WCCS girls win opener

Kiara Baker scored nine points to lead a balanced effort as the Warren County Christian School girls picked up a 32-14 win over Erie Bethel in their season opener on Friday.

The Lady Lions return to action on Monday.

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WCCS (32)

McKenna Phelps 3-2-0-6, Delaney Nizzi 1-1-4-3, Kiara Baker 4-1-2-9, Shelby Kuzminski 2-1-2-5, Cammie Ceouse 4-0-0-8, Lydia Larson 0-0-0-0, Haley Kuzminski 0-1-2-1, Totals 14-4-12-32

ERIE BETHEL (14)

Rose 4-1-2-9, Watson 2-1-1-5, 6-3-2-1

By Quarters

WCCS 6 7 10 9 – 32

Bethel 4 5 4 1 – 14

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KANE 64, SHEFFIELD 15

KANE, Pa. – Ella Marconi, who early this season became Kane’s all-time leading scorer, poured in 19 points to lead the Lady Wolves to a 64-15 win over visiting Sheffield on Friday.

Annabel Sheldon had nine points to pace Sheffield.

“We didn’t match intensity from the start,” said Sheffield coach Brandon Troutman. “We played too hesitant to be successful against a team of that caliber. I challenged the kids to buckle down defensively in second half and our help side defense was improved.

“Offensively, we aren’t attacking the rim, and when we attack we aren’t using full vision of the court and turn the ball over quite a bit when help defense slides in.”

Sheffield returns to action Monday at Elk County Catholic.

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SHEFFIELD (15)

Sheldon 4-1-4-9, Dunham 2-0-0-4, Lauffenburger 1-0-0-2, Schmader 0-0-0-0, Bailey 0-0-0-0, Brush 0-0-0-0, Nelson 0-0-0-0, Lyon 0-0-0-0, M. Grubbs 0-0-0-0, McCracken 0-0-0-0, Roell 0-0-0-0, Gregerson 0-0-0-0, Totals 7-1-6-15

KANE (64)

Marconi 9-1-1-19, Buhl 3-0-0-9, Bucheit 1-0-0-2, Hillman 5-0-1-10, Saf 1-0-0-3, Brown 1-0-0-2, Ely 1-0-0-2, Koza 1-0-0-2, A. Marconi 4-2-2-10, Swanson 1-2-2-4, Young 0-1-4-1, Wright 0-2-4-2, Totals 26-8-14-64

By Quarters

Kane 24 22 10 8 – 64

Sheffield 2 4 8 1 – 15

Three-point FGs: Kane (4) – Buhl 3, Saf; Sheffield – None

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BOYS

UNION CITY 63, EISENHOWER 16

UNION CITY, Pa. – Eisenhower hung with Union City for a half, but a big third quarter helped the Bears to a 63-16 victory over the Knights.

Eisenhower (1-9 overall, 0-2 Region 3) hung with the Region 3-leading Bears for the first 16 minutes, trailing by just 2, 12-10 at the end of the first quarter and 22-14 at haltime.

“That was the best half we’ve played all season,” said Eisenhower coach Ryan Williams.

But Union City was simply dominant in the second half, going on a 41-2 run.

Brayden Kinney led Union City (7-2, 3-0) with 18 points, while Miles Parker had 12 and Andrew Hoban 11.

Zane Alexander had six to pace the Knights.

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EISENHOWER (16)

Williams 1-1-2-4, Darling 1-0-0-2, Robinault 2-0-0-4, Venman 0-0-0-0, Alexander 3-0-0-6, Labowski 0-0-0-0, Benson 0-0-0-0, Savko 0-0-0-0, Martone 0-0-0-0, Warren 0-0-0-0, Totals 7-1-2-16

UNION CITY (63)

J. Higley 3-2-3-8, B. Higley 3-0-0-6, Dufala 1-0-0-2, Kinney 7-4-6-18, Hoban 4-0-0-11, Bijaczko 2-0-0-4, Parker 5-2-3-12, K. Hornaman 1-0-0-2, Eliason 0-0-0-0, DeSimone 0-0-0-0, Uber 0-0-0-0, B. Hornaman 0-0-0-0, Totals 26-8-12-63

By Quarters

Eisenhower 10 4 2 0 – 16

Union City 12 10 31 10 – 63

Three-point FGs: Eisenhower (1) – Williams; Union City (3) – Hoban 3

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