Herald Staff reports



One of the county’s best basketball rivalries is waged between the ladies, and Hickory continued its recent run of success at Kennedy Catholic’s expense as the Hornettes handed their hosts a 65-47 setback Tuesday night.

According to available Herald records that was Hickory’s sixth straight success against Kennedy.

Kennedy claimed a 15-9 first-quarter lead before Hickory’s Arin Whitman went on a 12-point spree — half of Hickory’s 24-point period — and the Hornettes headed to halftime with a 33-26 margin. KC committed a dozen first-half miscues.

Kim Stitt scored six third-period points as the Hornettes extended their edge to 47-37 entering the fourth frame, then Kelsey Trosch tossed in a half-dozen Hickory points and Kellie Gustas garnered a pair of triples.

Paced by Whitman’s game-high 21-point performance, Stitt’s 12-point, 9-rebound effort and 9 and 8 points, respectively, from Trosch and Ti Crawford, the Hornettes (2-1) hit on 22 of 50 floor shots, offsetting 17-for-32 (46.8 percent) free-throw shooting. Crawford was credited with 5 assists, also.

“Arin played solid on both sides of the ball,” praised Hornettes’ headmaster Jeanette Whitehead. “I thought we were hurting from the free-throw line early (3-for-10 first quarter), but in the second quarter she opened things up forus when she starting getting to the free-throw line (5-for-7 in the quarter), and the girls kind of just rolled off of her and were able to get going.

Kennedy (1-1), which connected on 17 of 38 (44.7) field-goal attempts and only 11 of 21 (52.3) freebies, was led by Dierdre Reimold, who rifled in 14 points. Also, Caitlin Lenhart lent a 12-point, 8-rebound outing, Ashley Kirkpatrick contributed 8 points and a handful of boards, and Heather Brooks distributed 5 assists.

Hickory harvested a 34-30 edge on the boards, while the Hornettes had only 8 turnovers, compared with Kennedy’s 19.

“Kennedy is just so solid — Brooks and Reimold are so hard to stop — but I thought our kids did a nice job. We had a total defensive effort by the whole team,” Whitehead concluded. — Information submitted by assistant sports editor Ed Farrell.

BOYS BASKETBALL

ä Sharon 64, Reynolds 63 (3 OT) — At Sharon, Desmonde Jennings buried a runner in the lane with 3.7 seconds left on the clock in the third extra period to lift the Tigers (1-0, 1-2) to a thrilling Region 2-AA win against the Raiders (0-1, 0-1).

Jennings and D’Andre Johnson led Sharon with 15 points apiece while Jeff Gavin registered 11 markers. Johnson’s point total included 4 treys. Also, Jennings grabbed 10 rebounds and Preston Jefferson contributed 7 assists.

For Reynolds, Chris Laverty scored 22 points, Dan Smith bucketed 19 and Russ Conley posted 12 markers.

ä Mercer 64, Conneaut Lake 52 — At Conneaut Lake, the Mustangs (1-0, 1-1) opened District 10 Region 2-AA play with a victory as four Mustangs reached double digits in scoring. Adam Braymaker led Mercer with 17 points while Weston Schaa bucketed 16. Also, Dustin Snyder scored a dozen and Bryan Tobias registered 10 markers.

Mercer posted 24 steals, with Joel Pyle leading with 9.

Conneaut Lake’s top scorers were Aaron Miller (12) and Bryan Mumau (11).

SRU Shootout

ä Moon 58, Grove City 45 — At Slippery Rock University’s Morrow Field House, the AAAA Tigers (3-0) secured the win by outrebounding the AAA Eagles (2-1) 44-27. Grove City also struggled at the line, converting 15-of-24 shots. The Eagles shot 35.1 percent from the field.

Jordan Fee posted a team-high 13 points and added 3 steals and 3 assists, while sophomore Kyle Perrine pumped in 11 points and added 3 steals and 2 assists.

Moon was paced by Division I prospect junior Brian Walsh’s 18-point, 11-rebound double-double, Vince Valenzi’s 12-point, 5-rebound and Chris Jeannott’s 7-point, 7-rebound efforts despite shooting 22-of-52 from the field, committing 17 turnovers and being whistled for 21 infractions. — Information submitted by Allied News sports editor Corey J. Corbin.

ä Lakeview 58, Greenville 45 — At Stoneboro, Mike Philson and , Dillon and Jake Bertin evenly divided 48 points in leading Lakeview to the D-10 Region 2-AA season-opening win.

