High school girls basketball roundup for Dec. 2, 2023: Payton Collins powers Mt. Lebanon past North Catholic

Saturday, December 2, 2023 | 11:28 PM

Payton Collins scored 19 points to lead Mt. Lebanon to a 53-24 girls basketball victory over North Catholic at the North Allegheny tip-off tournament Saturday. The Blue Devils (2-0) took control with a 12-4 run in the second quarter. Alayna Rocco scored 16 for North Catholic (1-1).

Apollo-Ridge 40, Leechburg 21 – Sophie Yard scored 18 points to lead Apollo-Ridge (2-0) over Leechburg (1-1) in the championship game of the Leechburg tournament.

Aquinas Academy 63, Riverview 34 – Violet Johnson scored 16 points and Emily Fisher and Elle Junker added 14 apiece to lead Aquinas Academy (2-0) in the championship game at the Aquinas Academy tournament. Lola Abraham led Riverview (1-1) with 10 points.

Armstrong 48, Kiski Area 32 – Emma Paul had 22 points to pace tournament host Armstrong (2-0) to victory in the championship game. Sarai Weaver added 17 points for the River Hawks. Abbie Johns scored 14 for Kiski Area (1-1) and Rikiya Garcia-Broaden netted 12.

Avonworth 42, Shaler 37 – Fiona Mahan and Greta O’Brien scored 13 points each to help Avonworth (1-0) slip past Shaler (0-1) at the Play 4 Mae Tip-Off Tournament at Woodland Hills. Hanna Dejidas and Bayleigh Perez had 10 points apiece for the Titans.

Baldwin 50, Thomas Jefferson 43 – Laci Bernotas scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers, as Baldwin (2-0) won at the AHN/Highmark tournament. Bria Ringloff scored 13 for Thomas Jefferson (1-1).

Beaver Falls 53, Eden Christian 43 – Taylor Pullen and Avina Norman had 18 and 17 points, respectively, for Beaver Falls (2-0) in its win over Eden Christian (1-1) at the South Side tournament. Ella D’Ippolito had 18 points for Eden Christian.

Bethel Park 54, McDowell 41 – Sadie Orie scored 21 points to lead Bethel Park (1-0) to victory over McDowell (0-1) at the Play 4 Mae Tip-Off Tournament at Woodland Hills. Julia Benlock added 14 points for Bethel Park while Amaiya Nelson scored a game-high 22 points for McDowell.

Blackhawk 40, Greensburg Salem 35 (OT) – Alena Fusetti scored 15 points and Andrea Kinger added 10 as Blackhawk (2-0) got past the hosts in overtime to win two games at the Greensburg Salem tournament. Ashlan Price scored nine points to lead the Golden Lions (1-1). In overtime, Piper Romigh hit a 3-pointer and Kinger made 3 of 4 free throws for Blackhawk.

Bishop Canevin 51, West Greene 34 – Julianna Umalin hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points and Isabella Sysak added 14 points to help Bishop Canevin (1-1) past West Greene (0-2) in the consolation game of the Fort Cherry tournament.

Butler 35, Knoch 27 – Amelia McMichael scored 15 points to lead Butler (1-1) over Knoch (0-2) in the consolation game of the Armstrong Tournament. Naturelle and Neah Ewing each scored eight for the Knights.

Canon-McMillan 43, Hampton 37 – Samantha Miller scored 19 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead Canon-McMillan (1-1) to a win at the Moon tournament. Lauren Borella added 11 points for the Big Macs and Nadia Davis scored 10. Meghan Murray finished with 16 points for Hampton (0-2).

Charleroi 36, Monessen 25 – Riley Jones and Bella Carroto each scored 10 points as Charleroi (2-0) won the championship game at the Major Corley Tip-Off Tournament at Monessen. Rayniya Lyons led the Greyhounds (1-1) with six points.

Chartiers Valley 61, West Allegheny 31 – Ava Shazer and Ella Cupka scored 13 points while Rachel Boehm added 12 points as Chartiers Valley (2-0) defeated West Allegheny (0-2) in the Keystone Oaks Tournament.

Derry 44, Brashear 33 – Haylee Myers scored 15 points as Derry (1-1) beat Brashear (0-2) in the consolation game of the Major Corley Tip-Off Tournament at Monessen. Ra’Niya scored a game-high 18 points for Brashear.

