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Big Second Quarter Sends Franklin Boys Past Slippery Rock; Como, Grove City Girls Top Farrell Jan. 7, 2023

Franklin's Jonathon Leccia. Photo by Diane Lutz.

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Franklin outscored Slippery Rock 15-2 in the second quarter on its way to a 55-50 win.

Ethan Owens scored six of his 10 points during the second-quarter run for Franklin.

Jalen Wood led the way for Franklin with 15 points, nine of which came in the fourth quarter to close the game out for the Knights. Damon Curry was also in double figures with 11 points.

Josh Book paced Slippery Rock with 10 points, while Dylan Gordon had nine points and Quinn Parson eight.

           

SHARON 57, LAUREL 41

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Derek Douglas scored 19 points as Sharon earned a 57-41 win over Laurel out of the WPIAL.

Lamont Austin was also in double figures for the Tigers with 11 points, while Owen Schenker added 10.

Luke Barker led Laurel with 20 points.

CANISIUS (N.Y.) 55, CATHEDRAL PREP 40

ERIE, Pa. – Shane Cercone scored 27 points as Canisius (N.Y.) earned a 55-40 win over Cathedral Prep in the consolation game of the Burger King Classic.

Canisius built a 25-18 halftime lead en route to the win.

Tavion Spencer led Cathedral Prep with 12 points, while Zion Barksdale added seven.

GIRLS

SAEGERTOWN 56, ROCKY GROVE 15

SAEGERTOWN, Pa. – Hailee Gregor led four Saegertown players in double figures with 13 points in a 56-15 Region 2 win over Rocky Grove.

Maggie Triola had 11 points for the Lady Panthers, while Lindsey Greco and Lyndzee Armory added 10 points each.

               

Rae Montgomery had 11 points for Rocky Grove.

NORTH CATHOLIC 59, CATHEDRAL PREP 57

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Jayden McBride scored 25 points for Cathedral Prep, but the Ramblers dropped their first game of the season, 59-57 to North Catholic.

Alayna Rocco led North Catholic with 22 points.

Addie Biel also had a big game for Prep with 19 points, while Lena Walz added 11.

GROVE CITY 49, FARRELL 38

FARRELL, Pa. – Piper Como knocked down seven 3’s en route to 29 points as Grove City earned a 49-38 win over Farrell.

Grove City built a 32-13 lead en route to the win.

   

Delaney Callihan added 10 points for Grove City, while Izzy Gamble added eight.

Janiya Daniels led Farrell with 17 points.

CORRY 59, IROQUOIS 11

ERIE, Pa. – Sadye Dyne scored 15 points as Corry earned a 59-11 win over Iroquois.

Halle Albers and Kaycee Porter added six points each for Corry.

Grace Belfiore had four points for Iroquois.

NORTH EAST 36 FORT LEBOEUF 24

WATERFORD, Pa. – Kayla Forsythe had 11 points as North East earned a 36-24 win over Fort LeBoeuf.

Gigi Gaston added 10 points for North East.

Jillian Soder led LeBoeuf with 11 points.

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