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Pine-Richland posts Section 3-AAAA upset

| Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012

Emily Johanson scored 19 points to lead Pine-Richland to a 62-52 upset win over Class AAAA No. 5 North Allegheny in Section 3 play Monday night.

Hanna Todorowski added 15 points for the Rams (11-4, 6-1). Alexis Aiken scored 14 and surpassed the 1,000-point mark in her career for the Tigers (12-4, 5-3).

Mt. Lebanon 77, Canon-McMillan 33 — Class AAAA No. 2 Mt. Lebanon (14-2, 7-0) got a game-high 18 points from Kelly Johnson and 17 from Liz Tommasi in a Section 4 win. Tara Schram led the Big Macs (5-11, 0-7) with 10 points.

Oakland Catholic 67, North Hills 16 — Jess Mrdjenovich's 14 points led Class AAAA No. 1 Oakland Catholic (16-0, 7-0) past North Hills (3-13, 0-8) in Section 3.

South Park 70, Mars 46 — Halie Torris scored 23 points, as Class AAA No. 1 South Park (13-1) captured a nonsection win. Ali Goetz had 14 points for Mars (6-11).

Bishop Canevin 50, Keystone Oaks 22 — Carly Forse scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Erin Waskowiak added 15 points for Class AA No. 2 Bishop Canevin (13-3, 7-1) in its Section 5 win over Keystone Oaks (11-5, 4-4).

Greensburg C.C. 65, Shady Side Academy 32 — Karly Mellinger scored a game-high 19 points to lead Centurions (11-2, 7-1) past Shady Side Academy (6-8, 4-3) in Section 3-AA.

Steel Valley 54, South Allegheny 32 — Taylor Szczepankowski led Steel Valley (13-3, 5-3) with 20 points, and CeCe Dixon added 19 points and 16 rebounds in a Section 5-AA win over South Allegheny (12-4, 4-4).

Mohawk 46, Beaver Falls 36 — Mohawk dealt Class AA No. 4 Beaver Falls its first section loss in a Section 2-AA contest. Shelby Brown had 16 points for Mohawk (12-4, 5-3), and Kiana Law led Beaver Falls (9-6, 5-1) with 13 points.

North Catholic 63, St. Joseph 37 — Sarah Goetz scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Class A No. 3 Trojanettes (12-5, 7-1) in their Section 2 win. Mallory Heinle led St. Joseph (9-6, 6-3) with 17 points.

Monessen 71, California 8 — Mariah Ward scored 31 points and had 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals to lead Class A No. 4 Monessen to a Section 4 win over California (4-11, 1-5). Lauren Johnson scored 13 points, and Natawsja Sosnak added 12 for Monessen (13-3, 8-0).

Fort Cherry 65, Carmichaels 39 — Beka Bellhy scored 26 points to lead Class A No. 2 Fort Cherry (16-0, 7-0) to a Section 3 win. Anna Cree led Carmichaels (11-5, 4-4) with 14 points.

Seton-La Salle 70, South Fayette 49 — Naje Gibson scored 16 points, and Angela Heintz and Natalie Piaggesi tallied 13 and 12, respectively, for Class AA No. 1 Seton-La Salle (14-0) in a nonsection win. Caitlin McLuckie led South Fayette (10-6) with 17 points.

Hempfield 72, Albert Gallatin 30 — Taylor Lubinsky scored a game-high 18 points to lift Class AAAA No. 4 Hempfield past Albert Gallatin in a Section 1 game. May Burns added 13 points, and Christina Santone had 12 for Hempfield (13-2, 7-1). The Spartans will look to avenge a Jan. 2 loss — their only section defeat this season — on Thursday when they host Kiski Area (12-4, 5-2) at 7:30 p.m.

Penn-Trafford 69, Connellsville 25 — Kylie O'Toole led Penn-Trafford (12-4, 7-1) with 13 points, and Maria Palarino added 10 in a Section 1-AAAA win. Ashton Grimm paced Connellsville (0-18, 0-7) with seven points.

Greensburg Salem 53, Yough 22 — Jayne and Claire Oberdorf each scored 12 points for Greensburg Salem (6-8, 3-4) in a Section 3-AAA win. The Golden Lions outscored Yough (4-10, 0-6), 26-6, in the second half.

Mt. Pleasant 49, Uniontown 31 — Alexa Szelong scored a game-high 15 points, and Casey Zelenak added 15 for Mt. Pleasant (11-3, 7-1) in its Section 3-AAA win. Three players — Lydya Dennis, Danasha Harris and Annissia Mosley — had seven points apiece for Uniontown (12-4, 7-1).

Laurel Highlands 51, Derry 36 — Tori Simpson's 11 points led Laurel Highlands (9-7, 4-4) to a Section 3-AAA win. Courtney Meyer led Derry (4-12, 1-7) with 11 points.

Blairsville 70, Jeannette 60 — Ciara Gregory scored a game-high 25 and Monique Redman added 21 points, but it was not enough as Jeannette (8-6) lost to Blairsville (11-1) in a nonsection game.

Boys basketball

Elizabeth Forward 71, Uniontown 57 — Nick Fekula and Eric Danko scored 25 and 22 points, respectively, in leading Elizabeth Forward (9-6) to a nonsection win. Danko added 13 rebounds in the win. Marcus Thomas had 23 points for Uniontown (10-4).


Latrobe 3, Moon 2 (OT) — Christopher Johnson scored the game-wining goal at the 2:51 mark of overtime to lift Latrobe past Moon in Class AA. Latrobe's Brandon Harris scored a second-period power-play goal to tie the game at one, and Adam Ferguson scored in the third on assists from Joshua Singley and Johnson to go ahead, 2-1.

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