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Scotties miss chance to make playoffs

| Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005

The Southmoreland boys basketball team lost out on a chance to qualify for the WPIAL playoffs after dropping a heartbreaking 59-56 overtime decision to host Burgettstown in Section 5-AA. With the win, Burgettstown snatched up the final playoff spot in the section.

Matt Odroneic led the Scotties with 20 points.

Christian Getz tallied 24 points for Burgettstown while Steve Bielecki notched 17. Bobby Siegworth netted 10.

The Scotties (7-5, 13-10) will host McGuffey in the season finale on Thursday.

Section 2-A

Geibel 96, JM 61

Kellen Holmes slammed 33 points as the Geibel boys basketball team rolled past Jefferson-Morgan. Rob Ramsey racked up 22 points for the Gators, and Josh Herman tossed in 12.

Ben Humble led the Rockets with 16 points, and Jerrod Moskola had 13. Josh Lawrence scored 12 points, and J.W. Popilelarcheck added 10.

Geibel (10-1, 16-4) will host California on Friday.

Section 3-A

Monessen 51, Frazier 50

Will Bronson led all scorers with 23 points, but Frazier lost a heartbreaker.

Mick Williams paced Monessen with 19.

The Commodores (5-5, 11-12) will travel to Carmichaels today.

Girls Basketball

Non-Section

Latrobe 67, MP 47

Abbey Way netted 14 points, but Mount Pleasant couldn't keep up with Latrobe.

Emily Fenton tallied 19 points for the Lady Wildcats, and Courtney Sherwin scored 11.

The Lady Vikings (3-17) will return to section play on Thursday at Yough.

Swimming

Section 4-AA

MP vs. Valley

Christina Williams won the 100 butterfly (1:12.45) and qualified for the WPIAL meet with a second-place in the 100 breaststroke (1:16.31) to lift Mount Pleasant's girls (3-1, 8-4) to an 87-74 win. Nicole Capozzi took first in the 50 freestyle (26.27), Cassey Hauser won the 500 freestyle (6:25.66), and Lenise Hauser nabbed the top prize in the 100 backstroke (1:10.54). Stephanie Williams placed first in the 200 freestyle (2:16. 41), and the team of Lenise Hauser, Cassey Hauser, Christina Williams and Danielle Ferree topped the field in the 200 medley relay (2:09.51). Stephanie Williams, Corianne Heskey, Ferree and Capozzi won the 200 freestyle relay (1:51.62), and Cassey Hauser, Stephanie Williams, Heskey and Capozzi were first in the 400 freestyle relay (4:10.56).

Dane Dombrosky picked up firsts in the 200 freestyle (2:07.34) and the 500 freestyle (5:36.44) as Mount Pleasant's boys (3-1, 6-6) won, 77-71. Bruce Fennel was first in the 50 freestyle (24.57), and Brad Fennel won the 100 freestyle relay (56.07). Zach Skovira, Jason Kantorik, Mark Pauley and Andrew Bohatch won the 200 medley relay (2:12.80), with the team of Brad Fennel, Bohatch, Dombrosky and Bruce Fennel getting first in the 200 freestyle relay (1:41.88). Bruce Fennel, Brad Fennel, Dombrosky and Pauley took top honors in the 400 freestyle relay (3:45.72).

Mount Pleasant will host Burrell on Thursday.

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