High school roundup for Feb. 2: Seneca Valley rallies to upset No. 3 Pine-Richland
Friday, February 2, 2018 | 11:36 PM
The Raiders, however, didn't give up.
Sparked by a 17-point effort from David Ritchie, Seneca Valley rallied for a 62-61 victory over the rival Rams to further clog up the top of the Section 1 standings.
Marcus Might added 12 points for the fourth-place Raiders (12-7, 5-5).
Reed Fenton scored 16 points, and Marcus Dudzenski had 11 for the Wildcats (14-5, 9-3), who have won four consecutive section games.
Lamar Whiting had 15 points for Plum (6-13, 1-11).
Penn Hills 75, Hempfield 42 — No. 5 Penn Hills (18-2, 10-2) opened a 24-7 lead and rolled to a Section 3-6A win. Daivon Stephens had 16 points to lead the Indians. Braden Brose had 11 points, and Marcus McCarthy added 10 for Hempfield (5-14, 2-10).
Woodland Hills 60, Norwin 47 — Trey Josey had 17 points to guide Woodland Hills (16-3, 10-2) to a Section 3-6A win. Josh Ratesic had 19 points for Norwin (9-10, 4-8), which has lost four in a row. The Wolverines opened the second half on an 11-5 run.
Drew Baldwin had 23 points and Isaiah Crowe added 22 for West Allegheny (8-9, 6-4).
Freeport 84, Mt. Pleasant 52 — Isiah Bauman led four Freeport players in double figures with 21 points in a Section 1-4A win that clinched a playoff berth for the Yellowjackets. Damon Shiring and Aiden Skradski had 15 points apiece for the Yellowjackets (13-5, 7-3), and Jalen Brown scored 12. Jake Johnson scored 21 for Mt. Pleasant (3-17, 1-9).
Valley 47, Derry 45 — Dru Stokes scored 18 points, including a go-ahead 3-point shot with 41 seconds left, and Valley (11-3, 8-2) held on for a Section 1-4A victory at Derry (7-9, 4-6). Roman Flenory added 10 points for the Vikings. Aiden Bushey's 15 points paced Derry, which was eliminated from WPIAL playoff contention.
Waynesburg's Darton McIntire had 32 points, including five 3-pointers, and set the school record with 1,486 career points. He surpassed 2003 grad PJ Schumacher (1,466).
South Side Beaver 60, Southmoreland 43 — Trevor Roach had 19 points and Logan English added 17 as South Side Beaver (8-10, 7-3) won a Section 4-3A game. Cade Richter had 13 points for Southmoreland (4-16, 3-8), which was outscored 31-20 in the second half.
Summit Academy 62, Riverview 58 — Noah Black scored a game-high 21 points, but Riverview (2-16, 0-9) dropped a Section 1-2A game against Summit Academy (3-12, 3-8). Dorian Rodriguez had 13 points for the Raiders, and De'Marea Hairston scored 11.
Jeannette 50, Serra Catholic 46 — Robert Kennedy scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half and set up Jackson Pruitt for two key baskets in the fourth quarter as Jeannette grabbed the top spot in Section 2-2A with a victory.
Tre Cunningham led Jeannette (14-2, 8-1) with 20 points. Pruitt had consecutive baskets, the second with 3:07 left to give the Jayhawks the lead for good, 44-43. Kennedy's basketball made it 47-44.
Jimmy Moon led Serra (15-3, 8-2) with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Malik Edmundson had 12 points.
Jeannette played its third consecutive game without 6-foot-5 junior Anthony Johnson, who sat out with an ankle injury.
OLSH 76, Neshannock 53 — Daren DiMichele had 22 points and Austin Wigley added 18 as No. 1 OLSH (18-1, 12-0) won in Section 3-2A.
Eden Christian Academy 58, Imani Christian 55 — In Section 3-A, Chase Haring had 26 points to lift Eden Christian (13-3, 7-2) past No. 5 Imani Christian (11-8, 8-1). Raymond Jackson and DeSean Hubbard each had 23 points for the Saints.
St. Joseph 65, Trinity Christian 60 — Andrew Sullivan had a game-high 26 points, and Dom Fellowes came off the bench to score 20 and help St. Joseph (6-13, 2-7) earn a Section 3-A win. Grant Bendis added 14 points for the Spartans.
Fox Chapel 49, Penn-Trafford 43 — Led by Claudia Guerrieri's 12 points, Fox Chapel (6-12, 1-8) earned its first Section 2-6A win. Stephanie O'Donnell had 13 points, and Bella Long added 10 for the Warriors (7-12, 3-6), who were outscored 22-12 in the fourth quarter.
Hempfield 50, Penn Hills 45 — Allison Podkul had 31 points as Hempfield (9-9, 5-3) won in Section 2-6A.
West Allegheny 58, South Fayette 55 — Grace Faulk had 18 points as West Allegheny (15-5, 8-1) won a key Section 1-5A contest to clinch the program's first section title. Sam Kosmacki had 12 points and surpassed 1,000 for her career for South Fayette (12-5, 7-2).
Monessen 35, Mapletown 34 — Sydney Caterino had 15 points as Monessen (3-16, 2-7) won a Section 2-A game.
Norwin 62, McDowell 30 — Olivia Gribble had 13 points, and Magen Polczynski added 10 as Norwin (10-8) won a nonsection game.
The field is set for the WPIAL rifle championship, set for Tuesday at Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsman Club in Canonsburg.
Section champions Waynesburg (Section 1), Woodland Hills (2), Butler (3) and Hempfield (3) advanced, along with McGuffey, Mt. Lebanon and Trinity.
Trinity clinched the final spot after winning a wild-card match against Penn-Trafford and West Greene on Friday with a score of 800-56x.
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