Roundup: Highlands rolls past Valley
NEW KENSINGTON — Highlands sophomore Chelsea Cavanaugh scored a career-high 19 points in a 74-43 Section 1-AAA win for the Lady Golden Rams (5-10, 2-5), who have won their last three games.
Highlands broke open a close game by outscoring Valley, 28-9, in the third quarter. Valley junior guard Kaila Benson scored a game-high 20 points for the Lady Vikings (3-13, 0-7).
Kiski Area 53, Uniontown 38 — At Kiski Area, Tasha Reid recorded a double-double for the Lady Cavaliers (10-5, 3-3) with 21 points and 10 rebounds in the Section 1-AAAA win. Lyndsey Nies added twelve points for Kiski.
Gateway 56, Plum 43 — At Plum, Gateway (7-7, 3-3) defeated Plum (5-11, 1-5) in a Section 2-AAAA game. Shayla Scott led the way for Gateway with 31 points and 14 rebounds.
Hampton 56, Burrell 36 — At Burrell, freshman guard Morgan Sharick made her first varsity start and led her team in points (11) and steals (five), but the Lady Bucs (7-8, 2-5) lost the Section 1-AAA game. For Hampton (8-6, 5-2), Laurel Hansen scored a game-high 14 points.
Indiana 39, Kittanning 34 — At Kittanning, senior forward Jill Emberg collected 16 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks in a Section 1-AAA loss for undermanned Kittanning (10-5, 3-4). Also for the Lady Wildcats, freshman forward Ann Colligan made her first start and grabbed 10 rebounds. Kittanning played without two starters, who were absent because of personal matters. For Indiana (9-6, 5-2), Rachel Hurley netted 19 points.
Apollo-Ridge 52, West Shamokin 27 — At West Shamokin, Apollo-Ridge was led by Ellen Reilly’s 16 points in the Section 1-AA win. Laiken Anderson added 14 points for the Lady Vikings (8-7, 2-4).
Springdale 64, Riverview 37 — At Springdale, senior guard Christen Morelli scored a game-high 12 points and senior forward Kim Knapek collected 11 points and 14 rebounds for Springdale (9-6, 5-2) in a Section 4-AA win. Courtney Yaksich added 10 points for Springdale. Caty Kumar led Riverview (4-11, 3-4) with nine points.
St. Joseph 70, Elderton 30 — At Elderton, St. Joseph had 11 different players score in the win. Mike Barkowski led all scorers with 21 points for the Spartans (8-5, 1-2).
Freeport 8, Conemaugh Valley 1 — At Belmont Ice Complex in Kittanning, Freeport senior forward Beau Zack scored five goals to lead the Yellowjackets (7-3-2) to a win in Class A action. Goaltender Tim Zahumensky made 23 saves for Freeport.