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Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Springdale buzzer beater downs Deer Lakes

| Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, 12:30 a.m.
Freeport's Mason Eddinger leaps to find an open teammate at the Freeport Tournament on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Freeport High School.
Bill Shirley | For The Valley News Dispatch
Freeport's Mason Eddinger leaps to find an open teammate at the Freeport Tournament on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Freeport High School.

Sam Carey put the shoot in shootout.

The Springdale sophomore guard drained a mid-range jumper to beat the buzzer and give the Dynamos a 48-47 win over Deer Lakes in the Don Pampena Shootout on Friday night in West Deer.

The host Lancers (2-6) built a 13-4 lead after the first quarter behind a game-high 21 points from Scott Ventura, but Roy Newcamp paced the Springdale (2-6) comeback with 19 points.

Leechburg 54, Harvest Baptist 53 — Freshman Jon Burtick made a free throw with 0.7 seconds remaining to lift Leechburg (5-2) to a win over Harvest Baptist in the Apollo Trust Co. Christmas Tournament. Harvest Baptist led most of the game, but Leechburg rallied for 21 points in the fourth after managing just three in the first. Ben Ritchie led Leechburg with 14 points and Randy Smail added 13.

Noah Kile led Harvest with 15 points and Josh Keppler added 12.

Apollo-Ridge 74, Saltsburg 43 — Tre Tipton scored 19 points, Alex Smith added 16, Duane Brown 13 and Mitchell Johnston 10 as the Vikings (7-1) coasted to a win at the Apollo-Ridge Tournament. Ian Satler led the Trojans (2-5) with 13 points.

Freeport 68, Burrell 54 — Mason Eddinger led the Yellowjackets (4-3) with 16 points, while Kris Keppel and Codey DiGiacobbe added 14 apiece at the round-robin Freeport Tournament.

Brendan Lettrich tallied a game-high 20 points for Burrell (2-5).

Plum 62, Perry 43 — Austin Dedert went for a game-high 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Plum (7-1) in a first-round win over Perry (2-4) in the Moon Tournament.

Nick Stotler and James Edwards each had 14 points for Plum.

Riverview 60, Trinity Christian 46 — Riverview's Paul Knapp scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Raiders secure a win over Trinity Christian in their tournament.

Riverview will face Brentwood in the championship game at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Fox Chapel 55, Concord (Del.) 48 — Matt D'Amico scored a game-high 25 points, Bill Urso added 14 and Brian Papich had 11 as Fox Chapel (7-1) won its first game in the KSA Tournament in Orlando, Fla.

David Brown grabbed 10 rebounds for the Foxes, who play Shawnee (N.J.) at 9:45 a.m. Saturday.

Kittanning 72, Kane 33 — Noah Kunst scored a game-high 26 points and Alek Shaffer added 17 to lead Kittanning (4-6) to a win in the consolation game of the EQT Energy Classic at Elk County Catholic.

Shady Side Academy 52, Highlands 39 — Mike Ware scored 13 points to lead a trio of Shady Side Academy players in double figures as the Indians (4-5) defeated Highlands (3-6) in the second round of the Shady Side Academy Tournament.

Kaison Branch scored 18 points for Highlands.

Propel Andrew Street 96, St. Joseph 71 — Isaiah Adams scored a game-high 34 points to lead Propel to the championship game in the St. Joseph Tournament.

Chris Gamble scored 21 points to lead St. Joseph and Bill Sadecky chipped in 14 for the Spartans (3-5), who have missed the finals of their tournament just twice since 1997.

Vincentian 101, Serra Catholic 81 — Natrona Heights resident Jamison Nee scored a career-high 28 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as Vincentian (8-0) defeated Serra Catholic (2-5) in the opening round of the St. Joseph Tournament.

Girls basketball

Plum 66, Westland, Ohio 58 — Krista Pietropola scored 24 points and dished 10 assists for Plum (6-2) in the first game of the Westland Tournament in Columbus. Plum also got a pair of double-doubles from its forwards: Courtney Zezza had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Aly Weifenbaugh had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Plum plays Delaware Christian at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Fox Chapel 61, Segerstrom (Calif.) 30 — Erin Mathias piled up 22 points and 18 rebounds as the Foxes (6-1) blew past the Jaguars (5-6) in the first round of the KSA Holiday Tournament in Orlando, Fla. Kayla Slovenec tallied 10 points and five assists, while Taylor Cohen had 10 points and five steals for Fox Chapel, which plays William R. Boone (Fla.) in second-round action.

Burrell 48, State College 45(OT) — Class AA No. 2 Burrell (7-0) needed overtime to knock off previously unbeaten State College (6-1), a Class AAAA team from District 6, in the State College Tournament. Natalie Myers scored a team-high 14 points, while Jessica Cercone scored 12 and Sydney Bordonaro added 10 for Burrell.

Freeport 66, Carrick 56 — At the Riverview Tournament, Freeport (4-3) got 18 points apiece from Michaela Bowser and Zoe Soilis, a Riverview transfer, to down Carrick (2-4) for a first-round win. Macy Smolic added 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Dava Jack chipped in 10 points for the Yellowjackets. Chardonay Little-John led Carrick with 24 points and Sierra Williams added 20.

Riverview 49, Trinity Christian 18 — Riverview had nine players score against undermanned Trinity Christian in the first round of the Riverview Tournament.

Sadie Buchser led the Raiders with 12 points and Bree Patsey added 10. Riverview (4-4) will play Freeport in the championship game at 5 p.m. Saturday against former head coach Paul Sylba. Due to injuries and low roster numbers, Trinity Christian is down to five players so the consolation game has been canceled.

St. Joseph 58, Springdale 36 — Mallory Heinle racked up 27 points to help the Spartans (6-1) build a 23-point halftime lead at the St. Joseph Tournament. Amanda Koprivinkar had 16 points for the Dynamos (3-4), which will play Knoch in the consolation game. Nick Mielecki pulled down nine rebounds and Amanda Klawinski grabbed eight for St. Joseph, which will host Deer Lakes in the championship.

Deer Lakes 47, Knoch 42 — Kristen Stanko scored a team-high 12 points and Mackenzie Kaczur added 11 as Deer Lakes (4-2) won the opening game of the St. Joseph Tournament.

Savanna Steffan scored a game-high 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Abby Thrower and Ally Riley had 10 apiece for the Knights (0-8).

Apollo-Ridge 69, Wilkinsburg 5 — At the Apollo Trust Co. Christmas Tournament, nine players scored for Apollo-Ridge, including four who reached double figures. Ashley Emminger led the Vikings with 15 points and Brianna Fairman had 13.

Apollo-Ridge led 51-0 at halftime.

West Shamoklin 47, Highlands 23 — Kelly Clowser scored 10 points for West Shamokin (4-3) in an opening-round win in its tournament.

Nia Thomas led Highlands (1-6) with 10. The Wolves outscored Highlands, 16-3, in the third.

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