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Westmoreland high school roundup: Greensburg Salem girls claim overtime victory

| Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

The Greensburg Salem girls basketball team didn't play well at the start of the second half against visiting Ringgold on Thursday night.

The way the Golden Lions finished, however, was a different story. Greensburg Salem made a 22-10 run in the fourth quarter to force overtime and then held a four-point edge in overtime to defeat the Rams, 56-52, in a Section 3-5A game.

Megan Kallock had 28 points, including a basket with 8 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime, where the Golden Lions made 8 of 12 free throws to seal the win.

Greensburg Salem (4-6, 3-1) trailed by 10 with two minutes left in the fourth quarter before making its run.

Ashley Briscoe had 15 points for Ringgold (4-6, 1-2), which opened the third quarter on a 16-5 run.

Hampton 65, Franklin Regional 37 — Jenna Lafko had 24 points and Alison Collins scored 20 to lead No. 1 Hampton (9-0, 4-0) to a Section 4-5A victory. Kassidy Hubert's 20 points paced Franklin Regional (6-5, 1-2).

Serra Catholic 58, Jeannette 41 — Aaliyah Coleman had 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Rylan German added 12 points to lead Serra Catholic (5-4, 2-2) to a Section 3-2A victory. Olivia Sirnic scored 17 points and added 16 rebounds, and Dymond Crawford had 16 points for the Jayhawks (4-5, 2-2). Serra started the second half with a 12-4 run to take control.

• Several games were postponed because of inclement weather conditions, including Belle Vernon at Derry, Southmoreland at Elizabeth Forward, South Park at Mt. Pleasant, Keystone Oaks at Yough and Greensburg Central Catholic at Frazier.

Hockey

Franklin Regional 5, Freeport 0 — Jamie Mauro had two goals and two assists as Franklin Regional (13-0) won a PIHL Class A East Division game. Nick Caretta, Christian Kitch and Oldrich Virag also scored for the Panthers.

Men's college basketball

Bethany 72, St. Vincent 66 — Austin Ford had 16 points and 12 rebounds but St. Vincent (8-4, 4-1) lost a Presidents' Athletic Conference game at Carey Center. Matt D'Amico (13 points), Jason Capco (11) and Tom Kromka (11) also scored in double figures for the Bearcats.

Women's college basketball

Bethany 65, St. Vincent 46 — At Carey Center, Maria Morgan had a team-high nine points as St. Vincent (6-6, 3-2) lost a PAC game. Babette Sanmartin had 11 rebounds for the Bearcats. Kelsea Daugherty had 25 points for Bethany (5-7, 3-2).

Wednesday's late highlights

• Latrobe's Laura Graytok scored 30 points to guide the Wildcats (4-7) to a 72-58 nonsection victory over Ligonier Valley. Olivia Miller had 31 points on 11 of 22 shooting for Ligonier Valley (3-5).

• A trio of double-digit scorers led Ligonier Valley boys basketball to a 73-59 win over United in a Heritage Conference game. Marrek Paola (23 points), Trent Hepner (19) and Michael Marinchak (14) paced the Rams (6-4, 2-1).

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