When Sharon struggles with its shooting, it can always count on Tanayja Sanders supplying a shot in the arm.
Sanders scored 7 third-period points Monday night and Mallory Torr tallied a pair of clutch free throws, leading the Lady Tigers to a 35-30 Region 2-AA win over visiting Sharpsville.
Sanders, the senior post, secured an 11-point, 10-rebound double-double, staking Sharon (3-1, 6-5) to its 5th success in its last 6 games.
“She’s our leading scorer, so we wanted to get her the ball, dish down, and we were able to get her the ball in the second half,” summarized Sharon skipper Maria Joseph.
Conversely, Sharpsville (1-3, 4-7) suffered its 4th setback of the season by 5 points or less.
However it was the host Lady Tigers who were tight at the outset.
“ ... It was great atmosphere. ... I think we just had a little bit of nerves,” Joseph admitted. “We were open ... we just couldn’t get the ball to drop.”
In attempting to establish a perimeter game, Sharon misfired on its first 9 shots and connected on only 5 of 27 first-half field-goal attempts. With Kayla Kurelko connecting on a trey and Maddie Przicina’s put-back in the last 2 minutes, Sharpsville secured an 18-14 margin at intermission.
During the 3rd period, however, Sanders sat in the low post and produced 7 points. The Blue Devils did not take as great care of the ball as they did during the 1st half, committing as many miscues during the 3rd (7) as they did during the first 16 minutes. That helped enable Sharon to outscore Sharpsville 15-7 and take a 29-24 edge entering the final frame.
Sanders was whistled for her 3rd personal foul with 6:33 remaining and was forced to the sideline, and the Lady Tigers turned over the ball as many times (7) during the 4th frame as they did during the first 3 quarters combined.
Sharon led 33-30 and Sharpsville’s Eugena Davis had a good look at a potential game-tying, top-of-the-key triple with approximately a minute remaining. She missed, and Sanders secured the rebound.
Mallory Torr — who missed the front end of a 1-and-1 bonus free-throw situation with 36.3 ticks to play — made amends by knocking down both ends of another opportunity with 11.4 seconds.
“That was huge!” Joseph praised. “She just went up there and knocked ’em down.”
In addition to Sanders, Lexi Dabney deposited 9 points for Sharon, coming off the bench to toss in 2 treys during the 2nd stanza, while ’Tina Jacoway joined Sanders on the boards, snaring 7 as Sharon secured a 35-27 rebounding margin.
For Sharpsville, Emily Anderson annexed 10 caroms and she and Davies divided 14 points, while Kurelko connected for a team-high 9 for Sharpsville skipper Jeff Hanley.
But the bottom line for Sharon is, “We settle down in the second half and got back to playing our game,” Joseph assessed. “The second half we calmed our nerves and got it down. It wasn’t the prettiest, but I’m proud of the girls for how they played the second half.”
Notes: Neither Sharon (13 for 48, 27 percent) or Sharpsville (12 for 35, 34.2) shot well from the floor. The Blue Devils were guilty of 16 turnovers, 2 more than Sharon. — By Ed Farrell, Herald assistant sports editor.
ä Hickory 69, Meadville 22 — At “The Hive” in Hermitage, Nikki Arbanas’ scoring output alone equaled Meadville as the Lady Hornets rolled to a perfect 4-0 in Region 5-AAA and 12-0 overall with a win over the Lady Bulldogs (1-3, 2-9).
Arbanas, a YSU recruit, fired in 22 points and had 4 steals for Hickory, Holly Grober registered 12 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals and 5 assists, Nicole Lacava registered 12 points and grabbed 5 boards and Reganne O’Brien added 9 points and 4 rebounds.
Kiashia Newsome led the way for Meadville with 11 points.
ä Franklin 45, Grove City 44 — At Grove City, the Lady Knights notched a measure of vengence for an earlier loss to Grove City (53-50) at Conneaut Area’s Booster Club holiday tourney.
The host Lady Eagles were on the short end of a 35-29 margin entering the 4th frame, but outscored Franklin 15-10 before coming up shy in the Region 5-AAA affair.
Franklin forged almost flawless free-throw shooting, as Angelina Starr (10 for 10) and Becca Gravatt (8 of 9) garnered 18 of 19 attempts. Conversely, the Lady Eagles ended 13 for 21 from the sin stripe.
