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D10 basketball playoffs set for Dragons, Knights, Eagles

Photo by Mark Evans The District 10 boys and girls basketball playoffs begin this week, including for the Region 5 champion Warren girls basketball team and its three senior captains, from left, Sammie Ruhlman, Halle Kuzminski, and Caitlin Barney.

By JON SITLER

editorial@timesobserver.com

Warren County boys and girls basketball teams from Warren, Eisenhower and Youngsville will participate in the District 10 playoffs, beginning with Warren’s boys basketball team on Thursday of this week.

BOYS BASKETBALL

WARREN

The Dragons (17-5) are the third seed in the eight-team D10 Class 4A playoffs, beginning with a familiar opponent. In fact, Warren just played Corry (13-9) on Friday in its last regular-season contest.

Region 6 opponents, the Dragons will meet the Beavers in the quarterfinals at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Meadville Area Senior High School.

Warren finished in second place, and as the top 4A seed, in the six-team Region 6. Warren was 7-3 in the region, including two wins — 79-62 and 79-38 — over Corry (3-7 in the region).

No. 2 Grove City (13-9) plays No. 7 Harbor Creek (10-12) in the game prior to Warren’s — at 6 p.m. at Meadville’s “House of Thrills.”

On the other side of the bracket in the quarterfinals, No. 1 Sharon (19-3) hosts No. 8 General McLane (10-11) at 6 p.m. Thursday at Farrell High School. No. 4 Slippery Rock (14-8) and No. 5 Hickory (15-7) will follow there at 7:30 p.m.

EISENHOWER

Co-Region 3 champion Eisenhower (18-4) — on a five-game winning streak and winners of six of seven games if you include the one-point loss at Saegertown to open the month — is the No. 2 seed in the eight-team 2A playoffs. The Knights will meet Sharpsville (7-15) in the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. Friday at Oil City High School.

The winner of Ike-Sharpsville will face the winner of No. 3 Lakeview (16-6) and No. 6 Iroquois (11-11), which play at 6 p.m. Friday at Farrell High School.

On the bracket’s other side, on Friday, No. 4 Cambridge Springs (16-6) meets No. 5 Saegertown (15-6) at 6 p.m. at Meadville Area Senior High School. Eisenhower, Cambridge Springs and Saegertown were all 10-2 in Region 3. The No. 1 seed and Region 2 champ Mercer (19-3) will play Erie First (5-16) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Farrell HS.

YOUNGSVILLE

In the four-team 1A playoffs, No. 4 Youngsville (8-14) receives a bye into the semifinals against No. 1 Farrell (17-4) on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at a time and place to be determined. The Eagles — with only two seniors — have lost seven straight, and nine of 10 after starting 7-5.

In the other semifinal, No. 2 Rocky Grove (15-7) will play No. 3 Cochranton (9-13) on Feb. 27 at a time and place to be determined.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

WARREN

Warren’s Region 5 champion girls basketball team is 18-4 and riding a 13-game winning streak into the 4A playoffs. The Lady Dragons receive the second seed in the eight-team playoffs and will meet No. 7 General McLane (8-14) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mercyhurst University.

The winner of Warren-McLane will meet the winner of No. 3 Harbor Creek (12-9) and No. 6 Grove City (16-6) in the semifinals. That quarterfinal game follows Warren’s game (at 4 p.m. Saturday at Mercyhurst University).

On the other side of the bracket, top-seeded Fairview (17-5) out of Region 6 meets No. 8 Corry (9-12) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Cathedral Prep’s Hagerty Center. No. 4 Conneaut (15-7) will play No. 5 Franklin (14-8) at 4 p.m. Saturday at Meadville Area Senior High School.

EISENHOWER

In Class 2A, No. 7 Eisenhower (10-11) opens the eight-team field at 1 p.m. Saturday at Meadville Area Senior High School against No. 2-seeded and Region 2 champion Maplewood (19-3). The winner of Ike-Maplewood will play in the semifinals against the winner of No. 3 Lakeview (13-9) and No. 6 Cochranton (12-10), which follow Eisenhower’s game at 4 p.m. Saturday at Meadville.

On the other side of the brackets, No. 1 and Region 1 champion Kennedy Catholic (17-4) plays No. 8 Union City (11-11) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Farrell High School. No. 4 West Middlesex (17-4) meets No. 5 Mercer (15-7) at 4 p.m. Saturday at Farrell HS.

YOUNGSVILLE

In Class 1A, the top-seeded Lady Eagles (7-15) receive a bye into the D10 championship game on Saturday, March 2, at a site and time to be determined. Youngsville will play the winner of No. 2 Rocky Grove (7-15) and No. 3 Jamestown, Pa. (5-15), which will meet in a semifinal matchup on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Youngsville topped Jamestown, 41-40, on Dec. 28, and beat Rocky Grove two out of three games, losing 29-20 on Dec. 29 and winning 51-37 on Jan. 18 and 38-32 on Feb. 12.

