ROUNDUP: Roth scorches the nets for 51 points in Ellwood's loss to Mohawk

Jan. 27—Joseph Roth had a career night for the Ellwood City Lincoln High boys basketball team.

However, it was Mohawk that walked away with the win.

Roth poured in a game- and career-high 51 points for the Wolverines in an 82-77 WPIAL Section 1-3A road loss to the Warriors.

Roth scored 33 of his points in the second half, including 16 in the fourth quarter. The 51 points is a school record, breaking the old mark of 48 set by Theron Colao in 2004.

Mohawk (7-0 section, 11-6 overall) led 15-13 after one stanza and 42-27 at the half.

Ellwood City (5-3, 10-7) closed the deficit to 62-48 going to the final frame.

Bobby Fadden paced Mohawk with 34 points and JJ Nail tossed in 17. Jay Wrona and Keigan Hopper added nine each.

Ryan Widmaier and Colton Crizer contributed eight markers apiece for the Wolverines.

Ellwood City visits Freedom at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Mohawk travels to Beaver Falls at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Grove City 65, Wilmington 22

The Greyhounds dropped a District 10, Region 5-3A/4A home matchup to the Eagles.

Wilmington (0-4, 0-16) fell behind 25-2 after one quarter and couldn't recover.

Brett Loughry led all scorers with 19 points for Grove City (4-0, 9-7), which is coached by Mohawk High graduate Chris Kwolek.

Pierce Nagel netted nine points points for Wilmington and Will Bruckner bucketed eight.

Wilmington welcomes Hickory at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Union 78, Carlynton 54

The Scotties picked up a key Section 1-1A home win over the Cougars.

Union (5-1, 9-9) lost to Carlynton (2-4, 3-12) in the first meeting, 52-50.

"We played much better than we did down there," Scotties coach Mark Stanley said.

"It's always good to get a section win. We're happy with the win and it's a good start to the second half of section play."

Lucas Stanley tickled the twine for 40 points for Union and Braylon Thomas was next with 18. Lucas Stanley added eight rebounds and Thomas dished out seven assists.

"Lucas was hot," Coach Stanley said "Credit to his teammates, they found him. When you get a guy hot like that and finding him, it's good."

Devonta Dean delivered 13 points to lead Carlynton.

The Scotties held a 23-13 buffer after the first quarter and 43-24 at recess.

Union visits Cornell at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Neshannock 77, Beaver Falls 35

The Lancers pulled away for a Section 1-3A home win over the Tigers.

Neshannock (7-2, 14-3) forged a 25-13 lead after one quarter and increased it to 47-21 at the half.

Neshannock travels to Riverside at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Shenango 69, Laurel 43

The Wildcats rolled to a Section 1-2A home decision over the Spartans.

Shenango (4-2, 10-6) held a 19-11 lead after one stanza and pushed it to 43-19 at the break. The Wildcats have been idle since a 61-50 loss to Mohawk on Jan. 18.

"I thought it was a good win for us," Shenango coach Bob McQuiston said. "We haven't played in eight days and I knew we would be rusty.

"We have to clean up some stuff. We want to make a run and we have to start communicating better."

Joe Campoli tossed in 24 points for the Wildcats and Brayden George was next with 21.

Brody McQuiston followed with 15 markers and 10 rebounds.

"I thought Brayden George did a nice job getting to the basket and Joe Campoli did, too," Coach McQuiston said. "They both played well tonight."

Anthony Ziccardi scored 14 points for the Spartans (0-6, 2-14) and Aidan Fuchs tallied 11.

Laurel entertains South Side Beaver at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Shenango takes on Northgate at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on the road.