VND high school roundup: St. Joseph's Heinle surpasses 1,000 career points
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A soft lay-in with about two minutes left in the game lifted Mallory Heinle into select company at St. Joseph High School.
The 6-foot-1 senior forward became just the third girl in school history to score 1,000 career points, hitting the mark on the dot with 27 points Thursday night in a 83-55 home loss to Vincentian.
The Slippery Rock recruit is the first Spartans player to reach the milestone since Jacqi Diez in 2008.
Lizzy Celko added 11 points for St. Joseph (3-1, 0-1), which couldn't stay with the Royals (4-0, 1-0) in the second half in the Section 2-A opener for both teams.
After outscoring the Royals by three in the second quarter, St. Joseph was outscored 32-9 in the third.
Freeport 50, Knoch 28 — Zoe Soilis had 15 points and Macy Smolic had 13 for Freeport (2-2, 1-0) in its Section 1-AAA opener.
Soilis, Smolic and Michaela Bowser each grabbed eight rebounds.
Abbie Thrower and Carly Burdett each had six points for Knoch (0-4, 0-1).
Kittanning 49, Highlands 44 — Emily Knepshield scored a game-high 23 points as Kittanning (2-2, 1-0) held off Highlands (1-3, 0-1) in a Section 1-AAA game.
Ashlyn Jonczak led Highlands with 16 points and Kayla Beale added 11.
Riverview 63, East Allegheny 22 — Sadie Buchser scored 18 of her game-high 19 points in the first quarter during a Section 3-AA-opening win over East Allegheny (0-4, 0-1).
Leah Sero had nine points, and Candice Ashbaugh and Madison Long each scored eight for Riverview (2-2, 1-0).
West Shamokin 44, Springdale 41 — Springdale (2-2) fell behind 28-21 at halftime and could not recover in a non-section loss to West Shamokin (2-2).
Springdale's Amanda Koprivnikar led all scorers with 20 points, and Hannah Coulter scored 11 points to lead the Wolves.
Mars 52, Valley 28 — Ali Goetz scored 17 points to lead all scorers as Mars picked up a win in their Section 1-AAA opening game. Bonnie Workman added 11 points for Mars (2-3, 1-0). Lashay Madison scored 19 points to lead Valley (0-2, 0-1).
Brashear 58, Burrell 42 — A 20-point outburst in the third quarter boosted Brashear (1-4) to a nonsection win over Burrell (0-4).
Malik Petite scored 18 points, and Taronn Thomas added 17 for Brashear.
Tom Spagnolo scored a team-high nine points for Burrell.
West Shamokin 57, Springdale 43 — Zac Horner (23 points) and Ryan Dean (13) combined for 36 points as West Shamokin (4-0) remained unbeaten with the nonsection win.
The Wolves took a commanding 20-5 lead after the first quarter.
Matt Matisko scored 17 and Roy Newcamp added 12 for the Dynamos (1-3).
Trinity Christian 62, Cheswick Christian Academy 34 — A slow first half plagued Cheswick Christian Academy (3-2) in a nonconference loss to Trinity Christian (1-2).
Andy Skledar led Cheswick with 16 points, and Antione Malloy added 13. Wes Lavrinc scored 18 points, and James Chandler scored 15 points to lead Trinity Christian.
Kiski Area 67, Norwin 6 — The Cavaliers (2-0) rolled to a Section 1-AAA win as Brad Nagy (113 pounds), Ryan Hardaway (126), Jake Ardellitz (152), Vinnie Romano (160), Dakota Lange (170), Alex Delp (182) and Shane Kuhn (285) all recorded pins.
Plum 6, Franklin Regional 0 — David Stonebraker scored once in each period of the Class AA game and also finished with two assists for Plum (5-2-2), which had 46 shots on goal and held Franklin Regional (0-7) to 11 shots. Joe Randazzo added two goals and two assists, and Zach Kuhn had three assists for the Mustangs.
Armstrong 8, Chartiers Valley 4 — Christian Miller finished with five points (three goals, two assists) in the Class AA game, and Hunter Grafton had four points (two goals, two assists) for Armstrong (6-2), which has won six straight. Taylor Smouse made 18 saves in net for the Riverhawks, and Alex Chabala and Anthony Safi combined to make 19 stops for Chartiers Valley (3-5).
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