The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


January 21, 2014

Roundup: Hickory girls roll past GC, improve to 14-0

- — There was a period of time early in Monday night’s District 10 Region 5-AAA contest that it appeared there would be scarce scoring between Hickory High girls basketball team and Grove City.

Unfortunately for the visiting Lady Eagles, that’s exactly how it ended.

At The Hive in Hermitage, host Hickory humbled Grove City, 47-21.

At the outset, Grove City Head Coach T.L. Eller’s Lady Eagles stalled, allowing approximately 30 seconds to elapse before Hickory had been patient long enough and strapped on an extended 1-3-1 trap. The result saw the Lady Eagles end with 13 first-half turnovers and misfired on 10 of 11 floor shots.

Grove City did not score until the 6:22 segment of the 2nd stanza on Rachel Hughes’ triple, by which time Hickory held a 22-3 lead.

Hickory (6-0, 14-0) was never challenged, assuming a 15-0 first-quarter lead, then extending its edge over the Lady Eagles to 31-5 by the break and 42-11 through 3 quarters.

Nikki Arbanas and Holly Grober garnered a dozen points apiece for Hickory, while Nicole LaCava lent 9 points and a snared a game-high 7 rebounds. Grober gave out 3 assists, as did Megan Chess.

Grove City (3-3, 8-6) was missing starter Corianne Hyduchak (shoulder). Hughes had 7 points for the Lady Eagles, who ended shooting 6 for 31 from the field and committing 22 miscues. The Grovers grabbed a 32-26 edge in rebounding.

Hickory had 9 turnovers and finished 18 for 41 from the floor (44 percent). — By Ed Farrell, Herald assistant sports editor.


ä Mercer 42, Sharpsville 28 —
At Sharpsville, Coach Aaron Cook’s Lady M’s (4-2, 10-5) snapped a 2-game losing streak with a Region 2-AA victory over Sharpsville (2-4, 5-8).

Sharpsville led 7-5 after the opening 8 minutes, but Mercer had an 18-12 lead at halftime. The Lady Blue Devils clawed back and cut Mercer’s lead to 26-25 after 3 frames, but the visitors outscored the hosts 16-3 in the final frame.

Adelyn Cook scored 12 points to lead Mercer and Alexis Arkwright bucketed 10.

Madison Przicina and Emily Anderson both had 11 points for Sharpsville.

ä Kennedy Catholic 62, Farrell 43 — At E.J. McCluskey Gymnasium, the visiting Lady Golden Eagles eased to their 9th win in their last 10 outings.

Kennedy captured a 22-8 first-quarter lead, before Farrell forged within 34-29 by the break on the strength of a 21-point 2nd-stanza outburst, However KC outscored the host Lady Steelers 28-14 after intermission of the Region 1-A affair.

Keying Kennedy Catholic (3-0, 11-2) was Tatum Kress, who connected for a career-high 28-point performance and snared 7 rebounds, while Taylor Hood had a 16-point, 7-assist, 6-steal, 7-rebound line. Also, Angelica Scoccia secured 6 caroms and dished out 4 assists and April Bocian was credited with 4 steals, according to 1st-year Head Coach Chris Mele.

For Farrell (1-3, 3-10), Whitney Murray mustered 17 markers and Tatyana Page produced a dozen.

ä Reynolds 56, Jamestown 19 — At “The Fish Tank” in Jamestown, coach Will Juranovich’s Lady Raiders (2-1, 3-10) led 14-11 after the opening stanza, but pulled away in the 2nd and 3rd quarters to notch the Region 1-A win.

Brooke Bresnan led the way for Reynolds with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Rose Stoyer had 13 points, 8 boards and 6 assists and Kayla Thompson added 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists.

Also for Reynolds, Alex Napadano registered 14 rebounds and blocked 5 shots and Danielle Babcock posted 7 assists and 6 rebounds.

Savannah Miller and MiKayla Keyser had 7 points each for Jamestown (0-3, 0-13).

ä Sharon 51, West Middlesex 41 — At Sharon’s Tiger Gymnasium, the Lady Tigers (5-1, 9-5) trailed 22-17 at halftime, but outscored WM 11-7 in the 3rd quarter and 23-12 in the 4th to post the Region 2-AA win.

Tanayja Sanders notched a 20-point, 11-rebound double-double to pace Sharon while Maggie Torr added 12 points and 5 rebounds.

Also for Sharon, Kristina Jacoway had 7 rebounds and dished out 4 assists and Tre’Dajah Williams grabbed 5 boards.

Alyson Pierce scored 13 points and had 5 assists for WM (2-3, 7-8), Kristen White bucketed 11 points and Morgan Atterholt had 12 rebounds. — Stats submitted by Herald correspondent Madeline Williams.

ä Lakeview 57, Maplewood 39 — At Guys Mills, the visiting Lady Sailors coasted to the inter-region road rout.

Hailee Foster fired in a game-high 16 points to lead Lakeview (5-8), while Sam Womer went for another 10, and Caitlin Casciotti cashed in another 10.

For Maplewood (1-12), Jessa Covine connected for 15.


Brookville Ultimate Duals

Reynolds went 4-1 last weekend. The Raiders of coach Casey Taylor defeated Burrell, 40-19; Chestnut Ridge 43-12; Saegertown, 51-13; Brockway, 60-4. The loss came against host Brookville by a 26-25 margin.

Some of the Reynolds-Brookville individual matches could be precursors to matchups at the regional tournament later in the season, or at the state dual meet tournament. (See results of the Brookville-Reynolds match in agate.)

Individual records at the tourney were: Gage Bayless (106) 3-2 ; Seth Hogue (113) 4-1; Chaise Hauck (120) 4-1; Mike Bartolo (126) 5-0; Joel Leise (132) 1-2; Alec Reiter (132) 0-1; Nick Nottingham (132-138) 0-3; Alex DiGregorio (138-145) 2-2; Levi Stoyer (145-152) 4-1; James Slater (152) 0-1; Mason McCollum (152-160) 4-1; Kegan Miller (160) 3-0; Mike Millero (170) 5-0; Austin Moffett (182) 2-1; Trevor Griswald 0-2; Denton Zeronas (195) 4-1; Cole Rickert (220) 4-1; Gene Ringer (285) 4-1.

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