St. Joseph moves into tournament final
What would the St. Joseph Spartan Holiday basketball tournament be without a St. Joseph team in the finals?
The Spartans boys cruised into their tourney title game at the school’s new gymnasium with a 58-19 victory over Cheswick Christian Academy on Friday night.
Brian Heinle had a game-high 12 points, and Mike Connelly added 10 for St. Joseph (3-5), which will play Ford City at 8 tonight for the championship.
Ford City (5-3) beat Aquinas Academy, 85-33.
Heinle also grabbed nine rebounds in the win.
St. Joseph led, 32-8, at halftime.
Anthony Merola led Cheswick Christian with 11 points.
Allderdice 61, Burrell 45
Will Clarke scored 16 points to lead the City League’s Allderdice (3-1) past Burrell (3-5) in an opening round game at the Shady Side Academy Tournament. Burrell’s Brandon Nichols netted a game-high 17 points.
Allderdice led, 21-12, after the first quarter and cruised to the win.
Burrell will play Kittanning today.
Kittanning 65, St. Joseph 38
Leah McElvey led Kittanning (6-2) with 17 points, as the Wildcats advanced to the championship game of the St. Joseph tournament.
Kittanning pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Spartans (3-5), 23-8.
Jacqi Diez led St. Joseph with 19 points, making 10 of 12 free throws.
Kittanning will play Springdale at 6:30 today.
Springdale 57, Aquinas Academy 2
Springdale opened the St. Joseph Tournament with a near shutout of undermanned Aquinas Academy.
Courtney Titus led all scorers with 16 points.
The Lady Dynamos (4-6) had 11 players make the score sheet.
Aquinas was held scoreless from the second quarter on.