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February 22, 2014

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JOHNSTOWN — HIGH SCHOOL BOYS

Conemaugh Township advances

WARFORDSBURG – Ben Wilson scored 17 points to help Conemaugh Township edge Southern Fulton 47-43 and advance to the next round of the District 5 Class A boys playoffs.   

“We got some confidence early,” said Conemaugh Township coach Chuck Lesko. “Wilson hit some 3s early in the game that put us ahead.”

Conemaugh Township’s Jeff Callihan tallied 12 points in the playoff win. 

Southern Fulton started to make a comeback in the second half, outscoring Conemaugh Townhip 28-17. 

“We knew they would come back,” Lesko said. “We just had enough of a lead to hold them off.”

Southern Fulton’s Connor Litton scored a game-high 20 points in the loss. 

Forbes Road bounces Shanksville

EVERETT – Forbes Road’s Chase Shaw scored a game-high 25 points to help defeat Shanksville-Stonycreek 58-53 in an overtime thriller. 

The Cardinals’ Macklin Hawkins had 17 points in the playoff win. 

The Vikings’ Jake Wilt led the team with 12 points. Tanner Ferko and Ryan Platt each tallied 11 points in the loss.

Shanksville-Stonycreek ended its season at 19-6.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

Cambria County bumped in semi

MUNDYS CORNER – Torri Erdman’s 24 points led Sunbury Christian to a 53-35 semifinal victory over tournament host Cambria County Christian on Friday.

Sunbury Christian advances to today’s ACAA Tournament championship to face Juniata Mennonite. The Panthers play western rival Great Commission in the third-place game, also slated for today.

Faith Gingrich also netted 12 points in the win.

The Panthers’ Alexis Wolfe scored 15 points while teammate Taylor Campbell tallied 14.

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