High school roundup: Karns City boys lose in overtime
By Staff Reports
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, 11:51 p.m.
Confidence among Karns City's boys basketball players might've increased after the Gremlins' season-opening game against perennial WPIAL Class A playoff qualifier St. Joseph on Wednesday night.
Karns City took the host Spartans to overtime before falling, 62-60. St. Joseph's John Ferguson sank a 3-pointer as time expired just to force the extra period.
Andrew Johnston made 11 of 17 free throws during a 26-point performance for the Gremlins (0-1), who led, 40-31, after three quarters. Tyler Kepple added 11 points, 9 of which came from 3-pointers.
John Arcuri made three 3-pointers and went 9 for 9 at the foul line to finish with a game-high 28 points for St. Joseph (2-2).
Apollo-Ridge 56, Derry Area 34 — Lucas Burrell tied the game-high with 17 points for the Class AA Vikings (4-0), who cruised by Class AAA Derry (1-2). Also for Apollo-Ridge, Alex Smith scored 13 points, and Tre Tipton added 10 points. Burrell, Smith and Evan Davis each made a trio of 3-pointers.
Andy Panizzi led Derry with 17 points. Apollo-Ridge jumped out to a 23-8 lead by halftime.
Ford City 63, Leechburg 50 — David Lattanzio scored a game-high 20 points, including three 3-pointers, for the Class AA Sabers (2-2), who defeated Class A Leechburg (1-3). Lattanzio also shot 7 for 8 from the foul line.
Ben Richie and Alex Filipino scored 12 points apiece for Leechburg.
Karns City 60, Brookville 58 — Freshman LeAnn Gibson scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Gremlins (3-0) in District 9 play.
Shanel Preston and Annie Hegedus each added 14 points, and Emily LoPresti had 10 for Karns City.
Valley 44, West Shamokin 9 — David Batistig defeated Paul Escribano, 7-5, in overtime of the 138-pound bout to deliver West Shamokin (0-2, 0-1) its only contested win in the Section 3(B)-AA match.
John Wissinger won the 220-pound bout by forfeit. The Wolves forfeited four bouts to Valley (1-0, 1-0).
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