Makennah White

West Middlesex’s Makennah White lays in a basket against Cochranton during Saturday’s District 10 Class 2A quarterfinal game at Farrell High School.

Girls basketball took center stage on Saturday with the District 10 quarterfinals being played.

In Class 2A, Region 1 champ West Middlesex advanced to the semifinals with a 61-38 win over Cochranton. Reynolds and Sharpsville lost.

In 3A, Region 4 champ Greenville and Lakeview advanced while Sharon was ousted. In 5A, Hickory and Slippery Rock advanced while Grove City’s season ended.

In the Div. IV playoffs in Ohio, Brookfield defeated Lordstown in the Mineral Ridge District quarterfinals.

Following are staff reports:

CLASS 2A

• West Middlesex 61, Cochranton 38 – At Farrell’s E.J. McCluskey Gymnasium, Makennah White rifled in 27 points and ripped down 18 rebounds to lead the Region 1 champion Ms. Reds (20-3) past Cochranton (14-9).

WM led 16-8 at the end of the opening quarter, 31-17 at halftime and rolled into the District 10 semifinals.

Emily Anthony had 14 points and 6 steals for the Ms. Reds, Karsyn Rupert scored 11 and grabbed 8 boards and Grace Mild added 7 markers.

Jaidan Martinec led Cochranton with 10 points, Lexie Moore bucketed 9 and Cathryn Miller contributed 8 points.

WM, which has won three straight District 10 championships, faces Cambridge Springs in the semifinals on Wednesday at a site and time TBA. 

 • Cambridge Springs 62, Sharpsville 47 – In a battle of the Lady Blue Devils at Meadville Area Senior High School, the season came to an end for Coach Katie Grandy’s Sharpsville squad.

Cambridge Springs (15-2) led 12-10 at the end of the opening quarter and 28-22 at the break. CS outscored Sharpsville 18-14 in the 3rd quarter and 16-11 in the 4th.

Ashton Hoover fired in 21 points to lead Cambridge Springs, Julia Mailliard scored 17 and Abby Wescott and Rachel Swanson added 10 points each.

Claire Staunch led Sharpsville (8-13) with 17 points, Mariah Hopson had 13 and Maddie Wansack contributed 8 points.

Sharpsville seniors are Wansack, Marley Blair, Giulia Commisso and Gillian Fisher (841 career points), who missed the second half of the season with a knee injury which required surgery.

Cambridge Springs advances to Wednesday’s semifinals to play West Middlesex.

• Maplewood 49, Reynolds 41 – At Farrell High, the season came to an end for Coach Doug Dorio’s Lady Raiders (11-11).

Reynolds held a slim 10-9 lead at the end of the opening quarter, but were outscored 14-6 in the 2nd quarter and trailed 23-16 at halftime. The Lady Tigers outscored the Raiders 26-25 in the 2nd half.

Isabelle Snyder rifled in 19 points to lead Maplewood (16-8), Izzy Eimer scored 14 and Jordan Roser added 9 markers. 

Mackenzie Herman led Reynolds with a career-high 14 points and 14 rebounds while Halle Murcko and Isabella McCollum contributed 7 points each.

Reynolds’ lone senior is Kelly Park, who was part of Reynolds’ big run last year as the girls won the school’s first-ever PIAA basketball playoff game and advanced to the PIAA quarterfinals (lost to Blairsville).

Maplewood advances to Wednesday’s semifinals to play Saegertown, which routed Iroquois (60-8) on Saturday. Due to transfer rules, Iroquois had to play without the Meola sisters (Angelina, Desiree and Jasmine).

CLASS 3A

• Lakeview 41, North East 34 – At Meadville’s “House of Thrills,” Coach Gary Burke’s Lady Sailors (16-7) advanced to the D-10 semifinals with the win against North East (11-11).

Lakeview trailed 15-11 at halftime and 25-21 after 3, but outscored the Grapepickers 20-9 in the 4th quarter.

