No Points? No Problem as Sheffield Rallies for Win After Being Shutout in First Quarter; Kane Tops Youngsville at Sheffield Christmas Tournament

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Sheffield's Connor Finch goes up strong against Saegertown on Dec. 3, 2022. Photo by Cody Elms.

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Sheffield did the unthinkable getting shutout in the first quarter but finding a way to rally and beat Smethport, 45-36, in the opening round of the Sheffield Sports Boosters Christmas Tournament.

The Wolverines trailed 12-0 at the end of eight minutes of action and were down 14-0 until Austin Fiscus scored on a putback 30 seconds into the second quarter.

Smethport, though, got the lead to 20-4 before Sheffield finished the half on a 19-4 run to get within a point, 24-23, at the break.

Connor Finch was the catalyst for the comeback scoring 10 of his 13 points in the second quarter. He also added four rebounds and four blocked shots in the win.

Mason Silvis, Leihden Wotorson, and Gage Mott-Maclush each hit key 3-pointers in the 23-point second quarter as well.

The Wolverines then took the lead, 35-34, by the end of the third quarter with Silvis hitting two more 3-pointers and scoring eight of his 11 points in the frame.

Lucas McNeal and Wotorson each chipped in seven points in the win.

Preston Alfieri had 12 points for Smethport with Carson Dunn adding eight.

KANE 62, YOUNGSVILLE 41

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Ricky Zampogna poured in 22 points as Kane beat Youngsville for the second time this season, 62-41 in the opening round of the Sheffield Sports Boosters Christmas Tournament.

Kane raced out to a 20-7 lead after the first quarter en route to the win.

Sam Lundeen poured in 16 points for the Wolves and Landon Darr 14 points, including four 3’s.

Koby Hendrickson had a team-high 20 points for Youngsville, while Alex Hill and Ethan Senz had seven apiece.