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District 10 Girls Quarterfinal Hoops: Top Seeds Sweep in Class 5A, 3A and 2A

Warren's Riley Childress scored 16 points in a Class 5A quarterfinal win over General McLane on Saturday. File photo by Patrick Crants.

 

ERIE, Pa. – Trailing 22-21 at halftime, top-seed Warren showed no panic in earning a 45-30 win over No. 8 General McLane in the District 10 Class 5A quarterfinals on Saturday at the Hagerty Family Events Center.

The Dragons, who are seeking their third District 10 title in the last four years, got a game-high 16 points from Riley Childress and 10 points and 14 rebounds from Emma Ruhlman.

Sammie Ruhlman added seven points for Warren, which went on a 16-4 run in the third quarter to assume control and beat GM for the third time this season.

Payton Massey scored nine of her 12 points in the first half for GM, while Libby Opp added eight for the Lancers.

(3) HARBOR CREEK 41, (6) CONNEAUT 40

ERIE, Pa. – Down late, Harbor Creek rallied for a 41-40 win over Conneaut.

The Huskies were down as many as six in the fourth quarter but outscored the Eagles 14-8 in the final eight minutes to get the win.

Samantha Zank led Harbor Creek with 12 points, while Elise Benim added 10 and Brooke Przybylski eight.

Conneaut led 20-11 at halftime.

Lainie Harrington led Conneaut with 15 points and six rebounds to lead the Eagles, while Jaelyn Blood had eight points, four rebounds, three blocks, and two assists, and Hannah Brady eight points, six rebounds and two assists.

With the win, Harbor Creek advances to play No. 2 seed Slippery Rock in the semifinals.

(4) GROVE CITY 44, (5) FRANKLIN 27

MERCER, Pa. – Hannah Rieber scored 16 points as Grove City powered past Franklin, 44-27.

Grove City led virtually from start to finish, taking a 12-6 lead after the first quarter and 23-10 at halftime.

Delaney Callahan was also in double figures for Grove City with 10 points, while Piper Como and Izzie Gamble added eight each.

Jamie Blum had nine points and Camdon Bashor nine for Franklin.

With the win, Grove City advances to play No. 1 seed Warren in the semifinals.

(2) SLIPPERY ROCK 47, (7) HICKORY 23

MERCER, Pa. – No. 2 seed Slippery Rock jumped on Hickory early and never looked back in a 47-23 quarterfinal win.

The Rockets led 12-3 after the first quarter and 23-7 at halftime in beating the Hornets for the third time this season.

Ella McDermott had 14 points to lead Slippery Rock, while Bronwyn McCoy tallied 10, Katie Book seven and Audrey Kura seven.

Mariah Swanson led Hickory with nine points.

CLASS 3A QUARTERFINALS

(1) FAIRVIEW 42, (8) WILMINGTON 19

ERIE, Pa. – Top-seed and unbeaten Fairview overcame a stiff test early from No. 8 Wilmington to post a 42-19 win in the Class 3A quarterfinals.

Hope Garrity scored 10 of her 15 points in the second half, while Sara Gennuso added nine points and Bre Heidt eight.

The Tigers led 14-10 at halftime and were able to create some distance with a 12-4 run in the third quarter.

Freshman sensation Lia Krarup led Wilmington with nine points.

Fairview advances to play No. 4 seed Greenville in the semifinals.

(4) GREENVILLE 61, (5) NORTH EAST 48

FARRELL, Pa. – Getting 25 points from Anna Harpst, No. 4 Greenville outscored North East 29-21 in the second half in a 61-48 win.

Harpst drained eight threes in the game, as the Trojans overcame a big game from North East’s Alex Cozzens.

All Cozzens did was score 37 of the 38 points for North East in a valiant effort.

Grace Cano poured in 19 points for Greenville, while Josie Lewis added nine.

(2) LAKEVIEW 52, (7) NORTHWESTERN 39

FARRELL, Pa. – Lakeview outscored Northwestern by 10 in the second half on its way to a 52-39 quarterfinal win over Northwestern.

Reese Gadsby overcame early foul trouble to connect for a game-high 17 points for Lakeview. The 1,000-point scorer went 7-of-8 from the free-throw line.

Amber Sefton tallied 16 points for Lakeview and Emma Marsteller eight.

Northwestern was led by Chloe Yazembiak, who scored 17 points.

The Sailors advance to play No. 3 seed Mercyhurst Prep in the semifinals.

(3) MERCYHURST PREP 53, (6) SHARPSVILLE 25

ERIE, Pa. – Lillirose Lang led three Mercyhurst Prep players in double figures with 15 points as the Lakers advanced to the semifinals with a 53-25 win over Sharpsville.

The Lakers led 14-8 after the first quarter and 25-11 at halftime.

Mia Mangini tallied 12 points for Mercyhurst, while Olivia Kulyk added 12.

Alli Davis had 10 points for Sharpsville and Breanna Hanley seven.

CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALS

(1) WEST MIDDLESEX 59, (8) SAEGERTOWN 22

FARRELL, Pa. – Emily Anthony and Carlie Beatty combined for 35 points in a 59-22 quarterfinal win over West Middlesex.

Anthony scored 19 points and Beatty 16 as the Big Reds built a 23-9 lead after the first quarter and led 49-15 at halftime.

Taylor Tomko and Caitlin Stephens added nine points each for West Middlesex.

Averie Braymer paced Saegertown with 11 points.

The Big Reds advance to play No. 4 seed Cochranton in the semifinals.

(2) MAPLEWOOD 72, (7) REYNOLDS 41

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Sadie Thomas had a monster game for No. 2 seed Maplewood, pouring in 28 points in a 72-41 win over Reynolds.

Leading by six after the first quarter, the Tigers went on a 22-11 run in the second quarter to go up 35-18 at halftime.

Izzy Eimer and Liliane Moorhead were also in double figures for Maplewood, scoring 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Lawrynn Harrold led Reynolds with 12 points, while Halle Murcko added 10 and Lea Miller nine.

The Tigers advance to the semifinals, where they will meet rival Cambridge Springs for a third time this season. The two teams split during the regular season.

(3) CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 38, (6) SENECA 31

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Cambridge Springs turned in a strong defensive effort in a 38-31 quarterfinal win over Seneca.

Leading 22-20 at halftime, the Blue Devils went on a 12-2 run in the third quarter to create some distance.

Maddie Yanc led Cambridge Springs with 13 points, while Hailee Rodgers netted 10 and KK Yanc six.

Julia Patterson had 11 points for Cambridge Springs and Lauren Schneider 10.

(4) COCHRANTON 60, (5) MERCER 35

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Jaylin McGill scored 17 points as Cochranton powered to a 60-35 quarterfinal win over Mercer.

The Cardinals went on a 19-10 run in the second quarter to take a 30-20 halftime lead.

Chelsey Freyermuth and Carly Richter were also in double figures for the Cardinals with 13 and 12 points, respectively, while Shelby McBryar added nine.

Julia Balaski led Mercer with 15 points.

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