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Saegertown Rallies Past Eisenhower in Final Moments; Sharon Gets OT Win; Coudersport Edges Kane

Saegertown after winning the Sheffield Tournament to begin the 2023-24 season.
            

SAEGERTOWN, Pa. – In a battle for the top spot in Region 3, Saegertown’s Luke Young knocked down a free-throw with .7 seconds remaining to lift the Panthers to a 53-52 win over Eisenhower.

                  

The game was tied at 52, and after his initial shot was no good, Young got his own miss and was fouled with .7 seconds to go.

See the sequence that led to Young’s trip to the line here, courtesy of Alex Topor of the Meadville Tribune.

Saegertown (13-5 overall, 8-1 Region 3) led 41-39 going to the fourth quarter, with Eisenhower (13-4, 5-2) rallying to take the lead before the Panthers countered.

                                      

Eisenhower’s Kyler Back scored five of his 19 points in the fourth quarter before the Saegertown dramatics.

Cody Huson led three Saegertown players in double figures with 18 points, while Jackson Scott and Colin Jones had 13 each.

Austin Hansen netted 17 points for Eisenhower and Maysen Wonderling 10.

SHARON 62, SLIPPERY ROCK 59, overtime

SHARON, Pa. – In another hotly-contested Region 5 game, Sharon outlasted Slippery Rock, 62-59 in overtime.

                          

Tino Piccirlli saved his best for last, scoring five points in overtime after the game was tied at 53 at the end of regulation, including a big 3-point play.

Piccirilli led three Sharon (15-3, 4-2) players in double figures with 17 points.

Slippery Rock (11-7, 3-3) outscored Sharon 15-12 in the fourth quarter to force overtime, with Levi Prementine and Max Kovacik each knocking down a 3-pointer.

Derek Douglas hit a free-throw to put Sharon up 62-59 with 3.2 seconds left in overtime. Kovacick had a look at a 3 at the buzzer that was off the mark.

Josh Book had a monster double-double for Slippery Rock, scoring 28 points and pulling down 28 rebounds. Prementine was also in double figures for the Rockets with 11 points.

Lamont Austin finished with 14 points and Douglas 13 for Sharon.

COUDERSPORT 51, KANE 48

KANE, Pa. – A quick start lifted visiting Coudersport to a 51-48 win over Kane.

The Falcons (10-9) led 20-11 at the end of the first quarter thanks in part to 10 points from Mason Roessner.

Kane (7-12) closed the gap to seven, 26-19, by halftime but still trailed by seven, 37-30, going to the fourth quarter.

                                   

Coudersport maintained the lead in the final quarter and actually led 51-45 before Dane Anderson hit a 3-pointer for the Wolves at the horn.

Thanks to his strong first quarter, Roessner ended with 14 points, five assists, and five steals.

Reilly Steich led the Falcons with 23 points and eight rebounds, while Dylan Howard also had eight boards to go with two points.

Anderson’s late 3-pointer tied him for game-high honors with 14 points while Sam Lundeen added 13 tallies and Connor Brown 10 for Kane.

HICKORY 54, GROVE CITY 45

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Trailing 41-39 going to the fourth quarter, Hickory outscored Grove City 15-4 in the fourth quarter to hand the Eagles their first Region 5 loss of the season, 54-45.

Rylan Dye scored 16 points for Hickory and was part of a collective 11-of-13 effort from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter for the Hornets (12-5 overall, 4-2 Region 5).

Dye also had three assists, while Ryan Robich had 13 points and six rebounds for Hickory, Dom Uberti eight points, and Braden Bittler seven points.

Brett Loughry led three Grove City (10-8, 5-1) players in double figures with 13 points, while Paul Grubba tallied 11 and Nathan Greer 10.

Hickory was 18-of-21 from the line for the game and Grove City was 1-of-4.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 55, SHEFFIELD 21

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Jordan Wasko dropped six 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 26 points in Elk County Catholic’s 55-21 AML win at Sheffield..

Wil Wortman also reached double digits for the Crusaders (19-0 overall, 10-0 AML), who finished AML play unbeaten, with 12 points. Lance O’Neill chipped in eight tallies.

Sheffield (6-13, 1-7) got six points from Leihden Wotorson.

DUBOIS 59. ST. MARYS 37

                                  

DUBOIS, Pa. – Maddox Bennett scored a game-high 22 points to lead DuBois to a home 59-37 D9 League win over St. Marys.

Tyson Kennis added 12 points for the Beavers (12-6 overall, 4-3 D9 League) while Cam Thompson hit three 3-pointers and scored nine points.

Anthony Nedzinski also hit three 3-pointers for St. Marys (8-10, 2-5) on his way to a team-best 15 points while Louie Nedzinski added nine tallies.

CRANBERRY 71, A-C VALLEY 49

FOXBURG, Pa. – Ethan Merryman and Cole Findlay each scored 19 points, as Cranberry had four players score in double digits in a 71-49 win at A-C Valley that secured at worst a .500 regular-season for the Berries.

Landon Baker chipped in 14 points and Connor Morrow had 12 for Cranberry, which is now 11-8 after the non-league victory.

A-C Valley (8-9) got 17 points from Henry Stevanus while Jay Clover, the KSAC’s leading scorer and the 14th leading scorer in D9 entering the game at 14.9 ppg, added 14 points.

BRADFORD 66, PORT ALLEGANY 42

BRADFORD, Pa. – Nine players scored including four in double digits to lift homestanding Bradford to a 66-42 win over Port Allegany.

