Abby Shoaff

Mohawk's Abby Shoaff drives by Ellwood City Lincoln defender Olivia Battaglia during last night's game.

The Mohawk High girls basketball team picked up a key victory last night.

The Lady Warriors held an eight-point halftime advantage and pulled away for a 52-40 WPIAL Section 1-3A home win over Ellwood City Lincoln.

Mohawk (4-2 section, 5-7 overall) sits in fourth place all alone in the section standings. The Lady Wolverines (2-4, 6-5) are tied for fifth with Beaver Falls (2-4, 4-9). The top four teams plus ties that can’t be broken advance to the playoffs.

Mohawk led 10-4 after one quarter and 25-17 at the break. The Lady Warriors pushed the buffer to 38-26 after three quarters.

Nadia Lape tossed in a game-high 24 points for Mohawk and Paige Julian was next with 13 markers and a team-high 12 rebounds. Hannah McDanel added 10 tallies.

 Natalia Greco notched 14 points for Ellwood City and Isabella Roth followed with 11.

Neshannock 70, Beaver Falls 39

Neleh Nogay netted 22 points to lead the Lady Lancers to a Section 1-3A road decision over the Lady Tigers.

Nogay was 11 for 14 from the field, while adding five steals and three assists as well.

Brie Dean delivered 18 markers on 7-of-11 shooting for Neshannock (5-1, 10-2). She also contributed six rebounds, four steals and four assists.

Madison DeMatteo chipped in with 13 tallies on 5-for-5 shooting. Bella Burrelli added 11 markers, 10 rebounds, six steals, six blocks and six assists.

“I was real pleased. It was a very consistent effort,” Lady Lancers coach Luann Grybowski said. “The scoring was spread out.

“They played us a lot of zone. Early on, we didn’t move the ball well or shoot it well. But in the second half, we hit a lot of outside shots. I just can’t say enough about the girls’ ‘we’ attitude. They don’t care who scores.”

Ellina DeLillo handed out eight assists for the victors.

Neshannock was 29 for 49 from the field. 

Josiland Dennison paced Beaver Falls with 13 points.

Rochester 64, New Castle 58

Free-throw shooting proved costly for the Lady ’Canes in a nonsection road loss to the Lady Rams.

New Castle (5-7) was just 11 for 28 from the foul line in the loss.

“It was a tough loss and one that’s hard to swallow,” Lady ’Canes coach Kara Joseph said. “Rochester is a very good team. We just didn’t take care of ourselves.

“Foul shots killed us. I don’t know any team that misses 17 free throws and pulls out the win. We worked hard. But when you shoot 30 percent at the foul line, you’re not going to win many games.”

Lindsay Frabotta posted 17 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four blocks for New Castle. Aayanni Hudson was next with 12 markers and nine boards.

Corynne Hauser scored 17 points to lead Rochester (10-3).

Laurel 60, New Brighton 9

The Lady Spartans scored the first 33 points of the game en route to a Section 1-2A home win over the Lady Lions.

Laurel (5-1, 8-4) led 27-0 after one quarter and 45-7 at the break.

“We got off to a great start and we played a lot of girls,” Lady Spartans coach Matt Stebbins said. “We had a great first half.

“I thought we played well and shared the ball well. I was pleased with the effort on both ends of the court.”

Caroline Gibson led the Lady Spartans with 18 points, seven steals and five assists. Her sister Faith Gibson was next with 12 markers and five steals. Mikyla Slater pulled down a team-high five rebounds to go with her four points. 

Bianca Anderson netted five points for New Brighton (0-6, 1-10).

Sewickley Academy 45, Union 29

The Lady Scots started slow in dropping a Section 1-1A home matchup to the Lady Panthers.

Union (1-5, 1-11) trailed 12-2 after one quarter and 28-8 at the break.

Madison Wynn paced the Lady Scots with 10 points. LaDaisja Fitzpatrick followed with eight points and seven rebounds. Sanaa Gregory also snared seven boards.

Theresa Wilson tossed in 16 points for Sewickley Academy (4-1, 6-2).

Wilmington 44, Sharpsville 39

The Lady Greyhounds outscored the Blue Darlings 31-15 in the second and third quarters to rally for a District 10, Region 4-2A road victory.

Wilmington (1-1, 5-6) was able to withstand an 8-for-25 performance at the free-throw line.

“It was a good road win for us,” Wilmington coach Rick Holzworth said. “We played two good quarters; the second and third quarters were great. That’s what happens when you have a very young team.