Starr scored a game-high 19 points and Gravatt got another 18 for Franklin (3-2, 7-5).
Danyelle Lucido led Grove City (2-1, 7-4) with 11 points. She tossed in a trio of triples.
ä Greenville 52, Mercer 46 — At Greenville, the Lady Trojans (2-2, 5-5) pulled off the Region 2-AA upset over the Lady M’s (3-1, 9-4).
Molly Montalvo notched 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists for Greenville while Casslyn Holder registered 10 points, 9 boards and 2 assists.
Also for the Lady Trojans, Jillian Herrick had 4 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals, Cameron Leary ripped down 10 boards and Rebecca Fagley added 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals.
Alexis Arkwright fired in a game-high 25 points for Mercer and Aubrie Angermeier posted 11 markers.
“It was an overall team effort,” said 1st-year Greenville coach Jen Fagley. “The girls worked together and we got them in foul trouble. It was a much-needed emotional win for the girls. They really battled and it was a very, very physical game.
“Their defensive effort was great. When a team has a player like Arkwright, it’s hard keeping her out of the paint. We contained her enough to get the win. We’ll take it.”
ä Commodore Perry 64, Jamestown 31 — At Sheakleyville, coach Bob Messina’s Lady Panthers improved to 2-0 in Region 1-A and 8-4 overall with the victory over winless Jamestown (0-1, 0-10).
Sarah Nagy fired in 15 points to lead Commodore Perry and Emily Kitchen added 8 points and 8 rebounds.
Kaitlin Liszka scored 8 points to pace the Lady Muskies.
ä Farrell 47, Rocky Grove 38 — At Farrell’s E.J. McCluskey Gymnasium, the Lady Steelers (1-1, 3-8) jumped out to a 13-6 lead after the opening 8 minutes and went on to capture the Region 1-A clash over the Lady Orioles (0-1, 6-6).
Bria Gambill scored 13 points to lead Farrell while Tatyana Page and Whitney Murray had 9 points each for Lady Steelers’ skipper Eddie Turosky.
Aleece Schiffer had a game-high 18 points for Rocky Grove and Amber Nerlich bucketed 11.
ä Kennedy Catholic 62, Reynolds 21 — At Hermitage, the host Lady Golden Eagles eased to the Region 1-A rout.
Bekah Kish connected for a game-high 15 points to key Kennedy Catholic (1-0, 8-2), while Taylor Hood had a 12-point, 7-assist, 4-steal effort, and Tatum Kress contributed an 8-point, 8-rebound outing. Also, Alivia O’Brien also added 4 steals for 1st-year mentor Chris Mele.
Rose Stoyer scored 7 for Reynolds (0-1, 1-10).
ä West Middlesex 54, Lakeview 41 — At West Middlesex, the host Ms. Reds recorded a substantial edge from the free-throw line to secure the Region 2-AA win.
Middlesex manufactured 28 of 54 free-throw attempts, led by Alyson Pierce’s 12-for-16 performance, while the visiting Lady Sailors shot just 10 times from the line, sinking 6.
Pierce produced a team-high 14 points for West Middlesex (2-1, 7-6) and 1st-year mentor Mike Williams, while Morgan Atterholt added 10.
Leading Lakeview (0-5, 3-7) was Sam Womer, who went for a game-high 19-point performance.
INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Hickory High indoor track & field teams got off to an outstanding start at the recent Youngstown State University high school meet.
Competing against a very strong field, the boys and and girls earned numerous medals and set two school records.
The 4x800 meter relay team (Haley Boyd, Lexi Bible, Jessica Garcia-Ramirez and Bailey Brown) posted a record time of 11:00.80 to finish runner-up in the meet.
Purdue University-bound Luke Lewis won the shot put in a school record of 61 feet, 3 1/4 inches. The throw also broke the YSU facility record. He broke the school mark in the weight throw (48-6) in finishing 3rd.
Kenney Ezi-Ashi just missed breaking the 200 mark by .48, running 24.48 to finish 4th.
Lewis and female shot putter Elena Marchand (37-0, 4th) both qualified for the Pennsylvania Indoor State Meet, set for Feb. 22 at Penn State University.
