Basketball

High school roundup for Jan. 22, 2022: South Fayette’s Webber grills Peters Township
January 22, 2022
Maddie Webber scored 34 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead South Fayette to a 60-54 girls basketball victory over Peters Township on Saturday in the Joey Fabus Memorial Classic at Bethel Park.

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Fox Chapel’s J.P. Dockey drives past Central Catholic’s Dante Depante during their Section 3-6A game on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, at Fox Chapel High School.
TribHSSN boys basketball rankings for Jan. 23, 2022
Class 6A

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Chartiers Valley’s Helene Cowan scores during a Section 1-5A game against Moon on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Chartiers Valley High School.
TribHSSN girls basketball rankings for Jan. 22, 2022
Class 6A

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Mt. Pleasant’s Hannah Geisinksi attempts a shotbut is blocked by Southmoreland’s Delaynie Morvosh (center) and Maddie Moore (right) on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at Southmoreland High School.
Southmoreland gets in tune, beats Mt. Pleasant in ‘backyard brawl’
The Southmoreland girls began the day by singing the national anthem together.

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Valley grad Tom Pipkins, the WPIAL’s career scoring leader with 2,838 points, will be inducted into the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Hall of Fame on Feb. 5.
George Guido: More Hall of Fame inductions in near future
On the heels of the WPIAL Hall of Fame rollout this past week that included local figures such Chuck Tursky, Jason Nolf and Micah Mason, several other halls of fame will recognize area people.

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Monessen’s Lorenzo Gardner was named Westmoreland High School Athlete of the Week on Jan. 22, 2022.
Westmoreland H.S. athletes of the week: Monessen’s Lorenzo Gardner and Southmoreland’s Gracie Spadaro
Lorenzo Gardner

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Chartiers Valley’s Aislin Malcolm scored 51 points over the first two games of 2022.
Pitt recruit Aislin Malcolm finds ways to stand out in star-studded Chartiers Valley lineup
They are the Fab Five of WPIAL girls basketball.

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Bethel Park’s Ben Guffey (13) competes during the 2021-22 season.
Depth, height help Bethel Park boys basketball to strong start
Bethel Park’s tall and talented boys basketball team made noise on the court early and often in the first half of the 2021-22 season.

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North Hills’ Devin Burgess heads upcourt after hitting a 3-pointer during the second half against North Allegheny on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at North Allegheny High School.
North Hills boys basketball staying focused despite impressive start
Buzz Gabos is cautiously optimistic.

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Franklin Regional’s Caden Smith puts the ball behind his back as he leads the fast break around Penn-Trafford’s Nick Crum in December during the Penn-Trafford Holiday Tournament.
Franklin Regional notebook: Basketball set for Shootout at Seton Hill
The Franklin Regional girls and boys basketball teams will take a break from their section schedules to play in the Shootout at Seton Hill set for Sunday at Seton Hill University in Greensburg.

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Springdale’s Ryan Reinsfelder is a member of the 2021-22 boys basketball team.
A-K Valley athletes of the week: Springdale’s Ryan Reinsfelder, Apollo-Ridge’s Sydney McCray
Ryan Reinsfelder

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Belle Vernon’s Viva Kreis tries to drive past Southmoreland’s Olivia Cernuto on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.
What to watch in WPIAL sports on Jan. 22, 2022: Section showdown in girls hoops
While Saturday will be busy with one-day high school events (see below), there is one big section matinee contest set in district girls hoops.

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Belle vernon’s Devin Whitlock gets to the basket as Mt. Pleasant’ Brayden Caletri defends on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022.
High school roundup for Jan. 21, 2022: Penn Hills handles Central Catholic
George Mitchell scored 18 points and made four 3-pointers to lead Class 5A No. 4 Penn Hills to a 55-43 victory over Class 6A No. 3 Central Catholic in a nonsection boys basketball matchup Friday night.

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North Hills’ Matt Seidl hit a key 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter against Pine-Richland on Friday night.
No. 1 North Hills rolls on with win over No. 4 Pine-Richland
January 21, 2022
With every win, the North Hills boys basketball team has seen the target grow on its back as an emerging favorite in Class 6A, but it hasn’t been a deterrent.

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North Catholic’s Andrew Maddalon is fouled by Burrell’s Macklin Bennis on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 at North Catholic High School.
Andrew Maddalon helps North Catholic beat Burrell, clinch playoff spot
North Catholic junior Andrew Maddalon picked a good time for a career-best scoring night.

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Quaker Valley’s Adou Thiero (3) and Jack Gardinier pressure Lincoln Park’s LA Pratt during their Section 2-4A game on Dec. 23, 2021, in Leetsdale.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 21, 2022: Heavyweight rematch in 4A basketball
What better way to begin the second half of section play in WPIAL boys basketball than with two of the top three teams in Class 4A clashing for a second time this season?

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North Catholic’s Alayna Rocco, shooting a 3-pointer against Mohawk last season, scored 16 points against Freedom on Thursday night.
High school roundup for Jan. 21, 2022: North Catholic tops Freedom in fight for 1st place
Dacia Lewandowski scored 18 points to lead No. 1 North Catholic to a 52-47 girls basketball victory over No. 4 Freedom in a battle for the top spot in Section 1-3A Thursday night.

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Matt Stebbins, pictured during the 2020 WPIAL Class 2A girls championship game at Petersen Events Center, has resigned as the head coach of the Laurel High School girls basketball team.
Laurel girls basketball coach resigns midseason, says ‘hand was forced’
January 20, 2022
The Laurel girls basketball team is trying to reach the WPIAL playoffs for the fifth year in a row, but the Spartans must do so without their head coach.

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Southmoreland’s Gracie Spadaro scores past Mt. Pleasant’s Tiffany Zelmore during a WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinal last season.
Gracie Spadaro joins mom in Southmoreland 1,000-point club
Like mother, like daughter.

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Hampton’s Biz Watson blocks a shot by Plum’s Megan Marston during their Section 2-5A opener on Dec. 16, 2021.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Jan. 20, 2022: 2nd half of girls hoops season begins
The second half of section play in WPIAL girls basketball begins with a busy Thursday around the district.

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