Jackson Doyle

The Blue Devils' Jackson Doyle lays in a basket against Greenville during Friday's Region 5 clash in Sharpsville. Doyle scored 31 points in the Blue Devils’ 71-57 win.

SHARPSVILLE – It would be both interesting and fun to stage a game of H-O-R-S-E between Jackson Doyle and Benny Cano.

Doyle goes deeper on his shot – his shooting range is essentially from the parking lot on in – but Cano is the more creative insofar as getting to the glass when he cannot get his mid-range jumper.

They put on a show during Friday night’s District 10 Region 5 contest. Doyle drilled half of his 22 floor shots, including 4 treys, en route to a game-high 31-point performance in staking Sharpsville to a 71-57 win over Greenville.

“I trust him ... just about as soon as he crosses half-court,” smiling Sharpsville skipper Matt Durisko said regarding Doyle. “He makes the right decision most of the time, and if he gets hot, he gets hot. There are times when he doesn’t miss, and there’s times when he could probably rein it in ... Jackson shot the heck out of the ball (Friday) night. He did very well.”

“I try not to take too many deep threes – it’s not really that great of a shot – and if (the defender) jumps out on me, I drive to the hoop. ... It comes down to summer work. You have to put that in to be good. You have to take time out of your own time, and just put the work in,” related Doyle, who hoisted approximately 150 shots not daily during the summer, but more often than not.

“As far as trustin’ them shooting-wise, we’ve got a ton of guys that can shoot the ball,” Durisko said.

Sharpsville (2-0, 2-1) shot 27 for 60 from the floor (45 percent), which was actually better than the Blue Devils’ free-throw shooting (12 of 22).

During the 1st frame Doyle and Cano evenly divided 18 points, and Sharpsville secured a 20-15 lead. The Blue Devils then extended their edge to 40-26 by the break and 56-42 through 3 quarters, though Greenville would not go away.

“We were competitive (Friday) night, yes,” 2nd-year Trojans’ taskmaster Scott Taylor asserted. “We battled the whole way through. I mean, it was a fourteen-point loss, but it was a hard-fought one. We didn’t roll over, and (the Blue Devils) didn’t take it early; they had to work for it. We’re young, we’ll keep battlin’”

A 6-foot-3 junior, Cano connected on 14 of his 24 field-goal attempts en route to 30 points for Greenville (0-2, 2-3). He led Greenville in scoring last season with 14 points-per-game.

“Benny played a really nice game; we couldn’t touch him,” Durisko praised. “He was gettin’ stuff at the rim, and knocked down a three there.”

Despite the disappointing defeat, Taylor had to acknowledge Doyle’s performance. 

“You have a plan for him – he’s a good player. He is a scorer, and can score in a lot of different ways. So we’ll have to revise and move on and see what we can do the next time against him.

“Benny has a nice inside-out game, and he’s really tryin’ to do a lot for us,” Taylor continued. “I think there’s a lot of pressure on him, and I think he’s handling it. He’s doing a nice job for us.”

The Blue Devils’ depth out-gunned Greenville. In addition to Doyle, Brayden Fry (18 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists), James Thomas (10 points, 8 rebounds), Mac Staunch (9 points, 6 rebounds), Noah Flaherty (7 rebounds, a figure matched by Doyle), and Ryan Ladjevich (team-high 4 assists) sparked Sharpsville.

Also for Greenville, Jonah Lentz lent 10 rebounds – many of the loose-ball variety – and 5 assists; Landon Bielata boarded a game-high 11 times, and Evan Cianci snared 7 rebounds to go with a dozen points. Simon Slosser came off the bench to dish out 4 assists, also, while Jalen Ritzert recorded 4 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.

“It comes down to playin’ as a team,” Doyle said. “The defensive end wasn’t too great (Friday) night, but when we did play good defense it led to turnovers (18 overall for Greenville, including 14 during the 1st half) and scoring easy buckets for us.”

“I give all the credit in the world to Greenville,” Durisko graciously praised. “They played tough; they were tougher than us (Friday) night. We just had the benefit of some kids that can just absolutely go. But I give Coach Taylor all the credit in the world over there. Those guys were the first ones divin’ on loose balls. They were gettin’ two and three shots on the offensive end ...

“Oh, gosh. The region, every night’s going to be a grind,” Durisko forecasted. “You can’t take anything for granted. You’ve gotta come out and bring the energy and bring the intensity every night. ... It doesn’t stop. It’s a nice three-A, four-A mix (enrollment classes) mix. ... It doesn’t stop. They come at you in waves.”

