Alle-Kiski roundup: Riverview girls down Avonworth

| Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, 11:24 p.m.

The Riverview girls basketball team could feel the game slipping away, but the Raiders maintained their composure to post their third win in four games.

Riverview took an 11-point lead into the fourth quarter Saturday against Avonworth (4-4) and held off a late surge to win 30-27 in a nonsection game in Oakmont.

Free throws helped the Lady Raiders (6-5) secure the win.

Bree Patsey scored nine points, Leah Sero added eight and Hannah Larkin had seven for Riverview.

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic 48, Fox Chapel 44 — Class A No. 4 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (7-3), the host team of the Don Graham Classic, downed Class AAAA No. 3 Fox Chapel (8-3) despite a team-high 15 points and 14 blocked shots by 6-foot-3 seniorcenter Erin Mathias.

Abby Goetz led the Trojanettes with 17 points, Sam Breen added 12 and Evelyn Brazil had 11. Fox Chapel shot 1 for 15 from 3-point range.

McKeesport 68, St. Joseph 55 — Mallory Heinle poured in a game-high 26 points, but the Spartans (7-2) fell in a nonsection clash against the Class AAAA Tigers (4-5). Johnasia Cash led McKeesport with 21 points and Nassiah Bray added 18. Heinle also grabbed eight rebounds for St. Joseph, while Nikki Mielecki added five rebounds and five assists.

Connellsville 59, Kiski Area 38 — Kiski Area (0-10, 0-4) put up its highest point total of the season as senior guard Anyssa Sanchez scored a game-high 20 points in a Section 1-AAAA makeup game. Four players scored in double figures for Connellsville (4-6, 1-3), led by Madison Willtrout with 15.

Boys basketball

Connellsville 76, Burrell 38 — At the Don Graham Classic at North Catholic, Class AA Burrell (2-8) trailed 36-24 at halftime but got outscored 22-5 in the third quarter and dropped its fourth straight game. Jimmy Leichliter scored a game-high 19 points, and 6-foot-10 Trent Bauer added 18 for Class AAAA Connellsville (6-4).

Brandon Lettrich had seven points, seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals for the Bucs.

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