La Roche 76
Mount Aloysius 46
PITTSBURGH – Mount Aloysius’ season came to an end with a loss to top-seeded La Roche College in the AMCC tournament.
La Roche jumped out to an early 18-2 lead. But Mount Aloysius (17-10, 11-7) had two 7-0 runs to pull within five points with just under five minutes to play in the first half.
La Roche regained the momentum and took a 30-20 lead into the break.
A string of turnovers allowed La Roche to extend its lead to 18 points. But a Kaleigh Roop traditional three-point play with 15:01 to play pulled the Lady Mounties within 10 points. However, they were unable to get any closer the remainder of the contest.
La Roche’s full-court pressure forced 26 Mount Aloysius turnovers. The Lady Mounties also suffered one of their worst shooting performances of the year. They shot just 29 percent from the field, and were 5 for 25 from behind the arc.
Becky Bard topped Mount Aloysius with 15 points. Roop and Lindsy Sammarco each scored eight points.
Casie Cygan led La Roche with 18 points. La Shauna Brothers added 14 points and 14 rebounds.
Penn Highlands 80
Jordan Swauger had 22 points and eight rebounds, while Rashaud Kelley added 20 points and eight boards to lead Penn Highlands past Westmoreland County Community College
Jermaine Graves had 14 points and nine rebounds, and Grant Speigle netted 13 points and pulled down six rebounds.
Andy Carter of the Wolfpack led all scorers with 24 points.
The Black Bears will travel to Garrett College today to face the second-seeded Catamount of Potomac State at 3 p.m.
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Bedford’s Garrett Thomas said he wasn’t nervous at all.
United’s Tyler Oliver admitted that he was, even if he told his coaches that he wasn’t.
And Richland’s Nico Pecora said the pressure is on his family members, not him.
Nervous or not, those three, who were making their state tournament debuts, and six other local wrestlers won their first match at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships on Thursday morning to qualify for today’s quarterfinal round.
Day 1 gives ups and downs for region
There was plenty of talk about roller coasters on Thursday afternoon at the Giant Center, but it had nothing to do with the thrill rides across the parking lot at Hersheypark.
It was all about the ups and downs of the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Berlin boys wary of Trojans’ size, athleticism
On the same night last week that Berlin Brothersvalley was winning its first District 5-A title since 2007, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic was losing to eventual champion Lincoln Park in the WPIAL quarterfinals.
The Mountaineers (23-2), one of three area boys district champions set to begin opening-round action in the PIAA playoffs tonight, and Trojans (15-10) will square off this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center, site of Berlin’s 65-51 district championship win over Forbes Road.
Tomahawks return home to face Jets
Johnstown Tomahawks coach Jason Spence knows numbers can be deceiving.
For instance, the Tomahawks’ Matt Meier had two goals and three points on Saturday night. Goaltender Brett Young made 41 saves.
Those statistics are impressive for 60 minutes of work. Both players had solid efforts, especially during a road game. On paper, the numbers looked good enough for a victory.
Danel helping Falcons to Division III tournament
When Chelsea Danel was a senior at North Star, the Cougars were able to win a District 5-AA basketball title.
Now Danel, a senior at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, is a key contributor on a Falcons’ hoops squad which upset top-seeded Lebanon Valley 53-47 in the Commonwealth Conference championship on Saturday. It was the ninth title for the Falcons in 13 appearances.
Pirates, Jays rained out
The Toronto Blue Jays' spring training game at the Pittsburgh Pirates was rained out Thursday.
The game will not be made up.
Ferndale grad aiding Duquesne women’s hoops
Matt Schmidt was hired as an assistant coach for the Duquesne women’s basketball team in June.
Now the former Ferndale High School standout will have his first opportunity to experience March madness with the Dukes, who are the sixth-seed in the Atlantic 10 Tournament which opened Thursday in Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Va.
Icecats on way to national tournament
The Pitt-Johnstown hockey team needed to overcome some long odds to advance to the ACHA Men’s Division III national championship tournament in Coral Springs, Fla. next week.
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