High school roundup: Kittanning boys solidify playoff spot
At this point in the season, Kittanning's boys basketball team can go only up in the Section 1-AAA standings.
The Wildcats are solidly in third place after beating Freeport, 73-40, Friday night on the road. Kevin Barnes led all scorers and a trio of Kittanning players in double figures with 18 points. Eric Hulings scored 16 points, while Sterling Henry chipped in 13 for the Wildcats (15-3, 8-3).
Brendan Lynch scored 11 points to pace the Yellowjackets (8-8, 3-6). Kittanning will finish its section schedule at home against second-place Indiana (14-5, 8-2) on Feb. 8.
Burrell 57, Apollo-Ridge 41 — Apollo-Ridge (13-6, 4-4) led, 23-21, at halftime but failed to slow Burrell (13-6, 6-2) in the second half of the Section 1-AA game. During the fourth quarter, the Vikings were outscored, 17-5.
Evan Davis sank five 3-pointers to finish with a team-high 15 points for Apollo-Ridge.
Pete Spagnolo scored 20 points, and Alex White added 10 for Burrell.
Deer Lakes 62, West Shamokin 56 — Anthony Rocco scored 20 points, and Damon Craig and Zane Clowser followed with 14 and 10, respectively, for West Shamokin (9-8, 4-4), which led, 45-38, after three quarters.
Tim Jaczesko finished with a game-high 26 points for Deer Lakes (14-5, 8-1) in the Section 1-AA game.
Imani Christian 76, Leechburg 50 — Leechburg fell behind quickly and couldn't recover in Seciton 4-A play with Imani Christian (9-7, 7-1).
Jacob Iellimo tied a game-high with 22 points, and Randy Smail had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (7-11, 2-6).
Ford City 48, Shady Side Academy 25 — Christina Davis registered 15 points and 12 steals for the Sabers in a nonsection victory over Shady Side Academy (7-12).
Allyson Cujas chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds for Ford City (11-7).
Gab Harchelroad led Shady Side Academy with 10 points.