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Greensburg high school roundup: Penn-Trafford girls top Connellsville in Section 1

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Members of the Norwin's girls basketball team celebrate their win over Hempfield on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Hempfield.
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Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, 10:33 p.m.

Maria Palarino scored a game-high 22 points, and three teammates also scored in double figures to lead Penn-Trafford past Connellsville, 69-56, in a Section 1-AAAA victory Monday night.

Casey Aunkst added 19 points for Penn-Trafford (3-2, 2-0), while Katy Abreu and Athena Biondi had 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Maria Merendino led Connellsville (1-4, 0-2) with 17 points.

Latrobe 71, Kiski Area 32 — Latrobe (3-2, 1-1) got a team-high 15 points from Madison Kollar en route to a Section 1-AAAA win. Channing James scored a game-high 22 points for Kiski Area (0-5, 0-2).

Laurel Highlands 61, Albert Gallatin 58 — Kaitlyn Thurby scored 18 points, and Haley Moreland added 17 for Laurel Highlands (2-4, 1-1), which held on to win in Section 1-AAAA. Ally Rudolph scored a game-high 24 points for Albert Gallatin (3-2, 1-1).

Mt. Pleasant 49, Indiana 45 — Elaina Fearer scored 18 points, and Alexa Szelong added 14 for Mt. Pleasant (2-3, 1-0) in Section 3-AAA play. Jessica Stever led Indiana (3-3, 1-1) with 15 points.

Southmoreland 45, Derry 41 — Julea Claycomb scored 14 points, and Olivia Porter added 11 for Southmoreland (2-2, 1-1) in its Section 3-AAA win. Rachel Garris led Derry (1-4, 0-2) with 12 points.

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

Elizabeth Forward 69, West Mifflin 64 (2OT) — Kylie Owoc scored 17 points, including a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left in the first-overtime in a Section 4-AAA battle, as the No. 2 Warriors (5-0, 2-0) came out on top. Ciara Patterson led the fourth-ranked Titans (3-2, 1-1) with a game-high 18 points.

Ringgold 61, Waynesburg 27 — Marlena Schmidt scored 16 points and grabbed 22 rebounds to lead the Rams (4-1, 1-1) to their first victory in Section 4-AAA.

Riverview 42, Jeannette 41 — Down by two with 2.5 seconds left, Riverview's Leah Sero made the first foul shot and missed the second, but the ball was tipped to Hannah Larkin, who made the putback with 0.8 seconds left to give Riverview a Section 3-AA win. Sero finished the game with 12 points and eight rebounds. Sadie Buscher led all scorers with 16 points for Riverview (3-2, 2-0). Monique Redman scored 15 points to pace Jeannette.

Belle Vernon 76, Greensburg Salem 49 — Kaitlyn Slagus broke Belle Vernon's 16-year school record for points in a game (37) by scoring 38 in a nonsection win for Belle Vernon (4-1). Karly Mellinger had 18 points for Greensburg Salem (2-2).

Serra Catholic 56, Greensburg Central Catholic 55 — Nikki Addisey scored a game-high 22 points, but it was not enough as the Centurions (3-2) lost a nonsection game. Nicole Pero led Class A No. 2 Serra Catholic (4-1) with 20 points.

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