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Fredericktown Butcher Shop now 2-0

| Friday, July 12, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Fredericktown Butcher Shop moved to the top of the J. Budd Grebb Memorial Summer Basketball League Girls' Division standings with a 39-23 win over Bitonti's Barristers in a battle of 1-0 teams Wednesday.

Belle Vernon Area's Kaitlyn Slagus registered 20 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks to lead the way for the Butcher Shop.

Lady Leps teammate Bria Rathway added 12 points for Fredericktown, which held Bitonti's scoreless for the first six minutes of the game and led 28-5 at the half.

Meaghan Murphy, another BVA product, led the way for Bitonti's with nine points, eight coming in the second half.

The Butcher Shop went into cruise control in the second half as Bitonti's refused to quit fighting, getting as close as 14 points. Marissa Bitonti of California Area scored all six of her points for the Barristers from behind the arc in the second half.

Tommy Thomas State Farm 46, Lagerheads 43

In a battle of the early winless teams in the league, Tommy Thomas State Farm held on to nip Lagerheads, 46-45, in the opening game of the night and give former Monessen and Notre Dame standout Charel Allen her first win.

The game was back and forth throughout, until Waynesburg guard Kirsten Garber hit a layup with 1:27 remaining to give State Farm a 42-41 lead.

After a Lagerheads turnover, Charleroi Area's Mia Woytovich nailed a step-back 3-pointer from the corner to put State Farm up 45-41 with just over a minute to play. Woytovich finished with 15 points to go along with eight rebounds and six assists.

Lagerheads' Keyonna McCrae, who had four fouls in the early going, hit a layup after Woytovich's 3-pointer to get Lagerheads to within two, but Monessen's Monet Wade knocked down one of two free throws to give State Farm its final three-point lead as Lagerheads hit two free throws after State Farm fouls.

The Girls' Division picks back up Monday with Fredericktown Butcher Shop (2-0) taking on State Farm (1-1) at 7 p.m., followed by Bitonti's (1-1) tangling with Lagerheads (0-2) at 8 p.m.

Jeremy Sellew is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at jsellew@tribweb.com or 724-684-2667.

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