High school roundup: Connellsville girls basketball team dominates
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Maria Merendino scored a game-high 14 points, and Ashton Grimm followed with 10 points as the Connellsville girls basketball team grabbed a 63-8 season-opening victory over Imani Christian in a Fayette County Tip-off Tournament game Friday at Laurel Highlands.
The Falcons did not allow more than three points in any quarter and were able to shut out Imani Christian in the fourth quarter.
Tyler Dorsey paced Imani Christian with five points.
Mt. Pleasant 43, North Hills 39 — Alexa Szelong scored 19 points, and Casey Zelenak checked in with 11 as the Vikings (1-0) nipped North Hills at the Franklin Regional Tip-off Tournament.
Scout Cheeks led North Hills (0-1) with eight points.
Yough 47, Southmoreland 25 — Natalie Peebles scored 14 points and added 10 rebounds as the Cougars (1-0) defeated host Southmoreland in the Southmoreland Tip-off Tournament.
Julea Claycomb was the leading scorer for the Scotties (0-1) with seven points. Southmoreland will play in the tournament consolation final against Derry at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Frazier 72, Geibel 69 — Charles Manack scored a team-high 23 points to lead the Commodores (1-0) to a narrow exhibition win over the visiting Gators. Jared Rebovich dropped in 18 points, and Paul Pellick contributed 14 points.
Aaron Agostoni scored a game-high 24 points to pace the Gators (0-1). Tyler Schweiss scored 22 points, and Martin Berish tallied 18 points.
Elizabeth Forward 62, Southmoreland 29 — Austin Matta scored 22 points, and Jaquan Davidson tallied 16 points to lead the Warriors (1-0) to a win over Southmoreland in the Brownsville Tip-off Tournament.
Zac Black was the leading scorer for the Scotties (0-1) with eight points. Southmoreland plays in a consolation at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Norwin 43, Mt. Pleasant 26 — Curtis Perz scored a game-high 16 points, and Matt Stewart followed with 14 points to go along with 15 rebounds as the Knights (1-0) defeated the Vikings at the Penn-Trafford Tip-off Tournament.
Cody Monroe paced the Vikings (0-1) with 11 points.
Connellsville vs. Laurel Highlands — Rachel Barczyk won the 100 butterfly (1:03) with a WPIAL-qualifying time and also took first in the 200 freestyle (2:05) to help the Connellsville girls swim team defeat visiting Laurel Highlands, 108-74, in an exhibition meet.
Alyson Urie won the 500 freestyle (5:34) with a WPIAL-qualifying time, and Kelsey Stonebreaker took first in the 100 breaststroke (1:31). Urie, Barczyk, Sierra Emert and Bayle Shreve won the 400 freestyle relay (4:02.07) with a WPIAL-qualifying mark.
Urie, Barczyk, Emert and Leah Lilley were first in the 200 freestyle relay. Kait Nedrow won the diving portion of the competition with 180 points for the Falcons (1-0).
Connellsville lost the boys race, 93-76. Shane Beneke, Travis Patterson, Jim Manges and Collin Mastowski won the 200 freestyle relay for the Falcons (0-1).
Chartiers-Houston Tournament — Southmoreland's Austin Griffiths and Jake Beistel each advanced to Saturday's semifinals at the Chartiers-Houston Tournament with first-period falls in the quarterfinals.
Griffiths (106 pounds) took down Peters Township's AJ Buckiso and Beistel (heavyweight) pinned Shady Side Academy's Logan Platt.
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