Tidioute girls roll past Forest Area
TIONESTA, Pa. – Nakiesha Krouse scored 20 points and Angelina ‘Boo’ Sabella had a career-high 17 as Tidioute Charter rolled past Forest Area, 53-22, in the consolation game of the Forest Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday.
The Lady Bulldogs outscored the Fires 19-3 in the first quarter and never looked back.
“After a disappointing loss against Smethport the girls came out hard and fast,” said Tidioute coach Christy Valentine. “We were pressuring full court to get a 19-3 advantage after the first quarter.
The girls took advantage of Forest turnovers and sloppy play.”
The Bulldogs built a 34-9 lead by halftime.
Krouse, who also had seven steals and four assists, was named to the all-tournament team and Sabella was stellar in every aspect of the game, collection six rebounds, eight assists and two steals to go along with her 17 points. Kelsey Nuttal and Shelby Proctor added four points each and Nuttal also pulled down 13 rebounds.
“I was pleased to be able to give our bench a lot of valuable minutes and proud of the girls for playing with such intensity,” Valentine said. “We have a lot to work on but the girls are up for the challenge. We open region play on Tuesday at Youngsville.”
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Krouse 6-2-2-2-20, Nuttall 2-0-0-0-4, Proctor 2-0-2-0-4, Sabella 7-1-0-0-17, Zofcin 0-0-0-0-0, Drukenbrod 0-0-0-0-0, Barnes 2-0-0-0-4, Curtin 2-0-0-0-4, Daelhousen 0-0-2-0-0,
Ginnery 1-0-0-0-2, Lander 2-0-2-1-5, Wagner 2-0-7-2-6, Clow 1-1-0-0-5, TeBay 1-0-0-0-2, Botowski 0-0-2-0-0, Culver 1-0-0-0-2
Tidioute 19 15 13 6 – 53
Forest 3 6 7 6 – 22
Three-point FGs: Tidioute (3) -Krouse 2, Sabella; Forest (1) – Clow
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FOREST 55, TIDIOUTE 36
Derek Klos scored 10 points and Dalton Kennedy added nine, but it wasn’t enough for Tidioute in a 55-36 loss to Forest in the consolation game.
The Bulldogs played strong defense early in the game, but were unable to consistently knock down shots.
“We started the game with some good defense and stopped some of their 3-point shooters early,” said Tidioute coach Rob Holmes. “We couldn’t get our 3’s to fall, going 4-for-14 from behind the arc. Derek Klos and Dalton Kennedy got into foul trouble with Derek fouling out midway through the fourth. The Fires did well at getting out on fast breaks and getting some easy layups.”
William Altman added eight points for the Bulldogs.
“It was nice to see more of our players get involved with five different players scoring,” noted Holmes. “Blake SaBella, William Altman, and Anthony Sabella all scored their first varsity points, so it was a big night for those young men. We had a better night offensively, but not as great defensively. We are going to try to put it all together Tuesday when we travel to Maplewood.”
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Klos 3-4-6-10, Kennedy 3-1-2-9, Altman 3-1-4-8, B. Sabella 1-2-4-5, Toomey 0-0-0-0, Martin 0-0-0-0, A. Sabella 2-0-0-4, Totals 12-8-16-36
B. Banks 0-0-2-0, Burke 6-5-8-17, Gillenwater 6-0-1-15, Eddy 4-1-2-9, Johnston 4-0-0-9, Kuntz 1-1-3, Dashner 1-0-0-3, Totals 17-7-16-55
Tidioute 5 5 11 15 – 36
Forest 12 9 18 16 – 55
Three-point FGs: Tidioute (4) – Kennedy 2, Altman, B. Sabella; Forest (5) – Gilenwater 3, Johnston, Dashner