Eisenhower, Youngsville girls drop tourney games

KANE – The trio of Alexis Constantino, Wendy Beveridge and KK Girvan combined for 54 points as Clarion knocked off Eisenhower 62-33 in the opening round of the Kane Christmas Tournament.

A 19-7 run in the second quarter put Clarion (2-4) up 16 at halftime, and they maintained control throughout the second half.

“Tonight we had trouble with their dribble-drive offense and staying in front of their three guards – Beveridge, Constantino and Girvan,” said Eisenhower coach Mike Logue. “They were able to convert off of a lot of turnovers as well.”

Emily Wheeler, Eisenhower’s (3-4) leading scorer on the young season, finished in double figures with 12 points.

The Lady Knights will meet host Kane in the consolation game tomorrow at 6 p.m., as North Clarion came back for a 61-49 win over the Lady Wolves in a battle of early-season unbeatens.

Eisenhower’s JV team will play for the tournament championship against North Clarion after earning a 34-26 win over Clarion.

Shelby Kuzminski and Caroline Smelko had eight points each.

The JV game will be at 4:30 p.m. today, followed by the varsity at 6 p.m. in the consolation game.

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CLARION (62)

Constantino 7-8-8-22, Girvan 7-1-2-15, Beveridge 6-4-4-17, Rudesyle 2-0-0-4, Troese 1-0-0-2, Acey 1-0-0-2, Totals

EISENHOWER (33)

Giannini 2-1-2-5, Garris 2-0-1-4, Kuzminski 1-0-0-2, Mineweaser 1-0-0-2, Peterson 3-0-0-6, Wheeler 5-2-4-12, Frederick 1-0-0-2, Nizzi, Renninger, Chase, Spicer, Courtney

By Quarters

Clarion 14 19 15 14 – 62

Eisenhower 10 7 8 8 – 33

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JV: Eisenhower 34, Clarion 26

Eisenhower scoring: Kuzminski 8, Smelko 8, Renninger 6, Wheeler 4, Green 4, Chase 2, Courtney 2

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CORRY CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT

CORRY 56, YOUNGSVILLE 31

CORRY – Haley Kurelowech scored 22 points and Alexis Cubero had 17 to lift host Corry to a 56-31 win over Youngsville.

Andrea Sveda and Cait Craig had eight points each for Youngsville.

The Lady Eagles will take on Clymer (NY) in the consolation game today. Clymer fell to Seneca 43-32.

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