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High school roundup: Gonsowski's late basket lifts Riverview over Shady Side

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Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, 11:52 p.m.

Riverview is becoming an uncomfortable place for Shady Side Academy to play.

For the second straight season, the host Raiders knocked off the Indians, this time on Sam Gonsowski's corner jumper in the waning seconds of Friday night's Section 3-AA game.

Gonsowski connected on a 15-footer with 5 seconds remaining, and Shady Side missed on a last-second 3-point try as the Raiders escaped with a 37-36 victory in Oakmont.

“The atmosphere was great,” Riverview coach Kevin Krajca said. “Shady Side brought a ton of kids ... it's developed into a rivalry. Our kids knew we needed to step up and win. We played with some desperation and some character.”

Riverview led the Indians (2-4, 1-2), 21-20, heading into the fourth quarter.

Gonsowski finished with a game-high 12 points, and Shane Scott added 10 for Riverview (2-4, 1-2), which snapped a three-game losing streak.

Deer Lakes 72, Summit Academy 60 — Tim Jaczesko scored 36 points, including four 3-pointers, as Deer Lakes (5-2, 2-0) posted its fourth straight victory and second straight in Section 1-AA.

J.J. Kowalkowski chipped in 12 points for Deer Lakes, while Douglas Brooks scored a team-high 23 points for Summit Academy (1-7, 1-2).

Apollo-Ridge 67, West Shamokin 52 — Senior guard Lucas Burrell scored 24 points to lead four Apollo-Ridge players in double figures in a Section 1-AA win over West Shamokin. Senior guard Josh Reynolds scored 15 points for Apollo-Ridge (6-1, 2-0). Sophomore guard Tre Tipton returned to the lineup after missing Wednesday's game against Kittanning with an ankle injury.

Anthony Rocco scored a team-high 19 points for West Shamokin (3-4, 1-2).

Fox Chapel 67, Woodland Hills 62 — Matt D'Amico scored a career-high 38 points as Fox Chapel (7-0, 3-0) stayed perfect with a Section 2-AAAA win.

D'Amico went 10 for 10 from the foul line, and Brian Papich added 13 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Foxes.

Jack Stoner led Woodland Hills (2-5, 0-3) with 19 points.

Gateway 38, Plum 36 — William Thomas's basket with two seconds left pushed Class-AAAA No. 3 Gateway (4-0, 3-0) past upset-minded Plum (2-4, 1-2) in Section 2-AAAA.

Gateway won despite shooting 4 for 24 from the foul line.

Deon Baker led Gateway with 14 points. Austin Dedert scored 14, and Griffin Myers had 10 for Plum, which was coached by assistants Adam Szarmach and Bobby Franklin. Head coach Ron Richards and assistant Eric Gillis served a one-game suspension because they both were ejected from the Mustangs' previous game.

Girls basketball

Deer Lakes 53, Leechburg 23 — Becca Babincak and Katie Gozzard combined to outscore Leechburg as Deer Lakes rolled to a Section 1-AA victory.

Babincak scored 15 points, and Gozzard added 10 for the Class-AA No. 3 Lancers (6-0, 2-0), who led, 33-10, at halftime.

Leechburg slipped to 0-8, 0-3.

Fox Chapel 60, Woodland Hills 42 — Erin Mathias scored 17 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked six shots to help keep Fox Chapel (7-0, 3-0) unbeaten. Kayla Slovenec added 13 points and six steals, and Taylor Cohen chipped in 13 points and eight rebounds for the Foxes in the Section 2-AAAA win.

Desiree Garland led Woodland Hills (2-6, 0-3) with 22 points.

Gateway 56, Plum 49 — Gateway (3-1, 3-0) held off a second-half comeback by Plum (5-2, 2-1) and remained undefeated in Section 2-AAAA. Gateway led, 37-18, at halftime.

Krista Pietrapola scored a game-high 24 points for Plum.

Maria Taylor led the Gators with 16 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks, and Chelsea Richardson added 17 points for Gateway.


Kiski Area 43, Hampton 27 — Kiski Area remained perfect on the season, improving to 8-0 with a non-section win over Hampton in Allison Park.

Kiski Area led, 24-21, after nine matches, but stretched its lead thanks to pins by Jake York at 113 pounds and Mitch Nagy at 120.

A major decision by Ryan Hardaway (126) pushed the lead to 40-21.

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