Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Jeannette Star Scores 41 in Victory

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Jeannette Star Scores 41 in Victory

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Steel Valley held WPIAL leading scorer Ciara Gregory in check in the first half as it built a seven-point halftime lead against No. 5 seed Jeannette.

But the Ironmen had no answer for the Jayhawks senior guard in the second half.

Gregory scored 31 of her 41 points over the final 16 minutes to lead Jeannette (16-6) to a 68-60 victory in a WPIAL Class AA first- round game at Fox Chapel.

No. 12 Steel Valley (15-8) built its first-half lead behind Sydney Smith, who had 12 of her 18 points before the break.

The Ironmen led by as many as 12 in the third quarter before Gregory heated up.

Gregory scored 12 points in the third quarter as the Jayhawks took a 46-44 lead into the fourth.

Then Gregory put the game away, hitting 9 of 10 free throws and scoring 19 points.

With the win, Jeannette advanced to play Deer Lakes Friday in the quarterfinals.

CeCe Dixon finished with 26 points for Steel Valley.

CLASS AA FIRST ROUND

* Greensburg Central Catholic 60, Beaver Falls 55: Carolyn Appleby scored 16 of her 24 points in the second half to help the No. 8 Centurions (17-6) rally from a 13-point deficit early in the fourth quarter to beat the No. 9 Tigers (15-9) at Canon-McMillan.

* Mohawk 45, Beaver 36: The No. 7 Warriors (17-6) led by 16 at halftime in their win against the No. 10 Bobcats (17-5) at Butler. Shelby Brown led Mohawk with 17 points.

* Deer Lakes 52, OLSH 43: Danielle Kearns had 15 points and 12 steals to help the No. 4 Lancers (20-3) advance past the No. 13 Chargers (19-5) at Hampton.

* Burrell 47, Carlynton 23: Sydney Bordonaro's 16 points helped the No. 3 Buccaneers (21-2) beat the No. 14 Cougars at Gateway (13- 11).

* McGuffey 53, Riverside 38: Sophomore Sammie Weiss of the No. 6 Highlanders (20-2) scored 23 points to give her 1,021 for her career in a win against No. …

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