Hickory next will compete at the Spire Facility in Geneva, Ohio on Friday.
Following are other results for Hickory athletes at YSU:
ä 60 hurdles — Justin Peidle, 6th, 9.82; Bobby Marzano, 7th, 10.02.
ä 60-meter dash — Ezi-Ashi, 9th, 7.51.
ä 4x200 relay — Dozie Ezi-Ashi, Michael Steach, Charles Carr, Kenny Ezi-Ashi, 7th, 1:42.50.
ä Shot put — Austin Aikins, 5th, 47-7è.
ä Weight throw — Aikins, 7th, 36-6; Evan Blaire, 8th, 34-9; Tyler Bishop, 9th, 30-8.
ä Triple jump — Dom Zomparelli, 4th, 36-6.5.
ä 60 hurdles — Madi Bell, 8th, 10.36.
ä Mile — Bible, 2nd, 5:42.63; Boyd, 5th, 5:54.49.
ä 800 — Bible, 3rd, 2:35.44; Boyd, 4th, 2:41.52.
ä 200 — Lauren Bell, 8th, 28.75.
ä High jump — 6th, Katie Gustas, 6th, 4-6; Claire Malak, 9th, 4-4.
ä Pole vault — Olivia Fustos, 2nd, 8-0.
ä Long jump — Gustas, 8th, 14-1.
ä Triple jump — Alyssa Kostka, 6th, 30-5.75.
ä Shot put — Tori McKinley, 5th, 36-10.75; Cailen Blaire, 6th, 36-10è; Lauren Garthwaite, 9th, 32-6è; Hope Wilterdink, 10th, 32-4.
ä Weight throw — Blaire, 2nd, 39-5; McKinley, 4th, 32-11; Marchand, 5th, 31-10; Garthwaite, 6th, 23-3; Hope Wilterdink, 7th, 18-6.
North East Invitational
Grove City High girls established 4 school standards.
The 200 medley relay foursome of Meghan Terwillinger, Renee Decker, Kimmi Wendelschaefer and Emma Rastatter ended 2nd at the invite in a time of 155:47. Also, Decker placed as runner-up in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:01, while Terwilliger took 2nd in the 100 butterfly in 1:01. And in the 100 breaststroke, Wendelschaefer went 1:10.46 to place 2nd and establish another Eagles’ mark.
“Six swimmers scoring over 150 points — that is incredible!” gushed Grove City Coach Karen Wendelschaefer. “These girls are having a great season and are going into the second half of the season with incredible confidence.”
Other Grove City placewinners were:
ä 200 individual medley — Terwilliger, 1st, 2:18.
ä 50 freestyle — Rastatter, 3rd, 25.86.
ä 500 freestyle — Wendelschaefer, 4th, 5:39
ä 200 IM — Erin Schmidt, 6th, 2:29.
ä 100 butterfly — Schmidt, 6th, 1:11.
ä 100 backstroke — Decker, 5th, 1:03; Cassie Wolowic, 9th, 1:09.
ä 400 freestyle relay — Grove City, 3rd.
MEADVILLE 8 11 1 2 22
HICKORY 22 22 20 5 69
MEADVILLE — Clayton 0-0-0-0, Clatch 0-0-0-0, Newsome 5-0-1-11, Wickham 1-1-3-3, McCoy 1-0-0-2, Smith 0-0-0-0, Schweter 3-0-2-6, Mosley 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goal: Newsome 1. Totals: 10-1-6-22.
HICKORY — DeJulia 1-0-0-3, Arbanas 8-1-1-22, Chess 2-1-2-5, Moore 1-0-2-2, He. Grober 0-0-0-0, Whitehead 0-0-0-0, Shephard 1-0-2-2, O’Brien 2-5-6-9, Beader 1-0-1-2, Lacava 4-4-6-12, Ho. Grober 4-4-6-12, Wilson 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Arbanas 5, DeJulia 1. Totals: 24-15-26-69.
JV — Hickory, 54-15. Jordann Wilson 14, Marissa DeJulia 11 for Hickory.
FRANKLIN 11 13 11 10 45
GROVE CITY 9 11 9 15 44
FRANKLIN — Starr 4-10-10-19, Gravatt 4-8-9-18, Hoover 0-0-0-0, Peiffer 1-0-0-2, Jones 3-0-0-6. 3-pt. goals: Gravatt 2, Starr 1. Totals: 12-18-19-45.
