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Warren Rallies For Double-Digit Win; Babington’s Career-High Leads Clarion; Huffman, Harmon Power Redbank Dec. 28

Warren's Halle Kuzminski. File photo by Aden Savko.

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – Warren erased a 5-point halftime deficit with a 19-point third quarter on its way to a 57-42 win over Panama (N.Y.) at the JCC Showcase.

The Panthers jumped out to a 19-9 lead at the end of the first quarter, thanks in large part to a 9-point outburst by Josephine Bailey. Warren settled things in the second quarter and outscored Panama, 11-6, to cut the lead to 25-20 at the half.

The Dragons’ offense exploded for 19 third-quarter points, including nine from Sammie Ruhlman. Halle Kuzminski scored seven of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter as the Dragons outscored the Panthers, 18-5.

After that 9-point, first-quarter outburst, the Dragons held Bailey scoreless for the rest of the game.

           

Mandy Brink led the Panthers with 17 points. Bailey had nine points and Kaitlyn Horton had six.

Kuzminski finished with a double-double, grabbing 10 rebounds to go along with her 17 points. Alana Stuart had 12 points, Ruhlman finished with 11, and Meea Irwin had six. Ruhlman and Irwin each dished out five assists.

NORTH CLARION 44, KANE 18

KANE, Pa. – Lily Homan scored 16 points to help North Clarion to a 44-18 win over Kane in the championship game of the Kane Christmas Tournament.

Tournament MVP Emma McFarland added 10 points for the She-Wolves who also got 12 from Lauren Lutz.

Mia Anderson paced Kane with eight points.

CLARION 54, YOUNGSVILLE 16

KANE, Pa. – Sophie Babington scored a career-high 20 points to lead Clarion to a 54-16 win over Youngsville in the consolation game of the Kane Christmas Tournament.

Taylor Alston added nine points for the Lady Cats who got eight points each from Gia Babington and Natalie Durish.

Riley Robinaut and Madison VanGunder led Youngsville with four points each.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 66, BROCKWAY 23

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Twelve different players scored to lead DuBois Central Catholic to an opening round, 66-23, win over Brockway at the Brookville Holiday Tournament.

               

Rose Whipple nailed four 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 14 points for DCC with Faith Jacob adding 12 points and Kayley Risser eight points.

Rheanna Spinda had seven points and five rebounds for Brockway with Madeline Schmader grabbing 16 rebounds to go with five points. Sophia Schmader also scored six points for the Lady Rovers.

DUBOIS 42, BROOKVILLE 23

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Madison Rusnica scored 13 points, and DuBois scored all its points in the first three quarters on its way to a 42-23 win over host Brookville in the opening round of the Brookville Holiday Tournament.

Rylee Werner and Kamryn Fontaine each added six points for the Lady Beavers.

Kerstyn Davie paced Brookville with 10 points with Eden Wonderling adding seven points.

REDBANK VALLEY 80, ROCKWOOD 24

CALIFORNIA, Pa. – Alivia Huffman and Mylee Harmon both cracked the 20-point mark, as Redbank Valley rolled past Rockwood, 80-24, on the second day of the PennWest California Hoopfest.

   

Huffman scored a game-high 27 points with Harmon adding 22 points.

Caylen Rearick also reached double digits with 15 points for the Lady Bulldogs.

Mollie Wheatley scored 16 points for Rockwood.

HARBOR CREEK 39, FRANKLIN 15

SENECA, Pa. – Samathan Zank scored 15 points as Harbor Creek earned a 39-15 win over Franklin in the Cranberry tournament title game.

Zank scored 13 of her 15 points in the first half, while Brooke Przybylski had seven points for Harbor Creek.

Jennifer Blum and Katie Boal scored five points each for Franklin.

OIL CITY 40, CRANBERRY 37

SENECA, Pa. – Oil City rallied to beat Cranberry, 40-37, in the consolation game of the Cranberry Christmas Tournament.

The Oilers trailed 14-13 at halftime but outscored the Berries 13-9 in the third quarter to take the lead.

Kylee Copley and Nicki Petro each scored eight points for Oil City with Payton Liederbach adding seven tallies.

Kendall Findlay had a game-high 15 points for Cranberry, which lost to Oil City, 51-27, Dec. 2.

