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Double Trouble: Oil City Boys Top Bradford for Second Time; Ike Boys Edge Sheffield Jan. 4, 2023

Oil City's Cam VanWormer. File photo by Andy Close.

OIL CITY, Pa. – Connor Highfield and Cam VanWormer scored 11 points each as Oil City earned its second win of the season over Bradford, 48-29 in D9/10 crossover action.

Oil City, which built a 23-11 halftime lead en route to the win, also got 10 points from Sayyid Donald and eight from Jake Hornbeck.

Chase Wineberg had 10 points to pace Bradford, while Brendan Warner added eight.

EISENHOWER 52, SHEFFIELD 47

           

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Clinging to a 1-point lead with three minutes to play, back-to-back layups by Kael Hunt and Kris Bunk gave Eisenhower breathing room and the Knights earned a 52-47 win at Sheffield.

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The Knights, who led by 10 at one point in the third quarter, were ahead 42-41 with 3:38 to play and averted disaster. Bunk was attempting to hit Wyatt Lookenhouse on a long pass from under the Sheffield basket, but the ball slipped and dribbled into the key. Connor Finch dove for the ball, but slid too far on the floor and was called for a travel.

On the other end of the court, Hunt drove and made an up-and-under layup to push the lead to three. Hunt then corraled a loose ball rebound from Mason Silvis’ shot. He tried to go coast-to-coast but ran into multiple defenders and lost control of the ball. The ball bounced right to Bunk who put it off the glass and in to give Eisenhower a 46-41 advantage.

Eisenhower was able to stretch the lead to seven moments later and held on for the victory.

“We played well,” Eisenhower’s Kyler Black said. “We came back and we battled. It was a good win.”

See Black’s full post-game interview here:

Leihden Wotorson’s 3-pointer brought the Wolverines within two at 41-39. Casey Seymour went 1-2 from the line to push the lead back to three before Finch’s layup made it 42-41.

Sheffield, which hadn’t played since winning its holiday tournament last week, was able to take the early advantage against an Eisenhower team playing on the road for the second straight night. The Wolverines jumped out to a 5-2 lead and were ahead 9-7 after the first eight minutes.

Black’s offensive rebound and put back with just over five minutes to play in the second gave Eisenhower its first lead, 15-13. Dylan Hardwick’s jumper with 3:20 to play brought the Wolverines even at 17-17.

Lookenhouse’s layup started an 8-0 run that gave Eisenhower a 25-17 halftime lead.

“The momentum was huge, especially coming to play away,” Black said. “That’s what you need. You need momentum carrying into every single quarter.”

               

The Knights carried that momentum into the third, building a 10-point lead, 33-23, with 3:30 to play in the frame. The Wolverines slowly began chipping away and trailed by just five, 35-30, heading to the fourth.

Wotorson and Finch each finished with 14 points. Wotorson had five rebounds while Finch had six rebounds and six blocks.

Lookenhouse led four Knights in double figures with a game-high 15 points. Hunt had 12 points, while Black and Bunk had 10 points each.

JAMESTOWN 73, COCHRANTON 65

JAMESTOWN, Pa. – Cam Keyser scored 27 points as Jamestown earned a 73-65 win over Cochranton.

Jamestown trailed 37-31 at halftime but outscored the Cardinals 42-28 in the second half.

Seamus Ford had 18 points for the Muskies, while Carter Williams added 13.

Walker Carroll paced Cochranton with 21 points, while Landon Homa had 15 and Chase Miller had 11.

   

GENERAL MCLANE 74, TITUSVILLE 45

EDINBORO, Pa. – Logan Anderson poured in 24 points as General McLane earned a 74-45 win over Titusville.

Jacob Zietz added 15 points for General McLane, which built a 39-24 halftime lead en route to the win.

Manny Perez led Titusville with 16 points.

GIRLS

FRANKLIN 42, COCHRANTON 38

COCHRANTON, Pa. – Franklin scored 20 points in the fourth quarter on its way to a 42-38 win over Cochranton.

The Lady Knights trailed 24-22 going into the fourth but outscored Cochranton 20-14 over the final eight minutes.

Estella Adams led the way for Franklin with 13 points, while JennBlum added 11. Katie Boal also had 11 rebounds for Franklin.

Ella Gallo paced Cochranton with 10 points, while Macie Williams added eight.

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