Local roundup: St. Joseph sinks 14 3-pointers, scores season high
TribLIVE Sports Videos
One day after it finished with its third-lowest point total of the season, the St. Joseph boys basketball team used a series of 3-pointers to hit a season high during a win at Winchester Thurston on Tuesday night.
The Spartans (9-10, 4-3) made more than 50 percent of their 3-pointers during an 81-71 victory in Section 4-A play. Chris Gamble made a team-high five 3s during a 17-point night for St. Joseph, which sank 14-of-27 attempts from deep.
John Arcuri drained three 3s and finished with a game-high 31 points to hit the 30-point mark for the seventh time this season. John Ferguson had three 3s during a 13-point night, and Nick Chepkevich had two in his 10-point performance.
Zac Ettensohn scored 29 points to lead Winchester Thurston (2-11, 0-6), which trailed, 59-55, after three quarters.
Knoch 58, Highlands 37 — Marc Vaughan finished with 15 points, and Austin Miller and David Gallagher each followed with 14 for Knoch (10-7, 5-5), which grabbed a Section 1-AAA road victory.
Julian Flenory scored nine points to pace Highlands (0-18, 0-9).
Kiski Area 62, Connellsville 29 — Nick Stone led a trio of scorers with double-digit point totals for Kiski Area (14-4, 8-2) in the Section 1-AAAA home victory. Stone had 19 points, and Joe Brungo and Mitch Murdock followed with 12 and 11 for the Cavaliers, who held Connellsville (6-13, 2-7) to four points in the first quarter and two in the third.
Burrell 71, Summit Academy 50 — Cole Bush led Burrell (12-6, 5-2) with 14 points in the Section 1-AA home win over Summit Academy (5-12, 2-6). Joe Cox sank three 3-pointers during a 12-point night, and Matt Hess and Ryan Puchak each scored 10.
Cheswick Christian 59, Champion Christian 21 — Antoine Malloy's 18 points helped Cheswick Christian to its ninth straight win of the season. JaJuan Malloy had 12 points, and Ian Swartz added 11 for Cheswick Christian (14-5, 8-0).
Fox Chapel 66, Penn Hills 55 — Brian Papich and Matt D'Amico each recorded a double-double in the Section 2-AAAA win for Fox Chapel (14-4, 9-2). Papich finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while D'Amico had 17 and 10.
Penn Hills (4-14, 1-10) led, 15-12, after the first quarter.
Central Catholic 55, Plum 46 — Austin Dedert scored a team-high 18 points, and Griffin Myers added 14 for Plum (8-9, 4-6), which trailed by nine after the first quarter in the Section 2-AAAA loss.
Fox Chapel 61, Penn Hills 48 — Fox Chapel (14-4, 9-1) trailed by two at halftime but rallied, outscoring Penn Hills (6-12, 3-6) by nine in the third quarter of the Section 2-AAAA game. Erin Mathias had 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks for the Foxes. Taylor Cohen had 15 points.
Kiski Area 39, Connellsville 28 — Maddie Antone scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for Kiski Area (5-13, 4-7), which led, 19-18, at halftime in the Section 1-AAAA game but pulled away from Connellsville (6-13, 1-10)
Ford City 50, Freeport 33 — Allyson Cujas finished with a game-high 24 points, and Christina Davis added 14 for Ford City (10-7, 4-4) in the nonsection home win.
Zoe Sollis scored a team-high 13 points for Freeport (6-11, 4-6).
Cheswick Christian 40, Champion Christian 29 — Alyssa Slancauskas scored a career-high 17 points in a section win over Champion Christian. Natalie Merola grabbed 11 rebounds to go with nine points for Cheswick Christian (8-8, 3-3).
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pirates show depth in earning victory over Rockies; Polanco has big night
- Daily Courier columnist knew, loved Connellsville community
- Healthy, confident Steelers LB Shazier ready for full speed ahead
- Grant to benefit W. Mifflin airport
- Paving, electronics upgrades evident at Steel Valley
- Mon Valley steelworkers rally for new contract
- What’s gained at push of a button
- Earlier start, free meals among changes as Connellsville Area schools start Monday
- Columnist knew, loved community
- Federal court ruling could have impact on New Kensington-Arnold school monument
- FDA’s revised serving sizes on nutrition labels might backfire as endorsement