Notes: The Blue Devils won the board battle, 38-36. ... The Trojans tallied 25 of 57 floor shots (43.8), but just 6 of 13 free throws. ... Sharpsville committed only 11 miscues.

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In other action:

BOYS BASKETBALL

• Hickory 66, George Junior Republic 29 – At “The Hive” in Hermitage, Peyton Mele drained 4 treys en route to 20 points to lead the Hornets (2-0, 2-1) to the Region 5 win over GJR (0-1, 0-4).

Donald Whitehead had 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for Hickory and Jaylen Jarvie added 12 points and 7 rebounds.

Also for Hickory, Conner Evans grabbed 8 boards and Mele had 6 rebounds.

Rylee Dyson led GJR with 13 points and Tre’Jean Smith contributed a dozen points.

• Sharon 80, Conneaut Area 68 – At Linesville, Coach Zach Sarver’s Tigers (2-0, 2-1) rifled in 34 points in the 4th quarter to beat CASH (0-2, 1-2) in Friday’s Region 5 clash.

Conneaut Area led 19-17 at the end of 8 minutes of play, but Sharon led 33-28 at halftime. The Eagles outscored the Tigers 22-13 in the 3rd quarter to lead 50-47 after 3 before Sharon erupted for 34 in the final frame.

Camren Atallah and Merquan Peterson fired in 20 points each for Sharon, Mike Calloway bucketed 13 and Brayden Coxson added 12 points. Peterson grabbed 9 rebounds, Coxson had 8 boards, Marquese Gardlock collected 5 steals and Calloway dished out 4 assists.

Tanner Niemann scored 23 for Conneaut Area, which turned the ball over 22 times, and Cole Askey finished with 22 points.

• Franklin 69, Slippery Rock 34 – At “The Castle” in Franklin, the Knights led 27-13 at the end of the opening quarter and 50-19 at halftime as they rolled to the Region 5 win.

Hayden Adams drained 7 treys and finished with 25 points for Franklin (2-0, 4-0), Easton Fulmer scored 13 points and Cade Adams added 10.

Judah Roth led Slippery Rock (0-2, 1-3) with 7 points.

• Meadville 74, Grove City 51 – At “The House of Thrills” in Meadville, the Eagles fell to 2-2 with the non-region loss to the Bulldogs (4-0).

Meadville led 15-10 after the opening quarter and 37-25 at the break. The Bulldogs pulled away by outscoring GC 22-12 in the 3rd quarter.

Davyon Butler buried 5 three-pointers en route to 24 points for Meadville, Charlie Waid scored 12 and Keeon Lindsey and Michael Bolden added 9 points each.

Luke Hostetler led Grove City with 12 points, Kade Persinger scored 11, Danny Timko bucketed 10 and Michael Brooks contributed 9 points.

• West Middlesex 60, Jamestown 22 – At “The Fish Tank” in Jamestown, Big Reds’ freshman Richie Preston rifled in 26 points (3 treys) to lead Coach Chad Mild’s WM squad to the non-region win.

Gabe Mild added 14 points for West Middlesex (1-2) and Malachi Owens and Luke Atterholt added 8 points each.

Darian Keyser paced Jamestown (1-3) with 9 points and Cameron Keyser scored 6.

• Lakeview 70, Commodore Perry 13 – At Sheakleyville, the Region 2 Sailors (3-2) rolled to the win over the Region 1 Panthers (0-4).

Brett Beith (14 points), Nate McIntire (13), Cole Thiec (12) and Isaac Lightcap (10) scored in double digits for Lakeview.

Jacob Castona was the leading scorer for Commodore Perry with 6 points.

• Brookfield 67, Campbell Memorial 59 – At Campbell, Coach Shawn Hammond’s Warriors (1-0, 3-1) won their All-American Conference Blue Tier Division opener with an 8-point win over the Red Devils (0-1, 0-4).

Conner Stevens led the way for Brookfield with 19 points, Gage Emery scored 16, Hayden Gibson contributed 15 points and dished out 9 assists and Isaiah Jones posted a 12-point, 14-rebound double-double.

Joey Michaels had 18 points for Campbell Memorial, Kevin Moore bucketed 17 and Gabe Brunn added 8 points.

GIRLS HOOPS

• Franklin 35, Sharon 29 – At Sharon, the visiting Lady Knights notched the inter-region road win by scoring 14 fourth-period points. The Lady Tigers led 23-21 through 3 quarters.

For Franklin (3-2), Peyton Goodrick and Lauren Billingsley bucketed 9 points apiece, while Alaina Williams went for a game-high 22 points for Sharon (1-2). Williams tossed in 5 buckets from beyond the 3-point arc.

