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Dec. 17, 2022 D9/10 Hoops: Farrell Boys Score Big Win Over Aliquippa; Martin, Cady Lift NoPo Girls

Farrell's Nasir O'Kane. File photo by Andy Close.

Dec. 17, 2022 D9/10 basketball recaps

DISTRICT 10 BOYS

FARRELL 56, ALIQUIPPA 51

FARRELL, Pa. – Behind a 30-18 fourth-quarter surge, Farrell picked up a huge win over WPIAL power Aliquippa.

           

Nasir O’Kane and Kylon Wilson scored 15 points each, with Kane having a monster fourth quarter to key the Steelers’ comeback. Kane scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and was also 5-of-6 from the free throw line over the final eight minutes.

The 30 points in the fourth quarter were more than Farrell had scored in the game up to that point, as they trailed 33-26 going into the fourth.

Malachi Owens and Danny Odem also had big fourth quarters. Odem scored nine of his 11 points during the comeback and Owens eight of his 10 for the Steelers, who improve to 3-0 with the win.

D.J. Walker led Aliquippa with 19 points, while Cameron Lindsey added 13.

GREENVILLE 71, LAUREL 58

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Logan Lentz scored 18 points as Greenville improved to 5-0 with a 71-58 win over Laurel.

Mason Vannoy scored 13 points for the Trojans, who had a season-high in points, while Nathan Stuyvesant had 11.

Laban Barker scored a game-high 27 points for Laurel, while Greg Preisser had 17.

SHALER 72, GROVE CITY 46

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Shaler scored 27 points in the first quarter, earning an early 14-point lead on its way to a 72-46 win over Grove City.

Kaden Orga led a balanced effort for Shaler, while TJ Belles had 13, Brandon London 11, and Keegan Smetanka 10.

Nathan Greer and Brett Loughry had 13 points each for Grove City, while Gavin Lutz added 12.

               

MCDOWELL 63, STATE COLLEGE 51

ERIE, Pa. – McDowell drilled 12 3’s in a 63-51 win over previously unbeaten State College.

Tyler Grove led the Trojans with 16 points, including a pair of triples, with Jacob Banks drilled four shots from distance and finished with 12 points.

Braeden Shrewsberry led State College with 16 points.

NORTH ALLEGHENY 52, ERIE 50

ERIE, Pa. – Anthony Sciote scored 20 points as North Allegheny earned a 52-50 win over Erie.

Joey Dopirak added 10 points for North Allegheny, which earned its first win of the season.

Andreas McCullum led Erie with 19 points.

   

WARREN G. HARDING (OHIO) 46, KENNEDY CATHOLIC 28

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Warren G. Harding outscored Kennedy Catholic 32-10 in the second half on its way to a 46-28 win.

Jacob Lawrence paced Harding with 12 points, while Chaz Coleman added 11.

Levi Hailstock had nine points to lead Kennedy Catholic.

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 69, FORT LEBOEUF 47

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, Pa. – Josh Reisenauer poured in 27 points as Cambridge Springs earned a 69-47 non-region win over Fort LeBoeuf.

Parker Schmidt added 15 points for Cambridge Springs.

Ronan Dorler led Fort LeBoeuf with 14 points.

DISTRICT 9 BOYS

OTTO-ELDRED 55, PORT ALLEGANY 43

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Behind 19 points, five rebounds, four steals, and two assists from Landon Francis, Otto-Eldred picked up a 55-43 road win over Port Allegany.

Shene Thomas added 17 points and five rebounds for the Terrors with Manning Splain picking up 12 points, all in the fourth quarter, four rebounds, and three assists.

Jett Ruding scored 13 points for Otto-Eldred with Noah Archer adding 12 points, four steals, and three assists.,

Also for the Gators, Blaine Moses had eight points and eight rebounds.

DISTRICT 9 GIRLS

NORTHERN POTTER 49, WILLIAMSON 39

ULYSSES, Pa. – Double-doubles from Rebecca Martin and Molly Cady lifted Northern Potter to a 49-39 home win over Williamson.

Martin had a game-high 21 points to go with 13 rebounds with Cady adding 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Kayden Brown handed out 10 assists while adding four points for the Lady Panthers, and Reagan Slawson had four points and four steals.

Taylor Rae Jones led Williamson with 19 points with Olivia Meisner chipping in 13 points

HOLLIDAYSBURG 60, CLEARFIELD 31

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. – Alison Hatajik and Sydney Lear each scored 14 points to help Hollidaysburg to a 60-31 win over visiting Clearfield.

Riley Ryen and Hannah Glunt each scored seven points for Clearfield.

