2013 WPIAL Basketball Championship Saturday Blog

Saturday, March 2, 2013 | 11:19 AM

Keep up to date with the action from the A.J. Palumbo Center at Duquesne University all day long with five more WPIAL basketball championships from morning to late night.

Boys Class AAAA: Hampton Talbots vs. New Castle Red Hurricane

10:33pm: New Castle scoring: Shawn Anderson – 16, Antonio Rudolph – 15, Anthony Richards – 12, Malik Hooker – 11, Brandon Dominick – 7, Drew Allen – 4, Jesse Salzano – 3

10:29pm: Hampton scoring: Ryan Luther – 17, Richard Ford – 9, David Huber – 8, Jon Floss – 4, Jack Obringer – 3, Hayden Seserko – 3, Joey Lafko – 3, Tom Radziminski – 2, Jake Adams – 2

10:21pm: Final: New Castle 68 – Hampton 53

10:17pm: Hampton senior Richard Ford in off the bench late in the 4th to score 9 quick points

10:13pm: New Castle starters given a nice round of applause as subs come in

10:08pm: Hampton has no answer for New Castle's offense, down 59-36 with 4:07 to go

9:57pm: End of 3: New Castle 52 Hampton 32.  Red Hurricane 10 3s on the night

9:53pm: Ryan Luther gets his first points of the 2nd half with 2:46 to go in the third

9:50pm: Hampton with 5 team fouls already, still 3:55 to go in the 3rd

9:48pm: Ryan Luther comes up with a big blocked shot, but Hampton turns it right back over

9:33pm: New Castle first half scoring leaders: Shawn Anderson – 12, Anthony Richards – 12

9:32pm: Hampton first half scoring leader: Ryan Luther with 10

9:30pm: At the half: New Castle 36 – Hampton 22

9:22pm: Timeout with 4:10 to go in 2nd.  New Castle 28 – Hampton 20

9:15pm: Ryan Luther monster dunk for Hampton

9:13pm: New Castle slows things down to end the first quarter, leading Hampton 15-10

9:05pm: New Castle on the board first thanks to a Brandon Dominick 3

9:03pm: New Castle timeout, still scoreless 2 minutes in


Girls Class AAAA: Chartiers Valley Colts vs. Bethel Park Black Hawks

8:25pm: Bethel Park scoring: Penascino – 15, Zimmer – 11, Simpson – 8, Marecic – 7, Kochka-Puskar – 7

8:24pm: Char Valley scoring: Devinney – 9, McGeough – 6, Wells – 6, O'Keefe – 5, Coyne – 5, Golden – 3

8:21pm: Final: Bethel Park 48 – Char Valley 34

8:13pm: Black Hawks starting to pull away, up 41-30 with 1:12 to go

8:05pm: CV's Devinney hits her 3rd 3 of the game, Colts still trailing 36-29

8:01pm: Penascino having a big 2nd half for the Black Hawks, all 7 points coming after the break

7:56pm: Bethel Park's Harper Zimmer hits a 3 to extend Bethel Park's lead to 28-19

7:53pm: CV's Jenna Devinney hits her 2nd 3 of the game to open up scoring in 4th quarter

7:52pm: Defense continues to dominate.  End of 3, Bethel Park leads 25-16

7:37pm: Char Valley – 10 first half turnovers

7:34pm: First half scoring… Bethel Park: Zimmer – 8, Marecic – 4, Simpson – 4, Kochka-Puskar – 2.  Char Valley: McGeough – 4, Devinney – 3, O'Keefe – 2, Wells – 1, Coyne – 1

7:27pm: At the half: Bethel Park 18 – Chartiers Valley 11

7:23pm: Defensive battle here.  Bethel Park 16 – Char Valley 9, 2 min to go in 2nd

7:15pm: End of 1: Bethel Park 12 – Chartiers Valley 6

7:09pm:  Char Valley calls a timeout to regroup with 1:44 to go in the 1st quarter, trailing Bethel Park 12-5

6:58pm: Minutes from tipoff in the girls Class AAAA championship.  Starting lineups being announced

We'll be back at 7:00 for the girls Class AAAA title game!