GROVE CITY — Lucido 3-2-2-11, A.Deyarmin 1-0-0-2, B.Deyarmin 2-2-2-7, Hyduchak 2-0-0-4, Jaskowak 1-2-2-5, Wyllie 3-2-6-8, Ferguson 0-4-8-4, Sprando 1-1-1-3. 3-pt. goals: Lucido 3, B.Deyarmin 1, Jaskowak 1. Totals: 13-13-21-44.
JV — Grove City, 49-28. Hannah Santom 7 points for Grove City; Angela Fiorentino 13 for Franklin.
SHARPSVILLE 4 14 6 6 30
SHARON 5 9 15 6 35
SHARPSVILLE — Davies 3-1-1-7, Kurelko 4-0-0-9, Anderson 3-1-2-7, Schell 0-1-4-1, Sloan 1-0-0-2, Przicina 1-2-2-4, Shuttleworth 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goal: Kurelko 1. Totals: 12-5-9-30.
SHARON — Mallory Torr 1-2-3-4, Jacoway 2-0-0-4, Sanders 4-3-6-11, McGranahan 0-0-0-0, Maggie Torr 2-0-0-5, Dabney 3-1-2-9, Smith 1-0-0-2, Hopson 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Dabney 2, Maggie Torr 1. Totals: 13-6-11-35.
JV — Sharon, 27-17. Amarah Reed 6 points for Sharon; Madison Sloan 8 for Sharpsville.
JAMESTOWN 9 6 4 12 31
COMM. PERRY 19 19 18 8 64
JAMESTOWN — Miller 2-0-0-6, Robinson 1-0-0-2, Bish 0-0-2-0, McLaughlin 1-0-0-2, Liszka 3-2-4-8, Mariacher 1-0-0-3, Keyser 3-0-0-6, Mitchell 1-0-0-2, Harnett 0-2-2-2. 3-pt. goals: Miller 2, Mariacher 1. Totals: 12-4-8-31.
COMMODORE PERRY — Campbell 3-0-0-6, Kitchen 3-1-2-8, Beachy 3-0-0-6, A. Nagy 2-2-2-6, Sernik 1-0-2-2, Vaughn 3-3-6-9, S. Nagy 4-7-10-15, Stringert 1-0-2-2, Grinnell 2-1-2-5, Shrock 2-1-2-5. 3-pt. goal: Kitchen 1. Totals: 24-15-28-64.
JV — CP, 40-20. Alexis Nagy 14, Brittany Shrock 11 for CP.
ROCKY GROVE 6 6 13 13 38
FARRELL 13 14 10 10 47
ROCKY GROVE — A. Nerlich 3-5-6-11, Schiffer 5-7-12-18, Swatzler 0-0-1-0, K. Nerlich 2-5-9-9, Larson 0-0-0-0, Holden 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goal: Schiffer 1. Totals: 10-17-28-38.
FARRELL — Smith 2-4-7-8, Oatis 1-0-1-2, Gambill 5-3-4-13, Page 2-5-9-9, Sharper 2-0-1-4, Evans 1-0-0-2, Murray 4-1-5-9. Totals: 17-13-27-47.
JV — No game.
REYNOLDS 5 1 5 10 21
KENNEDY 23 18 15 6 62
REYNOLDS — Bresnan 1-1-2-3, A. Cutshaw 0-0-0-0, Stoyer 3-1-6-7, Foster 0-0-0-0, Thompson 0-0-0-0, Babcock 0-0-3-0, Toy 0-0-2-0, Napadano 2-1-2-6, Kadman 2-1-2-5. 3-pt. goal: Napadano 1. Totals: 8-4-17-21.
KENNEDY CATHOLIC — Zacherl 2-0-0-4, Shannonhouse 0-1-2-1, Kress 4-0-0-8, Hood 6-0-0-12, Kish 5-2-3-15, O’Brien 1-0-0-2, Moroco 0-0-0-0, Burns 3-1-2-8, Fusco 0-0-0-0, Scoccia 0-0-0-0, Bocian 4-4-6-12, Volkay 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Kish 3, Burns 1. Totals: 25-8-13-62.
