High school roundup for Feb. 8, 2019: Sewickley Academy boys beat No. 1 OLSH

By: HSSN Staff
Friday, February 8, 2019 | 11:54 PM


Just in time to give the WPIAL committee something to think about when they decide the postseason pairings next week, the Sewickley Academy boys basketball team capped off the Section 3-2A schedule with a 71-66 victory over No. 1 OLSH on Friday night.

Isiah Warfield had 30 points, and Max Belt added 13 for the No. 5-ranked Panthers (12-7, 9-3), who avenged a 77-69 loss to the Chargers from Jan. 15. Sewickley Academy has won three straight games.

Austin Wigley had 35 points for OLSH (18-2, 11-1), which had won its past nine games.

Thomas Jefferson 70, West Mifflin 68 — Isaac McNeil had 19 points to lead Thomas Jefferson (11-10, 6-8) to a Section 2-5A win that clinched a playoff berth for the Jaguars.

McKeesport 58, Gateway 50 — Thomas Wyatt had 16 points as playoff-bound McKeesport (11-9, 8-4) won in Section 1-5A.

Penn Hills 63, Woodland Hills 57 — Tyree Spencer had 24 points as No. 3 Penn Hills (18-3, 11-0) won a Section 1-5A game.

Chartiers Valley 50, West Allegheny 44 — Brayden Reynolds had 17 points, and Joe Pipilo added 15 as No. 4 Chartiers Valley (16-4, 11-3) won in Section 2-5A.

Moon 56, Montour 48 — Connor Ryan had 18 points to guide No. 2 Moon (21-1, 13-1) to a Section 2-5A win.

Mars 68, Hampton 49 — Michael Carmody had 22 points to pace No. 1 Mars (21-1, 14-0) in a Section 3-5A win. Andrew Recchia surpassed 1,000 career points in the win.

Blackhawk 56, Beaver 29 — Ryan Heckathron had 15 points as Blackhawk (9-12, 5-7) clinched a playoff berth in Section 2-4A.

Central Valley 53, Hopewell 48 — Justin Pyle-Thompson had 16 points as Central Valley (7-13, 4-8) won in Section 2-4A.

Aliquippa 58, Beaver Falls 50 — M.J. Devonshire had 19 points as No. 2 Aliquippa (14-7, 10-2) won a Section 1-3A matchup.

Lincoln Park 74, Neshannock 53 — Casey Oliver and Isiah Smith each had 15 points as No. 1 Lincoln Park (18-3, 11-1) won in Section 1-3A.

Fort Cherry 66, Carlynton 57 — Thomas Hamilton had 21 points, and Maddox Truschel added 18 as Fort Cherry (5-16, 2-10) won a Section 2-3A game. Chauncey Mickens scored 27 points for Carlynton (5-16, 1-11).

North Catholic 85, Avonworth 52 — Isaiah Jackson and Jackson Davida each had 16 points as No. 3 North Catholic (17-3, 11-1) won in Section 2-3A.

Seton LaSalle 71, Keystone Oaks 51 — Dylan Preston had 17 points, and Michael Bigley added 14 as No. 4 Seton LaSalle (16-3, 11-1) won in Section 2-3A.

Winchester Thurston 57, Summit Academy 43 — In Section 1-2A, Langston Moses had 15 points to lift No. 3 Winchester Thurston (15-5, 10-3) to its first section championship in program history.

South Side Beaver 50, Burgettstown 49 — Logan English had 18 points, and Jake McDougal added 17 as No. 4 South Side Beaver (16-6, 8-4) picked up a Section 3-2A win.

West Greene 67, Jefferson-Morgan 45 — Ben Jackson had 21 points and Nathan Brudnock added 20 as West Greene (7-12, 5-7) clinched the fourth playoff spot in Section 2-A. Jackson added 12 rebounds in the win.

Butler 77, Obama Academy 60 — Ethan Mortan had 19 points, and Devin Carney added 18 as No. 5 Butler (16-4) won a nonsection game. Dashon Cruz had 26 points, including four 3-pointers, for Obama Academy (8-9).

Peters Township 76, Connellsville 52 — Colin Cote had 30 points, including eight 3-pointers, as Peters Township (13-7) rolled to a nonsection win.

Pine-Richland 76, McDowell 64 — Dan Petcash had 23 points to carry Class 6A No. 3 Pine-Richland (19-2) to a nonsection win.

Franklin Regional 61, Kiski Area 29 — Aidan Wiley had a game-high 13 points for Franklin Regional (16-6, 11-3) in a Section 2-5A victory. Kiski Area (4-17, 3-11) was held to single-digit point totals in all four quarters.

Frazier 61, Southmoreland 58 (OT) — Justin Novak had 23 points to lead Frazier (6-14, 4-8) to an upset win in Section 4-3A. Cade Richter had 19 points for playoff-bound Southmoreland (12-9, 7-5).

