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High school roundup: Steel Valley boys win 6th straight

| Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, 11:36 p.m.
Mount Pleasant's Brooke Kalp (left) and Ashley Fearer force Yough guard Natalie Beers to turn the ball over during their January 3, 2013 contest in Herminie. Mount Pleasant downed Yough 41-20. Eric Schmadel | Tribune-Review

The Steel Valley boys basketball team used a big fourth quarter to win its sixth consecutive game, upending Hollidaysburg, 67-62, in a nonsection game Thursday.

Steel Valley (7-2) outscored the visitors, 23-13, in the final quarter.

Ajan Smith scored a game-high 32 points, Dorian Broadwater added 14 and Tyrieq Patterson 10 for Steel Valley.

Hollidaysburg received 25 points from Zach Ottaway and 20 from Brian Urban.

Girls basketball

Norwin 63, Albert Gallatin 42 — Norwin used a 25-10 fourth quarter to pull away with the Section 1-AAAA win.

Natalie Dittig scored 13, and Rachel Keto added 10 for the Lady Knights (5-5, 3-1).

Serra Catholic 91, Geibel 18 — Danielle Dindak hit six 3-pointers and scored 24 points as Serra won its Section 4-A opener.

Katie Sieg scored 21 and dished out nine assists, and Nicole Pero had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Eagles (8-1, 1-0).

Steel Valley 54, Brentwood 28 — Sydney Smith's 18 and C.C. Dixon's 16 points led Steel Valley (6-3, 2-1) to a Section 4-AA win.

The Lady Ironmen outscored Brentwood, 39-17, after the first quarter.

Jeannette 65, East Allegheny 10 — Ciara Gregory scored 26 points to lead Jeannette to a Section 3-AA win.

Ringgold 42, Thomas Jefferson 35 — Thomas Jefferson rallied from a 14-5 first-quarter deficit but came up short in a Section 4-AAA game.

Josie Schmidt led Ringgold (5-4, 2-1) with 23 points.

Paige Risley paced Thomas Jefferson (3-7, 1-2) with 13 points.

Winchester-Thurston 73, Clairton 46 — A rough third quarter was too much for Clairton (2-3, 0-1) to overcome in a Section 4-A loss.

The Lady Bears were outscored, 31-8, in the third. Justice Hall scored 17, and Taleese Ogletree added 15 for Clairton.

Mt. Pleasant 41, Yough 20 — Yough was held to nine points through three quarters in a Section 3-AAA loss.

Elaina Feerer led Mt. Pleasant (5-4, 2-1) with 11 points, and Yough (5-5, 1-3) was paced by Natalie Peebles' eight points.

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