Last March, when Farrell High girls basketball team posted an opening-round PIAA playoff win over Kennedy Catholic, Steelerettes’ skipper Eddie Turosky felt it was an important benchmark for his program.

However Thursday night’s rematch was no upset ... and no contest.

Farrell forced 30 Kennedy Catholic turnovers, and the trio of Tieshia Stubbs, Kaveeda Myers and Chloé Stewart accounted for 57 points, steering the Steelerettes to a 64-43 District 10 Region 1-A/AA rout.

Stubbs stoked the Steelerettes’ success with a 26-point, 11-rebound double-double, complemented by Myers’ 18-point, 8-rebound outing, and Stewart’s 13-point, 7-assist performance.

By virtue of the victory Farrell forged to a 5-0 region, 7-0 overall ledger.

The Steelerettes led from the outset: 20-10 at the quarter, 37-18 by the break and

53-29 through three periods. Stubbs’ putback of her own miss and subsequent free throw afforded Farrell a 53-23 margin with 1:25 remaining in the third quarter.

Farrell forced 16 Lady Golden Eagles’ errors during the first half, while making only 3 miscus of its own.

“That was our plan going in. We’re the kind of team that, we don’t want to get into a half-court set if we don’t have to; we want to press and get the ball into transition, and we did a nice job of doing that,” Turosky assessed.

Owing to a lackluster fourth frame in which the teams combined for 18 turnovers, Farrell finished with 17 for the game and shot 24 for 59 from the floor (40.6 percent), led by Stubbs’ 11-for-22 marksmanship that included a trio of treys. Myers mustered a 6-for-10 effort from the field and converted 6 of 8 freebies; however the Steelerettes shot only 12 for 24 from the line.

Kennedy Catholic (2-2, 3-5) connected on 16 of 37 field-goal attempts (43.2) and 10 of 16 freebies (62.5), and was led by Dierdre Reimold, who rifled in 14 points.

Led by Stubbs, Myers and Arena Talley (9), Farrell outrebounded Kennedy 37-30.

Asked if his program is now on the same level as Kennedy’s, Turosky replied, “I would agree, but we’ve got a long way to go. There’s so many good programs out there. We just want to be up there with the elite. The kids are striving every summer to get there, so I can’t complain. ... Good things are going to happen to them because of all the hard work they put in.” — By Ed Farrell, Herald assistant sports editor.

ä Sharpsville 64, West Middlesex 23 — At Sharpsville, the host Blue Darlings dominated from the outset, building a 45-6 bulge through three quarters.

Kasey Gardner garnered a game-high 16 points and added a half-dozen steals for Sharpsville (4-0 D-10 1-A/AA, 6-1 overall), Em Montone mustered a trio of treys and dished out 3 assists, and Brittany Totin totalled 7 caroms.

West Middlesex (0-3, 3-4) erupted for 17 fourth-quarter points.

ä Mercer 56, Greenville 53 — At Mercer, the hosts held off a determined Greenville squad in a tight Region 1-A/AA battle. The Lady Trojans, who led at halftime 36-27, got off a last shot from near midcourt, but it missed.

Senior Charlene Garthwaite led the Lady M’s (2-2, 4-3) with 23 points, including a trio of treys. For Greenville (0-5, 0-9), sophomore Larae Tymochko burned the nets for 32 points, going 10 of 13 at the charity stripe and canning a pair of 3-pointers.

ä Meadville 43, Hickory 38 — At Hermitage, the visiting Lady Bulldogs burst to a 10-2 first-quarter lead, extended their edge to 21-18 by the break and 28-27 through three, then outscored Hickory 15-11 in the pivotal fourth frame.

Lindsay Heller (17), Jackie DeRemer (11) and Abby Henderson (10) paced Region 4-AAA MASH (7-2).

For Region 5-AAA Hickory (4-4), Arin Whitman shared game-high scoring honors with 17 points and Kim Stitt snared a half-dozen caroms.

ä Conneaut Lake 41, Jamestown 38 — At Conneaut Lake, the host Lady Lakers erased a 31-29 third-quarter deficit by outscoring Jamestown 12-7 in the decisive fourth frame.

