Tanner leads Cal Area past Frazier, 74-41
By The Valley Independent
Published: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
California Area rebounded from its second loss of the season by thrashing Frazier, 74-41, in a Section 5 AA contest.
The Trojans (14-2, 9-0) started slowly as they trailed after the first quarter, 17-12 as Roger Cline scored 10 of his team-high 22 points for Frazier (3-10, 2-6).
However, Cal came roaring back in the second quarter by outscoring the hosts 24-2 to take a 36-19 lead.
Tanner Huffman, who scored a game-high 28 points, had 12 in the big second quarter.
Brian Fisher backed Huffman in the scoring column with 19 for the Trojans, who remained perfect in the section.
Frazier resumes play tonight with a non-section game at Geibel.
Steel Valley 74,
The Rams got a game-high 26 point from John Maldonado, but it wasn't enough as the Ironmen won the Section 4 AAA game by 23 points.
Maldonado hit four three-pointers and scored 14 points in the first half and added 12 in the second half.
Steel Valley (9-6, 4-4) was led by Dorian Broadwater with 21 points, 16 in the first half when the winners took a 39-28 lead.
Also scoring double figures for the Rams (2-14, 1-7) was Dayshore majors with 11 points.
West Mifflin 60,
Elizabeth Forward 49
A cold shooting first half cost the Warriors (10-7, 4-4) in the Section 4 AAA game as the Titans (12-3, 7-1) took a 26-14 first half lead.
Jaquan Davidson scored 18 points for EF while Jalen French added 10.
West Mifflin was paced by Ryan Maha's game-high 20 points. Cleve Randolph added 12.
West Greene 48
The Bearcats dropped West Greene in Section 5 AA behind 18 points from Chris Blackburn and 17 from Cody Levine.
Also hitting double figures for bentworth was Angelo Rios-Lopez with 11 points.
West Greene got 14 points from Zak Grim.
Uniontown 76, Yough 44
The Cougars (6-10, 3-5) got hammered as they saw their modest two-game winning streak snapped by the Red Raiders ( 13-2, 7-1) in Section 3 AAA.
No other information was available on the game.
BV Area 56, Serra 53
Belle Vernon Area (11-4) handed Serra (13-2) its second loss of the season in the non-section contest as the Slagus sisters enjoyed a big night.
Jessica Slagus had 22 points and 15 rebounds as she closed to within 20 points of hitting 1,000 points for her career.
Kaitlyn Slagus also had 22 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.
Serra was led by Katie Seig with 13 points while Megan Seig and Nicole Piro each had 11.
BVA resumes at home Thursday with a section contest against Waynesburg.
California Area 56,
The Lady Trojans had no problem rolling to the non-section win as they led 15-3 after one quarter and upped the advantage to 27-8 at halftime.
Courtnee McMasters outscored Clairton by herself with 28 points. McMasters, who had a double-double, scored 18 points in the first half.
Tristen Conaway added 11 points for Cal (12-3).
California hosts Frazier tonight.
East Allegheny 38
The Lady Bearcats (5-10) won the non-section game going away as Taylor Pompei scored 19 points and Tori Cicci added 10.
EA (1-4) was led by Kaitlyn Keenan's game-high 21 points, which she scored by hitting seven three-pointers.
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