Fontanex-Waid

Meadville’s Natalia Fontanez-Waid had a big game for the Lady Bulldogs on Thursday, putting up 15 points in a key 47-38 win over Region 5 foe Hickory. 

Meadville Tribune

HERMITAGE — The Meadville girls basketball team pushed its way into third place in Region 5 with a clutch 47-38 victory over Hickory on Thursday. 

The Lady Bulldogs got off to a hot start, taking a 17-8 lead after one quarter and extending it to 28-18 at the half and 38-24 going into the fourth.

Natalia Fontanez-Waid was the driving force for Meadville (7-11, 5-3 Region 5), scoring 15 points. Jaida Speed followed with 12 and Jailynn Gilbert scored nine. 

For Hickory (11-8, 6-4 Region 5), Aniyah Anderson registered 20 points while Reanna Daniels scored a dozen.

 

MEADVILLE (47)

Longo 2 0-0 4, Fontanez-Waid 7 0-1 15, Gilbert 2 4-5 9, Johnson 2 0-2 4, Speed 6 0-4 12, Buzzard 1 0-0 2, Templin 0 1-2 1. Totals 20 5-14 47.

HICKORY (38)

Beach 0 0-0 0, Gustas 2 2-4 6, Duncan 0 0-1 0, Anderson 7 6-9 20, Daniels 2 8-9 12. Totals 11 16-23 38.

Meadville1711109—47

Hickory 810614—38

3-point goals: M — Fontanez-Waid 1, Gilbert 1. 

Records: Meadville 7-11, 5-3 Region 5; Hickory 11-8, 6-4 Region 5. 

 

CASH closes out Oilers

OIL CITY — A dozen players on the Conneaut Area girls basketball team got in the scorebook as the Lady Eagles notched a 59-38 victory over Region 5 opponent Oil City on Thursday. 

Among those 12 was Emma Stevenson, who led the way for CASH (4-14, 2-7 Region 5) with 16 points. Rylee Jones followed with 10 markers. 

Oil City (0-18, 0-9 Region 5) was led by Maggie McFall with 11 points and Chloe Terwilliger with 10. 

 

CONNEAUT AREA (59)

Jones 2 6-8 10, Stevenson 4 8-12 16, Blood 1 2-4 4, Davis 0 2-2 2, Seman 1 0-0 2, Denihan 0 0-0 0, Goldsmith 1 1-5 3, Mattera 1 0-0 2, Groover 0 0-0 0, Fuhrer 2 0-0 5, Stone 1 2-2 4, Perrye 0 1-2 1, Decker 4 0-0 8, Thomas 0 0-0 0, Egli 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 22-35 59. 

OIL CITY (38)

Manning 0 5-10 5, Dobson 0 0-0 0, Terwilliger 3 4-4 10, Copley 0 0-0 0, Stahl 2 0-0 4, McFall 4 3-5 11, Wenner 1 2-4 4, Shreckengost 0 4-4 4, Cavalline 0 0-2 0. Totals 10 18-29 38. 

Conneaut12201512—59

Oil City613514—38

3-point goals: CA — Fuhrer.

Records: Conneaut Area 4-14, 2-7 Region 5; Oil City 0-18, 0-9 Region 5. 

Averie Braymer

Saegertown’s Averie Braymer looks for an open teammate during a Region 2 tilt against Iroquois on Thursday. Braymer scored eight points as the Panthers defeated the Braves 42-25. 

 

Cats smother Braves

SAEGERTOWN — What was a close game after one period got further and further away from the Iroquois girls basketball team, as Saegertown turned up the pressure on defense en route to a 42-25 Region 2 victory over the Braves on Thursday. 

Saegertown (13-4, 8-4 Region 2) led just 12-9 after one period, but then held Iroquois (7-11, 6-7 Region 2) to just 16 points the rest of the game. 

Leading the way offensively for Saegertown was Ava Jones with 11 points while Kaylee Mulligan scored 10. 

Angelina Meola was the top scorer for Iroquois with seven points. 

 

IROQUOIS (25)

A. Meola 3 1-2 7, D. Meola 1 1-2 3, J. Meola 2 0-0 5, Milner 1 0-0 3, DiFuccia 2 1-2 5, Sterling 1 0-0 2. Totals 10 3-6 25. 