Austa Reed led the Lady Sailors with 13 points, Jensen Troy registered 10 points, 6 steals and 6 rebounds and Sarah Cole grabbed 10 boards. Lakeview only had 7 field goals in the game, but wetn 23-of-36 from the free-throw line.

Bryona Morey led North East with 8 points while Alison Kitchen and Marissa Keith contributed 7 each.

Lakeview advances to Wednesday’s semifinals to play Mercyhurst Prep, a 66-26 winner over Girard on Saturday.

• Greenville 50, Seneca 34 – At Meadville High, Region 4 champ Greenville improved to 19-4 with the win over Seneca (11-12).

Greenville trailed 4-3 at the end of the opening quarter, but rallied to take a 17-13 lead at the break. Coach Kristin Stewart’s Lady Trojans pulled away in the 3rd quarter by outscoring the Bobcats 16-3.

Skylar Swartz paced Greenville with 18 points, Ellie Kalchthaler scored 9 and Nina Cano added 8 points.

Jordan Klick scored 17 points for Seneca.

Greenville advances to Wednesday’s semifinals to play Fairview.

• Fairview 63, Sharon 41 – At Meadville High, the Lady Tigers led 15-12 after 8 minutes of play, but were outscored 21-9 in the 2nd frame and were knocked out of the playoffs.

Ashley McCall (4 treys) and Samantha Momeyer had 16 points each for Fairview (17-5), Madison Reisenauer scored a dozen points and Georgia Nicewonger added 10 markers.

Alaina Williams led Sharon (5-18) with 16 points and Ayanna Harrison bucketed 15. Harrison closed out her high school career with 1,061 points.

Sharon’s other seniors are Myia Norris and Dawana Davila.

Fairview advances to play Greenville in the D-10 semis Wednesday.

CLASS 5A

• Hickory 47, Harbor Creek 40 – At the Hagerty Family Events Center in Erie, Coach Matt Fabian’s Lady Hornets (15-7) advanced to the district semifinals with the win over the Huskies (17-6).

Hickory was up 13-7 after 8 minutes of play, but Harbor Creek cut the lead to 21-20 at halftime. The Hornets pulled away by outscoring the Huskies 13-6 in the 3rd quarter.

Sydney McKnight had a season-high 18 points to lead Hickory, Karrington McKnight scored 15 and Reanna Daniels and Marissa DeJulia added 7 points each.

Ali Benim drained 4 treys en route to 18 points for Harbor Creek and Latisha Baker bucketed 16.

Hickory advances to play Region 5 champ Slippery Rock in the semifinals on Wednesday. The Lady Rockets rolled past Hickory (74-36) in the 1st meeting between the two teams, but the Hornets won the rematch in Hermitage (52-42) on Jan. 28.

• Slippery Rock 64, Corry 20 – At Farrell, the Beavers had no answers for the Rockets’ attacking defense.

Corry (4-19) had more turnovers (35) than points (20) and made just 21 (8-of-37) shots from the field as Region 5 champion Slippery Rock (18-4) won after not having game in 12 days.

“I was pleased with (the defensive effort),” SR coach Amber Osborn said. “Anna, Mare, Red and Emma made good instinctive decisions without me having to call anything. They were just using their instincts.”

With the win, the Rockets (18-4) are back in the District 10 semifinals for the third time in Osborn’s 3 years at the helm after replacing legendary SRHS coach John Tabisz and will meet Region 5 rival Hickory for the third time this season on Wednesday at a site and time to be determined.

“It is what it is,” Osborn said of preparing to play a team for the third time in a season. “They’ll prepare and we’ll prepare. We’ll try to bring our best game and hopefully, we’ll get a good crowd wherever we play, which we usually do. The girls have to have their heads on straight and follow the scouting report. We’ll have to be ready to go.

“It’ll be anybody’s game like today was anybody’s game. You never know what to expect at this time of year. I don’t even want to make any predictions.”

