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.
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 – 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 – 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
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.
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.
Mount Aloysius 62
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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Bengals make low offer to Hawkins
Johnstown’s Andrew Hawkins grew up with the Cincinnati Bengals while following his older brother Artrell Hawkins Jr.’s NFL career.
The younger Hawkins could see himself wearing a Bengals uniform and playing wide receiver in Cincinnati for years to come. But the Bishop McCort High School graduate knows the business side of the NFL sometimes gets in the way of the storybook ending.
Second place little consolation to contenders
Perspective can be a tricky thing in athletics.
Just ask Richland’s Nico Pecora and Bedford’s Jon Gabriel.
PIAA wrestling notebook: Murin not pleased with fifth place
Max Murin won the first 36 matches of his varsity career.
But the Central Cambria freshman was disappointed after he dropped two consecutive bouts on Friday night at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Berlin girls avenge earlier loss to Portage
Berlin Brothersvalley was highly motivated to play Portage on Saturday in their PIAA Class A girls’ first-round basketball matchup at Central Cambria High School.
The Mountaineers, who lost at Portage earlier in the season, held the Mustangs to a single basket in the first half on 1 of 21 shooting Saturday and went on to a 59-42 victory.
Shade girls nip Bishop Carroll
Alexis Meck isn’t the first name that comes to mind when the Shade girls’ basketball team is the topic.
On Saturday, her name was the last in the scorebook as the Panthers edged Bishop Carroll 56-54 in a PIAA Class A first-round game at Pitt-Johnstown’s Sports Center.
Conemaugh Township eliminated
After weathering Summit Academy’s first-half dominance and using the third quarter as a springboard to their first lead of Saturday’s PIAA Class AA boys first-round game, it appeared that District 5 champion Conemaugh Township had solved the Knights.
At the very least, the Indians had frustrated them.
Quaker Valley trips Richland in OT
There were just two shots taken in the overtime on Saturday in the first-round PIAA Class AA boys’ basketball game between Quaker Valley and Richland.
The Quakers had both shots including the game-winner by Winter Fondi with time winding down in a 42-40 victory over the Rams in a nailbiter.
Tomahawks drop key decision
Just two weeks ago, the Johnstown Tomahawks had earned points in five straight games, with four victories during that span.
Not so long ago, Johnstown had moved into a tie for second place in the NAHL North Division.
Pitt slips past Clemson in OT
Lamar Patterson had a career-high 30 points, including a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left, as Pittsburgh overcome a five-point deficit in the final seconds of regulation and beat Clemson 83-78 in overtime Saturday.
Patterson’s 3 with 3 seconds left cut the Tigers’ lead to 67-65.
Robert Morris holds off St. Francis in NEC
Karvel Anderson and Lucky Jones came up big again for top-seeded Robert Morris, with 21 and 18 points, respectively, but clutch free throws by David Appolon preserved a 60-57 victory over sixth-seeded St. Francis in a Northeast Conference semifinal on Saturday.
The Colonials (21-12) advance to Tuesday’s championship for the fifth time in six years, facing fourth-seeded Mount St. Mary’s (15-16).
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