Chase Wineberg led the Owls (8-10) with 14 points with Brandan Warner adding 13 tallies, and Jake Franz and Adam Ward each scoring 10 points.

Nasir Armstrong just missed double digits with eight points in the win.

Isac Amell and Jarrod Funk each scored 11 points for Port Allegany (10-8).

WEST BRANCH 63, CURWENSVILLE 49

MORRISDALE, Pa. – West Branch had two players reach 1,000 career points in the same time in its 63-49 win over visiting Curwensville in ICC North action.

Senior Isaac Tiracorda and junior Owen Koleno did the rare double feat in the same game – Redbank Valley’s Chris Marshall and Bryson Bain did the same thing in District 9 in December 2021 – with Tiracorda scoring a game-high 27 points and Koleno adding 15.

Also for the Warriors (17-2 overall, 7-1 ICC North) Dylan McGonigal added 10 points.

D9’s leading scorer Davis Fleming paced Curwensville (9-8, 3-6) with 18 points with Hunter Tkacik adding eight tallies.

CATHEDRAL PREP 82, FORT LEBOEUF 50

WATERFORD, Pa. – Leading 14-13 after the first quarter, Cathedral Prep went on a 22-6 run in the second on its way to an 82-50 win over Fort LeBoeuf.

Eleven different Prep (9-9 overall, 6-2 Region 7) players scored in the win, led by Nando Mirarchi and Derek Galla, who scored 16 points apiece.

Amaree Pickens and Michael Thompson were also in double figures for the Ramblers with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Prep knocked down 12 3-pointers in the win.

Dom Russo paced the Bison (6-12, 1-8) with 17 points, while Ronan Dorler tallied 11.

FAIRVIEW 68, NORTHWESTERN 40

ALBION, Pa. – Patrick Stafford led four Fairview players in double figures with 20 points in a 68-40 win over Northwestern.

Stafford scored 10 of his points in the first quarter as the Tigers (7-11 overall, 6-4 Region 4) jumped out to a 14-5 lead.

Archie Murphey had 14 points for Fairview and Tyler DiVecchio and Owen Minnick 11 each.

Jack Miller had 12 points for Northwestern (0-18, 0-10).

MCDOWELL 61, HARBOR CREEK 31

HARBORCREEK, Pa. – After a slow first quarter with the game tied at 4, McDowell went on a 24-9 run in the second quarter to pull away for a 61-31 victory over Harbor Creek.

Tyler Grove scored 11 of his 17 points in the second quarter for the Trojans (13-3 overall, 7-2 Region 7). Grove also pulled down nine rebounds

Kamden Kramer was also in double figures for McDowell with 10 points.

Braylen Wilson led Harbor Creek with eight points, while Cam Herman netted seven.

UNION CITY 58, YOUNGSVILLE 47

UNION CITY, Pa. – Union City outscored Youngsville 21-11 in the fourth quarter to pull away for its third win of the season, 58-47.

Trent Parkhurst scored seven points over the final eight minutes to lead the charge for the Bears (3-15 overall, 1-7 Region 3).

Parkhurst scored 10 points, one of three Union City players in double figures. Elijah Troyer and Trevin Capela netted 11 points apiece.

Carson Chase knocked down seven 3-pointers (four in the third quarter) and finished with 23 points for Youngsville (8-10, 3-5), while Rylan Benton added 12 points.

RICHLAND 63, CLEARFIELD 44

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – Eleven Richland players scored in a 63-44 win over Clearfield in LHAC crossover action.

Glaiden Hale led the Rams (8-11) with 12 points, Henry Levander added 11 points, and Braden Hirsh had 10 tallies.

Clearfield (4-14) got a game-high 21 points from Braison Patrick, who also added five rebounds.

Parker Collins chipped in 10 points for the Bison.

GREENVILLE 65, WILMINGTON 24

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Noah Philson scored 18 points as Greenville rolled to a 65-24 win.

Greenville (9-0 overall, 2-4 Region 5) went on a 24-6 run in the second quarter to take control.

Mason Vannoy tallied 17 points for the Trojans, while Noah Cano added nine.

Freddie Zehetner had six points for Wilmington (0-18, 0-6).

KENNEDY CATHOLIC 60, COMMODORE PERRY 46

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Leading 36-35 after the third quarter, Kennedy Catholic went on a 24-11 run to close the game in a 60-46 win over Commodore Perry.

Jehiel Scarborough scored 20 points for Kennedy Catholic (3-7 overall, 1-4 Region 1), while Dom Rapp had 15 and Kam Gwin 12.

Kyle Stringert had 15 points for Commodore Perry (5-13, 1-4), while Cam Philson netted 14.

REYNOLDS 58, WEST MIDDLESEX 55

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Andrew McCloskey connected for 22 points to help Reynolds to a 58-55 win over West Middlesex.

Reynolds (4-14 overall, 1-4 Region 2) led 28-27 at halftime and 39-38 after three quarters.

John McCurdy tallied 15 points for Reynolds and Xavier Zachrich nine.

Caleb Koncar and John Partridge had 12 points each for the Big Reds (4-15, 1-4).

FARRELL 82, JAMESTOWN 20

FARRELL, Pa. – Dontaye Bell scored 20 points as Farrell head coach Myron Lowe picked up his 50th career win with an 82-20 Region 1 triumph over Jamestown.

Danny Odem connected for 18 points for the Steelers (13-4 overall, 5-0 Region 1), while Simeir Wade netted 10.

                       

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