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Youngsville boys suffer home loss to Cambridge Springs

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville relied heavily on the 3-point line to stay in the game Tuesday night, when the buzzer sounded after 32 minutes, their shots from beyond the arc proved to not be enough and the Eagles fell to Cambridge Springs, 48-39.

After the high-scoring Devils and Eagles matchups last year, both teams started strong defensively.

The first points of the game did not occur until Brady Olewine hit a pull-up jumper halfway through the first quarter followed by an Ethan Kesterholt field goal. The Devils countered with a made 3 and a foul, creating a four-point play. Olewine hit a trey to make the score 11-7 Devils at the end of the first quarter.

Trent Wheeler started the second quarter, throwing down a dunk to score two of his game-high 18 points to put Cambridge Springs up 15-7. Just as the Devils were seeming to take the momentum, Cambridge Springs committed an offensive foul and Peterson used it to swing the momentum back to the Eagles by hitting a 3-pointer.

Kesterholt buried a 3-pointer, but the following time down the floor got tangled in a couple Blue Devils and suffered an injury which left him out for the remainder of the game.

Bower hit a timely 3 to get the Eagles within one at 17-16.

Held took advantage of his 1-and-1 situation and stole the momentum back for the Devils to send them into halftime up 21-17.

The second half opened with a layup for Olewine and a 3-pointer from Mack. Dell gained his fourth foul with 6:22 left to play in the third.

Jayden Shinsky had a big third quarter with a three-point play and a transition layup. Hunter Spade hit a 3 and scored 5 of his 6 points in the third. Dell answered with a steal and the third quarter closed out 27-39 Cambridge Springs.

Mack started the fourth quarter with a finish through a few Blue Devils. Cambridge Springs was dominating the boards and Youngsville coach Jim Kesterholt called a timeout. Mack hit a 3 coming out of the timeout to close the Devils lead to 9.

Dell fouled out, however, leaving sophomore Koby Hendrickson to play extended minutes for the Eagles.

Olewine was fouled on a drive and hit both free throws followed by a 3-pointer to complete his 15-point game. Mack hit a jumper to finish with 10, all in the second half.

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS (48)

Wheeler 9 0-0 18, Shinsky 4 3-4 11, Henderson 1 1-4 3, Smith 0 0-0 0, Spaid 2 1-2 6, Held 2 3-6 10, Reisenauer 0 0-0 0, Schmidt 0 0-0 0

YOUNGSVILLE (39)

Kesterholt 2 0-0 5, Bower 1 2-2 5, Olewine 5 2-2 15, Mack 4 0-4 10, Dell 0 0-0 0, Peterson 1 1-4 4, Hendrickson 0 0-0 0, Chase 0 0-0 0

3-pointers: C- Spaid 1, Held 1; Y- Kesterholt 1, Bower 1, Olewine 2, Mack 2, Peterson 1.

Cambridge Springs 11 10 18 9 -48

Youngsville 7 10 10 12- 39

Junior varsity: Cambridge Springs 47, Youngsville 35.

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