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Dec. 7, 2022 D10 Hoops: Preston Reaches Milestone in West Middlesex Boys’ Win; Iroquois Girls Snap Losing Streak

West Middlesex's Richie Preston.

Dec. 7, 2022 D10 basketball recaps

WEST MIDDLESEX 66, COCHRANTON 51

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – West Middlesex senior Richie Preston scored 24 points, surpassing 1,000 career points in the process, as the Big Reds earned a 66-51 win over Cochranton.

Preston, who came into the game needing 13 points to reach 1,000, made 10 field goals and was 4-of-5 from the free throw line for West Middlesex, which outscored Cochranton 28-10 in the second quarter to take control.

           

Gio Rococi also had a big game for Middlesex, scoring 21 points, while Luke Mild had 13.

Chase Miller had 16 points to lead Cochranton, while Landon Homa added 12.

GREENVILLE 60, SHARPSVILLE 44

GREENVILLE, Pa.- Logan Lentz poured in 24 points as Greenville earned a 60-44 win over Sharpsville.

Lentz scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half in which Greenville outscored Sharpsville, 38-19.

Mason Vannoy had 11 points for Greenville and Soren Hedderick 10.

Liam Campbell had 15 points to pace Sharpsville, while Braden Scravel added 14.

BROOKVILLE 66, OIL CITY 60

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Clayton Cook scored 27 points and had 11 rebounds along with four blocks as Brookville rallied for a 66-60 win over Oil City in D9/10 crossover action.

Brookville trailed by one going into the fourth quarter but went on a 12-3 run, capped by a Noah Peterson basket to go up 62-54.

Jack Pete and Peterson scored 11 and 10 points respectively.

Cook hit on 13 of 18 shots, scoring eight points in the first, nine in the third and eight in the closing fourth.

               

Jake Hornbeck had a big game for Oil City, pouring in 28 points.

Cook scored eight of the Raiders’ first 10 points in the fourth.

The Oilers got it to within 62-60 after Knox’s layup, but Kellan Haines’ layup made it 64-60 with 36 seconds remaining.

CATHEDRAL PREP 65, FRANKLIN 29

ERIE, Pa. – Cathedral Prep led 22-0 after the first quarter on its way to a 65-29 win over Franklin in the Ramblers’ season opener.

Franklin was playing without preseason All-District 10 standout Damon Curry, as well as forward Jonathan Leccia, who are both battling injuries.

Jake Sambuchino scored all 10 of his points in the first quarter, while Amaree Pickens and Derek Galla also had 10 points apiece for the Ramblers.

Cole Buckley led Franklin with eight points.

   

FARRELL 71, WILMINGTON 23

FARRELL, Pa. – Malachi Owens led a balanced effort with 13 points as Farrell rolled to a 71-23 win over Wilmington in the season opener for the Steelers.

A total of 13 players made their way into the scoring column for Farrell, with Danny Odem netting 11 points and Lamont Samuels eight.

Anthony Reed led Wilmington with nine points.

GEORGE JUNIOR REPUBLIC 53, COMMODORE PERRY 44

HADLEY, Pa. – Marquis Cias scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half to lead George Junior Republic to a 53-44 win over Commodore Perry.

Kentrell Thompson added 10 points for GJR, which built a 27-20 halftime lead on its way to the win.

Christian Saxe and Kyle Stringert scored 15 points apiece for Commodore Perry.

GIRLS

FAIRVIEW 56, NORTHWESTERN 40

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Hope Garrity scored 23 points as Fairview earned a 56-40 win over Northwestern.

Garrity drained six triples in the win, while Bre Heidt scored 15 points and Sara Gennuso 10 for the Lady Tigers, who went on a 15-3 run in the third quarter to take control.

McKayla Presser-Palmer scored 17 points to lead Northwestern.

MCDOWELL 58, CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 31

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, Pa. – Jessica Hetz scored 17 points as McDowell earned a 58-31 win over Cambridge Springs.

Amayia Nelson scored 16 points for McDowell, which built a 31-17 halftime lead en route to the win.

Finley Rauscher had 10 points to lead Cambridge Springs, while Makenzie Yanc added eight and Hailee Rodgers seven.

IROQUOIS 16, YOUNGSVILLE 13

LAWRENCE PARK, Pa. – Grace Belfiore scored six points as Iroquois snapped a 38-game losing streak with a 16-13 win over Youngsville.

Julia Burgos added four points for Iroquois, which led 13-7 after three quarters.

Olivia Darling had seven points for Youngsville and Zaylee Cressley six.

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