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Moshannon Valley and Glendale fall at Cambria Heights tourney
Friday, December 28, 2012
By Jaclyn Yingling Sports Editor
PATTON - It's no play on words to say that Cambria Heights had a height advantage going into Thursday night's basketball game against Moshannon Valley.
The much-taller Highlanders used that against the Knights, jumping out to an early 18-7 lead before coming away with the 62-27 victory in the first round of the 2012 Cambria Heights Boys Basketball Tournament.
"We had a good first quarter, and then their height took over in the second quarter," said Mo Valley head coach Mike LaFuria. "They started working the high-low and we just couldn't stop their big guys."
Cambria Heights' Issac Vescovi had 12 points in the game, but it was the play of Nathan Bearer that helped the hosts pull away in the first quarter.
Bearer scored 15 of his 20 points in the frame.
"Bearer killed us," LaFuria said. "He hurt us to start off. We couldn't stop him. Then, they were pretty tall. We just had trouble playing together really."
The Knights came back from a 7-0 deficit to pull the game to 7-5 on a Sam Demko bucket. Mo Valley kept it close until an 8-0 run by Bearer gave the Highlanders an 18-7 lead to end the first.
Cambria Heights controlled the second quarter, taking advantage of several Knight turnovers to pull out to a 31-13 lead at the half.
Four different Highlanders scored in the frame, while 10 different players scored overall.
"We are young," LaFuria said. "We are trying to build chemistry. I will just keep playing whoever is working the hardest."
Vescovi had his best quarter in the third, scoring seven points. Bearer added five in the frame as Cambria Heights extended its lead to 49-21.
The Highlanders outscored the Knights, 13-6, in the fourth to set the final at 62-27.
Moshannon Valley was led by six points and five rebounds from Eric Sherkel. Jim McHugh and Luther Harlow each had five points. Harlow and Nathan Bubb also had seven rebounds each.
Cambria Heights had three players with five rebounds - Andrew Brawley, Brad Hoppel and A.J. Huber.
The Knights take on Glendale, a 74-45 loser to Northern Cambria, in the consolation game on Saturday at 1 p.m.
"I think we will be okay," said LaFuria. "We are going to practice tomorrow, and hopefully work hard. If we play like we did tonight, it won't be pretty.
"Hopefully, we can have a good practice tomorrow and come ready to play Saturday, because we weren't ready to play tonight."

Northern Cambria 74, Glendale 45
The Vikings struggled with turnovers in a 29-point loss to the Colts on Thursday in the first game of the 2012 Cambria Heights Boys Basketball Tournament.
Glendale turned the ball over 22 times in the game, including its first two possessions, and Northern Cambria took advantage.
The Colts' Adam Polites had 12 points in the first quarter, en route to a game-high 26. He also had six rebounds.
Josh Bonatesta added 17 points, while Tyler Olish had seven rebounds. Jeff Hogan and Alex Atkins had six rebounds each.
Glendale was led by Shea O'Donnell, who had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Marcus McCrae netted nine points and seven rebounds off the bench, while Damon Braniff tallied nine points.
Northern Cambria led 47-24 at the half and outscored the Vikings in all four quarters to advance to Saturday's championship against the host Highlanders.
Glendale plays Moshannon Valley in the consolation game at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
The second day of games was changed to Saturday after the first round was postponed on Wednesday evening. The school is also hosting a girls tournament, which begins this evening at 6.
To accommodate the change, four games will be played on Saturday, starting with the boys consolation at 1 p.m.

Glendale-45
Braniff 3 3-5 9, McCrae 4 1-6 9, Schultz 0 0-0 0, Barnhart 1 0-0 2, O'Donnell 6 2-4 14, Witherow 2 0-0 4, Sinclair 2 0-0 5, Snyder 1 0-0 2, C. Kimberly 0 0-0 0, Matchock 0 0-0 0. Totals: 19 6-15 45.
Northern Cambria-74
D. Bearer 2 0-0 4, Polites 11 2-4 26, Bonatesta 5 6-7 17, N. Lee 4 0-0 8, Hogan 4 0-0 8, Athkins 0 0-1 0, Hartman 0 0-0 0, T. Olish 1 0-0 2, Eckenrode 1 0-0 3, S. Bearer 0 0-0 0, J. Olish 1 0-0 3, Z. Lee 0 0-0 0, Jennings 0 0-0 0, Smith 0 0-0 0, Strollo 1 0-0 3. Totals: 30 8-12 74.
Three-pointers: Sinclair; Polites 2, Bonatesta, Eckenrode, J. Olish, Strollo.
Score by Quarters
Glendale                  
14 10 11 10-45
Northern Cambria  26 21 15 12-74

Moshannon Valley-27
Bailey 1 0-0 2, McHugh 2 1-2 5, Bubb 2 0-0 4, Gulish 0 0-0 0, Harlow 2 1-2 5, Krupa 0 0-0 0, Kephart 0 0-0 0, Demko 2 0-0 4, Ohs 0 0-0 0, Frailey 0 1-2 1, Sherkel 3 0-0 6. Totals: 12 3-6 27.
Cambria Heights-62
D. Milanesi 0 0-0 0, Bearer 9 1-2 20, Brawley 0 0-0 0, Hoppel 4 1-2 9, Miller 1 0-0 2, Vescovi 5 2-2 12, Kruise 1 0-0 2, Patrick 1 0-2 2, Strasser 0 0-0 0, Bills 1 0-0 2, Lacue 2 0-0 4, Huber 2 0-0 4, Serafin 2 0-0 5. Totals: 28 4-8 62.
Three-pointers: Bearer, Serafin.

Score by Quarters
Moshannon Valley   
7  6   8   6-27
Cambria Heights   18 13 18 13-62

 


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