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Roundup: Latrobe rallies past Connellsville

| Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007

Latrobe (4-1, 2-0) rallied from a 14-point deficit in the third quarter and defeated visiting Connellsville, 74-68, Tuesday night, handing the Falcons (4-1, 1-1) their first loss of the season in a Section 1-AAAA contest.

Connellsville pushed its lead to 46-32 early in the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Mason Leos, but a foul called on Connellsville's 6-foot-7 center Johnny Dilworth on the play, his third of the game, turned the game in Latrobe's favor.

Jeff Yunetz, who tied Andrew Fisher for Latrobe scoring honors with 18 points, hit two 3-pointers in the third quarter to spark the comeback. His second shot at the buzzer cut the Connellsville lead to 54-49 after three quarters.

"We dug ourselves a deep hole, but we were able to battle back," Latrobe coach Brad Wetzel said. "It was nice to come back and get a victory. It was also nice to see other players step up."

Lance Straughters led Connellsville with 15 points, Nick LoNigro had 12 and Dilworth 11. Connellsville didn't help itself. It committed 30 turnovers and made only 8 of 18 free throws.

Mike Sherwin and Dylan Nowe each scored 10 points for Latrobe, which plays host to Franklin Regional in a first-place battle Friday.

Franklin Regional 94, Albert Gallatin 59

Franklin Regional (4-3, 2-0) cruised to a Section 1-AAAA victory over Albert Gallatin. Franklin Regional's Tom Summers scored 23 points to lead all scorers. Nick Novak added 18 points. Jerrett Dodson led Albert Gallatin with 17.

Kiski Area 62, Norwin 60

Brady Pacific scored with eight seconds left to lift Kiski Area over Section 1-AAAA opponent Norwin. Pacific finished with 25 points, hitting three 3-pointers. Zach Barker scored 19 points, and Jeff Jackson added 14 for Kiski Area (3-2, 1-1).

Highlands 90, Kittanning 42

Highlands (5-0, 2-0) made 16 3-pointers in its Section 1-AAA victory over Kittanning. Highlands, which has made 60 such shots in five games, was led by Larry Alexander, who made seven from beyond the arc and finished with 25 points. Reece Mabery hit five 3s and ended with 25 points. Kittanning (2-3, 0-2) was paced by Andrew Snyder and Ryan Risch, who scored 17 and 13 points, respectively.

Indiana 81, Knoch 55

Brett Johnson scored a game-high 19 points as Indiana handed Knoch a Section 1-AAA defeat. Dan Ayebo added 18 points for Indiana.

Greensburg Central Catholic 55, Burrell 52

Costly turnovers late in the game and a missed shot with 20 seconds to play hurt Burrell (2-5, 1-1) in a Section 1-AA loss to Greensburg Central Catholic (5-1, 2-0). Trent Hurley led GCC with 19 points. Adam Palcic added 14.

Burrell's Jake Sharik led all scorers with 21 points and Chris Betza added 14 to his nine-rebound performance.

Ligonier Valley 62, United 58

Matt Graham scored 26 points to lead Ligonier Valley to a District 6 Heritage Conference victory over United.

Blairsville 57, Laurel Valley 48

Justin McGinnis led Blairsville (4-1, 3-0) with 13 points as it defeated Laurel Valley (2-4, 1-2) in a District 6 Heritage Conference game.

Belle Vernon 72, Southmoreland 62

Jacob Dudzinski scored 19 points to lead Belle Vernon to a non-section victory over Southmoreland (3-6). Andrew Sikora scored a game-high 21 points for Southmoreland.

Ringgold 51, Yough 46

Dave Bassi scored 19 and grabbed 10 rebounds for Ringgold (3-3) as it defeated Yough in a non-section game. R. J. Brownlee added 14 points and had 10 rebounds for Ringgold.

Derry 45, Kiski School 43

Tyler Malek scored a game-high 15 points as Derry (2-4) edged Kiski School (2-3) in a non-section game.

Girls basketball

Greensburg Central Catholic 49, Franklin Regional 44

With 25 points, Kristin Iovino led all scorers as Franklin Regional (4-3) defeated Greensburg Central Catholic (2-4) in a non-section game. Erica Keto led GCC with 13 points.

Mapletown 48, Chartiers-Houston 39

Erika Chory had 19 points to lead Mapletown (4-1) past Chartiers-Houston (0-5) in a non-section game.

Carmichaels 57, Frazier 33

Jordan Duke, with 15 points, led Carmichaels as it rolled to a non-section victory over Frazier.

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