Eisenhower girls beat Youngsville for second time

A rivalry was renewed on the hardwood at Eisenhower High School Friday night.

The Lady Knights and Youngsville Lady Eagles battled for 32 minutes. In the end, the combination of Emiley Wheeler and Lydia Giannini proved too much as they led the Knights to a 44-27 win. Both players registered a double-double.

“It was everything a rivalry game is supposed to be,” Eisenhower coach Mike Logue said. “It was two teams who played hard for 32 minutes. I thought both played well at times, and both were sloppy at times. I enjoyed it, it was a very good game.”

The game was tight through the first half as Eisenhower (6-9 overall, 4-6 Region 2) held just a 3-point lead after the first quarter and was up 25-17 at the half. The Knights outscored the Eagles (4-12, 3-7) 13-4 in the third quarter to put the final margin between the teams.

Wheeler (18 points, 10 rebounds) and Giannini (15 points, 19 rebounds) were dominant inside, and that also opened opportunities for other players.

“They played a zone,” Logue said. “We were trying to overload one side because we figured they couldn’t guard both without leaving the other side open. It gave (Delaney) Chase a good look and (Alexis) Courtney an open shot.”

Wheeler was also tasked with trying to slow Youngsville’s Sadie Hoffman defensively. The junior guard did put up 10 points, but Logue said he was happy with the effort.

“We put Wheeler on Hoffman because we feel she’s our best defender,” Logue said. “We tried to slow her down. When Wheeler got tired, we switched to Chase. I was very pleased with the defensive job they did.”

Erin Dunn led the Eagles with 11 points.

“Dunn came through for them,” Logue said.

Logue said earlier in the season that one of the ways in which he guages his team’s season is how they perform against other Warren County schools. The Knights are 5-0 against Warren County so far, with one game remaining, and are averaging a 24.6-point margin of victory in those contests.

“We’re pleased with where we’re at right now,” Logue said. “We’ve got a groupl that’s skilled and plays well together, and it shows.”

Eisenhower wraps up its Warren County schedule with a trip to Tidioute Charter Tuesday. The game is the second in a double-header. The Tidioute boys host Commodore Perry at 6 p.m., with the girls scheduled to tip-off at 7:30 p.m. Both contests are varsity only.

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Youngsville (27)

Dunn 4-3-4-11, Weissinger 3-0-0-6, Hoffman 5-0-0-10, Foley 0-0-2-0, Stevenson 0-0-0-0, Lindell 0-0-0-0, Team 12-3-6-27

Eisenhower (44)

Wheeler 6-6-12-18, Chase 2-0-0-5, Sleeman 0-2-2-2, Courtney 2-0-0-4, Giannini 6-3-6-15, Beaver 0-0-0-0, Renninger 0-0-0-0, Strausser 0-0-0-0, Olson 0-0-0-0, Mohney 0-0-0-0, Smith 0-0-0-0, Team 16-11-20-44

By quarters

Youngsville 8 9 4 6 – 27

Eisenhower 11 14 13 6 – 44

3-point FGs: Youngsville-None. Eisenhower (1)-Chase.

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JV: YOUNGSVILLE 29, EISENHOWER 9

Youngsville won the junior varsity contest, 29-9.

Mia Rafalski and Taylor Carrington each had eight points in the win.

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Youngsville (29)

Stevenson 2-0-0-4, Senz 0-2-6-2, Lindell 1-2-6-4, Chase 0-1-4-1, Goss 1-0-0-2, Carrington 4-0-2-8, Rafalski 3-2-3-8, Team 11-7-21-29

Eisenhower (9)

Beaver 1-0-2-2, Olson 0-1-2-1, Mohney 0-1-2-1, Sleeman 2-0-4-4, Smith 0-1-4-1, Strausser 0-0-0-0, Team 3-3-14-9

By quarters

Youngsville 5 7 11 6 – 29

Eisenhower 3 0 2 4 – 9

3-point FGs: None.

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DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 57, SHEFFIELD 17

DUBOIS, Pa. – Sheffield fell on the road to DuBois Central Catholic 57-17 on Friday. Lily Lauffenburger led Sheffield with six points.

“Down to just eight healthy kids tonight,” said Sheffield coach Brandon Troutman. “All played JV and varsity games; made for a lot of ball. In varsity game, we were slow and sluggish to start but came alive and made some things happen.

“Got some quality looks most of the game, just shot poorly. We rushed some pretty open looks, but we took the shots and that’s a step in right direction. Still not where I’d like us to be in caring for the ball, but we got some looks at the basket against the DCC zone, looks that we haven’t been aware of or recognized, and that was an important step forward.”

The Lady Wolverines return to action on Tuesday, hosting Johnsonburg.

SHEFFIELD (17)

Schmader 1-0-0-3, Lauffenburger 3-0-0-6, M. Grubbs 1-0-2-2, Dunham 1-0-0-2, McLaughlin 1-0-0-2, Brush 1-0-0-2, Lyon 0-0-0-0, Roell 0-0-0-0, Totals 7-0-2-17

DUBOIS CC (57)

Sabatose 1-1-2-3, Liruble 3-0-0-6, A. Pettenati 3-0-4-7, H. Pettenati 0-1-2-1, Gulvas 3-0-0-6, Kosko 4-0-0-8, Swalligan 4-2-2-10, Gogley 4-1-2-10, Semancik 3-0-0-6, Totals 25-5-12-57

By Quarters

Sheffield 2 5 8 2 – 17

DuBois CC 17 17 8 15 – 57

Three-point FGs: Sheffield (1) – Schmader; DCC (2) – A. Pettenati, Gogley

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