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 48, FARRELL 25

FARRELL, Pa. – In a game that was called with 3:11 to go in the fourth quarter due to an incident on the Farrell bench, Cambridge Springs beat the host Steelers 48-25 in the tournament title game.

Makenzie Yanc had a strong overall game for Cambridge Springs, scoring a game-high 26 points to go along with six rebounds, six assists, and eight steals.

Finley Rauscher was also in double figures for Cambridge Springs with 12 points.

Cambridge Springs outscored Farrell 28-6 in the second half en route to the win.

Damerra Thomas led Farrell with 14 points.

MEADVILLE 31, A-C VALLEY 14

FARRELL, Pa. – Alex Gallagher scored eight points to help Meadville to a 31-14 win over A-C Valley in the consolation game of the Dresch-McCluskey Tournament at Farrell,

Mackenzie Parks and Maddy Dehart each scored seven points for A-C Valley.

NORTH EAST 51, GENERAL MCLANE 50

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Alaina Rodermoyer knocked down 3-of-4 free throws down the stretch and North East held off a furious General McLane rally to earn a 51-50 win in the Fairview Tournament.

General McLane outscored North East 23-16 in the fourth quarter, but the Pickers were able to seal the game from the free throw line.

Cheriden Turiczek scored 10 points for North East, while Gigi Gaston and Lilyauna Triana had nine points each.

Libby Opp led General McLane with 12 points, while Holly Shreve added 11 points for General McLane.

FAIRVIEW 47, SENECA 13

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Hope Garrity led a balanced effort with 13 points as Fairview earned a 47-13 win over Seneca in the Fairview Tournament.

Fairview led 30-5 at halftime, as a total of nine different Fairview players made their way into the scoring column.

Sara Gennuso added nine points for Fairview, while Bre Heidt added seven.

Meghan Konkol had four points for Seneca.

EISENHOWER 63, IROQUOIS 18

ERIE, Pa. – Freshman Clara Steinberg scored 21 points on her way to Tournament MVP honors as Eisenhower beat Iroquois 63-18 in the Thomas Barringer Tournament at Iroquois.

Eisenhower raced out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.

Bella Marino had 11 points for Eisenhower, while Laney Font had seven points for Eisenhower.

Gracie Belfiore had seven points to lead Iroquois.

SHARPSVILLE 49, LAKEVIEW 39

STONEBORO, Pa. – Tori Kimpan led a balanced effort with 11 points as Sharpsville earned a 49-39 win over Lakeview in the Lakeview Tournament title game.

Lily Palko, Chasie Fry, and Macie Steiner all scored 10 points apiece for Sharpsville, while Breanna Hanley pulled down 12 rebounds.

Emma Marsteller led Lakeview with 16 points.

SLIPPERY ROCK 33, SAEGERTOWN 23

STONEBORO, Pa. – Molly Bissell scored nine points as Slippery Rock coach Steph Croll picked up her first win with a 33-23 win over Saegertown.

Slippery Rock jumped out to a 16-8 halftime lead en route to the win.

CJ Salvo added seven points and Julia Coffaro six for Slippery Rock.

Lindsay Greco led Saegertown with nine points.

LAUREL 47, GROVE CITY 31

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Laurel went on a 14-5 run in the third quarter en route to a 47-31 win over Grove City in the Laurel Tournament.

Johnna Hill led three Laurel players in double figures with 13 points, while Joslyn Fortuna had 12 points and Regan Atkins 11.

Delaney Callihan led Grove City with 17 points.

GREENVILLE 48, NESHANNOCK 44

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Grace Cano scored 20 points as Greenville earned a 48-44 win over defending PIAA Class 2A champion Neshannock in the first round of the Sally Ward Classic at Hickory.

Josie Lewis drained three 3’s to finish with nine points for Greenville, while Reese Schaller added eight points.

Greenville won despite the best efforts of Neshannock’s Marian Haggerty scored 26 points. Megan Pallerino was also in double figures for Neshannock with 11 points.

HICKORY 58, FORT LEBOEUF 41

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Kimora Roberts was on fire, pouring in 32 points as Hickory earned a 58-41 over Fort LeBoeuf in the Sally Ward Classic.

Hickory jumped out to a double-digit lead, 20-9 after the first quarter en route to the win.

Mariah Swanson was also in double figures for Hickory with 13 points.

Jillian Soder did her best to keep Fort LeBoeuf in the game with 27 points.

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