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Ringgold, Stine stay red hot in romp over Charleroi

| Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011

Ringgold's Andrew Stine had another good night on his home floor Monday.

As a result, the Rams upped their winning streak to five in a 78-51 exhibition romp over Charleroi in a contest which had originally been scheduled December 11 in the Belle Vernon Area tourney.

After scoring a school record 40 points in the Rams' last home outing seven days ago, Stine had to settle for 21 points against the Cougars.

Stine did most of his damage in the second quarter when he scored 11 points to stretch a 15-11 first quarter lead to 38-25 at halftime.

Stine scored all but two of his points in the first half.

When Stine wasn't hurting the Cougars, Mike Beveridge was.

Beveridge took over in the third quarter when he tallied 18 of his 20 points to outscore the Cougars as the Rams (13-3) widened the lead to 62-38.

Also hitting double figures for Ringgold was Colin McCormick with 11 points.

Tyler Corbitt looked best for Charleroi (6-11) with 22 points, including 10 in the third quarter.

The Cougars go to South Allegheny for an exhibition game tonight with the Rams hosting Mt. Pleasant Wednesday in a non-section contest.

Ringgold's next home game is Friday against unbeaten Class AAA Setion 5 leader South Fayette.

Jeannette 77, California 47

The second place Jayhawks (11-5, 8-1) broke open a close Class AA Section 4 contest midway in the second quarter.

Leading the host Trojans 25-23, Jeannette went on a 14-4 run for a 39-27 halftime lead and then outcored California, 38-20, in the second half.

Demetrius Cox (28) and Jordan Batts (16) combined for 44 points to match California's total.

Cox outscored California , 16-14, in the third quarter.

Duke Brown followed Cox and Batts with 15 points.

Tanner Huffman and John Tyler were high for California (13-5, 4-4) with 19 and 12 points, repectively.

The Trojans led only once in the game at 13-11 late in the first quarer after Brian Fisher hit a 3-pointer and Jason Holder scored underneath.

California is home again tonight with Beth-Center.

Jeff-Morgan 50, Bentworth 48

The Bearctats suffered their first Class A Section 3 defeat when the Rockets' Travis Taylor, a 5-10 sophomore, hit two free throws with four seconds left.

John Barker had a game-high 21 points for Bentworth (7-10, 5-1), whcih led42-36 going into the fourth quarter before being limited to six points.

The Bearcats played without leading scorer Gannon Walls-Mitchell.

Taylor finished with 16 points for the Rockets (4-13, 3-3) with Zach Berkstresser adding 11.

Bentworth hosts Mapletown tonight.

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