Monessen 82, Mapletown 23 — In Section 2-A, Darnel Howell had 17 points, and Devin Whitlock added 15 as No. 5 Monessen (14-7, 12-0) earned a victory.

Mt. Pleasant 72, Geibel 58 — Jacob Johnson had 22 points, and Luke Brandner added 15 as Mt. Pleasant (5-16) won a nonsection matchup. Enzo Fetsko had 24 points for Geibel (11-11).

Baldwin 67, Norwin 50 — Troy Lanier had 16 points as Baldwin (8-14) won a nonsection game. Jayden Walker scored 12 points for Norwin (8-12).

Penn-Trafford 58, Hollidaysburg 51 — Kevin Stinelli had 22 points to lead Penn-Trafford (13-8) to a nonsection victory that served as a tune-up for the WPIAL playoffs.

Uniontown 72, Greensburg Salem 59 — Isaiah Melvin had 21 points as Class 4A No. 4 Uniontown (17-3) won a nonsection game. Ryan Thomas poured in 27 points for Greensburg Salem (8-13).

Apollo-Ridge 63, Propel Braddock Hills 46 — Apollo-Ridge boys basketball did its part on Friday night, but it did not get the help it need to make the postseason.

The Vikings scored a victory, but Springdale’s 55-48 win over Riverview eliminated them from playoff contention.

Apollo-Ridge (12-10, 8-6) and Springdale (12-8, 8-6) finished tied for fourth in the Section 1-2A standings, but the Dynamos have the tiebreaker after sweeping the season series.

Keighton Reese scored 26 points for Apollo-Ridge, which led 38-11 at halftime. Bobby Mangan added 10 points.

Jayvan Tarver led Propel Braddock Hills (3-17, 3-11) with 11 points.

Fox Chapel 61, Upper St. Clair 57 — Ryan Kerr led four Fox Chapel players in double figures with 15 points to help the Foxes score a nonsection victory over Class 6A No. 4 Upper St. Clair (19-3) at A.J Palumbo Center. Arnold Vento (14 points), Noah Marks (13) and Sam Brown (12) also were in double digits for the Foxes (15-6). Tanner Gensler led the Panthers with 20 points.

Valley 80, Burrell 70 — Nyjewel Carter scored 25 points in the Vikings’ Section 3-3A win. David Primus recorded 14 points, and Deonte Ross added 12 for Valley (8-10, 8-4). Logan Bitar scored 29 points, and Logan Phillips scored 15 for Burrell (5-14, 4-8).

Shady Side Academy 56, Deer Lakes 45 — Mike George scored a game-high 20 points in Shady Side Academy’s Section 3-3A win over No. 5 Deer Lakes. The Indians capped their regular season 9-11 overall and 7-5 in section play. Brad Perrotte scored 15 points, and Jared Colton added 10 for Deer Lakes (14-6, 10-2).

Shaler 69, Plum 56 — Lamar Whiting led Plum (5-16, 5-9) with 20 points in a Section 2-5A loss at Shaler (14-6, 9-4). Connor Moss added 10 points for the Mustangs. Mekhi Reynolds scored 20 points for Shaler, and Colton Schott added 18 points with four 3-pointers.

Girls basketball

Armstrong 39, Knoch 33 — The Knights dropped a nonsection contest but qualified for the playoffs with help from Freeport’s victory over Apollo-Ridge. Knoch (9-13, 7-7) and Apollo-Ridge (15-7, 7-7) tied for fourth in Section 1-4A after splitting the season series. Lauren Cihonski and Nevaeh Ewing scored 12 points apiece for Knoch. Jaylen Callipare led Armstrong with 14 points.

Norwin 46, Fox Chapel 36 — Olivia Gribble had 12 points to pace No. 2 Norwin to a Section 1-6A win.

Norwin (20-1, 13-1) and North Allegheny (19-1, 12-1) finished as co-section champions. Ellie Schwartzman had 10 points for the playoff-bound Foxes (14-7, 8-6), who finished fourth in Section 1.

North Allegheny 69, North Hills 28 – Rachel Martindale had 16 points, and Brynn Serbin scored 14 as No. 3 North Allegheny (19-1, 12-1) won in Section 1-6A.

Franklin Regional 60, Kiski Area 20 — Cali Konek scored 16 points as No. 5 Franklin Regional won in Section 2-5A play. Jordan Yaniga scored 15 points for Franklin Regional (16-5, 10-2). Dara Zelonka and Dejah Burnett scored eight points each for Kiski Area (4-16, 0-12).

Penns Manor 51, Blairsville 41 — Abby Tomayko scored 15 points to lead Penns Manor (20-1) to a victory over Blairsville (19-4) in the Heritage Conference championship game at IUP.

Lauren Bagley added 12 points, and Autumn Fennell chipped in 11 for top-seeded Penns Manor, which avenged a loss to Blairsville in the 2018 championship game.

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