Kaylee George

Neshannock's Kaylee George shoots a 3-pointer during the second half of an away game last night at Mohawk.

Kaylee George scored a career-high 25 points to lead Neshannock to a 70-44 Section 1-3A victory at Mohawk on Thursday.

Neshannock (13-1, 19-2) has won 15 straight games. The Lady Lancers, who turned the ball over just five times, led 16-8 after one quarter and 37-13 at the half.

“I’m just so proud of these kids,” Neshannock coach Luann Grybowski said. “They’re so unselfish.

“The girls were focused from the get-go. Kaylee hit some big shots. We handled the ball really well and we made some good decisions.”

George added eight rebounds and three assists.

Bella Burrelli followed with 16 points, 23 rebounds, five steals, four blocks and four assists. Neleh Nogay netted 10 tallies.

“Bella was a beast tonight,” Grybowski said. “She made her free throws, rebounded, defended and blocked shots.”

Ellina DeLillo scored nine points with three steals and three assists for the victors.

Hannah McDanel scored 14 points for Mohawk (6-7, 7-13) and Paige Julian contributed 13.

Blackhawk 84, New Castle 49

The Lady ’Canes dropped a Section 2-4A decision to the Lady Cougars at the Ne-Ca-Hi Field House.

New Castle (2-10, 8-13) trailed 38-8 after one quarter and 67-25 at the half.

“It was senior night and emotions were high,” Lady ’Canes coach Kara Joseph said. “The year has been so back and forth. We’ve tasted success, but we’re still battling.

“Blackhawk is an elite team. When they’re on, they’re on. They didn’t miss tonight. The game doesn’t show how hard or how well we pushed them.”

Aayanni Hudson netted 18 points with seven rebounds and four steals for New Castle. Kerri Lyles was next with 10 points.

Lindsay Frabotta chipped in with eight points, eight boards, eight assists, five steals and three blocks for the hosts. Jada Pugh pulled down seven rebounds to go with her three points.

Mackenzie Amalia tossed in 20 points to lead Blackhawk (11-1, 17-3).

Ellwood City 37, Riverside 36

The Lady Wolverines kept their WPIAL playoff hopes alive with a narrow Section 1-3A road win over the Lady Panthers.

Ellwood City (6-8, 13-9) needs Mohawk to lose to Beaver tomorrow to clinch a playoff berth. If that happens, both the Lady Warriors and Lady Wolverines would advance by virtue of tying for the fourth and final playoff spot in the league. The teams split the regular season series.

Isabella Roth led Ellwood City Lincoln with 11 points and Maria Ioanilli added nine.

Brielle Chesko collected 14 markers to lead Riverside (2-12, 7-14).

Aquinas Academy 58, Union 27

The Lady Scots fell short in a nonsection matchup to Aquinas Academy.

Gianna Trott and Emilie Homjak scored six points each to lead Union (2-18).

Boys

Wilmington 82, Mercer 43

The Greyhounds raced out to a 22-11 lead and never looked back in a District 10, Region 2-2A road win over the Mustangs.

Wilmington (8-3, 12-7) pushed the lead to 40-20 at the half.

“It’s good to get a league win, especially away,” Greyhounds coach Mike Jeckavitch said. “This keeps us in the hunt for the No. 2 seed in the region; you take the win any way you can get it.”

Tage Kelliher notched a game-best 20 points with four steals for Wilmington and Robert Pontius posted 15 markers and seven rebounds.

Cameron Marett handed out a game-high 11 assists to go with his seven points, while Danny Hanssen snared eight boards to go with his five tallies.

“Tage put together another strong game for us,” Jeckavitch said.

rponiewasz@ncnewsonline.com


BOX SCORES

BOYS 

WILMINGTON (82)

Colton Richards 0 0-0 0, Jacob Yohman 3 0-0 6, Danny Hanssen 2 0-0 5, Tage Kelliher 10 0-0 20, Ian Sullivan 2 0-0 4, Caelan Bender 3 2-2 9, Robert Pontius 7 0-0 15, Austin Lisowski 1 0-0 2, Bryce Endrizzi 2 0-0 6, Shane Cox 4 0-0 8, Cameron Marett 3 1-2 7, Junior McConahy 0 0-0 0, Braxton Shimrack 0 0-0 0, Marcus Tokar 0 0-0 0. Totals: 37 3-4 82.

MERCER (43)

Shevitz 4 0-0 10, Turton 2 0-0 6, Schiedhauer 1 0-0 2, Gault 2 2-2 7, Ellison 6 1-3 13, Borowicz 1 0-0 2, Grossman 1 0-0 3. Totals: 17 3-5 43.

WILMINGTON  22  18  24  18 —  82

MERCER  11  9  12  11 —  43

3-point goals — Wilmington 5 (Endrizzi 2, Bender 1, Pontius 1, Hanssen 1), Mercer 6 (Shevitz 2, Turton 2, Gault 1, Grossman 1).

JV score: Wilmington 46, Mercer 28. W — Caelan Bender 12.

