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Youngsville girls top cross-county rival Sheffield in Erie

ERIE – The Youngsville and Sheffield girls basketball teams got a chance to experience playing on a much larger stage than they’re typically used to when the cross-county rivals squared off Saturday.

An offensive outburst in the second quarter helped the Eagles to a 58-33 win over the Wolverines at Erie Insurance Arena.

“We finally came to life,” Youngsville coach Andy Sveda. “We started moving the ball and getting open shots.”

While the offense was getting going, the defense was busy working on limiting Wolverine center Lexi Lyon. Freshman Andrea Sveda was tasked with matching up against the senior Lyon. Sveda held her own, limiting Lyon to just four points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the process.

“Sveda played a good game defensively,” Andy Sveda said.

While pleased with his team’s performance, Sveda said there are still things they need to clean up.

“We still need to work on taking care of the ball and having less turnovers,” he said.

Cait Craig led the Eagles with 18 points, while Emma Marino added 16 points in the win. Sveda had seven points to go along with her rebounds.

Mya Grubbs was the only Wolverine in double figures, netting 11 points. Eliza Davidson had eight points.

The Eagles hit the road today travelling to Corry for the annual Corry Christmas Tournament. They will play the Beavers at 7:30 p.m.

Sheffield next takes the court Jan. 3 when they host Tidioute.

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Mya Grubbs 3-4-6-11 (1), Marissa Grubbs 1-0-0-2, Leichtenberger 1-4-4-6, Davidson 4-0-0-8, Dunham 1-0-0-2, Lyon 1-2-6-4


Craig 5-6-11-18, Sveda 2-3-4-7, Marino 7-0-2-16, Hoffman 1-3-4-5, Weissinger 3-0-0-6, Dunn 1-0-0-2, Mineweaser 1-0-0-2, Slocum 1-0-0-2

By Quarters

Sheffield 4 6 10 13 – 33

Youngsville 9 21 14 14 – 58

Three-point FGs: Sheffield (1) – Mya Grubbs; Youngsville (4) – Craig (2), Marino (2)