Philson fired in 4 from beyond the arc.

Lakeview (1-0, 3-0) led 13-4 at the quarter, 26-18 by the break, and 42-30 through three quarters.

For Greenville (0-1, 0-3), Jordan Batt and Josh Chisholm tallied 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Trojans.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

ä Mercer 53, Grove City 39 — At Mercer, Kristen Jackal’s 19-point performance led the Region 1-AA Lady M’s (2-1) to an impressive victory over the Region 5-AAA Lady Eagles (0-3). Also for Mercer, Carlene Garthwaite bucketed 11 points.

Grove City’s top point-getters were Caitlin McNamara (13) and Lauryn Franklin (10).

Mercer defeated Grove City 51-36 last Friday in both team’s season-openers at the Grove City Kiser Classic Tipoff Tournament.

ä Reynolds 51, Cochranton 41 — At Cochranton, Chelsea D’Urso bucketed 22 points and teammate Brittney Nelson added 16 markers as the Lady Raiders (2-1) notched a 10-point non-region win over the Lady Cardinals.

Hill led the way for Cochranton with 15 points.

ä Wilmington 35, Neshannock 32 — At Neshannock Twp. on Monday, Kara Kendall bucketed 15 points as the Lady Greyhounds (1-2) won their first game of the season after competing in the Slippery Rock Tournament over the weekend.

Also for Wilmington, Julie Whiting reached double digits in scoring with 11 points.

Neshannock’s top scorer was Kylee Patton with 8 points.

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BOYS BASKETBALL

REYNOLDS 8 10 14 11 6 6 8 63

SHARON 13 17 2 11 6 6 9 64

REYNOLDS — D’Urso 0-0-0-0, Bischko 0-2-2-2, Dan Smith 8-3-5-19, Galus 2-2-3-6, Combine 0-0-0-0, Conley 5-2-3-12, Laverty 10-1-1-22, Martin 1-0-0-2. 3-pt. goal: Laverty 1. Totals: 26-10-14-63.

SHARON — Gavin 5-0-0-11, Johnson 5-1-6-15, Sypolt 0-1-2-1, Jennings 7-1-3-15, Phillips 0-0-0-0, Schweiss 4-1-2-9, Smith 0-0-0-0, Jefferson 2-0-0-5, Mitchell 3-2-2-8. 3-pt. goals: Johnson 4, Gavin 1, Jefferson 1. Totals: 26-15-64.

JV: Sharon, 49-13. Shawn Matsko 13, Alex Senak 11 for Sharon.

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MERCER 12 19 18 15 64

CONN. LAKE 13 14 10 15 52

MERCER — Braymaker 5-7-11-17, Pyle 1-0-2-3, Snyder 3-5-7-12, Tobias 3-3-4-10, Schaa 8-0-0-16, Swanson 3-0-1-6. 3-pt. goals: Pyle 1, Snyder 1, Tobias 1. Totals: 23-15-25-64.

CONNEAUT LAKE — Moyer 4-1-2-10, Kean 1-0-0-2, Theriot 2-3-7-7, Miller 6-0-0-12, Gugliuzza 2-0-0-6, Holland 1-0-0-2, Tingley 1-0-2-2, Mumau 5-1-1-11. 3-pt. goals: Gugliyzza 2, Moyer 1. Totals: 22-5-13-52.

JV: Conneaut Lake, 51-38. Damian Burns 13, Kory Stiger 11 for Mercer.

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SRU SHOOTOUT

MOON 10 12 14 22 58

GROVE CITY 11 6 9 19 45

MOON — V. Valenzi 5-1-2-12, Dowdell 1-0-0-3, Jeannot 2-3-6-7, Walsh 8-2-4-18, Lacey 2-0-0-5, Jeter 1-1-2-3, Goerhing 2-1-2-6, Philipps 1-2-2-4, Forbus 0-0-0-0.; 3-Point goals: Dowdell, Goerhing, Lacey, V. Valenzi; Totals: 22-10-18-58.

GROVE CITY — Fee 2-8-11-13, Liebling 1-1-4-3, Keil 2-1-2-6, Stutz 2-1-2-6, Perrine 3-4-5-11, McNamara 1-0-0-2, Denbow 1-0-0-2, Donaldson 1-0-0-2, Rundle 0-0-0-0; 3-Point goals: Fee, Keil, Perrine, Stutz; Totals: 13-15-24-45.

