Richard Colick scored 23 points and hauled in nine rebounds, but it wasn't enough as Mohawk was overtaken by Ambridge, 67-54, last night.





Mohawk led by four at the break, but the Warriors were outscored, 22-14, in the third quarter. Ambridge converted free throws down the stretch to pull away for the double-digit victory.





Matt Wier added 11 points and three assists for Mohawk.





Frank Karl led Ambridge with 20 points and Slade Unis chipped in with 12.











Rochester 63,





Laurel 32





Ice-cold Laurel shot just 18 percent and was routed by Rochester.





"When you shoot just 18 percent, you are not going to win many games," Laurel coach Mike Tinstman said. "We missed lay-ups, open shots -- nothing seemed to fall."





Making just nine of 50 field goal attempts, the Spartans were no match for Rochester.





Laurel trailed 32-20 at halftime and scored just 12 points in the second half.





"We are hoping to turn things around," Tinstman said. "We have two days to fix things before section starts."











Kennedy Catholic 67,





Wilmington 28





Blair Rozenblad scored 24 points and teammate David Jackson added 20 as Kennedy Catholic blasted Wilmington.





The Greyhounds fell into a big hole, trailing 18-4 after the first quarter, and never recovered. Wilmington scored no more than nine points in any quarter while Kennedy Catholic scored no less than 18 in any of the first three quarters.





Lamar Mosby was the only Wilmington player in double figures with 10 points.











Shenango 79,





Ellwood City 52





Shenango had three players scored at least 20 points in its victory over Ellwood City Lincoln High, snapping a two-game losing skid.





Steve McNees led the Wildcats with 22 points, 12 assists and six rebounds. And Kyle Monceaux and Luke O'Hara each established career bests in points with 20. Monceaux also grabbed 10 rebounds.





"Our big three really stepped up tonight," Shenango coach Bill McNees said. "It is nice to get back in the win column."





Steve Lodovico led Ellwood City with 14 points.











Butler Calvary Academy 51,





Portersville Christian 29





Joe Renwick scored 19 points as Butler Calvary overpowered Portersville Christian.





Aaron Kniess and Jordan Harbison each scored seven points in a losing cause.





Zach Kile added 16 for the winners.











GIRLS





Wilmington 42,





Laurel 34





Wilmington's Liz DeMedal made seven free throws in the final quarter to boost the Lady Greyhounds over Laurel.





"We shot horrible from the field, but it was nice to see our free throw shooting come around," Wilmington coach Katy DeMedal said.





Wilmington made 13 of 14 foul shots in the final frame to protect its lead. Liz DeMedal finished with 11 points and nine rebounds.





After scoring just two points in the first quarter, the Lady Spartans battled back and trailed only 23-21 heading into the final quarter.





"We had a rough start," Laurel coach Jen McGarrah said. "We caught up and had to start fouling them and it seemed like they made every one."





Jenn Emery scored six points and had four blocks for Laurel. Marcie Barnes had 10 rebounds and six blocks.











Portersville Christian 36,





Union 27











Union kept battling, but the Lady Scots were unable to get over the hump despite 13 points from Khyana Fitzpatrick.





"It's always disappointing when you lose, but I thought we made progress tonight," Union coach Gary Trimble said. "It would be nice to win and make the kids feel better about themselves."





The Lady Scots scored just three points in the first quarter. Union cut the lead to one point several times in the second half, but was never able to take the lead.





"We played much better defense," Trimble said. "We were more poised and structured on offense, but just did not shoot well. We missed a lot of makeable shots."





Val Hamilton scored 14 for Portersville Christian.











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