Camren Atallah

Sharon’s Camren Atallah is pictured during a game against Hickory on Jan. 3. Atallah scored 19 points on Thursday to lead the Tigers to an 88-36 win over Iroquois in the opening round of the District 10 Class 3A playoffs.

SHARON – The Tigers took a business trip Thursday night without having to leave home.

Sharon High boys’ basketball team commenced defense of its back-to-back District 10 titles by eliminating Iroquois, 88-36, in a Class 3A opener.

In a game that required only 68 minutes of real time, the Tigers torched the Braves for 8 buckets from beyond the arc. Sinking a handful of triples, Camren Atallah annexed a game-high 19 points to pace a quartet of double-digit scorers for Sharon (14-9). Brett Salsgiver scored 16 and Marcel Smith-Austin and Merquan Peterson posted 10 points apiece. Malik Lampkins-Rudolph handed out a game-high 9 assists and Michael Calloway contributed another 7 for Sharon, while Salsgiver snared 7 rebounds and Peterson 6.

“I think after a lack of urgency for twenty-eight minutes on Tuesday night at Greenville (in a regular season-ending 69-63 Sharon setback) ... we wanted to come out and get a good start on the defensive end, urgent on that end, with some energy. And we thought we could turn ‘em (Iroquois) over and score off our defense, which we did,” summarized Sharon skipper Zach Sarver.

The Tigers turned over Iroquois 27 times.

Josh Pachell paced Region 4 Iroquois (2-21) with 15 points, Opal Akol added 9, and Josh Walker snagged 7 rebounds while Mark Harper handed out 3 helpers. But the Braves were battered for 32 points during the 3rd period as Atallah and Shawn Hill hit 2 treys each and Sharon sank 13 of 18 floor shots.

Moving forward, Sarver assessed, “Outside of the first three quarters at Greenville – and Greenville can do that the way they play; long possessions on the offensive end – we’ve been playin’ pretty well down the stretch. ... We’ve got a week to get ready for a very good Mercyhurst Prep team – they’re always fundamentally sound.

“I think we have a team that can do it – physically, athletically, we definitely can do that,” Sarver responded when asked if his Tigers can 3-peat. “But it’s gonna be the every night grind of being mentally ready to go, knowing you’re gonna get everybody’s best shot – not only because we won the district last year, but because everybody’s in the same boat: If you lose, you’re goin’ home ... so that’s the approach we’ll have to take and impress upon our guys over the next week, and hopefully be ready to go next Friday.

“I think we’re gonna go through a path of teams we’ve played,” Sarver continued. “Mercyhurst, we played last year; fortunate enough to get by them ... Franklin’s gonna be there ... Girard ... It’s a very deep tournament. There’s any one of us, a number of us, that have a legitimate chance of winnin’ the tournament. And we’re one of those teams. We have to continue to get better and play well on the right nights.”

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In other action:

REGULAR SEASON

BOYS BASKETBALL

• Titusville 64, Commodore Perry 14 – At Titusville Wednesday, the Region 6 Rockets (15-7) led 31-8 at the end of the opening quarter and rolled past Region 1 Commodore Perry (2-20).

Willie Colon led Titusville with 16 points (4 treys) and Ethan Roberts scored 13.

Jordan Castona was Commodore Perry’s leading scorer with 4 points.

The game was the opener of a boys/girls Titusville doubleheader. The Lady Rockets beat Corry, 42-25, in the nightcap on Wednesday.

The Commodore Perry boys don’t play again until Feb. 28 when they face Jamestown for the District 10 Class 1A championship for the 2nd straight season.

GIRLS HOOPS

• Kennedy Catholic 59, Harbor Creek 41 – At Hermitage, the host Lady Golden Eagles eased to the regular season-ending inter-region win. 

KC copped a 13-11 first-quarter lead, then the Lady Golden Eagles extended their edge to 28-18 by the break and 44-33 through 3 periods.

Malia Magestro manufactured a game-high 23-point, 7-assist, 5-rebound, 4-steal line to key Kennedy Catholic (19-3). Also, Addie Flanders finished with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals and Bellah DiNardo donated 10 points and another half-dozen caroms.

