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Jan. 11, 2022 D10 Boys/Girls Hoops: Warren, Cambridge Springs Boys Pick Up Key Region Victories; Greenville Rallies for Win

Warren's Parks Ordiway scored 13 points in a 51-35 Region 5 win over Harbor Creek. File photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics.

HARBORCREEK, Pa. – In a battle of two of the top teams in Region 5, Parks Ordiway scored 13 points as Warren’s defense stifled Harbor Creek in a 51-35 road win.

Ordiway scored nine of his points in the first half as the Dragons built a 28-18 halftime advantage.

Warren got balanced scoring across the board, as Tommy Nyquist was also in double figures with 10 points and J.T. Blum and Owen Becker tallied eight each.

The Dragons (6-3 overall) join Fairview at 3-0 in region play, while Oil City is 2-0 and Harbor Creek is now 1-1 (7-3 overall).

Jaden Rocco scored eight of his team-high 12 points in the second half for Harbor Creek, including 6-of-6 from the free-throw line. Brady Rzadkiewicz had six points and Nick Krahe five for the Huskies.

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 64, COCHRANTON 59

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, Pa. – In a battle for first place in Region 2, Nathan Held scored 22 points to help Cambridge Springs to a 64-59 win over Cochranton.

The Blue Devils led by 11, 40-29 going into the fourth quarter and withstood a Cochranton rally in the fourth that saw the Cardinals score 30 points over the final eight minutes.

Ethan Counasse and Josh Reisenauer were also in double figures for Cambridge Springs, scoring 16 and 11 points, respectively.

Wyatt Barzak scored 20 points to lead Cochranton, while Landon Homa and Dominic Domhoff scored 11 each. Chase Miller added 10.

EISENHOWER 66, UNION CITY 57

RUSSELL, Pa. – Eisenhower went on a 17-4 second-half run to break open a tight battle with Union City in what was ultimately a 66-57 Region 2 victory for the host Knights.

With the score tied at 37-all, a Curt Darling three spearheaded the surge that began with 2:11 to go in the third quarter. Darling, who finished with a game-high 25 points, hit two threes in the run, and Wyatt Loookenhouse, who finished with 23 points, had seven points in the decisive spurt.

Darling talked about the win afterward:

Eisenhower actually jumped out to a 15-0 lead to start the game, but Union City, playing with a short bench, rallied, cutting the margin to six, 18-12 at the end of the first quarter.

The Bears never led in the game, but twice tied it, including right before the half at 26-26 before a Kyler black free-throw gave Eisenhower a one-point lead at the break.

Bryce Drayer led the Bears with 17 points, while Cole DeSimone netted 12, Wyatt Post nine and Matt Bennett eight.

The Bears cut the margin to six, 63-57, with 40 seconds to go, but Black, who finished with nine points, knocked down a pair of free throws to help ice it.

FRANKLIN 64, SLIPPERY ROCK 45

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Damon Curry scored 20 points as Franklin powered past Slippery Rock for a 64-45 win to stay atop the Region 4 standings.

The Knights led 30-27 at halftime, outsourcing the Rockets 34-18 in the second half. Curry scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half.

Luke Guth and Easton Fulmer were also in double figures for Franklin, scoring 14 and 11 points respectively, while Scott Walters added eight.

Shane Thompson led Slippery Rock with 17 points and John Sabo added 10.

GREENVILLE 65, SHARPSVILLE 60

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Greenville rallied from a 12-point first-quarter deficit for a 65-60 win over Sharpsville.

Jalen Ritzert and Logan Lentz led the charge for the Trojans, scoring 23 and 22 points, respectively. Ritzert scored 17 points in the second half, including five threes.

The Trojans outscored the Blue Devils 22-7 in the second quarter to take a 28-25 halftime lead.

Mack Staunch scored 13 of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter as Sharpsville tried to rally, while James Thomas had a strong effort with 18 points (seven coming in the fourth quarter).

Jase Herrick, Nate Stuyvesant, and Noah Philson had six points apiece for Greenville.

FARRELL 57, MERCER 44

FARRELL, Pa. – Farrell broke open a tie game with a 24-11 surge in the fourth quarter on its way to a 57-44 Region 1 win over Mercer.

Omar Stewart led the way for Farrell, scoring a game-high 20 points, including seven in the decisive fourth quarter.

