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Neshannock maintained its lead atop the Section 1-3A  standings with a 58-25 road win over Freedom.

Neshannock (9-1, 14-2) raced out to a 19-2 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. The Lady Lancers held a 38-14 halftime advantage.

“We jumped out early and that makes it a little easier on the road,” Neshannock coach Luann Grybowski said. “I was happy with that and with our defense. We got a lot of kids some playing time. 

“It was a good win.”

Brie Dean led three Neshannock players in double figures with 16 points. She added five rebounds and four assists.

Bella Burrelli followed with 14 points and 10 boards for the victors, while Neleh Nogay netted 12 tallies with three steals and three assists.

Madison DeMatteo delivered six rebounds and three steals for the Lady Lancers and Kaylee George snared five boards. 

Karissa Mercier scored 13 points to lead Freedom (2-8, 5-10).

Keystone Oaks 66, New Castle 44

The Lady ’Canes started strong but couldn’t maintain it in falling to the Lady Golden Eagles on the road.

New Castle (2-7, 7-10) led 13-12 after the first quarter, but trailed 31-20 at the half. Keystone Oaks (5-4, 10-7) held a 43-31 buffer going to the fourth period.

“We held our own in the first half,” Lady ’Canes coach Kara Joseph said. “The girls always battle and they never give up; they fight so hard.”

Aayanni Hudson paced New Castle with 19 points and Lindsay Frabotta followed with 10. Frabotta also added four blocks and four steals. 

Kerri Lyles was next for the guests with six markers and Alaya Respress recorded five points and five assists.

Gillian Piccolino posted a game-high 29 points for Keystone Oaks. 

“Piccolino is such an incredible player,” Joseph said. “For us, we got into foul trouble early. We had three starters on the bench with two and three fouls. That took us out of our game plan.

 “We have to be disciplined.”

Rochester 65, Union 18

The Lady Scots trailed 26-5 after the first quarter and couldn’t recover in dropping a Section 1-1A home matchup to the Lady Rams.

Union (1-8, 1-15) was down 40-8 at the break.

LaDaisja Fitzpatrick and Madison Wynn recorded seven points each for the Lady Scots.

Alexis Robison tossed in 18 tallies for Rochester (9-0, 14-3).

Beaver Falls 41, Mohawk 32

The Lady Warriors struggled offensively in dropping a Section 1-3A road matchup to the Lady Tigers.

Mohawk (5-5, 6-10) was tied at 6 after the first quarter and trailed 15-14 at the break. The Lady Warriors put up just four third-quarter markers in falling behind Beaver Falls (4-6, 6-11) 23-18 going to the final frame.

Paige Julian posted 20 points for the Lady Warriors.

McKyla Collins collected 15 markers to lead the Lady Tigers.

Wilmington 54, Sharon 49

A defensive switch proved pivotal in the Lady Greyhounds’ District 10, Region 4-2A home win over the Lady Tigers.

Wilmington (2-3, 7-9) switched from man to a zone to limit Jaysina Sellers, who finished with 19 points. The Lady Greyhounds made the switch midway through the third quarter when Sellers was at 17 points.

“Sellers had been torching us,” Wilmington coach Rick Holzworth said. “That switch shut her down. That’s when we took the lead.

“We couldn’t guard her man. After we did that, she only scored two points.”

Nadia Huebner notched 16 points and seven steals for the Lady Greyhounds, while Meredith Glavach followed with 14 markers. Keegan McConaughy collected 13 points with nine boards, eight steals and six assists.

“This was the third game in a row that McConaughy is starting to score for us,” Holzworth said. “That gives us a third scorer; that’s been huge for us.”

Sydney Ward pulled down a team-best 13 boards.

 Sellers finished with a game-best 19 points for Sharon (0-5, 4-13).

Our Lady of Sacred Heart 62, Shenango 15

The Lady Wildcats dropped a Section 1-2A home game to the Lady Chargers.

Shenango (2-8, 5-13) trailed 14-4 after one quarter and 35-4 at the half.

Addie George tallied 12 points for the Lady Wildcats.

Maddie Hoff tossed in 17 markers for Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (10-0, 13-3).

Avonworth 59, Ellwood City Lincoln 38

No other information was provided. 

rponiewasz@ncnewsonline.com


 

NEW CASTLE (44)

Mia Graham 0 0-0 0, Alaya Respress 2 0-0 5, Olivia Valenti 1 0-0 3, Dashonna Drew 0 0-0 0, Lindsay Frabotta 4 2-2 10, Jada Pugh 0 0-0 0, Raquel Rivera 0 1-2 1, Kerri Lyles 3 0-0 6, Aayanni Hudson 8 0-0 19. Totals: 18 3-4 44.

KEYSTONE OAKS (66)

Isabella Bogdan 3 4-4 10, Caitlin Workmaster 0 0-0 0, Lexi Wagner 0 2-2 2, Jaylen Hoffman 3 8-11 15, Gillian Piccolino 12 4-6 29, Gabby Harris 1 4-6 6, Erin Feeney 1 2-2 4. Totals: 20 24-31 66.

NEW CASTLE  13  7  11  13 —  44

KEYSTONE OAKS  12 19 12 23  — 66 

3-point goals — New Castle 5 (Hudson 3, Respress 1, Valenti 1), Quaker Valley 2 (Hoffman 1, Piccolino 1).

JV score: No game.

