Photo Journal: Boys Basketball - West Mifflin vs. South Fayette (Jan. 16)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .


West Mifflin and South Fayette met in a boys basketball match at The Challenge at Mt. Lebanon, Saturday, January 16, 2015. Final score, West Mifflin 85, South Fayette 63.

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Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service


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Boys Basketball: South Feature Athlete - West Mifflin's Karlyn Garner

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Karlyn Garner
High School: West Mifflin
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Point guard

Background: Garner, a 6-foot-2 senior point guard, is one of the top players in Class AAA. Garner is averaging 23.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5 assists per game. He's been especially good over the last two weeks, scoring 27.2 points during a four-game stretch that has seen him score at least 26 points in each game. Earlier this season, Garner became the fifth player in coach Lance Maha's 19 seasons at West Mifflin to surpass 1,000 career points. Division II schools are showing interest in Garner, who was also the starting quarterback on the Titans football team the last three seasons. West Mifflin is 8-5 overall and 5-3 in Class AAA Section 4.


Alumni Update - Ciara Patterson (Slippery Rock)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

INDIANA, Pa. – The Slippery Rock University women's basketball team cut a 22-point first half deficit down to just four points with sixPatterson SRU minutes to play in regulation, but had its comeback bid come up short Saturday afternoon in an 81-70 loss to Indiana (Pa.) at the Kovalchick Complex.

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division defeat drops The Rock's record to 7-8 overall and 4-6 in league play. Indiana improved to 12-3 overall and 9-2 in conference competition with the win.

Ciara Patterson scored a career-high 26 points to lead The Rock.

Patterson, a West Mifflin graduate, was an efficient 9-for-14 from the field overall, 4-for-7 from 3-point range and 4-for-5 from the foul line. Patterson's big game broke a scoring slump that saw her total only 28 points in the previous four games combined.


(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)


Basketball: West Mifflin grad finds a home at Slippery Rock

Written by Joe Bendel on .

Joe Bendel profiles West Mifflin graduate Ciara Patterson, who is now a basketball player at Slippery Rock.

"A bubbly little girl, a former U.S. Marine and the opportunity for a fresh start made it easy for Ciara Patterson to transfer from Division I Wright State to Division II Slippery Rock University.

This former West Mifflin High basketball star is now a short drive from daughter Camryn, who lives with Patterson's mother and grandmother in North Versailles. She is also in lock-step with second-year Slippery Rock coach Bobby McGraw, an ex-military member and state trooper who eagerly welcomed Patterson into his program.

"I feel like I'm home," Patterson said. "This is my family."

A 5-foot-9 sophomore guard, Patterson has assimilated nicely in her new environs. She is the Rock's third-leading scorer (11.0 points per game) and leads the team in minutes played (30.0)."