With its defense swarming, the Rockets jumped out to a 13-0 lead and never looked back and effectively put the game away with a 20-4 start to the second half.

“I didn’t want type of defense they were going to be in,” Osborn said. “We weren’t sure whether they were going to play a man or a zone, but we can’t live and die by the three. They crashed the boards hard and went after loose balls hard. I couldn’t ask for a better effort. No one on the floor was taking a break. All around, it was a good game for us and it was a good one for us before we play in the next round.”

Slippery Rock offered up a balanced scoring sheet with Anna Kadlubak (17), Maryann Ackerman (14), Hallie Raabe (12) and Mercyhurst-bound Emma McDermott (11) all reached double figures.

Kadlubak added 6 steals and 5 rebounds; Ackerman chipped in 8 rebounds and 4 steals; Raabe finished with 5 steals, 3 rebounds and a block; and McDermott lent 3 blocks, 3 steals and 3 rebounds.

Notes: The Rockets will meet Region 5 rival Hickory for the third time this season on Wednesday at a site and time to be determined. Slippery Rock made 28-of-60 shots from the field with 20 of the makes coming over the final 19-plus minutes. ... The Rockets made just 3-of-16 attempts from behind the 3-point line. ... SR had 12 turnovers. ... Davia Fisher led Corry with 8 points. – Information submitted by Herald Sports Correspondent Corey J. Corbin.

• Gen. McLane 55, Grove City 34 – At Farrell, the Lancers caught fire early and never cooled down.

Gen. McLane (17-6) made 16-of-28 shots – including 7-of-11 from downtown – in the first half enroute to a 42-20 lead and made 6-of-13 from the field as the Erie County club deflated the ball in the second half.

“We ran into a team that was a really tough matchup for us,”  Grove City Coach Chris Burtch said. “They have incredibly talented players first and foremost, but they’re really good 3-point shooters and they’re really good off the bounce.

“The poison I had to choose from is do I play man which has been our calling  card all year and run the risk of them getting to the basket and getting us into foul trouble or do we go with our 3 different zones and get out on their shooters? They’re tough to deal with.”

The first quarter went about as good as the Eagles (17-5) could have hoped for, racing out to 5-0 and 10-5 leads before settling for a 16-14 deficit as the first-quarter buzzer sounded. Ultimately, McLane ripped off a 21-2 run over the first and second quarters to put the game away.

“Unfortunately in that second quarter, they made Every. Single. Shot,” Burtch said “Hats off to them. They have a talented senior class that hasn’t been able to crack this round before today. Now, here they are and they certainly will have the opportunity to make some noise in the playoffs.”

Abby Biddle, Clara Hannon and Katie McDowell evenly split 24 points for Grove City (17-5). McDowell also had 5 rebounds and a pair of blocks, while Biddle tacked on 3 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal in her final game as an Eagle.

With the loss, Grove City is forced to say good-bye to seniors Biddle, Lily Burtch and Mackenzee Dye.

“My 3 seniors, we’re going to miss them,” Chris Burtch said. “Lily made a huge investment into this program and this team ... and basketball in general. I’m just so proud of her. Abby Biddle blossomed from where she was a freshman to truly one of the stars in Region 5. That’s an incredible accomplishment by her. Mackenzee Dye had never played basketball before she walked into the gym a few weeks before her freshman year. She turned herself into a solid basketball player and was one of the best teammates that I’ve ever been around. All of three of them really.”

Notes: Kayla Seidel came off the bench to lead the Lancers with a game-high 15 points, while Hanna Pfeiffer (13) and Kendyl McKissick (12) also reached double figures. ... Grove City struggled offensively with 17 turnovers and misfired on 19-of-31 shots from the field. ... The Lancers will meet Warren in the semifinals on Wednesday. – Information submitted by Herald Sports Correspondent Corey J. Corbin.

OHSAA Div. IV

Massillon Regional/

Mineral Ridge Dist.