• Portersville Christian School 53, Wilmington 51 – At Hounds Town, visiting PCS built a 42-34 lead through 3 quarters, than had to weather Wilmington’s 17-point, 4th-quarter comeback bid.

Julia Mangiapone mustered 19 markers for Portersville Christian School (2-1), while Emma VanGent and Molly Mastina evenly divided an additional 20 markers.

Wilmington (1-3) was led by Keegan McConahy’s game-high high 21-point performance and Nadia Huebner hit for 16, including 4 buckets from beyond the arc. However the Lady Hounds hit on just 2 of 13 free-throw attempts, while PCS was better, but just barely, 7 for 20.

• Slippery Rock 60, Erie 45 – At Slippery Rock Thursday night, the Region 5 Lady Rockets (3-1) handed Region 7 Erie (3-1) its first loss of the season.

Slippery Rock outscored the Lady Royals 17-5 in the 1st quarter and led 38-13 at halftime. Erie outscored the Rockets 32-22 in the 2nd half.

Anna Kadlubek led Slippery Rock with 20 points, Kelly Benson bucketed 14 and Ella McDermott contributed 10 points.

Arianna Mitchell drained 3 treys en route to 18 points for Erie and Amaria Mims scored 11.

WRESTLING

Ironman

Tournament

Reynolds’ Gary Steen (113) is the only Raider still alive in the championship round after the opening day of wrestling at Walsh Jesuit (Ohio) High School Friday. 

Steen went 4-0 Friday, including a disqualification victory over Paul Garcia of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, in the quarterfinals. Steen advanced to the quarterfinals with a win over Dante Frinzi of Bethlehem Catholic.

In the semifinals at noon today, Steen is scheduled to meet Erik Roggie of St. Christopher’s, Virginia.

Some others were still alive in the consolations as of last night.

Panther Classic

Mercer’s Alex Chess (145) went 4-0 on Friday, including a 4-2 win over Richland’s Cooper Warshel in the quarterfinals of the 43-team event.

Chess, who came in as the No. 3 seed, will meet No. 2 seed Gavin D’Amato of Tunkhannock in the semis today. 

Some other Mercer matmen are still alive in the consolations.

BOYS SWIMMING

• Sharon 87, Slippery Rock 46 – At Sharon Thursday, the Tigers beat the Rockets. The following are results for Sharon.

Medley Relay: Songer, Kirsch, DoBosh, Chartraw, 1st place.

Freestyle: Jake Cattron 1st place, Ty Chartraw, 2nd place.

200 IM: Nolan Songer, 1st place.

50 Freestyle: Nikoli DoBosh, 2nd place.

100 Butterfly: Nolan Songer, 1st place

100 Freestyle: Nikoli DoBosh, 1st place; Jake Auchter 2nd place.

500 Freestyle: Jake Cattron, 1st place.

400 Freestyle Relay: Cattron, Auchter, Burns, Wood, 1st place.

100 Breaststroke: Gabe Kirsch, 2nd place.

GIRLS SWIMMING

• Slippery Rock 106, Sharon 61 – At Sharon Thursday, the Lady Rockets posted the win. The following are results for Sharon.

200 Freestyle: Ella Labbiento, 1st place.

200 Freestyle Relay: Douglas, McSherry, Medvec, McLaughlin, 2nd place.

200 Freestyle Relay: Songer, Chartraw, DoBosh, Cartoon 1st place

100 Breaststroke: Faith McSherry, 2nd place.

400 Freestyle Relay: McLaughlin, Medvec, Sadowski, Labbiento, 1st place.

200 IM: Ava McLaughlin, 2nd place.

50 Freestyle: Rachael Sadowski, 1st place.

100 Butterfly: Rachael Sadowski, 1st place.

500 Freestyle: Ava McLaughlin, 1st place; Ella Labbiento, 2nd place.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

GREENVILLE   15  11  16  15  57

SHARPSVILLE   20  20  16  15  71

GREENVILLE – Ritzert 2-0-0-4, Lentz 1-0-4-2, Cano 14-1-3-30, Cianci 5-2-2-12, Bielata 3-3-4-9, Stubert 0-0-0-0, Slosser 0-0-0-0, Kincaid 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goal: Cano 1. Totals: 25-6-13-57.

SHARPSVILLE – Doyle 11-5-6-31, Flaherty 0-3-4-3, Fry 7-3-4-18, Ladjevich 0-0-0-0, Thomas 5-0-2-10, Staunch 4-1-6-9, Kratko 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Doyle 4, Fry 1. Totals: 27-12-22-71.

