— HIGH SCHOOL BOYS
Richland 71, Central Cambria 68
EBENSBURG – Richland’s run to the PIAA Class AA football semifinals forced the boys’ basketball team to postpone the start of its season, but it proved to be worth the wait as the Rams opened with a double-overtime win at Central Cambria on Monday night.
The Rams (1-0) struggled to score inside early as they made only eight of 27 attempts from close range during the first half, but had the shooting touch from outside when needed late in the game.
Aaron Miller forced overtime with a 3-pointer near the end of regulation and teammate Kyle Flick helped force the second overtime with a 3-pointer at the end of the first overtime.
Matt Shaffer led Richland with 26 points and 14 rebounds. Miller finished with 19 points and Flick finished with 16 points and seven steals. Richland also helped its cause with solid free-throw shooting in the second overtime.
The Red Devils (1-6) struggled at the line as they made 18 of 36 attempts.
Tanner Ambrisco led Central Cambria with 17 points and he made all four of the Red Devils’ 3-pointers. Trevor Zearing scored 14 points, while Dan Bowman netted 13, Will Seymour had 12 and Scott Holsinger added 10.
Bishop Carroll 64, Bedford 38
EBENSBURG – Bishop Carroll shrugged off a sluggish start with a 23-point second quarter en route to a win over visiting Bedford.
Scott Ranck led a quartet of Huskies (3-1) in double figures scoring with 15 points. Nik Suckinos netted 12 points, while Marcus Lee scored 11 and Brandon Martinazzi added 10.
Tyler Black and Zach Kendall scored 10 points apiece for the Bisons (0-3).
Gr. Johnstown 66, Cambria Heights 51
PATTON – Roshon Fields finished with 19 points and a game-high 22 rebounds as Greater Johnstown defeated Cambria Heights for its third straight win.
Philip Madison led the Trojans (3-2) with 22 points.
Greater Johnstown remains unbeaten in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference.
Isaac Vescovi scored a game-high 23 points for the Highlanders and Nathan Bearer added 10.
Johnstowns led, 19-9, at the end of the first quarter.
Shade 62, Ferndale 46
Shade tore out to a 22-9 advantage after one and led 39-19 at the half on its way to a victory at Ferndale.
The unbeaten Panthers (7-0) got a game-high 18 points from Brock Medva along with 16 points from Wade Walker.
Ray Hinton paced the Yellow Jackets (2-1) with 15 points and Chad Eisenhuth had 12 points.
Somerset 79, Forest Hills 44
SIDMAN – A total of 13 players scored for Somerset and the Golden Eagles made nine 3-pointers as they defeated Forest Hills.
Jake Close and Brent Barron each scored 14 points for Somerset and Jordan Willkow added 13.
Joe Donoughe led the Rangers (0-4) with 11 points. Hayden Fyock finished with 10 points.
Penn Cambria 69, Westmont Hilltop 52
CRESSON – Penn Cambria fell behind early but fueled by 27 points and 11 rebounds from A.J. Leahey, the Panthers (4-0) came back to defeat visiting Westmont Hilltop.
Luke Kleinmeyer scored 14 points for the Hilltoppers (0-5), who also got 12 points from Conor Mendelson and 11 from Mike Vliet.
Portage 70, Turkeyfoot Valley 45
Michael Bryja scored 21 points and made five of nine 3-pointers for Portage as the Mustangs beat Turkeyfoot Valley for their first victory.
Devin Brown chipped in with 14 points for Portage (1-3) and Cody Randall scored 10.
Austin Orndorff led the Rams (1-3) with 12 points and Brandon McClintock added 11.
Berlin 53, Windber 40
WINDBER – Jeremy Snyder led all scorers with 19 points as Berlin Brothersvalley (3-0) earned a road win.
Zac Cooney added 13 points for the Mountaineers.
Tyler Zabrucky topped the Ramblers with 13 points and Cody Stenger supplied 11 rebounds.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS
Chestnut Ridge 57, Bedford 48
NEW PARIS - Kylee Weyant led the way with 19 points as host Chestnut Ridge downed Bedford.
Mackenzie Feather added 13 points for the Lions (3-2), who also got 12 points from Kristi Batzel.
Lauren Fedorchalk topped the Bisons (0-4) with 18 points while Jasmine Williams and Hannah Grimes added 15 and 13 points, respectively.
Conemaugh Twp. 73, Gr. Johnstown 46
DAVIDSVILLE - Three Conemaugh Township players scored in double figures led by Kayla Luprek with 20 points as the Indians remained unbeaten with a victory over visiting Greater Johnstown.
Lyndy Baer supplied a double-double for Township (5-0) with 19 points and 10 assists while Kelsey Smith provided 17 points and Megan Boyer dished out nine assists to go with her nine points.
The Trojans (0-4) got 13 points and 10 rebounds from Ikeiah Burns while Shayla Smith had 11 points and 15 rebounds.
Richland 52, Conemaugh Valley 46
Sarah Pfeil scored 15 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead Richland to a win at Conemaugh Valley.
Freshman Morgan Instone added 11 points and nine rebounds for the unbeaten Rams (5-0).
Emily McCray topped the Blue Jays with a game-high 23 points and also grabbed eight rebounds. Teammate Jamie Cekada supplied nine boards for Conemaugh Valley (2-2).
Hope for Hyndman 45, Johnstown Chr. 32
HOLLSOPPLE – Hope for Hyndman outscored host Johnstown Christian 28-14 in the second half to earn a road win.
Maddie Sprankle led the Blue Jays with nine points.
Kadi Cosgrove had 17 points for the Hornets and Jessica Ringler added 10.
Penn Cambria 75 Philipsburg-Osceola 25
PHILIPSBURG – Bri Mulhern scored a game-high 30 points to lead Penn Cambria to a big road win.
Kaitlyn Krug added 18 points and five steals for the Panthers (2-2), who held the Mounties to single-digit scoring in all four quarters.