Bishop Guilfoyle, Benzel overwhelm Johnstown

Lili Benzel scored 22 points, and Bishop Guilfoyle jumped out to a 50-15 lead at halftime en route to a 67-22 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference win over Johnstown at Pleasant Valley Gymnasium in high school girls basketball Saturday.

JOHNSTOWN (22): Barlner 1 0-0 2, Loe 5 1-1 15, Chaham 1 1-2 3, Vehads 1 0-0 2, Harns 0 0-0 0, Baney 0 0-0 0. Totals — 8 2-3 22.

BISHOP GUILFOYLE (67): Benzel 7 5-5 22, Lee 3 4-6 10, Taddei 2 3-4 7, Jennings 6 0-0 13, Audley 4 0-0 8, Miller 1 0-0 2, Labriola 1 1-2 3, Consiglio 0 2-2 2. Totals — 24 15-19 67.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Johnstown    10   5   6 1 — 22

Bishop Guilfoyle    25 25 12 5 — 67

3-point goals: Johnstown 4 (Loe 4); Bishop Guilfoyle 4 (Benzel 3, Jennings).

Records: Bishop Guilfoyle (7-2).

JV: Bishop Guilfoyle, 53-2. High scorers–MccCulloch, BG, 12.

Lady Titans triumph

SAXTON — McKenna Sitch netted six shots, one from three-point range, and was perfect from the line to lead the Lady Titans in scoring with 17 points in a 57-38 win for Tussey Mountain over Southern Fulton in high school girls basketball. Emily Shuke also added 10 points for the Lady Titans.

SOUTHERN FULTON (38): Baker 1 0-0 2, Bradshaw 3 0-06, Mottern 6 2-2 14, Gordon 2 5-5 9, Wawr 3 0-0 7. Totals — 15 7-7 38.

TUSSEY MOUNTAIN (57): L. Weimart 2 4-6 8 Sitch 6 4-4 17, Shuke 4 2-2 10, T. Weimart 1 0-0 3, Lemin 2 3-7 7, Clark 1 1-2 3, Pagan 4 1-1 9. Totals — 20 15-22 57.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Southern Fulton    9  9 16  4 — 38

Tussey Mountain    18 13 9 17 — 57

3-point goals: Southern Fulton 1 (Wawro); Tussey Mountain 2 (Sitch, T. Weimart).

Records: Southern Fulton (6-3); Tussey Mountain (6-3).

JV: Tussey Mountain 40-23. High scorers– Sophie Brumbaugh (TM)13.

Lady Colts defeated

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — An uneventful third quarter on the scoreboard ended up costing Northern Cambria a home game against Homer-Center, 65-53, in high school girls basketball.

Northern’s Ally Sedlock led all players in scoring with 20 points, but it was not enough to keep up with the balance from Homer-Center with Alexis Newhouse (15 points), Alexis Leysock (13 points), and Maggie Arone (11 points) all in double-digits for the Lady Wildcats.

HOMER CENTER (65): Maggie. Arone 4 0-0 11, Duggey 3 2-2 8, Worcester 4 2-2 10, Alexis Newhouse 6 3-5 15, Alexis Leysock 3 6-8 13, Page 1 0-0 2, Berezansky 0 2-3 2, Skultety 1 0-2 2. Totals — 22 15-22 65.

NORTHERN CAMBRIA (53): Sedlock 5 8-10 20, Peles 1 0-0 3, Paterno 1 0-0 2, Phillips 4 2-3 10, Parrish 5 4-5 14, Donatelli 2 0-0 4. Totals — 18 14-18 53.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Homer Center    12 13 25 15 — 65

Northern Cambria    15 11  6 21 — 53

3-point goals: Homer Center 4 (M. Arone 3, Leysock); Northern Cambria 3 (Sedlock 2, Peles).

Records: Homer Center (9-1); Northern Cambria (2-6).

Altoona downed

MARS — An 18-6 showing in the second quarter spelled doom for the Altoona boys basketball team in their 53-38 loss at Seneca Valley in high school boys basketball action.

