With the regular season’s 2nd half starting, Sharon High boys basketball team is sub-.500.
But playing on the Tigers’ turf is still a tough out.
Darrell Stovall’s 19-point, 12-rebound double-double stoked Sharon to a 60-46 District 10 Region 5-AAA win over Farrell Friday night.
Sharon (4-4 Region 5-AAA, 6-7 overall) won its 5th contest at home to remain undefeated, while the Steelers suffered their 1st setback on the road.
“Yeah, and we’ve gotta keep it that way,” Sharon stalwart Darrell Stovall said of Sharon’s success on home hardwood.
With Jason Page pumping in a pair of 3-point fielders, Malik Miller adding another, and Ike Jones joining in with 7 of his team-high 17 points, Farrell forged a 20-16 first-quarter edge.
However from that juncture the Tigers’ 2-3 matchup zone defense forced Farrell into 8-for-48 shooting over the game’s final 24 minutes.
“We put that in two days ago,” related 1st-year Tigers taskmaster Jason Rankin. “Coach (Geoff) Evans came to me before the game and said, ‘Why don’t we start out in it, see what they do?’ And (the Steelers) shot the lights out in the first quarter (8 for 18, 3 triples), but they scored 26 the rest of the game.
“It’s kind’ve like a ‘fool’s gold’ thing,” Rankin related. “You start making three’s and all of a sudden you start standing out there shooting three’s. So we were able to make some adjustments, the kids made adjustments on the fly, and I was really proud of the effort they gave.”
With Stovall scoring 6 second-stanza points and the Steelers shooting 3 for 17, Sharon surged to a 29-26 margin at intermission.
The Tigers tallied 6 of 9 third-quarter floor shots — with Stovall, who shot 9 for 11 on the night, sinking all 3 of his attempts, including a corner trey at the 5:01 segment — and the Tigers took a 48-38 edge into the final frame.
“It really came off my teammates. The found me, they saw me, and I crashed the boards and did what I had to do to win this game,” Stovall related. “I can’t be one-dimensional; I’ve gotta be everywhere sometimes.”
From the field Farrell froze up. During a 3:43 span — with 1:21 left in the 3rd period when Page found Jones, drawing the Steelers within 44-38, until Jones’ pair of freebies with 5:29 left in the finale — the Steelers went scoreless. By that time the Tigers had taken a 54-40 lead.
“There was a stretch in the third quarter where they got hot and we got cold ... we had three or four go in and out, and I thought that was the difference in the game,” assessed Steelers’ skipper Roland Shannonhouse.
During the 4th frame Khalil Hopson hit 6 of 8 freebies en route to 11-for-13 marksmanship and an 18-point, 7-rebound, 5-assist line.
With 4:11 remaining to play, Stovall and the Steelers’ Tyrone Archie tied up for a loose-ball rebound and simultaneouly crashed to the floor. But Rankin defused a potential emotionally-charged situation by hailing a timeout.
“I’ve been reminded over and over, and certainly I’ve seen it on YouTube, the infamous fight that happened here,” Rankin related, “and the last thing we wanted to do was be in a situation where, not only did we lose our heads and possibly lose the game, but then lose a player for this one and the next game.
“It is an emotional situation,” Rankin continued, “but they’re kids and they have to be reminded that this is a game, it’s not about someone’s life being on the line, and they have to continue to do what they have to do.”
“That’s all that I had to do, was keep my composure. We had the game in hand, so why would I go out and risk me sitting out with a ‘T’ (technical),” Stovall rhetorically asked, emphasizing, “I had to keep myself in the game.”
“I have to take off my hat to both teams. They played hard, they were like warriors, both sides,” Shannonhouse assessed. “You hate to see one team lose, but they were the better team (Friday) night. ,... We’ll try to get ’em at home.”
Farrell (4-4, 7-7) finished 16 for 67 from the floor (23.8 percent), with Page, Miller and Jamel Brown combining for an 8-for-38 shooting performance. Jones’ 17-point, 7-rebound effort sparked the Steelers, while Archie annexed a team-high 10 caroms. Page, Marquette Coleman and Brown dished out 4, 3 and 3 assists, respectively, and Farrell committed only 6 miscues. But the Steelers were sabotagized by their shooting.
“It’s just the mere fact that we have to have more confidence on offense,” Shannonhouse said. “I thought our defense wasn’t too bad, we turned ’em over quite a bit (18 Tigers’ turnovers), but we just could not get any easy ones to fall ...
“But, hey, it happens. You’re gonna win some of those games like that and you’re gonna lose some of those games like that. You just take it on the chin, bounce back (today) and go to work,” Shannonhouse summarized.
Rankin is hoping the win jump-starts a Sharon 2nd-half surge.
