COCHRANTON — Cochranton picked up win No. 1 on the season on Wednesday, snapping a nine-game losing streak, with a 68-48 win over Region 3 foe Saegertown in boys basketball action at the Bird Cage.
The Cardinals got off to a hot start against the Panthers, jumping out to a 22-8 lead after one quarter. Cochranton led 41-22 at halftime. Saegertown did bounce back to win the fourth quarter (14-11), but it was too late.
Jaiben Walker led the Cardinals (1-9, 1-2 Region 3) with 16 points. He hit three 3-pointers. Jon Gallo added 11 points and Wyatt Barzak chipped in with 10 points.
For Saegertown, Max Fuller had a team-best 13 points. Jaden Wilkins tallied 12 points.
Beavers beat Tigers
CORRY — The Corry boys basketball team had a big night on defense, holding Maplewood to just six points in the second half; and had a big night on offense, collecting 10 3-pointers; while picking up a 67-27 non-region win over the Tigers.
The Region 6-leading Beavers (9-2) were led by Logan Joncas, who drained five treys and scored 18 points. Nick Brundage followed with three triples and 16 points.
For Maplewood (4-8), Jake Brunot scored 11 points, knocking down a trio of 3-pointers.
Steelers outshoot Muskies
FARRELL — Farrell had racked up 55 points by halftime on its way to an 85-46 victory over non-region opponent Jamestown on Wednesday.
Eric Hopson led the way for the Steelers (4-5) with 25 points while Adrian Daniels was right behind him with 24. Sayyid Muhammad added 15 markers.
For Jamestown (5-7), Cameron Keyser had 16 points, while Darian Keyser tallied 12 and Peyton McElhinny scored 10.
Panthers pin Eagles
SAEGERTOWN — Not a single match went the duration as Saegertown picked up nine falls en route to a 78-6 win over Youngsville on Wednesday in Region 3 wrestling action.
Recording pins for the Panthers were: Alex Kightlinger (126 pounds), Kenny Kiser (138), Matt Posego (145), Matt Nale (152), Landon Caldwell (160), Jake Reisinger (170), Robbie Brown (182), Josh Perrine (195) and Canyon Smith (285). Saegertown was also the beneficiary of four forfeit victories.
Saegertown moved to 4-1 overall and in Region 3. Youngsville is 0-5 in overall and in region action.
Knights roll Bears
RUSSELL — Eisenhower took a commanding lead early and cruised to a 62-18 win over Union City on Wednesday in Region 3 wrestling action.
Starting at 113 pounds, the Knights (5-0, 5-0 Region 3) picked up wins in seven of the first eight bouts to take a 37-6 lead. Logan Jaquay (120), Gannon Jaquay (138), Alex Hummel (152) and Benji Bauer (160) had falls during the run for Eisenhower.
Austin Dolan did cut the lead in half with a fall at 126 pounds for the Bears (2-8, 2-3 Region 3). Nick Kaday (170) and Marshall VanTassel recorded pins for the Bears as well.
Cardinals top Tigers
GUYS MILLS — Maplewood gave up crucial points with forfeits and Cochranton took advantage to post a 43-23 win over the Tigers on Wednesday in Region 3 wrestling action.
The Cardinals picked up 24 points via forfeit wins. The Cardinals also got six points each from Stetson Boozer and Louden Gledhill, who recorded falls at 152 and 160 pounds, respectively.
Steven Heme got a pin for the Tigers at 285 pounds.
Reds upend Sailors
WEST MIDDLESEX — There were only five contested bouts, and West Middlesex won four of them, good enough to collect a 37-30 victory over Lakeview during a Region 1 dual on Wednesday.
Sebastian Hensch had the lone on-the-mat victory for the Sailors (0-5, 0-5 Region 1), pinning Middlesex’s Brenden Gioan in 1:07.
West Middlesex improved to 5-5 overall and 3-3 in Region 1 with the win.
Lady Scots handle Cats
EDINBORO — The Edinboro women’s basketball team moved to 6-6 overall and 4-4 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference with an 86-55 win over Pitt-Johnstown on Wednesday at McComb Fieldhouse.
Michaela Barnes paced the Scots with 24 points. Cheniya Sharpe chipped in with a career-high 19 points and 12 rebounds. Madison Amalia contributed 10 points.
Leading the way for Pitt-Johnstown (7-7, 2-6 PSAC) was Makalyn Clapper with 12 points.
’Boro’s rally falls short
EDINBORO — Edinboro made a nice comeback in the second half, after trailing by as many as 14, but couldn’t pull out the win as the Scots fell to Pitt-Johnstown 86-83 on Wednesday in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference men’s basketball action.
Anthony Coleman finished with 23 points to lead the Scots (5-7, 2-6 PSAC). Trey Staunch had a 20-point, 17-rebound double-double. Jaryn Simpson also had a double-double with 18 points and 12 boards.
Josh Wise led the Mountain Cats (13-2, 7-1 PSAC) with 23 points.
’Hawks hold off SRU
SLIPPERY ROCK — Indiana (Pa.) held on for a 78-74 win over Slippery Rock in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday.
Meadville graduate Armoni Foster finished with 23 points for the Crimson Hawks, scoring 14 of those in the second half. Foster also had seven rebounds.
IUP is now 12-1 overall and 7-1 in the PSAC.