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Roundup: Yunetz leads Latrobe over Connellsville

| Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007

Jeff Yunetz hit a career-high seven 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 29 points to lead Latrobe (11-7, 6-3) to an 80-68 victory over Connellsville (4-13, 2-7) in a Section 1-AAAA game Tuesday night.

Latrobe, which made 10 3-pointers, stayed in a second-place tie with Hempfield and Albert Gallatin.

Brent Heckel scored 17 points for Latrobe, which built a 39-23 lead in the second quarter.

John Dilworth led Connellsville with 14 points, and Lance Straughters and Mike Omatick each scored 10.

Hempfield 50, Penn-Trafford 43 -- In another Section 1-AAAA game, Nate Perry scored a game-high 19 points for Hempfield (11-7, 6-3). Penn-Trafford fell to 4-14, 0-9 and stretched its losing streak to eight games.

Kiski Area 50, Norwin 48 -- First-place Norwin's lead in Section 1-AAAA was cut to two games as Kiski Area (6-12, 3-6) edged the Knights (17-2, 8-1). James O'Quinn led Kiski with 14 points. Norwin's Mike Shanahan led all scorers with 16.

Laurel Highlands 54, Mt. Pleasant 44 -- Laurel Highlands (8-9, 6-5) got back into the playoff hunt with its Section 3-AAA defeat of Mt. Pleasant (11-7, 7-5). Laurel Highlands junior Kaleb Ramsey scored a game-high 24 points. Ramsey eclipsed the 1,000 career-point mark with a foul shot in the fourth quarter. He has 1,010 career points.

Greensburg Salem 60, Ringgold 35 -- With its Section 3-AAA defeat of Ringgold, Greensburg Salem (17-1, 12-0) clinched a playoff berth. Greensburg Salem's Paul Matthews led all scorers with 17 points.

Jeannette 52, West Shamokin 49 -- Jeannette (11-3, 8-0) kept a firm grip on first place in Section 1-AA, as it edged West Shamokin (11-7, 4-4). Terrelle Pryor led all scorers with 26 points. He also grabbed 10 rebounds.

Monessen 75, Chartiers-Houston 63 -- Josh Arnold scored a game-high 28 points, as Monessen (13-4, 8-1) defeated Chartiers-Houston (11-8, 5-4) in a Section 5-AA game.

Uniontown 69, Yough 59 -- With its Section 3-AAA loss to Uniontown (11-7, 9-3), Yough (11-7, 7-5) still holds a third-place tie with Mt. Pleasant in the playoff hunt. Doug Sanner scored a game-high 24 points for Uniontown.

Greensburg Central Catholic 48, Burrell 46 -- A basket and foul shot with by Franco Sebastiani with four seconds left lifted Greensburg Central Catholic (12-6, 6-3) to a victory over Burrell (9-10, 6-3) in Section 1-AA. Sebastiani finished with 26 points, and Steve Yakopec had 13 for the Bucs.

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