High school roundup for Feb. 5, 2019: Montour takes down No. 4 Chartiers Valley

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 11:00 PM


The Class 5A playoff picture continues to gain contenders.

Just four days after upsetting unbeaten Moon, No. 4 Chartiers Valley was upended.

James Eubanks had 23 points to lift Montour to a 59-54 victory over the Colts on Tuesday night.

Jaden Nelson added 13 points and surpassed 1,000 for his career for the Spartans (14-7, 10-3).

Jared Goldstrom had 15 points for Chartiers Valley (15-4, 10-3).

Butler 86, Seneca Valley 81 — Ethan Morton scored 44 points to guide No. 5 Butler (15-4, 8-2) to a Section 1-6A win. Morton hit 16 of 18 free throws to seal the win.

Pine-Richland 79, Central Catholic 56 — Dan Petcash had 19 points to lift No. 2 Pine-Richland (18-2, 10-0) to a win in Section 1-6A. Jack Catanzarite had 23 points for Central Catholic (4-16, 2-8).

Bethel Park 66, Baldwin 55 — Alex Mullen had 24 points, and Ryan Meis added 15 as Bethel Park (12-9, 2-8) won in Section 2-6A.

Canon-McMillan 62, Peters Township 58 — Drew Engel had 19 points for Canon-McMillan (12-8, 6-4) in a Section 2-6A victory.

New Castle 69, Central Valley 50 — Demetris McKnight had 21 points as No. 2 New Castle (15-4, 9-2) won a Section 2-4A game. Michael Wells had 18 points, and Drew Cox added 17 in the win.

Quaker Valley 75, Blackhawk 61 — Danny Conlan and Ryan Stowers each scored 23 points to lead No. 1 Quaker Valley (17-2, 9-2) to a Section 2-4A victory. The Quakers opened the game with a 21-9 run.

Aliquippa 89, New Brighton 58 — M.J. Devonshire had 20 points as No. 2 Aliquippa (13-7, 9-2) captured a Section 1-3A victory.

North Catholic 86, Keystone Oaks 59 — Isaac DeGregorio had 38 points on 14 of 16 shooting, including four 3-pointers, as No. 3 North Catholic (15-3, 9-1) won in Section 2-3A.

Chartiers-Houston 78, Bentworth 51 — Anthony Tomassetti had 26 points as Chartiers-Houston (10-9, 5-5) won in Section 2-2A.

Serra Catholic 72, Brentwood 32 — Khalil Smith had 26 points and surpassed 1,000 for his career as No. 2 Serra Catholic (16-3, 11-0) won a Section 2-2A game. Jimmy Moon had 17 points and 18 rebounds for the Eagles.

Burgettstown 54, Shenango 52 — Dante Gianfrancesco had 14 points, including a buzzer-beating jumper to win a Section 3-2A game for the Blue Devils (9-11, 3-8).

OLSH 78, Mohawk 41 — Daren DiMichele had 30 points, including four 3-pointers, to vault No. 1 OLSH (18-1, 11-0) to a Section 3-2A victory.

Sewickley Academy 55, Laurel 39 — Led by Isiah Warfield’s 23 points, No. 5 Sewickley Academy (11-7, 8-3) won a Section 3-2A game. The Panthers opened on a 19-3 run.

Cornell 67, Quigley Catholic 28 — Kaden Divito’s 24 points guided No. 1 Cornell (18-3, 11-2) to a Section 1-A win.

Vincentian Academy 65, Eden Christian 50 — Angelo Reeves had 23 points as No. 2 Vincentian Academy (13-6, 11-2) won in Section 1-A.

Western Beaver 80, Rochester 48 — Noah Grah had 42 points, including 10 3-pointers, as Western Beaver (7-12, 4-8) won a Section 1-A game.

In a battle for the Section 3-A title, each of Greensburg Central Catholic’s boys basketball games carry importance. But Tuesday’s 54-49 win over Propel Andrew Street was a little extra special for the Centurions.

The victory marked the 200th in the career of coach Greg Bisignani.

Geoff Helm had 14 points and Max Pisula tallied 11 for the Centurions (13-6, 8-3), who have won six straight games and trail St. Joseph (15-5, 8-2) by half a game in Section 3.

Laurel Highlands 70, Greensburg Salem 53 — Keandre Cook had 20 points to guide Laurel Highlands (4-15, 2-9) to a Section 1-5A win. Ryan Thomas had 21 points, and Dante Parsons scored 17 for the Golden Lions (8-12, 3-9).

Highlands 57, Derry 46 — Johnny Crise scored 23 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had six blocked shots as No. 5 Highlands (14-5, 9-1) won in Section 1-4A. The win secures Highlands at least a share of the Section 1 championship. John Kerr scored 16 points and Justin Huss scored 10 points for Derry (12-7, 5-5).

Yough 64, Mt. Pleasant 44 — Gamal Marballie had 23 points and Jarett Bach added 20 as Yough (7-13, 1-8) won in Section 1-4A. Jacob Johnson had 18 points for Mt. Pleasant (4-16, 1-9).

Belle Vernon 72, Elizabeth Forward 64 — Mitch Pohlot had 21 points to lift Belle Vernon (7-14, 4-6) to a win in Section 3-4A.

Southmoreland 62, Brownsville 58 — Cade Richter had 19 points, and Ronnie Robinson scored 17 to lead Southmoreland (12-8, 7-4) to a Section 4-3A victory. The Scotties outscored Brownsville, 43-24 in the second half.

