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Serra girls keep Monessen winless, 69-40

| Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, 1:11 a.m.
Monessen's Chelsea Szakal tries to get a shot off against Serra's Kayla Webster, left, and Lyndsey Muschar. Photo by Rich Downer.

Monessen's girls' basketball team is still searching for its first win of the season after dropping a 69-40 decision at the hands of rival Serra Catholic in a Section 4 A contest Monday night.

The Lady Greyhounds (0-8, 0-2) fell behind 21-8 after one quarter and trailed 45-17 at halftime.

Chelsea Szakal scored 16 points and Mariah Ward 13 for Monessen, but it was nowhere near enough as the Lady Eagles (8-1, 2-0) had four players in double figures, led by Megan Sieg with a game-high 21 points.

Monessen will try to break its eight-game losing streak on the season Thursday when the Lady Greyhounds travel to Winchester Thurston.

Charleroi 46, Burgettstown 36

The Lady Cougars (8-5, 4-1) played three excellent quarters on the road in the Section 5 AA tilt.

Charleroi roared out to a 44-23 lead after three quarters before the hosts mounted a late charge to make the final score respectable.

“I thought we played great basketball for three quarters,” said Charleroi coach Joe Grodz. “We tried to milk the clock a little in the fourth quarter and then the shots we took didn't fall.”

Charleroi was led by Anjie Tilghman and Carina Gottheld with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Mia Woytovich scored all seven of her points in the second quarter as Charleori took a 24-12 halftime lead.

Burgettstown (0-11, 0-4) didn't have any players in double figures.

Charleroi hosts Bentworth Thursday.

BV Area 48, T. Jefferson 36

At Jefferson Hills, the Lady Leps' Jessica Slagus was under the weather, but that still didn't stop her from scoring 13 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead BVA (7-3, 3-1) to the Section 4 AAA win.

Slagus had nine points in the first half as BVA raced out to a 31-16 halftime lead.

Her sister, Kaitlyn, tallied nine points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds.

TJ (3-8, 1-3) got a game-high 15 points from jesse Hinkle.

BVA returns home Thursday to host Brownsville in section play.

Carmichaels 46, California 38

In a battle of Section 3 A early season leaders, the Lady Trojans (9-2, 1-1) bowed despite a 20-point effort from Courtnee McMasters.

Amanda Brown led Carmichaels (10-1, 2-0) with a 13-point night, 11 rebounds and five steals while teammate Morgan Berardi chipped in with 12 points.

The Lady Mikes took a 25-17 halftime lead and held on for the win.

Winchester Thurston 50, Frazier 45

The Lady Commodores (4-5, 1-1) were held scoreless in the first quarter of the Section 4 A game and never recovered.

Cassidy Guiser scored 17 points for Frazier, including 10 in the second quarter. Winchester Thurston (5-4, 2-0) was led by Brittany Humphries with 19 points.

Ringgold 44,Brownsville 22

The Lady Rams (6-4, 3-1) doubled up Brownsville (3-7, 0-4) in the Section 4 AAA contest.

No other information was made available to the Valley Independent on the game.

Indiana 53, Yough 18

In Section 3 AAA, host Indiana jumped out to a 22-0 lead over the lady Cougars and never looked back.

The winners (8-3, 4-0) got 14 points from Audrey Stapleton, 13 from Katlyn Huff and 12 from Abbey Karcher.

Yough (5-6, 1-4) got eight points from Larissa Tall.

Yough hosts Bentworth today.

Boys

E. Forward 82, Yough 58

EF (5-5) got 33 points from Jaquan Davidson in the non-section rout of Yough (4-8).

Jalen French (15) and Austin Matta (11) also hit double figures for EF.

Yough was led by Ben D'Amico with 21 points while Josh Sterner had 18 and Dom Miele added 11.

Yough goes to Laurel Highlands tonight.

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