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Roundup: Monessen stuns host Blackhawk

Jackson's 23 points paces 71-64 victory

Thursday, December 27, 2001

From local dispatches

Blackhawk was not supposed to lose in the first round of its eight-team holiday boys' basketball tournament, but the Cougars were surprised by Class A Monessen last night, 71-64.

The winning Greyhounds led, 37-32, at halftime. Brandon Jackson led Monessen (8-2) with 23 points. Matt Dent scored 21 for the Greyhounds and A.J. Jackson added 15.

Ryan Evanochko led Class AAA Blackhawk (6-3) with 23, and he was supported by Marc Lodovico's 15. Monessen has won seven consecutive games.

In other first-round games at Blackhawk last night, New Castle (12-0) routed Kennedy Catholic, 70-52; Beaver Falls (8-1) edged Oliver (6-3), 69-67; and Kiski Area defeated Ambridge (7-3), 68-75.

New Castle was paced by Dante Spino's 16 points. Mark DeMonaco and Joe Carter added 13 each. New Castle hit 11 3-point shots.

Curt Kiebler led Kiski Area with 19 points. Five Cavalier players reached double figures to offset the 26-point outing by the Bridgers' Micah Delo.

Beaver Falls rallied from a 39-31 halftime deficit, led by Christian Hauser's 30 points. Jason Raiford led Oliver with 20, and Gilmore Cumming contributed 17 for the Bears.

Kiski Area (8-2) will play New Castle in the semifinals tonight while Beaver Falls will take on Monessen in the other semifinal.

Other boys' tournaments

Mars: Mars (3-7) rallied to knock off Shenango (4-6), 73-68 in overtime, in a first-round game. Ryan Leonberg led the Planets with 23. Brian Utz added 20 and was 5 for 6 at the foul line in overtime. The score was 60-60 at the end of regulation. Shenango was led by Terry Grosetti's 15 points. Bobby Dean added 13. In the second game, Shane Cutlip scored 21 points as Beaver (2-7) won its second game in a row with a 66-52 win against Quaker Valley. Lance Fink added 15 for Beaver. Quaker Valley (6-4) was led by James Rockymore's 15 points. Rockymore was 7 of 10 from the free-throw line.

Other boys' games

McGuffey 83, Chartiers-Houston 47: The Highlanders (7-1) downed Washington County rival Char-Houston (5-3) in a non-section game played at Gund Arena in Cleveland, home of the NBA Cavaliers. Seth Hunter led McGuffey with 24 points. Erik Chmel chipped in with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Jason Scott added 12 points and 5 assists for McGuffey. Brandon Cypher was the only player in double figures for the Bucs with 10.

Girls' tournaments

Mars: Jenn Stefko scored 17 points to lead Sto-Rox (6-6) to a first round win, 49-45 against West Allegheny. Megan Stone added 15 points. Abby Mazar led the Indians (5-5) with 19. Sto-Rox trailed, 23-19, at halftime. Sto-Rox made 12 of 14 free throws, including 8 for 8 in the second half. Stefko scored 12 of her points after halftime. In the second game, host Mars (7-5) spotted Ellwood City an early, 11-7 lead before outscoring the Wolverines (2-9) in each of the last three quarters for a 48-32 win. Haley Wojdowski led the Planets with 20 points, including 16 in the second half. Leslie Pinkerton added 17. Lisa Gottuso of Ellwood City led all scorers with 24. Ellwood City has lost nine games in a row.

Gateway: Gateway (5-5) snapped a four-game losing streak in the first round with a 52-28 win against Norwin. Christina Paolino led the Gators with 21 points. Paolino made three 3-pointers. Gateway led, 29-15, at halftime. The Knights (3-6) were led by Colleen Murtha's nine points. In the second game, Ringgold (6-4) got 37 points from Brittany Warren as the Rams topped Shaler (2-10), 70-56. Warren made 11 of 12 free throws. Stephanie Kuhn added 12 for Ringgold. Megan Snyder topped Shaler with 17 points. Aimee Suwalski added 16.

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