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Eagles fall to Farrell in 1A

Steelers move on with 73-25 win

MEADVILLE — Down two starters and facing the two-time defending District 10 Class 1A champions, Youngsville faced an uphill battle in Tuesday’s D-10 semifinal contest with Farrell at Meadville Area High School.

The top-seeded Steelers (18-5) scored 22 of the game’s first 24 points and cruised into their third straight championship with a 73-25 win over the fourth-seeded Eagles. Farrell will face Rocky Grove in the championship game as the Orioles defeated the Cochranton Cardinals 60-51 in Tuesday’s other semifinal.

Dontaye Bell scored a game-high 27 points for the winners with Danny Odem adding 15 points and Julius Phillips 14 of his own.

The Eagles (8-15) were led by Rylan Benton’s 9 points. Nathan Lucks added 8 points and Cash Moore, Josh Pikna, Rodney Rowland and Ollie Boozer also scored for Youngsville, who played without usual starters Carson Chase and Ethan Beers.

YOUNGSVILLE (25)

Nathan Lucks 4 0-0 8, Cash Moore 1 0-0 2, Rylan Benton 4 0-0 9, Josh Pikna 1 0-0 2, Rodney Rowland 1 0-0 2, Braydon Baker 0 0-0 0, Hudson Haight 0 0-0 0, Ollie Boozer 1 0-0 2, Chris Edwards 0 0-0 0, Austin Conner 0 0-0 0, Totals 12 0-0 25.

FARRELL (73)

Smith 1 0-0 2, Johnson 4 1-1 9, Phillips 7 0-0 14, Odem 7 0-0 15, Bell 13 0-0 27, Cousin 0 0-2 0, Dovington 1 0-2 2, Marshall 1 2-2 4. Totals 34 3-7 73.

3-point goals–Benton, Odem, Bell.

Youngsville 2 8 7 8 — 25

Farrell 22 26 13 12 — 73

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