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Bishop Guilfoyle 53
Central Cambria 46
EBENSBURG – Central Cambria led by a point at halftime, but visiting Bishop Guilfoyle used a 14-3 third-quarter scoring advantage to earn a win.
Zach Petterson had 19 points, and Sam McCloskey had 14 for the Marauders.
Tanner Ambrisco netted 17 points for the Red Devils, while Will Seymour and Trevor Zearing each scored 11.
Windber 57, Everett 55 (OT)
EVERETT – Matt Barkley scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Windber squeak past Everett in overtime.
Tyler Zabrucky’s 12 points aided the Ramblers cause while Dan Tomlinson registered 10 points.
Trevon Ward’s 18 points topped the Warriors and Spencer McInroy picked up 14 points in the loss.
Shanksville-Stonycreek 68 Salisbury-Elk Lick 17
SHANKSVILLE – Shanksville-Stonycreek didn’t have a letdown following Tuesday night’s big WestPAC victory.
The Vikings routed visiting Salisbury-Elk Lick as Carter Slade netted 18 points, and Ryan Platt and Nathan Gardner each had 13.
Shanksville shut out the Elks 22-0 in the third quarter. Salisbury netted five 3-pointers, including three by team leading scorer Nathan Bodes, who had nine points.
Bishop Carroll 62
Forest Hills 30
SIDMAN – Twenty points from Brandon Martinazzi helped mush the Huskies past host Forest Hills. Marcus Lee scored 17 points and Scott Ranck added 10 for the guests.
Greater Johnstown 67 Westmont Hilltop 36
Johnstown used a 25-4 third-quarter scoring advantage to pull away from rival Westmont Hilltop at Doc Stofko Gymnasium.
Phillip Madison led the Trojans with 12 points. Daniel Barfield scored 11, and Roshon Fields had 10 points.
Mike Vliet led Westmont with a game-high 21 points.
Ligonier Valley 74
Purchase Line 28
LIGONIER – Ligonier Valley stormed to a 28-6 first-quarter advantage in a one-sided win over visiting Purchase Line.
Zack Yeskey had 21 points, Jordan Jones had 16 points, Alec Bloom had 11, and Scott Fennell, 10, for the Rams.
Bishop McCort 43
Host Richland overcame an 11-point deficit after a quarter to trump rival Bishop McCort. Matt Shaffer’s 15 points led the Rams attack while Luke Shertzer scored a dozen.
Nemo Trexler’s 17 points topped the Crimson Crushers while Billy Hipp notched 12 points.
Somerset 74, Bedford 58
SOMERSET – Jake Close hit seven of Somerset’s 13 3-pointers and tallied 25 points as the Golden Eagles beat visiting Bedford.
Brent Barron netted 14 points, and Zane Helsley had 10 for the Eagles.
Bedford’s Tyler Black had 17 points, and Zack Kendall scored 12.
Northern Cambria 64
SALTSBURG – Adam Polites scored 31 points and Nick Lee grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Northern Cambria.
Steve Richards’ 14 points topped the hosts.
High School Girls
Westmont Hilltop 73
BEDFORD – Paige Lamberson had five 3-pointers and 19 points, and Westmont used a 28-point second quarter to pull away from host Bedford.
Erin Rodgers scored 17 points, and Rachel Roper and Bridget Sheehan each scored 10 for Hilltop.
Blacklick Valley 70
NANTY GLO – Five players scored in double digits as host Blacklick Valley defeated Harmony.
Josie Roberts led all scorers with 16 points, followed by Vikings teammates Breanna Rege and Allison Thomas with 13 each, and Jackie Sheesley with 10 points.
Lindsay Weltheroth led Harmony with 10 points.
Conemaugh Valley 46
North Star 31
BOSWELL – Lexi Hody’s 24 points led the way for the Blue Jays in a WestPAC win over North Star.
Jamie Cekada had six steals in the victory.
Kayla Berkebile netted 10 points for the Cougars.
Portage 73, Ferndale 20
PORTAGE – The Mustangs raced out to a 32-0 lead in the first half and saw 10 of its 11 players score in a win over Ferndale.
Emily Chobany’s 16 points paced the Mustangs while Olivia McCabe scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds.
Paisley Zatek notched 12 points and registered six steals while Katie Nolan tallied 10 points.
Shade 50, Rockwood 44
ROCKWOOD – Emma Spinelli scored a career-high 31 points – with a 10-for-10 clip from the free-throw line in the second half – as Shade held on to beat the Rockets. Lexie Meck’s eight rebounds led the Panthers on the glass while Spinelli had nine steals.
Sam Emert’s 21 points led Rockwood.
Mount Aloysius 65
CRESSON – Pitt-Greensburg upset top-ranked Mount Aloysius.
The Bobcats jumped out to an early 10-2 lead, and were able to extend that margin to 38-29 at the break.
Mount Aloysius struggled from the field in the first half, shooting just 23 percent.
Trailing 65-67, with 22 seconds to play, Mount Aloysius had an opportunity to tie the game.
