Local roundup: Plum hockey team shocks Erie Cathedral Prep
Plum hockey earned one of its biggest wins in recent years, stunning Erie Cathedral Prep, 6-1, on Monday night at Valley Sports Complex.
Joey Randazzo scored two goals and dished three assists, and Taylor Cestra made 55 saves for the Mustangs (5-8-1) in the win.
Erie Cathedral Prep fell to 9-3.
David Stonebraker contributed two goals, and Andrew Walters scored a goal and tallied two assists for Plum, which also upset Hampton last month.
Kittanning 10, South Fayette 1 — Christian Miller scored four goals and notched three assists as Kittanning toppled South Fayette in Class A play.
Hunter Grafton added two goals and four assists, Cody Toy finished with a goal and four assists, and Hunter Anthony finished had three assists for the Wildcats.
Springdale 44, Shady Side Academy 41 — Sydney Smajda notched 14 points, and Maddy Glamp added 13 for Springdale (10-9, 5-4) as the Dynamos narrowly defeated Shady Side Academy (6-11, 4-6). Audrey Koi led Shady Side Academy with 18 points.
Greensburg Central Catholic 68, Riverview 39 — Riverview (11-7, 5-5) fell behind early but couldn't claw back into the Section 3-AA matchup with Greensburg Central Catholic (13-4, 8-1). Ashley Bruni scored 15 points, and Sadie Buchser had 11 for the Raiders.
Burrell 63, Leechburg 16 — Class AA No. 2 Burrell (13-2, 7-0) grabbed a 31-0 lead after the first quarter and cruised to a Section 1-AA win over Leechburg (0-17, 0-9). Natalie Myers scored 21 points, Sydney Bordonaro added 16 and Emma Brown chipped in 11 for the Bucs.
Deer Lakes 63, Apollo-Ridge 31 — Deer Lakes (14-2, 7-1) led, 29-2, after the first quarter against Apollo-Ridge (9-8, 2-6) and raced to its third straight Section 1-AA win. Becca Babincak scored 22 points for the Lancers, and Nichole Kearns chipped in 10. Ashley Emminger led Apollo-Ridge with 14 points.
Ford City 56, Neighborhood Academy 15 — Allyson Cujas, Christina Davis, Bethany Meyer and Krista Klukan each scored eight points for the Sabers (8-7, 4-4) in a nonsection win over Neighborhood Academy.
Knoch 58, Highlands 39 — Samantha Logan scored a career-high 26 points for Knoch (4-13, 3-7) as the Knights downed Highlands (1-14, 0-9) in Section 1-AAA. Savanna Steffen added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Knights. Nikki Misejka led Highlands with18 points, and Carly Hines had 11.
St. Joseph 44, Imani Christian 34 — Mallory Heinle and Amanda Klawinski each turned in double-doubles in a Section 2-A win over Imani Christian (1-15, 1-8). Heinle scored a team-high 16 points, and Klawinski scored 14 for St. Joseph (9-9, 6-4). Both grabbed 11 rebounds.
Freeport 69, Karns City 64 — Brendan Lynch scored 25 points for Freeport (7-7), and the Yellowjackets won a nonsection game against Karns City. Robbie Miller and Josh Beale tallied 13 points apiece for Freeport. Tyler Kepple led Karns City with 22 points.
Imani Christian 69, St. Joseph 53 — Imani Christian (7-7, 5-1) jumped out to a 41-20 halftime lead and cruised to a Section 4-A win over St. Joseph (8-10, 3-3).
Troy Simmons scored 22 points for Imani Christian and Khari Hicks chipped in 14.
Shady Side Academy 55, Riverview 42 — Michael Ware scored 21 points, and Aaron Horne added 11 to lead Shady Side Academy (6-12, 4-5) to a Section 1-AA victory over Riverview (5-12, 2-7). The Indians led, 30-16, at halftime. Sam Gonsowski led Riverview with 12 points.
The Gateway at Plum girls-boys basketball doubleheader that was postponed last Friday will be made up Saturday at Plum High School. The girls game will start at noon, with the boys to follow around 2 p.m.
The Springdale at Jeannette boys game will be played 7:30 p.m. Monday. The West Shamokin at Apollo-Ridge boys game has been moved to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6.