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Knights Tale: Franklin Boys Earn Big Win Over Hickory; Titusville Outlasts Eisenhower in Overtime Jan. 6, 2023

Franklin's Damon Curry.

FRANKLIN, Pa. – Franklin outscored Hickory 22-5 in the second quarter en route to a 56-42 non-region win.

Damon Curry came up huge during the second quarter run for the Knights, scoring nine of his game-high 17 points during the surge, while Jalen Wood, who finished with 14 points, drained a pair of 3’s during the run.

Jonathon Leccia added eight points and Ethan Owens seven for Franklin.

Ben Swanson led Hickory with eight points, while Tyson Djakovich added seven.

           

TITUSVILLE 77, EISENHOWER 73, overtime

RUSSELL, Pa. – Manny Perez and Isaiah Colon combined for 61 points as Titusville earned a 77-73 non-region overtime win over Eisenhower.

Perez saved his best for last, scoring 17 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, including 12 in the fourth quarter.

Colon, meanwhile, drained six 3’s and finished with 27 points in the win, as Titusville rallied from a six-point halftime deficit.

Eisenhower, meanwhile, put five players in double figures, led by Kris Bunk’s 20 points.

Wyatt Lookenhouse added 15 points for the Knights, while Kyler Black added 14 points, and Johnny Palmieri and Kael Hunt 10 points each.

SAEGERTOWN 58, UNION CITY 43

UNION CITY, Pa. – Saegertown outscored Union City 41-28 in the second half on its way to a 58-43 win.

Brady Greco scored 11 of his 18 points in the second half, one of three Saegertown players in double figures.

Colin Jones netted 13 points for the Panthers, while Henry Shaffer added 10 and Sully Zirkle nine.

Bryce Drayer scored 13 of his 14 points in the second half for Union City, while Josh James added 11 points.

COCHRANTON 79, MAPLEWOOD 47

               

COCHRANTON, Pa. – Chase Miller poured in 30 points as Cochranton earned a 79-47 win over Maplewood.

Cochranton outscored Maplewood 30-11 in the second quarter en route to the win.

Dominic Matt was also in double figures for Cochranton with 11 points, while Walker Carroll added nine.

Ethan Peterson led Maplewood with 16 points, while Cole Doolittle added 12 points and Isaac Williams 10.

GROVE CITY 57, DUBOIS 36

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City outscored DuBois 19-6 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 57-36 victory.

Gavin Lutz poured in 22 points for Grove City, eight of which came in the fourth quarter.

Nathan Greer and Brett Loughry were both in double figures for Grove City with 15 points each.

   

Rudy Williams led DuBois with 12 points.

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 69, YOUNGSVILLE 40

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Josh Reisenauer scored 21 points as Cambridge Springs raced to a 69-40 win over Youngsville.

Cambridge Springs built a 36-16 halftime lead en route to the win.

Parker Schmidt and Tristin Mazzadra were also in double figures for the Blue Devils, scoring 16 and 15 points, respectively.

Nathan Curry, Nathan Lucks, and Koby Hendrickson scored eight points each for Youngsville.

DE LA SALLE (Ill.) 43, CATHEDRAL PREP 42

ERIE, Pa. – Charles Barnes scored 14 points as Chicago powerhouse De La Salle (Ill.) earned a 43-42 win over Cathedral Prep in the opening round of the Burger King Classic.

Prep’s Jake Sambuchino scored 13 points and had a game-winning shot attempt at the buzzer, which was off the mark, as Prep suffered its first loss of the season.

Amaree Pickens added 10 points for Cathedral Prep, which will meet Canisius (N.Y.), who was defeated by Lincoln Park 86-78, in the consolation game on Saturday.

FAIRVIEW 62, IROQUOIS 26

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Archie Murphey led three Fairview players in double figures with 17 points as the Tigers earned a 62-26 win over Iroquois.

Jeremy Frazao added 13 points for the Tigers and John Seyboldt 10.

