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Leader Times roundup: Leechburg girls improve to 4-0

Jonathan Bombulie
| Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, 11:00 p.m.
Springdale's Milana Yaksich attempts to score against Leechburg's Brittany Robilio during the second period Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015.
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Springdale's Milana Yaksich attempts to score against Leechburg's Brittany Robilio during the second period Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle greets second baseman Neil Walker at the dugout after Walker hit a solo home run during the fourth inning against the Nationals on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at PNC Park.
Christopher Horner | Trib Total Media
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle greets second baseman Neil Walker at the dugout after Walker hit a solo home run during the fourth inning against the Nationals on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at PNC Park.

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.

Hockey

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.

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