JV — Kennedy, 50-19. Hannah Burns 16 points, Mckayla Shannonhouse 11, Taylor Zacherl 10 for KC; Taylor Kadman 11 for Reynolds.
LAKEVIEW 9 13 8 11 41
MIDDLESEX 10 18 13 13 54
LAKEVIEW — Fischer 2-1-2-5, Riddle 0-2-3-2, Foster 3-0-0-7, M. Kasbee 0-0-0-0, Holland 1-0-0-2, Casciotti 0-0-0-0, McIntire 0-0-0-0, Womer 8-3-4-19, Gravatt 3-0-1-6. 3-pt. goal: Foster 1. Totals: 17-6-10-41.
WEST MIDDLESEX — Siefert 0-1-2-1, Atterholt 3-4-6-10, Havens 0-0-0-0, Pierce 1-12-16-14, Murray 2-5-15-9, Staunch 1-3-7-5, White 2-0-0-6, Elsey 3-3-8-9, Fithian 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: White 2. Totals: 12-28-54-54.
JV — West Middlesex, 45-31. Katie Richards 14, Kristen White 13, Macy Siefert 11 for WM. Mackenzie McIntire 11 for Lakeview.
MERCER 8 7 8 23 46
GREENVILLE 11 8 20 13 52
MERCER — Arkwright 10-3-3-25, McKinney 0-4-6-4, Cook 2-0-0-4, Angermeier 4-2-2-11, Glass 0-0-2-0, Fedorchak 1-0-0-2. 3-pt. goals: Arkwright 2, Angermeier 1. Totals: 17-9-13-46.
GREENVILLE — Fagley 2-2-5-6, Montalvo 6-0-0-12, Herrick 4-0-2-8, Leary 3-3-6-9, Marini 2-1-2-5, Beilstein 1-0-0-2, Holder 4-2-3-10. Totals: 22-8-18-52.
JV — No game.
When Sharon struggles with its shooting, it can always count on Tanayja Sanders supplying a shot in the arm.
Breese defends heavyweight title at PIAA Championships
HERSHEY, Pa. — Move over Rod Wright!
Lakeview senior heavyweight star Sam Breese had a goal coming into the PIAA State Class AA Wrestling Championships this weekend at Hershey Giant Center — besides winning a second state crown, that is.
WM knocks off Neshannock in PIAA playoffs
SLIPPERY ROCK — The notion of Trey Staunch sneaking up on opposing teams is laughable. At 6-foot-3 and approximately 225 pounds, the stout Staunch is not sneaking up on anyone.
However after posting a game-high 31-point, 18-rebound performance in West Middlesex High basketball team’s 76-66 PIAA Class AA playoffs opening-round win over Neshannock Saturday night, Staunch said opponents may have been overlooking the Big Reds.
Hickory girls 26-0, oust Johnstown
SLIPPERY ROCK — At Morrow Field House Saturday evening, the Hickory Lady Hornets kept the perfect season alive with a 63-37 state playoff first round win over the Greater Johnstown Trojans from District 6.
“It feels great to get the win (Saturday),” said veterans Hickory coach Jeanette Whitehead. “We’ve been at this place over the last few years and we’ve been sent home in the first round so it was a huge win for us. I’m very proud of our team effort."
KC girls roll past California in PIAA playoffs
SLIPPERY ROCK — Kennedy Catholic High girls’ basketball team was in the ’hood Saturday afternoon.
Led by senior Taylor Hood, the Lady Golden Eagles eased past California, 53-34, in the opening round of the PIAA Class A playoffs.
Lakeview's Breese to defend PIAA title
HERSHEY, Pa. — If you are Major League Baseball player, a .333 batting average is great. But in wrestling at the state tournament — not so much!
Out of the dozen wrestlers that Mercer County sent to Hershey for the PIAA State Class AA Wrestling Championships, only four (.333) will reach the medal stand today — led by Lakeview senior Sam Breese who shoots for a second straight gold medal.
Farrell edges Montour, 60-57, in PIAA opener
Montour High boys’ basketball coach Adam Kaufman lamented another season-ending setback. However there are several hundred coaches across the Commonwealth who envy his program’s recent success and would trade places with him in a heartbeat.
