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Youngsville falls to Maplewood; Ike tops Tidioute

Youngsville’s Sadie Hoffman (33) puts up a jump shot during the first half of a game against Maplewood at Youngsville High School, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Hoffman led the Eagles with 11 points, but the Tigers came away with a 59-34 win.

Maplewood connected on five first-quarter 3-pointers and did just enough the rest of the way to grab a 59-34 win at Youngsville Monday.

Jordan Roser hit three of the five 3s for the Lady Tigers, who built a 24-5 lead through the first eight minutes. Her shots all came in the first two minutes of the game.

“They just came out smoking hot,” Youngsville coach Vicky Montecalvo said. “Even with good defense on them, they made tough 3s.”

Maplewood (4-1 overall, 3-0 Region 2) opened the game with a 9-2 run thanks to Roser’s hot shooting. Mallory Sherrard put in a pair of layups for the Eagles (3-2, 2-1), but Sadie Thomas’ 3-pointer pushed the advantage to 12-4 with just over five minutes to go in the frame. Liliane Moorhead hit a jumper with 3:24 to play in the first for the Tigers’ first 2-point field goal of the contest. With 1:15 left, Isabella Eimer hit the fifth 3-pointer to put Maplewood up 24-4.

Aside from the long range shooting, Maplewood used its size underneath to creating a rebounding mismatch that led to second chance opportunities.

Youngsville’s Chole Senz (11) grabs a rebound in a crowd of players during the first half of a game against Maplewood at Youngsville High School, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Senz had a team-high nine rebounds, but the Eagles fell to the Tigers, 59-34.

“Not boxing out well made it rough,” Montecalvo said.

The Eagles regrouped quickly from the first quarter onslaught and opened the second quarter with a 6-2 run. The Tigers called a timeout with 6:41 to play in the half and the Eagles didn’t score again for the next three minutes. Maplewood went cold from behind the arc, however, and only outscored Youngsville 12-10 in the second quarter.

“This was a major improvement over last year,” Montecalvo said. “We’re improving. Our defense is where it’s at right now.”

Though Youngsville was able to limit Maplewood’s offense in the second half, the Eagles were unable to hit enough shots to cut into the deficit.

Roser and Thomas each had 16 points for the Tigers.

Sadie Hoffman led the Eagles with 11 points. Kamryn Weissinger added eight points and five rebounds, while Chole Senz had three points and nine rebounds.

Youngsville hosts Cochranton Friday.

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Maplewood (59)

Roser 7-0-1-16, Thomas 7-1-5-16, Eimer 2-0-2-6, Moorhead 4-0-3-8, C. Mangus 1-0-0-2, Varndell 1-0-0-3, Doolittle 1-0-0-2, M. Mangus 0-1-4-1, Atkins 0-0-0-0, Beauchat 0-0-0-0, Blake 0-0-0-0, Total 23-2-15-59.

Youngsville (34)

Hoffman 4-2-2-11, Weissinger 3-2-2-8, Olewine 3-0-0-6, Sherrard 2-0-0-4, Senz 0-3-8-3, Carrington 1-0-0-2, Rafalski 0-0-0-0, Total 13-7-12-34.

By quarters

Maplewood 24 12 11 12 – 59

Youngsville 5 10 6 13 – 34

3-point FGs: Maplewood (9)-Roser 4, Thomas 2, Eimer 2, Varndell. Youngsville (1)-Hoffman

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JV: MAPLEWOOD 53, YOUNGSVILLE 17

Maplewood outscored Youngsville 22-2 in the first quarter en route to a 53-17 junior varsity win.

Alexis Doolittle led the Tigers with 10 points, while Andrea Palato and Jordan Paloski each had eight in the win.

Mia Rafalski paced the Eagles with 11 points.

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EISENHOWER 57, TCCS 41

Emiley Wheeler and Lilee Renninger each had a double-double for the second consecutive game to lead Eisenhower to a 57-41 win at Tidioute Charter Monday.

Wheeler had 24 points and 14 rebounds while Renninger had 18 points and 15 boards in the win. Wheeler was also forced to play out of position for parts of the game due to foul trouble and injuries.

“We had the better size inside and we used it to our advantage,” Eisenhower coach Mike Logue said. “Emiley played point guard for a while due to fouls and injuries. She did a nice job and was able to score there as well.”

Eisenhower (2-3) built a 30-14 lead through the first half, largely on second chance opportunities.

“A lack of boxing out during the first half gave Eisenhower way to many second chances,” TCCS coach Christy Valentine said. “Wheeler and Renninger were hot and took it hard to us underneath the basket.”

TCCS found its offensive rhythm a bit in the second half.

“The girls came out of the locker room at half and pressured and chipped into Eisenhower’s lead during the second half,” Valentine said.

The teams combined for 36 points in the third quarter alone.

“Both teams got up and down the floor very quick in that quarter,” Logue said.

Though the Bulldogs outscored the Knights 11-7 in the fourth, it wasn’t enough to erase the halftime deficit.

“Tidioute played hard to the end,” Logue said. “They had it down to 13 points at one point, but our girls played hard too and managed to pull away.”

Despite the loss, Valentine was pleased with her team’s effort.

“I am proud of the girls for always fighting hard and tonight was a great example,” she said. “Kelsey Nuttall, our best rebounder is out with a knee injury and freshmen, Andreya Curtin and Aubrey Barnes, stepped in tonight. Andreya led the team with nine rebounds and Aubrey with three steals.”

Bella Marino had nine points for Eisenhower, while Alexis Courtney added four points and six assists in the win.

Angelina Sabella led the Bulldogs with 15 points, four assists and five rebounds. Nakiesha Krouse had nine points and Shelby Proctor had eight points and three steals.

Both teams are on the road Wednesday. Eisenhower travels to Cambridge Springs, while TCCS heads to Maplewood.

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EISENHOWER (57

Marino 4-0-0-9, Wheeler 11-2-4-24, Li. Renninger 8-2-8-18, Smythe 1-0-0-2, Courtney 2-0-1-4, Strausser 0-0-0-0, Chase 0-0-0-0, Smith 0-0-0-0, Ly. Renninger 0-0-0-0, Total 26-4-12-57

TCCS (41)

Curtin 1-1-2-3, Barnes 2-0-0-4, Proctor 4-0-0-8, Krouse 4-0-0-9, Sabella 6-3-4-15, Scaife 0-1-3-1, Hulse 0-1-2-1, Drukenbrod 0-0-0-0, Total 17-6-11-41

By quarters

TCCS 8 6 16 11 – 41

Eisenhower 13 17 20 7 – 57

3-point FGs: Eisenhower (1)-Marino. TCCS (1)-Krouse.

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JV: EISENHOWER 26, TCCS 26

Lydia Renninger went 5-6 from the free throw line in the final minute to give Eisenhower a 26-25 junior varsity win.

The Knights led 16-8 at the half, but the Bulldogs outscored them 8-0 in the third to tie it at 16-16 and led at points in the fourth quarter before Renninger put the game away.

Renninger finished with 15 points for the Knights.

Angelina Sabella and Andreya Curtin both had 10 points for the Bulldogs.

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