Jenna Babay bucketed 19 points for Region 6 Harbor Creek (13-9).

Kennedy Catholic will compete for the program’s 10th consecutive District 10 Class 1A crown when it faces Farrell on Feb. 29, site and time to be determined.

• Cochranton 70, Lakeview 68 (OT) – On Senior Night at Stoneboro Wednesday, the Lady Cards won a wild non-region game over the Sailors (17-5).

Lakeview’s Reese Gadsby buried a trey with 2 seconds left in the game to force overtime. She also buried a half-court shot at the end of OT in the 2-point loss.

Gadsby fired in 23 points (4 treys) for Lakeview, Austa Reed scored 23 and Carlin Ligo added 12 points. The 17 wins is the Lady Sailors’ best win total since 2007.

Jaiden Martinec led Cochranton with 15 points, Riley Harvey and Lexie Moore had 14 points each and Cat Miller contributed 13 points.

Cochranton plays at Commodore Perry on Saturday in the opening round of the District 10 Class 2A playoffs.

Lakeview has a bye in the 1st round of the Class 3A playoffs. They face Girard in the D-10 quarterfinals next Saturday (Feb. 22).

• Commodore Perry 50, Sharon 46 – At Sharon Wednesday night, Kate Hildebran buried 5 treys en route to 26 points to lead the Lady Panthers (11-11) to the non-region win.

Brooke Shrock added 13 points for Commodore Perry, which plays Cochranton on Saturday in the D-10 Class 2A playoffs.

Jaysina Sellers fired in 24 points for Sharon and Kamouree Williams bucketed a dozen points for the Lady Tigers.

CP hosts Cochranton in the opening round of the District 10 Class 2A playoffs on Saturday. The winner of that game will battle Sharpsville in the district quarterfinals on Feb. 22.

Coach Kevin Washington’s Sharon squad closed out its season as it has opted out of the playoffs.

BOYS BASKETBALL

DISTRICT 10 CLASS 3A PLAYOFFS

IROQUOIS       2   10  14  10  36

SHARON        24  18  32  14  88

IROQUOIS – Pachell 6-2-4-15, Walker 3-0-0-7, Michael Harper 0-0-0-0, Akol 4-0-0-9, Northrup 0-0-0-0, Mark Harper 0-0-0-0, Briggs 2-0-0-5, Burkhardt 0-0-0-0, Carr 0-0-0-0, Cruz 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Walker 1, Briggs 1, Pachell 1, Akol 1. Totals: 15-2-4-36. 

SHARON – Salsgiver 6-4-5-16, Atallah 7-0-0-19, Lampkins-Rudolph 1-1-2-3, Smith-Austin 5-0-0-10, Coxson 1-1-6-3, Hill 3-0-0-7, Porterfield 2-0-0-4, Driver 3-0-1-7, Peterson 4-2-2-10, Calloway 2-0-1-4, Messina 0-0-0-0, Piccirilli 1-0-0-2, Hacker 1-0-0-2. 3-pt. goals: Atallah 5, Hill 2, Driver 1. Totals: 36-8-1-7-88. 

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REGULAR SEASON

COMM. PERRY    8    0   2   4  14

TITUSVILLE        31  13  11  9  64

COMMODORE PERRY – Jo. Castona 2-0-0-4, Cropp 1-0-2-2, Waid 1-1-4-3, Ja. Castona 1-1-1-3, Chesmer 1-0-0-2, Saxe 0-0-0-0, Yeagley 0-0-0-0, Turlij 0-0-0-0, Jones 0-0-0-0, Malone 0-0-0-0, Heeter 0-0-0-0. Totals: 6-2-7-14.

TITUSVILLE – E. Perez 2-0-0-4, Stover 2-1-2-7, Evans 1-0-0-3, Roberts 4-2-2-13, Anthony 2-5-6-7, E. Colon 0-0-0-0, W. Colon 6-0-0-16, Knapp 1-2-2-4, M. Perez 2-0-0-4, Wheeling 1-2-4-4, Titus 0-0-2-0, Beach 1-0-0-2. 3-pt. goals: W. Colon 4, Roberts 3, Stover 2, Evans 1. Totals: 21-12-16-64.

