High school roundup for Jan. 10, 2019: Piccolino scores 30 in Keystone Oaks victory

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 10:36 PM


Gillian Piccolino peppered in 30 points on a cold winter night, sparking the Keystone Oaks girls basketball team to a 57-45 section win Thursday against visiting Hopewell.

Piccolino, a 5-foot-11 senior guard/forward, warmed up with 10 first-half points before exploding for 20 points after halftime, including 13 in the game’s final eight minutes.

Piccolino connected on 11 field goals, including two from 3-point range, and was 6 for 7 from the free-throw line.

She was complemented by senior guard/forward Isabella Bogdan’s 14 points.

For Hopewell, 5-10 junior forward Siara Conley netted a team-high 20 points, including 14 in the first half.

Sophomore guards Mallory Heranic (9) and Alexis Thompson (7) chipped in with 16 between them.

Keystone Oaks, which held a slight 23-21 halftime lead, improved to 4-2 in Section 2-4A and 9-5 overall.

Hopewell dropped to 1-4 and 4-7 with its fourth loss in a row.

Pine-Richland 48, North Hills 44 — Kendall Gessner had 19 points as Pine-Richland (3-10, 1-5) won a Section 1-6A game.

Bethel Park 42, Canon-McMillan 38 — Olivia Westphal had 14 points, including three 3-pointers, as No. 3 Bethel Park (10-1, 5-1) won a Section 2-6A game.

Peters Township 64, Mt. Lebanon 36 — MacKenzie Lehman had 21 points, and Isabella Mills added 19 as No. 2 Peters Township (10-0, 5-0) rolled to a Section 2-6A win. Jamey Napoleon scored 13 points to pace the Blue Devils (5-7, 4-2).

Upper St. Clair 37, Connellsville 32 (2OT) — Cassie Kartsonas had 15 points as Upper St. Clair (7-5, 4-2) won in double overtime in Section 2-6A. Kartsonas hit a 3-pointer with a minute left in regulation to send the game to overtime and then scored four points in the second overtime to seal the win.

Montour 49, Thomas Jefferson 46 — Courtney Thomas scored 22 points and had 14 rebounds to lead Montour (5-6, 1-5) to a Section 1-5A victory. Jenna Clark led Thomas Jefferson (8-4, 4-1) with 16 points.

South Fayette 64, West Allegheny 53 — In Section 1-5A, Clare Relihan had 22 points, and Maura Castelluci added 19 as South Fayette (9-4, 4-2) secured a victory. Grace Faulk had 21 points for the Indians (6-5, 1-5).

Albert Gallatin 61, Uniontown 46 — Bryn Bezjak had 23 points as Albert Gallatin (4-6, 1-5) won a Section 3-5A game. Mya Murray had 32 points for Uniontown (1-10, 1-5).

Blackhawk 68, Ambridge 38 — Mackenzie Amalia’s 23 points led the way for No. 2 Blackhawk (10-2, 5-0) in a Section 2-4A victory.

Seton LaSalle 50, Washington 46 — Chloe Lestitian had 18 points to lead Seton LaSalle (6-6, 5-1) to a Section 2-3A win over No. 1 Washington (10-3, 5-1).

Carley Allen had 26 points for the Little Prexies.

Shady Side Academy 62, East Allegheny 39 — Catherine Jewart had 19 points, and Arianna Goitz tallied 18 as No. 5 Shady Side Academy (10-1, 6-0) scored a Section 3-3A win.

Amaia Johnson added 21 for No. 4 East Allegheny (7-4, 3-3).

Brentwood 45, Ellis School 33 — Natalie Murrio and Rebecca Dirling each had 10 points as No. 4 Brentwood (9-3, 5-1) won in Section 2-2A.

Quigley Catholic 55, Vincentian Academy 49 — Taylor Kirschner had 32 points to guide Quigley Catholic (7-5, 4-1) to a Section 1-A win.

Baldwin 58, Hempfield 49 — Lexi Bernotas had 21 points as Baldwin (7-5, 2-4) won in Section 2-6A. Sarah Liberatore scored 18 points, and Kate McVay had 15 for Hempfield (5-5, 0-5), which was outscored 20-8 in the third quarter.

Woodland Hills 58, Latrobe 54 — Latrobe (7-3, 3-3) had its four-game winning streak snapped after a loss at Woodland Hills (6-6, 5-1) in Section 3-5A.

Franklin Regional 41, Hampton 28 — Courtney Giles had 12 points, and Jordan Yaniga added 10 as Franklin Regional (8-3, 4-1) earned a Section 2-5A victory. The Panthers started the game on a 15-5 run, and used a 13-3 run in the third quarter to pull away.

Indiana 49, Greensburg Salem 41 — Hannah Scardina had 20 points to lift Indiana (5-7, 3-3) to a win in Section 1-4A. Megan Kallock scored 25 points, and Nikki Mellinger had 13 for Greensburg Salem (6-6, 2-4), which trailed 30-24 at halftime and was outscored 8-2 in the third quarter.

Elizabeth Forward 66, Yough 9 — The Warriors improved to 7-5 overall and 5-1 in Section 3-4A with a win over visiting Yough (3-10, 0-6). The Cougars have lost four straight.

