High School Boys
Bishop Guilfoyle 53
Central Cambria 46
EBENSBURG – Central Cambria led by a point at halftime, but visiting Bishop Guilfoyle used a 14-3 third-quarter scoring advantage to earn a win.
Zach Petterson had 19 points, and Sam McCloskey had 14 for the Marauders.
Tanner Ambrisco netted 17 points for the Red Devils, while Will Seymour and Trevor Zearing each scored 11.
Windber 57, Everett 55 (OT)
EVERETT – Matt Barkley scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Windber squeak past Everett in overtime.
Tyler Zabrucky’s 12 points aided the Ramblers cause while Dan Tomlinson registered 10 points.
Trevon Ward’s 18 points topped the Warriors and Spencer McInroy picked up 14 points in the loss.
Shanksville-Stonycreek 68 Salisbury-Elk Lick 17
SHANKSVILLE – Shanksville-Stonycreek didn’t have a letdown following Tuesday night’s big WestPAC victory.
The Vikings routed visiting Salisbury-Elk Lick as Carter Slade netted 18 points, and Ryan Platt and Nathan Gardner each had 13.
Shanksville shut out the Elks 22-0 in the third quarter. Salisbury netted five 3-pointers, including three by team leading scorer Nathan Bodes, who had nine points.
Bishop Carroll 62
Forest Hills 30
SIDMAN – Twenty points from Brandon Martinazzi helped mush the Huskies past host Forest Hills. Marcus Lee scored 17 points and Scott Ranck added 10 for the guests.
Greater Johnstown 67 Westmont Hilltop 36
Johnstown used a 25-4 third-quarter scoring advantage to pull away from rival Westmont Hilltop at Doc Stofko Gymnasium.
Phillip Madison led the Trojans with 12 points. Daniel Barfield scored 11, and Roshon Fields had 10 points.
Mike Vliet led Westmont with a game-high 21 points.
Ligonier Valley 74
Purchase Line 28
LIGONIER – Ligonier Valley stormed to a 28-6 first-quarter advantage in a one-sided win over visiting Purchase Line.
Zack Yeskey had 21 points, Jordan Jones had 16 points, Alec Bloom had 11, and Scott Fennell, 10, for the Rams.
Bishop McCort 43
Host Richland overcame an 11-point deficit after a quarter to trump rival Bishop McCort. Matt Shaffer’s 15 points led the Rams attack while Luke Shertzer scored a dozen.
Nemo Trexler’s 17 points topped the Crimson Crushers while Billy Hipp notched 12 points.
Somerset 74, Bedford 58
SOMERSET – Jake Close hit seven of Somerset’s 13 3-pointers and tallied 25 points as the Golden Eagles beat visiting Bedford.
Brent Barron netted 14 points, and Zane Helsley had 10 for the Eagles.
Bedford’s Tyler Black had 17 points, and Zack Kendall scored 12.
Northern Cambria 64
SALTSBURG – Adam Polites scored 31 points and Nick Lee grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Northern Cambria.
Steve Richards’ 14 points topped the hosts.
High School Girls
Westmont Hilltop 73
BEDFORD – Paige Lamberson had five 3-pointers and 19 points, and Westmont used a 28-point second quarter to pull away from host Bedford.
Erin Rodgers scored 17 points, and Rachel Roper and Bridget Sheehan each scored 10 for Hilltop.
Blacklick Valley 70
NANTY GLO – Five players scored in double digits as host Blacklick Valley defeated Harmony.
Josie Roberts led all scorers with 16 points, followed by Vikings teammates Breanna Rege and Allison Thomas with 13 each, and Jackie Sheesley with 10 points.
Lindsay Weltheroth led Harmony with 10 points.
Conemaugh Valley 46
North Star 31
BOSWELL – Lexi Hody’s 24 points led the way for the Blue Jays in a WestPAC win over North Star.
Jamie Cekada had six steals in the victory.
Kayla Berkebile netted 10 points for the Cougars.
Portage 73, Ferndale 20
PORTAGE – The Mustangs raced out to a 32-0 lead in the first half and saw 10 of its 11 players score in a win over Ferndale.
Emily Chobany’s 16 points paced the Mustangs while Olivia McCabe scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds.
Paisley Zatek notched 12 points and registered six steals while Katie Nolan tallied 10 points.
Shade 50, Rockwood 44
ROCKWOOD – Emma Spinelli scored a career-high 31 points – with a 10-for-10 clip from the free-throw line in the second half – as Shade held on to beat the Rockets. Lexie Meck’s eight rebounds led the Panthers on the glass while Spinelli had nine steals.
