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Rough start costs SV in home loss

Seneca Valley's Luke Lawson (5) looks to shoot while North Allegheny’s Ty Iwanonkiw provides defense on the play. Lawson scored 19 points in the Raiders’ 66-54 home basketball loss. Steven Dalton/Special to the Eagle

Seneca Valley fell behind by 10 in the first quarter and could not make up the difference in a 66-54 home Section 1-6A boys basketball loss to North Allegheny Friday night.

The Raiders (6-11, 2-7) fell into last place in the section with three league games remaining. North Allegheny (3-6 in section) moved into a tie with Butler in league play.

Luke Lawson led Seneca Valley with 19 points, including five treys. No other Raider reached double figures.

NORTH ALLEGHENY 66

Kolin Dinkins 12, Kyrell Hutcherson 2, Erik Sundgren 2, Anthony Howard 2, Matt McDonough 11, Connor Casten 4, Robby Jones 17, Ty Iwanonkiw 3, Joey Dopirak 13. Totals: 25 8-13 66.

SENECA VALLEY 54

Aiden Lyczek 3, Connor Oros 8, Luke Lawson 19, Beaux Lizewski 2, Jamesion Grieco 7, Andrew Roy 6, Caiden Oros 9. Totals: 20 7-12 54.

North Allegheny 23 13 13 17 — 66

Seneca Valley 13 12 16 13 — 54

Saturday: New Castle at Seneca Valley, 7 p.m.

North Catholic 81, Keystone Oaks 49 — Max Hurray scored 18 points to pace four Trojans (15-1) in double figures. Andrew Maddalon added 17 points.

North Catholic jumped out to a 16-3 lead in the first quarter. Owen Mumford led Keystone Oaks with 24 points, including four treys.

KEYSTONE OAKS 49

Owen Mumford 24.

NORTH CATHOLIC 81

Max Hurray 18, Andrew Maddalon 17, Matt Ellery 12, Matt Gregor 11.

Keystone Oaks 3 22 14 10 — 49

North Catholic 16 18 23 24 — 81

Friday: North Catholic at Knoch

Freeport 56, Burrell 53 — Vincent Clark sank a trey at the buzzer for the Yellowjackets. He scored 16 points in the contest.

The win was the second section triumph in a row for Freeport (10-6, 5-3).

FREEPORT 56

Vincent Clark 16, Jason Kijowski 12.

BURRELL 53

Coury 20.

Freeport 8 17 14 17 — 56

Burrell 12 12 12 17 — 53

Union 65, Cranberry 45 — Dawson Camper scored 19 points and Zander Laughlin 12 for the Golden Knights, who led by 16 at halftime.

UNION 65

Caden Rainey 7, Skyler Roxbury 9, Payton Johnston 8, Bauiley Crissman 3, Dawson Camper 19, Zander Laughlin 12, Hayden Kizzie 2, Hayden Smith 5. Totals: 27 10-14 65.

CRANBERRY 45

Weaver 5 C.Zerbe 8, Lery 3, Bunyak 6, Merryman 12, Blauser 5, Hanna 4, Mitchell 2. Totals: 17 5-12 45.

Union 18 19 13 15 — 65

Cranberry 7 14 12 12 — 45

Armstrong 52, Slippery Rock 46 — Dylan Gordon scored 14 points, including four treys, but the Rockets dropped this Thursday game on the road. Cadin Olsen scored 28 points for Armstrong.

SLIPPERY ROCK 46

Brady Prementine 9, John Sabo 7, Dylan Gordon 14, Sgane Thompson 2, Jacob Wolak 8, Elam Pyle 6. Totals: 17 4-6 46.

ARMSTRONG 52

L.Olsen 10, J.Valesak 7, Cadin Olsen 28, I.Riggle 3, J.Claypoole 4. Totals: 16 18-23 52.

Slippery Rock 10 13 5 18 — 46

Armstrong 13 14 10 15 — 52

3-point goals: Slippery Rock 8 (Prementine 2, Gordon 4, Pyle 2), Armstrong 2 (Valesak, Riggle)

Girls Basketball

Bailey Blauser scored 13 points, but her teammates managed only 10 in a 39-23 loss to Keystone Friday night. The Falcons (2-12) trailed 28-8 at halftime.

KEYSTONE 39

Emma Gruber 7, Mia Traister 3, Jenna Pierce 5, Amanda Reyes 8, Natalie Bowser 16. Totals: 15 6-10 39.

A-C VALLEY 23

Bailey Blauser 13, Mackensie Parks 2, Keira McVay 6, Alivya Hartsell 2. Totals: 10 3-4 23.

Keystone 12 16 8 5 — 39

A-C Valley 6 2 5 10 — 23

Monday: Saint Marys at A-C Valley

North Clarion 39, Karns City 25 — Emma Dailey and Emma Johns scored nine points each for the Gremlins Thursday. Gwen Siegel paced North Clarion with 17.

NORTH CLARION 39

Madison McFarland 1, Amya Green 5, Emma McFarland 2, Claire Kriebel 8, Gwen Siegel 17, Lauren Lutz 6. Totals: 14 11-15 39.

KARNS CITY 25

Brooke Manuel 2, Rossi McMillen 4, Abby Callihan 1, Emma Johns 9, Emma Dailey 9. Totals: 8 7-13 25.

North Clarion 8 10 8 13 — 39

Karns City 5 4 2 14 — 25

3-point goals: Karns City 2 (McMillen, Johns)

Karns City 34, Union 26 — The Gremlins won this Friday game as Rossi Mcmillen scored 14 points. Dominika Logue paced Union with 12.

KARNS CITY 34

Brooke Manuel 6, Rossi McMillen 14, Rosie Carden 7, Emma Johns 3, Cameryn Booher 4.

UNION 26

Kennedy Vogle 2, Keira Croyle 2, Hailey Kriebel 8, Dominika Logue 12, Hailey Theuret 2.

Karns City 2 10 12 10 — 34

Union 7 5 9 5 — 26

Hampton 75, Freeport 42 — Melaina Dezort scored 15 points for the Yellowjackets (4-8, 3-5). Sophie Kelly scored 20 points to lead three Hampton players in double figures.

FREEPORT 42

Melaina Dezort 15.

HAMPTON 75

Sophie Kelly 20, Biz Watson 12, Claire Rodgers 10.

Freeport 2 17 13 10 — 42

Hampton 22 18 25 10 — 75

Freeport 36, Burrell 27 — Ava Soilis led the Yellowjackets with 19 points in this Thursday night section game.

FREEPORT 36

Ava Soilis 19.

BURRELL 27

Hope Clark 8.

Freeport 7 9 8 12 — 36

Burrell 2 9 6 10 — 27

Franklin 46, Slippery Rock 35 — The Rockets managed just 13 points in the first half of this Thursday loss.

Ella McDermott had 12 points and Bronwyn McCoy 11 for the Rockets (7-6, 5-1).

Swimming

A number of Slippery Rock athletes posted District 10-qualifying times Thursday night.

In a meet against Farrell’s boys (won by the Rockets 32-9), Kevin Bowser qualified in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:07.20.

Farrell did not field a girls team, but SR’s Grace Olshanski also qualified in the backstroke (1:08.97), Mollie Massella did so in the 200 freestyle (2:11.47) and Natalie Double in the 100 freestyle (58.61).

Maggie Massella had already qualified for the district meet in the backstroke, but lowered her time to 1:10.13.