West Mifflin 41, Mt. Pleasant 36 — Lauren Yuhas had 15 points to guide West Mifflin (5-5, 4-2) to a Section 3-4A win. The Titans opened the game on a 13-2 run before Mt. Pleasant closed the deficit to 21-15 at halftime. Sydney Kanuch had 12 points for the Vikings (4-9, 2-4).

Deer Lakes 36, Derry 33 — Derry missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to allow Deer Lakes to walk away with a Section 3-3A victory. Victoria Keibler scored 12 points and Reese Hasley and Anna Solomon scored nine points each for Deer Lakes (9-2, 5-1). Derry drops to 5-7 overall and 3-3 in section play.

Monessen 47, Jefferson-Morgan 18 — Sydney Caterino scored 10 points as Monessen (2-10, 2-3) picked up a Section 2-A win.

Greensburg Central Catholic 76, St. Joseph 16 — Melina Maietta had 17 points to lead No. 2 Greensburg Central Catholic (11-1, 4-0) to a Section 3-A win. The Centurions opened the game on a 24-2 run.

Plum 39, Kiski Area 34 — Kennedie Montue scored a game-high 22 points, leading Plum to a Section 2-5A victory. It was the fourth win in a row for the Mustangs (6-6, 3-2).

Hannah Potter and Dara Zelonka both scored 15 points to lead Kiski Area (3-8, 0-5).

Leechburg 45, Propel Andrew Street 34 — Aubry Skeel’s team-high 18 points helped Leechburg grab its first Section 3-A win. Kat Yurjevich scored 12 points, and Maddie Ancosky added 10 points for Leechburg (4-8, 1-3). Keeley Brockington scored 21 points for Propel Andrew Street (3-8, 0-4).

Apollo-Ridge 73, Highlands 14 — Rylee Eaton put up a game-high 23 points, Morgan Gamble added 20 and Madison Marks chipped in with 12 as Apollo-Ridge (9-3, 3-3) rolled past Highlands (2-9, 0-7) in a Section 1-4A matchup.

Seneca Valley 50, Fox Chapel 41 — Gretchen Koken scored 16 points as Seneca Valley defeated No. 5 Fox Chapel in Section 1 6-A play. Jess Bickart and McKenna Gross scored 11 points each for Seneca Valley (9-3, 3-3). Claire Fenton and Ellie Schwartzman scored 13 points each for Fox Chapel (9-3, 4-2).

North Catholic 85, Burrell 19 — Top-ranked North Catholic (10-1, 6-0) rolled past Section 1-4A foe Burrell. Kaylen Sharrow scored a game-high 19 points to lead Burrell (3-8, 1-5). Dani Short and Kylee Lewandowski had 17 points apiece for North Catholic, which also got 16 points from Belle O’Hara and 11 from Tess Myers.

Serra Catholic 64, Riverview 34 — Nicole Pawlowski scored a game-high 16 points for No. 2 Serra Catholic in a Section 2-2A win over Riverview. Emma Nilson and Chloe Pordash scored 10 points each for Serra Catholic (9-2, 5-0). Sydney McDonough led Riverview (4-8, 2-3) with nine points.

Carlynton 74, Valley 31 — The Cougars (9-2, 4-2) outscored Valley, 28-10, in the third quarter to break the game open and roll to a Section 3-3A win. Jada Lee posted a triple-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for Carlynton, Angelicah Diallo added a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds and Kendall Kline scored 16 points. Auveonna Perkins led Valley (2-11, 0-6) with 12 points.

Boys basketball

Avonworth 55, Freedom 51 — Deon Thomas had 15 points to help Avonworth (9-3, 4-1) win in Section 2-3A.

Frazier 55, Yough 46 — Justin Novak had 16 points, and Luke Santo and Elijah Santoro each scored 15 to lead Frazier (4-8) to a nonsection win. Jarett Bach scored 20 points to lead Yough (4-7). The Cougars have lost four straight.

Mars 89, Kiski Area 62 — Khori Fusco scored 23 points as No. 1 Mars cruised past Kiski Area in Section 3-5A play. Brandon Caruso scored 18 points, and Andrew Recchia added 17 points for Mars (11-1, 6-0). Kyrell Hutcherson scored 12 points, and Nick Smith and Kyle Tipinski scored 10 points each for Kiski Area (3-10, 2-4).

Ligonier Valley 82, Marion Center 23 — Marrek Paola had 20 points and became Ligonier Valley’s all-time leading scorer as the Rams defeated Marion Center in a District 6 Heritage Conference game. Paola, a Seton Hill recruit, passed previous record-holder Adam Stinogle, a 2004 grad who had 1,515 points. Matthew Marinchak had 20 points, and Michael Marinchak added 10 for Ligonier Valley (12-1, 7-0).

Wrestling

Hempfield 74, Penn Hills 5 — Ty Linsenbigler (138 pounds) and Justin Cramer (195) had pins, and Brian Priest (106) won a major decision as No. 3 Hempfield (10-1, 5-0) rolled to a victory in Class AAA, Section 1B. The Spartans defeated Woodland Hills, 73-0, on Wednesday.

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