Eisenhower, Sheffield girls drop road games

TITUSVILLE – The Lady Knights were unable to hold off Titusville in non-region action, falling to the Rockets by a final score of 30-25 Wednesday at Titusville High School.

“No excuses,” said Eisenhower coach Mike Logue, whose team falls to 5-2 overall. “This was our fourth game in seven days and none have been easy. We knew going in that all four would be a battle. Give the girls credit, they battled right to the end.”

Logue noted that a handful of missed chances could have given the Lady Knights a comfortable lead, but Titusville was able to hit 7-of-8 attempts from the foul line in the fourth quarter to wrap up the win.

Mallory Trumbull led Ike with 11 points and three steals in the loss. Emily McJunkin finished with five rebounds and Kirsten Baran blocked four shots.

The Lady Knights return to action at the Kane Christmas Tournament, opening against North Clarion on Dec. 29.

EISENHOWER (25)

Zortman 1 0-0 2, Nizzi 0 0-0 0, Trumbull 5 1-4 11, Lundmark 0 0-0 0, Mineweaser 1 2-4 4, McKown 0 0-0 0, McJunkin 0 0-0 0, Wagner 2 0-0 4, Baran 1 2-4 4. Totals 10 5-12 25.

TITUSVILLE (30)

Moore 2 0-0 4, Galmish 4 3-4 11, Donovan 3 0-2 6, Gates 0 4-5 4, Dieter 1 1-2 3, Kostenbauder 1 0-0 2. Totals 11 8-15 30.

Eisenhower 3 13 5 4 – 25

Titusville 9 4 2 15 – 30

3-pointers: E – none; T – none.

JOHNSONBURG?60,

SHEFFIELD?13

JOHNSONBURG Nicole Myers poured in 18 points and Cassidy King had 16 as Johnsonburg topped Sheffield 60-13 in an AML North battle Wednesday.

“We had no patience offensively, both against the press and in the half court game,” said Sheffield coach Brandon Troutman. “The press itself wasn’t anything new to us, but their physical style of play seemed to set us back, and we never recovered.”

Johnsonburg’s full court pressure led to an early 17-0 lead, before an Emily Knowles field goal and a Lexi Lyon free throw finally got the Lady Wolverines on the board.

“For a brief period of time, it seemed like we were going to settle in. We had a few possessions where we were patient against the press, we reversed the ball well, but we didn’t keep sharp mentally,” Troutman added. “Turnovers versus the press are tough enough to swallow, but our unforced turnovers in the half-court game really inhibited us from being productive tonight. We were careless with the ball, be it lob passes, or forcing passes into players that were tightly defended, it was not pretty, but luckily it’s behind us now.”

Sheffield finished the night with 27 turnovers, leading directly to 24 Johnsonburg points. “At the very least, we didn’t have effort issues tonight, all of our wrongs this evening are correctable, and I’m happy with that,” Troutman noted, “we’ll get back to work on Monday.”

The Lady Wolverines, now 0-8 (0-2 AML), look to get on the winning track after the Christmas Holiday, hosting Forest Area in a Tuesday matinee, varsity only contest at 3:30 pm.

SHEFFIELD (13)

S. Grubbs 2-0-2-4,Winn 1-0-0-2, M. Grubbs 0-0-0-0, Davidson 1-0-1-2, Isenberg 0-0-0-0, Lyon 0-1-2-1, Knowles 2-0-0-4, Totals 6-1-5-13

JOHNSONBURG (60)

Williams 2-1-2-5, Casilio 1-0-0-2, Myers 8-1-5-18, Wilson 0-0-2-0, King 8-0-0-16, Sherry 1-0-0-2, Dillinger 0-1-2-1, Watts 3-0-0-6, Perez-McGill 1-0-0-2, Hartnett 0-0-0-0, Lecker 1-0-0-2, Kocjancic 3-0-0-6, Totals 28-3-11-60

By Quarters

Sheffield 3 6 2 2 13

Johnsonburg 19 22 13 6 60

Three-pointers: Sheffield None; Johnsonburg (1) Myers