High school roundup: Valley wrestlers make strong showings at tournament
By Staff Reports
Published: Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, 11:14 p.m.
Valley wasn't about to disappoint the home crowd.
The Vikings' wrestling team coasted to its second consecutive championship in the Valley Duals Tournament, posting a perfect 5-0 record Saturday in New Kensington.
Winning by an average of 39 points, Valley saw its tightest match in the finals, when it defeated Pine-Richland, 36-23.
The Vikings also topped Avella (53-24), Avonworth (55-13), Riverview (66-15) and Summit Academy (72-12) en route to the title.
Valley's 126-pounder Patrick Dewitt was named Most Outstanding Wrestler after going 5-0. Five of his teammates also did not lose — Jake Musco (5-0, 113), Terrell Fields (5-0, 182), Dylan Clarke (5-0, 170), John Ratliff (5-0, 106) and Josiah Hughes (4-0, 120).
Plum 68, Wilkinsburg 39 — Nick Stotler scored a game-high 23 points, and Griffin Myers scored 21 for the Mustangs (5-6) in the nonsection victory over the Tigers (3-7).
Plum trailed, 14-13, after the first quarter but outscored Wilkinsburg, 39-16, in the second half.
Kiski Area 64, Albert Gallatin 29 — Kiski Area (7-4, 2-2) coasted to a Section 1-AAAA victory over Albert Gallatin (0-9, 0-4) as Mike Simmons scored a game-high 15 points.
Adam Robison and Nick Stone each scored 14, the same number of points the Cavaliers allowed across the first three quarters.
Stone hit four 3-pointers, all in the first half.
Cheswick Christian Academy 75, Seeds of Faith 14 — Six players scored in double figures as Cheswick Christian Academy (7-5, 3-0) rolled past Seeds of Faith in a Southwest Christian Athletic Conference game at Penn State New Kensington.
Tyler Knupp scored 14 points, Antione Malloy and Bobby Wilson added 12 apiece, Ben Johnson had 11, and JuJuan Malloy and Andrew Maust had 10 for the Chargers, who led, 49-8, at halftime.
Ford City 43, Riverview 35 — Allyson Cujas scored a game-high 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Ford City (4-4) to a nonsection victory over Riverview (6-5).
The Sabers took a 27-21 lead into halftime and held off the Raiders in the second half.
Christina Davis added 10 points for Ford City.
Ashley Bruni led Riverview with 13 points, and Bree Patsey added 11.
North Catholic 55, Fox Chapel 51 — Class A No. 3 North Catholic (6-4) used a 17-7 third-quarter surge to rally past Class AAAA No. 5 Fox Chapel (9-2) in the Don Graham Classic at North Catholic.
Lauren Wolosik scored a game-high 26 points for the Trojans, while teammates Paige Kizior and Kiki Palmer chipped in 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Erin Mathias led Fox Chapel with 16 points. Alexa Yaksich added 10.
Fox Chapel led, 16-6, after the first quarter.
Hampton 45, Kiski Area 40 — Kiski Area (2-8) took a 30-27 lead into the fourth quarter but couldn't hold off the Talbots (7-3) in a nonsection game.
Maddie Antone scored a game-high 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for Kiski Area.
Sara Pilarski led Hampton with 13 points.
McKeesport 54, St. Joseph 53 (OT) — Kasey Dansak's game-winning basket came with six seconds left in overtime as Class AAAA McKeesport (6-5) took a nonsection game from St. Joseph (6-4).
St. Joseph outscored the Tigers, 16-9, in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime.
Dansak finished with 20 points for McKeesport, while Mallory Heinle tallied 23 points and six rebounds, and Amanda Klawinski added 12 points for St. Joseph.
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