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PITTSBURGH – Pitt sophomore Brianna Kiesel had 12 of her 17 points in the second half, but it was not enough as the Panthers dropped a 65-48 decision to Rider on Sunday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center.
The contest marked the sixth annual Hometown vs. Hunger contest as fans donated non-perishable goods for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
Junior Asia Logan had 12 points and 13 rebounds, her fourth career double-double. Logan has recorded double-digit rebounding totals in five games this season for the Panthers (6-4).
Rider (5-4) was paced by 20 points from senior guard Sironda Chambers, who also drained three of the Broncs’ four 3-pointers.
A long jumper from the left side by Ashlee Anderson gave Pitt a
9-2 edge at the 15:22 mark. The Panthers converted four of their first eight shots of the game, but from that point the offense stalled.
Pitt made just four of the its remaining 23 shots of the first half.
Rider took advantage of the missed shots and the 10 Pitt turnovers, taking its first lead at the 1:48 mark of the first period on a three-point play from Carleigh Brown.
The Panthers drained two of their final three shots of the stanza to make it a two-point game (24-22) at intermission.
Pitt tied the game three times in the first 3:45 of the second half. A layup and subsequent free throw from sophomore Chyna Golden tied the score at 32-32 with 16:16 showing.
Penn Highlands scores victory
Penn Highlands defeated the Community College of Baltimore County-Dundalk 71-66 in Maryland.
Three Black Bears finished with double-doubles, led by Rashaud Kelley’s 18 points and 12 rebounds, Josh Corbett’s 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Larry Rascoe’s 10 points and 10 assists.
Jordan Swauger had 16 points while Grant Speigle contributed nine points and 13 rebounds.
Penn Highlands is 3-5. The Black Bears are idle until they host their first home game of the season on Jan. 10 against Pitt-Titusville.
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Bishop Carroll boys continue in playoffs
Bishop Carroll trailed just once on Friday in its PIAA Class A first-round contest against Clarion-Limestone at Richland High School.
After that early 3-0 deficit, the Huskies never looked back rolling to a dominating 81-42 victory over the Lions.
North Catholic rolls over Berlin in Class A
Berlin Brothersvalley had a hot start and an uptempo finish in the PIAA Class A boys’ basketball playoffs on Friday night at Pitt-Johnstown.
But Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic rode 6-foot-9 senior center Dominic Robb inside, and used an 11-0 spurt to open the third quarter to pull away in a 56-44 victory at the Sports Center.
Somerset eliminated from Class AAA tourney
Lancaster Mennonite unleashed its offensive arsenal against Somerset on Friday night in first-round PIAA Class AAA basketball tournament action at Richland High School.
The second and fourth quarters were the downfall for the Golden Eagles who fell behind in the second and could never quite get back on track, falling 70-44.
Richland's Pecora is one of two local wrestlers in state finals
It has never been easy for Nico Pecora to just be himself on the wrestling mat.
He’s always been the son of legendary Pitt-Johnstown coach Pat Pecora. And the younger brother of standout Marco Pecora.
Richland rolling forward
Richland High’s boys’ basketball team made history last weekend. Now, the Rams want to add a few more details to this memorable story.
Coach Greg Burke’s team won the program’s first District 6 boys’ basketball title since 1975 in convincing fashion over Central on March 1.
Tomahawks lose shutout
The adage – as Johnstown Tomahawks coach Jason Spence affirmed after his squad’s 2-0 loss to the Janesville Jets on Friday at Cambria County War Memorial Arena – is that you can’t win if you don’t score.
While the Tomahawks came up short on the scoreboard, they weren’t short on chances.
McCutchen leads Pirates offense in loss to Twins
Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
McCutchen went 3 for 3, scored twice and drove in two runs. The reigning NL MVP is 8 for 11 in four games this spring.
Richland wrestler reaches PIAA title match
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Bedford wrestler reaches state championship match
Bedford will have a state finalist for the second consecutive season, but it will not be the same one.
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