High school roundup: Knoch girls secure another Section 1-AAA play
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Knoch's girls may have started slow this basketball season, but the Knights are winning when it counts in Section 1-AAA.
Knoch won for the third time in four games while posting its second consecutive section victory Thursday night, 46-42, over Valley in New Kensington.
Savanna Steffen scored 12 points to lead a trio of Knoch players in double figures as the Knights (3-9, 2-3) held off a fourth-quarter comeback by the Vikings (1-7, 1-4), who trailed, 29-17, at the half but outscored Knoch, 18-9, in the fourth.
Sam Logan and Angela Cress each added 10 points.
Kaylyn Iacopino scored a game-high 21 points for Valley.
Burrell 51, West Shamokin 26 — Jaila Manga, Jessica Cercone and Natalie Myers all scored 13 points for Burrell (8-1, 4-0) in a Section 1-AA victory over West Shamokin (6-7, 2-3).
Myers also grabbed 11 rebounds. Jill Glover had 13 points for the Wolves in the loss.
Ford City 63, Leechburg 20 — Allyson Cujas scored a game-high 21 points as Ford City (5-5, 2-2) cruised to a Section 1-AA win over Leechburg (0-12, 0-5). Christina Davis added 11 points for Ford City.
Missy Jones scored 14 points to lead Leechburg.
South Allegheny 51, Springdale 46 — Springdale mounted a second-half comeback that fell just short against South Allegheny (5-7, 1-4).
Springdale (5-8, 2-3) trailed by 12 at halftime.
Jaylee Patterson scored 25 points, including six 3-pointers for South Allegheny. Sydney Smajda scored 17 points for the Dynamos, and Maddie Glamp had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Norwin 56, Kiski Area 49 — Norwin (7-6, 5-1) held Kiski Area (2-10, 2-4) to seven points in the third quarter to post a Section 1-AAAA victory.
Alayna Gribble scored 15 points for Norwin, including three 3-pointers.
Maddie Antone tallied 17 points for Kiski Area.
Cheswick Christian 58, Harvest Baptist 49 — Antione Malloy scored 16 of his team-high 20 points in the second half to help East Division-leading Cheswick Christian (8-5) secure the Southwest Christian Athletic Conference victory over West Division-leading Harvest Baptist.
Tyler Knupp added 12 points for the Chargers.
Apollo-Ridge 41, Riverview 37 — Apollo Ridge (10-2, 3-1) pulled ahead in the fourth quarter and held on for a victory over Riverview (4-8, 1-4).
Riverview led, 31-29, entering the fourth quarter. Evan Davis hit four 3-pointers and finished with 12 points for Apollo-Ridge.
Sam Gonsowski had 13 points for Riverview in the loss.
Ford City 13, Carrick 1 — Ford City (10-1-1) scored five short-handed goals and put two in the net during power plays in its Open Class blowout.
Luke Gross had four goals — three short-handed — and two assists, while John Phelps contributed six helpers for the Sabers. Joe Cippel, Robert Kinsey, Josh Oliver and Eli Thompson each had three-point games.
Cody Deresh made 18 saves for Carrick (2-9).
Kittanning 10, Greensburg Central Catholic 0 — Hunter Grafton scored just 17 seconds into a first period in which Kittanning (8-3-1) had six goals.
Grafton finished with a goal and five assists in the Class A game, while Christian Miller scored four times, and Cody Toy accumulated five points.
Cameron Langham made 13 saves. William Potter had 34 saves for GCC (0-13).
Freeport 8, Deer Lakes 5 — Cole Hepler finished with five points, including four goals, for Freeport (9-2-1) in the Class A home win. Greg Newman had four assists, while John Bird had two.
Dom Digiacobbe made 34 saves for the Yellowjackets, and Lucas Gapsky had 22 stops for Deer Lakes (4-8-1).
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