- Grove City, Pennsylvania


February 5, 2014


Mercer cans 10 treys in victory


Mercer County Area — Qayshawn Oliver led the Tigers (4-7, 7-9) with 16 points and 14 rebounds, while Hadari Baker had 12 points, 7 assists and 2 steals. Malik Gibson had 6 rebounds and 9 points.

Jason Clune had 27 points for Meadville (3-7, 5-10), including 7 treys.

ä Wilmington 66, Lakeview 62 — At New Wilmington, the Hounds (6-2, 11-7) edged the Sailors (1-7, 6-11) in a Region 2-AA thriller.

Wilmington led 15-14 after the opening 8 minutes, but Lakeview stormed back and took a 31-22 halftime lead. The ’Hounds pulled away in the 3rd by outscoring the Sailors 22-9.

Jordan Smith rifled in a game-high 24 points for Wilmington and Rocco Fagan added a dozen markers.

Brandon Rice scored 21 points for the Sailors and Austin Rice bucketed 20.

ä Mercer 67, Sharpsville 54 — At Red Johnston Gymnasium, Sharpsville, the visiting Mustangs mustered free-throw marksmanship en route to the Region 2-AA road win.

Mercer manufactured a 26 for 46 free-throw performance, compared with Sharpsville’s 10-for-16 sin stripe shooting.

Mercer led 43-42 entering the final frame, but the ’Steads sank 13 of 19 freebies during the final 8 minutes, led by Justin Schmid’s 10-for-15 accuracy. Schmid sank only 2 field goals, but finished with 16 points.

Also for Mercer (4-4, 9-8), Jon Scheidhauer, Logan Clarke and Nate Guiler garnered 19, 15 and 10 points, respectively.

For Sharpsville (3-6, 7-10), Kyle Kennedy connected for 21 points, Sage Barringer bucketed 14, and Tanner Morris mustered 10 markers.

ä Reynolds 45, Green-ville 34 — At Transfer, the Raiders of Coach Dan Kilgore survived a weak shooting night at the foul line to win the Region 2-AA contest.

“It was agonizing,” said Kilgore as his Raiders made only 13 of 27 at the charity stripe. “We had the lead, but we just couldn’t make a foul shot.”

Reynolds was on top 10-5 after the opening frame and led 21-16 at the half. The Raiders were up 37-21 at the fourth-quarter turn.

Garhett Frable led Reynolds (5-3, 12-4) with 21 points, including 7 of 10 at the foul line. Jacob Reimold added 11 points.

For Greenville (2-6, 8-8), Tyler Fattman set the pace with 10 points, while Trent McErlane added 9.

ä West Middlesex 71, Beaver Area 55 — At Beaver, coach Chad Mild’s Big Reds improved to 12-5 with the win over WPIAL Section 2-AAA Beaver Area (6-12).

Trey Staunch recorded a 21-point, 21-rebound performance for WM while Josh Porterfield also tallied a double-double with 16 points and 13 boards. Also, Ryan Dogan had 15 points for the Big Reds and Isaac Williams added a dozen markers.

Nicklaus Barney scored 16 to lead Beaver Area while Alex Rowse and Darius Wise had 10 points each.

ä Commodore Perry 65, Youngsville 34 — At Sheaklyville, the host Panthers kept the visitors winless (0-16) on the season in the non-region contest.

CP led 44-21 at intermission and never looked back in sweeping a pair of games from the Eagles.

CP moved to 8-8 on the year, led by Tyler McCracken with 17 points and Cody Beachy 16.

Lehnan led Youngsville with 13 points.

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