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BVA blows out Waynesburg

| Saturday, January 3, 2009 12:00 a.m

ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP — Belle Vernon Area’s Leps continue to roll along in WPIAL’s Class AAA Section 5.

The Leps walloped visiting Waynesburg, 71-55, Friday to up their section winning streak to 11 over the past two seasons.

The trio of Josh Pohlot (21), Bo Lustig (18) and Cory Williams (14) combined for 53 points to set the stage for Monday’s showdown at home with highly touted Thomas Jefferson.

BVA (7-2, 3-0) erased a 2-0 deficit with 10 straight points when Leps’ coach John Dudzinski pulled his starting five with 3:45 remaining in the opening quarter.

“I have a lot of confidence with the guys on the bench,” noted Dudzinski.

With the starters on the bench, Waynesburg (3-6, 0-4) trimmed the lead to 12-8 going into the second quarter.

That’s when Lustig and Pohlot returned to take over for the Leps.

Lustig scored eight of his points in the second quarter and Pohlot tacked on seven points after a scoreless first quarter to stretch the Leps’ lead to a comfortable 41-28 at intermission.

The closest Waynesburg came in the second half was nine at 54-45 when when Zack Pollock hit a 3-pointer with 5:42 remaining.

The Raiders’ comeback hopes ended when Williams and reserve Ethan Cieply hit baskets within 45 seconds. BVA maintained at least a 10-point margin the rest of the way.

Despite scoring in the 70s for the third time in its current five-game winning streak, Dudzinski wasn’t all smiles.

“We missed a lot of shots we normally make,” he said. “We’re starting to play well but are not anywhere near our potential.”

LEFTOVERS: Williams (10) and Pohlot (8) combined for 18 rebounds to give BVA a 41-36 advantage on the boards … The Leps’ Jake Cramer had seven assists with no turnovers … Waynesburg had 29 turnovers, 12 more than the Leps … Sophomore Ryan Hurd and Pollock were high scorers for the Raiders with 15 and 14 points, respectively.

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