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By Valley Independent
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012

Ringgold closed the season on a losing note, bowing to host McGuffey, 67-50, in a Section 5 AAA game Friday night.

The Rams (5-17, 2-10), who closed the season on a three-game losing streak, fell behind 15-5 after one quarter and never caught up.

The Highlanders (13-8, 6-6) led 27-12 at halftime and held a commanding 50-26 lead going into the fourth quarter.

DaShore Majors scored 15 points for Ringgold and teammate Nick Greaves added 13.

McGuffey, which clinched a playoff berth with the win, was led by Kyle Rose with 16 points while teammates Caleb Reihner and Mitchell Dobryznski added 15 and 14 points, respectively.

Bentworth 73, Jefferson-Morgan 53

The Bearcats (18-3, 10-0) capped a perfect unbeaten season in Class A Section 3 with the win.

Bentworth started slow, leading only 33-26 at halftime. However, the Bearcats outscored J-M 26-17 in the third quarter as Tyler Delval scored 10 of his 21 points.

Eric Schoedel also scored 21 points for Bentworth, while Gannon Mitchell-Walls had 12 points and Chris Blackburn 10.

The section title is the second in three seasons for Bentworth and the 18-3 record represents the winningest season in Coach Bob Kennedy's 10-year career.

Travis Taylor scored 19 points for J-M.

Even with the loss, the Rockets (8-13, 5-5) will still be in the WPIAL playoffs as the third-place team in the section.

Southmoreland 61, Yough 57

Yough (6-16, 2-10) went out with a loss as the Scotties (14-6, 8-4) prepped for the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs by winning the Section 3 finale.

Tom Szatkowski scored a game-high 25 points for Southmoreland, including 11 in the first half when the winners took a 12-4 lead. Szatkowski had four three-pointers in the game.

Mark McCracken added 15 for the Scotties.

Yough was led by Dom Miele with 22 points, including 17 in the second half.

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