But during Friday night’s PIAA Class AAA playoff opener, Kaufman & Co. could not overcome those streaky Steelers ... those survivin’ Steelers.
“ ... Hey, survive and move on,” summarized Steelers’ skipper Roland Shannonhouse following Farrell’s 60-57 win at Sharon High.
GCC ousts Mercer in 1st round of PIAAs
The Mercer Lady Mustangs were outscored 16-4 in the final quarter of the first round of the state playoffs by the Greensburg Central Catholic Centurions, ending their season Friday night 56-31 at Sharon High School.
Senior Lexie Arkwright had a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double performance for the Lady M’s. She also snagged three steals. Adelyn Cook and Haylie Glass each added 4 points for Mercer.
5 area matmen to quarterfinals in Hershey
HERSHEY — Mercer County matmen had mixed results on the opening day of action in the PIAA State Class AA Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center.
Only 5 of the county’s dozen entries — led by defending state champ Sam Breese of Lakeview (285) — won their preliminary matches to move into the tournament quarterfinals which begin at 9 a.m. today. However the other 7 lost their first matches, although 3 are still alive in the consolations heading into this morning’s action.
Coach Chad Mild's Big Reds are road warriors
West Middlesex High boys basketball team did not play its first home game until after the first of the year, but competing at New Castle, Farrell and Youngstown’s Covelli Centre has served it well.
Witness West Middlesex’s 55-54 win over Fairview in last weekend’s District 10 Class AA championship game — at Edinboro University’s McComb Field House.
Boys PIAA basketball preview boxes
Who: Farrell (22-3) vs. Montour (16-8).
What: Opening round.
When: 7:30 p.m. today.
Where: Sharon High’s Tiger Gymnasium.
Hickory, Mercer, KC girls PIAA playoff boxes
Who: Hickory (25-0) vs. Greater Johnstown (11-14).
What: PIAA Playoffs, 1st round.
When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Slippery Rock University.
Shannonhouse's Steelers set for statewide stage
With the approaching spring, a young man’s fancy turns to ... what else? The PIAA playoffs. And when Shenango Valley scholastic basketball aficionados think of the postseason they think of Farrell.
Recently at E.J. McCluskey Gymnasium, the banners above were blowing in the breeze — ’52 ... ’54 ... ’56 ... ’59 ... ’60 ... ’69 ... ’72 — swaying as sprinting players created a vacuum of air rising from the floor. Melodramatic maybe, but there’s a feeling at Farrell that harkens back to the heyday when playoff success was a rite of passage.
Breese eyes repeat at state mat tourney
There is no doubt that winning a state championship in wrestling is a difficult thing to do. Winning two is even tougher.
“There’s a target on your chest,” pointed out Lakeview High coach Tom Tingley in preseason this year, referring to his star wrestler Sam Breese who won a state heavyweight crown as a junior last year.
Obviously that target hasn’t bothered the Sailors big man who is a perfect 32-0 this season as he attempts to become only the 12th Mercer County matman to win multiple titles.
WRESTLING NOTEBOOK: It's a young group of county matmen headed to state
THERE’S definitely a youth movement in Mercer County wrestling as demonstrated by the group of 11 matmen who are advancing to the PIAA State Class AA Championships on Thursday.
Eight of the locals are underclassmen. The only seniors are Lakeview’s Sam Breese (285), Reynolds’ Levi Stoyer (145) and Jamestown’s Mohamed Messai (182).
Breese and Stoyer are the only returning state place-winners. Breese, who has verbally committed to Kent State University to wrestle next season, won the heavyweight class and is seeking a second gold medal. Stoyer placed 7th at 145 and wants to climb much higher on the medals stand.
Kennedy boys forfeit win, are out of playoffs
The PIAA basketball playoffs do not begin until Friday, but Mercer County already lost a team.
Kennedy Catholic High disclosed Monday the discovery of an academically-ineligible player, who competed in last Friday’s District 10 Class A consolation contest.
Kennedy Catholic edged Eisenhower in double-OT, 66-62, earning a berth in the statewide tournament. The Golden Eagles were to meet District 9 champion Ridgway Friday at Clarion University’s Tippin Gymnasium in the opening round; instead, Eisenhower will represent D-10 as its 3rd-place team.
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