Eisenhower's Laney Belcher guards Seneca's Abby Hinds. Photo by Steve Younger.

Third-Quarter Surge Lifts Seneca Past Eisenhower Girls

January 25, 2024

RUSSELL, Pa. – Seneca outscored Eisenhower 17-7 in the third quarter on its way to a 51-43 Region 3 road win.

Rewatch the game:

The game was tied, 24-24, at the half after Eisenhower (7-7 overall, 3-5 Region 3) rallied from a 10-point deficit to take the lead late in the quarter. Seneca (11-5, 5-3) responded by ratcheting the defensive pressure in the second half and a 12-2 third quarter run gave the Bobcats the lead for good.

Eisenhower took a 5-4 lead early in the first quarter, but Seneca answered with a 9-0 run. The Bobcats extended the lead to 10, 19-9, three minutes into the second quarter. This time it was the Knights who answered with a 15-2 run to take a 24-21 lead with less than a minute to play in the half.

Emma Bliel hit a pair of free throws with 20 seconds left, then Hinds was fouled attempting a half-court buzzer-beater. She went 1-3 on that trip to the line to tie it at the half.

Hinds led the Bobcats with 14 points. Mallory Hammill had 12 points, and Haley Farrell had eight points.

Clara Steinberg had a game-high 18 points for the Knights. Lainey Font had 12 points.


GUYS MILLS, Pa. – Madison O’Hara led three Maplewood players in double figures with 16 points as the Tigers stayed atop the Region 2 standings with a 63-17 win over Youngsville.

Maplewood (14-3 overall, 7-0 Region 2), which has won 12 of its last 13 games, led 43-5 at halftime on its way to the win.

Savannah O’Hara tallied 14 points and Rhaelyn Koelle 11 for the Tigers.

Zaylee Cressey had 11 points for Youngsville (5-11, 1-6).


MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Building a 12-point halftime lead, visiting Moniteau picked up a 47-37 KSAC win over Forest Area at East Forest.

The Lady Warriors (13-5 overall, 4-3 KSAC) led 27-19 at the break and 41-27 going to the fourth quarter.

Catherine Kelly led the way for Moniteau with 17 points with Sophia Fleeger adding seven. Cheyenne Curl had four points and seven rebounds.

Kaylie Rooke dropped a career-high 24 points for Forest Area (7-10, 1-6) while adding eight rebounds and eight blocks.

Faith Dietrich also had a career-best 10 points for the Fires while grabbing eight rebounds.


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