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Carmichaels gets revenge

| Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, 12:21 a.m.
Elizabeth's #23 Macy Pekala guards Ringgolds's #3 Kara Foster, at Elizabeth Forward.
Jim Ference |  The Valley Independent
Elizabeth's #23 Macy Pekala guards Ringgolds's #3 Kara Foster, at Elizabeth Forward. Jim Ference | The Valley Independent

The first time the Carmichaels and Monessen boys met in Section 3 A, the Greyhounds throttled the Mikes, 69-35.

Tuesday's rematch was a bit different as host Carmichaels used a big second quarter to defeat the Greyhounds, 69-60.

The Greyhounds jumped to a 12-0 lead, but the Mikes did not wilt.

Carmichaels (16-4, 6-3) outscored Monessen 19-9 in the second period to come back and take a 35-28 lead at halftime.

The Mikes were led by Brandon Lawless with a game-high 25 points, while Ty Cole added 11 and Josh Mundell 10.

Monessen (7-11, 5-2) was led by Clintell Gillaspie with 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Justice Rawlins added 11 and seven rebounds.

The loss was particularly painful because it moved Monessen two games behind section leader Clairton.

The Greyhounds close section play at home with the Bears on Saturday and were hoping to win that game to earn a tie of the section crown.

The Greyhounds go to Mapletown tonight for a 7 p.m. contest with no junior varsity game.

Charleroi 72, Jeff-Morgan 59

The Cougars (13-6, 11-2) outscored the Rockets 23-6 in the fourth quarter to pull out the win in Section 5 AA.

Matt Indorante had seven points, including two 3-pointers, and Jim Diaz had six in the big quarter for Charleroi.

For the game, Indorante had 17 points with four treys, while Diaz and Eric Johnson had 14 and Dakota Moorer had 11.

Rece Henneman had 21 points and Travis Taylor 14 for J-M (9-11, 4-8).

E. Allegheny 83, BV Area 59

The Leps (2-17, 1-10) bowed in the Section 4 AAA game as EA (11-9, 6-5) got 31 points from Joel Randolph and 20 from Shawn Adair.

BVA was led by Jason Capco with 22 points, including 10 in the first quarter. Teammate Jake Sweitzer added 13.

E. Forward 63, Ringgold 59

The Warriors (11-9, 5-6) won the Section 4 AAA game to keep their playoff hopes alive, while the Rams (2-18, 1-11) dropped their sixth consecutive game.

There was no other information available on the game.

Ringgold closes the season Friday at Yough while EF needs to beat Belle Vernon Area Friday to clinch a WPIAL playoff berth.

Frazier 56, West Greene 42

The Commodres (5-13, 3-9) got 16 points from Vinnie Bucci and 12 from Charlie Manack as they pulled out the Section 5 AA win.

Brownsville 87, Bentworth 63

The Falcons (15-5, 10-3) jumped on the Bearcats (7-12, 4-8) in Section 5 AA as Christian Floyd led a group of four players in doublef igures with 18 points.

Bentworth got 22 points each from Cody Levine and Chris Blackburn.

Yough 49, Derry 37

Yough pulled out the Section 3 AAA win behind 13 points from Ben D'Amico and 11 each from Josh Sterner and Kirk Brown as they kept their slim playoff hopes alive.

The Cougars (8-13, 5-7) outscored Derry 20-9 in the fourth quarter to break open a close game.

GirlsElizabeth Forward 48, Ringgold 47, OT

The Lady Warriors (19-1, 11-0) wrapped up the Section 4 AAA title, but it wasn't easy as the Lady Rams (9-10, 6-6) scrapped with them every step of the way.

Ringgold held a 43-41 lead near the end of regulation when EF's Macey Pekala hit two free throws to send the game into overtime.

In the extra period, Kylie Owoc hit her team's only 3-pointer of the night to clinch the win.

Alison Pastore led EF with 16 points, including 10-of-14 at the foul line.

Ringgold got 13 points and 10 rebounds from Josie Schmidt and 12 each from Bailey Cooper and Kara Foster.

Monessen 55, Geibel 26

The Lady Greyhounds (4-4, 7-11) rolled over the Lady Gators (0-9, 3-17) in Section 4 A as Mariah Ward had 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Mariha Johnson had 11 points for Monessen while Chelsea Szakal had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Monet Wade had 13 rebounds.

Ward scored eight points in the first quarter as Monessen raced to a 18-5 lead.

Monessen goes to Frazier tonight needing a win to clinch a playoff spot.

BV Area 63, Brownsville 27

The Lady Leps (15-4, 9-2) were never in trouble in the Section 4 AAA game as Jessica Slagus scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Also for BVA, Phaedra DeWitt scored 17 points, including hitting four three-pointers, and Kaitlyn Slagus had 11 points.

BVA hosts first place Elizabeth Forward Thursday.

Charleroi 52, Bentworth 31

The Lady Cougars (15-6, 10-2) jumped out to an 18-8 lead and never struggled. The winners got 16 points from Mia Woytovich, 12 from Rachel Ritzer and 10 from Carina Gottheld as they won the Section 5 AA game. Bentworth (7-13, 3-8) got 14 points from Reilly Skerbetz.

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