JV: No game.

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Stats from last Saturday’s game that were not reported to The Herald

COMM. PERRY   0   6    4   4   14

FARRELL         30  21  16  14  81

COMMODORE PERRY – Cropp 1-0-0-2, Jo. Castona 1-0-0-2, Chesmer 2-0-2-4, Artman 1-2-3-4, Ja. Castona 1-0-0-2, Heeter 0-0-0-0, Waid 0-0-0-0, Turlij 0-0-0-0, Saxe 0-0-0-0, Malone 0-0-0-0, Yeagley 0-0-0-0. Totals: 6-2-5-14.

FARRELL – J. Holden 0-0-0-0, Hartley 2-0-2-5, Butler 1-0-0-2, Driver 6-1-1-13, Stewart 1-2-2-4, T. Holden 2-0-0-4, King 7-0-0-19, Hilton 2-0-0-4, Hopson 9-1-2-20, Muhammad 1-0-0-2, Satterwhite 1-0-2-2, Wade 3-0-2-6. 3-pt. goals: King 5, Hartley 1, Hopson 1. Totals: 35-4-11-81.

JV: No score reported.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

HAR. CREEK    11   7   15   8   41

KENNEDY        13  15  16  15  59

HARBOR CREEK – Babay 8-1-2-19, Farrell 0-0-0-0, Humphreys 0-0-0-0, Woll 0-0-0-0, Barton 2-2-4-6, Pulvino 2-0-3-4, Born 3-0-0-8, Kapsar 2-0-0-4. 3-pt. goals: Babay 2, Born 2. Totals: 17-3-9-41.

KENNEDY CATHOLIC – Vincent 1-0-0-3, Magestro 8-7-8-23, DiNardo 4-2-5-10, Flanders 6-0-0-12, Al. Suhar 2-0-0-4, Keith 0-0-0-0, An. Suhar 0-0-0-0, Bianco 2-0-0-5, Peltonen 0-0-0-0, McConahy 1-0-0-2. 3-pt. goals: Vincent 1, Bianco 1. Totals: 24-9-13-59.

JV: Kennedy Catholic, 53-18. Keegan McConahy 17, Isabella Bianco 14 points for KC.

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COMM. PERRY   9    9  18  14  50

SHARON          11  15  11  9   46

COMMODORE PERRY –– Clevenger 0-1-2-1, Hause 1-4-6-6, Hildebran 8-5-7-26, Jones 1-2-2-4, Kimball 0-0-0-0, Shrock 5-2-5-13, Waleff 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Hildebran 5, Shrock 1. Totals: 15-14-22-50.

SHARON –– Heard 0-0-0-0, K. Williams 6-0-0-12, Sellers 10-1-2-24, Dary. Nixon 1-0-0-3, McGee 0-0-0-0, Murphy 3-1-1-7, Diav. Nixon 0-0-0-0. 3-pt. goals: Sellers 3, Dary. Nixon 1. Totals: 20-1-3-46.

JV: No game.

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COCHRAN.  15  9   16  17  13  70

LAKEVIEW  13  12  12  20  11  68

COCHRANTON –– Martinec 3-7-10-15, Miller 4-5-10-13, Wright 3-0-0-6, Hiles 0-2-2-2, Harvey 5-4-9-14, Moore 4-4-5-14, Dean 0-1-2-1, Heim 2-0-0-5. 3-pt. goals: Martinec 2, Moore 2, Heim 1. Totals: 21-23-38-70.

LAKEVIEW – Gadsby 9-1-2-23, Sefton 0-5-8-5, Sontheimer 1-0-0-2, Burke 0-0-0-0, A. Reed 6-11-12-23, Chaffee 1-0-0-2, DiMaria 0-1-2-1, Ligo 4-4-4-12. 3-pt. goals: Gadsby 4. Totals: 21-22-28-68.

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