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Greensburg high school roundup: Franklin Regional downs Central Catholic

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Monessen's Javon Brown gets fouled by Clairton's Aaron Mathews (1) during the first quarter Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Monessen.

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Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, 10:45 p.m.

Franklin Regional won for the third time in its last four games Friday night with a 66-58 win over Central Catholic in Section 2-AAAA play.

Matt Renzi scored 30 points to lead the Panthers (9-5, 5-3), who also got 13 points from Todd Summers and 10 from Colin Jonov.

Alex Schoppen led Central Catholic (8-7, 5-3) with 12 points.

Franklin Regional and Central Catholic have a share of third place behind Plum and Gateway, which both are 7-1.

Kiski Area 62, Latrobe 57 — Joe Brungo scored a game-high 22 points as Kiski Area (10-4, 6-1) earned a victory in Section 1-AAAA. Sean Graytok led Latrobe (7-6, 3-3) with 18 points.

Penn-Trafford 54, Albert Gallatin 43 — Sean Stinelli led Penn-Trafford (5-10, 2-5) with 18 points as the Warriors earned a victory in Section 1-AAAA. Josh Zidek scored a game-high 20 points for Albert Gallatin (6-7, 0-6).

Greensburg Salem 57, Yough 37 — In Section 3-AAA, Max Ponzurick scored 12 points and Joey Leo and Nick Alwine added 10 each to guide Greensburg Salem (7-7, 4-2) to victory. Josh Sterner had 13 points for Yough (4-12, 1-6).

Laurel Highlands 61, Southmoreland 55 — In Section 3-AAA, David Rusko and Jake Mansberry each had 13 points to carry Laurel Highlands () to victory. Tommy Pisula had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Southmoreland (1-12, 0-7).

Uniontown 75, Derry 41 — Jordan Pratt scored 22 points and Joe Campbell added 14 as No. 3 Uniontown (13-1, 7-0) won a Section 3-AAA game. Matt Vasinko had 10 points for Derry (3-9, 2-5).

South Allegheny 41, Jeannette 34, OT — Kordell Thompson scored 16 points, and Jeiron Lewis and Ty Cook each had 11, as South Allegheny (11-4, 6-1) won a Section 3-AA game in overtime. The Gladiators held an 8-1 edge in overtime. Damone Morton had 11 points for Jeannette (8-5, 4-3).

Frazier 60, Beth-Center 48 — Alvin Ross' 16 points led four Frazier players in double figures, as the Commodores (10-4, 6-1) won in Section 5-AA. Charlie Manack had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Tyler Kennedy had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Roger Cline added 11 points.

Jefferson-Morgan 53, California 52 — Rece Henneman scored a game-high 19 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, as Jefferson-Morgan (7-8, 4-4) won in Section 5-AA. Austin Clark added 18 points for the Rockets. Demetri Clements led California (5-8, 3-4) with 16 points.

Monessen 56, Clairton 41 — Lavelle Rush led all scorers with 19 points as Monessen (9-4, 4-0) won in Section 3-A. The win was coach Joe Salvino's 550th career victory.

Indiana 63, Connellsville 43 — Riley Stapletwon scored 16 points and Darrious Carter added 14 to lead Indiana (13-1) to a nonsection victory. Jimmy Leichliter had 18 points for Connellsville (7-7).

Girls basketball

Greensburg C.C. 62, Shady Side Academy 35 —In Section 5-AA, Leah Bisignani had 10 points and 14 rebounds, as Greensburg Central Catholic (10-3, 7-0) was victorious. Carolyn Appleby had 19 points to lead the Centurions.

Monessen 41, Clairton 29 — Mariha Johnson scored 14 of her game-high 20 points in the first half as Monessen (3-8, 2-2) won in Section 4-A. Malaysha Pettiford scored 15 points for Clairton (0-10, 0-3).

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