District roundup: Mt. Pleasant clinches 3rd place with win
By Staff Reports
Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 11:24 p.m.
Updated: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Dante Porter scored 16 points and Luke Liprando added 13 as the Mt. Pleasant boys basketball team clinched third place in Section 3-AAA with a 65-61 victory over visiting Uniontown on Tuesday.
Mitch Matlas knocked down 10 points for the Vikings (12-8, 7-4).
Jordan Pratt led all scorers with 19 points for the Red Raiders (15-3, 9-2). With the loss, Uniontown drops back to second place, one game behind Laurel Highlands.
Laurel Highlands 55, Greensburg Salem 48 — Joe Pegg scored 17 points and Nick Lancaster added 15 points as the Mustangs (15-5, 10-1) beat visiting Greensburg Salem. With the win, Laurel Highlands has clinched a share of first place in Section 3-AAA.
Pat Boyer led the Golden Lions (3-16, 3-8) with 13 points. Simeon Stevens scored 12 points and Max Ponzurick had 11.
Frazier 56, West Greene 42 — Vincent Bucci scored a game-high 16 points and Charles Manack chipped in 12 points as the Commodores (5-13, 3-9) earned a Section 5-AA win over visiting West Greene.
Austin Eddy led the Pioneers (0-18, 0-13) with 15 points.
Clairton 68, Geibel 40 — Bryon Clifford dropped in 30 points as the Bears (12-5, 9-0) cruised past visiting Geibel in Section 3-A. Damond Flowers and Titus Howard each had 11 points.
Martin Berish led the Gators (2-15, 1-7) with 15 points.
West Allegheny 87, Southmoreland 48 — Andrew Koester scored a game-high 21 points and Anthony Carter followed with 19 points as West Allegheny (10-10) picked up a nonsection win over host Southmoreland. Mike Miara fired in 18 points and Alex Gira added 10 points.
Zac Black paced the Scotties (0-19) with 14 points and Randy Ohler added 11.
Clairton 48, Frazier 43 — Justice Hall scored 13 points and Taleese Ogletree added 12 points as the Bears (7-11, 4-5) grabbed a Section 4-A win over visiting Frazier. Kamara Townes scored 11 points.
Lauren Timko was the leading scorer for the Commodores (9-9, 4-4) with 14 points. Cassidy Guiser scored 13 points and Hannah Cline dropped in 11 points.
Monessen 55, Geibel 26 — Mariah Ward scored 18 points as the Greyhounds (7-11, 4-4) got a Section 4-A win over the host Gators (3-17, 0-9). Mariha Johnson tossed in 11 points and Chelsea Szakal followed with 10 points.
Penn State Fayette 69, Penn State Dubois 66 — James Pratt scored 19 points and David Winns contributed 16 points and 18 rebounds as the Roaring Lions (13-11, 12-4) posted a PSUAC victory over visiting Penn State Dubois. Brandon Cunningham scored 12 points and collected 10 assists. Darius Mack added 10 points.
Penn State Fayette 100, Penn State Dubois 47 — Kaitlyn Novak scored a game-high 27 points and Caitlin Wontroba added 22 points as the Roaring Lions (12-8, 11-2) notched a PSUAC win over visiting Penn State Dubois. Kasey Ruble had 15 points and Shannon Flament added 10.
Karly Carnovale and Patience McCullough led Penn State Dubois with 14 and 11 points, respectively.
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