Youngsville girls roll past visiting Union City

Times Observer photo by Brian Hagberg Youngsville’s Sadie Hoffman (33) skys for a layup during the first half of a game against Union City at Youngsville High School, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Hoffman had 12 points to help lead the Eagles to a 42-26 Region 2 win over the Bears.

The Youngsville Lady Eagles took almost a full quarter to find their rhythm Thursday night, but once they did, they rolled past visiting Union City, 42-26.

It took 2:22 for the Eagles to get on the board, and they were up just 8-3 after the first quarter.

“Once we start making shots, we’re ok,” Youngsville coach Andy Sveda said.

Youngsville (2-8 overall, 2-3 Region 2) started connecting from the field in the second. Erin Dunn and Sadie Hoffman got the Eagles rolling offensively and Megan Foley came up with a number of blocks in the paint to keep the Bears (2-8, 0-5) from mounting a comeback.

“Erin Dunn played well,” Sveda said. “She was getting some good shots and Megan was good tonight underneath.”

Times Observer photo by Brian Hagberg Youngsville’s Kamryn Weissinger (22) puts up a jump shot over a host of Union City defenders during the second half of their game at Youngsville High School, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. The Eagles picked up a Region 2 win with a 42-26 defeat of the Bears.

The Eagles led 18-9 at the half.

Eliza Reynolds hit a 3-pointer coming out of the break, then connected on another later in the quarter to cut the deficit to three at 22-19 with 2:38 to play in the period. Youngsville closed strong and led 28-22 going into the final eight minutes.

With Hoffman running the point, the Eagles methodically began pulling away in the fourth and had a 38-25 advantage midway through the frame.

“As Sadie goes, we go,” Sveda said. “I told her when she’s pushing the ball she’s got to look and see the floor. She did that tonight.”

Dunn led the Eagles with a game-high 14 points. Hoffman finished with 12 and Foley eight.

Times Observer photo by Brian Hagberg Youngsville’s Megan Foley (34) battles Union City’s Marissa Mattocks (33) for a loose ball during the second half of their Region 2 game at Youngsville High School, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.

Reynolds scored eight of her team-high 12 points in the third quarter for the Bears.

Youngsville travels to Iroquois Saturday for another Region 2 matchup.

Youngsville won the junior varsity contest, 33-21.

Chloe Senz and Mia Rafalski each had seven points in the win.

– – –


Reynolds 4-2-2-12, Prayer 3-0-0-6, Zielinski 2-2-4-6, Mattocks 0-2-4-2, Murphy 0-0-2-0, Gates-Bauersox 0-0-0-0, Team 9-6-12-26.


Dunn 6-2-2-14, Hoffman 6-0-0-12, Foley 4-0-2-8, Weissinger 2-2-8-6, Rafalski 1-0-0-2, Stevenson 0-0-1-0, Sherrard 0-0-0-0, Team 19-4-13-42

By quarters

Union City 3 9 13 4 – 26

Youngsville 8 10 10 14 – 42

3-point FGs: Union City (2)-Reynolds 2. Youngsville-None.

– – –


COCHRANTON, Pa. – Cochranton outscored visiting Tidioute 38-6 in the second half en route to a 69-22 Region 2 win Thursday.

After giving up 11 points in the first quarter, the Cardinals held the Bulldogs to single digits in each of the remaining three frames.

“The girls need to keep the intensity level they played the first quarter throughout the entire game,” TCCS coach Christy Valentine said. “We lose momentum and stamina and dig ourselves into holes that can’t be dug out of.”

Cochranton (6-4 overall, 4-2 Region 2) held a 31-16 advantage at the half over TCCS (1-7, 0-5).

“Each and every game is a learning experience,” Valentine said. “We obviously need to shoot the ball more so we can score more.”

Krouse finished with a team-high 14 points with four rebounds and three assists.

“Nakiesha (Krouse) was hot in the first half and continues to distribute the ball better,” Valentine said.

Kelsey Nuttall added four rebounds in the loss.

Cochranton won the junior varsity game, 37-6.

Angelina Sabella led the Bulldogs with four points.

– – –

TCCS (22)

Krouse 1-4-0-0-14, Henderson 1-0-0-0-2, Proctor 1-0-0-0-2, Nuttall 0-0-0-0-0, Sabella 1-0-0-0-2, Fors 0-0-0-0-0, Zofcin 1-0-0-0-2, Team 5-4-0-0-22


Martinec 4-2-0-0-14, Egli 2-0-2-0-4, Hiles 3-0-2-1-7, Wright 7-0-0-2-14, Myers 1-0-0-0-2, Moore 1-5-2-2-21, Miller 3-0-2-1-7, Team 21-7-8-6-69

By quarters

TCCS 11 5 4 2 – 22

Cochranton 20 11 24 14 – 69

3-point FGs: TCCS (4)-Krouse 4. Cochranton (7)-Moore 5, Martinec 2.