Ben Burkhardt had eight points for Iroquois.

GIRARD 58, ERIE FIRST CHRISTIAN 40

GIRARD, Pa. – Alex Henry led three Girard players in double figures with 19 points in a 58-40 win over Erie First Christian.

Dylan McDonald added 14 points for Girard and Geremia Dell’omo added 12.

Jesse Jong had 12 points for EFC.

MCDOWELL 62, ERIE 51

ERIE, Pa. – McDowell built a 34-26 halftime lead on its way to a 62-51 win over Erie in Region 7 action.

It was another balanced effort for McDowell, as Kamden Kramer led the way with 13 points, while Tyler Grove and Brody Paris added 11 points each.

Blayze Myers chipped in with nine points for the Trojans.

Andreas McCullum scored 14 points for Erie.

HARBOR CREEK 67, FORT LEBOEUF 45

HARBORCREEK, Pa. – Nick Krahe had a monster game with 31 points and 15 rebounds as Harbor Creek earned a 67-45 Region 7 win over Fort LeBoeuf.

Braylen Wilson also had a double-double for the Huskies with 14 points and 17 rebounds, while JT DelSandro had eight assists.

Hunter Villa led Fort LeBoeuf with 17 points, while Ronan Dorler added 11 points.

FARRELL 87, GEORGE JUNIOR REPUBLIC 39

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Farrell put up 58 points in the first half on its way to an 87-38 win over George Junior Republic.

It was a balanced effort for Farrell, as five players were in double figures and 11 found their way into the scoring column.

Lamont Samuels Jr. led the way with 13 points for the Steelers, while Khanye Matthews and Kylon Wilson had 12 points each, Nasir O’Kane 11, and Malachi Owens 10.

Bahir Green and Elijah Gist had 17 points each for GJR.

WEST MIDDLESEX 64, COMMODORE PERRY 30

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Richie Preston led three West Middlesex players in double figures with 22 points as the Big Reds earned a 64-30 win over Commodore Perry.

Luke Mild had 14 points for the Big Reds, while Gio Rococi added 11.

Kyle Stringert led Commodore Perry with 13 points.

OIL CITY 57, GREENVILLE 24

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Oil City jumped out to a 12-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back in a 57-24 non-region win over Greenville.

Jake Hornbeck led a balanced effort with 16 points for the Oilers, while Sayyid Donald added nine and Cam VanWormer and Ethen Knox seven points each.

Noah Philson led Greenville with 11 points.

MERCER 60, ROCKY GROVE 39

MERCER, Pa. – Dae Mattocks and Jake Mattocks scored 16 points each as Mercer earned a 60-39 non-region win over Rocky Grove.

Bubba Palmer was also in double figures for Mercer, which outscored Rocky Grove 35-13 in the second and third quarters.

Blayne Baker led Rocky Grove with 12 points, while Schiffer Anderson added nine points.

KENNEDY CATHOLIC 60, SHARPSVILLE 52

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. – Damien Harrison poured in 22 points as Kennedy Catholic earned a 60-52 win over Sharpsville.

Thorsten Hart and Simeir Wade were also in double figures for Kennedy Catholic with 14 and 12 points, respectively, while Remington Hart added eight points.

Garen Levis had 13 points to lead Sharpsville, while Braden Scarvel added 12.

NORTH EAST 50, NORTHWESTERN 28

NORTH EAST, Pa. – Noah Crozier poured in 18 points as North East earned a 50-28 Region 4 win over Northwestern.

Demtrius Crosby added 12 points for the ‘Pickers.

Landon Wayne led Northwestern with eight points.

GIRLS

MAPLEWOOD 46, FRANKLIN 24

GUYS MILLS, Pa. – Sadie Thomas scored 16 of her 21 points in the first half as Maplewood earned a 46-24 non-region win over Franklin.

Savannah O’Hara was also in double figures for Maplewood with 12 points, while Madison Eimer added eight.

Estella Adams and Jenn Blum scored eight points each for Franklin.

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