“The funny thing is, our schedule’s been against us, but now it’s coming for us. We said if we get a good one here, we can catapult with Meadville coming, Grove City coming and the top three teams coming after this. The only this is, we’ve gotta end the season (at E.J. McCluskey Gymasium), which would be a raucus situation.
“But, hey,’ Rankin reasoned, “if we’re in a situation where we have to play to get in(to the playoffs), I’ll be happy because at least it’ll be a playoff-type game.”
Notes: Sharon shot 21 for 47 (44.6) from the field and converted 14 of 18 freebies (77.8). ... The Tigers also outrebounded the Steelers, 42-36. ... D’Amond Crawford collected 8 points and 6 rebounds for Sharon, also. — By Ed Farrell, Herald assistant sports editor.
ä Hickory 81, George Junior Republic 58 — At “The Hive” in Hermitage, the Hornets had won in overtime in their past 2 games (vs. Franklin and Slippery Rock).
However Hickory (8-0, 10-2) led 14-10 after 8 minutes of play and 36-16 at halftime and rolled past the Tigers (2-6, 4-7) in the Region 5-AAA clash.
Matt Votino rifled in 22 points to lead Hickory while Marcus Sonoga bucketed 14, Anthony Cannone had 11 points and dished out 5 assists and Andrew Pryts added 10 markers.
Quamere Boggs had 16 to lead GJR, Dominic Barnes bucketed 13 and Eddie Pena had 10.
ä West Middlesex 97, Wilmington 55 — At New Wilmington, the visiting Big Reds rolled to the Region 2-AA road rout, nearly attaining the century mark for the 2nd time this season.
West Middlesex went up 28-4 after 8 minutes and never was challenged.
Matt Dogan deposited a game-high 24 points for West Middlesex (6-0, 10-3), Jeremy Jansco, Trey Staunch and Jarrod Palmer evenly divided an additional 45 points, Christian Porterfield pumped in a dozen while Roman Klaric contributed 10 tallies.
For Wilmington (1-5, 4-9), Jesse Hilliard hit for 21 points, Jordan Smith scored 11 and Davis Smith 10.
ä Lakeview 39, Mercer 36 — At Stoneboro the Sailors (5-1, 12-2) watched an 18-point 3rd quarter lead dissipate before holding on for the Region 2-AA victory.
Trailing 38-36, Mercer (2-4, 5-7) had a chance to knot the score at 38-all with 4 seconds left, but sophomore guard Logan Clarke missed both freebies and Lakeview’s Casey Greggs made 1-of-2 three seconds later to ice the game.
Despite watching its offense struggle to find any rhythm, the Sailors buckled their chinstraps and harassed Mercer into 4-of-23 shooting and 13 turnovers in the 1st half to assume a 24-11 cushion entering intermission.
Greggs opened the 2nd half with a triple and Coty Gander followed with a lay-up to put Lakeview up 29-11, but from there, it was all Mercer.
Aided by a 21-6 run over the 3rd and 4th quarters, the Mustangs pulled within 37-36 on Danny Miller’s lay-up with 2:26 left. Lakeview chewed up almost 2 full minutes of clock on its next possession before committing a turnover and setting up Clarke’s trip to the free throw line.
Both teams struggled offensively, with Mercer making 27 percent of its shots from the field (12 for 44) and Lakeview managing just 33 percent (13-of-39) without committing a high volume of turnovers.
For the Sailors, Gander posted 12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Casey Greggs and Dalton Boggs combined for another 17 markers, 10 rebounds and 5 steals.
Nate Guiler led Mercer with 12 points, while Miller contributed 9 — Information submitted by sports correspondent Corey J. Corbin.
ä Sharpsville 51, Greenville 49 — At Greenville, the visiting Blue Devils (4-2, 8-5) led 13-6 at the end of the 1st quarter and held on to edge the Trojans (1-5, 4-9) in a Region 2-AA encounter.
Tyler Luchey buried a 6-footer with 2 seconds left to lift Sharpsville to victory.
Jalen Mockabee registered 15 points for Sharpsville and Luchey collected 13 markers.
Tyler Fattman and Luke Houpt both scored 11 points for Greenville.
ä Kennedy Catholic 63, Commodore Perry 32 — At Sheakleyville, the visiting Golden Eagles eased to the Region 1-A road rout.
Jeffrey Thompkins tallied a game-high 16 points to key Kennedy Catholic (3-0, 8-3), while Chris James joined in with 13 and Mac Hartman hit a dozen.
For Commodore Perry (0-3, 2-11), Brandon Stringert scored 9.
ä VisionQuest 89, Jamestown 39 — At Franklin High, the host Eagles (2-1, 3-10) eased to the Region 1-A win as Hunter hit for a game-high 30 points, McLennan lent 25, and Adams added 19 for coach Richard Gordon’s group.
Jamestown (1-3, 1-11) was led by Ryan Livingston’s 17 points, a figure matched by Muskies’ mate Alex Boylan.