SAEGERTOWN (42)

Young 3 1-5 7, Pryzbrowski 2 2-5 6, Braymer 4 0-2 8, Mulligan 5 0-0 10, Jones 4 3-5 11, Kindervater 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 6-17 42. 

Iroquois9664—25

Saegertown1214610—42

3-point goals: I — J. Meola, Milner. 

Records: Iroquois 7-11, 6-7 Region 2; Saegertown 13-4, 8-4 Region 2. 

 

Cards throttle Bulldogs

TIDIOUTE — Paced by a 56-point explosion in the first half, the Cochranton girls basketball racked up a 79-28 victory over Region 2 opponent Tidioute Charter on Thursday. 

Cochranton (12-7, 9-5 Region 2) had 11 players find the scoreboard, three in double-digits. Lexie Moore tallied 17 points. Jaidan Matinec had 15. And Cat Miller scored 12. Martinec and Moore both drained four 3-pointers.

For Tidioute (4-14, 0-13 Region 2), Nakiesha Krouse led the way with 13 points.  

 

COCHRANTON (79)

Martinec 5 1-1 15, Miller 6 0-0 12, Wright 3 1-1 7, Hiles 0 0-0 0, Harvey 2 1-3 5, Moore 6 1-2 17, Dean 0 2-3 2, Heim 2 0-0 4, Richter 1 0-0 2, McGill 1 0-0 2, McBryar 0 0-0 0, Gallo 0 4-4 4, Freyermuth 4 0-0 9. Totals 30 10-14 79. 

TIDIOUTE CHARTER (28)

Krouse 5 0-0 13, Proctor 1 0-0 2, Nuttall 0 1-2 1, Sabella 5 0-0 10, Curtin 0 0-0 0, Scaife 1 0-0 2, Drunkenbroad 0 0-0 0, Barnes 0 0-2 0, Hulse 0 0-0 0, Pizer 0 0- 0, Zofein 0 0-0 0, Daelhousen 0 0-2 0. Totals 12 1-6 28. 

Cochranton22341211—79

Tidioute9496—28

3-point goals: C — Martinec 4, Moore 4, Freyermuth; TC — Krouse 3. 

Records: Cochranton 12-7, 9-5 Region 2; Tidioute Charter 4-14, 0-13 Region 2. 

 

Warriors wallop Muskies

JAMESTOWN — Portersville Christian’s Julia Mangiapane outscored Jamestown all by herself, tallying 28 points in a 59-25 non-region victory over the Lady Muskies on Thursday. 

Mangiapane was the lone double-digit scorer for Porterville, who also had a strong game on defense, limiting Jamestown to nine markers in the first half. 

Leading the way for Jamestown (2-16) was Jocelyn Johnson with nine points. Jillian McElhinny added six.  

 

PORTERSVILLE CHRISTIAN (59)

Patterson 3 1-2 8, Mangiapane 13 2-4 28, Keck 0 0-2 0, Van Gent 1 0-0 2, Cole 3 0-0 9, Graham 0 0-0 0, Ledford 1 2-2 4, Castina 1 2-2 4, Morley 1 0-1 2, Shandick 0 2-6 2, Bower 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 9-19 59. 

JAMESTOWN (25)

L. Keener 1 0-0 2, McElhinny 3 0-0 6, Messai 2 0-0 4, Johnson 3 1-2 9, Smith 2 0-0 4, Cowher 0 0-0 0, Gould 0 0-0 0, Stevenson 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 1-2 25. 

Portersville1915196—59

Jamestown5479—25

3-point goals: PC — Cole 3, Patterson; J — Johnson 2. 

Records: Portersville Christian n/a; Jamestown 2-16. 

 

Boys Basketball

 

Calvary holds off Rock

SLIPPERY ROCK — After building a solid lead in the first half, the Calvary Baptist boys basketball team had to hold off a comeback attempt by non-league opponent Slippery Rock Homeschool. 

Despite being outscored 30-19 over the final two quarters, Thunder clung to the win, 47-42 on Thursday. 

Stuart Hochstetler led the way for Calvary (4-6) on offense, knocking down three 3-pointers while scoring 17 points. Ethan Kerr followed with 14 points. 

Slippery Rock was led by Titus Bailey, who hit four treys and scored 19 points. Sean Hroncich followed with 10 points.

