High school roundup: QV boys look to bounce back after Sto-Rox loss
By Doug Gulasy
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
For the second time this season, the Quaker Valley boys basketball team engaged in a tight battle with section foe Sto-Rox. But for the second time, the Vikings came out on top.
The Quakers (12-4, 5-3 Section 6-AA) rallied from an eight-point deficit entering the fourth quarter to force overtime, but Sto-Rox outlasted them in the extra period to win, 78-75, on Jan. 22.
Four players scored in double figures for Quaker Valley, led by senior Burke Moser with 20 points. Fellow senior Nelson Westwood recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 assists.
The loss ended Quaker Valley's seven-game winning streak and dropped the team into third place in Section 6-AA. The Quakers looked to bounce back Tuesday with a home game against section leader Avonworth, but the game ended past deadline for this edition.
Sewickley Academy snapped a two-game losing streak with a 56-47 victory over section opponent Quigley Catholic last week.
Junior Keenan Hickton led the Panthers (6-9, 3-3) with 13 points, while senior Jordan Milo added 12. Sewickley Academy moved into sole possession of third place in Section 2-A with the victory.
The Panthers went for their second straight victory Tuesday night against Eden Christian. The game ended past the deadline for this week's edition.
The Quaker Valley girls basketball team's four-game winning streak ended with a 57-23 loss to section leader South Park on Jan. 24.
No Quaker Valley player reached double figures in the game against the Eagles. Senior Sierra Perlik led the Quakers (10-6, 6-3) with nine points.
Earlier last week, three players scored in double figures to lead the Quakers to a 43-38 victory over Trinity. Senior Rachel Smith led the way with 15 points, while sophomore Kayla Foster added 14 and Perlik scored 12.
Quaker Valley hosted South Fayette in a nonsection contest Monday, after deadline for this edition.
Meanwhile, Sewickley Academy's losing streak reached five games as the Panthers dropped two section contests last week. The Panthers (5-10, 2-7) lost, 43-40, to Aliquippa on Jan. 22 and 57-31 to Rochester on Jan. 24.
Against Rochester, Sewickley Academy trailed by just two points after the first quarter, but the Rams outscored the Panthers 39-9 in the second and third quarters.
Freshman Maddy Casale led Sewickley Academy offensively in both games, scoring 15 points against Aliquippa and 12 against Rochester.
The Panthers hosted Ellis School in nonsection play Monday night.
Two weeks ago, the Sewickley Academy hockey team ended a three-game losing streak in dominant fashion with a 7-0 win over Shady Side Academy.
The Panthers failed to match that performance last week, losing 9-0 to Linsly School to fall to 2-4 on the season and 2-3 in Independent School Hockey League play. Sewickley looked to bounce back from that game as the Panthers hosted Shady Side Academy on Monday.
The Quaker Valley boys bowling team (6-0) continued its unbeaten season with a 7-0 win over Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Jan. 23 at Fair Oaks Bowling Lane. The girls team lost, 7-0, to drop to 1-5 on the season.
Both teams faced Northgate on Wednesday at Pines Plaza Lanes. The competition ended past the deadline for this week's edition.
Doug Gulasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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