Knights get first win of the season

Eisenhower’s Drew Williams drives strong to the basket as Saegertown’s Eli Draa steps in during the first half of Wednesday’s game.

A 22-point fourth quarter outburst propelled Eisenhower’s boys basketball team to its first win of the season Friday.

Jared Martone scored eight of his 12 points in the frame and the Knights defeated visiting Sheffield, 47-34.

Eisenhower (1-6) held single-digit leads at the end of each of the first three quarters. Drew Williams scored eight of his game-high 15 points in the first quarter to put the Knights ahead, 11-8 after the first eight minutes.

Mitch McNeal answered with eight of his team-high 11 points in the second quarter for the Wolverines (0-6), but the Knights had an 18-16 lead at the half.

Jacob Vinopal scored all six of Sheffield’s third quarter points, but Curt Darling led the Knights with five in the period and Eisenhower led 25-22 going into the final eight minutes.

Darling finished with eight points for Eisenhower, while Zane Alexander added five, Thakari Warren four and Caleb Robinault three in the win.

Tyler Hepinger had 10 points for the Wolverines. Vinopal chipped in eight and Tony Richards five in the loss.

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Sheffield (34)

McNeal 5-1-5-11, Hepinger 2-4-4-10, Vinopal 4-0-0-8, Richards 2-0-0-5, Kyler 0-0-0-0, Benjamin 0-0-0-0, Lavan 0-0-0-0, Albaugh 0-0-0-0, Team 13-5-9-34

Eisenhower (47)

Williams 5-2-5-15, Martone 4-3-5-12, Darling 3-0-0-8, Alexander 1-3-4-5, Warren 2-0-2-4, Robinault 1-1-2-3, Labowski 0-0-0-0, Macomb 0-0-0-0, Savko 0-0-0-0, Team 16-9-18-47

By quarters

Sheffield 8 8 6 12 – 34

Eisenhower 11 7 7 22 – 47

3-point FGs: Sheffield (3)-Hepinger 2, Richards. Eisenhower (6)-Williams 3, Darling 2, Martone.

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Jamestown Boys and Girls Club 57, Jamestown Bethel Baptist 55 (Thursday)

A trio of Warren County athletes nearly led Jamestown Bethel Baptist boys basketball to a win over the Jamestown Boys and Girls Club Thursday.

The JBGC hung on for a 57-55 win in an “extremely physical” contest at the JBGC. Zach Rohlin, Jerecho Johnson and Jared Younger each scored in double figures for Bethel.

“It’s a small gym and the officials let nearly everything go as JBGC played a very physical ‘street ball’ style game. It was one of the most physical games I have ever coached,” Bethel coach Rick Rohlin said. “I was super proud of our boys for staying composed and showing they could stand with anyone. These are great games for the development of our players.”

Zach Rohlin continued his hot hand with 16 points. Though his buzzer-beating 3-point shot rolled out Thursday, Rohlin has connected on 20 field goals from behind the arch in Bethel’s last five games. Johnson finished with 12 points and Younger added 10 in the loss. Stephen Brenner was strong defensively and on the glass for Bethel.

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