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January 6, 2013

Conemaugh Valley girls send notice

JOHNSTOWN — The Conemaugh Valley girls made sure that teams in the WestPAC North don’t overlook them when talking about the contenders in the section.

The Blue Jays went on the road and defeated Conemaugh Township 44-40 on Friday, buoyed by 19 points from Emily McCray.

The Indians and Portage are also battling for the top spot in the North with Berlin and Meyersdale in control thus far in the South.

In the WestPAC boys, Shade, Shanksville, Berlin and Rockwood are battling for the top spot in the South while Conemaugh Township, Ferndale and Blacklick Valley appear to have the advantage in the North.

Section play also starts to get serious this week in the Laurel  Highlands Athletic Conference.

The boys of Bishop Guilfoyle, Bishop Carroll and Cambria Heights are 1-0 in Section 1 while Johnstown, Bishop McCort and Richland are 1-0 in Section 2.

In girls Section 1, Bishop Guilfoyle, Forest Hills and Central  Cambria are 1-0 while Richland, Westmont and Johnstown are 1-0 in  Section 2.

The Lady Rangers face a tough stretch this week hosting Westmont on Monday, Penn Cambria on Wednesday and then traveling to Guilfoyle on  Friday.

Wearing the stripes: There was an interesting situation prior to the  start of Friday’s Somerset at Greater Johnstown boys basketball game.

The Trojans’ scorer was designated as the official scorer but did not  have on the mandatory striped shirt.

All three officials questioned him about it, but it did not go beyond that.

Denny Gramling, a member of the Northern Cambria Chapter of Basketball Officials, explained the new rule, which went into effect this year.

“The official scorer, who is normally the home team’s scorekeeper, is the one who has to wear the striped shirt, or at least a striped pinny,” Gramling said. “If the officials had dug a little deeper, they could probably have hit the home team with a technical foul before the  game even started.”

Definitely something for teams to be aware of as the season progresses.

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