Alle-Kiski roundup: Highlands eases past South Park in OT
TribLIVE Sports Videos
Highlands' boys basketball team showed resolve, not holiday-break rust, on Thursday in the first round of the Shady Side Academy Tournament.
After letting a late lead slip away in the final seconds of regulation, the Golden Rams propelled South Park in overtime to win 63-60.
Julian Flenory scored a career-high 20 points, nine in the first quarter and four in overtime for Highlands (3-5), which outscored the Eagles, 11-8, in the extra period.
Freshman Brayden Thimons added 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Jordan Lineberg had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Highlands.
South Park's Shane Coologhan sent the game into overtime with a buzzer-beating layup. He led the Eagles (3-5) with 25 points, and Dan Wanker scored 20.
Highlands will play Shady Side Academy (2-5) at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the second round.
Bridgeport (W.Va.) 88, Kittanning 49 — Five players scored in double figures for Bridgeport in the opening round of the EQT Energy Tournament at Elk County Catholic.
Bridgeport outscored the Wildcats (3-6), 24-6, in the third quarter. Noah Kunst led Kittanning with 19 points, including three 3-pointers, and Alek Shaffer added 10 points.
Kittanning plays Kane at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Kittanning 50, Bridgeport (W.Va.) 45 — Kittanning went to work in the second half to down Bridgeport in the first game of the EQT Tournament at Elk County Catholic.
The teams were tied, 20-20, at the half, but Kittanning (5-2) took control with a 15-2 third-quarter run before holding on late in the back-and-forth game to post its fourth straight win.
Emily Klingensmith scored a team-high 16 points, while Emily Knepshield and Tiffany Montgomery added 15 apiece for the Wildcats. Klingensmith hit four 3-pointers.
Kittanning plays Clarion at 5 p.m. Friday.
Cochranton 51, Ford City 27 — Ford City fell behind by 15 at halftime and never recovered in an opening-round loss to Cochranton in the Neshannock Tournament.
Maddie Bernarding led all scorers with 20 for Cochranton (5-1), and teammate Kendall Dickson chipped in 12.
Christina Davis led Ford City with 10 points, and Allyson Cujas had nine.
Ford City plays Monessen 1 p.m. Saturday in the consolation game.
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.
- Burnett pitches well in farewell, but Pirates lose to Reds
- Steelers cut Scobee, sign free agent kicker Boswell
- Kessel addition, better health could have Pens scoring like it’s 1990s
- Are Pirates better positioned to win it all this postseason?
- Penguins at a glance entering 2015-16 season
- Pitt holds off Virginia Tech in ACC opener
- New book credits Nunn for Steelers’ 1970s success
- Pirates fans on edge as season again coming down to wild card
- Pittsburgh to spend $5M in private money to gird for natural disasters, improve infrastructure
- Shaler man charged in death of girl, 6, not prosecuted in repeated alcohol cases
- Review: Nrityagram brings Indian tradition to bold life in Pittsburgh Dance Council season-opener