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High school roundup: Kiski Area girls pick up 1st win

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Apollo-Ridge's #20 Dana Speranza gets blocked by Deer Lakes' #20 Rebecca Babincak and #05 Nichole Kearns during the basketball game at Apollo-Ridge High School on Thursday January 3, 2013.
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By Staff Reports
Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, 12:16 a.m.
 

Kiski Area's girls basketball team earned a long-awaited win — its first of the season — brushing past Connellsville, 42-36, on Thursday night in a Section 1-AAAA game.

Kiski Area (1-7, 1-2) built a 22-14 halftime lead and held Connellsville (4-6, 0-4) to seven points in the third quarter.

Maddie Antone accounted for half of Kiski Area's points, scoring 21.

Maria Merendno led Connellsville with 15 points.

Knoch 51, Highlands 25 — Angela Cress scored a team-high 14 points as Knoch cruised to a Section 1-AAA win.

Allie Megahan added 10 points, and Sam Logan had nine assists for Knoch (2-8, 1-3).

Carly Hines scored 14 points, and Nikki Misejka added 11 for Highlands (1-7, 0-3).

Deer Lakes 76, Apollo-Ridge 43 — Nichole Kearns led four Deer Lakes players in double figures with 18 points as the Class-AA No. 3 Lancers (9-0) cruised to a Section 1-AA win.

Ashley Emminger led Apollo-Ridge (7-3) with 20 points.

Becca Babincak added 13 points, and Danielle Kearns and Christine Grzybek had 10 apiece for Deer Lakes, which led, 23-9, after the first quarter and 40-27 at the half.

Springdale 56, Shady Side Academy 40 — Amanda Koprivnikar's 14 points and nine steals helped lead Springdale (5-5, 2-1) past Shady Side Academy (4-7, 2-2) in Section 3-AA play.

Maddy Glamp added 14 points for the Dynamos.

St. Joseph 42, Imani Christian 12 — Mallory Heinle scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds as St. Joseph (6-3,3-1) defeated Imani Christian (0-8, 0-3) in Section 2-A play.

Cheswick Christian Academy 40, Wilson Christian 14 — Jacque Willis scored a game-high 11 points to lead Cheswick Christian Academy (5-2) to a nonconference win.

Cydney Francis added 10 points for the Chargers.

Boys basketball

Cheswick Christian 70, Wilson Christian 44 — Tyler Knupp scored a season-high 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Cheswick Christian in a SouthWest Christian Athletic Conference victory.

Bobby Wilson scored 16, Antione Malloy 12 and Andrew Maust 10 for Cheswick Christian (6-5).

Girls swimming

Kiski Area 101, Connellsville 82— Kiski Area improved to 5-0 as Letiza Collini and Paris Krug each won two individual events and contributed to two winning relays.

Valley forfeits again

Valley's girls basketball team forfeited its third straight game due to a shortage of players.

The team would have had only four active players for Thursday night's Section 1-AAA home game against Hampton.

Valley has seven players on the roster, but athletic director Mark Kaczanowicz said two players are ineligible through Saturday, and another is dealing with a personal matter.

Kaczanowicz said the WPIAL has advised Valley to attempt to play as many section games as possible, even if it's on a game-by-game basis. If not, the team won't be placed in a section next year.

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