Sheffield boys, Youngsville girls drop games

Sheffield’s Matt Dunham puts in a layup against Jamestown during the consolation game of the 2017 Sheffield Tip-Off Tournament at Sheffield High School, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Dunham’s 15 points weren’t enough as the Wolverines fell to the Muskies, 52-43.

bhagberg@timesobserver.com

For three quarters Saturday evening, Sheffield’s boys basketball team was able to contain Jamestown’s low post duo of Austin Smith and Darian Keyser.

The pair took over the fourth quarter; however, as they combined for 19 points in the final stanza to lead the Muskies to a 52-43 win in the consolation game of the 2017 Sheffield Tip-Off Tournament.

Before their fourth quarter outburst Smith and Keyser had five and three points, respectively, in the game. Smith finished with a game high16 and Keyser 11.

“They were able to get the ball in more to their traditional post up,” Sheffield coach Mike Knapp said. “We had some guys in foul trouble and they were very conscious of that and took advantage.”

Yougsville’s Emma Marino puts up a shot with a Port Allegany defender in her face during their game in the 2017 Sheffield Tip-Off Classic at Sheffield High School, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Marino had nine points, but the Gators came away with a 49-40 win over the Eagles.

The Wolverines forced the Muskies to settle for midrange and perimeter shots for most of the first half as they crowded the paint to make life difficult for Jamestown.

The Muskies weren’t able to take advantage of those jumpers as they couldn’t connect on a 3-point shot until Nicholas College knocked one down with four minutes to go in the half.

Matt Dunham helped lead the Wolverines to an 18-12 halftime lead, scoring eight of his 15 points in the first half.

Sheffield got off to a rough start in the second half. A shooting foul, turnover, Muskie field goal, Wolverine missed layup and a Jacob Rhoades 3-point play got Jamestown even with Sheffield at 18-18 less than two minutes into the half. The rest of the third quarter was played evenly, with Sheffield emerging with a 30-28 lead before Smith and Keyser took over the fourth.

Sheffield’s Cale Albaugh finished with a double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

Youngsville’s Andrea Sveda goes up for a layup during a game against Port Allegany in the 2017 Sheffield Tip-Off Classic at Sheffield High School, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

The senior also had five steals and four assists. Dunham had four steals to go along with his team-high 15 points and Luke Davidson snagged 10 rebounds in the loss.

“Luke was battling some trees in there,” Knapp said.

Knapp was equally as impressed by the intangibles those three players displayed during the tournament.

“They provided incredible leadership,” he said. “I liked the effort level. We’re inexperienced, but learning. We’re going to have some growing pains.”

The Wolverines host Otto-Eldred Wednesday.

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JAMESTOWN (52)

J. Rhoades 3-2-2-10, Urbansky 3-1-2-7, Steadman 0-1-2-1, Smith 7-2-3-16, Graham 1-2-4-3, Gonzalez 0-0-0-0, E. Rhoades 0-0-0-0, College 1-0-0-3, Dudley 0-0-0-0, Keyser 3-5-8-11

SHEFFIELD (43)

Dunham 7-1-2-15, Albaugh 3-7-11-13, Davidson 0-0-2-0, Kyler 1-3-4-5, Hepinger 1-1-2-3, McGraw 1-0-0-2, McNeal 1-3-4-5, Lauffenberger 0-0-0-0, Benson 0-0-0-0, Filegar 0-0-0-0, Johnson 0-0-0-0, Russo 0-0-0-0, Vinopal 0-0-0-0

By Quarters

Jamestown 4 8 16 24 – 52

Sheffield 9 9 12 13 – 43

3-point FGs: Jamestown (3) – J. Rhoades (2), College; Sheffield (0)

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PORT ALLEGANY 49, YOUNGSVILLE 40

Port Allegany broke open what had been a close game with a 13-0 run to start the second half and the Gators held on for a 49-40 win over Youngsville in the 2017 Sheffield Tip-Off Classic Saturday.

The Gators turned a 4-point halftime lead into a 17-point advantage through the first five minutes of the second half.

Youngsville’s Sadie Hoffman hit a pair of free throws with just over three minutes to play in the quarter to stop the run, and the Eagles were able to find some offensive rhythm from that point. But the lead proved insurmountable.

“Our man-to-man defense lapsed,” Youngsville coach Andy Sveda said. “(Cailey Barnett) was killing us. She beat our man defense up front and the help didn’t cover.”

The teams were evenly matched through the first half, playing to a 12-12 tie in the first quarter and a late field goal put the Gators up 24-20 at halftime.

“We’re trying to run our play design,” Sveda said. “When we do that, our shots fall. It’s just getting the girls to do that (every time down).”

Barnett led all scorers with 27 points.

Cait Craig had a team-high 10 points for Youngsville, while Hoffman and Emma Marino added nine each.

“This weekend was a positive,” Sveda said. “We played well. We still have a long way to go, but we know what we need to work on.”

The Eagles will travel to Iroquois Wednesday.

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YOUNGSVILLE (40)

Craig 1-8-8-10, Sveda 3-0-0-6, Marino 2-5-5-9, Hoffman 3-3-3-9, Weissinger 1-0-0-2, Foley 0-0-0-0, Dunn 2-0-1-4, Stevenson 0-0-0-0, Slocum 0-0-0-0, Sherrard 0-0-0-0, Rowland 0-0-0-0

PORT ALLEGANY (49)

Sprankle 3-0-0-6, E. Stauffer 0-2-2-2, B. Garzel 2-0-0-4, Daniels 1-0-0-2, Barnett 11-4-6-27, L. Garzel 2-0-0-4, Roys 1-0-0-2, J. Stauffer 0-0-0-0, Lanniger 1-0-0-2, Stepp 0-0-0-0, Robinson 0-0-0-0

By Quarters

Youngsville 12 8 10 10 – 40

Port Allegany 12 12 17 8 – 49

3-point FGs: Youngsville (0); Port Allegany (1) – Barnett

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