Eisenhower picks up region road win

UNION CITY- Eisenhower hit the road to pick up a 49-34 Region 3 victory over Union City on Monday.

Leading 18-15 at halftime, the Lady Knights (3-2, 1-1 in Region 3) outscored the hosts 15-6 in the third quarter to take control of the game.

“We started to take control in the second, but they hit a three right at the buzzer to cut the lead to three,” said Ike coach Mike Logue. “Then in the third we really took charge.”

Eisenhower got a balanced scoring effort in the victory. Lydia Giannini just missed a double-double, scoring nine points while grabbing ten boards and blocking two shots. Peyton Mineweaser scored six points, dished out four assists, added four steals, and grabbed four rebounds, while Delaney Nizzi added five points, five steals, four assists, four rebounds, and took two charges.

The Lady Knights will play again Thursday at Cranberry in a non-region game.

Union City took the JV game, 41-38. Shelby Kuzminski scored 11 points for Eisenhower.

Eisenhower (49):

Nizzi 2 1-1 5, Frederick 0 0-2 0, Wheeler 4 1-4 9, Spicer 2 0-0 4, Peterson 3 1-2 7, Mineweaser 3 0-2 6, Garris 3 0-2 6, McKown 1 1-1 3, Ginianni 4 1-3 9. Chase 0 0-0 0

Union City (34):

Murphy 1 0-1 3, Zelinski 2 2-2 6, Keane 5 0-1 11, Higly 0 0-2 0, Connat 1 0-0 2, Reynolds 4 5-8 14.

By Quarters

E 8 10 15 16 – 49

U 5 10 6 14 – 34

3-Pointers: E-None. U- Murphy 1, Keane 1, Reynolds 1.

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ERIE 48, WARREN 19

ERIE-Warren jumped out to a 4-0 lead to start the game, but couldn’t match Erie’s physicality as the Royals defeated the Dragons, 48-19, Monday.

“It’s physical every time we go up there,” Warren coach Lisa LaVan said. “We did not handle the physicality. Our rebounding was atrocious. We were outworked and we were outmuscled.”

Defensively, the Dragons limited Jamiya Eaddy to just eight points. The senior point guard was averaging 23 points per game coming into the contest.

“We just gave them so many second chance points,” LaVan said. “When you give a team second chance points, they’re going to get you.”

Conversely, Warren’s leading scorer, Margo Loutzenhiser also averaging 23 points per game coming in, was held to just five points.

“One person can’t do it,” LaVan said. “We didn’t execute on offense and had some dumb turnovers. We can’t run (anything). It’s frustrating as a coach because we’re more than capable.”

Loutzenhiser had eight rebounds to go along with her five points. Rachel Wilson had seven rebounds and two points.

Things won’t get any easier for the Dragons as they host Mercyhurst Prep Thursday.

“We made our schedule brutal, and it doesn’t get any easier,” LaVan said. “It’s back to the drawing board. We play one of the best defenses in District 10 Thursday.”

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WARREN (19)

Childress 1-0-0-2, Lupole 0-0-0-0, Wood 1-0-0-2, Hultberg 0-1-2-1, Stuart 2-1-2-5, Wilson 0-2-4-2, Nebinski 1-0-2-2, Loutzenhiser 2-1-1-5, Mastin 0-0-0-0, Paris 0-0-0-0, Neuriter 0-0-0-0, Citro 0-0-0-0

ERIE (48)

Roberts 1-0-0-2, Bejamin 2-0-0-4, Gore 5-0-0-10, Henderson 3-0-0-8, Snyder 2-0-0-5, Eddy 4-0-0-8, Johnson 1-0-0-2, Harman 4-1-3-9

By Quarters

Warren 4 7 4 4 – 19

Erie 10 15 11 12 – 48

Three-point FGs: Warren (0); Erie (3) – Henderson (2), Snyder

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MAPLEWOOD 68, YOUNGSVILLE 30

Youngsville ran into an extremely tough Maplewood team on Monday night, falling 68-30 at Youngsville High School.

“They (Maplewood) are a pretty good team,” said Youngsville coach Andy Sveda. “I don’t think they’re 38 points better than we are, but tonight they were. 18 turnovers never helps.”

Maplewood (5-0, 2-0 in Region 3) scored 21 points in each of the first two quarters to take a demanding 42-13 lead into halftime.

Caitlyn Craig led the Lady Eagles (2-2, 1-1) with 11 points, and Andrea Sveda and Kamryn Weissinger added six each.

Youngsville plays again Saturday, facing Sheffield.

Maplewood (68):

Hunter 5 2-2 12, Varndell 7 2-2 16, Snyder 5 0-0 11, Roser 4 3-4 15, C. Mangus 1 2-2 4, Thomas 3 1-2 8, Atkins 1 0-0 2. Thomas 0 0-2 0.

Youngsville (30):

Craig 3 6-12 11, Sveda 2 2-2 6, Marino 1 0-0 2, Hoffman 2 0-0 4, Weissinger 3 0-0 6, Dunn 0 1-2 1.

By Quarters

M- 21 21 17 9 – 68

Y- 4 9 8 8 – 30

3-Pointers: M- Snyder 1, Roser 4, Thomas 1. Y- None.

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