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JOHNSTOWN — High School Girls

Berlin 51, North Star 42: In Berlin, Aleesa Fieg hit three 3-pointers and scored a game-high 15 points to lead four Berlin Brothersvalley double-digit scorers in a win over visiting North Star.

Shelby Coughenour and Erica Craig each had 12 points, and Schyler McClucus scored 10 for Berlin, which improved to 8-0.

Kayla Rice had 10 points for the Cougars.

Portage 58, Meyersdale 27: In Portage, Emily Chobany had 18 points and four assists, and Olivia McCabe netted 16 points and added eight rebounds and three blocks as the Mustangs pushed their record to 9-1 with a home win over Meyersdale.

Katie Nolan had eight points and four steals for Portage. Courtney Dedik led Meyersdale with seven points.

Conemaugh Township 53, Shade 45: In Cairnbrook, Kayla Luprek and Gabby Williams scored 13 points each to help the Indians impose the season’s first loss on Shade.

Both teams are now 6-1.

Abby Robeerts added 10 points for the visitors.

Brittany Berkey scored 17 points to lead the Panthers while Emma Spinelli contributed 11.

Berkey had 10 rebounds, Spinelli eight assists and Destiny Pruss four steals.

Blacklick Valley 65, Johnstown Christian 58: In Tire Hill, Allison Thomas scored 32 points, and Morgan Fenchak had 12 as visiting Blacklick Valley defeated Johnstown Christian.

Sam Haynes 25 points and 18 rebounds for Johnstown Christian, and Maddie Sprankle added 12 points.

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