ERIE, Pa. – No. 6 seed Oil City outscored third-seeded Harbor Creek 15-6 in the fourth quarter to pull off a 39-36 victory in the District 10 Class 4A quarterfinals on Thursday at the Hagerty Family Events Center.
The Oilers (15-8) went 8-of-10 from the free-throw line in the game and knocked down some crucial shots down the stretch to come away with the win.
Cam VanWormer led the way for the Oilers with 16 points, while Judias Johnson added 14. In the process, the Oilers avenged a pair of regular-season losses to the Huskies.
The game was tied 12-12 at halftime.
Harbor Creek (17-6), which led 30-24 at the end of the third quarter, got a good look at a potential game-tying three from Jaden Rocco at the buzzer, but it was off the mark.
Rocco led the Huskies with 14 points, and Nick Krahe added 11.
With the win, the Oilers advance to play No. 2 seed Grove City in the semifinals.
(1) FAIRVIEW 64, (8) CORRY 32
ERIE, Pa. – Top-seeded Fairview took care of business, dispatching No. 8 Corry, 64-32.
The game was actually tied, 7-7 at the end of the first quarter, but the Tigers outscored the Beavers 22-2 in the second quarter to take a 20-point halftime lead.
James Sitter had a big game for the Tigers (21-2), pouring in 21 points, while Tyler Shultz added 12 and Zach Scott 11.
The Tigers advance to the semifinal round after being upset by Warren in the quarterfinals a year ago.
Logan Joncas, Codi Reedy and Markus Lambert had seven points each for Corry (14-9).
(4) HICKORY 58, (5) WARREN 45
SHARON, Pa. – Hickory led wire-to-wire in a 58-45 win over Warren, with Jackson Pryts leading way with 16 points.
Pryts was one of four Hickory (15-7) players in double figures, as the Hornets built an early eight-point lead after the first quarter and led 28-16 at halftime.
Warren (14-9) cut the deficit to nine, 39-30 going into the fourth, but the Hornets didn’t let them get any closer.
The game was a rematch of last year’s semifinal matchup, won 45-34 by the Hornets.
Tyson Djakovich had 13 points and Tyler Mele and Joey Fazzone 10 each for the Hornets.
J.T. Blum had 14 points to lead Warren, while Tommy Nyquist added 12 and Brady Berdine eight.
(2) GROVE CITY 46, (7) SLIPPERY ROCK 37
SHARON, Pa. – Landon Haggart scored 13 points as No. 2 seed Grove City held off a strong test from Slippery Rock, 46-37.
Grove City (14-8) led throughout, but the game was tight most of the way.
Nathan Greer scored eight points for Grove City, while Dylan Stull and Gavin Lutz added seven each.
Slippery Rock’s (13-10) Jacob Wolak led all scorers with 14 points, while Dylan Gordon added nine.