High school roundup for Jan. 5, 2024: Big night for Neighborhood Academy’s Courtney Wallace; Woodland Hills shocks Shaler

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Saturday, January 6, 2024 | 12:10 AM


Courtney Wallace had a triple-double with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, hitting the 1,000-point mark for his career, to lead Neighborhood Academy to a 72-49 victory over Aquinas Academy in Section 3-A boys basketball Friday night.

Kedron Gilmore scored 21 points, Shamar Simpson added 14, and Brent Manns had a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds for Neighborhood Academy (7-4, 1-1). Jake Guillen led Aquinas Academy (8-2, 1-1) with 19 points and Sam Duer had 14.

Woodland Hills 52, Shaler 46 – Scoop Smith scored 22 points and Troy Akins added 11 as Woodland Hills knocked off undefeated Shaler in Section 2-5A. The Wolverines (4-8, 1-1) took control with an 18-10 advantage in the second quarter. Brandon London dropped 20 points for the Titans (11-1, 1-1).

Allderdice 85, Brashear 32 – Logan Golle scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures for Allderdice (8-2, 2-0) in a City League win. Major Rainey and Lukas Stead had 11 and Pavle Slepcev had 10. Titus Gillett led Brashear (3-8, 0-2) with 14 points.

Avonworth 62, East Allegheny 47 – Rowan Carmichael scored 18 points and Billy Onyshko and Noah Quinn added 14 points apiece to lead Avonworth (8-3, 2-0) to a Section 4-4A win. Troy Anderson led East Allegheny (3-9, 0-2) with 16 points and Damar Young had 14.

Baldwin 79, Canon-McMillan 53 – Nathan Richards (16), Caden Cherico (12), Evan Golvash (11), Jaden Duttine (11) and Max Marzina (10) all scored in double digits to lead Baldwin (8-3, 1-1) over Canon-Mac (6-6, 1-1) in Section 2-6A. Ryan Galicic and Evan Morris scored 10 points each for the Big Macs.

Beaver 75, Blackhawk 56 – Brady Mayo led Beaver (7-5, 3-1) with 33 points, Ty Butler followed with 26 and Nick Krzeczowski added 10 in a Section 2-4A win. Nate Frantinni scored 14 points and Tyler Heckathorn had 13 for Blackhawk (4-7, 1-2).

Bentworth 50, Carmichaels 40 – Lucas Burt scored 21 points and Ben Hays added 13 in a Section 4-2A win for Bentworth (2-8, 1-3). Dominic Colarusso had 15 points and Robbie Wilson-Jones followed with 13 for Carmichaels (3-7, 0-2).

Bethel Park 59, Trinity 58 – Shawn Davis led Bethel Park (7-4, 2-0) with 25 points and Michael Mathias added 13 in a Section 1-5A win. Dante DeRubbo and Jacob Dunkle scored 18 points apiece for Trinity (6-5, 1-1).

Burgettstown 63, Beth-Center 50 – James Leuice put up 21 points, Zack Schrockman followed with 20, and Carson Tkalcevic and Parker Rommes each scored 11 to lead Burgettstown (10-2, 3-0) to a Section 4-2A win. Brody Tharp sank four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points and Santino Revi and Jason Zellie scored 11 points apiece for Beth-Center (3-7, 1-2).

California 59, Mapletown 51 – Vinny Manzella scored 19 points, Jacob Ziolecki had 18 and Noah Neil added 13 to lead California (2-9, 2-0) to a Section 2-A win. Roger Gradek scored 17 and Josh Mick had 15 for Mapletown (1-7, 0-1).

Central Catholic 56, Seneca Valley 37 – Bradley Gompers scored 10 points to lead Central Catholic (6-3, 2-0) to a Section 1-6A win. Tyler Pepin led Seneca Valley (3-10, 0-2) with 11 points and Andrew Omasits had 10.

Central Valley 77, Ambridge 45 – Isaiah Jeter scored 14 points and Cameron DeVincentis produced 10 to lead Central Valley (7-3, 2-1) to a Section 2-4A win. Jared Astorino put up 16 points and Nino Ridout added 10 for Ambridge (4-8, 1-2).

