Youngsville girls defeat Tidioute
That plan certainly came together as the Eagles held the Bulldogs to just 3-45 from the field as Youngsville rolled to a 40-14 win. TCCS’s leading scorer, Nakiesha Krouse, was held to just three points on the night.
“We played great defense,” Youngsville assistant coach Troy Weissinger said. “We keyed on (Krouse) and our goal was to hold her to nothing.”
Youngsville (2-1) opened the game with an 8-0 run and TCCS (1-2) didn’t register a point until Kelsey Nuttall hit a free throw with 3:23 to play in the first quarter. It was the Bulldogs’ only point through the first eight minutes.
“It was just rough offensively,” TCCS coach Christy Valentine said. “Our offense wasn’t working and we were rushing our shots.”
Youngsville was able to get the ball to Chloe Senz and Mallory Sherrard in the low post early and the pair combined for nine points in the first half.
“We are really focusing on moving the ball,” Weissinger said. “Mallory and Chloe made great moves tonight to create a total team effort in the post.”
About the only thing that went wrong for the Eagles early was foul trouble. The Bulldogs were in the bonus just 1:30 into the second quarter.
“We handled the pressure well,” Weissinger said. “We’re starting to mature and become more basketball savvy.”
Krouse hit a free throw with 5:52 to go in the half for her first, and TCCS’s second, point of the game. Youngsville’s Sadie Hoffman connected on a 3-pointer with just under three minutes to go in the half to give the Eagles a 21-4 advantage.
“When we were patient on offense, we got good looks,” Weissinger said. “We just needed to settle down and run plays.”
As time wound down in the half, Shelby Proctor put up a shot at the buzzer. The ball banked in for the Bulldogs’ first field goal of the game and they trailed 22-9 at the half.
Krouse got a steal and transition layup to start the second half for her only field goal of the game. Youngsville answered with a 6-0 run.
“We know everyone is going to be gunning for (Krouse),” Valentine said. “That’s why we have ‘Boo’ (Angelina Sabella) running the offense. Boo was just off tonight.”
Proctor hit another field goal late in the game for TCCS’s final tally. The Eagles kept the defensive pressure up while the offense put the game away.
“We didn’t quit. We kept hustling and kept fighting,” Weissinger said.
Hoffman finished with a game-high nine points and seven assists. Sherrard added eight points and Kenzie Olewine had four assists.
Nuttall led the Bulldogs with five points and 15 rebounds. Proctor had four points and four blocks and Sabella added two points and eight rebounds.
TCCS travels to Cambridge Springs Thursday, while Youngsville heads up Route 27 for an early season tilt with county rival Eisenhower.
Nuttall 0-5-9-5, Proctor 2-0-1-4, Krouse 1-1-2-3, Sabella 0-2-4-2, Drukenbrod 0-0-0-0, Scaife 0-0-0-0, Pizer 0-0-0-0, Fors 0-0-0-0, Hulse 0-0-0-0, Barnes 0-0-0-0, Curtin 0-0-0-0, Daelhouser 0-0-0-0, Total 3-8-16-14
Hoffman 4-0-0-9, Sherrard 4-0-2-8, Weissinger 3-0-0-6, Rafalski 3-0-0-6, Senz 1-3-4-5, Olewine 1-0-3-2, Stevenson 1-0-2-2, Darling 1-0-0-2, VanGuilder 0-0-0-0, Carrington 0-0-0-0, Goss 0-0-0-0, Total 18-3-11-40
TCCS 1 8 3 2 – 14
Youngsville 14 8 6 12 – 40
3-point FGs: TCCS-None. Youngsville (1)-Hoffman
JV: YOUNGSVILLE 41, TCCS 14
Kenzie Olewine and Mia Rafalski combined for 21 points to lead Youngsville to a 41-14 junior varsity win over Tidioute Charter.
The Eagles raced out to a 27-5 halftime lead and never looked back. Olewine had 12 points, while Rafalski added nine in the win.
Aubrey Barnes led the Bulldogs with eight points.
Barnes 3-2-4-8, Fulton 1-0-0-2, Hulse 1-0-0-2, Daelhowsen 1-0-0-2, Drukenbrod 0-0-2-0, Durlin 0-0-0-0, Curtin 0-0-0-0, Scaife 0-0-0-0, Pizer 0-0-0-0, Franks 0-0-0-0, Sabella 0-0-0-0, Total 6-2-6-14
Olewine 6-0-0-12, Rafalski 4-1-1-9, Darling 3-0-0-6, Vanguilder 3-0-0-6, Carrington 2-2-2-6, Goss 1-0-0-2, Camp 0-0-0-0, Monza 0-0-0-0, Total 19-3-3-41
TCCS 3 2 4 5 – 14
Youngsville 16 11 8 6 – 41
3-point FGs: None