Valerie Bartges’ 13 points paced Conneaut Lake (1-4, 2-6) to the Region 3-A/AA win.

For Jamestown (0-5, 0-7), Britta Grafton’s 15 points and Emily Mrvos’ 11 rebounds led the Lady Muskies.

ä Lakeview 57, Cochranton 39 — At Cochranton, Cami Frye fired in 16 points, including four fielders from beyond the arc, to lead visiting Lakeview (4-0, 6-0).

Lakeview led 10-7 after 8 minutes, then exploded for 23 second-period points.

Also for the Lady Sailors, Sheena Aden added 16 points to share game-high scoring honors, while Chelsea Greggs garnered 10.

Cochranton (3-2 Region 3-A/AA, 3-5 overall) was led in scoring by Rynd (14) and Hill (11), but the Lady Redbirds recorded paltry 11-for-25 shooting from the free-throw line.



BOYS BASKETBALL

ä George Junior Republic 75, Slippery Rock 37 — In Grove City, the host Tigers (3-3) outrebounded the Rockets (3-4) 58-30 in a non-league encounter, while forcing 23 miscues.

Slippery Rock, actually, jumped out to an 9-2 edge early in the first quarter behind 6 points from Zack Ejzak, but GJR outscored SR 22-4 over the next quarter and a half.

Four Tigers hit double figures — Khalif Anderson 22, Chris Cantino 16 and Anthony Floyd and Sabree Johnson 14 apiece. Cantino pulled down 18 boards and Johnson 10, while Floyd pitched 6 assists for GJR. Ejzak had 10 points for Slippery Rock.



GIRLS BASKETBALL

FARRELL 20 17 16 11 64

KENNEDY 10 8 11 14 43

FARRELL — Stewart 5-2-6-13, Talley 1-0-2-2, Stubbs 11-1-4-26, Myers 6-6-8-18, Chambers 1-3-4-5, Phillips 0-0-0-0, Dye 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Stubbs 3, Stewart 1. Totals: 24-12-24-64.

KENNEDY CATHOLIC — Brooks3-0-1-7, Cianci 0-0-0-0, A. Kirkpatrick 1-0-1-2, Reimold 5-4-6-14, Lenhart 3-3-4-9, Moldovan 1-2-2-4, George 0-0-0-0, Yatsko 1-1-2-3, Fill 2-0-0-4. 3-pt. goal: Brooks 1. Totals: 16-10-16-43

JV: Kennedy Catholic, 40-35. Caitlin Lenhart 10 points for Kennedy; D’Asia Chambers 17 for Farrell.

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MIDDLESEX 2 2 2 17 23

SHARPSVILLE 11 15 19 19 64

WEST MIDDLESEX — Young 0-2-2-2, Bittler 1-3-6-5, David 2-2-2-6, Thompson 0-2-2-2, Macchia 3-0-0-8, Pikna 0-0-2-0, Moore 0-0-0-0, Stitt 0-0-0-0, Zieminick 0-0-0-0, Kudelko 0-0-0-0, Wingard 0-0-0-0, Stefanak 0-0-0-0, Lathrop 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Macchia 2. Totals: 6-9-12-23.

SHARPSVILLE — Gardner 6-4-4-16, Totin 2-1-2-6, Montone 3-0-2-9, Ruszkiewicz 2-0-0-4, Grandy 1-0-0-2, Yarabinec 3-0-0-6, Summers 3-1-2-7, Kress 4-1-2-9, Thompson 1-2-3-5, Taylor 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Montone 3, Totin 1, Thompson 1. Totals: 25-9-15-64.

JV: Sharpsville, 64-28, Miranda Summers 15, Taylor Kress 13, Billie Jo Taylor 13 points for Sharpsville; Heather Lathrop 12 for West Middlesex.

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GREENVILLE 14 22 7 10 53

MERCER 21 6 18 11 56

GREENVILLE — Holiga 2-1-1-5; Courtney 1-3-5-5; Tymochko 10-10-13-32; Sweeney 1-0-2-2; Shipton 2-1-4-5; Hoffman 2-0-0-4; Kapp 0-0-0-0; Horne 0-0-0-0; Ammons 0-0-0-0; Mong 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Tymochko 2. Totals: 18-15-25-53.

