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Girls Basketball: Imani freshman makes history

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Imani Christian's Cali Konek is raising the bar for scoring.

The freshman recorded her 1,000th career point when Imani Christian dropped a 66-63 contest to Winchester Thurston Thursday night. Konek leaves the regular season with a total of 1,010 career points in 22 games, 32 of which, were recorded on Thursday. Konek is the first freshman in WPIAL history to surpass the 1,000-point mark.

The Section 4-A loss made for a bittersweet night. The contest was tied in the final minute, but Winchester Thurston's Kayla Small sunk a layup for the win.

Lexus Santiago also scored in double-digits for Imani Christian with 20 points. The top scorers for the Bears were Sophie Burkholder with 11 points, Ayanna Townson with 26 points and Luka Van De Venne with 13.

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Girls Basketball: Leechburg ends lengthy playoff drought

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The Leechburg girls basketball team broke their unlucky streak this weekend.

The Blue Devils clinched a playoff spot with a 51-50 win over Section 2-A opponent St. Joseph (12-10, 5-7). It is the first time Leechburg has made the playoffs in 10 years and St. Joseph's six-year playoff streak came to an end.

The winning basket came from Mikayla Lovelace in the final 25 seconds of the competition. Not only did the sophomore seal the win for Leechburg, but she racked up 20 points, eight rebounds and seven points in the contest. Classmate Cameron Davies also proved to be a fundamental part of the Blue Devils victory. Davies recorded 19 points and averages 15.1 a game.

Leechburg ended the regular season with a 62-59 loss to Ellis (17-2, 11-1). The Blue Devils led the contest by two points, 25-23, entering the second half. Ellis picked up momentum for their final regular-season win.

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Sports Town East Week in Review (Jan. 31-Feb. 6)

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Megan Ryan's East High School Basketball Notebook (Feb. 5, 2016)

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Megan Ryan has this week's East High School Basketball Notebook.

"Hempfield needed a win Jan. 29 against Albert Gallatin to clinch a playoff spot in Class AAAA Section 1.

The Spartans managed that and more.

The team netted a school-record 20 3-pointers, going 20 of 25 from beyond the arc and scoring 32 baskets total to win, 90-72. Hempfield is 5-6 in fourth place (8-13 overall).

A first-time starter led the charge. Zak Mesich had been the sixth man all season until coach Bill Swan had a "hunch" he should put Mesich in the first five. The junior guard scored a game-high 28 points, including nine 3-pointers."

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Sports Town East Week in Review (Jan. 24-30)

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