But guard Jeff Stem was called for an offensive foul on the play. Pitt-Greensburg was able to seal the victory at the free throw line.
Dameon Turner topped Mount Aloysius with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Demetrius Davis added 14 points and Stem had 12 points.
The loss is just the second conference setback on the season.
The Mounties will look to bounce back on Saturday when they travel to Medaille College.
Potomac State 92
Penn Highlands 76
KEYSER, W.Va. – Reggie Baker scored 32 points to lead Potomac State past visiting Penn Highlands on Wednesday.
The Black Bears were led by Jordan Swogger’s 21 points and 10 rebounds.
Rashaud Kelley had 12 points and 12 boards for Penn Highlands.
Mount Aloysius 62
CRESSON – Sophomore Olivia Rupp hit a free throw with 1.4 seconds to play to give Mount Aloysius a victory over Pitt-Greensburg.
The Lady Mounties trailed 32-17 at the intermission, but were able to put together an 18-2 run midway through the second half and take a 50-48 lead.
The teams exchange the lead for remainder of the game until Rupp's free gave Mount Aloysius the final advantage.
Junior Lindsy Sammarco led Mount Aloysius with a game-high 29 points. Rupp had 14 points.
Kayla Dames paced Pitt-Greensburg with 13 points. Emily Nelson and Chianti Sivek each scored 11 points.
Mount Aloysius outrebounded Pitt-Greensburg 36-34.
St. John’s 61, Pitt 32
PITTSBURGH – The Pitt women’s basketball team could not overcome a poor shooting effort, falling at St. John’s at Carnesecca Arena.
Redshirt freshman Loliya Briggs was the lone Pitt player in double figures with 10 points. The Panthers shot 20.3 percent in the contest. Pitt falls to 9-7 on the season, 0-3 in Big East action.
St. John’s forward Shenneika Smith led all scorers with 14 points. The Red Storm moved to 3-0 in the Big East, their best start since 1983-84.
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McCort pitcher wins May Award
Bishop McCort High School’s Brad Coleman earned the May Point Stadium Award nomination based on his performance in a District 6 Class A playoff victory on May 22.
Coleman pitched a seven-inning, complete game in a 7-2 win over Homer-Center in the 6-A semifinal round. With the win, McCort clinched its fourth consecutive state tournament playoff berth.
Richland pole vaulter decides on Red Flash
Maddison Feather has sailed to great heights throughout her scholastic career at Richland High School.
Feather – a pole vaulter – takes away a District 6 title and an appearance in the PIAA championship meet from her senior season with the Rams.
Area players get PHSBCA nods
Brad Coleman and Alex Sobecky were part of an amazing four-year run by the Bishop McCort High School baseball team.
Jack Shirk is an underclassman who stood out on a Richland squad that also has been one of the best in the LHAC in recent seasons.
Cory Isenberg | Big numbers posted all around in Lantzy game
The South’s 48-18 victory over the North in Friday night’s Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star game was an entertaining evening of football for the reported crowd of close to 4,500 at Greater Johnstown’s Trojan Stadium.
The point total for the Rebels equaled the output of the South squad in the 30th edition of the game but is behind the 51 scored by the Yankees in the 1992 contest and the 50 points tallied by the South in the 39th game.
Local stars shine in Ken Lantzy Finest 40 game
While the Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star Game brings football standouts from across the region to Greater Johnstown’s Trojan Stadium, Friday night’s contest took on a distinct Richland flavor as the South toppled the North 48-18 in the 44th edition of the summer football contest.
Former coach honored for long service
The venerable Jerry Page, former coach of Laurel Valley, always preached that football was so much more than just a game.
Page, whose son Greg of Homer-Center was the North squad coach Friday at the 44th Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star game, was honored prior to the start of the game.
North offense shows big gains during Lantzy practices
As the North offense prepared for tonight’s Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star game at Trojan Stadium on the campus of Greater Johnstown High School, tightening up issues with timing and terminology was at the top of the unit’s to-do list.
If the North’s offense takes the field and operates with machine-like precision tonight, it can thank the intersquad scrimmage on Tuesday as the breakthrough point of the group’s progress during the week.
Three quality quarterbacks bolster South’s chances in Lantzy Game
The South squad has an impressive arsenal of offensive talent on hand for Friday’s Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star Game, set for 7 p.m. at Trojan Stadium.
The Rebels have three skilled quarterbacks on the roster who have combined for nearly 5,000 yards passing and another 2,000 yards on the ground.
South changes defense after last year’s loss
After being thrashed 41-7 last year by the North, the South is hoping to rise again as it prepares for Friday’s Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star Game set for 7 p.m. at Greater Johnstown’s Trojan Stadium.
On defense, those plans will evolve around the change in defensive schemes that has been instituted with teams now required to run a 4-3.
North defense happy to get back to contact as Lantzy game approaches
It’s been a while since organized live contact on the football field has been a concern for anyone suiting up to play in Friday’s Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star game at Greater Johnstown’s Trojan Stadium.
Talking to members of the North defensive unit, that long wait came with a satisfying end on Monday when teams went into contact drills in the week-long preparations for the 44th edition of the region’s football showcase.
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