MERCER — Creasy 2-1-2-5; Jackal 4-0-0-8; Sagulla 2-0-0-4; Garthwaite 4-3-6-8-23; Rymniak 2-2-4-6; Gadd 2-0-1-4; Frydrych 3-0-0-6; Piepenhagen 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Garthwaite 3. Totals: 22-9-15-56.

JV: Greenville, 26-16.

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MEADVILLE 10 11 7 15 43

HICKORY2 16 9 11 38

MEADVILLE — DeRemer 5-1-3-11, Henderson 3-3-6-10, Mottillo 0-0-0-0, Gearthart 0-0-0-0, Schreck 2-0-0-4, Wait 0-1-2-1, Heller 6-2-2-17. 3-pt. goals: Heller 3, Henderson 1. Totals: 16-7-13-43.

HICKORY — Crawford 4-1-1-9, Bush 1-0-0-3, Trosch 2-0-0-4, Phillips 0-0-2-0, Whitman 6-2-3-17, Stitt 2-1-1-5, Heben 0-0-0-0, Braymer 0-0-0-0, 3-pt. goals: Whitman 3, Bush 1, Stitt 1. Totals: 15-4-7-38.

JV: Hickory, 46-21. Carly Turk 13 points for Hickory.

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JAMESTOWN 11 9 11 7 38

CONN. LAKE 13 7 9 12 41

JAMESTOWN — Livingston 2-1-2-6, Grafton 6-1-5-15, Giddings 0-0-0-0, Mrvos 3-2-4-8, Dais 1-0-0-2, Bunch 1-0-0-2, Buchholz 2-1-2-5. 3-pt. goals: Grafton 2, Livingston 1. Totals: 15-5-13-38.

CONNEAUT LAKE — J. Bartges 3-1-2-7, Helbig 1-3-7-5, White 4-0-0-8, Zatsick 1-2-2-4, Sperry 0-0-0-0, Valesky 1-2-3-4, V. Bartges 5-3-5-13. Totals: 15-11-19-41.

JV: Jamestown, 31-28 (OT). Britta Grafton 13 points for Jamestown.

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LAKEVIEW 10 23 10 14 57

COCHRANTON 7 12 10 10 39

LAKEVIEW — Greggs 5-0-0-10, Ch. Frye 2-1-2-5, Koller 1-0-0-2, Casciotti 0-0-0-0, Cam. Frye 5-2-4-16, Aden 7-1-4-16, Miles 0-0-0-0, Grayson 0-0-0-0, Morneweck 1-0-0-2, Smith 0-0-0-0, Powell 3-0-0-6. 3-pt. goals: Cam Frye 4, Aden 1. Totals: 24-4-10-57.

COCHRANTON — Rynd 5-4-8-14, Hill 5-1-2-11, Baker 1-1-5-3, Lippert 0-0-0-0, Bortner-Yasay 2-5-10-9, Hovis 0-0-0-0, Burger 1-0-0-2, Mosier 0-0-0-0, White 0-0-0-0, Bauer 0-0-0-0. Totals: 14-11-25-39.

JV: Lakeview, 32-24.







BOYS BASKETBALL

SLIP ROCK 11 6 14 7 37

GJR 16 18 28 13 75

SLIPPERY ROCK — Gordan 3-0-0-6; Mahan 2-0-0-6; Orloski 1-0-0-2; Kelly 2-2-2-7; Ejzak 5-0-0-10; Shearer 3-0-0-6. 3-pt. goals: Mahan 2, Kelly 1. Totals: 13-3-2-4-37.

GEORGE JUNIOR REPUBLIC — Cantino 8-0-0-16; Floyd 4-6-8-14; Johnson 6-2-2-14; Scagline 1-3-4-5; Khailf Anderson 10-2-2-22; Lomax 1-0-0-2; Freshley 1-0-0-2. Totals: 31-13-17-75.

JV: Slippery Rock, 54-53. Derrick Orloski 16, Eddie Schreiber 10 for Slippery Rock; Lamont Lewis 16, Allen Lomax 14 for GJR.

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