High School Boys
Blacklick Valley 72 Harmony 42
NANTY GLO – The Vikings hit seven 3-pointers in the first half on their way to building a 44-15 lead over the visiting Owls. Dalton Cesarz ended with 30 points and 14 rebounds while teammate Johnny Sheesley supplied 17 points.
Logan Sral’s 16 points topped Harmony while Nathan Young netted 10 points.
PORTAGE – Chad Eisenhuth scored 17 points and Isaiah Sajatovich 11 as Ferndale overcame a 14-6 first-quarter deficit.
Devin Brown led Portage with 15 points.
Conemaugh Twp. 72 Windber 38
WINDBER – Jeff Fisher scored 16 points, and Dillon Boyer and Jeff Callihan each netted 12 as Conemaugh Township beat host Windber.
Dan Tomlinson had 10 points for the Ramblers. Bryce Spak had nine rebounds, and Steve Pipon grabbed eight boards.
Cambria County 57 Belleville Mennonite 40
BELLEVILLE – Dom Williams’ 34 points led Cambria County Christian to a road win over the Trojans. Zach Wingard tallied 10 for the Panthers.
Austin Byler’s 12 points led a trio of Belleville Mennonite scorers in double figures. Noah Anders scored 11 points and Steven Yoder notched 10.
High School Girls
Belleville Mennonite 36 Cambria County 24
BELLEVILLE – The Trojans’ Rachel Anders tallied 17 points in her squad’s win over visiting Cambria County Christian.
Alexis Wolfe scored 10 points for the Panthers.
Penn Cambria 50 Bishop Carroll 20
EBENSBURG – The Panthers’ Kaitlyn Krug led all scorers with 18 points and Emily Roberts tallied 12 of her own in a win over Bishop Carroll.
Brooke Mento’s eight points and six rebounds led the Huskies.
Bishop Guilfoyle 69 Cambria Heights 38
PATTON – Halee Adams scored 30 points and Bishop Guilfoyle used a shutdown defensive effort in the second half to beat host Cambria Heights.
Devin Stessney added 15 points, and Kayla Bates, 13, for Guilfoyle.
The Marauders held Heights to four points in the second half, including only one in the third quarter.
Lindsey Kosick led the Highlanders with 17 points.
Blacklick Valley 66 Harmony 36
WESTOVER – Heather Marsh scored 16 points and had 11 rebounds, and Allison Thomas netted 18 points as visiting Blacklick Valley beat Harmony.
Josie Roberts had 10 points for the Vikings. Lindsay Weltheroth led Harmony with 14 points.
Bishop McCort 66
Greater Johnstown 50
Mackenzie Barbin scored a game-high 22 points as Bishop McCort beat host Johnstown in the LHAC.
Steph Hrbal had 12 points and Leigh Burkhart added 11 for the Crushers, who built a 23-9 first-quarter advantage.
Johnstown’s Tashayla Smith had 17 points, 23 rebounds and five steals. Lexi Lindrose had 15 points.
SOMERSET – Four Richland scorers reached double figures as the Rams slammed Somerset. Katie Gehlmann’s 15 points led the quartet while Alexis Dona and Sarah Pfeil each scored a dozen points.
Morgan Instone pitched in 10 points for the Rams, who also received nine assists from Gehlmann.
Sydney Geary’s 10 points led the Golden Eagles.
High School Boys
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Bengals make low offer to Hawkins
Johnstown’s Andrew Hawkins grew up with the Cincinnati Bengals while following his older brother Artrell Hawkins Jr.’s NFL career.
The younger Hawkins could see himself wearing a Bengals uniform and playing wide receiver in Cincinnati for years to come. But the Bishop McCort High School graduate knows the business side of the NFL sometimes gets in the way of the storybook ending.
Second place little consolation to contenders
Perspective can be a tricky thing in athletics.
Just ask Richland’s Nico Pecora and Bedford’s Jon Gabriel.
PIAA wrestling notebook: Murin not pleased with fifth place
Max Murin won the first 36 matches of his varsity career.
But the Central Cambria freshman was disappointed after he dropped two consecutive bouts on Friday night at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Berlin girls avenge earlier loss to Portage
Berlin Brothersvalley was highly motivated to play Portage on Saturday in their PIAA Class A girls’ first-round basketball matchup at Central Cambria High School.
The Mountaineers, who lost at Portage earlier in the season, held the Mustangs to a single basket in the first half on 1 of 21 shooting Saturday and went on to a 59-42 victory.
Shade girls nip Bishop Carroll
Alexis Meck isn’t the first name that comes to mind when the Shade girls’ basketball team is the topic.
On Saturday, her name was the last in the scorebook as the Panthers edged Bishop Carroll 56-54 in a PIAA Class A first-round game at Pitt-Johnstown’s Sports Center.
Conemaugh Township eliminated
After weathering Summit Academy’s first-half dominance and using the third quarter as a springboard to their first lead of Saturday’s PIAA Class AA boys first-round game, it appeared that District 5 champion Conemaugh Township had solved the Knights.
At the very least, the Indians had frustrated them.
Quaker Valley trips Richland in OT
There were just two shots taken in the overtime on Saturday in the first-round PIAA Class AA boys’ basketball game between Quaker Valley and Richland.
The Quakers had both shots including the game-winner by Winter Fondi with time winding down in a 42-40 victory over the Rams in a nailbiter.
Tomahawks drop key decision
Just two weeks ago, the Johnstown Tomahawks had earned points in five straight games, with four victories during that span.
Not so long ago, Johnstown had moved into a tie for second place in the NAHL North Division.
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).
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