JV: Sharpsville, 59-27. Zack Ramsey 15, Jaden Townsend 10 points for Sharpsville; Toby Williams 10 for Greenville.

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GEORGE JUNIOR   6   7   8   8  29

HICKORY          19  22  18  7  66

GEORGE JUNIOR REPUBLIC – Smith 4-3-4-12, Velez 0-0-0-0, Dyson 6-1-2-13, Farrell 1-0-0-2, Grosklos 1-0-0-2. 3-pt. goal: Smith 1. Totals: 12-4-6-29.

HICKORY – Phillips 1-0-2-2, Cannone 1-0-0-2, Whitehead 7-2-2-16, Hudson 1-1-2-3, Mele 7-2-4-20, Jarvie 6-0-0-12, Trontel 1-0-0-3, Pryts 2-0-0-4, Evans 1-2-4-4. 3-pt. goals: Mele 4, Trontel 1. Totals: 27-7-14-66.

JV: Hickory, 61-32. Chris Trontel 23 (6 treys), Aidan Enoch 16 (4 treys) for Hickory.

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SHARON         17  16  13  34  80

CONN. AREA    19   9   22  18  68

SHARON – Calloway 5-3-5-13, Atallah 9-0-0-20, Peterson 4-10-16-20, Hill 2-2-2-6, Gardlock 2-3-3-7, Smith-Austin 1-0-0-2, Coxson 4-4-5-12. 3-pt. goals: Atallah 2, Peterson 2. Totals: 27-22-31-80.

CONNEAUT AREA – Demarco 2-0-0-5, Niemann 9-4-9-23, Boyce 1-0-0-2, Ordos 1-0-0-2, Richardson 2-0-1-4, Bortnick 1-0-0-2, Askey 9-1-1-22, Kroniser 2-0-1-4, Walker 2-0-0-4, Hochstetler 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Askey 3, Demarco 1, Niemann 1. Totals: 29-5-12-68.

JV: No score reported.

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SLIPP. ROCK     13   6    8   7  34

FRANKLIN         27  23  13  6  69

SLIPPERY ROCK – Roth 3-1-2-7, Z. Thompson 2-0-0-5, Allen 1-1-4-3, Plesakov 1-2-3-5, Willison 2-1-4-5, Caldwell 1-0-0-2, S. Thompson 1-0-0-2, McCoy 1-0-0-2, Christy 1-0-0-3. 3-pt. goals: Z. Thompson 1, Plesakov 1, Christy 1. Totals: 13-5-13-34.

FRANKLIN – C. Adams 5-0-2-10, Buckley 2-1-3-5, Smith 3-0-0-8, Fulmer 4-3-3-13, Guth 2-0-0-4, H. Adams 9-0-0-25, Walters 0-4-4-4. 3-pt. goals: H. Adams 7, Smith 2, Fulmer 2. Totals: 25-8-12-69.

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GROVE CITY    10  15  12  14  51

MEADVILLE     15  22  22  15  74

GROVE CITY – Brooks 2-4-6-9, Timko 5-0-0-10, Persinger 4-2-2-11, Hostetler 3-4-4-12, Loughry 1-0-2-2, Stull 0-2-2-2, Pokrant 2-0-0-4, Haggart 0-0-0-0, Knause 0-1-2-1, Dreves 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Hostetler 2, Brooks 1, Persinger 1. Totals: 17-13-18-51.

MEADVILLE – Butler 9-1-1-24, Husband 3-2-4-8, Lindsey 4-0-0-9, Bolden 4-1-2-9, Waid 5-2-2-12, Pero 2-0-0-5, Parks 0-0-0-0, Burchard 1-3-4-5, Lopez 0-0-0-0, Hughes 0-0-0-0, Panchura 1-0-0-2. 3-pt. goals: Butler 5, Lindsey 1, Pero 1. Totals: 29-9-13-74.

JV: Meadville, 63-46. 

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W.MIDDLESEX   20  23  13  4  60

JAMESTOWN      2    8   5   7  22

WEST MIDDLESEX – Owens 3-2-4-8, Smith 1-2-4-4, Rococi 0-0-0-0, Hummel 0-0-0-0, Rea 0-0-0-0, Greenburg 0-0-0-0, Shick 0-0-0-0, Preston 11-1-2-26, G. Mild 6-0-0-14, L. Mild 0-0-0-0, Troyer 0-0-0-0, Tate 0-0-0-0, Atterholt 4-0-0-8, B. Smith 0-0-0-0, C. Smith 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Preston 3, G. Mild 2. Totals: 25-5-10-60.

