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Alumni Update - Kayla Dames (Pitt-Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENSBURG, Pa. -  The Pitt-Greensburg women's basketball team lost a hard fought battle to the Allegheny Mountain CollegiateDames PGU Conference No. 1 team, La Roche College by a 73-66 score on Wednesday evening.

The Bobcats drop to 9-6 in the AMCC and 13-9 overall after the loss as La Roche improves to 15-0 in conference play and 18-4 on the season.

The Bobcats would outshoot the opposition 41 percent to 33 percent and hold a 23-19 advantage in rebounds. Kayla Dames would lead the way with 12 first half points.

Dames, a Chartiers Valley graduate, would finish two of three free throws with 18 ticks left to bring the score to 68-64, but La Roche would stand strong to earn the 73-66 victory.

Dames would pace Pitt-Greensburg after scoring 20 points along with three assists, three blocks, and three steals.

 

(photo courtesy of Pitt-Greensburg University)

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Boys Basketball: South Feature Athlete - Chartiers Valley's Eddie Flohr

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Eddie Flohr
School: Chartiers Valley
Grade: 11
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: Flohr was excellent offensively and defensively in helping Chartiers Valley defeat Butler, 64-39, in a WPIAL Class AAAA first-round game last Saturday at North Allegheny. Flohr scored 13 points – including two 3-pointers – and played a big role in shutting out Butler's second-leading scorer, Justice Lewandowski. Flohr, a 6-foot junior guard, is second on the team in scoring with 16.4 points per game.

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Boys Basketball: Chartiers Valley gets defensive in first-round win

Written by Brad Everett on .

Chartiers Valley (20-3), which plays Class AAAA Section 4 rival Upper St. Clair (17-6) in a quarterfinal Saturday, has been fueled by an offense that ranks second in the WPIAL at 80.4 points per game.

However, that approach changed a bit last Saturday when the Colts used a stingy defense to defeat Butler, 64-39. It was the fewest points Chartiers Valley had given up this season and the fewest Butler had scored. The Colts limited Butler to 24 percent shooting (12 of 50) and just one successful 3-point shot. The Golden Tornado didn't score their first points until there was 3:23 left in the first quarter and had just 23 points through three quarters.

The Colts shut down Butler's Justice Lewandowski, the team's second-leading scorer. Lewandowski was blanketed by Chartiers Valley's Eddie Flohr and Coleman Vaughn throughout and finished without a point.

Chartiers Valley coach Tim McConnell said it was his team's finest defensive effort of the season.

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Girls Basketball: Chartiers Valley enjoys turnaround

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Chartiers Valley girls basketball team.

"Ashley Battle has seen high enough levels of basketball, from high school, to college to professional, from domestic to international leagues, to know one season is not a reason for panic.

After a highly successful collegiate and professional career, Battle began her coaching career last year at Chartiers Valley.

She had to fill the shoes of Spencer Stefko, who resigned after leading the Colts to the WPIAL Class AAAA final in 2013. Battle also had to take over a team that was competing in Section 4-AAAA, home to veteran coaches and powerhouse programs, including Mt. Lebanon, Bethel Park and Upper St. Clair.

The Colts struggled. They finished 7-15 overall and 4-8 in section play, missing the WPIAL playoffs."

 

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Boys Basketball: Chartiers Valley coach wins 500th

Written by Mike White on .

Mike White reports that Chartiers Valley boys basketball coach Tim McConnell won his 500th career game Friday.

"Take Tim McConnell's age, add a "0" and you get his number of coaching wins.

McConnell, Chartiers Valley's boys basketball coach, reached a coaching milestone Friday night and he drove in the fast lane to reach it. McConnell won his 500th game when Chartiers Valley defeated visiting Peters Township, 86-55, in a WPIAL Class AAAA Section 4 game.

McConnell, 50, is the 18th coach in WPIAL boys basketball history to join the 500 club, but McConnell made history by reaching the mark faster than any other. McConnell is in only his 22nd season and has a record of 500-116. His winning percentage of .811 is the best among coaches with 500 wins.

"Not that it means everything because I think I still have a lot of years coaching," McConnell said. "But when you hear the names of [Farrell's] Ed McCluskey and [Blackhawk's] John Miller, and you're told you got to 500 a little faster than some great coaches, that does make it special.""