B. Guilfoyle blanks B. Carroll
LORETTO - Bishop Guilfoyle’s D.J. Kitt rushed for 143 yards on 13 carries and teammate Cody Rossman added 92 on 20 carries as the Marauders shut out Bishop Carroll 28-0 on Saturday night at DeGol Field, their fourth straight win.
The Altoona squad (5-1) limited the Huskies (0-6) to 123 yards of total offense. Dan Lesney led the way for Carroll with 75 yards on 16 carries while Marty Lessard added six rushes for 31 yards.
Bishop Guilfoyle hosts Central Cambria on Saturday while Bishop Carroll is at Cambria Heights.
Swope grabs District 6 title
ALTOONA - Central Cambria’s Hannah Swope defeated Tyrone’s Anna Hollen on Saturday to win the District 6 Class AA singles title.
Swope, a freshman, bested Hollen 6-2, 6-1 in the championship.
Swope is also a member of the Red Devils cross country squad.
UPJ duo finishes invitational 1-2
GREENSBURG – Stella Sergeyev and Victoria Rizzuto of Pitt-Johnstown finished first and second, respectively, while competing as independents at the Pitt-Greensburg Invitational.
Sergeyev ran a 22:07.09 while Rizzuto had a 23:29.80. UPJ’s Amber Emery of Friedens finished 15th in 26:31.54.
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Pitt slips past Clemson in OT
Lamar Patterson had a career-high 30 points, including a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left, as Pittsburgh overcome a five-point deficit in the final seconds of regulation and beat Clemson 83-78 in overtime Saturday.
Patterson’s 3 with 3 seconds left cut the Tigers’ lead to 67-65.
Robert Morris holds off St. Francis in NEC
Karvel Anderson and Lucky Jones came up big again for top-seeded Robert Morris, with 21 and 18 points, respectively, but clutch free throws by David Appolon preserved a 60-57 victory over sixth-seeded St. Francis in a Northeast Conference semifinal on Saturday.
The Colonials (21-12) advance to Tuesday’s championship for the fifth time in six years, facing fourth-seeded Mount St. Mary’s (15-16).
Danel helping Falcons to Division III tournament
When Chelsea Danel was a senior at North Star, the Cougars were able to win a District 5-AA basketball title.
Now Danel, a senior at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, is a key contributor on a Falcons’ hoops squad which upset top-seeded Lebanon Valley 53-47 in the Commonwealth Conference championship on Saturday. It was the ninth title for the Falcons in 13 appearances.
Ferndale grad aiding Duquesne women’s hoops
Matt Schmidt was hired as an assistant coach for the Duquesne women’s basketball team in June.
Now the former Ferndale High School standout will have his first opportunity to experience March madness with the Dukes, who are the sixth-seed in the Atlantic 10 Tournament which opened Thursday in Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Va.
Icecats on way to national tournament
The Pitt-Johnstown hockey team needed to overcome some long odds to advance to the ACHA Men’s Division III national championship tournament in Coral Springs, Fla. next week.
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St. Francis wins NEC quarterfinal
Ronnie Drinnon hit a go-ahead basket and a pair of free throws in the final 48 seconds, scoring a career high 20 points as sixth-seeded St. Francis battled past third-seeded Bryant 55-54 in the Northeast Conference tournament Wednesday night.
St. Francis hasn’t been in the playoffs since the 2010-11 season and scrapped past Bryant (18-14) in a closely fought contest that saw five ties and five lead changes – three in the final 3:37.
Wake Forest beats Pitt in ACC opener
Dearica Hamby finished with 25 points, 16 rebounds, eight assists and two steals as No. 11 seed Wake Forest women beat 14th-seeded Pittsburgh 72-58 in the first round of the ACC tournament on Wednesday night.
Hamby had a tremendous night in notching her school-record 22nd double-double of the season.
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