Elizabeth Forward 56, Keystone Oaks 41 – Alyssa Terza scored 22 points and Chloe Zombek added 11 as Elizabeth Forward (1-1) won at the Keystone Oaks tournament. Alayna Wagner scored 12 points and Bailey Rieg added 11 for KO (1-1).

Ellwood City 82, Winchester Thurston 49 In the consolation game of the St. Joseph Tournament, Claire Noble scored 29 points to lead Ellwood City (1-1) to victory against Winchester Thurston (0-2). Kayla Jones added 25 points while hitting four 3-pointers. Jasmine Hollins scored 21 points for Winchester Thurston.

Fort Cherry 58, Ellis School 28 – Raney Staub had 22 points and Olivia Kemp scored 18 to pace tournament host Fort Cherry (2-0) to a win in the championship game. Taelor Spencer led Ellis School (1-1) with 18 points.

Fox Chapel 67, Freeport 32 – Lyla Jablon and Skye Byrnes scored 13 points apiece as Fox Chapel (1-1) picked up a win at the Freeport tournament. Morgan Corney scored 11 points to lead the host Yellowjackets (0-2).

Geibel 57, Carmichaels 28 Emma Larkin hit six 3-pointers on the way to scoring 34 points as Geibel (1-1) beat Carmichaels (0-2) in the Jefferson-Morgan Tournament. Ava Henderson added 18 points in the win.

Greensburg Central Catholic 43, Altoona 40 – Erica Gribble scored 18 points, including three 3-pointers, as Greensburg Central Catholic (2-0) swept a pair of games at the North Allegheny tip-off tournament. The Centurions jumped out to a 22-13 lead at halftime. Lanie Wilt led Altoona (0-2) with 13 points.

Hempfield 68, Allderdice 37 – Sarah Podkul scored 21 points and Allison Cervola added 14 as Hempfield (2-0) defeated Allderdice (0-2) to win a pair of games at the Laurel Highlands tournament. Ashley Hosni and Mads Pevarnik each added 10 for the Spartans.

Indiana 69, North Star 20 – Addy Hutton led four Indiana (1-1) players in double figures with 14 points in a win over North Star (0-2) in the consolation game of the Forest Hills tournament. Bella Antonacci scored 13 and Laken Kugler and Emily Betsinger added 10 each.

Laurel 54, Slippery Rock 27 – At the Slippery Rock Tournament, Shyan Tindall scored 16 points and Maelee Hill added 14 points and 12 rebounds as Laurel (1-1) defeated the host team.

Laurel Highlands 50, Franklin Regional 38 – Aierra Jenkins scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead tournament host Laurel Highlands (2-0) to the win over Franklin Regional (0-2). Ayrianna Sumpter contributed 15 points and four rebounds for Laurel Highlands while Toryn Fulton paced Franklin Regional with 15 points.

Lincoln Park 60, Freedom 32 – Sarah Scott scored 16 points and Maddie Syka added 15 as Lincoln Park (2-0) won at the Midland Classic at Geneva College. J’La Kizart chipped in 12 for the Leopards. Shaye Bailey led Freedom (0-1) with 11 points.

Mars 51, Mercyhurst Prep 49 – Vita Vargo scored 13 points and Mya Moore added 11 as Mars (2-0) won the Slippery Rock tournament championship game.

McGuffey 63, Mapletown 22 – Taylor Schumacher scored 28 points and Lexi Ewig added 12 as McGuffey (2-0) won the championship game of the Avella tournament. Makenna Lotspeich scored seven for Mapletown (1-1).

Mohawk 54, Riverside 27 – Erynne Capalbo had a game-high 16 points in a victory for Mohawk (2-0) at the New Castle tournament. Gabriella Finch had eight points and seven rebounds for Riverside (1-1).

Montour 46, OLSH 43 – Claire Bannon scored 14 points to lead Montour (2-0) to a win in the championship game of the tournament hosted by the Spartans. Claudia Ierullo scored 18 for OLSH (1-1).

Mt. Pleasant 45, Ringgold 44 – Riley Gesinski scored 15 points and Mt. Pleasant (1-1) held off a late rally by Ringgold (0-2) to win at the Greensburg Salem tournament. Kamryn Webb led Ringgold with 17 points and Kailyn Webb and Jada Gernot scored 11 apiece.