Derry 63, Apollo-Ridge 25 – Nate Papuga scored 17 points and Brady Angus added nine to lead Derry (6-3, 1-2) past Apollo-Ridge (1-12, 0-4) in Section 3-3A.

Eden Christian 62, Nazareth Prep 50 – Nathan Garrett scored 17 points and Ben Rice and Luke Gronbeck each added 13 to lead Eden Christian (5-6, 2-0) to a Section 2-2A victory. Khylil Johnson scored 15 and Michael Keyes finished with 14 for Nazareth Prep (4-5, 0-2).

Ellwood City 69, Freedom 32 – Joseph Roth scored 27 points to power Ellwood City (6-6, 2-2) to a Section 1-3A win. Dakota Roberts scored 10 for Freedom (0-11, 0-3).

Fox Chapel 56, Plum 35 – Asher White scored 11 points and John Rehak added 10 for Fox Chapel (7-6, 2-0) in a Section 2-5A win. Will Beckner led Plum (5-6, 0-2) with nine points.

Frazier 64, Chartiers-Houston 60 – Dailan McManus scored 21 points and Darian Bateman added 18 to lead Frazier (7-5, 2-1) past Chartiers-Houston (9-3, 2-2) in a Section 4-2A win. Justus Buckingham led the Buccaneers with 14 points and Paul Williamson had 12.

Gateway 49, Penn-Trafford 43 – Bryson Pavlik scored 13 points to pace Gateway (9-1, 2-0) in a Section 3-5A win. Ian Temple had 12 points and Evan Gross finished with 11 for Penn-Trafford (6-6, 0-2).

Hampton 72, Indiana 31 – Peter Kramer led Hampton (9-2, 2-0) with 28 points, hitting six 3-pointers, and Alex Nyilas and Griffin Jarrell added 14 points apiece in a Section 1-4A win. Stanford Webb scored nine points for Indiana (5-5, 1-1).

Highlands 88, Freeport 53 – Cam Reigard scored 27 points to lead Highlands (6-4, 1-1) past Freeport (2-9, 0-2) in Section 1-4A. Bradyn Foster added 23 and Jordyn Tavarez had 16. Brady Sullivan led the Yellowjackets with 23 points. Gavin Glista added 14.

Imani Christian 98, St. Joseph 21 – Nate Brazil scored 24 points to lead five players in double figures as Imani Christian (3-4, 2-0) defeated St. Joseph (0-10, 0-2) in Section 3-A. Deston Hubbard had 14, Avery Wesley and Tristen Brown 12 each and Dayshaun Burnett 10.

Knoch 63, Greensburg Salem 30 – Jackson Bauman scored 23 points and Teegan Finucan added 18 to lift Knoch (8-2, 2-0) past Greensburg Salem (2-10, 0-2) in Section 1-4A.

Latrobe 82, McKeesport 53 – Ja’Tawn Williams produced 22 points, Ian DeCerb added 16, Max Butler followed with 15 and Darius Davis chipped in with 11 as Latrobe (6-5, 2-0) defeated McKeesport (3-6, 0-2) in Section 3-5A. Keith Spell scored 17 points and Lamont Perkins finished with 12 for the Tigers.

Lincoln Park 70, Niagara Falls (NY) 56 – Meleek Thomas scored 20 points and Brandin Cummings, Rhaki Lum and Mikey Crawford each added 11 as Lincoln Park (8-2) won at the BK Classic in Erie. The Leopards will meet Neumann-Goretti in the finals at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in a rematch of last year’s state championship game.

Mars 72, West Allegheny 42 – Ryan Ceh scored 19 points and Austin Campbell added 12 to pace Mars (7-4, 2-0) in a Section 4-5A win over West Allegheny (8-3, 0-2).

Mohawk 58, Beaver Falls 33 – Bobby Fadden led all scorers with 18 points, Jay Wrona had 12 points on four made 3-pointers and Keigan Hopper added 13 points for Mohawk (5-6, 3-0) in a Section 1-3A win over Beaver Falls (2-7, 2-2).

Monessen 60, Jefferson-Morgan 41 – Lorenzo Gardner scored 27 points and Devontae Robinson added 10 to lead Monessen (8-1, 2-0) to a Section 2-A win. John Woodward led Jefferson-Morgan (8-4, 1-1) with 13 points and Jase Bedillion had 11.