GIRLS

BLACKHAWK (84)

Casey Nixon 0 0-0 0, Mackenzie Amalia 7 0-0 20, Mady Aulbach 6 3-3 17, Morgan Wissner  0 0-0 0, Alivia Thompson 2 0-0 4, Olivia Roberts 3 0-0 7, Ava Haddox 8 1-1 18, Karyne Kinger 0 0-0 0, Siebenlisc 1 0-0 2, Sierra Richard 3 0-0 8, Jolie Strati 2 0-0 4, Morgan Faller 1 0-0 2. Totals: 33 4-4 84.

NEW CASTLE (49)

Mia Graham 1 5-5 7, Alaya Respress 1 0-0 3, Olivia Valenti 0 0-0 0, Dashonna Drew 0 0-0 0, Lindsay Frabotta 4 0-2 8, Deja Drew 0 0-0 0, Jada Pugh 1 1-2 3, Raquel Rivera 0 0-0 0, Kerri Lyles 5 0-0 10, Aayanni Hudson 6 4-4 18. Totals: 18 10-13 49.

BLACKHAWK 38  29  10  7 —  84

NEW CASTLE  8  17  11  13  — 49 

3-point goals — Blackhawk 12 (Amalia 6, Aulbach 2, Roberts 1, Haddox 1, Richard 2), New Castle (Hudson 2, Respress 1).

JV score: No game.

 

UNION (27)

Nina Casalandra 1 0-0 3, Adrienne Wimberly 1 0-0 2, Madison Wynn 2 0-2 4, Gianna Trott 3 0-1 6, Sanaa Gregory 1 0-0 2, Amorae Waters 1 0-0 2, Gabriella Haught 1 0-0 2, Emilie Homjak 3 0-0 6, Emily Siddall 0 0-0 0, Raquel Zarlingo 0 0-0 0, Eden Townsell 0 0-0 0. Totals: 13 0-3 27.

AQUINAS ACADEMY (58)

Eliza Russell 3 0-0 6, Laura Richdemer 3 1-2 10, Liz Bloom 2 2-2 6, Trish Bloom 1 0-2 2, Jillian Mercer 0 0-0 0, Lizzy Hardy 1 0-0 2, Emmy Cartsona 2 2-2 6, Anna Kebberlein 1 0-1 2, Gina Rignore 1 3-4 5, Annie Truschell 6 7-11 19, Michelle Amani 0 0-0 0, Susie Austin 0 0-0 0. Totals: .20 15-23 58. 

UNION  4  11  8  4 —  27

AQUINAS  11  17   10  20 —  58

3-point goals — Union 1 (Casalandra 1), Aquinas Academy 3 (Richdemer 3).

JV score: No game.

NESHANNOCK (70) 

Neleh Nogay 4 1-2 10, Madison DeMatteo 0 2-2 2, Kaylee George 9 6-8 25, Bella Burrelli 4 8-8 16, Ellina DeLillo 2 4-5 9, Brie Dean 2 0-0 5, Jesse Fehrs 1 1-2 3, Addi Watts 0 0-0 0. Totals: 22 22-27 70.

MOHAWK (44)

Nadia Lape 3 1-1 8, Jordan Radzyminski 3 0-0 6, Abby Shoaff 1 0-0 3, Paige Julian 6 1-1 13, Hannah McDanel 5 1-2 14, Paige Householder 0 0-0 0, Isabella Schmidt 0 0-0 0, Alexis Shiderly 0 0-0 0, Victoria Micco 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 3-4 44.

NESHANNOCK  16  21  16  17 — 70

MOHAWK  8  5  24  7 — 44

3-point goals — Neshannock 4 (Nogay 1, George 1, DeLillo 1, Dean 1), Mohawk 5 (Lape 1, Shoaff 1, McDanel 3).

JV score: Neshannock 33, Mohawk 17. N — Lacey Solomon 9; M — Paige Householder 6.

ELLWOOD CITY (37)

Olivia Battaglia 1 2-2 5, Natalia Greco 3 0-2 6, Maria Ioanilli 3 3-5 9, Isabella Roth 3 3-11 11, Kyla Servick 0 6-7 6. Totals: 10 15-27 37.

RIVERSIDE (36)

Megan Zelch 1 2-2 4, Marley Wolf 2 5-8 9, Lauren Bettencourt 3 0-0 9, Brielle Chesko 5 1-2 14, Tori Eyerman 0 0-0 0, Maura Rosenberger 0 0-0 0, Sam Prestia 0 0-0 0. Totals: 17 8-12 36.

ELLWOOD  8  7  9  13 —  37

RIVERSIDE  6  8  8  14 —  36

3-point goals — Ellwood City 3 (Roth 2, Battaglia 1), Riverside (Bettencourt 3, Chesko 3).

JV score: Not reported.

Sports Writer

Ron Poniewasz Jr. is a sports writer at the New Castle News. Email him at rponiewasz@ncnewsonline.com.

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