Sheffield falls to Johnsonburg

Sheffield’s Matt Dunham goes up for a shot during the first quarter of Tuesday’s game against Johnsonburg.

Johnsonburg outscored Sheffield 40-15 in the second and third quarters en route to a 65-37 win over the hosts on Tuesday in an AML North battle.

Sheffield hung early, trailing just 15-11 after the first quarter, but a switch to a 2-3 zone by the Rams (8-4 overall, 3-1 AML) proved to be effective.

“We hung with them real well early,” said Sheffield coach Mike Knapp. “They came out in a man defense and we shot well and were aggressive.”

Cale Albaugh, who scored a team-high 12 points, is battling through an ankle sprain, with Knapp saying ‘he’s trying to fight through it, but it’s tough.’

The Rams got a balanced effort from top to bottom in opening up the lead, with Kacey Raubenstrauch scoring 12 points to lead the way.

“They switched to the zone, and I told the kids I’ll take responsibility,” Knapp said. “We’ve worked on it in practice, but we need to work on it more. Being a young team, there’s a big difference between the kids that have some experience and others who don’t.”

Albaugh also had seven rebounds and Matt Dunham six assists.

The Wolverines return to action on Friday at Kane.

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JOHNSONBURG (65)

Gregori 1-0-0-3, Scholder 2-0-0-4, Raubenstrauch 5-2-4-12, Green 3-0-0-8, Lobaugh 4-0-0-8, Singer 5-1-1-11, Surra 4-0-0-8, Freeburg 1-2-2-4, Bliss 2-0-0-4, Watts 1-1-2-3, Totals 28-6-9-65

SHEFFIELD (37)

Albaugh 4-0-0-12, Camp 1-1-2-4, Dunham 1-0-0-2, Davidson 1-2-3-4, Hepinger 3-2-2-9, McGraw 1-0-0-2, McNeal 1-0-0-2, Lauffenburger 1-0-0-2, Totals 13-5-7-37

By Quarters

Johnsonburg 15 19 21 10 -65

Sheffield 11 9 6 10 – 37

Three-point FGs: Johnsonburg (3) – Green 2, Gregori; Sheffield (6) – Albaugh 4, Camp, Hepinger

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SAEGERTOWN 50, YOUNGSVILLE 35

SAEGERTOWN – Eli Draa scored 24 points to lead Saegertown to a 50-35 win over Youngsville in Region 3 action on Tuesday.

The Panthers led 17-11 at halftime and closed the game with a 19-11 spurt in the fourth quarter.

Timber Bower led the Eagles with 13 points.

Youngsville returns to action today, hosting Forest Area.

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YOUNGSVILLE (35)

Mack 1-0-0-2, Hendrickson 3-1-4-8, Myers 0-0-2-0, McAvoy 0-2-2-2, Peterson 3-1-2-7, Bower 4-2-6-13, Procter 0-0-0-0, Wilson 0-0-0-0, Olewine 1-0-0-3, Totals 11-6-16-35

SAEGERTOWN (50)

Chess 2-0-0-4, Siple 1-1-2-4, Rhoades 4-0-0-9, Sherry 1-1-2-3, Draa 9-3-3-24, Fuller 1-2-5-2, Sterger 0-2-3-2, Totals 18-9-15-50

By Quarters

Youngsville 6 4 14 11 – 35

Saegertown 8 9 14 19 – 50

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