• Brookfield 49, Lordstown 47 – At Brookfield, freshman Audrey Reardon did not gain a starting berth until late January, Coach Ken Forsythe related. But she’s been making up for lost time.

Reardon recorded a game-high 23 points, 10 during the decisive 4th frame for Brookfield (15-8). The 5-foot-5 combo guard tossed in a trio of treys.

“As a freshman, she stepped up huge for us. ... She has that ‘bulldog’ mentality that a coach loves,” Forsythe praised.

With 4:20 remaining Reardon’s corner trey off a feed from Bailey Drapola knotted the count at 39 – the tilt’s 3rd and final tie. Then 22 ticks later Reardon’s pair of free throws boosted Brookfield to a 41-39 lead it never lost.

Drapola, despite a dreadful shooting day from the floor, displayed her senior strong suit: leadership. Drapola drained both ends of double-bonus free-throw opportunities with 17.1 and 6.9 ticks to play.

During the finale frame Drapola donated 6 of her 15 points, as the Lady Warriors outlasted Lordstown, 20-12, erasing a 35-29 deficit through 3 quarters.

Becca Litz led Brookfield with a game-high 12 rebounds, while Drapola added 8 and Reardon and Chloe Willrich snared 7 apiece. Drapola dropped a team-high 3 dimes, also.

The Lady Warriors were only 12 for 55 from the floor, but converted 22 of 32 freebies, including 11 of 14 during the final frame (Reardon, 7; Drapola, 4).

Leading Lordstown were senior standouts Kellee Applegate and Alexis Weekley, with 12 and 14 points, respectively, while senior Cadence Lickwer went for 8 points and 8 rebounds before being DQ’d on personal fouls with 2:28 remaining. Applegate added a team-high 9 rebounds and 3 assists and Weekley went for another 8 boards.

But the Lady Red Devils – coming off a 57-31 opening-round rout of Heartland Christian – committed 21 turnovers – 15 during the 2nd half, including 8 during the final 8 minutes. Lordstown shot 21 for 56 from the field, but got to the line just 7 times, sinking 4.

In program annals, Brookfield – beginning in 1982-83 – boasts 18 sectional championships, including the last 5, and Forsythe related,

“It’s huge, gettin’ my first (postseason win)! It started with Coach ‘Flip’ (Tim Filipovich) and Coach (Shawn) Hammond. It’s like a thing here. ... You look up there (banners on the Lady Warriors’ wall) and they won about seven sectionals in-a-row, and I don’t want to be the first guy to, you know, not win one.”

The Lady Warriors will face the winner of 2nd-seeded Western Reserve and 7th-seeded Leetonia, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Mineral Ridge High. – By Ed Farrell, Herald assistant sports editor.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

District 10 Class 2A Quarterfinals

COCHRANTON   8    9    8  13  38

W.MIDDLESEX  16  15  17  13  61

COCHRANTON – Richter 0-0-0-0, Pete 0-0-0-0, McBryar 0-0-0-0, Martinec 4-1-2-10, Egli 3-0-0-7, Heim 1-0-0-2, Hiles 0-0-0-0, Myers 1-0-0-2, Moore 3-0-0-9, Miller 4-0-0-8. 3-pt. goals: Moore 3, Martinec 1, Egli 1. Totals: 16-1-2-38.

WEST MIDDLESEX – Tomko 0-0-0-0, Blaze 1-0-0-2, Jones 0-0-0-0, White 11-5-9-27, Anthony 6-1-2-14, Rupert 5-1-4-11, Beatty 0-0-0-0, Briggs 0-0-0-0, Mild 3-0-0-7. 3-pt. goals: Anthony 1, Mild 1. Totals: 26-7-15-61.

