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Devine Picks Up 100th Career Win as GJR Tops Commodore Perry; Hornbeck Has Triple-Double in Oil City Boys’ Win Jan. 13, 2023

George Junior Republic coach Pat Devine picked up his 100th career win. Photo courtesy of Corey Corbin.

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Coach Pat Devine picked up his 100th career victory as George Junior Republic earned a 75-57 win over Commodore Perry.

Elijah Gist had a monster game for GJR, pouring in 36 points, 23 of which came in the first half.

GJR built a 37-21 halftime lead en route to the win, as Malakai Jackson netted 17 points and Daniel Franklin 13.

Kyle Stringert led Commodore Perry with 24 points, 16 of which came in the second half, while Christian Saxe was also in double figures with 16 points.

           

OIL CITY 54, PUNXSUTAWNEY 41

OIL CITY, Pa. – Jake Hornbeck had a triple-double and Sayyid Donald scored 17 points as Oil City picked up a 54-41 win over Punxsutawney in D9/10 crossover action.

Oil City went on an 18-8 run in the second quarter to take a 23-16 halftime lead.

Hornbeck scored 12 points, had 10 rebounds, and dished out 10 assists.

Connor Highfield and Ethen Knox added eight points each.

Ryan Heigley led Punxsutawney with 15 points, while Mason Nesbitt added seven.

HARBOR CREEK 70, MEADVILLE 50

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Harbor Creek outscored Meadville 27-7 in the fourth quarter en route to a 70-50 win.

The Huskies actually took control after halftime. Trailing 29-21, they outscored the Bulldogs 49-21 in the second half.

Brady Rzodkiewicz had 20 points to lead Harbor Creek, while Nick Krahe and Braylen Wilson both had double-doubles, with Krahe going for 12 points and 16 rebounds and Wilson 11 points and 14 boards.

JT DelSandro also had 15 points and dished out six assists for the Huskies.

Khalon Simmons led Meadville with 23 points.

               

COCHRANTON 59, UNION CITY 57

COCHRANTON, Pa. – Landon Homa scored 16 points and went 5-of-6 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to help Cochranton to a 59-57 win over Union City.

Dominic Matt drilled a pair of fourth-quarter 3’s for Cochranton and finished with 10 points, while Walker Carroll also had 10 points.

Bryce Drayer had 11 points in the first quarter and 10 in the fourth quarter, finishing with 25 points for Union City. Josh James had three 3’s and finished with 11 points for the Bears.

SAEGERTOWN 64, YOUNGSVILLE 36

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Saegertown jumped out to a 24-5 lead after the first quarter on its way to a 64-36 win over Youngsville.

Brady Greco led a balanced Saegertown effort with 16 points, 11 of which came in the first quarter.

Henry Shaffer had 13 points for Saegertown, while Collin Jones and Zach Yoder added nine points each.

   

Koby Hendrickson led Youngsville with 12 points, while Blake Myers added six.

JAMESTOWN 61, SHARPSVILLE 45

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. – Cam Keyser scored 23 points as Jamestown powered past Sharpsville, 61-45.

The Muskies outscored the Blue Devils 31-22 in the second half en route to the win.

Gage Planavsky was also in double figures with 13 points, while Cole Ternent added seven.

Braden Scravel had 14 points and was 8-of-8 from the free throw line for Sharpsville, while Liam Campbell added eight points.

EISENHOWER 66, MAPLEWOOD 35

RUSSELL, Pa. – Wyatt Lookenhouse scored 23 points as Eisenhower powered past Maplewood, 66-35.

The Knights got off to a hot start, outscoring the Tigers 20-5 in the first quarter.

Kyler Black was also in double figures for Eisenhower with 14 points, while Johnny Palmieri added nine and Kris Bunk eight.

Ethan Peterson led Maplewood with 10 points.

FAIRVIEW 59, GIRARD 51

GIRARD, Pa. – Archie Murphey scored 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as Fairviewp picked up a big Region 4 road win, 59-51 over Girard.

John Seyboldt was also in double figures for Fairview with 11 points.

FARRELL 82, MERCER 61

FARRELL, Pa. – Farrell raced out to a 47-27 halftime lead on its way to an 82-61 win over Mercer.

Danny Odem led four Farrell players in double figures with 18 points, while Nasir O’Kane had 15 and Malachi Owens and Lamont Samuels 11 each.

Jake Mattocks led Mercer with 17 points, while Daemyin Mattocks added 11.

CATHEDRAL PREP 62, GENERAL MCLANE 50

ERIE, Pa. – Jake Sambuchino scored 17 points as Cathedral Prep beat General McLane 62-50 in a rematch of last season’s District 10 Class 5A title game.

Amaree Pickens and Tavion Spencer were also in double figures for the Ramblers, with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

MCDOWELL 87, FORT LEBOEUF 53

ERIE, Pa. – McDowell put up 30 points in the first quarter on its way to an 87-53 win over Fort LeBoeuf.

The Trojans led 56-26 at halftime.

McDowell put five players in double figures. Tyler Grove led the way with 20 points, while Kamden Kramer had 17, Blayze Myers 14, Ben Moore 12, and Brody Paris 10.

KENNEDY CATHOLIC 51, REYNOLDS 34

TRANSFER, Pa. – Simeir Wade scored 17 points as Kennedy Catholic earned a 51-34 win over Reynolds.

Remington Hart added 15 points for Kennedy Catholic in the win.

Haydin McLaughlin led Reynolds with 11 points.

WEST MIDDLESEX 70, ROCKY GROVE 61

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Richie Preston scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as West Middlesex earned a 70-61 win over Rocky Grove.

The Big Reds outscored the Orioles 22-11 in the fourth quarter en route to the win.

Gio Rococi had 21 points for West Middlesex, while Connor Stover was also in double figures with 11.

D’Andre Whitman and Quinn Ritchey had 20 points each for Rocky Grove.

SENECA 78, NORTHWESTERN 49

WATTSBURG, Pa. – Logan Kibbe led a balanced Seneca effort with 16 points as the Bobcats earned a 78-49 win over Northwestern.

Nolan Seabury had 14 points for the Bobcats in the win.

Landon Wayne led Northwestern with 15 points.

NORTH EAST 80, IROQUOIS 42

NORTH EAST, Pa. – Noah Crozier poured in 25 points as North East earned an 80-42 win over Iroquois.

Demetrius Crosby had 16 points for the ‘Pickers.

Ben Burkhardt led Iroquois with 12 points.

GIRLS

CRANBERRY 42, COMMODORE PERRY 9

SENECA, Pa. – Kendall Findlay scored 12 points to lead a balanced Cranberry effort in a 42-9 win over visiting Commodore Perry.

Jadyn Shumaker added eight points for the Berries who also got seven points for Sarah Schoch.

Melissa Streets had four points for Commodore Perry.

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