High School Roundup: Shorthanded Valley comes up big
It's usual shorthanded self, Valley's girls basketball team put together its second win of the season, beating Freeport with five players Monday in Section 1-AAA play.
Valley overcame a five-point halftime deficit to down Freeport, 53-51, as sophomore Kaylyn Iacopino scored 20 points and Lashay Madison added 19 for the Vikings (2-9, 2-6).
Madison made good on 9 of 10 free throws.
“That was a really good experience for the girls,” Valley coach Jeff Cheatham said. “For the first time we had a practice with all five players there for the last two days and that made a difference. It paid off.”
Zoe Soilis scored a season-high 20 to lead Freeport (6-9, 4-4).
Kittanning 46, Knoch 32 — Emily Knepshield recorded 12 points for the Wildcats (8-8, 6-2), and Alaina Thomas chipped in 10 as Kittanning defeated Knoch (3-12, 2-6) for their second straight Section 1-AAA win.
Kittanning used a 17-6 second-quarter run to take a 10-point lead into halftime.
Sam Logan and Allie Megahan led Knoch with eight points each.
St. Joseph 44, Ellis School 20 — Mallory Heinle returned to the lineup from an ankle injury to score 18 points and convert 8 of 8 free throws for St. Joseph (7-7, 4-4) in a Section 2-AA road win over Ellis School (4-10, 2-6). The Spartans also got 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists from Amanda Klawinski.
Springdale 57, East Allegheny 33 — Springdale (9-8, 4-3) rolled to an early lead and cruised to a Section 3-AA win over East Allegheny (1-13, 0-8). The Dynamos led, 38-4, at halftime.
Amanda Koprivnikar led all scorers with 13 points, and Sydney Smajda had 12 for Springdale (9-8, 4-3).
Deer Lakes 44, Ford City 27 — Becca Babincak scored her 1,000th career point and finished with 21 points for Deer Lakes (12-2, 5-1) in the Section 1-AA win over Ford City (8-7, 4-4).
Danielle Kearns scored 10 points, eight blocks, and 11 steals for the Lancers (12-2, 5-1). Allyson Cujas led Ford City with nine points.
Deer Lakes 43, Springfield Local (Ohio) 33 — Tim Jaczesko hit four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 19 points, and J.J. Kowalkowski added 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lancers (10-5) to a win in the Youngstown Showcase.
Jaczesko added five steals and five assists in the win.
Leechburg 60, United 52 — Randy Smail led Leechburg with 15 points, and Chris Swank added 14 and 11 rebounds for Leechburg (7-8) in a non-section win over United (0-15).
Jacob Iellimo added 12 points and 14 rebounds for Leechburg.
Deer Lakes 11, Bishop McCort 3 — Thomas Lisowski and Mitchel Rupprecht both recorded hat tricks for Deer Lakes in a Class A win over Bishop McCort.
Rupprecht had four points total in the contest. Zach Luniewski scored two goals and notched three assists for the Lancers.