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.
Richland's Pecora is one of two local wrestlers in state finals
It has never been easy for Nico Pecora to just be himself on the wrestling mat.
He’s always been the son of legendary Pitt-Johnstown coach Pat Pecora. And the younger brother of standout Marco Pecora.
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Bishop Carroll boys continue in playoffs
Bishop Carroll trailed just once on Friday in its PIAA Class A first-round contest against Clarion-Limestone at Richland High School.
After that early 3-0 deficit, the Huskies never looked back rolling to a dominating 81-42 victory over the Lions.
North Catholic rolls over Berlin in Class A
Berlin Brothersvalley had a hot start and an uptempo finish in the PIAA Class A boys’ basketball playoffs on Friday night at Pitt-Johnstown.
But Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic rode 6-foot-9 senior center Dominic Robb inside, and used an 11-0 spurt to open the third quarter to pull away in a 56-44 victory at the Sports Center.
Somerset eliminated from Class AAA tourney
Lancaster Mennonite unleashed its offensive arsenal against Somerset on Friday night in first-round PIAA Class AAA basketball tournament action at Richland High School.
The second and fourth quarters were the downfall for the Golden Eagles who fell behind in the second and could never quite get back on track, falling 70-44.
Richland rolling forward
Richland High’s boys’ basketball team made history last weekend. Now, the Rams want to add a few more details to this memorable story.
Coach Greg Burke’s team won the program’s first District 6 boys’ basketball title since 1975 in convincing fashion over Central on March 1.
Tomahawks lose shutout
The adage – as Johnstown Tomahawks coach Jason Spence affirmed after his squad’s 2-0 loss to the Janesville Jets on Friday at Cambria County War Memorial Arena – is that you can’t win if you don’t score.
While the Tomahawks came up short on the scoreboard, they weren’t short on chances.
McCutchen leads Pirates offense in loss to Twins
Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
McCutchen went 3 for 3, scored twice and drove in two runs. The reigning NL MVP is 8 for 11 in four games this spring.
Richland wrestler reaches PIAA title match
Nico Pecora gave the area its second state finalist at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships tonight.
Bedford wrestler reaches state championship match
Bedford will have a state finalist for the second consecutive season, but it will not be the same one.
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