JAMESTOWN – Parks 0-0-0-0, Hill 0-0-1-0, P. McElhinny 2-1-2-5, C. Keyser 3-0-1-6, D. Keyser 3-2-2-9, Meehan 1-0-0-2, S. McElhinny 0-0-0-0, Dudley 0-0-0-0, Popielarcheck 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goal: D. Keyser 1. Totals: 9-3-6-22.

JV: West Middlesex, 76-11. Alex Rea 17, Gio Rococi 16, Tanner Shick 15, Ty Tate 10 for WM.

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LAKEVIEW       16  14  26  14  70

COMM. PERRY  2    5    4   2   13

LAKEVIEW – Beith 4-5-7-14, McIntire 4-3-6-13, Thiec 5-0-0-12, Lightcap 4-0-0-10, Grantham 3-0-0-8, Miller 3-1-2-7, Shillito 2-0-0-4, Murdock 1-0-0-2, Grim 0-0-0-0, Obreza 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: McIntire 2, Thiec 2, Lightcap 2, Grantham 2, Beith 1. Totals: 26-9-15-70.

COMMODORE PERRY – Ja. Castona 3-0-0-6, Chesmer 0-2-2-2, Malone 1-0-0-2, Waid 1-0-0-2, Ka. Cropp 0-1-2-1, Artman 0-0-0-0, Garland 0-0-0-0, Heeter 0-0-0-0, Saxe 0-0-0-0, Turlij 0-0-0-0. Totals: 5-3-4-13.

JV: No score reported.

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BROOKFIELD   23   13  16  15  67

CAMPBELL     10   15  13  21  59

BROOKFIELD – Filipovich 1-0-0-2, Gibson 6-2-2-15, Jones 6-0-1-12, Emery 7-1-3-16, Shingledecker 1-1-2-3, Stevens 6-4-5-19. 3-pt. goals: Stevens 3, Gibson 1, Emery 1. Totals: 27-8-12-67.

CAMPBELL MEMORIAL – Michaels 1-0-1-2, Ke. Moore 7-1-2-17, Ka. Moore 3-1-4-7, Stores 0-2-2-2, Michaels 7-0-0-18, Brunn 3-2-6-8, Luciano 1-3-3-5, Smith 0-0-2-0. 3-pt. goals: Michaels 4, Ke. Moore 2. Totals: 22-9-20-59.

JV: No score reported.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

FRANKLIN           7  6  8  14  35

SHARON             7  9  7   6   29

FRANKLIN – Calderone 3-0-0-6, Hartle 0-2-2-2, Phipps 1-3-5-5, Goodrick 4-0-0-9, Bashor 2-0-2-4, Billingsley 4-0-0-9, Ramfos 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Goodrick 1, Billingsley 1. Totals: 14-5-9-35.

SHARON – Heard 0-2-2-2, K.Williams 1-0-0-2, Sellers 0-2-6-2, McGee 0-0-0-0, Murphy 0-1-2-1, A.Williams 7 3-4 22. 3-pt. goals: A.Williams 5. Totals: 8-8-14-29.

JV: No score reported.

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PORTERSVILLE   9   14  19  11  53

WILMINGTON    13  12  9   17  51

PORTERSVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL – Mangiapone 7-5-11-19, Patterson 0-0-2-0, VanGent 5-0-1-10, Ledford 1-0-1-2, Cole 3-0-1-8, Konar 1-2-4-4, Mastina 5-0-0-10. 3-pt. goals: Cole 2. Totals: 22-7-20-53.

WILMINGTON – Glavach 3-1-2-8, Black 0-0-0-0, McConahy 10-1-9-21, Huebner 6-0-0-16, Graham 0-0-0-0, Flick 1-0-0-2, Gardner 0-0-0-0, Ward 1-0-2-2, Withers 1-0-0-2. 3-pt. goals: Huebner 4, Glavach 1. Totals: 22-2-13-51.

JV: No game.

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ERIE               5    8   10  22  45

SLIPP. ROCK    17  21  17   5   60

ERIE – Altadanna 0-0-1-0, Harden 1-0-0-2, Kashind 2-0-0-4, Mims 5-0-0-11, Mitchell 7-1-2-18, Rivera 2-1-2-5, Selby 2-1-2-5. 3-pt. goals: Mitchell 3, Mims 1. Totals: 19-3-7-45.

SLIPPERY ROCK – Kadlubek 8-4-6-20, Benson 5-4-6-14, Raabe 3-1-2-7, McDermott 3-2-2-10, McCoy 3-1-4-7, Bedel 0-2-2-2. 3-pt. goals: McDermott 2. Totals: 22-14-22-60.

JV: No score reported.

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