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BVA roars back to defeat TJ

| Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Geibel's Amanda Hanabeck (4) tries to knock the ball away from Frazier's Hannah Kline during Thursday's game. Lori Padilla/For the Daily Courier

Belle Vernon Area took a little more than two quarters to get the juices flowing, but once that happened the Lady Leps came out on top.

BVA came from behind to defeat visiting Thomas Jefferson, 55-41, in a Section 4 AAA game Thursday night.

The Lady Leps (14-4, 8-2) went into halftime trailing 27-22 and were down by 10 points early in the third quarter before they caught fire.

In the big third, Tiernie Singleton and Kaitlyn Slagus scored seven points each as the Lady Leps turned a 10-point deficit into a 42-38 lead going into the fourth quarter.

For the game, BVA was led by Jessica Slagus with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Kaitlyn Slagus added 16 points and 11 rebounds.

TJ (7-12, 4-6) got 18 points from Alexis Yanief.

Ringgold 54, Brownsville 19

The Lady Rams (9-9, 6-5) clinched a playoff berth with the big Section 4 AAA win on senior night.

Ringgold bolted out to a 32-4 halftime lead as coach Nick Mandich substituted early and often.

“It was our senior night and everybody played,” Mandich said. “It was nice to see the girls get into the playoffs after us suffering so many injuries every year. It was a nice night for the girls.”

Ringgold was led by Tara Foster with 12 points and seven steals, while teammate Josie Schmidt had nine points and 10 rebounds.

Nobody scored in double figures for Brownsville (5-14, 1-10).

Frazier 55, Geibel 27

The Lady Commodores (9-8, 4-3) won the Section 4 A game as Cassidy Guiser scored 16 points to lead the way.

Frazier also got 14 points from Lauren Timko and 10 from Hannah Kline.

Frazier jumped out to a 13-2 lead after one quarter and built on the lead from there.

Geibel (3-16, 0-8) was led by Peyton McIntyre with 11 points.

West Greene 49, California 37

The Lady Trojans (13-6, 4-4) were upset at West Greene (11-8, 3-5) as the Pioneers got 16 points and 13 rebounds from Madison Raber and 13 points and 12 rebounds from Alyssa Raber.

Cal was led by Courtnee McMasters' game-high 21 points. Teammate Natalie Baron added 10 points.

California has lost four of its last six games after an 11-2 start.

Indiana 59, Yough 16

Yough (7-13, 2-9) was no match in this Section 3 AAA game against Indiana (13-6, 8-2).

Audrey Stapleton had 22 points for the winners while Katie Ray had 14. Nobody hit double figures for Yough.

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