High school roundup for Jan. 29: No. 3 Thomas Jefferson girls rally past Oakland Catholic

By:
Monday, January 29, 2018 | 11:12 PM


Thomas Jefferson's No. 3-ranked girls basketball team was shut out in the second quarter of Monday's key Section 2-5A showdown with No. 4 Oakland Catholic.

The second half was a different story. The Jaguars rallied from a 17-point halftime deficit to win 45-42.

They opened the third quarter with a 26-14 run. Marina Petruzzi had 19 points and Jenna Clark scored 15 for Thomas Jefferson (15-3, 7-1).

Jayde Boyd had 11 points and Cierra Christian scored 10 for Oakland Catholic (11-6, 6-2).

North Allegheny 35, Seneca Valley 24 — Rachel Martindale had 10 points for No. 1 North Allegheny (17-0, 8-0) as the Tigers won in Section 1-6A.

North Hills 44, Shaler 42 — Claire Babicz scored with 10 second left to guide North Hills (5-12, 1-7) to a win in Section 1-6A. Sydney Ryan had 17 points and Abigail McElhaney added 15 on five 3-pointers for the Indians.

Canon-McMillan 66, Baldwin 58 — Tamara Mathis scored 25 points as Canon-McMillan (10-7, 2-6) won in Section 3-6A. Abbey Larkin scored 28 for Baldwin (3-13, 0-8).

Peters Township 49, Upper St. Clair 38 — Makenna Marisa scored 21 points to lead No. 2 Peters Township (15-2, 7-1) to a win in Section 3-6A.

Gateway 47, Woodland Hills 29 — Lexi Jackson's 14 points led Gateway (15-3, 6-2) in a Section 2-5A win.

Trinity 71, Laurel Highlands 32 — Alayna Cappelli had 19 points and Riley DeRubbo added 17 as No. 1 Trinity (16-3, 10-0) won in Section 3-5A. Laurel Highlands (2-17, 1-8) was outscored 38-7 in the second half.

Hampton 52, Franklin Regional 38 — Ali Collins scored 22 points and Laryn Edwards added 21 as No. 2 Hampton (14-3, 10-0) won a Section 4-5A game.

Jordan Yaniga had 14 points to lead Franklin Regional (8-10, 3-6).

Mars 66, Indiana 34 — Lauren Wasylson had 21 points and Tai Johnson added 17 as Mars (14-4, 8-1) won a Section 4-5A game.

Freeport 44, Knoch 38 — Jenna Manke scored a game-high 20 points, and Freeport tightened its grip on second place in Section 1-4A with a victory.

Sidney Shemanski added 10 points for the Yellowjackets (10-6, 7-2), who outscored Knoch, 13-5, in the first quarter on the way to completing a season sweep over the rival Knights.

Emily Fraser and Gabby Fennell both led Knoch (8-9, 6-2) with 12 points each.

Beaver 45, Ambridge 37 — Bella Posset had 28 points to lift Beaver (13-5, 7-2) to a win in Section 2-4A.

Belle Vernon 60, Derry 37 — Kelsey Green had 13 points, 15 rebounds, five steals and five assists as Belle Vernon won a Section 3-4A game. It was the seventh straight victory for Belle Vernon.

Rachel Wobrak added 13 points for the Leopards (15-4, 10-1), who stayed in second place in Section 3 behind Keystone Oaks (15-3, 11-0).

Kamryn Kelly had 14 points to lead Derry (1-16, 1-10), which has lost four straight.

Charleroi 68, Waynesburg 26 — Sierra Short had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Kaitlyn Riley added 20 points for No. 5 Charleroi (16-2, 9-1) in a Section 2-3A win.

Apollo-Ridge 40, Avonworth 35 — Apollo-Ridge (10-7, 6-4) won a crucial Section 3-3A game to take over sole possession of second place.

Megan Ost led Apollo-Ridge with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Lily Tedesco led Avonworth (12-7, 5-4) with 11 points.

Bishop Canevin 70, Steel Valley 23 — Bri Allen had 22 points to guide No. 1 Bishop Canevin (14-3, 10-0) to a Section 3-3A win.

Seton LaSalle 62, Carlynton 48 — Layni Ziegler scored 22 points to guide Seton LaSalle (8-11, 5-5) to a win in Section 3-3A.

Keystone Oaks 66, Yough 14 — Gillian Piccolino had 27 points as Keystone Oaks (15-3, 11-0) topped Yough (0-18, 0-11) in Section 3-4A.

South Park 42, Mt. Pleasant 23 — Cassidy Zandier had 10 points as South Park (10-8, 7-4) defeated Mt. Pleasant (5-12, 3-8) in a Section 3-4A game. The Eagles opened the second half on a 15-1 run.

Chartiers-Houston 58, Aliquippa 26 — Alexa Wililamson had 43 points and 16 rebounds to lead No. 3 Chartiers-Houston (13-5, 10-1) to a Section 1-2A triumph.