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GREENVILLE 4 14 12 15 45

LAKEVIEW 13 13 16 16 58

GREENVILLE — Lewis 2-0-0-4, Marshall 3-0-0-6, Woodley 0-0-0-0, Lauffer 4-0-0-9, Tymochko 2-0-0-5, Chisholm 5-0-0-10, Batt 5-1-3-11. 3-pt. goals: Lauffer 1, Tymochko 1. Totals: 21-1-3-45.

LAKEVIEW — Philson 6-0-0-16, D. Bertin 5-6-6-16, Holland 1-3-4-5, J. Bertin 7-2-2-16, Philson 1-3-4-5, Morneweck 0-0-0-0, Ritchey 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: M. Philson 4. Totals: 20-14-16-58.

JV: Lakeview, 58-51. Montgomery 19 points, Corbin 11 for Lakeview; Batt 18, Houpt 13 for Greenville.



GIRLS BASKETBALL

HICKORY 9 24 14 18 65

KENNEDY 15 11 11 10 47

HICKORY — Crawford 4-0-3-8, Whitman 5-9-11-21, Stitt 4-4-5-12, Braymer 2-0-0-4, Trosch 4-1-4-9, Phillips 0-0-2-0, Gustas 2-0-1-6, Heben 1-1-2-3, Turk 0-0-0-0, Walters 0-0-2-0, Bush 0-2-2-2, Hanson 0-0-0-0, Vellente 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Whitman 2, Gustas 2. Totals: 22-17-32-65.

KENNEDY CATHOLIC — Brooks 1-0-3-2, Reimold 4-4-7-14, Lenhart 4-4-6-12, Yatsko 2-1-2-5, A. Kirkpatrick 3-2-3-8, K. Kirkpatrick 2-0-0-4, Moldovan 1-0-0-2, Cianci 0-0-0-0, Nottingham 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Reimold 2. Totals: 17-11-21-47.

JV: Hickory, 37-31. Stephanie Bush 10 points for Hickory; Caitlin Lenhart 10 points for Kennedy.

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GROVE CITY 6 14 11 8 39

MERCER 15 9 12 17 53

GROVE CITY — Orr 0-2-4-2, McNamara 3-6-8-13, Franklin 2-6-8-10, Cook 2-0-0-4, Basham 1-1-4-3, Rothman 2-1-2-5, Peoples 1-0-2-2. 3-pt. goal: McNamara 1. Totals: 11-16-28-39.

MERCER — Creasy 0-1-4-1, Ka. Jackal 1-1-4-3, Sagulla 1-0-0-2, Garthwaite 2-7-9-11, Kr. Jackal 5-9-11-19, Rymniak 3-3-4-9, Frydrych 2-4-6-8. Totals: 14-25-38-53.

JV: Mercer, 25-22.

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WILMINGTON 11 4 14 6 35

NESHANNOCK 6 13 7 6 32

WILMINGTON — Garrett 1-2-2-4, Kendall 5-5-6-15, Day 0-0-0-0, DeMedal 0-2-4-2, Whiting 1-9-10-11, Hanssen 1-1-2-3. Totals: 8-19-24-35.

NESHANNOCK — Gibson 2-0-0-5, Kauffman 1-2-2-4, Egbert 2-0-0-6, Sansone 2-1-2-5, Bleggi 2-0-0-4, Patton 1-6-8-8, Patrick 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Egbert 2, Gibson 1. Totals: 10-9-12-32.

JV: Wilmington, 28-27. Leah Day 11 for Wilmington.

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REYNOLDS 13 6 21 11 51

COCHRANTON 12 6 15 8 41

REYNOLDS — Stafford 1-1-2-3, Muscarella 1-1-6-3, Black 2-0-1-5, D’Urso 9-3-4-22, Nelson 6-3-4-16, Parker 0-0-0-0, Mosteller 0-2-2-2. 3-pt. goals: Black 1, D’Urso 1, Nelson 1. Totals: 19-10-19-51.

COCHRANTON — Rynd 2-5-7-9, Hill 4-7-9-15, Baker 1-0-2-2, Lippert 2-0-0-4, Bortnar-Yasah 2-1-3-5, Burger 3-0-0-6. Totals: 14-13-21-41.

JV: Cochranton, 37-18.

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