Shady Side Academy hoop event raises money for cancer research
TribLIVE Sports Videos
Shady Side Academy hosted its first Breast Cancer Classic basketball tournament Saturday and, from all accounts, it was a success.
The Shady Side Academy girls won the opener 53-16 over Propel Academy.
Natalie Palmer scored 11 points to lead the Indians.
“It was a good game for us,” SSA coach Audrey Scott said. “A lot of girls got to play, and it was a relaxing atmosphere for us, sort of a break before the playoffs start.”
In the other games, Beaver beat Springdale, Butler beat Westinghouse, South Park defeated Bethel Park, St. Joseph's beat Winchester-Thurston and Shaler won over Obama Academy.
“We had some close games and some games that weren't so close,” Scott said. “Next year, we'll try to match up the teams more evenly.”
The turnout was good as was the money raised for breast cancer research.
“Some of the games drew more fans when there was less travel involved,” Scott said. “The South Park-Bethel Park game had a lot of people from the South Hills come to the game.
“We haven't gotten a final total on the proceeds yet, but we think it will be around $4,000 to $5,000.”
Scott said there were a lot of people who pitched in to help make the event a success.
“The team, parents and fans did a lot of volunteer work for us,” she said. “We even had breast cancer survivors serve as honorary coaches, and we presented them with flowers at halfcourt.
“A lot of people told us afterward that the event was very well run, and we're looking forward to doing it again next year.”
Marty Stewart is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-782-2123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Same school, new team for Elizabeth Forward boys basketball coach Kosanovich
- Freeport boys focused on playing together to improve on 8-12 mark
- Elizabeth Forward girls basketball team has new coach, same winning attitude
- Freeport girls to rely on depth in drop to Class AA
- Ford City, Kittanning winter teams look forward to ‘last ride’ before school merger
- New Foxes girls coach O’Shea inherits talented team
- Ford City girls basketball aims to close program on top
- Athletic McKeesport boys basketball team features new coach, up-tempo style
- Fox Chapel boys basketball team will rely on rotation for scoring
- East Allegheny boys basketball team ready for fresh start in Class AA
- East Allegheny girls basketball team embraces new outlook