Greensburg Central Catholic made 12 three-pointers, including seven from Bella Skatell, in a 62-47 non-section victory against Uniontown on Friday in the C. Vivian Stinger Tip-Off Tournament at Laurel Highlands' Harold "Horse" Taylor Memorial Gymnasium.
Skatell led all scorers with 27 points. She also had three 2-point baskets.
"The first few shots she (Skatell) had were uncontested, then we adjusted," Uniontown coach Penny Kezmarsky said. "She made several shots with hands in her face. She is a great shooter. Hopefully, we don't see too many people that can shoot as well as she can, but we had a hard time stopping her."
Teammates Melina Maietta and Gia Scala added two 3-pointers apiece, and Anna Eisaman had one. Maietta had five 2-point field goals and was 1 of 2 from the foul line for 17 points.
Mya Murray was a strong presence inside for the Lady Raiders. Murray had a team-high 22 points on eight field goals and was 6 of 9 at the foul line.
"When you're playing a team that's fairly small, obviously you go to your big girl and work around that," Kezmarsky said.
Teammate Kelsea Rose had 12 points on three field goals, and was 6 of 6 at the line. Uniontown shot 13 of 19 at the foul line.
The Lady Centurions' hot shooting started early, as Scala and Maietta made two 3-pointers, and Skatell hit three in a row for a 15-5 lead.
Murray kept the Lady Raiders in the game in scoring nine of Uniontown's 11 points in the first quarter. Greensburg CC held a 20-11 advantage after the first.
The Lady Centurions cooled off a tad in the second quarter, but had a 14-13 edge in scoring to take a 34-24 halftime lead.
The Lady Raiders cut the deficit to 34-28 early in the third quarter as Kierra Rose put in two of her six points and Aleah Kennedy added a bucket off a steal, but Skatell hit another three and added a jumper for a 39-28 advantage.
GCC outscored Uniontown, 11-10, the rest of the quarter for a 50-38 lead heading into the fourth.
The Lady Centurions held a 12-9 advantage in the fourth quarter.
"I see a lot of positives, but obviously there are things we need to work on," Kezmarsky said. "You can always get better, and I am happy with the adjustments. We have to get better on defense and get our offense going, but it's our first game. It will come, and the only way to go is up."