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January 16, 2013

Local Basketball in Brief | 1/17/13

JOHNSTOWN — High School Boys

Bishop Guilfoyle 53

Central Cambria 46

EBENSBURG – Central Cambria led by a point at halftime, but visiting Bishop Guilfoyle used a 14-3 third-quarter scoring advantage to earn a win.

Zach Petterson had 19 points, and Sam McCloskey had 14 for the Marauders.

Tanner Ambrisco netted 17 points for the Red Devils, while Will Seymour and Trevor Zearing each scored 11.

Windber 57, Everett 55 (OT)

EVERETT – Matt Barkley scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Windber squeak past Everett in overtime.

Tyler Zabrucky’s 12 points aided the Ramblers cause while Dan Tomlinson registered 10 points.

Trevon Ward’s 18 points topped the Warriors and Spencer McInroy picked up 14 points in the loss.

Shanksville-Stonycreek 68 Salisbury-Elk Lick 17

SHANKSVILLE – Shanksville-Stonycreek didn’t have a letdown following Tuesday night’s big WestPAC victory.

The Vikings routed visiting Salisbury-Elk Lick as Carter Slade netted 18 points, and Ryan Platt and Nathan Gardner each had 13.

Shanksville shut out the Elks 22-0 in the third quarter. Salisbury netted five 3-pointers, including three by team leading scorer Nathan Bodes, who had nine points.

Bishop Carroll 62

Forest Hills 30

SIDMAN – Twenty points from Brandon Martinazzi helped mush the Huskies past host Forest Hills. Marcus Lee scored 17 points and Scott Ranck added 10 for the guests.

Greater Johnstown 67 Westmont Hilltop 36

Johnstown used a 25-4 third-quarter scoring advantage to pull away from rival Westmont Hilltop at Doc Stofko Gymnasium.

Phillip Madison led the Trojans with 12 points. Daniel Barfield scored 11, and Roshon Fields had 10 points.

Mike Vliet led Westmont with a game-high 21 points.

Ligonier Valley 74

Purchase Line 28

LIGONIER – Ligonier Valley stormed to a 28-6 first-quarter advantage in a one-sided win over visiting Purchase Line.

Zack Yeskey had 21 points, Jordan Jones had 16 points, Alec Bloom had 11, and Scott Fennell, 10, for the Rams.

Richland 51

Bishop McCort 43

Host Richland overcame an 11-point deficit after a quarter to trump rival Bishop McCort. Matt Shaffer’s 15 points led the Rams attack while Luke Shertzer scored a dozen.

Nemo Trexler’s 17 points topped the Crimson Crushers while Billy Hipp notched 12 points.

Somerset 74, Bedford 58

SOMERSET – Jake Close hit seven of Somerset’s 13 3-pointers and tallied 25 points as the Golden Eagles beat visiting Bedford.

Brent Barron netted 14 points, and Zane Helsley had 10 for the Eagles.

Bedford’s Tyler Black had 17 points, and Zack Kendall scored 12.

Northern Cambria 64

Saltsburg 41

SALTSBURG – Adam Polites scored 31 points and Nick Lee grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Northern Cambria.

Steve Richards’ 14 points topped the hosts.

High School Girls

Westmont Hilltop 73

Bedford 30

BEDFORD – Paige Lamberson had five 3-pointers and 19 points, and Westmont used a 28-point second quarter to pull away from host Bedford.

Erin Rodgers scored 17 points, and Rachel Roper and Bridget Sheehan each scored 10 for Hilltop.

Blacklick Valley 70

Harmony 32

NANTY GLO – Five players scored in double digits as host Blacklick Valley defeated Harmony.

Josie Roberts led all scorers with 16 points, followed by Vikings teammates Breanna Rege and Allison Thomas with 13 each, and Jackie Sheesley with 10 points.

Lindsay Weltheroth led Harmony with 10 points.

Conemaugh Valley 46

North Star 31

BOSWELL – Lexi Hody’s 24 points led the way for the Blue Jays in a WestPAC win over North Star.

Jamie Cekada had six steals in the victory. 

Kayla Berkebile netted 10 points for the Cougars.

Portage 73, Ferndale 20

PORTAGE – The Mustangs raced out to a 32-0 lead in the first half and saw 10 of its 11 players score in a win over Ferndale.

Emily Chobany’s 16 points paced the Mustangs while Olivia McCabe scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds.

Paisley Zatek notched 12 points and registered six steals while Katie Nolan tallied 10 points.

Shade 50, Rockwood 44

ROCKWOOD – Emma Spinelli scored a career-high 31 points – with a 10-for-10 clip from the free-throw line in the second half – as Shade held on to beat the Rockets. Lexie Meck’s eight rebounds led the Panthers on the glass while Spinelli had nine steals.

Sam Emert’s 21 points led Rockwood.

College Men

Pitt-Greensburg 71

Mount Aloysius 65

CRESSON – Pitt-Greensburg upset top-ranked Mount Aloysius.

The Bobcats jumped out to an early 10-2 lead, and were able to extend that margin to 38-29 at the break.

Mount Aloysius struggled from the field in the first half, shooting just 23 percent. 

Trailing 65-67, with 22 seconds to play, Mount Aloysius had an opportunity to tie the game. 

But guard Jeff Stem was called for an offensive foul on the play.  Pitt-Greensburg was able to seal the victory at the free throw line.

Dameon Turner topped Mount Aloysius with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Demetrius Davis added 14 points and Stem had 12 points.

The loss is just the second conference setback on the season.

The Mounties will look to bounce back on Saturday when they travel to Medaille College.

Potomac State 92

Penn Highlands 76

KEYSER, W.Va. – Reggie Baker scored 32 points to lead Potomac State past visiting Penn Highlands on Wednesday.

The Black Bears were led by Jordan Swogger’s 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Rashaud Kelley had 12 points and 12 boards for Penn Highlands.

College Women

Mount Aloysius 62

Pitt-Greensburg 61

 CRESSON – Sophomore Olivia Rupp hit a free throw with 1.4 seconds to play to give Mount Aloysius a victory over Pitt-Greensburg.

The Lady Mounties trailed 32-17 at the intermission, but were able to put together an 18-2 run midway through the second half and take a 50-48 lead.

The teams exchange the lead for remainder of the game until Rupp's free gave Mount Aloysius the final advantage.

Junior Lindsy Sammarco led Mount Aloysius with a game-high 29 points.  Rupp had 14 points.

Kayla Dames paced Pitt-Greensburg with 13 points.  Emily Nelson and Chianti Sivek each scored 11 points.

Mount Aloysius outrebounded Pitt-Greensburg 36-34.

St. John’s 61, Pitt 32

PITTSBURGH – The Pitt women’s basketball team could not overcome a poor shooting effort, falling at St. John’s at Carnesecca Arena.

Redshirt freshman Loliya Briggs was the lone Pitt player in double figures with 10 points. The Panthers shot 20.3 percent in the contest. Pitt falls to 9-7 on the season, 0-3 in Big East action.

St. John’s forward Shenneika Smith led all scorers with 14 points. The Red Storm moved to 3-0 in the Big East, their best start since 1983-84.

 

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