Eisenhower falls to Harbor Creek

FAIRVIEW – The Eisenhower Knights left the Fairview Tip-Off Tournament 0-2 after a 42-37 setback to Harbor Creek in the consolation game on Saturday, but nevertheless saw a lot of progress against some really good competition.

Senior Jaydon Hayes, after exiting Friday’s game against Fairview early due to injury, had a monster game with 24 points.

The Knights battled back from a 14-6 early deficit to tie the game at the half, but the Huskies had just a little too much over the final 16 minutes.

“It’s early in the year and that was a good game for us to have,” said Eisenhower coach Ryan Williams. “We’re going to keep learning and getting better.”

The Knights also lost the JV game, 47-37. Jared Martone had 10 points to lead Ike.

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EISENHOWER (37)

Smelko 1-0-0-2, Myer 0-0-0-0, Z. Fincher 0-1-2-1, Warren 0-0-0-0, Hayes 6-11-13-24, Williams 2-0-0-6, A. Fincher 1-0-0-2, Venman 1-0-0-2, Totals 10-13-15-37

HARBOR CREEK (42)

Ennis 4-0-0-10, Roces 0-0-0-0, Johnnson 3-7-8-13, West 1-0-0-3, Stanyard 0-2-3-2, Barney 8-0-2-16, Kutz 0-0-0-0, Totals 16-7-13-42

By Quarters

Eisenhower 6 14 5 12 – 37

Harbor Creek 14 6 9 13 – 42

Three-point FGs: Eisenhower (3) – Williams 2, Hayes; Harbor Creek (3) – Ennis 2, West 1

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Eagles split at Forest Tip-Off

TIONESTA – The Youngsville boys basketball team split its season opening games at the Forest Tip-Off Classic on Saturday.

In the first game, the Eagles led for three quarters before falling late to Austin, 69-56.

They rallied in the second game, however, to handle host Forest Area, 61-36.

Box scores will be published in Tuesday’s edition of the Times Observer.

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