SRU women lose to Edinboro

SLIPPERY ROCK — The Slippery Rock University women’s basketball team lost a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division game to No. 17 Edinboro University, 74-52, last Saturday at Morrow Field House.

The loss snapped Slippery Rock’s three-game winning streak, dropping its record to 10-8 overall and 8-5 in league games going into Wednesday’s home game with Gannon. Saturday, the Rock travels to California.

Edinboro, which has been ranked in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s top-25 poll since Nov. 21, improved to 15-2 and 11-2 in PSAC competition.

The final score was not indicative of how close the game was for a large portion of Saturday’s contest. Slippery Rock trailed Edinboro by just two points after the first quarter and by a mere six points, 38-32, at halftime. However, the Fighting Scots used a 17-3 run that stretched through the final seven minutes of the third quarter and the first three minutes of the fourth to open up a commanding 20-point lead en route to the eventual 22-point victory.

Former Redbank Valley standout Brooke Hinderliter recorded a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead The Rock. Included in the double-double were four offensive rebounds. Hinderliter, who was 4-for-10 from the field and a perfect 9-for-9 at the foul line, also dished out three assists, blocked one shot and made one steal.

Karns City’s LeeAnn Gibson also finished in double figures with a season-high 10 points to go with six rebounds. Gibson was 3-for-6 from the field and a spotless 4-for-4 at the foul line.

The Rock won 64-60 last Wednesday at Pitt-Johnstown. Hinderliter scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds with four assists.

For the season, Hinderliter averages 15.1 points per game and a team-best 6.9 rebounds. In the PSAC statistical rankings, she’s 13th in scoring, 15th in rebounding, second in free throw percentage (88.1) and 11th in field goal percentage (44.9).

Clarion U. men lose at IUP

INDIANA — The Clarion men’s basketball team dropped a 69-46 road decision to the league-leading Crimson Hawks of IUP last Saturday night.

A defensive battle for both teams, IUP built an early double-digit lead and led 31-22 at halftime. Clarion’s Cameron Grumley knocked down a three pointer with just over 9:00 remaining in the game to cut the deficit to just 10 points, but the Golden Eagles were unable to inch any closer.

IUP continues to lead the PSAC West and improves its record to 14-5 overall and 10-2 in the PSAC. Clarion dropped to 3-16 as it continues to search for their first PSAC win.

The Johnsonburg native Grumley scored a team-high 16 points with eight rebounds while former C-L standout R.J. Laugand had two assists and two rebounds while not scoring in 24 minutes.

The Golden Eagles were scheduled to host California Wednesday night before Saturday’s home game with Seton Hill starting at 3 p.m.

Junior high wrestlers win twice

RIDGWAY — The Redbank Valley junior high wrestlers notched a couple of wins last week and took a 4-2 record into Tuesday’s home match with St. Marys.

Last Thursday, the Bulldogs won at Ridgway, 57-6, in a match that featured just five bouts. The Bulldogs won four of those bouts with pins coming from Dalton Bish, Zeldon Fisher and Ray Shreckengost, and a 10-4 decision from Gavin Copenhaver.

Last Tuesday in Brockway, the Bulldogs beat the Rovers, 37-27. The eight contested bouts were split even at 4-4 with the Bulldogs getting pins from Shreckengost and Fisher, a 12-0 major decision from Kristopher Shaffer and a 10-6 decision from Kolby Barrett.

Next week, the Bulldogs visit Warren Tuesday and host Armstrong next Thursday and then are back in action Feb. 2 at home against Sharon.

Youth wrestlers place at

Ferraro Memorial Tourney

BROOKVILLE — Sunday’s Lenny Ferraro Memorial Youth Wrestling Tournament drew over 200 wrestlers to Brookville Area High School.

Redbank Valley had a handful of placewinners. Jacob Shilling and Gabe Clinger won titles. Shilling won the 120-pound title in the 10-and-under open division while Truitt won the 50-pound crown in the 8-and-under novice division.

Also in 10-and-under open, Caden Burns was third at 60 pounds and Connor Colwell finished fourth at 70 pounds. Johnathan Slack finished fourth at 90 pounds in the 12-and-under open division and Kayleb Truitt placed third at 55 pounds in 8-and-under novice.

Little League signups starting

RIMERSBURG — The Southern Clarion County Little League is starting its registration for the 2018 season.

It’s $30 per individual and $60 per family. After that, it’s $40 per individual and $70 per family. Remaining signups are Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and Feb. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. also at the Rimersburg Community Building.

Baseball ages are 5 to 15 with players needing to turn five by Aug. 31 of 2017 to be eligible for T-ball. Softball is 5 to 16 with players needing to turn five by Jan. 1 of this year to be eligible for T-ball.

The league is also accepting players for a baseball team for ages 13 to 15.

For more information, contact Nicole Salvo at 814-221-3728.

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