- Grove City, Pennsylvania


December 12, 2012

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Indiana Tipoff Consy

ä Indiana 56, Grove City 40 — With the score tied at 37 after 3 periods, the host team outgunned Grove City, 19-3, in the final frame to pull away for the victory.

Foster Reznor hit double digits for GC (0-2) with 10 points. Carter had 12 points to pace the winners. 

Friday Semifinals

ä Greensburg Central Catholic 62, Grove City 48 — Coach Don Fee’s Eagles played a solid 1st half, trailing only 36-35 at intermission, but went cold in the last 2 quarters. Grove City was held to 6 and 7 points respectively in the final pair of frames as the WPIAL power pulled away.

The Eagles were led by Derek Turner with 18 points, while Zach Herman had 26 points and Brian Graytock 25 to pace the winners.

Mercer Tipoff Classic

ä North East 36, Mercer 27 — The host Mustangs converted only 6 of 16 free-throw attempts and were outscored 16-9 during the decisive 4th period when the missed 3 of 5.

Nate Guiler garnered 14 points for Mercer (1-1), while BlakeBentley buckted 15 for the Grapepickers, who produced 8-for-10 free-throw accuracy.

Friday 1st round

ä Mercer 49, Moniteau 40 — The host Mustangs’ Logan Clarke collected a game-high 26 points, tossing in 2 treys and converting 4 of 5 freebies. Clarke contributed 11 of his points during the decisive 4th frame.

Andrew Armagost annexed 12 markers for Moniteau.

Ellwood City Shootout Semis

ä Sharpsville 59, Slippery Rock 55 (OT) — The Blue Devils rallied from a 43-33 deficit after 3 quarters by outscoring the Rockets 15-5 in the 4th frame to send the game into overtime.

In the extra period, Sharpsville outgunned Slippery Rock 11-7 to pull out the close victory.

Jalen Mockabee led the winners with 17 points, while Tyler Luchey lent 12, Taylor Lenzi 11 and Kyle Kennedy 10. For the Rockets, Bobby Paczkowski had 16 markers, Ryan Currie 15 and Dustin Mellot 12.


Hickory Invitational


Three Slippery Rock High wrestlers finished in the top four at the season opening 16-team HIT tournament in Hermitage Saturday. Forrest Christmann (285) bowed in the finals, 2-1, to Jeff Burger of Union City.

Dave Huselton placed third at 113, while Tim Kerr was fourth at 220. Coach Tyler Allen’s Rockets were 10th as a team.

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