Neshannock 34, Lakeview 32 – Jaidon Nogay scored 12 points and Neshannock (2-0) used two steals in the final minute to win at the Lakeview tournament. Payton Newman had a steal to set up Nogay for the tying basket and Kaitlyn Frease had a steal to set up Sophia Bonner for the winning shot with 10 seconds to go. Emma Marstellar led Lakeview (1-1) with 19 points.

North Allegheny 54, Penn Hills 44 — Caroline Henderson poured in 26 points to lead tournament host North Allegheny (2-0) to victory. Hannah Pugliese had 17 points for Penn Hills (0-2) and Egypt Coleman and Cara Crawford scored 12 each.

Northgate 27, Jeannette 24 – Cassidy Aith scored 12 points to lead Northgate (1-1) in the consolation game at the Aquinas Academy tournament. Adriana Allison led Jeannette (0-2) with 13 points. The Jayhawks, who started the game with five players on the roster, played the final 5:30 with three players after Allison and Venicia Vignoli fouled out.

Oakland Catholic 64, Berlin-Brothersvalley 31 – London Creach scored 18 points and Kaylee DeAngelo added 10 for Oakland Catholic (1-0) at the Play 4 Mae Tip-Off Tournament at Woodland Hills.

Peters Township 55, Pine-Richland 46 – Natalie Wetzel scored 18 points and Brianna Morreale added 17 as host Peters Township (2-0) won at the AHN/Highmark tournament. Madison Zavasky led all scorers with 25 for Pine-Richland (0-2).

Plum 63, Highlands 58 – At the Freeport Tournament, Megan Marston had 22 points to lead Plum (2-0) to the win over Highlands (1-1). Pascale Olczak and Tamia West added 16 and 14 points, respectively, for Plum. Kate Myers paced Highlands with 18 points while Kalleigh Nerone and Tarah Woody scored 11 points each.

Rochester 59, Quaker Valley 25 – Tia Yellock scored 16 points, Aleaya Mercier added 13, and Marque Taylor had 12 as Rochester (1-1) defeated Quaker Valley (0-2) in the consolation game of the Montour tournament.

Serra Catholic 56, Washington 17 – Rylee Allebach scored 12 points and Brianna Battles added 11 as Serra Catholic (2-0) defeated Washington (0-2) at the South Park tournament.

Seton LaSalle 51, Belle Vernon 35 – Mallory Daly scored 17 points and Addie Lonergan added 14 points as Seton LaSalle (1-0) beat Belle Vernon (1-1) in the Play 4 Mae Tip-Off Tournament at Woodland Hills. Kenzi Seliga led Belle Vernon with 15 points.

Sewickley Academy 42, Carlynton 11 – Libby Eannarino scored 21 points and Emma Eannarino added 11 to lead Sewickley Academy (2-0) in the Carlynton tournament championship game. Cydney McClendon scored all 11 points for the host Cougars (1-1).

South Allegheny 32, Cheswick Christian 10 – Emily Beaumont and Morgan Mosqueda each scored eight points as South Allegheny (2-0) won the Neighborhood Academy championship game. Allie Szramowski and Abby Louis each scored four for Cheswick Christian (1-1).

South Park 61, Ambridge 24 – Ella Crawford netted 17 points and Hayley Bennett scored 10 in a win for tournament host South Park (2-0). Azure Humphries scored 10 for Ambridge (0-2).

St. Joseph 61, North Hills 58 – Julie Spinelli scored 21 points and sank four 3-pointers to lead tournament host St. Joseph (2-0) to victory in the championship game. Gia Richter added 18 points for the Spartans. Olivia Waters had a game-high 25 points for North Hills (1-1).

Uniontown 46, Bentworth 19 – Akira Dade scored 12 points to lead Uniontown (1-1) in the consolation game at the Brownsville tournament. Amber Sallee had 10 for Bentworth (0-2).

Upper St. Clair 60, Union, 24 – Rylee Kalocay scored 25 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead Upper St. Clair (1-1) over Union (0-2) in the North Allegheny Tournament.

Waynesburg 50, Ligonier Valley 29 – At the Jefferson-Morgan Tournament, Kaley Rohanna had 18 points as Waynesburg (2-0) defeated Ligonier Valley (1-1). Marlee Miller led Ligonier Valley with 13 points.

Yough 33, Deer Lakes 20 – Hailey Bock scored 11 points and Yough (2-0) didn’t allow more than six points in any quarter in winning the championship game of the tournament hosted by the Lancers (1-1). Carly Fitzgibbons and Autumn Matthews each scored eight for the Cougars.

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