High school roundup for Feb. 6: No. 1 Canon-McMillan, No. 2 Butler fall in section matchups

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 12:18 AM


Four players scored in double figures as Central Catholic claimed the Section 1-6A boys basketball championship with a 61-54 victory over No. 2-ranked Butler on Tuesday night.

Justin Tarrant had 17 points, Luke Nedrow scored 15, Maurice Shipman tallied 11 and Cole Mason had 10 for the Vikings (12-7, 10-2). Tarrant added seven rebounds, four steals and four assists.

Ethan Morton scored 23 for No. 2 Butler (17-3, 8-3), which was outrebounded 33-27.

Pine-Richland 75, North Hills 54 — Daniel Petcash had 23 points, and Phil Jurkovec had 14 points and 13 assists to guide Pine-Richland (16-5, 8-3) to a Section 1-6A win.

Seneca Valley 39, North Allegheny 32 — Chris Hart and Michael Beneski each had 12 points to guide Seneca Valley (13-7, 6-5) to a Section 1-6A win.

Baldwin 55, Canon-McMillan 52 — Nick Fiumara had 18 points to lift Baldwin (9-10, 4-7) to a Section 2-6A win over No. 1 Canon-McMillan (18-2, 9-2).

Jason Fowlkes had 17 points for the Big Macs.

Bethel Park 69, Connellsville 50 — Justin Meis had 13 points as Bethel Park (12-8, 7-4) won in Section 2-6A. The Black Hawks pulled ahead with a 28-5 run in the second quarter.

Mt. Lebanon 67, Peters Township 32 — Blaine Gartley, who made 10 3-pointers during the junior varsity game, had 25 points, including seven 3s in the varsity game, as No. 3 Mt. Lebanon (18-3, 10-1) won in Section 2-6A.

Fox Chapel 75, Latrobe 65 — Carson Cohen tied a career high with 31 points and Dom McGriff added 24 to lead Class 6A No. 5 Fox Chapel (16-4, 10-3) over host Latrobe (14-6, 9-4) in a Section 3 game, extending the Foxes' winning streak to eight. Ben Kelly scored 10 points for Fox Chapel, which seized control with a 30-9 advantage in the second quarter. Reed Fenton paced Latrobe with 23 points. Jason Armstrong scored 17 and Bryce Butler 11 for the Wildcats.

Hempfield 63, Penn-Trafford 54 — Justin Sliwoski had 17 points, including five 3-pointers, as Hempfield (6-15, 3-10) earned a Section 3-6A win. Hempfield led 38-27 at halftime. Kevin Stinelli had 22 points, including five 3-pointers, for Penn-Trafford (6-15, 3-10).

Norwin 65, Plum 57 — Josh Ratesic had 37 points, including seven 3-pointers, as Norwin (10-10, 5-8) won in Section 3-6A. Ratesic was 10 of 11 from the free-throw line. Jayden Walker added 12 points and Gianni Rizzo 11 for the Knights. Lamar Whiting had 20 points for Plum (6-14, 1-12).

Mars 69, Chartiers Valley 53 — Robby Carmody scored 33 points for No. 1 Mars (16-4, 10-1) in a Section 2-5A win that clinched a share of the section title.

Moon 52, West Allegheny 40 — Ryan Austin had 17 points to guide No. 4 Moon (17-4, 9-2) to a win in Section 2-5A.

Armstrong 52, Kiski Area 47 — Nick Smith scored 16 points, but Kiski fell to Armstrong (7-13, 3-9) in a Section 3-5A game. Jack Colecchi added 14 points for the Cavaliers (1-20, 0-10), and Austin Schwarz scored 10. Isaiah Price led Armstrong with 20 points.

Highlands 37, Gateway 30 — For the first time since 2011, Highlands is a section champion.

The Golden Rams (16-4, 9-1) finished the Section 3-5A slate as co-champions with Franklin Regional with a victory at Gateway.

Johnny Crise led the Golden Rams with 11 points and seven rebounds. John Paul Kromka had 10 for the Gators (10-10, 6-4).