District 10 boys basketball playoffs

Class 1A

Semifinals

Feb. 27

Sites, times to be determined

1 Farrell vs. 4 Youngsville

2 Rocky Grove vs. 3 Cochranton

Championship

March 1

Class 2A

Quarterfinals

Friday

At Farrell High School

3 Lakeview vs. 6 Iroquois, 6 p.m.

1 Mercer vs. 8 Erie First Christian, 7:30 p.m.

At Meadville High School

4 Cambridge Springs vs. 5 Saegertown, 6 p.m.

At Oil City High School

2 Eisenhower vs. 7 Sharpsville, 6 p.m.

Semifinals

Feb. 27

Mercer-Erie First Christian winner vs. Cambridge Springs-Saegertown winner

Eisenhower-Sharpsville winner vs. Lakeview-Iroquois winner

Championship

March 1

Class 3A

Quarterfinals

Friday

At Oil City High School

1 Franklin vs. 8 Seneca, 7:30 p.m.

At Meadville High School

3 Oil City vs. 6 Fairview, 7:30 p.m.

At HFEC

2 Girard vs. 7 Greenville, 6 p.m.

4 Mercyhurst Prep vs. 5 North East, 7:30 p.m.

Semifinals

Feb. 27

Franklin-Seneca winner vs. Mercyhurst Prep-North East winner

Girard-Greenville winner vs. Oil City-Fairview winner

Championship

March 1

Class 4A

Quarterfinals

Thursday

At Farrell High School

1 Sharon vs. 8 General McLane, 6 p.m.

4 Slippery Rock vs. 5 Hickory, 7:30 p.m.

At Meadville High School

2 Grove City vs. 7 Harbor Creek, 6 p.m.

3 Warren vs. 6 Corry, 7:30 p.m.

Semifinals

Feb. 27

Sharon-General McLane winner vs. Slippery Rock-Hickory winner

Grove City-Harbor Creek winner vs. Warren-Corry winner

Championship

March 1

Class 5A

Championship

Thursday

At Mercyhurst University

1 Cathedral Prep vs. 2 Meadville, 6 p.m.

Class 6A

Championship

Thursday

At Mercyhurst University

1 Erie vs. 2 McDowell, 8 p.m.

District 10 girls basketball playoffs

Class 1A

Semifinal

Feb. 28

Site, time to be determined

2 Rocky Grove vs. 3 Jamestown

Bye: 1 Youngsville

Championship

March 2

Youngsville vs. Rocky Grove-Jamestown winner

Class 2A

Quarterfinals

Saturday

At Farrell High School

1 Kennedy Catholic vs. 8 Union City, 1 p.m.

4 West Middlesex vs. 5 Mercer, 4 p.m.

At Meadville High School

2 Maplewood vs. 7 Eisenhower, 1 p.m.

3 Lakeview vs. 6 Cochranton, 2:30 p.m.

Semifinals

Feb. 28

Sites, times to be determined

Kennedy Catholic-Union City winner vs. West Middlesex-Mercer winner

Maplewood-Eisenhower winner vs. Lakeview-Cochranton winner

Championship

March 2

Class 3A

Quarterfinals

Saturday

At Farrell High School

2 Wilmington vs. 7 Greenville, 2:30 p.m.

At HFEC

3 Northwestern vs. 6 Sharpsville, 4 p.m.

At Mercyhurst University

4 North East vs. 5 Seneca, 1 p.m.

Bye: 1 Mercyhurst Prep

Semifinals

Feb. 28

Sites, times to be determined

Mercyhurst Prep vs. North East-Seneca winner

Wilmington-Greenville winner vs. Northwestern-Sharpsville winner

Championship

March 2

Class 4A

Quarterfinals

Saturday

At HFEC

1 Fairview vs. 8 Corry, 2:30 p.m.

At Mercyhurst University

2 Warren vs. 7 General McLane, 2:30 p.m.

3 Harbor Creek vs. 6 Grove City, 4 p.m.

At Meadville High School

4 Conneaut vs. 5 Franklin, 4 p.m.

Semifinals

Feb. 28

Sites, times to be determined

Fairview-Corry winner vs. Conneaut-Franklin winner

Warren-General McLane winner vs. Harbor Creek-Grove City winner

Championship

March 2

Class 6A

Championship

Saturday

At HFEC

1 Erie vs. 2 McDowell, 1 p.m.

Note: Cathedral Prep is the only 5A team and moves on to a PIAA subregional on Feb. 28.

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