High school roundup: West Shamokin's Glover scores 1,000th point
West Shamokin senior Jill Glover became the school's fifth basketball player — and first girl — to score 1,000 career points Thursday night in the opening round of the Wolves' holiday tourament.
Glover needed seven points and finished with 14 in a 57-27 win over nonsection foe Highlands. She scored her 1,000th in the second quarter with a put-back layup.
“That's what I've wanted since seventh grade,” Glover said of the achievement earlier this season. “It's my dream to do that. And it means a lot more because next year I'll be playing volleyball (at Edinboro), so this is it. I want to go out with a bang, I guess.”
Glover, who had six field goals and went 2 for 4 at the foul line, also grabbed 10 rebounds. Guards Lizzy Cornish and Kelly Clowser also contributed for West Shamokin (3-5), scoring nine and eight points, respectively.
Nikki Misejka led Highlands (1-5) with 14 points.
Ford City 55, Neshannock 45 — Allyson Cujas had a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds for Ford City (3-4), and Mya Gladysiewski added eight points and six assists in the non section matchup.
Neshannock (3-6) led, 30-27, at halftime.
Freeport 1, Valley 0 — Freeport (4-3) advanced to the championship game of the Riverview tournament after Valley (0-4) forfeited. The Vikings had just four players.
Apollo-Ridge 56, Leechburg 19 — Sarah Bonelli had 12 points to lead a trio of double-digit scorers for Apollo-Ridge, which raced past Leechburg to move on in the Apollo Trust Christmas tournament. Ashley Emminger and Brianna Fairman each added 10 points for Apollo-Ridge (6-2, 1-1). Miranda Reesman scored a team-high eight points for Leechburg (0-9, 0-3).
Kittanning 68, Avonworth 54 — Three players finished in double figures for Kittanning, which outscored Avonworth (3-6), 17-2, in the first quarter during a first-round game in the Deer Lakes Tournament. Alek Schaffer's 17 points led Kittanning (8-0), Sterling Henry contributed 15 and Vince Mead had 11.
West Shamokin 76, Redbank Valley 25 — Matt Marsh made five 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 18 points, and Anthony Rocco was four assists short of a triple-double, as he had 17 points, 11 rebounds for the Wolves (4-4) in the opening round of their tournament.
Apollo-Ridge 74, Harvest Baptist 52 — Josh Reynolds led four Apollo-Ridge players in double figures with 12 points, as the Vikings advanced to the final of the Apollo Trust Christmas Tournament.
Tre Tipton, Alex Smtih and Evan Martin each scored 10 for the Vikings (7-1), who led, 24-8, after the first quarter.
Saltsburg 51, Leechburg 46 — Saltsburg (1-3) advanced to the championship game of the Apollo Trust Christmas Tournament behind Steve Richards' 19 points. Dom Feilino added 10. Jacob Iellimo led Leechburg (3-5) with 14, and Randy Smail added 13.
Freeport 52, Slippery Rock 49 — Brendan Lynch scored a team-high 18 points to help Freeport advance in its own tournament. Robbie Miller added 10 points for Freeport (3-4, 1-2). Dustin Mellot led Slippery Rock (0-4) with 14 points.