Freeport 74, Derry 59 — Isiah Bauman led the way with 23 points as Freeport defeated Derry (7-10, 4-7) in a Section 1-4A contest. Ben Beale added 16 points for the Yellowjackets (14-5, 8-3).

Indiana 81, Mt. Pleasant 42 — Carlos Carter had 29 points and Tommy Arbuckle added 23 as No. 4 Indiana (16-3, 10-1) earned a Section 1-4A win. Dom Giallonardo had 16 points for Mt. Pleasant (3-18, 1-10), which fell behind 26-9 in the first quarter.

Central Valley 61, Ambridge 59 — Nico Cagliuso had 22 points to lift Central Valley (13-6, 9-4) to a Section 2-4A win.

New Castle 55, Beaver 29 — Marcus Hooker had 10 points as No. 2 New Castle (15-4, 10-3) won in Section 2-4A.

Quaker Valley 73, Blackhawk 53 — Coletrane Washington scored 24 points and moved into third in career scoring for No. 1-ranked Quaker Valley (19-0, 13-0) in a Section 2-4A win.

Belle Vernon 62, Uniontown 61 — Joey Sabolek had 12 points and Bryce Washington added 11 as Belle Vernon (16-4, 11-2) won in Section 3-4A. The Leopards started the second half on a 20-11 run. Trenton Uphold had 23 points for Uniontown (12-8, 8-5).

South Park 85, Waynesburg 68 — Damon Smith and Jacob Snodgross each had 17 points for South Park (12-7, 9-4) in a Section 3-4A win. Darton McIntire had 28 points for Waynesburg (4-16, 1-12).

Aliquippa 64, New Brighton 43 — William Gipson had 19 points and Jamison Ahmed added 17 for No. 4 Aliquippa (15-6, 8-2) in a Section 1-3A win.

Lincoln Park 69, Ellwood City 52 — Keeno Holmes had 18 points to pace No. 1 Lincoln Park (14-5, 10-0) to a Section 1-3A victory.

Burrell 45, Apollo-Ridge 44 (OT) — The Bucs (10-11, 7-3) secured the section title with Jake Okapol's 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds left in overtime in a Section 3-3A win. Donovan Russell had 15 for Burrell, Okapol 12 and Logan Bitar 11. Freshman Jake Fello led the Vikings (5-14, 1-8) with 15 points. Klay Fitzroy had 11, including a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left to give Apollo-Ridge a 44-42 lead.

Greensburg Central Catholic 60, Summit Academy 36 — Max Pisula scored 18 points and Ryan Bisignani added 12 as Greensburg Central Catholic (6-14, 5-6) won a Section 1-2A game. The Centurions finished the game on an 18-2 run.

Jeannette 60, Riverview 25 — Tre Cunningham had 14 points and Robert Kennedy added 10 as No. 3 Jeannette (15-3, 9-1) won a Section 1-2A game. The Jayhawks opened a 20-1 lead and held a 36-4 halftime advantage. Dorian Rodriguez had 11 points for Riverview (2-17, 0-10).

Serra Catholic 60, Springdale 25 — Looking to lock up a playoff berth, Springdale (10-8, 5-6) was held to single-digit point totals in three of the four quarters in a Section 1 loss to Class 2A No. 4 Serra Catholic (16-4, 9-2). Mike Zolnierczyk led the Dynamos with eight points. Springdale can clinch a playoff berth with a win against Riverview on Friday or a Greensburg Central Catholic loss to Jeannette.

California 54, Bentworth 51 — Dru Miller had 26 points to guide California (12-7, 6-5) to a Section 2-2A win.

Frazier 67, Carmichaels 49 — Justin Novak had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and JD Celaschi added 16 as Frazier (8-10, 6-5) won in Section 2-2A.

Sewickley Academy 73, Shenango 63 — Isiah Warfield had 26 points and Jett Roesing had 25 for No. 2 Sewickley Academy (16-4, 12-1) in a Section 3-2A win.

