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TCCS, Sheffield girls bested at home

The turnover differential is often one of the first things coaches point to following a loss.

The more turnovers you have, the harder it is to win.

That was certainly the case at Tidioute Charter Friday night. TCCS finished with more turnovers (32) than points scored in a 71-29 loss to North Clarion.

“Turnovers were at a high tonight and you can’t have turnovers against North Clarion,” TCCS coach Christy Valentine said. “Bad passes turn into fast breaks and easy buckets for such a strong team. (Our) 32 turnovers tonight were mostly bad passes and that won’t keep you in the game.”

The Bulldogs came back after a slow first quarter to trail 35-21 at the half, but North Clarion outscored TCCS 36-8 in the second half to run away with the win.

“Tonight the girls played extremely hard and continue to give full effort,” Valentine said.

Nakiesha Krouse and Angelina ‘Boo’ Sabella each had nine points to lead the Bulldogs.

“I am very pleased having different players score tonight,” Valentine said. “The girls needed that confidence boost going into Tuesday’s game versus Sheffield.”

Aspen Fors had six rebounds and four assists and Kelsey Nuttall added another six rebounds.

Abby Gatesman had a game-high 16 points for North Clarion.

North Clarion won the junior varsity game, 36-13.

Sabella led the Bulldogs with four points.

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North Clarion (71)

Bauer 1-1-2-1-6, Shaftie 0-1-2-0-3, Manross 4-0-6-3-11, Schmader 4-1-0-0-11, Carll 2-1-2-1-8, Gatesman 6-1-2-1-16, Meyers 1-0-0-0-2, Vanck 1-0-0-0-2, Sherman 3-0-0-0-6, Siegel 1-0-2-2-4, Grodo 0-0-2-1-2, Keichel 0-0-2-0-0, Cohlhepp 0-0-2-1-1

TCCS (29)

Krouse 0-3-0-0-9, Sabella 3-1-0-0-9, Proctor 2-0-0-0-4, Fors 0-0-0-0-0, Nuttall 1-0-3-0-2, Zofcin 0-0-2-1-1, Scaife 1-0-1-1-3, Pizer 0-0-0-0-0, Walter 0-0-2-1-1, Hulse 0-0-0-0-0

By quarters

North Clarion 19 16 27 9 – 71

TCCS 5 16 6 2 – 29

3-point FGs: North Clarion (5)-Bauer, Shaftie, Schmader, Carll, Gatesman. TCCS (4)-Krouse 3, Sabella.

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KANE 63, SHEFFIELD 13

The last thing a team struggling to find its offensive identity wants to do is play from behind.

But that’s exactly what happened to Sheffield in the Ralph J. Santo gymnasium Friday in a 63-13 loss to Kane. The Wolves got out to a 13-3 lead in the first quarter, and, for the second straight game, the Wolverines failed to register a point in the second quarter to trail 32-3 at the half. Kane buried seven of its 11 3-pointers in the first half.

“We didn’t close out on their shooters very well as the scorebook will show,” Sheffield coach Brandon Troutman said.

Hannah Brown hit six of those 3s to pour in a game-high 20 points. Ella Marconi added another 17 for the Wolves.

Lily Lauffenberger led the Wolverines with six points and Allison Schmader added four in the loss.

Sheffield is on the road today for a matinee class at Rocky Grove.

Kane won the junior varsity game, 47-11.

Annabel Sheldon and Kaylee Grubbs each had four points for Sheffield.

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Kane (63)

Brown 7-0-0-20, E. Marconi 7-3-7-17, Buchert 4-0-0-12, A. Marconi 2-0-0-4, Ely 1-0-0-3, Kaza 1-0-0-2, Wright 1-0-0-2, Swanson 0-1-4-1, Hillman 0-0-0-0, Young 0-0-0-0, Team 23-4-11-63

Sheffield (13)

Lauffenberger 3-0-0-6, Schmader 2-0-0-4, M. Grubbs 0-2-2-2, Leichtenberger 0-1-2-1, Sheldon 0-0-2-0, Brush 0-0-0-0, Lyon 0-0-0-0, Roell 0-0-0-0, K. Grubbs 0-0-0-0, McLaughlin 0-0-0-0, Team 5-3-6-13

By quarters

Kane 13 19 17 14 – 63

Sheffield 3 0 6 4 – 13

3-point FGs: Kane (11)-Brown 6, Buchert 4, Ely. Sheffield-None.

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