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Daily News roundup: Late free throws carry Franklin Regional girls past McKeesport

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Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, 11:06 p.m.

Hannah Bursic's free throw with 25 seconds left lifted the Franklin Regional girls basketball team to a 52-48 Section 2-AAAA win over McKeesport.

Mary Komandt led Franklin Regional (4-6, 1-3) with 12 points, and Baylee Buleca and Brooke Conroy scored 11 and 10, respectively. T.T. Burke scored 15 points for McKeesport (4-6, 1-3), and Jamie Reddix added 13.

Norwin 70, Kiski Area 11 — Alayna Gribble scored 16 points to lead the Knights (6-4, 4-0) in Section 1-AAAA.

Derry 51, Yough 34 — Morgan Roble and Rachel Garris scored 12 points each for Derry (3-7, 1-4) in Section 3-AAA. Natalie Peebles scored 10 points for Yough (2-10, 0-5).

Thomas Jefferson 70, Waynesburg 38 — Haley Zoglmann scored 17 points, and Alexis Yanief added 16 for the Jaguars (8-4, 3-2) in Section 4-AAA.

Greensburg C.C. 77, East Allegheny 22 — Carolyn Appleby scored a game-high 21 points, and Nikki Addisey added 14 for the Centurions (8-3, 5-0) in their Section 3-AA win. Cache Street led East Allegheny (3-6, 0-3) with 12 points.

Springdale 44, South Allegheny36 — Amanda Koprivnikar and Jill Henley scored 14 and 10 points, respectively, for Springdale (5-6, 2-3), which trailed 19-16 at halftime in a Section 3-AA win. Abby Dranko went 7 for 10 at the foul line and finished with 25 points for South Allegheny (1-11, 0-5).

Seton-La Salle 64, Steel Valley 32 — Mia Marzina scored 12 points to lead Class AA No. 1 Seton-La Salle (9-3, 4-0) to a win in Section 4-A. Rayon Williams led Steel Valley (0-8, 0-2) with 19 points.

West Mifflin 52, Canon-McMillan 50 — Taylor Thomas scored 13 points to lead Class AAA No. 3 West Mifflin (7-2) in nonsection play. Olivia Lorusso led the Big Macs (5-7) with 18 points.

Boys basketball

Franklin Regional 75, McKeesport 66 — Franklin Regional's Matt Renzi made six 3-pointers, finishing with a game-high 24 points, in a Section 2-AAAA victory. Todd Summers scored 14 points, Charan Singh added 13 and Matt Fisch had 10 for the Panthers (7-4, 3-2). Khalil Perdue led McKeesport (4-7, 1-4) with 22 points. Jordan Payne added 18, and William Gadson had 13.

Elizabeth Forward 69, Southmoreland 45 — George Prota scored 14 points, and Matthew Bernadowski scored 12 to lead the Class AAA No. 1 Warriors (10-1) to a nonsection win. Tommy Pisula and Mike Mucha scored 11 points each for Southmoreland (1-10).

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