Leader Times roundup: Leechburg girls improve to 4-0
The start of section play did little to slow Leechburg girls basketball's red-hot start.
Mikayla Lovelace scored a game-high 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as Leechburg rolled to a 51-24 victory over Section 2-A rival Springdale on Thursday.
The Blue Devils are off to a strong start in their bid for their first winning season since 1999-2000.
Cameron Davies added 14 points for the Blue Devils (4-0, 1-0), who led 30-13 at halftime.
Patience Ashaolu paced Springdale (0-4, 0-1) with 10 points.
Greensburg Central Catholic 42, West Shamokin 35 — Olivia Fusaro led West Shamokin with a game-high 14 points, but the Wolves (2-1, 0-1) fell to Greensburg Central Catholic (1-2, 1-0) in Section 2-A play.
Katie Glover added 11 points for West Shamokin, which was outscored 8-2 in the third quarter.
Burrell 48, Apollo-Ridge 34 — Natalie Myers scored a game-high 20 points as Class AA No. 4 Burrell defeated Apollo-Ridge in Section 2-AA play. Eliza Oswalt and Nicole Kristof scored 10 points each for Burrell (4-1, 1-0). Megan Ost and Liz Penrose scored nine points apiece to lead Apollo-Ridge (1-3, 0-1).
East Allegheny 51, Freeport 34 — The Yellowjackets were outscored 22-5 in the second quarter as they fell in a Section 2-AA opener to East Allegheny (3-1, 1-0). Jenna Manke had a team-high 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Zoe Soilis added 14 points and eight rebounds for Freeport (1-3, 0-1), which lost its third straight game.
Freeport 5, Sewickley Academy 3 — Mickey Frazetta scored two goals and had an assist as second-place Freeport (8-2) downed Sewickley Academy (1-10) in a PIHL Class A nonconference matchup.
Kyle Hazelett scored twice, and Robert Reichenbaugh added a goal and four assists for the Yellowjackets. Morgan Penn had 24 saves for Freeport.
Mars 8, Armstrong 3 — Zane Wichowski scored a pair of goals, but the River Hawks (9-2) fell to Mars in Class AA action. Luke Gross added a goal and an assist for Armstrong. Noah Raymundo led Mars (8-3) with four goals.