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Feb. 1, 2021 Basketball Recaps: Sheffield Boys Pull Away Late From Youngsville; Fairview, Cambridge Springs Win on Busy Night For Girls

Sheffied's Lucas McNeal (left) and Tyler Hepinger (right) defend Youngsville's Joe Mack. Photo by Cody Elms.

Feb. 1, 2021 Basketball Recaps

BOYS

SHEFFIELD 52, YOUNGSVILLE 42

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Behind Tyler Hepinger and Tony Richards, Sheffield used a game-ending 10-2 run to get a 52-42 win over the visiting Eagles.

The Wolverines led by two, 42-40, in the fourth quarter before going on the game-finishing run to pull out the double-digit victory.

Richards scored six of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter with Hepinger adding eight of his 15 points in the frame. The two scored all 14 of Sheffield’s fourth-quarter tallies. Most of the scoring game in the final minute from the free-throw line with the Wolverines going 8 of 10 from the line in the final eight minutes and using those charity shots to score six points in the final minute of the game.

Hepinger, who added four steals, talked about the victory.

Richards chipped in six rebounds for Sheffield with Connor Finch adding two points and seven rebounds.

Joe Mack led Youngsville with 15 points with Dominic Dell adding 12 points.

CATHEDRAL PREP 59, WEST MIDDLESEX 33

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Khali Horton scored 18 points as Cathedral Prep beat West Middlesex, 59-33.

The Ramblers, who also got 12 points from Liam Galla and 11 from Reece Colvin, led 29-13 at halftime.

Richie Preston led West Middlesex with six points.

GIRLS

FAIRVIEW 61, CONNEAUT (OHIO) 16

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Hope Garrity led four Fairview players in double figures with 16 points as the Tigers beat Conneaut (Ohio), 61-16.

Also for the Tigers, who led 33-10 at halftime, Caroline Zentis had 12 points and Jada McBride and Sammy Momeyer 10 each.

Ally Pasanen led the Spartans with six points.

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 47, SENECA 38

WATTSBURG, Pa. – Cambridge Springs built a 16-point halftime lead en route to a 47-38 win over Seneca.

The Blue Devils, who got 16 points from Maddie Yanc and 13 from Jordyn Wheeler, led 26-10 at halftime.

Mackenzie Yanc added seven points in the victory.

Maydison Kent had a strong game for Seneca pouring in 19 points.

YOUNGSVILLE 43, SHEFFIELD 19

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Chloe Senz scored 14 points as Youngsville topped Sheffield, 43-19.

The Eagles, who also got 10 points from Kenzie Olewine and eight from Kamryn Weissinger, outscored the Wolverines 24-7 in the second half.

Emily Foster had eight points to lead Sheffield and Lily Lauffenburger seven.

LAKEVIEW 48, GREENVILLE 39

LAKEVIEW, Pa. – Reese Gadsby scored eight of her team-high 16 points in the third quarter, as Lakeview beat visiting Greenville in a battle of unbeatens.

The Sailors led 17-15 at halftime but behind Gadsby took a 34-26 lead into fourth quarter.

Amber Sefton scored nine of her 12 points after halftime as well for Lakeview, while Sophia DiMaria chipped in with eight points.

Josie Lewis scored a game-high 20 points for Greenville including 16 in the second half. Amy Batt added nine tallies.

Lakeview is now 4-0 on the season with Greenville dropping to 6-1.

MAPLEWOOD 76, EISENHOWER 32

GUYS MILLS, Pa. – Sadie Thomas led three Maplewood players in double figures with 14 points as the Tigers beat Eisenhower, 76-32.

A total of 12 different Maplewood players found the score sheet, which also included Izzy Eimer and Jordyn Pioski, who scored 10 points each.

Delaney Chase led Eisenhower with 15 points, while Bella Marino added nine.

GROVE CITY 48, HICKORY 34

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Grove City built a 22-point halftime lead on its way to a 48-34 win at Hickory.

The Eagles, who got 14 points from Clara Hannon and 12 from Becca Santom, led 26-4 at halftime.

Hannah Reiber chipped in seven points in the victory.

Aniyah Anderson paced Hickory with 11 points, Malana Beach added nine, and McKenzie Gutsas eight.

FRANKLN 49, MEADVILLE 17

FRANKLIN, Pa. – Camden Bashor had a big night, pouring in 22 points as Franklin powered past Oil City, 49-17.

Lauren Billingsley added 15 points for Franklin, which led 28-8 at halftime.

Reese Burnett and Alex Gallagher had five points apiece for Meadville.

WILMINGTON 52, TITUSVILLE 15

WILMINGTON Pa. – Sydnee Ward scored 15 points as Wilmington topped Titusville, 52-15.

Brooke Anthony had six points to lead Titusville

KENNEDY CATHOLIC 81, REYNOLDS 33

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Bellah DiNardo led five Kennedy Catholic players in double figures with 21 points as the Golden Eagles beat Reynolds, 81-33.

The win was the 200th in the coaching career of Justin Magestro.

Keegan McConahy had 16 points for the winners, while Hayden Keith added 15, Paris Gilmore 14 and Alayjah Jones 11.

Halle Murcko led Reynolds with eight points.

SAEGERTOWN 51, COCHRANTON 30

SAEGERTOWN, Pa. – Saegertown outscored Cochranton by 14 points in the first quarter on its way to a 51-30 victory.

Mollie Przybrowski led the winners with 15 points, while Ava Jones had 13 and Hailee Gregor 11.

Saegertown led 30-14 at halftime.

Lexie Moore had a strong game for Cochranton with 14 points.

FARRELL 56, COMMODORE PERRY 25

FARRELL, Pa. – Farrell built a 25-point halftime lead on its way to a 56-25 win over Commodoer Perry.

Sanaa Brodie had 17 points to lead the Steelers, who raced out to a 31-6 advantage.

Jaylie Green added eight point and D’Eryah Stewart seven for the winners.

Grace Jones had 12 points and Mackenzie Hause nine for the Panthers.

WEST MIDDLESEX 50, MERCER 30 

MERCER, Pa. – Carlie Beatty scored 19 points to lead West Middlesex to a 50-30 win over Mercer.

Beatty also had nine rebounds in the win.

Emily Anthony added 14 points for the Big Reds while Emma Mild had 10.

MCDOWELL 30, ERIE HIGH 15

ERIE, Pa. – McDowell won a defensive Region 6 battle with Erie High, 30-15.

The Trojans led 17-8 at halftime.

Emina Selimovic paced McDowell with 13 points.

D’Auzhanay Harden had nine points for Erie.

MERCYHURST PREP 55, GIRARD 35

GIRARD, Pa. – Mercyhurst Prep used a 12-3 third quarter spurt to help pull away from Girard, 55-35.

Lillirose Lang had 16 points for the Lakers, who led 33-25 at halftime.

Olivia Kulyk had 14 points and Anna Tranum 12 for the winners.

Kayla Sharman had 15 points for Girard and Courtney McDonald 12.

NORTHWESTERN 53, IROQUOIS 32

LAWRENCE PARK, Pa. – Anna Kaufer and Jessamine Saxton scored 11 points each to help Northwestern past Iroquois, 53-32.

The Wildcats also got eight points from Chloe Yazembiak.

Lexi DiFuccia paced Iroquois with nine points.

SHARPSVILLE 44, SHARON 39

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. – Tori Kimpan scored 10 points as Sharpsville edged Sharon, 44-39.

Alli Davis added nine points for the Blue Devils.

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