The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


March 1, 2014

KC beats Ike in 2OT; Raiders fall

- — The Kennedy Catholic boys advanced to the PIAA Class A playoffs with a thrilling 66-62 double-overtime win against Eisenhower at Edinboro University in the District 10 consolation game on Friday night.

In Class AA, Mercyhurst Prep ended the season of the Reynolds Raiders with a 64-44 win at Slippery Rock University.

Following are staff reports:



ä Kennedy Catholic 66, Eisenhower 62 (2OT) —
At McComb Field House on the campus of Edinboro University, coach Rick Mancino’s Golden Eagles (14-9) advanced to the PIAA playoffs by edging Ike (14-10) in a double-overtime thriller.

KC led 11-8 after the opening quarter and and 27-19 at halftime, but were outscored 18-15 in the 3rd and 12-7 in the 4th as Ike forced OT. KC then outscored its foes 17-13 in the 2 OT sessions.

Andre Campbell buried 3 treys and was 13-of-14 from the free-throw line and finished with 29 points for Kennedy. Gerald Zachar scored a dozen points for the Golden Eagles, who went 20-of-22 from the charity stripe.

Alex Johnson (19), Casey Vincent (14), Tre Frank (11) and Chris Sanders (10) all scored in double digits for Eisenhower, which was 2-of-8 from the free-throw line.

KC, the defending D-10 champs, earned a bye in the 1st round of the D-10 playoffs as Region 1 champs and fell to Erie First Christian Academy (56-37) in the semifinals.

Eisenhower ousted Rocky Grove (56-44) in the quarterfinals and fell to Cochranton (61-33) in the semis.

It was the most successful season for coach Dave Allenson’s (3rd year) Knights since 2009-10 when Ike went 15-9.

KC advances to play District 9 champion Ridgway or Elk County Catholic in the 1st round of the PIAA playoffs.


ä Mercyhurst Prep 64, Reynolds 44 —
At Slippery Rock University’s Morrow Field House Friday, the Raiders closed out the season with a 15-9 record as the Lakers (18-7) advance to the PIAAs.

Mercyhurst jumped out to a 19-12 lead after the opening 8 minutes, increased its lead to 29-20 at the break and outscored Reynolds 14-11 in the 3rd quarter and 21-13 in the 4th.

Aaron Haas drained 4 treys en route to 18 points for Mercyhurst Prep, Chris Vallimont scored 14, Rocco Agnello bucketed 13 and Nick Evanoff contributed a dozen points.

Garhett Frable led the way for Reynolds with 16 points and Cory Woods added 15 points for coach Dan Kilgore’s (3rd year) Raiders.

Reynolds beat Seneca (47-43) in the quarterfinals for their 1st playoff win since the Russ Conley-Chris Lavery-led Raiders in 2008-09. Reynolds lost to Fairview (64-28) in the semifinals.

Coach Sean Baer’s Mercyhurst Prep squad defeated Mercer (59-42) in the D-10 quarterfinals and fell to West Middlesex (58-42) in the semis.

The Lakers will play District 9 champion Brookville or Redbank Valley in the opening round of the state playoffs. They lost to eventual state champion Beaver Falls in the 2nd round of the state playoffs last year.

Reynolds seniors are Woods, Anthony Beck, Kyle McConnell and Nick Rodemoyer.



KENNEDY    11    16    15    7    17    66

E-HOWER     8    11    18    12    13    62

KENNEDY CATHOLIC — Campbell 7-13-14-29, Zachar 5-1-2-12, Schuville 0-0-0-0, N. Cianci 2-2-2-7, Feeney 0-2-2-2, Hurton 2-0-0-5, Quinones 0-0-0-0, Perrico 0-0-0-0, G. Cianci 3-0-0-6, Crow 1-2-2-4. 3-pt. goals: Campbell 3, Zachar 1, N. Cianci 1, Hurton 1. Totals: 20-20-22-66.

EISENHOWER — Frank 5-1-6-11, Vincent 6-0-0-14, Farrell 1-0-0-2, J. Johnson 9-1-2-19, Sanders 5-0-0-10, A. Johnson 2-0-0-4, Zortman 0-0-0-0, Hunt 0-0-0-0, Potts 1-0-0-2. 3-pt. goals: Vincent 2. Totals: 28-2-8-62.



MERCY. PREP    19    10    14    21    64

REYNOLDS    12    8    11    13    44

MERCYHURST PREP — Agnello 3-5-8-13, Haas 6-2-3-18, Vallimont 6-2-3-14, Holland 2-0-0-4, Klein 0-1-2-1, Evanoff 5-1-2-12, Winschel 0-2-2-0, Puda 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Haas 4, Agnello 2, Evanoff 1. Totals 22-13-20-64.

REYNOLDS — Frable 6-4-6-16, Woods 3-8-9-15, Reimold 1-2-2-4, Beck 2-3-4-7, Daniello 1-0-0-2, McConnell 0-0-0-0, McDanel 0-0-0-0, Leipheimer 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goal: Woods 1. Totals 13 17-19 44.

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