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BC delivers in clutch

DUBOIS — Bishop Carroll’s best player came up big when she needed to. After District 9 champion North Clarion had whittled a 23-point deficit to seven with just under 4 minutes to play, Alyssa Martinazzi hit back-to-back dagger short shots to push the lead back to 11 and allow the Lady ...

Lady Marauders taken out by McCort

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls basketball team entered Saturday’s PIAA Class 2A quarterfinal game on a six-game winning streak in that round of the playoffs. That run came to an end at the hands of a very familiar foe. Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference rival Bishop McCort ...

Red Devils’ late-season run reaches its end

NORTH HUNTINGDON — Central Cambria spent months compiling a historic high school boys basketball season — the best in the history of the program. It took just five minutes for it to come to a screeching halt. The Red Devils trailed by just three in the second quarter after a pair of ...

Flash play it close in 2nd half despite defeat

By Mark Hostutler For the Mirror CATONSVILLE, Md. — Credit the youthful Saint Francis men’s basketball team for refusing to fold Saturday afternoon in the Retriever Activities Center, even when its deficit to host University of Maryland-Baltimore County reached double digits midway ...

Hoops du Jour

Fordham at PSU women SECOND ROUND of WNIT Tipoff: 2 p.m. at Bryce Jordan Center, University Park Records: Fordham (22-11 overall, 11-5 Atlantic 10), Penn State (20-10 overall, 9-7 Big Ten). Coaches: Cosquese Washington is 180-134 in her 10th year at Penn State. Stephanie Gaitley is ...

P-O graduate on the move?

By Chuck King The Associated Press JUPITER, Fla. — During Saturday’s pregame workout, St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams found himself in a rather unusual place. Instead of him fielding throws at first base, manager Mike Matheny asked Adams to go to a practice diamond with St. Louis ...

BG girls play at AAHS; B-A heads to Forest Hills

The Bishop Guilfoyle High School girls basketball team won’t have to go very far to try to punch its ticket to the PIAA Class 2A semifinals. The Lady Marauders on Friday morning learned that their quarterfinal round contest today with Laurel Highlands Conference and diocesan rival Bishop ...

Lions closing in on another national title

ST. LOUIS — For the second year in a row, Penn State has pushed five wrestlers into the finals of the NCAA Wrestling Championships and, in the process, has put a chokehold on its second consecutive team title and sixth in seven years. The Nittany Lions’ Murderer’s Row of Zain Retherford ...

Pens continue roll by beating Devils

PITTSBURGH — Their MVP candidate center, the one that’s not Sidney Crosby, is hurting. Four of their top seven defensemen are in street clothes dealing with a variety of injuries. And yet the Pittsburgh Penguins keep rolling anyway. Their 6-4 victory over New Jersey on Friday night ...

Just plane good: Michigan shoots lights out with 16 3s

INDIANAPOLIS — Derrick Walton Jr. stuck to the plan Friday. He kept running the Michigan Wolverines offense against an aggressive Oklahoma State defense and eventually things fell into place. Again. Walton scored 26 points and had 11 assists as the Wolverines made a school record ...

Villanova needs Jenkins to heat up

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Kris Jenkins has spent most of the past year being asked to relive “The Shot.” Yep, that one. Now Jenkins is getting questions about whether he can drop anything through the rim. Villanova’s senior forward, whose 3-pointer at the buzzer in last year’s NCAA ...

NCAA Tournament: Spartans start slow, then roll

TULSA, Okla. — Nick Ward scored 19 points to help Michigan State atone for last season’s early NCAA Tournament disappointment with an opening-round 78-58 victory over Miami on Friday night. The ninth-seeded Spartans (20-14) trailed by as many 12 points in the first half before blitzing ...

Lady Lions knock off Ohio

UNIVERSITY PARK — After building an 18-point lead in the third quarter, the Penn State women's basketball team held off a hectic run by Ohio in a 74-65 victory in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament inside the Bryce Jordan Center on Friday. The Lady Lions overcame ...

Bearcats’ relay team takes 23rd at states

LEWISBURG — The Huntingdon Area High School boys 400-yard freestyle relay finished 23rd in the PIAA Class 2A Swimming Championships on Friday at Bucknell University. The team of Andrew Edwards, Matias Berger, Ben Atherton and Zeb Fowler recorded a time of 3 minutes, 31.28 seconds. In ...

Defensive strategy helps B-A girls

GREENSBURG — Jam the lane. The phrase was repeated by Bellwood-Antis coach Jim Swaney more than a dozen times Thursday night during the Lady Blue Devils’ PIAA Class 2A second-round game against Chartiers-Houston at Hempfield Area High School. The reason was a big one. To be specific, it ...

BG girls find boost after injury

GREENSBURG — The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Lady Marauders survived a character test in Thursday night’s PIAA Class 2A second-round girls basketball playoff game against District 10 champion West Middlsex at Hempfield Area High School. And no player showed more character than ...

BG boys can’t stop Sewickley

GREENSBURG — Practice makes perfect. But what do you do when you can’t simulate what you need to work against? Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic faced that conundrum Thursday in the Marauders’ Class 2A second round game against WPIAL champion Sewickley Academy at Hempfield Area High ...

BC girls get on a roll in 3rd

Bishop Carroll Catholic’s Alyssa Martinazzi picked up her second foul in the opening minute of the second quarter in the team’s 1A second-round state playoff game against Berlin Brothersvalley. She spent the rest of the first half on the bench, watching the Lady Huskies’ lead slip away ...

Goldstone takes 21st at state swim meet

LEWISBURG — Huntingdon Area High School sophomore Haley Goldstone finished in 21st place on the first day of the PIAA Class 2A Swimming Championships on Thursday at Bucknell University. Goldstone finished the 50-yard freestyle tied for 21st place with Blackhawk’s Skye Fogle with a time of ...

NCAA Tournament: Gophers victim of 5-12 upset

MILWAUKEE — Reggie Upshaw scored 19 points, Giddy Potts added 15 and Middle Tennessee took down another Big Ten team in the NCAA Tournament, beating Minnesota 81-72 on Thursday. Twelfth-seeded Middle Tennessee proved it was no one-year wonder after upsetting Michigan State as a No. 15 seed ...