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SHARPSVILLE   10  12  14  11  47

C. SPRINGS     12  16  18  16  62

SHARPSVILLE – Kratko 1-0-0-2, Commisso 1-0-0-2, Wansack 4-0-0-8, Blair 1-0-0-2, Davis 1-0-0-3, Bornes 0-0-0-0, Hopson 4-5-6-13, Bootz 0-0-0-0, Staunch 8-0-1-17. 3-pt. goals: Davis 1, Staunch 1. Totals: 20-5-7-47.

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS – Swanson 2-5-8-10, Schmidt 1-1-2-3, Mailliard 7-3-4-17, Myers 0-1-2-1, Wescott 5-0-2-10, Hoover 6-7-11-21. 3-pt. goals: Hoover 2, Swanson 1. Totals: 21-17-29-62.

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MAPLEWOOD      9  14  12  14  49

REYNOLDS        10  6   14  11  41

MAPLEWOOD – Atkins 1-0-0-3, Thomas 0-0-0-0, C. Mangus 1-0-2-2, Palotas 0-0-0-0, Eimer 4-3-5-14, M. Mangus 1-0-1-2, Roser 2-3-3-9, Snyder 6-6-9-19. 3-pt. goals: Eimer 3, Roser 2, Atkins 1, Snyder 1. Totals: 15-12-20-49.

REYNOLDS – Cowan 0-0-0-0, Zachrich 1-1-4-4, Hillyer 0-0-0-0, Park 1-1-2-3, Murcko 1-5-5-7, Miller 0-0-0-0, McCollum 3-1-2-7, McLaughlin 1-4-6-6, Herman 6-2-5-14. 3-pt. goal: Zachrich 1. Totals: 13-14-24-41.

 

 District 10 Class 3A Quarterfinals

LAKEVIEW         5   6   10  20  41

NORTH EAST      3  12  10   9   34

LAKEVIEW – Ligo 0-0-0-0, Troy 1-8-10-10, Martin 1-4-8-6, D. Williams 0-3-4-3, Reed 4-5-8-13, Burke 0-0-0-0, Rose 1-3-6-5, Sontheimer 0-0-0-0, Cole 0-0-0-0. Totals: 7-23-36-41.

NORTH EAST – Wakely 2-0-1-4, Mayes 0-0-0-0, Valone 0-4-4-4, Keith 3-1-5-7, Kitchen 2-2-3-7, Morey 1-6-8-8, King 2-0-0-4, Frazzini 0-0-1-0. 3-pt. goal: Kitchen 1. Totals: 10-13-22-34.

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GREENVILLE      3  14  16  17  50

SENECA           4   9    3  18  34

GREENVILLE – El. Kalchthaler 4-1-2-9, I. Serrano 0-0-0-0, Giroski 0-0-0-0, E. Serrano 1-1-2-3, Swartz 7-4-4-18, Zilla 0-0-0-0, Rosario 3-0-0-6, Cano 3-2-4-8, Hawthorne 3-0-0-6, Wentling 0-0-0-0. Totals: 21-8-12-50.

SENECA – Kent 2-2-6-6, Smith 0-0-0-0, Schneider 0-0-0-0, T. Klick 0-0-0-0, Hartman 0-0-0-0, Carrier 1-0-0-2, Hinds 0-0-0-0, Brady 1-1-4-3, O’Connell 1-0-0-2, J. Klick 8-1-5-17, Holmes 1-0-0-2, Patterson 1-0-0-2. Totals: 15-4-15-34.

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SHARON         15  9   11   6   41

FAIRVIEW       12  21  13  17  63

SHARON – Sellers 1-0-0-3, Shay 0-0-0-0, A. Williams 5-4-6-16, Murphy 2-1-2-5, Mariner 0-0-0-0, Tarver 1-0-0-2, Harrison 6-2-2-15, Davila 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: A. Williams 2, Sellers 1, Harrison 1. Totals: 15-7-10-41.

