Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Valley boys win with buzzer-beating jumper
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Clutch shooting by Valley junior Caleb Davis allowed the Vikings to snap a two-game skid and secure an important early-season Section 1-AAA win Friday night.
Davis sank a pull-up jumper in front of heavy defense as time expired in Valley's 53-51 home win over Kittanning (3-5, 1-2), which led 30-25 at halftime and 45-42 through three quarters.
The Vikings held Kittanning scoreless in the game's final three minutes and closed the contest on a 7-0 run.
“That's a shot I've been working on all summer,” said Davis, who finished with nine points. “I wanted the ball in that situation, and I felt if I could get the shot up, it would go in.”
Tyson Hill had a team-high 14 points, and Mike McNabb added 10 for Valley.
Eric Hulings scored 14 and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Kittanning. Alek Schaffer, Noah Kunst and Corey Oresick each added 10.
Burrell 47, West Shamokin 45 — Four players combined to score all of the points for Burrell (2-4, 1-0), which trailed 23-19 at halftime in the Section 1-AA game. Brendan Lettrich had a game-high 15 points for the Bucs, Lucas Cable followed with 12, and Max Garda and Joey Cox each added 10. Adam Crise led West Shamokin (5-1, 0-1) with 11 points.
Kiski Area 59, Albert Gallatin 47 — Mike Simmons made three 3-pointers during a game-high 26-point effort for Kiski Area (4-2, 3-0) in Section 1-AAAA play.
Joey Brungo added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who led 19-7 after the first quarter. Nick Groover had 19 points to lead Albert Gallatin (2-4, 0-3).
Fox Chapel 69, Woodland Hills 48 — Matt D'Amico, Jake Livingston and Brian Papich combined for 39 points for a balanced Fox Chapel (6-1, 2-1) offense in a victory.
Woodland Hills (0-6, 0-3) trailed 33-10 at halftime of the Section 2-AAAA game.
Ford City 41, Deer Lakes 33 — Jesse Sequeira finished with 12 points, and Blake Bower added 10 for Ford City (4-3, 1-0), which held Deer Lakes (1-4, 0-1) to two points in the fourth quarter.
Scott Ventura scored a game-high 16 points for the Lancers.
Summit Academy 75, Apollo-Ridge67 — Dasonte White took over late in a Section 1-AA game for Summit Academy (5-2, 1-0), as he scored 19 of his game-high 30 points in the fourth quarter. Tre Tipton finished with 20 points to lead Apollo-Ridge (6-1, 0-1), which led 52-49 entering the fourth quarter.
Duane Brown followed with 18 points, and Mitchell Johnston and Alex Smith added 15 and 12, respectively.
Shady Side Academy 69, Riverview44 — Nick DiBucci finished with 17 points, and Zach Lesnick added 12 for Riverview (1-6, 0-3) in a Section 3-AA loss.
Kyle Olander had a game-high 23 points for Shady Side Academy (1-5, 1-2).
Perry 79, St. Joseph 50 — Joe Luciana scored a team-high 10 points for St. Joseph (3-4) in a nonsection loss. Devin Lyles led four double-digit scorers for Perry (2-3) with 17 points.
Mars 63, Freeport 45 — Eric Davis had a team-high 13 points for Freeport (3-3, 1-2) in a Section 1-AAA loss.
Owen Nearhoof paced three double-digit scorers for Mars (4-2, 2-0) with 19 points, 12 of which came on 3-pointers.
Jeannette 56, Springdale 17 — Julian Batts scored 19 points to lead Jeannette (4-2, 2-1), which held Springdale (1-6, 0-2) to six points in the first half of a Section 3-AA game.
Plum 42, Gateway 36 — Plum (5-2, 3-0) held Gateway (2-2, 1-2) to four points in the fourth quarter as it rallied for a Section 2-AAAA win.
Courtney Zezza scored a team-high 14 points, and Krista Pietropola added 12 for the Mustangs, who trailed 20-16 at halftime.
Fox Chapel 62, Woodland Hills 22 — Kayla Slovenec scored 10 points and also had 10 rebounds, seven assists and five steals for Fox Chapel (5-1, 3-0) in a Section 2-AAAA win over Woodland Hills (1-6, 0-3).
Erin Mathias finished with a game-high 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, while Vanessa Blazer had 10 rebounds to go with eight points for the Foxes.
Penn-Trafford 67, Kiski Area 16 — Eleven players scored for Penn-Trafford (4-2, 3-0) in the Section 1-AAAA game.
Maria Palarino and Casey Aunkst led the Warriors with 11 points each. Channing James scored seven points to pace Kiski Area (0-6, 0-3).
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