Malachi Owens had 12 points for the Steelers, while Lamont Samuels and Allen Michael-Jackson had eight points apiece.

Woody Nickel led Mercer with 12 points and Jake Mattocks added 10.

CORRY 38, CONNEAUT (Pa.) 37

CORRY, Pa. – Nick Brundage scored 14 points as Corry withstood a late Conneaut rally for a 38-37 Region 5 win.

Corry led 38-31 when Conneaut’s Alex Nottingham made a three with 15 seconds left to cut the margin to four. After the Beavers missed a front end of a one-and-one, Nottingham drilled another three, but it was as time expired.

Logan Joncas finished with 10 points for Corry, while Nottingham led Conneaut with 13 and Rayge Mitchell eight.

FAIRVIEW 72, TITUSVILLE 32

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Fairview built a 50-10 halftime lead en route to a 72-32 win over Titusville.

With the win, the Tigers improved to 3-0 in Region 5 along with Warren, while Oil City is 2-0 in region play.

James Sitter connected for 22 points for the Tigers, while Logan Frazao had 15, Tyler Shultz 14, and Archie Murphey nine.

Tyler Durstine had 11 points to pace Titusville.

OIl CITY 61, FORT LEBOEUF 47

WATERFORD, Pa. – Oil City outscored Fort LeBoeuf by 20 in the second half in a 61-47 Region 5 win.

The Oilers trailed 29-23 at halftime but took the lead with a 20-9 spurt in the third quarter.

Judias Johnson poured in a game-high 19 points for Oil City, while Jake Hornbeck added 12 and Sayyid Donald 10.

Ronan Dorler had 18 points and Dom Russo 15 for Fort LeBoeuf.

HICKORY 68, MEADVILLE 54

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Aidan Enoch led four Hickory players in double figures with 22 points as the Hornets beat Meadville for the second time this season, 68-54.

Up seven at halftime, Hickory outscored the Bulldogs 19-12 in the third quarter to take a double-digit lead.

Joey Fazzone finished with 16 points for the Hornets and Jackson Pryts and Tyson Djakovich 12 each.

Khalon Simmons led three Meadville players in double figures with 14 points, while Lucas Luteran netted 13 and Jack Burchard 12.

SENECA 70, GENERAL MCLANE 63

EDINBORO, Pa. – Connor DeFazio poured in 26 points as Seneca earned an impressive 70-63 non-region road win over General McLane.

Logan Kibbe added 17 points in the win for the Bobcats, while Lucas Rupp and Bobby Yost tallied nine each.

Danny Bruce led GM with 16 points, while Jeremiah Schreiber had 14.

NORTH EAST 70, ERIE FIRST CHRISTIAN 37

NORTH EAST, Pa. – Ryan Mayes and Noah Crozier combined for 43 points as North East powered past Erie First Christian, 70-37.

Mayes finished with 23 points, Crozier 20 and Owen Kemp 10.

Evan Montefiori had 17 points for Erie First.

SHARON 37, WILMINGTON 36

SHARON, Pa. – Sharon outscored Wilmington 13-2 in the fourth quarter to pick up its first win of the season, 37-36.

Santino Piccirilli had nine points and Joe Messina eight for the Tigers.

Tuff Mcconahy had 10 points and Damien Micco eight for Wilmington.

LAKEVIEW 42, JAMESTOWN 38

JAMESTOWN, Pa. – Lane Smith scored 22 points to lead Lakeview to a 42-38 Region 1 victory over Jamestown.

Cam Keyser had 11 points to lead Jamestown.

GIRLS

FAIRVIEW 60, IROQUOIS 4

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Caroline Zentis and Bre Heidt scored 12 points each as Fairview earned a 60-4 Region 3 win over Iroquois.

A total of eight different Tigers made their way into the scoring column, with Hope Garrity adding nine points and Sara Gennuso and Jenn Hunter eight each.

KNOCH 64, SLIPPERY ROCK 18

SAXONBURG, Pa. – Slippery Rock got nine points from Gianna Bedel but fell to WPIAL power Knoch, 64-18.

Bronwyn McCoy added six points for the Rockets.

NESHANNOCK 72, GREENVILLE 44

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Neshannock outscored Greenville 25-6 in the first quarter en route to a 72-44 win.

Megan Pallerino scored 22 points and Mairan Haggerty 20 for Neshannock.

Josie Lewis had 18 points and Grace Cano 10 for Greenville.

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