Olewine Leads Youngsville Girls Past Eisenhower; Forest Tops Sheffield

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Photo courtesy Chris Myers.

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – It didn’t take long for the Youngsville Lady Eagles to get back in a rhythm following a week-long layoff due to COVID protocols.

Youngsville’s Kenzie Olewine connected on a 3-pointer on the Eagles’ first possession of the game. She hit three more throughout the contest on her way to a game-high 18 points as the Eagles topped visiting Eisenhower, 42-37, Saturday afternoon.

Highlights from the game (be sure to like and subscribe to the D9and10Sports YouTube channel):

Olewine hit two of her four 3-pointers in the first quarter, but Eisenhower’s Delaney Chase matched Olewine with a pair of 3s of her own. Chase was the only Knights player to hit a field goal in the opening frame as Youngsville took a 15-8 lead after the first eight minutes.

Olewine hit her third three in the second quarter and Taylor Carrington had a pair of field goals as the Eagles stretched the lead to 26-16 at the half.

Bella Marino knocked down a pair of 3-pointers for the Knights in the third quarter, but the teams matched each other point-for-point and the Eagles still led by 10, 34-24, going to the fourth.

Lilly Smith took over in the fourth quarter for the Knights, as she scored seven of her 10 points in the final frame. Eisenhower limited Youngsville to just a pair of field goals, but timely free throws from Olewine and sharp passing late in the quarter allowed the Eagles to hold on for the win.

Olewine talked about the victory following the game:

Olewine was the only Youngsville player in double figures, but Kamryn Weissinger added eight points and Carrington had six in the win.

Chase finished with 13 points to lead a trio of Knights with double-digit scoring. Marino had 11 and Smith 10. Chase finished with 11 rebounds for a double-double in addition to four steals, while Marino had four rebounds, Smyth eight rebounds and Mackenzie Dunn 10 boards.

Both teams will be on their home court Tuesday. The Knights host Seneca, while the Eagles welcome Corry.

FOREST AREA 49, SHEFFIELD 17

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Jessica Wagner had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help Forest Area to a 49-17 win at Sheffield, the Fires’ first win of the season breaking a 27-game losing streak dating back to last year.

Amber Guzzi added a career-high 14 points for Forest Area, which outscored winless Sheffield 33-7 over the final three quarters to invoke the PIAA’s Mercy Rule.

Also for the Fires, Megan Clow chipped in seven points.

Alyssa Dunham had eight points for Sheffield.

Forest Area’s last win came Jan. 7, 2020, 41-35, over Venango Catholic. The Fires lost the final 13 games a year ago and started this season 0-14. Sheffield has now lost 26 in a row.

The Fires are now 7-1 all-time in Warren County since East Forest and West Forest combined in time for the 2015 season with wins coming against Sheffield, Tidioute Charter, and Warren County Christian. Tidioute Charter has the lone win in 2020.