Jeannette 56, California 50 — Led by Jackson Pruitt’s 23 points, Jeannette (11-9, 7-3) won a key Section 2-2A contest. Marcus Barnes added 11 points for the Jayhawks.

Monessen 87, West Greene 47 — Taylon Lowe and Devin Whitlock each scored 19 points for No. 5 Monessen (13-7, 11-0) in a Section 2-A victory.

Latrobe 74, Kiski School 62 — Bryce Butler had 25 points to guide Class 6A No. 1 Latrobe (17-2) to a nonsection win. Asa Klimchock had 26 points for Kiski School.

Hempfield 69, North Hills 58 — Mikey Gaffney had 18 points, including four 3-pointers, as host Hempfield (10-11) won a nonsection game.

Springdale 43, Summit Academy 40 — Isaac Kern scored just three points for Springdale in a Section 1-2A game, but the points made a big difference. Kern drilled a 3-pointer as time expired to give Springdale a victory over the Knights (9-7, 8-4).

Springdale (10-8, 6-6) hosts Apollo-Ridge on Wednesday with the fourth and final WPIAL playoff spot from the section on the line.

Mike Zolnierczyk scored a game-best 18 points, and Demitri Fritch added 10 for the Dynamos.

Leechburg 54, Clairton 31 — The Blue Devils still are in the hunt for a Section 1-3A title as they rolled past the Bears. Jake Blumer led Leechburg (12-8, 8-3) with a game-high 16 points. Dylan Cook added 13 and Connor McDermott 12.

Fox Chapel 60, Connellsville 48 — Ryan Kerr tallied 29 points, and Arnold Veto added 19 as the Foxes (13-6, 8-2) closed out their Section 3-6A schedule with a win. Kade Musgrove led Connellsville (7-13, 3-13) with 24 points.

St. Joseph 69, Trinity Christian 44 — The Spartans led wire-to-wire and rolled past Trinity in a Section 3-A matchup. Andrew Sullivan led St. Joseph (15-5, 8-2) with 17 points, Matt Arvay chipped in 11, and Daniel Fábregas finished with 10.

Plum 71, Indiana 54 — The Mustangs took control with a 22-point second quarter, and Lamar Whiting finished with a game-high 18 points in a Section 3-5A victory. Chase Fink finished with 13 points, and Connor Moss added 10 for Plum (5-15, 5-8).

Winchester Thurston 48, Apollo-Ridge 40 — Dusan Krivokapic scored 23 points to lead Section 1-2A leader Winchester Thurston (14-5, 9-3) past Apollo-Ridge (11-9, 7-5). Keighton Reese scored 15 points, and Klay Fitzroy added 12 for Apollo-Ridge, which is one game ahead of Springdale for the fourth and final playoff spot from the section.

Sto-Rox 77, Riverview 62 — Jamil Williams and Audjore Nelson scored 20 points apiece as Sto-Rox (11-8, 8-4) won in Section 1-2A play. Thanny Black scored 16 points and Noah Black added 14 for the Raiders (7-12, 4-8).

Steel Valley 54, Burrell 40 — Camden Polak scored 15 points and surpassed 1,000 for his career as the Ironmen won in Section 3-3A. Kameron Williams added 13 points for Steel Valley (13-7, 9-3). Seth Fischbach scored 17 points, and Logan Bitar added 12 for Burrell (5-13, 4-7).

Girls basketball

Oakland Catholic 48, Penn Hills 43 — Sierra DeAngelo had 21 points, and Claire Pilewski had 12 rebounds to guide No. 2 Oakland Catholic (18-2, 12-1) to a Section 3-5A victory. Adia Brisker had 15 points for the No. 4-ranked Indians (13-6, 9-3).

Latrobe 71, Uniontown 27 — Rachel Ridilla’s 20 points paced Latrobe (12-6, 8-5) in a Section 3-5A win.

West Mifflin 59, Mt. Pleasant 50 — Omnie Murphy had 15 points as West Mifflin (8-9, 6-6) Won in Section 3-4A. Chloe Jaworski had 17 points for Mt. Pleasant (5-15, 3-10).

Monessen 28, Mapletown 25 — Qitarah Hardison had eight points to guide Monessen (6-14, 5-7) to a Section 2-A win.

Jeannette 50, Steel Valley 45 — Dymond Crawford had 32 points and surpassed 1,000 points for her career as Jeannette (4-16) won a nonsection game.

Gateway 42, McKeesport 36 — Mary Kromka had 17 points as Class 5A No. 3 Gateway (17-3) won a nonsection game.

Knoch 59, Burrell 40 — Nevaeh Ewing put up 18 points to help the Knights snap a four-game losing streak and stay in the Section 1-4A postseason race. Lauren Cihonski added 17 points, and Jaylee Lassinger chipped in with 10 for Knoch (9-11, 7-6). Kaylen Sharrow scored a game-high 23 points to lead Burrell (4-14, 2-11), and Hope Clark finished with 11.

Plum 45, Kiski Area 32 — Kelsi Zik hit a 3-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer to swing the game’s momentum as the playoff-bound Mustangs rallied from a halftime deficit to down Section 2-5A foe Kiski Area. Plum (10-10, 6-5) got 22 points from Kennedie Montue, and Zik added 11 for the Mustangs. Hannah Potter led Kiski Area (4-15, 0-11) with 16 points.

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