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Roundup: Freshman paves Way for Vikings

| Friday, Jan. 14, 2005

Abbey Way hit 19 of 23 from the foul line and played a pivotal role in Mt. Pleasant Area's 52-47 overtime victory against Uniontown Area (6-9, 3-5) on Thursday night in a Section 3-AAA girls basketball game.

"We were actually down 40-28 at the start of the fourth quarter," said Mt. Pleasant coach Ron Miller. "Our defense held them to three points in the fourth."

The Vikings (3-10, 1-7) watched Way guide them in overtime.

"We just put the ball into (Way's) hands and let her go. She scored 8 of our 9 points in overtime," said Miller.

Laurel Highlands 47, Southmoreland 46 -- Kayla Ashton hit a jumper with two seconds left to give Laurel Highlands (7-9, 5-3) a victory over Southmoreland (11-4, 4-3) in a Section 3-AAA game. The Fillies' Ashton finished with 25 points.

Yough 53, Derry Area 49 (OT) -- In overtime, Yough (6-10, 4-3) pulled away from Derry Area (4-4) to score a Section 3-AAA victory. Jennie Cochenour, with 19 points, hit two crucial foul shots at the end of regulation to force the overtime.

Norwin 53, Greensburg Salem 45 -- Erika Haitz led Norwin with 20 points as the Knights (13-3, 8-0) downed Greensburg Salem (3-5) in a Section 1-AAAA game.

Carmichaels 63, Jefferson-Morgan 40 -- With 28 points, Megan Stuvek led all scorers as Carmichaels defeated Jefferson-Morgan in a Section 2-A game.

Indiana Area 57, Belle Vernon Area 41 -- Rachel Hurley (15) and Katie Ackerman (10) combined for 25 points as Indiana Area (14-2, 8-0) earned a Section 3-AAA victory, defeating Belle Vernon Area (6-9, 2-6).

Greensburg Central Catholic 68, West Shamokin 33 -- Maggie Gibson netted 18 points for Greensburg Central Catholic (9-5, 7-1) in its victory over West Shamokin (4-16, 2-6) in a Section 1-AA game.

Greater Latrobe 59, Albert Gallatin 46 -- Courtney Sherwin (13) and Emily Fenton (13) led Greater Latrobe (11-3, 6-2) to a Section 1-AAAA victory against Albert Gallatin (4-11, 0-8).

Boys basketball

Washington 75, Geibel 62 -- Ramone Barnes netted 23 points for Washington in its win over Geibel (11-2). Geibel's Kellen Holmes led all scorers with 28 points in the loss.

Homer-Center 65, Laurel Valley 53 -- Chris Sobota had a double-double, with 19 points and 13 rebounds, as Homer-Center (6-8, 5-4) topped Laurel Valley (4-9, 2-6) in a District 6 Heritage Conference game. Josiah Lenzi scored a game-high 23 points for Homer-Center.

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