- Grove City, Pennsylvania


January 15, 2014

High school winter sports roundup


MERCER COUNTY AREA — Brandon Rice rifled in 25 points to lead Lakeview while Jake Doddo drained 3 treys for 9 points.

ä Maplewood 70, James-town 44 — At Guys Mills, the Tigers (2-10) led 20-5 at the end of the 1st quarter and cruised past the winless Muskies (0-8) in a non-region encounter.

Randy Maloney (16), Miller Peters (12), Ronnie Klingensmith (10) and Dane Barker (10) all scored in double digits for Maplewood.

Kyle Melton had 7 points for Jamestown.


ä Hickory 68, Franklin 42 — In Hermitage, the Hornets of coach Geoff Evans burst out of the locker room to build an 18-6 lead after one quarter and rolled to the Region 5-AAA triumph.

Hickory (3-3 in Region 5-AAA, 7-2 overall) was led by Ross Passalinqua with 18 points, including 4 treys. In a well-balanced attack, Aaron Conley added 9 points and Nick Tantuo, Anthony Cannone and Donte Green 8 apiece.

Franklin (1-4, 3-6) was paced by Drain with 15 markers.

ä West Middlesex 76, Greenville 65 — At Green-ville, the 2-time defending District 10 titlist Big Reds rolled to an 18-point lead entering the 4th frame, then withstood the Trojans’ ill-fated rally.

Ryan Dogan drilled 6 triples en route to a career-high 24 points for Middlesex (3-0, 6-4), while Trey Staunch and Isaac Williams evenly divided an additional 34 markers.

Tyler Fattman fired in 5 from beyond the arc for a team-high 18 points for Greenville (0-4, 6-5).

Also, Aaron Emmett ended with 16 and Luke Houpt hit a trio of treys for 14.

ä Oil City 60, George Junior Republic 57 — At Grove City, Logan Way made 1-of-2 foul shots in the closing seconds and GJR’s long-range bomb fell short as the Oilers (3-2, 8-2) defeated the Tigers (1-4, 3-6) in a Region 5-AAA clash.

Way rifled in 29 points to pace Oil City and Devon Geib bucketed 10.

Ron Pearson drained 5 treys en route to 24 points for GJR while Malik Gibson had 14 points and 7 rebounds and Qayshawn Oliver grabbed 13 boards.

ä Kennedy Catholic 79, VisionQuest 59 — In Hermitage, the host Golden Eagles moved to 2-0 in Region 1-A with the victory. Kennedy is 5-3 overall.

Gerald Zachar scored 17 to pace the Golden Eagles, while Nickolo Lima added 13 points and Andre Campbell and Sam Crow chipped in with a dozen apiece.

Darnell Foster and Khyzeem Brown each had 18 for VisionQuest (0-1, 1-7).

ä Wilmington 66, Mercer 53 — At Mercer, the Greyhounds broke away from a 43-all tie in the fourth quarter to notch the Region 2-AA victory.

Wilmington was leading 20-12 after the first period and 31-27 at half, but the Mustangs rallied to deadlock the count after three frames. However, the Hounds outgunned the hosts 23-10 in the final quarter.

Wilmington (3-0 in Region 2-AA, 7-3 overall) was paced by Jordan Smith with 18 points and Rocco Fagan with 15. For Mercer (1-4, 5-6), John Scheidhauer hit for 14, Logan Clarke 13 and Trent Fowler 11.

ä Sharpsville 43, Rey-nolds 42 — The win lifted Sharpsville to 2-2 in the region (5-6 overall) while the loss was the first in the league for Reynolds (3-1, 8-2).

Kyle Kennedy and Greg Popatak led the Devils with 13 and 12 points respectively. Garhett Frable and Jake Leipheimer each had 11 points for Reynolds.

ä Commodore Perry 41, Calvary Baptist Christian Academy 32 — At Sheakleyville, the host Panthers prevailed in the non-region affair.

CBCA pounced on the Panthers for a 14-7 first-quarter lead, but from that point CP posted 34 points in the game’s final 24 minutes.

Jeremiah Small scored 10 tallies for CP (4-5) and Tanner Hildebran hit another 9.

Calvary Baptist Christian Academy was led by McCrillis’ game-high dozen points.

ä Rocky Grove 75, Jamestown 41 — Garrett Gannoe garnered a game-high 21 points, Tyler Davis divided an additional 26 points with Casey Young, and Adam Kirwin connected for 11 for The Grove (1-0, 2-6).

Jamestown (0-2, 0-7) was led by Kyle Melton’s 10 markers and 12 rebounds.


ä Reynolds 34, Fort LeBoeuf 19 — At Waterford, the only two teams ever to win District 10 Team Duals titles collided in what could be a precursor of post-season action.

The Raiders of coach Casey Taylor rolled to victory this time to move to 10-1 on the season, while the Bison dropped to 5-1.

Levi Stoyer (145), Cole Rickert (220) and Mike Bartolo (126) notched falls to spark the Raiders, while Austin Moffett (170) copped a major decision.

South Side Beaver Duals

Coach Dave Ciafre’s Sharon High mat squad went 3-2 Saturday at South Side Beaver. The Tigers beat Ambridge (69-3), Kittanning (37-33) and East Liverpool (50-30) and lost to South Fayette (54-16) and Seneca Valley (53-10).

Austin Alfreno went a perfect 5-0 for Sharon at 126 pounds while Markus Coxson (113), Troy Hejazi (138) and Beau Dignall (182) were all 4-1. Andrew Campbell was 1-0 at 132 pounds.

D.J. Templeton (120) and Nick McClimans (152) were 3-2; Jordan Templeton went 2-2 at 132; Jules Hicklin (106), Jason Clark (145), Cory Buchanan (160) and Giovanni Volpe (170) all posted 2-3 ledgers and Brice Laughlin (195) and Tom Flanders (220) went 1-4.

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