Lindsay Frabotta

New Castle's Lindsay Frabotta drives toward the basket during the third quarter of a home game against Central Valley last night.

It was a rough night for the New Castle High girls basketball team.

The Lady ’Canes were outscored 35-18 over the second and third quarters in a 60-40 WPIAL Section 2-4A loss to Central Valley at the Ne-Ca-Hi Field House. In addition, senior guard Olivia Valenti left the game with an injury.

Valenti suffered a head injury early in the fourth quarter with her team trailing 47-30. Valenti’s head smacked off the court. She was flown to UPMC Presbyterian.

Aayanni Hudson collected 16 points to lead the Lady ’Canes (2-8 section, 7-11 overall). Mia Graham was next with nine.

Kaelyn Underwood posted a game-high 17 points for Central Valley (8-1, 15-1).


CENTRAL VALLEY (60)

Christiane Frye 2 0-0 6, Lauren Kostosky 0 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Lyons 1 4-4 7, Kelsey Dickinson 1 1-2 3, Alyssa Gillin 1 0-0 2, Abrielle Underwood 1 0-0 2, Kaelyn Underwood 8 1-2 17, Hannah Engelman 0 3-4 3, Allyson Kirby 5 2-2 13, Harlee Johns 2 3-4 7. Totals: 21 14-18 60.

NEW CASTLE (40)

Mia Graham 2 5-8 9, Alaya Respress 0 0-0 0, Olivia Valenti 0 0-0 0, Dashonna Drew 0 0-0 0, Lindsay Frabotta 3 1-2 7, Raquel Rivera 1 0-1 3, Kerri Lyles 2 1-2 5, Aayanni Hudson 5 2-3 16. Totals: 13 9-16 40.

CENTRAL VALLEY 12  16  19  13 — 60

NEW CASTLE  8  11  7  14 — 40 

3-point goals — Central Valley 4 (Lyons 1, Frye 2, Kirby 1), New Castle 5 (Rivera 1, Hudson 4).

JV score: No game.

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