High school roundup: Apollo-Ridge boys avoid Riverview's upset bid

| Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, 1:00 a.m.

Apollo-Ridge's boys basketball team narrowly avoided an upset Thursday night at home against Riverview.

The Vikings (10-2, 3-1) won, 41-37, after trailing Riverview (4-8) by two points through three quarters.

Evan Davis finished with a team-high 12 points, all of which came from 3-pointers. Josh Reynolds followed with nine points for the Vikings.

Sam Gonsowski scored a game-high 13 points for the Raiders, who were tied at 20 at halftime.

Girls basketball

Ford City 63, Leechburg 20Allyson Cujas scored a game-high 21 points, and Christina Davis added 11 for Ford City (5-5, 2-2) in the Section 1-AA victory.

Missy Jones led Leechburg (0-12, 0-5) with 14 points. Just one other player, Miranda Reesman, scored for the Blue Devils.

Burrell 51, West Shamokin 26 — Burrell (8-1, 4-0) outscored West Shamokin, 23-2, in the first quarter and cruised to a Section 1-AA victory.

Jaila Manga, Jessica Cercone and Natalie Myers each scored 13 points for the Bucs.

Jill Glover had 13 points for the Wolves (6-7, 2-3).

Hampton 63, Freeport 18 — Freeport (4-8, 2-3) trailed, 10-8, after the first quarter of the Section 1-AAA game but was outscored, 24-4, in the second.

Sara Pilarski scored a team-high 20 points for Hampton (9-3, 5-0), which had 11 different players with at least one field goal.

Nicole Miller led Freeport with seven points.


Ford City 13, Carrick 1 — Ford City (10-1-1) scored five short-handed goals and put two in the net during power plays in its Open Class blowout.

Luke Gross had four goals — three short-handed — and two assists, while John Phelps earned six helpers for the Sabers. Joe Cippel, Robert Kinsey, Josh Oliver and Eli Thompson each had three-point games.

Cody Deresh made 18 saves for Carrick (2-9).

Kittanning 10, Greensburg Central Catholic 0 — Hunter Grafton scored just 17 seconds into a first period in which Kittanning (8-3-1) had six goals.

Grafton finished with a goal and five assists in the Class A game, while Christian Miller scored four times, and Cody Toy accumulated five points (one goal, four assists).

Cameron Langham made 13 saves to earn the shutout. William Potter had 34 saves for Greensburg Central Catholic (0-13).

Freeport 8, Deer Lakes 5 Cole Hepler finished with five points, including four goals, for Freeport (9-2-1) in the Class A home win. Greg Newman had four assists, while John Bird had two.

Dom Digiacobbe made 34 saves in net for the Yellowjackets, and Lucas Gapsky had 22 stops for Deer Lakes (4-8-1).


Kittanning 56, Marion Center 15 — Seven pinfall wins highlighted a senior night victory for Kittanning (4-2).

Brendon Malia (106 pounds), Jason Nolf (138), Christian Emminger (145), Nick Croyle (152), Jacob Robb (170), Zac Croyle (195) and David Grafton (285) all put opponents on their backs.

Nathan Watt secured a 15-0 technical fall in the 182-pound bout.


Morgan Joseph won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly during Kittanning's 84-55 loss to Burrell in Section 4-AA competition. She was the lone Wildcat among the boys and girls meets to place first.

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