Lady Barons win
HAMBURG, NY - The Franciscan University of Steubenville women's basketball team cruised to a 60-40 victory against host Hilbert College Saturday.
"We came out and played so strong," head coach Suzy Delaney said. "We led with our defense and had total confidence in our offensive game plan."
The Hawks shot 30 percent from the floor and committed 28 turnovers.
"We had so much more composure offensively," Delaney said. "We made some key shots from the three point line and never let up. We kept our foot on the gas. Everybody today played their hearts out regardless if they made a splash on the stats sheet."
FUS Sophomore forward Lacey Huck finished with 16 points, six rebounds and four steals. Fellow sophomore Helen Reins added 11 points and freshman Lauren Noce six rebounds.
"We just played so confidently today, it was really tough to stop us," Delaney said. "Everyone was just so tough for us. I was really proud of our girls."
The Lady Barons host Pitt-Greensburg at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Barons men lose
HAMBURG, NY - The Franciscan University of Steubenville men's basketball team dropped a 63-44 decision at Hilbert College Saturday.
"We played incredibly tough against a good team for 36-and-a-half minutes," head coach John Lamanna said. "It was hard near the end when we just bottomed out.
"We played this team extremely well. It just comes to our youth. We don't have the experience yet to put them away when we had the chance. We need to learn and grow from this. We just needed to fix our inconsistencies and this would have been a different outcome."
Besides impressive team stats for the majority of the game, the Barons took a lot of positives from individual players like sophomore forward Joseph Rine and freshman guard Daniel Klienschnitz.
Joe Rine led FUS with 20 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots.
"Joe really responded well from his last game," Lamanna said. "He was incredibly productive. He was so aggressive. It was great to see."
Freshman Daniel Klienschnitz added 12 points.
The Barons welcome Pitt-Greensburg at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Softball tryouts to be held
STEUBENVILLE - The Steubenville Girls Softball League will hold tryouts for girls ages 8-15 from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 2 and Feb. 23 in the Steubenville High School commons area. The cost is $40 for the first child and $20 for each additional child.
For information, contact Butch Brown at (740) 497-3792 or Jeremy Groves at (740) 424-2859.
Big Red boosters to meet
STEUBENVILLE?- The Big?Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school conference room.
OUE downs OSU Mansfield
ST. CLAIRSVILLE - The Ohio University-Eastern women's basketball team posted six players in double figures in a convincing 95-55 triumph over visiting OSU Mansfield Saturday.
Shadyside's Kelsey Holloway led the way with 18 points and five steals. Monroe Central's Alex Kuhn added 16 points and five assists. Beallsville's Julie Bilyeu finished with 14 points and seven rebounds. Monroe Central's Casey Digity, Barnesville's Jessica Hunkler and John Marshall's Hanna Gossett each scored 10 points.
OUE improved to 14-5 on the season and is back in action at home at 1 p.m. today against Wright State Lake.
St. Vincent's tops St. Joe's
The St. Joseph JV boys basketball team was defeated by St. Vincent, 26-22, in Wheeling Parochial League action. Evan Boniti led the way for the Spartans with 12 points, while Jon Luke Horne and Nick Paul chipped in with three points each.
Cheer tryouts to be held
BRIDGEPORT - The Ohio Valley Elite Platinum All Star Competition Cheering squad will be conducting open tryouts for youth ages 3-16 from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ohio Valley Gymnastic facility. There are no fees to attend the tryout.
For information, call 740-315-TEAM or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Geanangel does well in showcase
Indian Creek shophomore Paige Geanangel competed in the Queen of Diamonds Showcase at Kent State University. She competed in three softball games, was awarded game MVP for two games and was one of 14 selected from a pool of 300 participants to be members of the Queen of Diamonds all-tournament team.