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Daily News roundup: No. 2 Serra Catholic takes down GCC

| Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, 11:15 p.m.

Nicole Pero led Serra Catholic (4-1) with 20 points and Megan Sieg added 10 as Class A No. 2 Serra Catholic earned a 56-55 victory over Greensburg Central Catholic in a nonsection game Monday night.

Nikki Addisey scored a game-high 22 points for the Centurions (3-2), who also got 17 points from Caroline Appleby and eight points and 18 rebounds from Leah Bisignani.

Uniontown 53, Yough 28 — Khai Harris scored a game-high 24 points in helping Uniontown (3-2, 2-0) jump out to a 29-14 halftime lead and win in Section 3-AAA. Natalie Peebles led Yough (1-4, 0-2) with 15 points.

Thomas Jefferson 50, Brownsville 41 — Courtney Zoglmann and Paige Risley each scored 13 points for Thomas Jefferson (4-2, 1-0) in a Section 4-AAA win. Maris Seto led Brownsville (3-2, 0-2) with 13 points.

Springdale 44, East Allegheny30 — The Dynamos jumped out to a 13-1 lead in the first quarter on the way to a victory in their Section 3-AA opener.

Amanda Koprivnikar (13), Alex Gradwell (12) and Brittany Smajda (10) all scored in double figures for Springdale (3-2, 1-0), while Cache Street tallied a game-high 23 points for East Allegheny (0-5, 0-2).

Bishop Canevin 60, Steel Valley 25 — Becca Turney scored 19 points and Johnie Olkosky added 18 for the Crusaders (5-1, 2-0) in their Section 4-AA win. Cayley Labishak led Steel Valley (0-5, 0-1) with 15 points.

Avella 61, Clairton 25 — Class A No. 5 Avella (4-0) took a 39-17 lead into halftime behind Kenna Drazich's game-high 18 points and didn't look back in its nonsection win. Malaysha Pettiford had 11 points for Clairton (0-4).

Realignment

The East Allegheny basketball team will drop to Class AA for the next two seasons, according to PIAA enrollment classification reports released Monday.

The Wildcats, who compete in Class AAA, are part of a large group of teams that were affected by the classification shuffle.

Serra Catholic's boys basketball team also is dropping, from Class AA to A.

Yough football also is on the move, heading from Class AA to AAA.

The PIAA realigns every two years and divides schools based on enrollments for students in grades nine, 10 and 11. Complete enrollment figures are listed at piaa.org.

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