- Grove City, Pennsylvania


February 5, 2014


Mercer cans 10 treys in victory


Mercer County Area — GIRLS BASKETBALL

ä Grove City 44, Conneaut Area 39 — At Linesville Monday night, coach T.L. Eller’s Lady Eagles (12-6) posted an impressive 5-point non-region win against Region 3 leader Conneaut Area (15-2, 9-0 in region).

Conneaut Area led 10-4 at the end of the 1st quarter and 20-18 at the break, but GC clawed back and outscored the hosts 15-6 in the 3rd quarter to take the lead.

Arianna Sprando scored 10 to lead GC while Challen Litwiler fired in 20 for Conneaut Area.

ä Farrell 61, Reynolds 35 -The visiting Lady Raiders rolled to a 22-19 margin at intermission, but Farrell forged 42 second-half points en route to a 61-35 Region 1-A win.

At E.J. McCluskey Gymnasium, Bria Gambill, Key-Asia Oatis and Tatyana Page produced 11 points apiece for Farrell (4-4, 6-12) — 26 after intermission.

ä Hickory 71, Titusville 9 — At Titusville, coach Jeanette Whitehead’s Lady Hornets moved to a perfect 9-0 in Region 5-AAA and 18-0 overall with the rout of the Lady Rockets (0-10, 3-15).

Hickory led 30-0 after the opening quarter and 51-5 at halftime and cruised to the win.

YSU recruit Nikki Arbanas fired in 25 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and had 5 steals to lead Hickory while Walsh recruit Holly Grober added 10 points, 8 boards, 5 assists and 2 blocks.

Also for Hickory, Nicole LaCava pulled down 9 rebounds, Reganne O’Brien and Brandi Beader had 4 rebounds each, Jasmine Shephard tallied 5 steals and Megan Chess dished out 4 assists.

Kaylee Deeter led Titusville with 5 points.

ä Kennedy Catholic 61, Commodore Perry 32 — At Sheakleyville, the visitng Lady Golden Eagles eased to the Region 1-A road rout, building a 59-19 bulge through 3 quarters.

Taylor Hood had a game-high 19 points and handed out a half-dozen assists, and Tatum Kress contributed a 7-point, 6-rebound, 5-assist line to key Kennedy (7-0, 15-2). Also, April Bociacn bucketed 13 points and snared a team-high 7 rebounds.

Kennedy connected on 26 of 57 field-goal attempts (45.6 percent).

For Commodore Perry (3-5, 10-9), Steph Vaughn and Shae Grinnell garnered a dozen points apiece.

ä Sharon 63, Greenville 25 — At Greenville, the visiting Lady Tigers mauled Greenville, building a 51-19 bulge entering the final frame en route to the Region 2-AA road rout.

For Sharon (9-1, 13-6), Mallory Torr and Tanayja Sanders scored 16 and 15 poitns, respectively, and Maggie Torr tallied 9. Also, ‘’Tina Jacoway contributed a 6-point, 3-steal, 3-assist, 4-rebound line, and Delisa Smith 8 points and 5 rebounds. Sanders snared a team-high 8 caroms, also, as Sharon swept the home-and-home regular-season series against Greenville (5-4, 8-9).

ä Wilmington 42, Sharpsville 36 (OT) — At New Wilmington, Sharpsville (4-6, 7-10) rallied to tie the game in the 2nd half, but fell in OT to the Lady Hounds (6-4, 12-7) in Region 2-AA action.

Sharpsville led 12-11 after the opening 8 minutes, but Wilmington charged back and took a 22-17 lead at halftime. The Blue Darlings then outscored Wilmington 19-14 in the 2nd half to force OT and then the Lady Hounds outscored the visitors 6-0 in the extra session.

Eugena Davies fired in a game-high 16 points, which included 4 treys, for the Blue Darlings, Emily Anderson added a dozen points and Maddie Przicina posted 4 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists.

Tessa Sikora had 15 to lead Wilmington and Cassidy Marett scored 12.

ä Grove City 46, Oil City 39 — At “The Eagle’s Nest,” Grove City (6-3, 11-6) trailed 15-9 after the opening quarter and 23-19 at the break, but outscored the Lady Oilers 15-4 in the 3rd frame and pulled away for the Region 5-AAA victory.

Jordyn Wyllie scored 13 points to lead Grove City and Brenna Deyarmin registered 11 markers.

Riley Davis led the way for Oil City (2-6, 10-7) with 13 points.

ä Sharon 49, Sharpsville 28 — Sometimes slow-starting Sharon High girls’ basketball team benefits from big 2nd-half bailouts. Saturday’s Region 2-AA matinee at Sharps-ville was just such a scenario.

Sharon shot 7 for 34 during the 1st half, and the Lady Tigers took a tenuous 16-11 margin at intermission. However a strong 2nd-half showing by Tanayja Sanders and Mallory Torr resulted in a 49-28 Lady Tigers’ triumph.

At Red Johnston Gymnasium, Sanders secured a game-high 18-point, 14-rebound double-double — 10 and 8, respectively, after intermission — while Mal Torr tallied all 11 of her points during the 2nd half. After misfiring on all 9 of her 1st-half floor shots, the torrid Torr tossed in 2 treys and 4 of her 6 third-period shots, staking Sharon to a 36-21 lead entering the 4th frame.

For Sharpsville (4-5, 7-9), Emily Anderson annexed a team-high 10 points and a half-dozen rebounds, while Maddie Przicina and Eugena Davies divided 14 additional points and Madison Sloan dished out 3 assists. Davies added a half-dozen rebounds, also, and she exemplified Sharpsville’s competitiveness. In spite of 8-for-33 shooting and 18 turnovers, the Blue Devils did not quit.

ä Reynolds 31, Rocky Grove 29 — At Transfer, coach Will Juranovich’s Lady Raiders improved to 4-2 in Region 1-A and 5-11 overall with the win over the Lady Orioles (3-3, 9-8).

Brooke Bresnan scored 11 points to lead Reynolds, which was 14-of-27 from the charity stripe while RG was 5-of-10.

Aleece Schiffer fired in a game-high 16 points for Rocky Grove.

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