Girls Class AA: Elizabeth Forward Warriors vs. South Park Eagles

4:22pm: South Park scoring leaders: Halie Torris – 13, Ali McGrath – 13, Breanna Raymond – 11

4:22pm: EF scoring leaders: Macy Pekala – 8, Olivia Barkley – 8

4:18pm: South Park takes home WPIAL gold, 50-33 over Elizabeth Forward

3:55pm: At the end of 3: South Park 39 – Elizabeth Forward 20

3:46pm: EF has scored all 5 3rd quarter points, trailing 30-16 at the midway point

3:43pm: No second half scoring yet, 2 min into 3rd quarter

3:31pm: At the half: South Park 30 – Elizabeth Forward 11

3:24pm: South Park has 4 3s from 4 different players

3:22pm: EF's Ali Pastore on the board to stop another South Park run, trailing 21-11 midway thru 2nd

3:14pm: EF's Olivia Barkley get FG to end 11-0 South Park run, trailing South Park 15-7 end of 1

3:10pm: All 5 starters on the scoreboard for South Park, 2 min to go in first quarter

3:05pm: Teams exchange 3s from EF's Dana Buck and South Park's Hallie Torres, Eagles lead 7-5

3:01pm: EF's Natalie Fekula opens up scoring with a FG

2:49pm: Class AAA girls about to get underway.  Elizabeth Forward – South Park

Boys Class AA: Burrell Buccaneers vs. Beaver Falls Tigers:

2:33pm: Beaver Falls scoring: Drew Cook – 20, Elijah Cottrill – 14, Dan Stratton – 13, Zachary Miller – 5, Cadee Akins – 5, Micoy Mason – 4

2:24pm: Burrell scoring: Cole Bush – 14, Peter Spagnolo – 14, Matt Hess – 2, Jacob Prefling – 2, Alex White – 1

2:20pm: Beaver Falls takes home 2nd straight WPIAL Class AA title, 61-33.  Coach Doug Biega gets 300th win

2:14pm: Beaver Falls chewing clock

2:10pm: Spagnolo on fire from 3, hits his third of the quarter to cut the BF lead to 55-31

2:04 pm: Burrell gets first tre of the game, thanks to Peter Spagnolo, in 4th qtr

1:59pm: End of 3: Beaver Falls 43 – Burrell 15

1:50pm: Beaver Falls Cadee Akins at 5'7" blocks shot of Burrell's 6'3" Matt Hess

1:42pm: Cole Bush gets Burrell on the board first in the 3rd quarter with a nice reverse

1:35pm: Beaver Falls first half scoring: Drew Cook – 13, Elijah Cottrill – 11, Dan Stratton – 5, Micoy Mason – 2, Cadee Akins – 2

1:34pm: Burrell first half scoring: Cole Bush – 4, Matt Hess – 2, Peter Spagnolo – 2

1:31pm: At the half, Beaver Falls 32 Burrell 8

1:15pm: Beaver Falls speed too much for Burrell, Tigers leading 15-2 end of first quarter

1:15pm: Cole Bush FG puts BUrrell on the scoreboard with 1:00 to go in the first

1:11pm: Cottrill steal and a big dunk to put Beaver Falls ahead 15-0

1:09pm: Beaver Falls defense swarming, Burrell still scoreless 5 1/2 minutes in

12:59pm Burrell – Beaver Falls starting lineups announced, about to get underway

12:31pm Beaver Falls first on the floor for warmups.  Boys Class AA championship right around the corner

Girls Class A: Vicentian Academy Royals 53 – Serra Cathoic Eagles 46:


12:25pm Vincentian: Wise 18 pts, 21 rebounds, Elliott 13 points, Maia Joiner 12 points

12:25pm Serra: K. Sieg 13 pts, M. Sieg 12 pts

12:20pm Vincentian takes home first gold of the day, 53-46 over Serra

12:18pm Royals breath a sigh of relief, Wise back into the game with 18 sec to go

12:12pm Katie Sieg hits a jumper to pull Serra within 7, 48-41 with a minute remaining

12:10pm Wise goes down hard, favoring left ankle, being tended to by trainers on Vincentian bench

12:08pm Vincentian up 47-37, 2:50 away from WPIAL gold

12:04pm Teams exchange 3s, but Vincentian still maintaining a 10 point lead, 43-33, less than 5 min to go

11:58am  Vincentian takes first double digit lead of the game, 38-28 with 6:38 to go in the 4th quarter

11:56am: End of 3 Vincentian 36 Serra 28

11:54am: Vincentian getting scrappy on defense.  Forced back-to-back turnovers.  Royals on 10-0 run, leading 36-20.  Brenna Wise with 16 pts, 18 rebs.

11:48am: Serra opens second half on 7-2 run.  Brenna Wise hits a baseline jumper for her 12th point to tie it up at 28.

11:28am Vincentian hanging onto a 3 point lead, 24-21.  Sieg sisters 6 points a piece for Serra, Nicole Pero 4 blocks.  Kiersten Elliott leading the way for Vincentian with 9 points.  Brenna wise 13 first half rebounds.

11:15am Vincentian leads at the end of 1, 13-9.  Brenna Wise big first quarter with 6 points, 6 rebounds, 6 blocks.

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