Alex Ventrone (No. 21) drives past Shannon Conley (No. 32) for a basket. She tossed in 11 points as Mt. Lebanon defeated Bethel Park, 49-35, and tightened the Section 4-AAAA race. Both teams now have one loss in the league. Megan Marecic drives past Alex Ventrone during Section 4-AAAA action. Saddled with foul trouble, Marecic scored 14 points, nine off three, fourth-quarter 3-pointers, but Bethel Park received little more offensive support as it dropped a 49-35 decision to Mt. Lebanon. Christine Ehland gets tangled up with Mariah Penascino. During Mt. Lebanon's 49-35 triumph over Bethel Park, Ehland tossed in 10 points. Mariah Penascino puts up two but that was not enough as Bethel Park succumbed to Mt. Lebanon, 49-35. The loss was BP's first in Section 4 and snapped a 15-game winning streak. The Lady Hawks had not lost since Dec. 8 against South Park, 51-42, in their tip-off tournament. Mt. Lebanon floor boss Dori Oldaker (front) and members of her coaching staff watch intently as the Blue Devils work their way to victory, 49-35, over Bethel Park. Oldaker, who has coached Lebo to three straight state titles from 2009-2011 and the 2012 WPIAL title, has the Blue Devils poised to make a deep playoff run as their triumph over BP put them into a near-tie for the Section 4 lead. Maddie Collins goes strong to the basket during Mt. Lebanon's 49-35 win over Bethel Park. She fired in seven points for the Lebo ladies, who connected on 9 of 12 free throws in the fourth frame and 20 of 25 for the game. Amanda Frosztega (No. 15) does her best to stop Samantha Simpson from scoring. Frosztega’s 3-point bucket gave Lebo a 32-17 lead as they cruised to victory, 49-35, over Bethel Park. Simpson finished with six points for the Lady Hawks. As Margie McCaffrey maneuvers her way to the basket, she is tripped up by Bethel Park defenders Mariah Penascino and Harper Zimmer. McCaffrey scored nine points, seven from free throws, to help Mt. Lebanon beat the Lady Hawks, 49-35. Elizabeth Neal keeps her eye on the basket despite being heavily defended during Bethel Park's 49-35 loss to Mt. Lebanon. The Lebo win reversed a previous 60-54 defeat to the Hawks back on Jan. 3. Both teams have one loss in Section 4 and have key clashes with Chartiers Valley coming up on the schedule. Lebo visits CV on Thursday, Jan. 31 while BP hosts the Lady Colts on Feb. 4.