Leader Times roundup: Apollo-Ridge boys remain unbeaten
Apollo-Ridge's unbeaten start to the boys basketball season claimed its second in-county opponent.
Tre Tipton scored 20 points, and the Vikings dominated from start to finish on the way to a 72-33 nonsection win over Freeport on Tuesday at home.
Duane Brown added 15 points, and Maurice Stankus had 14 for the Vikings (3-0), who also got a win over Leechburg three days ago.
Eric Davis had seven points to lead Freeport (2-1), which trailed at halftime 42-15.
Slippery Rock 48, Kittanning 43 — Brady Kadlubek led the Rockets (2-1) with 14 points in a nonsection win at Kittanning. The Wildcats (1-2) got 14 points from Noah Kunst, and Eric Hulings posted his first double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
West Shamokin 45, Riverview 36 — Zane Clowser scored 13 points, and Jake Hough scored 10 to keep the Wolves' (3-0) perfect start going with a nonsection road win. Paul Knapp had 12 points to lead Riverview (1-2).
Union-Rimersburg 62, Redbank Valley 55 — The Bulldogs (0-1, 0-1) dropped their season and KSAC-South opener at home against Union (1-2, 1-0).
Ford City 57, Highlands 8— The Sabers raced to a 20-2 lead in the first quarter on the way to a lopsided home win. Ally Cujas scored 21 points, and Christina Davis had 18 for Ford City (2-1).
Nia Thomas led Highlands (1-2) with four points in the nonsection game.
Apollo-Ridge 39, Derry 25 — Julia Demeno's 12 points helped the Vikings remain undefeated with a nonsection win at Derry.
Ashley Emminger added nine points, and Megan Bonelli had eight for Apollo-Ridge (4-0). Derry (1-2) was led by Rachel Gerris with 11 points.
Indiana 58, Kittanning 38 — Emily Knepshield scored a game-high 19 points in a losing effort on the road for Kittanning (1-2). Alicia Kunkle scored 14 points to lead Indiana (2-1) to the nonsection win.