ä Brookfield 64, Conneaut 41 — At Brookfield, coach Bill Kovach’s Warriors improved to 10-1 with the rout of Conneaut, Ohio.
Jeremy Quinlan notched a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double to lead Brookfield. Also, Ryan Mosora had 13 points and 5 steals, Jimmy Quinlan scored a dozen points and Collin Harkulich contributed 10 markers.
Christian Williams scored 16 for Conneaut.
Grove City swept Hickory in a recent match. The GC boys won 96-40 while the Lady Eagles notched a 92-68 win. The following Hickory results were reported to The Herald:
Boys: Kevin Hartenstein won the 100 backstroke while Jaylan Sharper was 1st in the breakstroke. Kyle and Kevin Hartenstein, Vince Currie and Sharper took 1st in the 400 free-relay and the foursome of Trand Wright, Derek Work, Sharper and Kyle Hartenstein won the 200 free-relay.
Girls: Individual winners were Paige Brown (100 breastroke) and Delaney Javens (200 ’free). Haley Boyd was 2nd in the 100 breaststroke, Javens placed 2nd in the 100 butterfly and Jordan Graves was runner-up in the 50 ’free.
Breah Quatkemeyer, Annalise Bianco, Robyn McGowan and Javens placed 1st in the 400 free-relay while Theresa Tremmel, Veronica Stefanik, Patrica McQuiston and Chelsea Panin were 2nd.
Stefanik, Brown, Javens and Graves were 2nd in the 200 medley relay and Bailey and Paige Brown, Quatkemeyer and Graves finished 2nd in the 200 free-relay.
FARRELL 20 6 12 8 46
SHARON 16 13 19 12 60
FARRELL — Brown 3-2-3-8, Miller 2-1-1-6, Jones 5-7-9-17, Archie 2-0-2-4, Page 3-0-0-9, Coleman 0-0-0-0, Burns 0-0-0-0, Hyman 0-0-0-0, Pratt 1-0-0-2. 3-pt. goals: Page 3, Miller 1. Totals: 16-10-15-46.
SHARON — Hopson 3-11-13-18, Robinson 2-1-2-6, Stovall 9-0-0-19, Henry 1-0-0-2, Porterfield 3-0-1-7, Crawford 3-2-2-8, Hawkins 0-0-0-0, Lampkins 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Hopson 1, Porterfield 1, Stovall 1, Robinson 1. Totals: 21-14-18-60.
JV — Farrell, 58-41. Dewayne Burns 15, Tequan Pratt 11 for Farrell; Carnell Hawkins 12, Mark Henry 10 for Sharon.
GJR 10 6 17 25 58
HICKORY 14 22 26 19 81
GEORGE JUNIOR REPUBLIC — Boggs 8-0-0-16, Pearson 3-1-2-7, Toney 3-0-0-7, Oliver 0-0-0-0, Barnes 6-1-5-13, Plowden 0-2-2-2, Gibson 1-1-2-3, Pena 5-0-0-10. 3-pt. goal: Toney 1. Totals: 25-1-5-11-58.
HICKORY — Tantuo 0-0-0-0, Votino 6-7-7-22, N. Mastrian 1-2-2-4, V. Mastrian 1-0-0-3, Sonoga 6-0-0-14, Passalinqua 0-0-0-0, Nardone 3-1-2-7, Cannone 4-1-2-11, Rhoades 1-0-0-2, A. Pryts 5-0-0-10, Green 4-0-1-8. 3-pt. goal: Votino 3, Sonoga 2, Cannone 2, V. Mastrian 1. Totals: 31-11-14-81.
JV — GJR, 54-52 (OT). Toney 15, Gibson 12. Nick Tantuo 16 for Hickory.
SHARPSVILLE 13 10 15 13 51
GREENVILLE 6 16 13 14 49
SHARPSVILLE — Luchey 5-3-5-13, Kennedy 2-3-6-7, Bulick 3-0-0-6, Barringer 2-0-0-4, Smith 3-0-0-6, Mockabee 7-1-2-15. Totals: 22-7-13-51.
GREENVILLE — Fattman 3-4-5-11, Houpt 4-3-6-11, M.Jones 2-1-2-5, Ferguson 2-0-0-6, Addison 2-1-1-5, Reiser 0-2-4-2, A.Jones 0-0-1-0, Emmett 4-1-2-9. 3-pt. goals: Ferguson 2, Fattman 1. Totals: 17-12-21-49.
JV — Greenville won (no score reported).
