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Daily News roundup: Freshman carries TJ to nonsection victory

| Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, 11:24 p.m.

Freshman Marina Petruzzi led all scorers with 17 points as Thomas Jefferson earned a 68-25 win over Steel Valley in a nonsection girls basketball game Monday night.

The Jaguars (2-1) outscored Steel Valley, 27-1, in the first quarter. Cayley Labishak and Paige Risley had 13 and 10 points, respectively, for TJ. Steel Valley (0-3) got 13 points from Cayley Labishak.

Charleroi 50, South Allegheny 25 — Charleroi (3-0) raced to an 18-4 first-quarter lead and never looked back in a nonsection win. Charleroi's Kaitlyn Riley (13 points) and Sierra Short (12) scored in double figures. The Gladiators (0-3) were held to single digits in three quarters.

East Allegheny 63, Yough 29 — Amani Johnson registered a game-high 23 points for East Allegheny (3-0) in its nonsection victory at Yough. The Cougars (0-3) got 18 points from Sami Peebles. Yough did not have a player other than Peebles score until the fourth quarter.

Elizabeth Forward 72, Connellsville 36 — The Warriors (3-0) got 26 points from Abigail Sporio, 14 from Olivia Barkley and 11 from Jessica Palady in a nonsection rout of the Falcons. Sporio also had 13 steals. Connellsville fell to 2-1.

Norwin 52, Bethel Park 50 — Trailing by 10 at halftime, the Norwin girls basketball team rallied for a nonsection victory. The 2-1 Knights, ranked third in Class AAAA, got 17 points from Delaney Arbore and 13 from Alayna Gribble.

Justine Mascaro had a game-high 18 points and Shannon Conley chipped in 14 for the Black Hawks (1-2).

Trinity 70, Serra Catholic 12 — The Eagles (0-3) were shut out in the third quarter and scored no more than five points in any other quarter in the nonsection loss. The Hillers (3-0) got 19 points from Mary Dunn and 15 from Sierra Kotchman.

Boys basketball

Woodland Hills 65, Albert Gallatin 52 — Avram Abramovitz and Amante Britt had 18 points each to lead Woodland Hills (1-0) to a nonsection win.

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