The Mountain Lions, 5-4, got back into it with an 18-10 third-quarter effort, but they were held to just four points in the final frame to seal their fate.

ALTOONA (38): Gibson 2 0-0 4, Scharf 0 1-2 1, Queen 6 2-4 14, Zerby 4 0-0 11, Petucci 1 0-0 2, Crownover 1 1-4 4, Day 1 0-0 2. Totals — 15 4-10 38.

SENECA VALLEY (53): Bernosky 1 0-0 2, Traziak 3 1-4 7, Scalos 1 0-0 3, Huard 2 0-0 4, Kochen 1 0-0 2, Miet 6 0-0 12 marcus, Smathers 6 2-2 14 mark, Hart 3 2-4 9. Totals: 23 5-10 53.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Altoona    10   6 18   4 — 38

Seneca Valley    10 18 10 15 — 53

3-point goals: Altoona 4 (Zerby 3, Crownover), Seneca Valley 2 (Scalos, Hart)

Records: Altoona (5-4), Seneca Valley (6-5)

JV: No game.

Ridge rolls

NEW PARIS — In a game with a combined 15 shots made from beyond the arc, it was Chestnut Ridge that came out on top, 72-63, in high school boys basketball action.

Ridge’s Noah Dillow led the team with 18 points, Avery Smith followed with 15 and Elohim Jackson posted 12. Noah Wilson led all players in scoring with 26 points for Southern Huntingdon.

CHESTNUT RIDGE (72): Cooper 3 2-2 9, Felix 1 1-2 3, Jackson 5 2-7 12, Weaver 2 2-6 6, Stulz 3 0-0 9, Smith 6 0-2 15, Dillow 7 3-5 18. Totals — 27 10-24 72.

SOUTHERN HUNTINGDON (63): Wilson 10 3-4 26, Snyder 3 0-1 7, Haroer 4 0-0 9, Hammons 2 1-2 6, Parks 4 0-1 9. Totals — 16 4-8 63.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Chestnut Ridge    12 17 17 26 — 72

Southern Huntingdon    18 14 15 16 — 63

3-point goals: Chestnut Ridge 8 (Smith 3, Stultz 3, Dillow, Cooper); Southern Huntingdon 7 (Wilson 3, Snder, Harper, Vance, Parks).

Records: Chestnut Ridge (5-3).

JV: Chestnut Ridge 63-48. High scorers–Issac Little (CR) 18.

Altoona swimmers compete

CLEAFIELD — Altoona’s swim team attended the Clearfield Invitational Saturday, with a pair of swimmers finishing in the top six in several events. Brady McCarthy finished fifth place in the 100 freestyle with a time of :54.64, and sixth in the 100 butterfly with a time of :59.9. Nate Lawhead finished sixth in the 100 breast stroke for Altoona, coming in at 1:09.92.

Gymnasts now 3-1

ST. MARYS — The Altoona gymnastics team improved to 3-1 Saturday, thanks to a 129.175-114.40 victory over St. Marys in high school action.

The Lady Lions got a strong showing from Alexis Whysong, who won the vault (8.45), bars (8.75), beam (8.90), floor (8.50) and all-around (34.60).

Altoona is off until it hosts Bellefonte at the Fieldhouse on Jan. 18.

Vault–1, Whysong, A, 8.45; 2, Lidwell, A, 8.325; 3, Meyer, SM, 8.10. Bars–1, Whysong, A, 8.75; 2, Lidwell, A, 7.90; 3, Rispoli, A, 7.60. Beam–1, Whysong, A, 8.90; 2, Rispoli, A, 8.20; 3, Pellegrine, A, 8.00. Floor–1, Whysong, A, 8.50; 2, Rispoli, A, 8.375; 3, Meyer, SM, 7.975. All-around–1, Whysong, A, 34.60; 2, Rispoli, A, 32.175; 3, Lidwell, A, 32.05.

Records: Altoona (3-1)

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