Class AA championship tournament gets underway Friday at 5:15 p.m. at Sharon High School.

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