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Feb. 5, 2022 D10 Boys Hoops: Guth, Franklin Power Past Grove City; Harbor Creek Gets Big Road Win Over Warren

Franklin's Luke Guth (11) had 28 points in a win over Grove City on Saturday. File photo by Diane Lutz

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Luke Guth erupted for 28 points as Franklin earned a 69-46 Region 4 win over Grove City, completing a sweep of the season series.

The Knights led 40-22 at halftime.

Guth scored 20 of his 28 points in the first half, while Damon Curry drained five threes and finished with 17 points and Easton Fulmer tallied 15.

Dylan Stull had 15 points for Franklin and Brett Loughry added nine.

   

HARBOR CREEK 60, WARREN 47

WARREN, Pa. – After Warren beat Harbor Creek on the road earlier in Region 5 play, the Huskies returned the favor, notching a key 60-47 region road win over the Dragons.

The win ties Harbor Creek with Warren at 8-2 in the region standings, one game behind first-place Fairview.

Harbor Creek outscored Warren 17-8 in the second quarter to take a 30-19 halftime advantage thanks to the strong play of Travis Kruszewski, who scored six of his game-high 19 points in the frame. Kruszewski was also 7-of-7 at the free-throw line for the game.

As a team, the Huskies were 14-of-17 from the charity stripe, as Jaden Rocco finished with 12 points, Logan Breese 11, and Gavin Ennis nine.

Parks Ordiway, Tommy Nyquist, and J.T. Blum combined to score all 47 Warren points, as Ordiway had 18 (including four threes), Nyquist 17, and Blum 12.

HAMPTON 63, FAIRVIEW 56

WEXFORD, Pa. – Fairview stepped out of District 10 for a showdown with Hampton, dropping a 63-56 decision.

Matt DeMatteo had 22 points for Hampton, which rallied from a 27-22 halftime deficit en route to the win.

Logan Frazao led three Fairview players in double figures with 19 points, while James Sitter had 14 and Tyler Shultz 12.

SLIPPERY ROCK 63, SHARPSVILLE 43

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – John Sabo scored 18 points as Slippery Rock knocked off Sharpsville, 63-43 in Region 4 action.

The Rockets outscored the Blue Devils 33-17 in the second half en route to the win.

Elam Pyle added 11 points and Dylan Gordon nine for the Rockets.

James Thomas connected for 18 points for Sharpsville, while Mack Staunch tallied 11.

CORRY 59, NORTHWESTERN 50

CORRY, Pa. – Logan Joncas made five threes and finished with 25 points as Corry earned a 59-50 non-region win over Northwestern.

Rylan Smith added 13 points and Nick Brundage 10 for Corry, which scored 22 points in the third quarter.

Eric Steinle led Northwestern with 15 points.

OIL CITY 69, FORT LEBOEUF 37

OIL CITY, Pa. – Cam VanWormer led three Oil City players in double figures with 20 points as the Oilers earned a 69-37 Region 5 win over Fort LeBoeuf.

Judias Johnson had 15 points and Jake Hornbeck 11 for the Oilers, who outscored the Bison by 20 in the second half.

Carson Papay had a game-high 22 points for Fort LeBoeuf.

MAPLEWOOD 53, YOUNGSVILLE 42

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Luke Sleeman tallied 14 points as Maplewood earned a 53-42 win over Youngsville.

Youngsville led 21-20 at halftime, but a 13-5 third-quarter spurt helped the Tigers to take control.

Ethan Peterson added 13 points for Maplewood.

Keegan Mesel had 12 points and Koby Hendrickson 10 for Youngsville.

ROCKY GROVE 56, REYNOLDS 27

SUGARCREEK BOROUGH, Pa. – Reece Henderson tallied 15 points as Rocky Grove earned a 56-27 Region 1 win over Reynolds.

Rocky Grove built a 15-point first-quarter lead en route to the win.

Quinn Ritchey added eight points for the Orioles.

ERIE FIRST CHRISTIAN 55, IROQUOIS 43

ERIE, Pa. – Jesse Jong led four Erie First Christian players in double figures with 16 points as the Eagles earned a 55-43 win over Iroquois.

Sam Gonzalez netted 14 points, Anthony Collins 10, and Evan Montefiori 10 for the Eagles, who built a 13-point halftime lead.

Ben Burkhardt had 15 points for Iroquois.

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