FAIRVIEW – Ash. McCall 6-0-0-16, Reisenauer 4-2-2-12, Nicewonger 4-0-0-10, White 2-0-0-4, Momeyer 5-6-13-16, McBride 0-0-0-0, Ab. McCall 1-0-0-2, Imler 0-0-0-0, Stafford 1-0-0-2, Murphy 0-1-2-1. 3-pt. goals: Ash. McCall 4, Reisenauer 2, Nicewonger 2. Totals: 23-9-17-63.

 

District 10 Class 5A

Quarterfinals

HICKORY          13  8  13  13  47

HAR. CREEK      7  13   6   14  40

HICKORY – White 0-0-2-0, Daniels 3-1-2-7, Anderson 0-0-0-0, DeJulia 2-3-4-7, K. McKnight 4-6-13-15, S. McKnight 6-5-12-18. 3-pt. goals: K. McKnight 1, S. McKnight 1. Totals: 15-15-33-47.

HARBOR CREEK – Farrell 0-0-0-0, Babay 2-0-0-4, Cass 0-0-0-0, Baker 7-2-3-16, Williamson 0-0-0-0, Pulvino 0-0-0-0, Barton 1-0-0-2, Woll 0-0-0-0, Soles 0-0-0-0, Benim 7-0-0-18. 3-pt. goals: Benim 4. Totals: 17-2-3-40.

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CORRY             5   5    5    5   20

SLIPPERY ROCK 13  14  24  13  64

CORRY – Riedel 0-1-2-1, Fisher 3-0-0-8, Graham 0-0-0-0, Frisina 1-0-0-2, Nickerson 2-1-1-5, Brady 2-0-0-4, Goodwill 0-0-0-0, Trask 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Fisher 2. Totals: 8-2-3-20.

SLIPPERY ROCK – Em. McDermott 5-0-0-11, Kadlubak 8-0-0-17, Raabe 4-3-4-12, Ackerman 7-0-0-14, El. McDermott 1-0-0-2, McCoy 2-2-2-6, Roth 1-0-0-2, Shea 0-0-0-0, Coffaro 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Em. McDermott 1, Kadlubak 1, Raabe 1. Totals: 28-5-6-64.

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GEN. McLANE    16  26  11  2  55

GROVE CITY      14   6    8   6  34

GEN. McLANE – Seneta 3-0-0-8, McKissick 5-1-2-12, Pfeiffer 5-1-2-13, Lamoreaux 0-0-0-0, Kaulis 1-0-0-2, Campbell 0-0-0-0, Freyermuth 2-1-1-5, Seidel 6-0-0-15, Shade 0-0-0-0, Steiner 0-0-0-0, Lindsey 0-0-0-0, Harberg 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Seidel 3, Pfeiffer 2, Seneta 2, McKissick 1. Totals: 22-3-5-55.

GROVE CITY – Hannon 3-0-0-8, B. Santom 1-0-0-2, McDowell 3-2-3-8, Biddle 3-2-3-8, Burtch 1-1-2-4, E. Santom 0-0-0-0, Haggart 0-0-0-0, Reiber 0-2-2-2, Dye 0-0-0-0, Lewis 0-2-2-2, Wise 0-0-0-0, Severson 0-0-0-0, Gubba 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Hannon 2, Burtch 1. Totals: 11-9-13-34.

 

OHSAA Div. IV Quarterfinals

Massillon Regional/

Mineral Ridge District

LORDSTOWN    12  13  10  12  47

BROOKFIELD    14   7    8  20  49

LORDSTOWN –– Lickwer 4-0-0-8, Higinbotham 1-2-2-4, Applegate 5-1-2-12, Weekley 7-0-1-14, Wilk 0-0-0-0, Spano 2-1-2-5, Phillips 2-0-0-4. 3-pt. goal: Applegate 1. Totals: 21-4-7-47. 

BROOKFIELD –– Reardon 6-8-10-23, Willrich 2-1-2-5, Rogers-Vadala 1-0-0-2, Drapola 3-9-11-15, Litz 0-3-5-3, Marek 0-1-4-1, Schiska 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Reardon 3. Totals: 12-22-32-49.

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