Meadville Tribune

February 11, 2014

Blue Devils too much for Eisenhower

Meadville Tribune
Meadville Tribune

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — Cambridge Springs kept pace in the playoff chase thanks to a 59-41 win over Eisenhower during Region 3 boys basketball action Tuesday.

Austin Porter poured in a game-high 18 points to lead the Blue Devils (7-12, 7-5 Region 3). Steve Reisenauer added 14 points and six assists, while Scott Duda and Tyler Fiely each contributed eight points.

Jarrett Johns scored 10 points for the Knights (12-7, 7-4).

Cards top Mercer

MERCER — Nick Dickson scored his 1,000th career point to lead Cochranton to a 52-40 win over Mercer in non-region boys basketball action on Tuesday.

Dickson scored a team-high 19 points for the Cardinals (18-3) to give him 1,006 points for his career. Logan Herzberger added a dozen points, while Garrett Adams notched eight points and 13 rebounds.

Jonathon Scheidhauer dropped in a game-high 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Mustangs (11-10).

Panthers stop Muskies

SAEGERTOWN — Brad Amy and Scott Sada took the game over in the second and third quarters to lead Saegertown to an 87-61 win over Jamestown in non-region boys basketball play on Tuesday.

Up just three after the first, Amy scored his 12 points on four 3-pointers in the second quarter to help the Panthers (7-13) open up a 51-34 advantage at the half. Sada then poured in 12 of his team-high 20 markers in the third as Saegertown expanded its lead to 76-42. Mitchell Wood added 19 points, while Tyler Walters contributed 17.

Kyle Melton finished with 20 points to lead the Muskies (0-15), while Ryan Livingston added 16. Todd Depree chipped in with 11 in the loss.

Eagles soar past Tigers

GUYS MILLS — Conneaut outscored Maplewood 26-18 in the second half on its way to a 43-35 win on Tuesday in Region 3 boys basketball action.

Henry Litwin led the Eagles (6-12, 5-5 Region 3) with 12 points. Taylor Williams added eight points.

For the Tigers (3-18, 2-9), Dustin Delo had a 14-point, 15-rebound double-double. Miller Peters had 10 rebounds to go along with his six points.

Panthers stop Eagles

HADLEY — Commodore Perry took a nine-point advantage through the first period of play and made the lead hold up for a 54-45 win over Vision Quest in Region 1 boys basketball action on Tuesday.

Jeremiah Small finished with 20 points to lead the Panthers (9-10, 2-4 Region 1), while Tanner Hildebran added 12 points and seven assists. Sean Britton chipped in with 11 rebounds in the win.

Jessie Robinson tallied a game-high 22 points to pace the Eagles (5-13, 4-4).

Thunder rout Tidioute

The Calvary Baptist boys basketball team used a huge game from Jared McCrillis, as the junior recorded a triple-double to lead the Thunder to a 60-35 home win over Tidioute Charter in a non-region contest on Tuesday.

McCrillis finished with 14 points, 16 rebounds and 10 blocks to lead the charge for the Thunder. He was flanked by Jacob Hough’s game-high 15 points and eight assists.

Calvary Baptist trailed at halftime by a point before outscoring Tidioute Charter 21-5 in the third quarter to pull away.

Cody Orndorff added 12 points for the Thunder in the win, which improved Calvary Baptist to 14-7 on the season.

Girls Basketball

Cardinals rout Sailors

COCHRANTON — Cochranton broke out to a 45-18 lead at the half and cruised home from there for a 68-27 win over Lakeview in non-region girls basketball action on Tuesday.

Madison Bernarding finished with a game-high 20 points to lead the Cardinals (15-4). Kendell Dickson flashed her all-around game with 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, while Morghan Egli contributed 10 points.

Lakeview falls to 5-16 with the loss.

Thunder tops CC

Calvary Baptist wrapped up a first-place tie with Bethel of Erie by rolling to a 54-33 win over Crawford Christian in New Penn Chriatian League girls basketball action on Tuesday.

Susanna Pjecha scored a career-high 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in her final home game for the Thunder (11-7, 9-2 NPCL). Brooke Lewandowski added 10 points and 12 rebounds, while Carleigh Copeland pulled down eight boards.

Lydia Gillette finished with 15 points to lead Crawford Christian.

College Athletics

Women’s Basketball

AC hosts Play 4 Kay game

The Allegheny College women’s basketball team’s annual Play 4 Kay game is today at the David V. Wise Center against North Coast Athletic Conference rival Oberlin.

The Play 4 Kay initiative has raised over $2.8 million to support women’s cancer research since its inception in 2007. Partnering with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, the Play 4 Kay initiative invites teams from all over the nation to raise money for scientific research and other objectives in order to help win the fight against breast cancer. The fund is in honor of Kay Yow, a former North Carolina State University head women’s basketball coach, who passed away in 2009.

“We are excited to participate in the Play 4 Kay initiative again this season,” said Lady Gators head coach Kate Costanzo. “We have worked hard to raise money before Wednesday’s game and will be able to donate more money than we ever have before. Our team goal was to raise $1,000 for women’s cancers and we have almost hit that goal. We hope our fans show up in pink and help us raise awareness for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.”

As part of the day’s festivities, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams will also take time to honor the members of the Allegheny faculty that have played an integral part in their work off the court. Each athlete has been offered the opportunity to present a member of the faculty on Wednesday, as the men’s squad will present their faculty members at halftime of the women’s game, with the women presenting their selected faculty at halftime of the men’s contest.

The Gators will tip off against the Yeowomen at 6 p.m. with the men’s game against Oberlin slated to tip off at 8 p.m.