OLSH 55, Washington 44 — Kennede Mickle had 25 points to guide No. 2 OLSH (16-2, 10-1) to a Section 1-2A win. Carley Allen had 24 points for Washington (10-6, 7-4).

Ellis School 58, Springdale 25 — Anna Harmon led Springdale (1-15, 0-11) with 14 points as the Dynamos fell to Section 2-2A rival Ellis School (3-15, 2-9).

Riverview 46, Sto-Rox 37 — Sydney McDonough scored 20 points as Riverview held off Sto-Rox in Section 2-2A play. Francesca Lio chipped in 10 points for Riverview (9-8, 5-6). Lexi Frazze scored 22 points for Sto-Rox (9-8, 3-8).

Frazier 61, Greensburg C.C. 52 — Brooke Poling had 21 points to lead Frazier (10-7, 7-4) to a Section 3-2A win. Melina Maietta had 24 points and Anna Eisaman scored 12 for Greensburg Central Catholic (8-7, 7-3), which had a six-game winning streak snapped.

Serra Catholic 72, Jeannette 42 — Rayna Andrews scored 17 points as Serra Catholic (12-5, 9-2) secured a Section 3-2A win. The Eagles used a 25-13 second-quarter run to pull ahead.

Dymond Crawford scored 11 points for Jeannette (6-12, 4-7).

West Greene 70, Monessen 22 — Madison Lampe had 22 points to lift No. 2 West Greene (16-1, 8-0) to a victory in Section 2-A. Marqula Green had nine points for Monessen (2-15, 1-7).

Aquinas Academy 51, Imani Christian 27 — Mary Casamassa had 24 points to lead Aquinas Academy (13-4, 6-2) to a Section 3-A win.

St. Joseph 74, Clairton 49 — Chloe Kurpakus scored a game-high 28 points in St. Joseph's Section 3-A win over Clairton. Nevaeh Ewing scored 16 points and Gia Angelo added 13 points for St. Joseph (11-8, 5-3). Ionia Chapman scored 16 points to lead Clairton (7-11, 2-6).

Winchester Thurston 72, Eden Christian Academy 44 — Gia Thorpe had 24 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists as No. 1 Winchester Thurston (11-4, 8-0) won in Section 3-A. Ayanna Townsend added 23 points and Nya Nicholson had 21 for Winchester Thurston.

Boys basketball

New Castle 71, Beaver 62 — Marcus Hooker and Carrington Smith each had 19 points as No. 3 New Castle (12-4, 7-3) won in Section 2-4A.

Burrell 43, Shady Side Academy 37 (OT) — Donovan Russell posted a triple-double with 10 points, 15 rebounds and 10 blocked shots, and Burrell downed Shady Side Academy to claim a share of the Section 3-3A lead. Logan Bitar scored a game-high 21 points for Burrell (8-10, 5-2). Skyy Moore and Grady Munroe both led Shady Side Academy (10-7, 5-2) with 12 points.

Kiski Area 68, Blairsville 54 — The Cavaliers came out a winner for the first time this season, downing nonsection foe Blairsville. Nick Smith led Kiski Area (1-16) with 17 points, Jack Colecchi chipped in with 15 and Austin Schwartz 14. Matt Jackson finished with a game-high 24 points to lead Blairsville (5-14).

Hockey

Burrell 8, Trinity 3 — Tyler Stewart and Logan Schoepf scored two goals each as Burrell defeated Trinity in Division II play. Nathan Smith and Jonah Silverman recorded two assists each for Burrell (11-4). Colin Bistarkey made 28 saves to earn the win. Joseph Chopp scored one goal and recorded one assist for Trinity (5-8).

Fox Chapel 5, South Fayette 2 — Shane Krhovsky recorded a hat-trick in Fox Chapel's Class A win over South Fayette. Chase Villani scored one goal and added two assists for Fox Chapel (9-6). Tyler Radigan recorded 26 saves to earn the victory. Ian Kumar and Daniel Pollock scored one goal each for South Fayette (10-5).

South Park 8, Kiski Area 1 — The Eagles put up five goals in the second period to take control as Kiski Area (8-8) fell to South Park (10-7) in a PIHL Class A matchup. Austin LaPiana scored for Kiski Area.

North Allegheny 4, Plum 1 — Anthony Adamski gave the Mustangs (4-8) an early first-period lead before the Tigers (8-4) came back with four unanswered goals in a PIHL Class AAA matchup.

Tags:

More High School Basketball

OLSH basketball standout Dante Spadafora picks West Liberty State
Central Catholic transfer Langston Moses wins appeal, eligible for basketball playoffs
Terrelle Pryor, Rodney Gallagher sit down and chat on YouTube show
Sto-Rox hires Aliquippa’s Dwight Hines, all-time scorer Kerry Connolly as basketball coaches
Western PA Bruins players continue to gather basketball offers

click me