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Valley holds off Pine-Richland

| Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001

Gerria Ballard made eight of nine free throws in the fourth quarter to score 14 points as host Valley held off Pine-Richland for a 65-50 victory Monday night in a non-section game.

The Vikings (2-1) were led by Amanda Booker, who scored a game-high 22 points and made a pair of 3-pointers. Kim Strickland had 13 points and 14 rebounds, and Mycah Clemons added 12 points for Valley.

Pine-Richland (0-3) was led by freshman guard Annie Zopf's 16 points. Connie Derzack had 14 and Desa Lavrusky 13 for the Rams.

  • Hampton 47, Fox Chapel 27 - Anna George scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Talbots past the host Foxes to the championship of the Fox Chapel tournament Monday night.

    George, a 5-foot-8 senior guard who had 25 points against North Hills Saturday, was named the tourney's MVP. Caitlin Ward added 13 points for Hampton. Meg Cowher led Fox Chapel with nine points.

  • Avonworth 61, Monaca 51 - Freshman Kelli Costa made four 3-pointers and scored 22 points, and her sister Christina, a senior, added 15 as the Lady 'Lopes beat the Indians in a non-section game. Kristin Kalvervo, a Duquesne recruit, led Monaca with 21 points.

  • Monessen 42, South Park 29 - Sophomore Charel Allen scored 14 of her 33 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Greyhounds to a non-section win over the Eagles. Stacy Bugile had 14 points and Lindsey Averill 10 for South Park, which missed 16 layups in the game.
  • Blackhawk 53, Montour 48 - With top scorer Jen Rawding out with a knee injury, the Cougars got 16 points from Keri Bisceglia, 12 from Dani Hamilton and 11 from Michelle Hoffman to top the Spartans. Valery Medwid and Haley Gaidosh had 12 points apiece for Montour.

  • Upper St. Clair 79, Trinity 34 - Jamie Allenbaugh scored 16, Leigh Sulkowski 13 and Kyra Kaylor 12 for the Panthers in a non-section win over the Hillers. Toni Simonini led Trinity with 12.

  • Uniontown Area 62, McGuffey 29 - Jocelyn Chandler scored 23 points and Emily Fisher added 12 as the Red Raiders (3-0) won a non-section game. Teya Minor added 10 points for Uniontown, which led, 33-10, at halftime. Jackie Hyland led McGuffey with nine points.

  • Thomas Jefferson 45, Sewickley Academy 33 - Jessica Ziemski scored 16 points to lead the Jaguars to a non-section win over the Panthers. Sewickley Academy was led by Jess DeFranko and Sonasha Braxton, who scored 10 points each.

  • Elderton 53, Saltsburg 52 - Freshman Bethany Rodgers nailed a 3-pointer with 7 seconds left to lift the Elderton girls to a thrilling non-section victory against Saltsburg.

    Elderton, now 3-0, rallied from a 28-26 halftime deficit. Melissa Reefer scored 19 points for the winner.

    Janelle Reed scored 18 points and Tricia Keltz 14 for Saltsburg, which fell to 1-2.

  • Indiana Area 62, Laurel Highlands 60 - Forward Nicole Sinclair scored 20 points and center Melissa Stewart added 13 to carry Indiana (3-0) past Laurel Highlands (2-1).

    Lauren Slampak scored 20 points and Deena Blanc added 19 for the Fillies, who had a shot at winning the contest but missed two shots during final 10 seconds.

  • Carmichaels 49, Mapletown 27 - Carmichaels (2-1) outscored Mapletown (0-3) 11-0 in the first quarter and breezed to an easy victory in non-section action. Jessica McMinn scored 14 points the Mikes.

  • Charleroi 52, California 29 - Heather Carson scored 21 points to lead Charleroi (3-0) to a non-section victory against California (0-2). The Cougars led 28-8 at halftime. Chelsea Gillen scored nine points for the Trojans.

  • Hempfield Area 77, Penn Hills 24 - Shannon Wanichko netted a game-high 13 points, while teammate Lauren Bricker added 11 to lead Hempfield to an easy victory over Penn Hills in a non-section matchup.

  • Greensburg Salem 72, Elizabeth Forward 48 - Danielle Dawson racked up a game-high 34 points, hitting 14 shots from the field to lead Greesburg Salem over Elizabeth Forward in non-section action. The Golden Lions outscored the Warriors 23-9 in the fourth quarter to run away with the game.

  • East Allegheny 64, Derry Area 50 - Amanda Stanonik scored 26 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and collected 5 steals in East Allegheny's win over Derry Area (0-3) in a non-section game. East Allegheny improves to 2-0.

  • Connellsville 41, Penn-Trafford 39 - Christine Salandra scored a game-high 15 points to help the Falcons (1-2) over Penn-Trafford (0-1) in a Section 2-AAAA contest.

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  • Canevin 55, Trinity 53 - Sean Foley scored on a layup with six-tenths of a second remaining to lift the Crusaders to a non-section win. Foley finished with 21 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals. Mark Kennison led the Hillers with 14 points and 10 rebounds off the bench before fouling out on a charging call with 1:15 left. Adam Ondike scored 12 points and Chris Onorad 10 for Canevin. Tony Weiss added 12 for Trinity.

  • Mt. Lebanon 70, North Allegheny 62 - The Blue Devils made 13 of 14 free throws to overcome a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit in a non-section win. Max Jones scored 21 points and Travis Bluemling 20 for Mt. Lebanon. Brandon Hoffman led the Tigers with 23.

  • Penn Hills 59, Shaler 51 - Justin Stubblefield scored 16 points to lead the Indians to a non-section win over the Titans. Joe Warner had 14 points for Shaler.

  • Vincentian 69, Carlynton 57 - David Brim scored 30 points and Chris Quinn added 13 to lead the Royals to a non-section victory. Carlynton was led by Mike Wilmus (14) and Andy Kurzawski (12).

  • Albert Gallatin 57, Norwin 53 - Craig Arblin made both ends of a 1-and-1 free throw with 49 seconds remaining and Ryan Reed added another with three seconds left to give the Colonials their first win. Tony Mazzoni led Norwin with 14. Chris Moore led Albert Gallatin with 13 points and Maurice Jackson added 12.

  • Ligonier Valley 57, Derry Area 47 - Adam Stinogle scored 20 points and Chris Cowman added 14 to help Ligonier Valley (2-1) rally for a victory over Derry Area (1-2) in a non-section contest. The Mounties overcame a 24-21 halftime deficit by outscoring the Trojans 36-23 in the second half.

    WRESTLING

  • Penn Trafford 70, North Hills (-1) - Penn-Trafford opened the season with an impressive victory over North Hills in a non-section match. The Warriors got pins from Sean Meehan (103), Jim Tomko (112), Derek Jones (130), Garrett Bele (140), Justin Smith (152), Charlie Pienaar (160), Jason Jones (171) and Mike Ladick (275).

  • Shady Side Academy 39, Jeannette 30 - For the second consecutive season, Shady Side Academy won the final four bouts and rallied to defeat the Jayhawks (1-1, 0-1).

    Jeannette got pins from Chris Verdiglione (125), Brandon Wagner (140) and Anthony Colon (145).

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