“The game didn’t need to be this close. When you’re 8 for 25 at the foul line. that makes it tough to win.”

Nadia Huebner registered 13 points for the Lady Greyhounds and Meredith Glavach followed with 12. Sydney Ward chipped in with 11 markers and 17 rebounds.

Alli Davis led Sharpsville (1-1, 2-7) with  18 points.

Sto-Rox 56, Shenango 32

The Lady Wildcats fell behind 28-11 at the half and couldn’t recover in a Section 1-2A road loss to the Lady Vikings.

“We had a little trouble with their size and length,” Shenango coach Kevin Zona said. “We had a lot of open looks but we just couldn’t knock them down.

“I was proud of the girls for fighting to the end and not giving up. I was pleased with the effort.”

Addie George netted 11 points to lead the Lady Wildcats (1-5, 4-10).

Al’aysha Washington poured in a game-high 33 points for Sto-Rox (3-3, 6-5).

rponiewasz@ncnewsonline.com


NEW CASTLE (58)

Mia Graham 2 2-2 6, Alaya Respress 1 0-0 2, Olivia Valenti 2 0-0 6, Lindsay Frabotta 6 4-10 17, Jada Pugh 0 1-2 1, Raquel Rivera 3 2-8 9, Kerri Lyles 2 1-2 5, Aayanni Hudson 5 1-4 12. Totals: 21 11-28 58.

ROCHESTER (64)

Alexis Robison 3 5-7 11, Corynne Hauser 3 8-8 17, Jasmine Mack 9 0-0 18, Mia Anthony 1 0-0 2, Victoria Schinke 2 2-3 6, Bethany Barto 2 0-2 4, D’Shae LaVette 3 0-0 6. Totals: 23 15-20 64. 

NEW CASTLE  10  16  14  18 —  58

ROCHESTER  14  15  10  25 —  64 

3-point goals — New Castle 5 (Valenti 2, Frabotta 1, Rivera 1, Hudson 1), Rochester 3 (Hauser 3).

JV score: No game.

NEW BRIGHTON (9)

Natalia Matthews 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Hunt 1 0-0 2, Jessi Walton 0 0-0 0, Nautica Goe 0 0-0 0, Anala Landis 1 0-4 2, Sophia States 0 0-0 0, Alaina Vorderbruggen , Bianca Anderson 2 0-0 5, Ava Smith 0 0-0 0, Solei Montanez 0 0-0 0. Totals: 4 0-4 9.

LAUREL (60)

Faith Gibson 5 1-2 12, Caroline Gibson 9 0-0 18, Lucia Lombardo 2 2-3 6, Katie Vasalini 1 0-0 3, Anna McGee 1 0-0 2, Savannah Hinkle 2 0-0 4, Grace Enscoe 1 1-4 3, Makenna Collins 3 2-2 8, Aaliyah Locke 0 0-0 0, Breagan Fedrizzi 0 0-0 0, Mikyla Slater 1 2-2 4. Totals: 26 6-13 60.

NEW BRIGHTON  0  7  2  0 —  9

LAUREL  27  18  10  5 —  60

3-point goals — New Brighton 1 (Anderson 1), Laurel 2 (F. Gibson 1, Vasalini 1).

JV score: No game.

SHENANGO (32)

Addie George 4 1-2 11, Jordan Smith 1 0-0 3, Brianna DeSalvo 2 0-0 5, Kassidy Peters 2 0-0 5, Johanna Kraner 2 0-2 4, Rhiannon Boone 2 0-0 4, Ryann Kelly 0 0-0 0, Isabella DeVivo 0 0-0 0. Totals: 13 1-4 32.

STO-ROX (56)

Lana Bujaiski 1 0-0 3, Al aysha Washington 13 2-3 33, Alicia Young 6 2-4 14, Andrea Lyman 2 0-0 4, Trinity Griffin 1 0-0 2, Janae Goolsby 0 0-0 0, Tiffany Thornton 0 0-0 0, Asia Harper 0 0-0 0, La’saya Williams 0 0-0 0. Totals: 23 4-7 56.

SHENANGO  6  5  9  12 —  32

STO-ROX  16  12  13  15 —  56

3-point goals — Shenango 5 (George 2, DeSalvo 1, Smith 1, Peters 1), Sto-Rox 6 (Bujaiski 1, Washington 5).

JV score: No game.

