Monessen boys fall to 0-5; BVA girls suffer first loss

| Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, 12:11 a.m.

This is certainly rare air for Monessen boys basketball coach Joe Salvino.

And it isn't sweet smelling.

The Greyhounds dropped to 0-5 for the first time in Salvino's career after a 74-68 non-section loss to host Imani Christian.

The Greyhounds lost, despite having four players in double figures as Javon Brown scored 17 points, Tyler Yuille 16, Clintell Gillaspie 13 and Luke Doptis 12.

“We just don't have any consistency,” said Salvino. “Sometimes we play really well and other times we make dumb mistakes. Again, it goes back to not having anyone with any experience.

“We don't have any kids who have that basketball sense right now and when it is in crunch time, we sometimes seem to play timid. However, I have to say that they are working hard. They just have to develop trust within each other and continue to get game experience.”

Monessen outscored Imani 24-14 in the fourth quarter as Brown scored seven points and Yuille and Doptis added six each.

Imani (1-2) was led by Troy Simmons with 19 points, Khari Hicks with 18 and Elijah Booker with 17.

Monessen hosts Allderdice Thursday in the Greyhounds' home opener.

Carmichaels 50, Bentworth 47

The Bearcats (2-2) lost the non-section game despite getting a game-high 31 points from Cody Levine.

The Mikes (5-0) got 26 points from Brandon Lawless and 21 from Cory Fuller.

The score was tied 27-27 at halftime, but the host Mikes outscored Bentworth 15-11 in the third quarter to grab a 42-38 lead going into the fourth quarter.


Ringgold 50, Waynesburg 27

The Lady Rams (2-3, 1-1) evened their Section 4 AAA slate with the easy win after jumping out to a 15-2 lead.

Bailey Cooper led Ringgold with 12 points and five steals. She scored six points in the first quarter.

“We played a lot better,” said Ringgold coach Nick Mandich. “Our shooting is still not where it should be, but once we learn to finish inside, we will be OK.”

Waynesburg (2-3, 0-1) was led by Payton Lohr with 10 points.•Greensburg Salem 63,

BV Area 53

The Lady Leps (4-1) dropped their first game of the season, despite getting 19 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots from Jessica Slagus.

Natalie Bashada added 10 points for BVA.

Greensburg Salem (2-2) got 24 points from Jayne Oberdorf and 21 from her sister, Claire Oberdorf.

BVA travels to Waynesburg Thursday.

Frazier 41,

Jeff-Morgan 40

The Lady Commodores (3-1) eked out the non-section win as Kaley Barota made one of two free throws with five seconds to play in the game.

Frazier roared back after falling behind 20-7 after the first quarter.

Barota led Frazier with 13 points while Lauren Timko and Hannah Klein had 12 each.

J-M (2-3) got 13 points from Ally Bogden.

Uniontown 51, Yough 27

The host Lady Cougars (2-4, 0-2) scored just six points in the first half as they lost the Section 3 AAA contest.

Uniontown (5-0, 2-0) was led by Lydya Dennis with 16 points and Danasha Harris with 13.

Natalie Peebles scored eight points for Yough.

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