High school roundup for Feb. 2: Seneca Valley rallies to upset No. 3 Pine-Richland

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Friday, February 2, 2018 | 11:36 PM


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No. 3-ranked Pine-Richland capped the first quarter with an 18-point lead over Seneca Valley in a Section 1-6A boys basketball game Friday night.

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).

Phil Jurkovec scored 17 points to lead third-place Pine-Richland (15-5, 7-3), which trails Central Catholic (11-7, 9-2) and Butler (17-2, 8-2) in the standings.

Canon-McMillan 51, Connellsville 36 — Jason Fowlkes scored 18 points to lead No. 1 Canon-McMillan (17-1, 9-1) to a Section 2-6A win.

Central Catholic 44, North Allegheny 31 — Luke Nedrow had 19 points for Central Catholic (11-7, 9-2) in a Section 1-6A victory.

North Hills 66, Shaler 57 — Garret Barto had 16 points as North Hills (4-14, 2-8) won in Section 1-6A. Kiki Agbale's 17 points paced the Titans (8-12, 2-9).

Mt. Lebanon 70, Baldwin 48 — Antonio Garofoli scored 14 points and Hayden Mitchell added 13 as No. 4 Mt. Lebanon (17-3, 9-1) won in Section 2-6A. Nick Fiumara had 20 points for Baldwin (8-10, 3-7).

Fox Chapel 61, Penn-Trafford 30 — Ben Kelly had 23 points as Fox Chapel (15-4, 9-3) earned a Section 3-6A win over Penn-Trafford (6-14, 3-9).

Latrobe 66, Plum 56 — Led by 28 points from Bryce Butler, Latrobe won a Section 3-6A matchup.

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.

Trinity 44, Thomas Jefferson 34 — Joey Koroly had 12 points and Jeff Ecker scored 11 for No. 3 Trinity (15-4, 8-2) in a Section 1-5A win.

Knoch 53, Chartiers Valley 47 — Julian Sanks had 18 points and Ben Lucas added 16 for Knoch (6-12, 1-10) in a Section 2-5A win. Joe Pipilo scored 14 for Chartiers Valley (7-11, 4-6).

Montour 92, West Allegheny 86 — Kavon Morman had 21 points and Ethan Embleton added 20 as Montour (7-11, 3-8) won in Section 2-5A. The Spartans held a 47-36 advantage in the second half.

Drew Baldwin had 23 points and Isaiah Crowe added 22 for West Allegheny (8-9, 6-4).

Franklin Regional 66, Armstrong 39 — Hunter Stonecheck had 19 points, and Mike Bartolacci added 14 as Franklin Regional (14-4, 8-1) won in Section 3-5A. The Panthers opened a 23-11 lead.

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.

Central Valley 54, Blackhawk 52 — Josh Cline had 28 points to guide Central Valley (12-6, 8-4) to a Section 2-4A victory.

New Castle 54, Ambridge 51 — Carrington Smith and Georgie Eggleston each had 16 points to guide No. 3 New Castle (14-4, 9-3) to a Section 2-4A victory.

Quaker Valley 78, Hopewell 46 — Ryan Stowers had 30 points and Danny Conlan added 20 as No. 1 Quaker Valley (17-0, 12-0) rolled to a Section 2-4A win.

South Fayette 64, Waynesburg 56 — Tim Locher's 15 points paced South Fayette (12-6, 9-3) in a Section 3-4A win.

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).

Belle Vernon 63, McGuffey 60 — Joey Sabolek scored 14 points, and Bryce Washington had 12 as Belle Vernon (15-4, 10-2) won in Section 3-4A.

South Park 64, Keystone Oaks 50 — In Section 3-4A, Damon Smith scored 21 points to lift South Park (10-7, 8-4) to victory.

Uniontown 79, Elizabeth Forward 49 — Reginald Grooms scored 17 points as Uniontown (12-7, 8-4) won a Section 3-4A game. Will Greijack had 23 points for the Warriors (7-12, 3-9).

Aliquippa 64, Ellwood City 58 — William Gipson scored 17 points for No. 4 Aliquippa (14-6, 7-2) in a Section 1-3A win. Anthony Roth and Broc Boariu each had 17 points for Ellwood City (13-7, 5-4).

Mohawk 59, New Brighton 56 (2OT) — Brayden Cameron had 18 points, including four 3-pointers, as Mohawk (5-13, 2-7) won a Section 1-3A game in double overtime.

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic 55, Carlynton 42 — John Fukon had 21 points as Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (9-9, 6-3) won in Section 2-3A.

Seton LaSalle 78, Freedom 41 — In Section 2-3A, Jakob Richardson netted 26 points as No. 2 Seton LaSalle (14-4, 9-0) earned a win.

East Allegheny 55, Apollo-Ridge 50 — Klay Fitzroy scored a game-high 26 points, but Apollo-Ridge (5-13, 1-7) fell to East Allegheny (9-9, 5-3) in Section 3-3A.

Charleroi 64, Brownsville 59 — Caleb Carson had 28 points and Joe Caruso added 20 as Charleroi (6-13, 2-8) won in Section 4-3A. Shandon Marshall scored 36 points for Brownsville (7-11, 3-7).

South Side 60, Southmoreland 43 — Trevor Roach had 19 points and Logan English added 17 as South Side (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.

Washington 55, Burgettstown 52 — Jordan Swart scored 20 points for No. 3 Washington (15-3, 11-0) in a Section 4-3A game. Max Shaw paced No. 5 Burgettstown (14-4, 8-2) with 12 points.

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.

Carmichaels 71, Bentworth 55 — Coach Don Williams earned his 500th career victory as Carmichaels (10-9, 2-8) won in Section 2-2A. Matt Barrish scored 22 points for the Mikes.

Jefferson-Morgan 68, Fort Cherry 63 — Jalen Torres scored 27 points, including four 3-pointers, as Jefferson-Morgan (9-11, 2-8) won in Section 2-2A.

Bishop Canevin 49, Sto-Rox 48 — Aidan Logan had 14 points, including a buzzer-beater that lifted Bishop Canevin (5-14, 4-8) to a Section 3-2A victory.

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.

Sewickley Academy 59, Northgate 13 — Dave Groetsch scored 16 points as No. 2 Sewickley Academy (15-3, 11-1) won a Section 3-2A game.

Union 83, Vincentian Academy 71 — Tre Charles had 32 points as No. 4 Union () upset No. 1 Vincentian Academy (12-5, 8-2) in a Section 1-A game.

Monessen 84, Geibel 23 — Cory Fleming had 23 points, including four 3-pointers, as No. 2 Monessen (11-7, 8-0) won a Section 2-A game. Lyndon Henderson added 18.

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.

Girls basketball

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.

Hampton 48, Freeport 47 — Laryn Edwards led Hampton (15-3) with 21 points en route to a nonsection win. Samantha Clark led Freeport (12-8) with 12 points.

Norwin 62, McDowell 30 — Olivia Gribble had 13 points, and Magen Polczynski added 10 as Norwin (10-8) won a nonsection game.

West Shamokin 52, Deer Lakes 24 — Anna Solomon led the Lancers (7-12) with nine points in a nonconference loss to West Shamokin (17-4).

Rifle

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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