MERCER COUNTY AREA —
ä Mercer 61, Lakeview 21 — At Stoneboro Monday, the visiting Lady M’s mustered the Region 2-AA road rout. Mercer mounted a 41-12 margin at intermission.
For the Lady M’s (7-2, 14-5), Megan McKinney manufactured a game-high 21 markers and Adelyn Cook connected for a trio of treys en route to 15 points for her father, 2nd-year Mercer mentor Aaron Cook.
Leading Lakeview (1-9, 5-14) was Casey Stringer, who scored 10.
ä Central Tech 85, George Junior Republic 73 — At Grove City Monday, the Falcons led 23-18 after 8 minutes, 46-32 at halftime and went on to notch the non-region win over GJR (5-12).
Eugene Husband rifled in 32 points for Tech.
Dominic Barnes led GJR with 22 points, Quamere Boggs scored 17, Ron Pearson tallied 13 points and O’Shay Toney added 12.
ä Hickory 71, Grove City 49 — At “The Eagles Nest” in Grove City, the Hornets (10-1, 14-3) maintained their lead in Region 5-AAA by outscoring GC 21-15 in the 3rd quarter and 20-5 in the 4th.
Vinnie Mastrian rifled in 21 points to lead Hickory while Anthony Cannone registered 17 points, 5 rebounds and dished out 5 assists. Also, Donté Green had 12 points and Matt Votino added 11 markers.
Matt Thrasher led Grove City (2-10, 4-13) with 15 points and Danny Torok bucketed 14.
ä Meadville 66, George Junior Republic 49 — At “The House of Thrills” in Meadville Friday, Donté Hollingsworth rifled in 25 points as the host Bulldogs (8-4, 12-5) beat the Tigers (3-9, 5-11) in a Region 5-AAA clash.
Also for Meadville, Zak Price buried 4 treys en route to 15 points while Jason Clune added 11 markers.
Quamere Boggs fired in 17 points to pace GJR, Ron Pearson tallied a dozen and Malik Gibson contributed 10 markers.
ä Lakeview 66, Wilmington 40 — At Stoneboro Friday, the Sailors of coach Gary Burke continued their impressive march toward the playoffs with the Region 2-AA triumph.
Lakeview led 21-14 after one period and 36-24 at halftime. The Sailors extended the margin to 55-35 at the 4th quarter turn.
Casey Greggs pumped in 19 points and had 7 rebounds and 9 assists for Lakeview (8-1, 16-2). Dalton Boggs added 14 points, 8 assists and 4 steals, while Brandon Rice also tallied 14 points and Coty Gander 10.
For Wilmington (2-6, 5-12), Jordan Smith scored 14 points,while Nate Anthony added 12.
ä Mercer 66, Sharpsville 60 — At Sharpsville, the Mustangs pulled off an upset in a Region 2-AA clash that hampers the Blue Devils’ playoff hopes. The Mustangs rallied from behind in the final frame, outscoring the home team 21-13 for the victory.
The Mustangs (3-6, 6-11) were powered by Logan Clarke with 28 points, while Vik Rymniak added 13. Both were clutch at the charity stripe, with Clarke nailing 10 of 11 and Rymniak 9 of 10. Mercer had a huge margin at the foul line, canning 23 of 31, while Sharpsville made 3 of 5 attempts.
For Sharpsville (4-5, 10-7), Tyler Luchey hit 15 points, Taylor Lenzi 12 and Kyle Kennedy 11.