KENNEDY 6 22 19 16 63
COMM. PERRY 6 11 6 9 32
KENNEDY CATHOLIC — Brewer 1-0-0-2, Zachar 1-0-0-2, Thompkins 6-3-3-16, D’Onofrio 1-3-4-5, G.Cianci 1-1-2-4, Feeney 0-0-0-0, Stanek 0-0-0-0, James 5-3-4-13, Weldon 0-2-2-2, Hartman 2-8-8-12, Campbell 2-0-0-4, N.Cianci 0-2-2-2, Leipheimer 0-1-2-1, Wassil 0-0-0-0, Hurton 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Thompkins 1, G.Cianci 1. Totals: 19-23-27-63.
COMMODORE PERRY — B.Stringert 3-3-10-9, Small 0-2-4-2, Britton 0-3-6-3, P.Stringert 2-0-2-4, Matisko 2-0-0-4, Hildebran 1-0-0-2, Richmond 0-1-2-1, McCracken 1-1-2-4, Kiser 1-0-3-3. 3-pt. goals: McCracken 1, Kiser 1. Totals: 10-10-29-32.
JV — Kennedy Catholic, 53-31. Jake Leipheimer 13 for KC; Jeremiah Small 14 for CP.
MIDDLESEX 28 23 23 23 97
WILMINGTON 4 21 15 15 55
WEST MIDDLESEX — C.Porterfield 5-0-0 12, Palmer 6-1-1-15, Williams 1-0-1-2, J.Porterfield 1-0-0-2, Jansco 6-3-3-15, Staunch 6-3-5-15, R.Dogan 1-0-0-2, Klaric 3-2-3-10, M.Dogan 10-3-5-24. 3-pt. goals — C.Porterfield 2, Palmer 2, Klaric 1, M.Dogan 1. Totals: 39 12-18 97.
WILMINGTON — Fagan 2-0-0-6, Hilliard 7-6-8-21, J.Smith 4-3-4-11, Anthony 0-2-4-2, R.Brumbaugh 1-1-4-3, D.Smith 4-0-0-10, Bloise 0-2-2-2. 3-pt. goals: Fagan 2, D.Smith 2, Hilliard 1 . Totals: 18-14-22-55.
JV — West Middlesex, 59-29. Josiah Bloise 12 for Wilmington.
MERCER 8 3 13 12 36
LAKEVIEW 12 12 9 6 39
MERCER — Clarke 1-1-4-3, Guiler 4-0-1-12, Rymniak 1-0-0-2, Miller 2-5-6-9, Brest 2-0-0-4, Davis 0-2-2-2, Fowler 1-0-0-2, Nan 0-0-0-0, Handerhan 1-0-0-2. 3-pt. goals: Guiler 4. Totals: 12-8-14-38.
LAKEVIEW — Greggs 2-3-5-9, Boggs 4-0-1-8, Gander 3-6-8-12, B. Rice 3-0-0-6, VanDusen 0-1-2-1, A. Rice 1-0-0-2, Bigley 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Greggs 2, Boggs 1. Totals: 13-10-16-39.
JV — Lakeview, 44-33.
JAMESTOWN 10 9 11 9 39
VISIONQUEST 26 24 20 19 89
JAMESTOWN — Adams 1-0-0-3, Kilgore 0-0-2-0, Potter 0-2-2-2, Boylan 7-3-6-17, Livingston 6-2-6-17, Dupree 0-0-0-0, Melton 0-0-1-0. 3-pt. goals: Livingston 3, Adams 1. Totals: 14-7-17-39.
VISIONQUEST — Gonzales 1-0-0-3, Adams 8-3-6-19, Hunter 14-2-5-30, McLennan 11-3-5-25, Simms 1-0-0-2, McDonald 1-0-0-2, Foster 2-2-4-6, Rigney 1-0-0-2. 3-pt. goals: Gonzales 1. Totals: 39-10-20-89.
JV — No game.
CONNEAUT 11 6 13 11 41
BROOKFIELD 14 12 14 24 64
CONNEAUT — Mirando 1-1-2-3, Stebs 0-0-0-0, Campbell 3-0-0-9, Gearics 1-0-0-2, Borgenroingo 1-2-2-5, Gniser 2-1-1-5, Blood 0-0-0-0, Sprinkles 0-0-0-0, Myers 0-0-0-0, Oatman 0-0-0-0, Williams 5-2-2-16, Ritai 0-1-2-1. 3-pt. goals: Williams 4, Campbell 3, Borgenroingo 1. Totals: 13-7-9-41.
BROOKFIELD — Jim. Quinlan 3-6-10-12, Harkulich 3-2-2-10, Dickson 1-2-2-5, Jer. Quinlan 8-2-2-20, Mosora 5-2-2-13, Tarver 2-0-0-4, Wallace 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Harkulich 2, Jer. Quinlan 2, Mosora 1, Dickson 1. Totals: 22-14-18-64.
JV — Brookfield, 45-32. Nate Johnson 12 for Brookfield; Justin Myers 17 for Conneaut.
With the regular season’s 2nd half starting, Sharon High boys basketball team is sub-.500.
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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