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Greensburg high school roundup: Belle Vernon girls edge TJ in Section 4

| Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, 10:18 p.m.

Kaitlyn Slagus scored 12 of her team-high 14 points in the fourth quarter, including 4 for 4 from the free-throw line, as Belle Vernon defeated Thomas Jefferson, 41-38, in Section 4-AAA on Thursday night.

Alexis Yanief, who surpassed 1,000 career points, scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Jaguars (10-8, 5-5), who held Belle Vernon to only six points in the second and third quarters.

For the game, Belle Vernon (15-4, 8-2) shot 14 of 15 from the free-throw line, including 8 of 9 in the fourth quarter.

Phaedra Dewitt added six assists for Belle Vernon, and Slagus finished with 15 rebounds to notch another double-double.

Hempfield 65, Kiski Area 14 — Monica Burns scored a game-high 24 points and Lexi Irwin added 10 for Hempfield (12-8, 8-5) in its Section 1-AAAA rout.

Latrobe 59, Connellsville 9 — Taley Dunaway scored a game-high 23 points to lead Latrobe to a win in Section 1-AAAA. Emma Kate Womack scored 12 points, and Madison Kollar added 10 for Latrobe (9-7, 6-5). Saiah Mickens led Connellsville (7-12, 4-8) with 13 points.

Norwin 66, Laurel Highlands 19 — Danielle McMaster scored 16 points and Alayna Gribble added 12 for the Knights (13-5, 10-1) in a Section 1-AAAA win.

Penn-Trafford 65, Albert Gallatin 38 — Katy Abreu had a career-high 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Maria Palarino added 15 for Penn-Trafford (14-4, 12-0) in its Section 1-AAAA win. Diamond Madison led Albert Gallatin (6-10, 3-8) with 20 points, and Ally Rudolph had 11.

Mt. Pleasant 74, GreensburgSalem 34 — Alexa Szelong had 21 points to lead Mt. Pleasant to a Section 3-AAA win. Jordan Toohey added 12 points, and Elaina Fearer had 11 for Mt. Pleasant (11-7, 8-1). Karly Mellinger scored 23 points for Greensburg Salem (7-11, 5-4).

Greensburg C.C. 65, Springdale 43 — Nikki Addisey's game-high 19 points led Class AA No. 2 Greensburg Central Catholic in its Section 3 win. Leah Bisignani had 14 points and Carolyn Appleby 11 for the Centurions (14-3, 10-0).

Washington 47, South Side Beaver 37 — Ellis Taylor scored 15 points and Mya Gordon added 11 for Washington (12-5, 8-3) in its Section 5-AA win. Cheyenne Seik led South Side Beaver (8-10, 6-4) with 14 points.

Boys basketball

Latrobe 63, Albert Gallatin43 Chad Kissell scored 17 points to lead Latrobe (9-7, 4-4) to a Section 1-AAAA win. Brandon Paroda had seven points and 13 rebounds for Albert Gallatin (7-9, 0-8).

Derry 50, Southmoreland26 — Luke Ridilla scored 11 and Ryan Maloy and Matt Vasinko had 10 points each to lead Derry (4-6, 5-10) to a Section 3-AAA victory. Tommy Pisula had 13 points for Southmoreland (2-15, 1-19).

Uniontown 75, Yough 36 — Jordan Pratt scored 20 points, and Jeremy Perkins and Xavier Ellis had 12 and 11, respectively, for Class AAA No. 2 Uniontown (16-1, 9-0) in Section 3.

Thomas Jefferson 68, Ringgold 56 — Chase Winovich scored 11 of his 19 points in the second half, and Zack Good drained four 3-pointers, finishing with 12 points, as the Class AAA No. 4 Jaguars (16-2, 8-1) won in Section 4. Dayshore Majors scored 20 points — 13 came in the second half — for Ringgold (2-14, 1-7).

Washington 71, Fort Cherry49 — Dequay Isbel scored 22 points, and Quorteze Levy had 19 for Washington (14-5, 8-2) in Section 4-AA. Justin Iskey led Fort Cherry (7-9, 3-6) with 15 points.

Hempfield 72, Monessen 59 — Kason Harrell scored 30 points to lead the Class AAAA No. 3 Spartans (16-2) to a nonsection win. Justice Rawlins led Monessen (12-5) with 18 points and Javon Brown added 17.

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