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December 22, 2012

HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS ROUNDUP: Hickory girls top Slippery Rock

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MERCER COUNTY AREA — BOYS BASKETBALL

ä Mercer 57, Rocky Grove 44 — At Mercer, the Mustangs (3-2) and Orioles (0-6) were tied at 26-all at halftime, but Mercer outscored Rocky Grove 13-2 in the 3rd quarter to pull away and grab the non-region win.

Nate Guiler drained 3 treys en route to a game-high 18 points to lead the Mustangs.

Brandon Morrison buried 4 treys for Rocky Grove and finished with 15 points.

ä Oil City 43, Grove City 40 — At Grove City Tuesday night, the host Eagles erupted for 17 fourth-period points. However a 1-point 3rd quarter cost them a 2nd straight Region 5-AAA setback.

Way went for 11 points for the undefeated Oilers (1-0, 4-0), who converted 13 of 19 free-throw attempts.

For Grove City (0-2, 1-4), Derek Turner tossed in a trio of treys, tallying 11.

ä Lakeview 59, Commo-dore Perry 21 — At Stoneboro Tuesday night, the Sailors (5-0) led 20-1 after the opening quarter and cruised past the Panthers (0-6) in the non-region contest.

Casey Greggs (17), Dalton Boggs (13) and Coty Gander (13) scored in double digits for Lakeview.

Cody Beachy and Tyler McCracken both had 5 points for CP.

ä Franklin 69, George Junior Republic 65 — At Grove City, the Knights (2-0, 3-1) edged the Tigers (1-1, 3-2) in the Region 5-AAA clash.

Matt Jones fired in 22 points for Franklin, Kyle Ritchey drained 5 treys en route to 16 points and Tyrell Burley added 10 markers.

Nafis Brown rifled in a game-high 31 points and dished out 6 assists for GJR, Eddie Pena bucketed 10 and grabbed 7 rebounds and Derek Plowden ripped down 11 boards.

WRESTLING

ä Slippery Rock 37, Grove City 36 — At “The Rock Box” in Slippery Rock Thursday, coach Tyler Allen’s Rockets (1-2) captured their 1st win of the season in a thriller over the Eagles.

In the final 3 matches, Slippery Rock’s Dalton Hilliard (170) earned a pin, Shane Slater (182) won by major decision and Zane Wolf posted a decision at 195.

Hilliard and Tim Kerr (220) posted falls for Slippery Rock while Luke Walter (138) and Jared Sample (145) registered pins for Grove City.

ä Mercer 35, Franklin 30 — At Mercer Thursday, the Mustangs improved to 2-0 in 2012-13 with a 5-point win over the Knights.

Austin King (113) and Brian Phillips (220) posted pins for Mercer and Dustin Hoover (106) won by tech fall.

Dusty Bell (126), Dakota Geer (152) and Dan Geer (195) earned falls for Franklin.

ä Reynolds 59, Lakeview 12 — At Stoneboro Thursday, the Raiders won 11 of 14 matches and rolled past the Sailors.

Mason McCollum (132), Levi Stoyer (145), Curtis Arnold (170), Jamar Henry (182) and Logan Rickert (220) posted pins for the Raiders.

Jake Heim (126) and Sam Breese (285) won by decision for Lakeview.

ä Sharon 36, Lakeview 30 — At Sharon, coach Dave Ciafre’s Tigers moved to 2-0 with a win over the Sailors.

Jaray Norris (132), Troy Hejazi (145), Cory Buchanan (160) and Brandon Bittler (170) notched falls for the Tigers.

Marquis Spence had the lone fall for Lakeview at 182 pounds.

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