Boys and girls basketball teams kicked off the 2006-07 season Friday night with a heavy schedule of tournament action.

Following are results called into The Herald:



Grove City Kiser Tipoff

ä Loudon Valley 48, Kennedy Catholic 39 — Brad Feicherd bucketed 16 points and Brian Oden added 9 markers as Loudon Valley, based in Winchester, Va., defeated the Golden Eagles in the season lidlifter for both teams.

Kyle Randall led the way for Kennedy Catholic with a game-high 19 points which opened the season under new head coach Bob Patton. KC star Blair Rozenblad is still out of the line-up recovering from knee surgery.

ä Grove City 78, Our Lady of Sacred Heart 55 — The Eagles advanced to tonight’s title tilt by downing OLSH.

Jordan Fee led Grove City with 23 points while Maxx Stutz bucketed 15. Also, Danny Keil scored a dozen points for the Eagles.

Vince Scappe was the top scorer for OLSH with 25 points while Matt Metcalf contributed 17 markers.

Kennedy faces OLSH at 5 p.m. in the consolation contest while Grove City will battle Loudon Valley at 8 p.m.

Saegertown Tipoff

ä North East 70, Hickory 52 — The Grapepickers jumped out to a 24-8 lead after the opening quarter and posted an 18-point victory over the Hornets.

Matt Triana (17), Michael Roufe (11) and Bryan Kirsch (10) reached double digits in scoring for North East.

Hickory, which committed 25 turnovers, was paced by Nick Erdesky’s 10 points.

The Hornets will play Commodore Perry, a 68-54 loser to Saegertown Friday.

Jamestown David Veverka Tipoff

ä Jamestown 62, Tidioute Community Charter School 18 — It was no contest as the host Muskies dominated by building a 32-10 halftime lead in the opening game of the tourney. Eleven Muskies figured in the scoring for coach Rich Marshall, led by Justin Wells with 13 and Tom Shannon 9.

Jamestown will play the winner of Friday’s Wilmington-Warren County Christian School contest.

Meadville Tipoff

ä George Junior Republic 62, Titusville 57 — The Tigers rallied from a 32-26 halftime deficit to pull out a season-opening victory. Anthony Floyd pumped in 23 points, while Chris Cantino added 18 and Delmar Pritchett 15 for the victors. Floyd also had 8 rebounds and 6 assists, while Candino pulled down 10 boards. Vincent led Titusville with 19 points.

GJR will play Steel Valley, a 62-49 winner over Meadville.

Cochranton Tipoff

ä Maplewood 53, Sharpsville 51 — The Blue Devils trailed 15-6 after the first quarter, 28-18 at the break, and made a run in the third quarter, outscoring the Tigers 20-10, but Maplewood pulled out the win.

Bob Cierniakowski bucketed 18 points and Andy Hamilton registered 13 to lead the way for Maplewood. Sharpsville’s double-digit scorers were Torin Karsonovich (13), Matt Davies (13) and Aaron Biro (10).

Tonight, Sharpsville will play the loser of Friday’s Cochranton vs. Iroquois contest.

New Castle Tipoff

ä New Castle 66, Sharon 43 — The Tigers led after one period, 14-12, but couldn’t hold on as the host Red Hurricanes pulled away in the second half. D’Andre Johnson pumped in 20 points, including 4 treys, to pace Sharon. New Castle was led by Mike Andrews 13, Nick Colella 12 and Rodney Parchman 11.

The Tigers will play the consolation game tonight against Altoona, a loser to Perry Friday.


ä Brookfield 59, Kinsman-Badger 55 — At Kinsman, Tom Roskos earned his first victory as head coach of the Warriors as Brookfield registered a 4-point victory.

Chad Kostra poured in 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Brookfield. Also, Billy Hogue bucketed 13 and dished out 5 assists.

Badger’s top point producers were Marcus Heath (14) and Tyler McNeely (10).

ä Mercer at Allegheny-Clarion Valley game was postponed due to a power outage.



Ellwood City Tipoff

ä Farrell 74, Laurel 24 — Kaveeda Myers poured in a game-high 24 points as coach Ed Turosky’s Steelerettes opened the season by routing the Lady Spartans.

Also for Farrell, Chloe Stewart scored 20 points and Tieshia Stubbs added 17 markers.

McCormick led Laurel with 8 points.

Today, Farrell will play the winner of Friday’s Ellwood City vs. South Side Beaver contest.

Kittanning Tipoff

ä Ford City 50, Hickory 33 — Marrisa Wolfe scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Lady Sabers defeated the Hornettes.

Also for Ford City, Tara Powers bucketed a game-high 15 points and Alyssa Young registered 10 markers.

Hickory’s top scorer was Amber Walters, who scored all 12 of her points from the charity stripe on 12-of-15 marksmanship.

Hickory will face the loser of Friday’s Kittanning vs. Moniteau game in today’s consy contest.

Grove City Kiser Tipoff

ä Mercer 51, Grove City 36 — The Lady M’s held a 15-4 advantage after the first quarter and went on to defeat the Lady Eagles.

Krysten Jackal posted a game-high 18 points for Mercer while teammate Carlene Garthwaite added 14 markers.

Caitlyn McNamara paced Grove City with 16 points.

ä Lakeview 58, Mohawk 35 — Cami Frye poured in 17 points as the Lady Sailors defeated Mohawk.

Also for Lakeview, Sheena Aden registered 11 points and Mary Kollar contributed 10 points.

Alyssa Detole was the top point-getter for Mohawk with a dozen points.

Mohawk faces Grove City in today’s consolation contest while Lakeview will battle Mercer in the title tilt.

Sharon Rick Fragle Tipoff

ä Reynolds 45, St. Marys 30 — Chelsea D’Urso bucketed a game-high 18 points in leading the Lady Raiders to a win in the opener of the 3rd annual Rick Fragle tourney.

Also for Reynolds, Stacy Black scored 11 points and added 10 steals.

Laura Pelgrin posted 9 points to lead St. Marys.

ä Sharon 91, Summit Academy 8 — Coach Gene Sarazen’s Lady Tigers led 31-0 after the first quarter, 48-0 at halftime and cruised to victory.

Brittany Csatlos recorded a triple-double with 20 points, 11 assists and 11 steals. Also for Sharon, Cara Dolci bucketed 19 points and dished out 7 assists, Nikki Odem scored 12 points and had 6 steals and Katie Kelly contributed 10 points.

Tonight, Summit Academy faces Kennedy Catholic at 4:30 p.m. while Sharon battles Reynolds at 7:30 p.m.


ä Greenville 64, Jamestown 56 — At Greenville, Valerie Holiga and Larae Tymochko bucketed 17 and 16 points, respectively, as the Lady Trojans opened the season with a victory.

Also for first-year coach Scott Taylor’s Greenville High squad, Kayla Courtney added 11 markers. Jamestown was paced by Britta Grafton (22) and Emily Mrvos (17).

ä Linesville 49, Commodore Perry 36 — At Linesville, the Lady Panthers dropped their season opener.

Pustlak (12) and Laird (10) were the top scorers for the Lady Lions.

Stephanie Cattron led CP with 13 points while teammate Molly Davison registered 11 markers.

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