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Local roundup: West Shamokin avenges defeat

| Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, 11:48 p.m.

With revenge in mind, West Shamokin's boys basketball team cruised by Summit Academy for a Section 1-AA home victory Tuesday night.

The Wolves (9-7, 4-3) won, 74-57, to make up for a three-point loss to the Knights (4-11, 2-5) on Dec. 18.

Anthony Rocco thrived, scoring a game-high 34 points, and Zane Closwer added 15 for West Shamokin, which led, 39-17, at halftime. Nine players had at least one point for the Wolves.

DaShaan Smith scored 30 points for Summit Academy.

Freeport 45, Valley 31 — Robbie Miller and Fred Pastoria finished with 13 and 11 points, respectively, in a Section 1-AAA win for Freeport (6-7, 3-5), which held Valley (3-11, 1-7) to one point in the third quarter.

St. Joseph 68, Apollo-Ridge 58 — Apollo-Ridge (12-4) led by three after the first quarter but was outscored by 18 in the next two quarters of the nonsection game.

Evan Davis sank four 3-pointers during a 14-point performance for the Vikings. Tre Tipton added 12, and Alex Smith had 11.

John Arcuri scored a game-high 31 points for St. Joseph (8-9), and John Ferguson added 19.

Girls basketball

Ellwood City 48, Kittanning 33 — Emily Knepshield scored a game-high 16 points for Kittanning (8-9) in the nonsection game.

Asia Borders led a trio of double-digit scorers for Ellwood City (8-10) with 13 points.

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