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Roundup: Second-ranked Uniontown trounced by Gateway

| Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004

Uniontown, ranked second in the WPIAL Class AAA, lost 64-51 at Gateway on Friday night with one player scoring more than half of Gateway's points.

Aaron Knight exploded with 33 points for the Gators (5-8) while Derek Bauer added 10 in a non-section game that Gateway never trailed in after the first quarter. The Gators led by eight at the half.

Junior Mays netted 23 points for Uniontown (9-2) who lost for only the second time this season.


GIRLS

Serra 54, Bishop Carroll 39 -- Michelle Manfredi scored a game-high 19 points and Brittany Matta added 14, as WPIAL Class A top-ranked Serra (11-1, 4-0) defeated two-time defending Class A state champion Bishop Carroll in a non-section game. Lexi Kos scored 11 to lead Bishop Carroll (7-13).

Mt. Lebanon 30, Hempfield 29 -- Sophomores Lauren Brake and Katie White each scored 10 points, as Mt. Lebanon (6-4) upset WPIAL Quad A No. 1 Hempfield (10-2) in non-section action. Hempfield lost its second straight game after starting the season with 10 consecutive wins.

South Park 49, Brentwood 38 -- Sophomore guard Laura Belejchak scored seven 3-pointers to lead South Park (5-7) to a non-section victory over visiting Brentwood (4-7).

Belejchak, who finished with a game-high 30 points, has 29 three-pointers in the past four games.

Keystone Oaks 41, Mt. Alvernia 40 -- Keystone Oaks (6-7) overcame a nine-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat visiting No. 5 Mt. Alvernia after Lindsey Perry scored the game winner with 6.2 seconds left. Perry led K.O. with 12 points while Ashley Rothwell scored a game-high 13 for Mt. Alvernia (9-4) in the non-section contest.

Northgate 62, Ellis School 40 -- Sophomore guard Katy Hauth scored a game-high 24 points to lead Northgate (6-6) past Ellis School (0-8) in non-section action. Sophomore Daniela Smailbegovic chipped in with 18 points to help the Flames snap a three-game losing streak.

Hampton 45, Seneca Valley 41 -- Hampton used a big second-quarter run to topple Seneca Valley (3-10) in a non-section game. Junior Maria Milfeit had 21 points and added five rebounds for Hampton (9-3).

Avella 67, McGuffey 42 -- Four players scored in double digits to lead Avella (12-2) over McGuffey (3-11) in non-section play. Avella's Lisa Mitchell led all scorers with 15 points.

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