 

OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART (62)

Tess Deken 0 0-0 0, Maddie Hoff 6 2-3 17, Ashley Norling 4 1-2 10, Kate Penn 1 0-0 2, Haley Hamilton 3 0-0 7, Hannah Valenty 4 0-0 8, Abby Allows 1 0-0 2, Grace Bradley 1 1-2 4, Ella Rabley 0 0-0 0, Kaylee Fee 1 0-0 2, Katie Hoff 0 2-2 2, Emily Schuck .2 0-0 4, Delaney Walsh 0 0-0 0, Kennedy Walsh 2 0-0 4. Totals: 25 6-9 62.

SHENANGO (15)

Addie George 5 0-0 12, Jordan Smith 0 0-0 0, Brianna DeSalvo 0 3-4 3, Kassidy Peters 0 0-0 0, Johanna Kraner 0 0-0 0, Rhiannon Boone 0 0-0 0, Ryann Kelly 0 0-0 0, Isabella DeVivo 0 0-0 0. Totals: 5 3-4 15.

OLSH  14  21  14  13  —  62

SHENANGO  4  0  2  9  —  15

3-point goals — Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 6 (M. Hoff 3, Norling 1, Hamilton 1, Bradley 1), Shenango 2 (George 2).

JV score: No game.

ROCHESTER (65)

Alexis Robison 8 0-0 18, Corynne Hauser 3 0-0 8, Jasmine Mack 6 4-4 16, Mia Anthony 1 0-0 2, Victoria Schinke 3 0-0 6, Bethany Barto 0 0-0 0, Alisha Martin 1 2-2 4, D’Shae LaVette 3 0-0 6, McKenzie Robison 1 0-0 2, Arianna Ruth 0 0-0 0, Kira Wick 0 2-2 2, Calista Sabert 0 1-2 1. Totals: 26 9-10 65.

UNION (18)

LaDaisja Fitzpatrick 3 1-1 7, Nina Casalandra 1 0-0 2, Adrienne Wimberly 0 0-0 0, Madison Wynn 3 1-2 7, Gianna Trott 0 0-0 0, Sanaa Gregory 0 1-2 1, Gabriella Haught 0 0-0 0, Emilie Homjak 0 1-2 1, Emily Siddall 0 0-0 0, Raquel Zarlingo 0 0-0 0, Eden Townsell 0 0-0 0. Totals: 7 4-7 18. 

ROCHESTER  26   14  14  11 — 65

UNION  5  3  5  5 —  18

3-point goals — Rochester 4 (Hauser 2, A. Robison 2).

JV score: No game.

MOHAWK (32)

Nadia Lape 3 0-0 6, Jordan Radzyminski 0 0-0 0, Abby Shoaff 0 0-0 0, Paige Julian 6 8-10 20, Hannah McDanel 1 0-0 2, Isabella Schmidt 0 0-0 0, Alexis Shiderly 2 0-0 4. Totals: 12 8-10 32.

BEAVER FALLS (41)

Nevaeh Harris 2 3-5 9, McKyla Collins 5 4-4 15, Loren Council 4 3-9 11, Tianna Foster 0 0-0 0, Josiland Dennison 2 2-2 6, Taylor Foster 0 0-0 0, Promise Collins 0 0-0 0, Lydia Chen 0 0-0 0. Totals: 13 12-20 41.

MOHAWK  6   8   4  14  —  32

BEAVER FALLS   6  9 8 18 —  41

3-point goals — Beaver Falls 3 (Harris 2, Collins 1).

JV score: No game.

NESHANNOCK (58)

Neleh Nogay 5 0-0 12, Madison DeMatteo 1 0-0 2, Kaylee George 0 2-2 2, Lacey Solomon 2 0-0 4, Bella Burrelli 4 6-8 14, Ellina DeLillo 2 1-2 5, Brie Dean 5 2-2 16, Jesse Fehrs 0 0-0 0, Addi Watts 0 0-0 0, Grace Beal 1 0-0 3, Maya Mrozek 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 11-14 58.

FREEDOM (25)

Alexsia Barlamas 2 0-0 4, Taylor Greene 0 3-6 3, Chloe Keller 0 0-0 0, Myah Harinko 0 0-0 0, Jessica Majors 0 0-0 0, Renee Mohrbacher 1 0-0 2, Karissa Mercier 6 0-0 13, Fiets 0 0-0 0, Morgan Swab 1 0-2 3, Grace White 0 0-0 0. Totals: 10 3-8 25

NESHANNOCK  19  19  10  10  — 58

FREEDOM  2  12  2  9 — 35

3-point goals — Neshannock 7 (Nogay 2, Dean 4, Beal 1), Freedom 2 (Swab 1, Mercier 1).

JV score: No game.

SHARON (49)

Kamouree Williams 1 0-1 3, Jaysina Sellers 8 2-7 19, Leigha Root 2 0-0 4, Jordi Murphy 0 0-2, 0, Margarita Tarver 1 0-0 2, Ayanna Harrison 4 2-4 10, Alaina Williams 4 1-2 11. Totals: 20 5-16 49.

WILMINGTON (54)

Jayden Flick 0 0-0 0, Meredith Glavach 6 0-2 14, Madison Graham 0 0-0 0, Nadia Huebner 5 5-10 16, Keegan McConaughy 4 5-11 13, Brooke Siegfried 0 0-0 0, Sydney Ward 2 1-2 5, Emily Withers 3 0-0 6. Totals: 20 11-25 54.

SHARON  17  11  11  10 —  49

WILMINGTON  12  13  12  17 —  54

3-point goals — Sharon 4 (K. Williams 1, Sellers 1, A. Williams 2), Wilmington 3 (Glavach 2, Huebner 1).

JV score: Wilmington 28, Sharon 15. W — Keegan McConaughy 8.


Sports Writer

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

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