Sam Emert’s 21 points led Rockwood.
Mount Aloysius 65
CRESSON – Pitt-Greensburg upset top-ranked Mount Aloysius.
The Bobcats jumped out to an early 10-2 lead, and were able to extend that margin to 38-29 at the break.
Mount Aloysius struggled from the field in the first half, shooting just 23 percent.
Trailing 65-67, with 22 seconds to play, Mount Aloysius had an opportunity to tie the game.
But guard Jeff Stem was called for an offensive foul on the play. Pitt-Greensburg was able to seal the victory at the free throw line.
Dameon Turner topped Mount Aloysius with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Demetrius Davis added 14 points and Stem had 12 points.
The loss is just the second conference setback on the season.
The Mounties will look to bounce back on Saturday when they travel to Medaille College.
Potomac State 92
Penn Highlands 76
KEYSER, W.Va. – Reggie Baker scored 32 points to lead Potomac State past visiting Penn Highlands on Wednesday.
The Black Bears were led by Jordan Swogger’s 21 points and 10 rebounds.
Rashaud Kelley had 12 points and 12 boards for Penn Highlands.
Mount Aloysius 62
CRESSON – Sophomore Olivia Rupp hit a free throw with 1.4 seconds to play to give Mount Aloysius a victory over Pitt-Greensburg.
The Lady Mounties trailed 32-17 at the intermission, but were able to put together an 18-2 run midway through the second half and take a 50-48 lead.
The teams exchange the lead for remainder of the game until Rupp's free gave Mount Aloysius the final advantage.
Junior Lindsy Sammarco led Mount Aloysius with a game-high 29 points. Rupp had 14 points.
Kayla Dames paced Pitt-Greensburg with 13 points. Emily Nelson and Chianti Sivek each scored 11 points.
Mount Aloysius outrebounded Pitt-Greensburg 36-34.
St. John’s 61, Pitt 32
PITTSBURGH – The Pitt women’s basketball team could not overcome a poor shooting effort, falling at St. John’s at Carnesecca Arena.
Redshirt freshman Loliya Briggs was the lone Pitt player in double figures with 10 points. The Panthers shot 20.3 percent in the contest. Pitt falls to 9-7 on the season, 0-3 in Big East action.
St. John’s forward Shenneika Smith led all scorers with 14 points. The Red Storm moved to 3-0 in the Big East, their best start since 1983-84.
High School Boys
Palmer to leave UPJ women’s position
Sasha Palmer will embark on a new chapter as a women’s basketball coach next month.
MIKE MASTOVICH | Roberts, Kent State up to old tricks
George Roberts and his Kent State University teammates reached a familiar destination on Saturday afternoon, but took a somewhat different route in winning their third consecutive Mid-American Conference (MAC) regular-season title.
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College players dominate Point nominations
Pitt-Johnstown junior Jake Warner was perfect and extremely productive at the plate while earning the first two monthly nominations for the 2013 Point Stadium Award in February and March.
Mount Aloysius sophomore Derrick Capiak nearly reached perfection to take the April nomination.
Penn State guard leaving for pro career
Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall, the team’s second-leading scorer, is foregoing his senior year of eligibility to pursue a professional career overseas.
The team announced the surprise move in a statement Wednesday. The 6-foot-4 Marshall, who is on schedule to graduate this summer, cited his family including a 1-year-old son, in making his decision.
Penn State coach blasts Sports Illustrated article
Penn State coach Bill O’Brien is fervently disputing suggestions raised in a report that player medical care has been compromised after the team doctor was replaced.
Speaking often in an angry tone that might be otherwise reserved for an argument with an official, O’Brien told reporters in a conference call that the health and safety of his players were his top priorities.
East Stroudsburg wins PSAC championship
Senior Brian Ernst threw eight innings without allowing an earned run on just two days rest and East Stroudsburg University used a five-run fifth inning to secure its first PSAC baseball championship since 1971 with a 7-1 win over defending champion West Chester on Saturday at Point Stadium.
The Warriors (33-16), who set a school record with their 33rd win, earned the PSAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament thanks in large part to an outstanding effort by Ernst, who was named the PSAC Tournament MVP.
Millersville players help couple resuscitate ailing child
The Millersville University baseball team came up with a great save this week, but it had nothing to do with the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference tournament being played at Point Stadium.
A trip for an after-midnight snack on Wednesday morning ended with seven Marauders being hailed as heroes by a local family after they helped save a little boy who wasn’t breathing.
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