Meadville Tribune

Sports

December 9, 2012

Bulldogs claim Sertoma Tip-off title over East

MEADVILLE — The Meadville boys basketball team had a bunch of guys that played well in Saturday night’s game against East.

Donte Hollingsworth, however, he just about filled up his entire highlight reel in that one 32-minute span. The senior knocked down several graceful jump shots and slipped in a handful of impossible-looking layups, all while scoring an electrifying 33 points in the Bulldogs’ 85-67 win over the Warriors in the championship game of the Sertoma Club Tip-off Tournament last night at the House of Thrills.

“Yeah, Donte played well,” said Meadville head coach Norm Price. “The whole team played well. They shared the ball. It was an enjoyable weekend.”

MASH is now 2-0. On Friday the Bulldogs opened the tournament with a 70-48 victory over Conneaut.

“Coming in, we were concerned about Conneaut because of the size they have. And you never know what you’re going to get with East and Central because of their athletic ability,” Price said. “But we did well.”

Last night’s win was also No. 399 for coach Price. He and the Bulldogs will be looking for No. 400 on Wednesday when they travel to Erie to take on McDowell.

“The proudest thing about this whole thing is that I got them all at one school,” said Price. “I’m just proud that they’ve all been here.

“And hopefully we won’t take too long to get it.”

Back to Hollingsworth: He was named MVP of the tournament thanks to his performance, which also included six rebounds and a pair of assists.

He was 14-for-21 from the field and 4-for-6 from the free throw line.

He scored 10 of Meadville’s 14 points in the first quarter, which East led 17-14.

He then added six more in the second quarter. And he also had some help in that frame by the Clune brothers — senior Trevor and freshman Jason. Trevor tallied eight points and had eight rebounds in the second period. Jason added five points and three rebounds.

Together, those three spearheaded an 18-2 run to start the second quarter, putting Meadville in front 32-18. The ’Dogs would not trail again.

East did get as close as 40-36 early in the third quarter. However, the Bulldogs outscored the Warriors 23-7 over the final five minutes of the frame to take a 63-43 lead into the fourth.

Trevor Clune hit one triple during that run. And Zak Price finished off the quarter with back-to-back long-distance treys.

The fourth quarter was a shoot-out, which East won 24-22. Yet the Warriors never really threatened Meadville’s lead with Hollingsworth keeping the pace with an 11-point effort.

Trevor Clune finished the game with 14 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks. He was an obvious choice for the all-tournament team.

Price and Malik Anderson each had 10 points. And Jason Clune tallied nine points and seven rebounds.

For East, Trousie Thrower — an all-tournament team pick — led the way with 19 points. Kyree Kirkland finished with 15 points after banging in three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • MLB replay Selig calls replay start ‘remarkable’

    Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport’s new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks.
    While baseball began video review late in the 2008 season, it was limited to potential home runs and boundary calls. The new system that began March 30 vastly expands the types of plays that managers and umpires can ask to be reviewed at a replay center in New York.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cardinals roll to a sweep of Eagles

    The match only lasted three games, but Logan Herzberger still found the time to post a double-double, notching 14 kills and 18 digs while the Cochranton volleyball team swept Conneaut 25-22, 25-16, 25-18 during Region 1 action on Tuesday.

    April 15, 2014

  • Brendon Barclay Unbeaten Panthers need five games to top Bulldogs

    Through the first four games, there was no telling which team was undefeated and which team had only one win entering Monday night’s Region 1 volleyball clash between Meadville and Saegertown.
    By the fifth and deciding game, the cream rose to the top.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ogwumike goes No. 1

    It was a busy draft night for the Connecticut Sun.
    Minutes after taking Chiney Ogwumike with the top pick in the WNBA draft Monday night, the Sun made a blockbuster deal to trade 2012 MVP Tina Charles to the New York Liberty.

    April 14, 2014

  • Watson pulls away at Augusta to win second green jacket

    One of golf’s most exciting players squeezed most of the drama out of the Masters on Sunday. That’s just fine with Bubba Watson.
    All he cared about was slipping into that green jacket.
    Instead of hitting a 40-yard hook out of a forest of Georgia pines — the signature shot in his playoff victory two years ago — the final act Sunday at Augusta National took place on the 18th green. Watson had a three-shot lead and consulted with his caddie on a 15-foot birdie putt.

    April 14, 2014

  • Harvick survives shootout for win at Darlington

    Kevin Harvick used one of the few weekend missteps to pull out his first Darlington victory.
    Harvick was among several veteran drivers fighting for the Nationwide Series win Friday night when rookie Chase Elliott used fresher tires and a strong machine to move from the back of the pack to first place over the final two laps.

    April 14, 2014

  • Spezza lifts Senators to SO win over Penguins

    Jason Spezza scored in the shootout to help the Ottawa Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night and finish the season on a five-game winning streak.
    The teams were tied 2-2 after two periods and didn’t score in the third or overtime.

    April 14, 2014

  • Brewers sweep Pirates, win ninth straight

    Kyle Lohse was eager to top his Milwaukee teammates.
    He sure came close.
    Lohse came within an out of a complete game, and the Brewers won their ninth straight with a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.

    April 13, 2014

  • Ramirez lifts ChiSox over Indians

    Alexei Ramirez came up to the plate, ready to swing.
    Ramirez hit a two-run homer on the first pitch he saw from John Axford in the ninth inning, rallying the Chicago White Sox over the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on a rainy Sunday.

    April 13, 2014

  • Masters Watson Watson surges to Masters lead following birdie spree

    Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of “Bubba golf,” producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

Sports Scoreboard
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Business Marquee
AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
Poll

Is simplifying the U.S. tax code the best way to boost the economy? The code today is 73,608 pages and it grows every year. Which one of these suggestions seems like the best solution:

Make a progressive tax rate that’s a simple 6 percent for everyone.
End tax breaks for the “1 percent.”
It’s not as simple as one change — many things have to happen.
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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