Cornell 60, Holy Family Academy 59 — In Section 1-A, Desmond Ross had 24 points, including five 3-pointers, as No. 5 Cornell (16-5, 8-3) earned a win. Isaiah Langston had 15 rebounds for Cornell.

Union 64, Rochester 45 — Tre Charles tallied 32 points for No. 4 Union (13-5, 9-2) in a Section 1-A win.

Eden Christian Academy 63, St. Joseph 49 — Andrew Sullivan scored 17 points, but St. Joseph dropped a Section 3-A contest to Eden Christian Academy (14-4, 8-2). Grand Bendis also scored 14 for St. Joseph (6-14, 2-9). Chase Haring led Eden Christian with 36.

Propel Andrew Street 72, Imani Christian 71 — Dareius Davis had 26 points and Tyreese Hicks added 18 for Propel Andrew Street (13-5, 8-2) in a Section 3-A win.

Leechburg 83, Propel Braddock Hills 35 — The Blue Devils (13-5) won for the sixth time in seven games in a nonsection matchup. Four players scored in double figures for Leechburg, led by Jake Blumer with 22 points to go along with 13 rebounds. John Miskinis added 11 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and Connor McDermott came off the bench to score 20. Christian Hack added 14. Matthew Diggs Jr. led Propel with 15 points.

Yough 81, Southmoreland 33 — Jarett Bach had 25 points and Gamal Marballie added 24 as Yough (3-17) won a nonsection game. Bach had six 3-pointers. Riley Comforti had 10 points for Southmoreland (4-17).

Cheswick Christian Academy 51, Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf 50 — Isaiah Malloy scored 20 points for Cheswick Christian Academy, which held off a late rally for a nonsection win. Will Dryburgh added 11 points for the Chargers (4-12).

Girls basketball

Penn Hills 39, Woodland Hills 26 — Tayonna Robertson had 17 points for Penn Hills (11-8, 4-5) in a Section 2-6A victory.

Thomas Jefferson 76, McKeesport 42 — Jenna Clark had 23 points as No. 3 Thomas Jefferson (18-3, 9-1) won in Section 2-5A.

Armstrong 42, Plum 27 — The playoff-bound River Hawks prevented the Mustangs from clinching a spot in the postseason in Section 4-5A. Plum (5-15, 3-8) now will play Franklin Regional, also 3-8 in the section, Thursday for the fourth and final playoff spot. Kennedie Montue led the Mustangs with 13 points, while Kenzie Lasher tallied 13 to lead Armstrong (14-6, 7-4).

Deer Lakes 55, Valley 17 — Emily Mischen scored 11 points for Deer Lakes (8-12, 5-6) in a Section 1-4A victory. Anna Solomon added nine points for the Lancers, who led 13-0 at the end of the first quarter. Madison Hill had seven points for Valley (2-18, 0-11).

Knoch 50, Apollo-Ridge 45 — Liz Penrose led Apollo-Ridge (10-10) with 14 points an nonsection loss. Megan Ost added 13 points for the Vikings. Casey Kretzer had 17 points for Knoch (11-10).

West Greene 69, Bentworth 28 — McKenna Lampe had 18 points and Kaitlyn Rizor added 17 as Class A No. 2 West Greene (19-1) won a nonsection game.

Winchester Thurston 57, Riverside 42 — Gia Thorpe had 28 points as Class A No. 1 Winchester Thurston (14-4) won a nonsection game.

Sydney Wolf had 21 points for Riverside (12-8).

Cheswick Christian Academy 51, Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf 50 — Isaiah Malloy scored 20 points for Cheswick Christian Academy, which held off a late rally for a nonsection win. Will Dryburgh added 11 points for the Chargers (4-12).

Hockey

Burrell 3, Connellsville 1 — Tyler Stewart, Dylan Zelonka and Cole Vazzana each scored in the third period to help Burrell (12-4) rally for a PIHL Division II victory. Stewart and Zelonka netted power play goals for the Bucs, which trailed 1-0 entering the third period, and goalie Andrew Burkett made 27 saves. Ryan Brown scored the lone goal for Connellsville (9-6).

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