Meadville Tribune


February 23, 2013

H.S. BASKETBALL: Sailors oust Rockets with big fourth quarter

February 23, 2013 7:00 a.m. FARRELL — Lakeview only played six guys in last night’s District 10 Class AA quarterfinal battle with Titusville. So, one might think that the Sailors might have been a bit gassed by the time the fourth quarter rolled around.

This was not the case, though. Quite the opposite, in fact. The Sailors were at their strongest in the final frame, outscoring Titusville 15-5 to notch a 48-37 victory over the Rockets last night at Farrell High School.

“On the bus ride down here, I was thinking to myself, ‘How lousy would it be to go home 19-4 and have nothing to show for it,’” said Lakeview head coach Gary Burke. “But I knew our kids were completely focused and completely prepared coming into this game.”

Lakeview (20-4) now moves on to face Mercyhurst Prep in the D-10 semifinals. Mercyhurst was a 65-46 winner over Sharpsville last night. A date and location for the game has yet to be announced.

“We were a little bit sloppy at times,” said Burke. “But we were able to overcome it with some good execution down at the end and really secure things down at the defensive end of the floor.”

The third period ended with Lakeview clinging to a 33-32 lead. But Dalton Boggs started off the fourth with a 3-pointer, and that ignited a nine-point run by the Sailors, pushing them ahead 42-32.

Lakeview also owned the boards during this early stretch, collecting the first eight caroms while leaving zero for the Rockets.

Titusville was staggered by that opening salvo.

“We had some defensive breakdowns early (in the fourth) that put us behind a little bit,” said Titusville head coach Scott Davie. “The kids were doing everything they could to claw back in. In some cases, the ball just wasn’t going in. In some cases, Lakeview, to their credit, just played good defense and contested shots.”

Titusville ended up shooting 2-for-12 in the fourth quarter, missing seven 3-point attempts.

Lakeview made 3 of 7 field goals and was 8-for-9 from the foul line during the fourth.

The Sailors also out-rebounded Titusville 12-3 over the final eight minutes.

“The difference was on the boards and inside,” said Davie. “In the fourth quarter we didn’t rotate well. We didn’t control the boards.”

This was quite a switch from the first three periods, in which Titusville played the Sailors tough.

Lakeview won the first period 14-7. But Titusville played a strong second quarter, winning it 14-8 to cut the Sailors’ lead to 22-21 at halftime.

Titusville then went on to grab the lead a couple times in the third. Dillon Speer hit back-to-back lay-ins to make it 27-24 Rockets with six minutes left in the frame. Lakeview answered with a five-point run to climb back in front 29-27. But Jayce Corklin halted the streak with a 3-pointer with 2:10 left in the third put Titusville back in the lead 30-29.

Lakeview’s Brandon Rice dropped in a short jumper in response. Titusville’s Justin Hines knocked in a backdoor layup, to make it  32-31 Rockets. But Rice struck again before time ran out, gathering an offensive rebound and pushing it back up and into the hoop.

Rice scored six points in the third, helping Lakeview keep its head above water.

He was the Sailors’ most consistent threat in the first three quarters, leading the team with a dozen points. And many of those points were created by some aggressive work off the offensive glass.

“We just had to keep our hands in (Titusville’s) face and then get the rebounds,” said Rice. “If we control the rebounds, we control the game. ... Those second-chance points helped, putting those back up.”

Rice finished with 14 points and six rebounds. Coty Gander led the team with a dozen rebounds to go along with his five points. Zach Van Dusen had six rebounds, claiming five of them in the fourth quarter.

The top scorer for Lakeview was Boggs, who ended the night with 20 points, tallying nine in the fourth quarter thanks to a 6-for-6 performance at the foul line.

For Titusville, Jayce Corklin hit three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points. Speer had seven points and Armand Rickerson added six.

Text Only
  • Hawley scores District 1 finishes off dominant pool performance by trouncing New Jersey

    Pitchers often get the most credit in shutout victories. And Emma Osborne, Katy Dunn and Emily Beddick have certainly been deserving for District 1.
    Its defense, though, has been equally deserving.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sliding into second District 1 remains unbeaten after two routs

    Becca Siple’s response to a question on Twitter may have said it all.
    “Best experience of my life,” Siple said, when asked by The Meadville Tribune via Twitter to describe her experience thus far at the Senior League Softball East Regional Tournament. Following her response was the hashtag #D1isfamily.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Steelers camp Steelers LB Spence caps lengthy comeback

    The whistle blew and Sean Spence sprinted forward, each cathartic step distancing the linebacker from the horrific knee injury that threatened to end his NFL career before it even really began.
    Spence almost gleefully smashed into fullback Bryce Davis during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first full contact drill of training camp on Monday. The two tussled for several seconds before Davis — his fists full of Spence’s jersey — pulled them both to the ground.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • District 1 dominates at East Regional

    Outscoring its opponents 32-0, District 1 moved to 3-0 at the Senior League Softball East Regional Tournament on Monday with a pair of wins.

    July 28, 2014

  • Kissing the bricks Gordon wins at Indy for record 5th time

    With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.
    Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first Brickyard victory.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Roethlisberger OK with choice to wait on new deal

    There are days when Ben Roethlisberger can feel every single hit he’s absorbed during a decade as one of the NFL’s most fearless quarterbacks.
    And there are days when the Pittsburgh Steelers star sees the young faces surrounding him in the huddle and it seems like he can play forever.

    July 26, 2014

  • Teen doping Survey: Teens experimenting with HGH on the rise

    Michael Guerreri wanted to try human growth hormones so he could look like a pro wrestler. Joe Badalanato hoped HGH would help him become a better football player. James O’Brien figured the drug would improve his fastball.
    The three 18-year-olds from suburban Philadelphia told The Associated Press this week that they bought bottles of HGH online in the past year. Turns out, what they bought was fake.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

    Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.
    The Colombian is entered in the Brickyard 400 for the explicit purpose of winning at Indy in NASCAR and giving team owner Roger Penske one of the few trophies missing from his collection.

    July 25, 2014

  • Haley Wise District 1 looking forward to bigger goals

    The members of the District 1 Senior League softball team haven’t spent a whole lot of time playing together.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Meadville's magical season comes to an end

    The state run is over for the Meadville Junior League All-Stars.
    Guess they’ll just have to content themselves with a District 1 championship, a Section 1 championship and an incredible turnaround from the year before.

    July 24, 2014

Sports Scoreboard
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Business Marquee
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue

A South Carolina woman was arrested recently after the McDonald’s employee let her daughter spend the day playing in a nearby park while she worked her shift. The decision has created a debate over “free-range” parenting and whether it’s a good idea or not. What’s your take?

I’m fine with it. If she cannot afford childcare, what choice does she have?
This is horrible and very bad parenting.
I’m torn. It’s not right what she did, but it sounds like the mother had few other options.
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide