Westmoreland County girls basketball notebook: Mt. Pleasant’s Zelmore hits 1,000 the hard way
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | 6:01 AM
Tiffany Zelmore reached 1,000 career points, and the Mt. Pleasant senior did so in fewer games than most who achieve the milestone.
Mt. Pleasant only played 20 games during Zelmore’s freshman and sophomore seasons and has only made the playoffs once during her career.
So she has scored over 1,000 in 64 games. She came into the season with 966 points.
The 5-foot-11 forward has topped 30 points multiple times in her career.
She had 22 points in a 50-47 win over Derry.
Zelmore averaged 21.4 points last season and 19.6 as a sophomore.
Home sweet home
Southmoreland will be hard pressed to equal the success of recent years without point guard Olivia Cernuto, a Gannon commit who is out for the season with a torn ACL.
But the Scotties still have a winning streak to think about. They opened the season with a 38-35 win over Yough to stretch their home winning streak to 44.
Next girl up
Penn-Trafford had a key player, junior guard Olivia Pepple, go down with an injury during pregame warmups.
Belle Vernon had a vacancy in its starting lineup when standout guard Viva Kreis opted out of basketball this season.
Both teams had players step up in their absence.
Upset for GCC
Greensburg Central Catholic pulled an early-season upset.
The Centurions, ranked No. 2 in Class 2A, knocked off Class 3A No. 1 Neshannock, 61-56, on the road.
Freshman Erica Gribble scored 23 points, Mya Morgan added 14 and Avery Davis had 11 for GCC (3-0).
Neshannock won WPIAL and PIAA championships last season in Class 2A.
Blair strikes early
Reining Trib Westmoreland Player of the Year Emma Blair of Latrobe picked up where she left off from last season.
The Wildcats overcame a 27-point fourth quarter from their opponent.
Blair, a South Carolina Upstate commit, had 22 points and eight rebounds in a 68-30 win over Cambria Heights to open the season.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill by email at email@example.com or via Twitter .
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