The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

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December 20, 2006

Local sports briefs 12/21


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Westmont 65, Johnstown 56

Host Westmont remained undefeated on the season with a nine-point Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference victory over Johnstown on Wednesday night.

The Hilltoppers (6-0) held a 16-point lead after one quarter before holding off rival Johnstown.

Joe Stephenson and Joe Balog each netted 14 points for Westmont. Jordan DeMarco scored 12 points and David Young collected 13 boards.

Paul Weatherly scored 22 points for the Trojans (5-2). Demetrius Young added 18 points and Nijan Joiner added 11 points in the loss.

The two teams combined to make 20 3-pointers on the night. Johnstown sank 11, while Westmont knocked down nine.

Saltsburg 65, Laurel Valley 45

NEW FLORENCE – Aaron Ulisse led Saltsburg with 19 points and John Nepsha scored 17 in a win over Laurel Valley.

Patrick Hall scored 13 points and Shane Dickert added 10 points and had 10 rebounds for Laurel Valley.

C.Heights 58, Forest Hills 50

PATTON – The Highlanders dug an 11-point hole by the end of the first quarter, but rallied to finish with a 22-point fourth quarter to defeat the visiting Rangers.

Adam McCombie had 15 points for the Highlanders while Steve Sharbaugh tallied 12.

Matt Skoner hit four 3-pointers en route to a 16 point night. Devin Richardson added 13 points and Jon Kirby had 10.

Bishop McCort 81, Bishop Carroll 59

EBENSBURG – Wayne Jones led Bishop McCort with 16 points in a win over Bishop Carroll.

Zak Boyd scored 13 points, Kent Malzi scored 11 points and Zach Freeman and Jack Schrey each scored 10 for the Crimson Crushers.

Victor Tranquillo scored a game-high 24 points for Bishop Carroll and Adam Crookshank added 12 for the Huskies.

Ligonier 52, Penns Manor 36

LIGONIER – Tyler Ulery scored 12 points and had nine rebounds as Ligonier defeated visiting Penns Manor.

The Mounties made 27 of 49 free throw attempts.

United 52, Homer-Center 36

ARMAGH – Bobby Simon scored 21 points as United broke a six-game losing streak to Homer-Center with a one-sided win.

Greg Yaworski had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Lions, who improved to 5-1 and 4-1 in the Heritage Conference.

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