 

CALVARY BAPTIST (47)

Mattocks 4 1-1 9, S. Hochstetler 4 6-7 17, Frano 2 0-0 4, Kerr 5 3-4 14, Hoegerl 1 0-0 3. Totals 16 10-12 47. 

SLIPPERY ROCK HOMESCHOOL (42)

Hroncich 5 0-2 10, Toth 2 0-0 4, Bailey 7 1-4 19, Bryan 4 1-2 9. Totals 18 2-8 42. 

Calvary Baptist1711109—47

Slippery Rock931515—42

3-point goals: CB — Hochstetler 3, Kerr, Hoegerl; SRH — Bailey 4. 

Records: Calvary Baptist 4-6; Slippery Rock n/a.

 

Hockey

 

Bulldogs blast Armstrong

KITTANING — The Meadville hockey team’s season is hitting the homestretch, and the pressure is on for the Bulldogs to win the rest of their games to be one of the top two teams in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League’s Class AA Northwest Division, which would entail a berth into the playoffs. 

The Bulldogs took care of that business on Thursday night, collecting an 8-2 victory over Class AA opponent Armstrong during action at the Belmont Sports Complex.  

Michael Mahoney had a productive game, gathering up a hat trick while contributing assists on two other scores. Cohl Weber was right behind him with two goals and two assists. 

Andrew Derlink, Ryan Scheppelmann and Ethen Konetsky scored one goal apiece for the Bulldogs. Alex Ott had two assists. 

Jordan McCurdy was a busy man in goal for the Bulldogs, making 46 saves on 48 shots. 

With the win, Meadville improved to 13-18-2-1 on the season and 6-8-0-1 in PIHL Class AA play. Their first of three remaining league games is Monday when they travel to Plum.

 

Swimming & Diving

 

Prep/Villa squeezes MASH

ERIE — Both the Cathedral Prep boys and Villa Maria girls swimming & diving teams maintained their presence on top of their respective Region 3 standings after taking both ends of a meet against Meadville on Thursday at the Prep/Villa Events Center. 

Cathedral Prep defeated the Meadville boys 122-60. The Villa girls won over the Lady Bulldogs 113-52. 

The win improves Prep’s record to 9-1 overall and 8-0 in Region 3. Villa is now 8-0-1 overall and 7-0-1 in Region 3. 

The Meadville boys slipped to 5-3 both overall and in the region. The girls are now 1-7 overall and in league meets. 

There were a handful of highlights for the Meadville side, though. 

For the girls, Olivia Philbrick won two events. She was fastest in the 50 freestyle, touching the wall in 25.99; and later won the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:00.39.

Jaeda Johnston was first in the 500 freestyle, dropping 10 seconds from her season best to finish in 5:48.81. She later dropped two seconds from her personal standard while taking second in the 200 free in 2:09.89. 

Ella Stewart added a victory in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:17.74. 

On the boys side, Josh Merchbaker collected a pair of firsts, winning the 50 free in 22.06 and later adding a victory in the 100 backstroke with a time of 53.48.

Braden Bosco added a win in the 200 IM, completing the race in 2:14.81.

Gabe Cummings was also busy. He was first in the 100 freestyle with a personal-best time of 51.11. He later improved that mark while leading off the 400 free relay, swimming it in 51.08 and helping the team of Daniel Button, Merchbaker and Bosco take second in 3:34.17.  Cummings also took third in the 50 free with a time of 22.97, his first time finishing in under 23 seconds. 

Isaac Fiely added a second-place finish in the 1-meter dive with a score of 167.60. Prep’s Max Campbell won the event with a score of 201.55. 

 

McLane sweeps UC

UNION CITY — The General McLane swimming & diving team took each event while facing Union City in a Region 2 dual meet Thursday. 

In girls action, General McLane won 140-45 to improve to 9-3 overall and in Region 2. The Union City girls slipped to 2-10 on the year and in Region 2. 

In the boys meet, McLane grabbed a 116-42, moving up to 2-10 both overall and in the region. Union City slipped to 0-12 on the season and in region meets. 

Highlights for the Bears included Owen Wienczkowski’s second-place time of 28.90 in the boys 50 freestyle;  and Nick Cain’s second-place finish in the 100 free with a time of 56.28.

For the girls, Samantha McIntyre was second in the 500 free with a time of 6:55.01. 

 

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