SEWICKLEY ACADEMY (45)

Myra Samuel 2 0-0 4, JJ Jardine 2 1-3 5, Kayla Lightcap 0 1-6 1, Theresa Wilson 7 2-3 16, Mia DelVecchio 0 4-4 4, Kamryn Lightcap 5 1-6 11, B re Warner 2 0-4 4. Totals: 18 9-26 45.

UNION (29)

LaDaisja Fitzpatrick 4 0-0 8, Nina Casalandra 0 0-2 0, Adrienne Wimberly 1 0-0 2, Madison Wynn 5 0-2 10, Gianna Trott 2 0-0 4, Sanaa Gregory 0 1-2 1, Amorae Waters 1 2-2  4, Gabriella Haught 0 0-0 0, Emilie Homjak 0 0-0 0, Emily Siddall 0 0-0 0, Raquel Zarlingo 0 0-0 0, Eden Townsell 0 0-0 0. Totals: 13 3-8 29.

SEWICKLEY  12  16  9  8 —  45

UNION  2  6  13  8 —   29

JV score: Union 24, Sewickley Academy 22. U — Emilie Homjak 6.

ELLWOOD CITY (40)

Grace Balin 0 0-0 0, Olivia Battaglia 1 0-2 2, Emily Borroni 0 0-0 0, Natalia Greco 5 4-7 14, Maria Ioanilli 0 3-4 3, Isabella Roth 4 2-2 11, Kyla Servick 3 0-0 7, Chloe Sturgeon 1 1-4 3. Totals: 14 10-19 40.

MOHAWK (52)

Nadia Lape 7 7-8 24, Jordan Radzyminski 0 0-0 0, Abby Shoaff 0 0-0 0, Paige Julian 1 11-12 13, Hannah McDanel 4 0-2 10, Isabella Schmidt 0 0-0 0, Alexis Shiderly 2 1-2 5, Victoria Micco 0 0-0 0. Totals: 14 19-24 52.

ELLWOOD  4  13  9  14 —  40

MOHAWK  10  15  13  14 —  52

3-point goals — Ellwood City 2 (Roth 1, Servick 1), Mohawk 5 (Lape 3, McDanel 2).

JV score: No game.

NESHANNOCK (70)

Neleh Nogay 11 0-0 22, Madison DeMatteo 5 0-0 13, Kaylee George 1 1-2 4, Lacey Solomon 0 0-0 0, Bella Burrelli 4 3-6 11, Ellina DeLillo 0 0-0 0, Brie Dean 7 0-0 18, Jesse Fehrs 1 0-1 2, Addi Watts 0 0-0 0, Maya Mrozek 0 0-0 0. Totals: 29 4-10 70.

BEAVER FALLS (31)

Nevaeh Harris 1 0-0 3, McKyla Collins 1 0-0 2, Jacora Tillman , Loren Council 2 0-0 4, Tianna Foster 1 0-0 2, Josiland Dennison 4 5-8 13, Taylor Foster 1 0-0 3, Promise Collins 2 0-0  4, L. Cheri 0 0-0 0. Totals: 12 5-8 31. 

NESHANNOCK  9  15  15  31 —  70

BEAVER FALLS  4  9  7  11 —  31

3-point goals — Neshannock 8 (Dean 4, DeMatteo 3, George 1), Beaver Falls 2 (Harris 1, Ta. Foster 1).

JV score: No game.

WILMINGTON (44)

McKenna Bucker 0 1-2 1, Jayden Flick 0 0-0 0, Meredith Glavach 4 2-7 12, Madison Graham 0 0-0 0, Nadia Huebner 5 1-4 13, Keegan McConaughy 1 2-6 4, Brooke Siegfried 0 0-0 0, Sydney Ward 5 1-4 11, Emily Withers 1 1-2 3. Totals: 16 8-25 44.

SHARPSVILLE (39)

Ady Kratko 0 0-0 0, Giulia Commisso 0 0-2 0, Maddie Wansack 2 0-2 4, Marley Blair 1 0-0 2, Alli Davis 6 4-4 18, Mariah Hopson 2 1-2 5, Claire Staunch 3 3-4 9. Totals: 12 8-14 39. 

WILMINGTON  7  15  16  6 —  44

SHARPSVILLE   12  6  9  11 —  39

3-point goals — Wilmington (Glavach 2, Huebner 2), Sharpsville 2 (Davis 2).

JV score: Sharpsville 40, Wilmington 23.


Sports Writer

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

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