DISTRICT 10 GIRLS

WARREN 62, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 50

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Warren got off to a bit of a slow start during its second game in less than 24 hours, but an 11-3 run and stifling defense helped propel the Dragons to a 62-50 win over DuBois Central Catholic at Sheffield High School.

Warren was coming off a heartbreaking 43-41 loss to Erie on Friday night. With a minute to play in the first quarter, the Cardinals held a 17-10 lead.

Over the next 2:07, the Dragons went on an 11-3 run to take a 21-20 lead, their first of the game, with 6:53 to play in the second quarter. The teams traded points until DCC took a 24-23 lead midway through the quarter. Warren responded with a 9-0 to retake the lead.

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The Dragons never trailed again.

“We just started pushing the tempo more, getting them tired,” Warren’s Alyssa Farr said.

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Warren parlayed that run into a 37-31 halftime advantage.

DCC opened the third quarter with a 6-0 run, with Kayley Risser scoring all six points, to tie the game at 37-37 less than two minutes into the second half.

The Cardinals wouldn’t score again until Lexi Berta hit a 3-pointer 37 seconds into the fourth quarter.

Peyton Wotorson’s three ended DCC’s third-quarter run and started a 14-0 run for the Dragons. Warren pushed the advantage to 20, 60-40, early in the fourth quarter before pulling back to a clock-killing offensive game plan.

The game was played at Sheffield since the Wolverines play in a co-op with the Dragons.

Faith Jacob had a game-high 20 points for the Cardinals. She scored 18 of her 20 points in the first half. Risser was also in double figures with 14 points, and Berta had nine points.

Farr knocked down three 3-pointers on her way to a 12-point effort and Icyy Ink Player of the Game honors. Halle Kuzminski also scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Alana Stuart finished with 10 points.

“We just work as a team, best as we can, driving lanes, and kicking out whenever we can,” Farr said of the Dragons’ balanced offensive attack this season.

Sammie Ruhlman had eight points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. After being held scoreless for two games, leading scorer Peyton Wotorson hit a pair of threes to help her finish with seven points.

FAIRVIEW 50, CORRY 6

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Hope Garrity scored 11 points as Fairview turned in a dominant defensive effort in a 50-6 win over Corry.

Garrity scored nine of her 11 points in the first half, while Emma DiStefano had 10 points and Sara Gennuso, Bre Heidt, Jillian Agnello and Riley Sholes all had six points.

Halle Albers had four points for Corry.

GENERAL MCLANE 46, NORTH EAST 37

NORTH EAST, Pa. – General McLane outscored North East 26-17 in the second half on its way to a 46-37 victory.

Bella Dibble scored eight of her 11 points in the second half to lead a balanced GM effort.

Libby Opp chipped in with nine points and Holly Shreve and Bailey Cannon eight each for the Lancers.

Alaina Rodemoyer and Gigi Gaston led North East with nine points each.

SAEGERTOWN 55, COMMODORE PERRY 9

SAEGERTOWN, Pa. – Lyndzee Amory scored 16 points as Saegertown earned a 55-9 win over Commodore Perry.

Hailee Gregor added 11 points for Saegertown, while Maggie Triola and Layilah Drakes chipped in with eight points apiece.

Nardy Myers had four points for Commodore Perry.

CONNEAUT 46, NORTHWESTERN 41

ALBION, Pa. – Conneaut outscored Northwestern 46-41 in the fourth quarter on its way to a 46-41 victory.

Hannah Brady had a big second half for CASH, scoring 16 of her 17 points over the final 16 minutes.

Lainie Harrington had a double-double in the win with 14 points, 11 rebounds, and two assists, while Eliza Harrington had 12 rebounds and three assists. Brady also had five boards and Kaitlyn Crabb three steals.

McKayla Presser-Palmer led Northwestern with 20 points.

MCDOWELL 45, STATE COLLEGE 43

ERIE, Pa. – Jessica Hetz knocked down a pair of free throws with three seconds remaining to lift McDowell to a 45-43 win over State College.

Hetz had eight points in the game, part of a balanced effort for the Lady Trojans, who improved to 4-0 with the win.

Francesca Russo had 10 points to lead the way for McDowell, while MercedesFeronti added nine and Caylen Spano and Amaiya Nelson eight each.

LAUREL 50, SHARPSVILLE 37

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Sharpsville’s Chasie Fry scored 20 points, but it was Laurel that came away with a 50-37 victory.

Johnna Hill led Laurel with 20 points, 2hil3 Regan Atkins scored 10, and Joselynn Fortuna chipped in eight points for Laurel.

Breanna Hanley added seven points for Sharpsville and Tori Kimpan six.

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