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Alle-Kiski roundup: Springdale girls basketball team slips past East Allegheny

| Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, 11:03 p.m.
Erica Dietz | Valley News Dispatch
Freeport's Michaela Bowser (23) and Zoe Soilis (1) battle for a rebound against Valley's Kaylyn Iacopino on Monday, January 20, 2014, at Valley.

Last-second efforts by Sarah Udanis saved Springdale's girls basketball team from some Section 3-AA heartbreak.

Udanis sank the game-winning field goal with 20 seconds left in Springdale's 42-41 victory over East Allegheny (4-10, 0-7) on Monday.

Her heroics didn't stop there, though, as she grabbed a key rebound on the defensive end to seal the win for the Dynamos (6-8, 3-4), who almost squandered the six-point lead they had to start the fourth quarter.

East Allegheny had a chance to tie the game when Katie Jenkins went to the foul line for two shots with 15 seconds left. Jenkins made the first free throw but missed the second, and Udanis grabbed the loose ball.

Udanis finished with nine points. Amanda Koprivnikar led Springdale with 17.

Cache Street scored a team-high 16 points for East Allegheny, and Jenkins added 10.

Ford City 56, Leechburg 0 — Christina Davis led the Sabers (11-4, 6-1) with 10 points in a Section 1-AA shutout of the Blue Devils (1-12, 0-6). Ford City had 11 players score.

St. Joseph 61, Ellis School 27 — Mallory Heinle paced the Spartans (9-4, 4-3) in a Section 2-A rout with 20 points, eight assists and six rebounds.

Julie Hetu added 17 points, while Nikki Mielecki tallied seven points, seven rebounds and seven steals, and Lizzy Celko recorded nine points, six rebounds and six assists. Houston Curtis led Ellis (6-10, 3-5) with nine points.

Burrell 59, Apollo-Ridge 19 — Sydney Bordonaro scored 22 points, and Kelsey Oddis and Erika Finn each added 10 for Burrell (15-0, 7-0), which led 29-4 after the first quarter of the Section 1-AA game.

Megan Bonelli finished with six points to lead Apollo-Ridge (9-5, 2-5).

Freeport 67, Valley 51 — Zoe Soilis finished with 29 points to fuel Freeport (8-7, 5-3) in a Section 1-AAA game. Michaela Bowser added 19 for the Yellowjackets, and Macy Smolic grabbed 12 rebounds.

LaShay Madison scored a season-high 28 points for Valley (1-11, 1-7), and Kaylyn Iacopino added 16.

Riverview 48, Jeannette 32 — Sadie Buchser scored 21 points to push Riverview (10-6, 6-2) past Jeannette (6-7, 4-3) in Section 3-AA action. Bree Patsy and Leah Sero scored eight points each for the Raiders. Monique Redman scored 20 points for Jeannette (6-7, 4-3).

Kittanning 48, Knoch 24 — Tiffany Montgomery recorded a game-high 15 points, and Emily Knepshield posted 11 as the Wildcats (10-5, 6-2) picked up a Section 1-AAA win. Erica Hunter led the Knights (2-12, 2-6) with seven points.

Latrobe 51, Kiski Area 21 — Anna Ayers scored 13 points to lead the Wildcats (6-7, 3-5) to a Section 1-AAAA win. Anyssa Sanchez paced Kiski Area (0-15, 0-9) with 12 points.

West Shamokin 44, Deer Lakes 25 — Kelly Clowser tallied a game-high 15 points for the Wolves (8-7, 4-2), who pulled away in the third quarter for a Section 1-AA victory.

Alexa Burke and Shae Robson had five points each for the Lancers (5-8, 1-6).

Boys basketball

Leechburg 46, Harvest Baptist 43 — Ben Ritchie tallied 13 points, and Alex Sipolino added 11 as the Blue Devils (6-8) rallied in the second half to snap a six-game skid and claim a nonsection victory. Josh Keppler paced Harvest Baptist with 22 points.

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