Montour 61, South Allegheny 43 – Ama Snow led with 22 points, Kaleb Platz had 15 and AJ Alston added 12 to help Montour (7-1, 1-0) to a Section 4-4A win. Drew Cook scored 17 points and Cam Epps had 14 for South Allegheny (8-3, 0-2).

Moon 73, North Hills 60 (2OT) – Elijah Guillory scored 38 points and Aiden Reeseman added 15 to lead Moon (9-2, 2-0) to a double overtime win in Section 4-5A. Eric James led North Hills (4-6, 0-2) with 29 points and Zach Pollaro had 17.

Mt. Lebanon 67, Hempfield 50 – Brody Barber put up 26 points, Nate Girod added 21 points and Liam Sheely had 13 to lead Mt. Lebanon (10-1, 2-0) to a Section 2-6A. Daniel Husenits scored 15 points and Max Williams chipped in with 14 for Hempfield (3-9, 0-2).

Mt. Pleasant 65, Brownsville 50 – Dante Giallonardo scored 22 points, Connor Pavlocak added 15 and Luke Rivardo had 11 for Mt. Pleasant (4-6, 3-0) in a Section 4-3A win. Trenton Wible produced 12 points, Harlan Davis and Maxime Dieodonne scored 11 points apiece and Kaden Wimmer chipped in with 10 for Brownsville (5-7, 1-3).

Neshannock 80, Riverside 43 – David Kwiat manufactured 31 points to lead Neshannock (11-1, 4-0) to a Section 1-3A defeat of Riverside (4-8, 1-2).

North Allegheny 50, Pine-Richland 28 – Joey Dopirak scored 32 points to lead North Allegheny (5-7, 2-0) to a Section 1-6A win. Vasili Balouris scored eight points for Pine-Richland (4-6, 0-2).

North Catholic 75, Hopewell 45 – Will Kontul led North Catholic (5-5, 2-1) with 20 points and six 3-pointers and Jason Fredericks and Owen Maddalon added 14 points apiece in a Section 2-4A win. Zach Gigliotti scored 15 points for Hopewell (6-5, 0-4).

OLSH 63, Steel Valley 40 – Tiernan McCullough scored 16 points and Jake Johnson had 10 for OLSH (7-3, 3-0) in a Section 2-3A win. Nate Yuhas led Steel Valley (0-12, 0-4) with 17 points and Nahjir Norris had 10.

Penn Hills 66, Armstrong 47 – Robert Thomas dropped 24 points and Kahlil Wall scored 14 to pace Penn Hills (6-2, 1-1) in a Section 2-5A win. Jack Valasek had 16 points while Isaiah Riggle finished with 10 for Armstrong (8-4, 1-1).

Peters Township 102, Connellsville 38 – Jack Dunbar buried seven 3-pointers and finished with 31 points, Dylan Donovan made four 3s and had 16 points, and Sean Thelk added 11 as Peters Township (7-4, 1-1) sank 19 3-pointers in a win over Connellsville (1-11, 0-2) in Section 1-5A. Anthony Piasecki led the Falcons with 15 points.

Rochester 67, Avella 48 – Xavier Rigby produced 25 points, Brady Gorman scored 12 and Jayden Norman followed with 10 to lead Rochester (5-5, 2-0) to a Section 1-A victory. Westley Burchianti dropped 25 points for Avella (6-6, 1-1).

Serra Catholic 77, Springdale 74 – Isiah Petty dropped 29 points and Pete Burke followed with 27, leading Serra Catholic (6-5, 1-3) past Springdale (9-3, 1-2) in Section 3-2A. Mason Gent put up 29 points, John Hughes scored 15 and Jackson Pribanic added 11 for the Dynamos.

Seton LaSalle 75, Keystone Oaks 44 – Ian March led all scorers with 23, Hayden Merchant added 14 and Patrick Weldon contributed 10 as Seton LaSalle (8-3, 3-0) rolled to a Section 2-3A victory. Dante More scored 14 points and Ethan Spivak had 13 for Keystone Oaks (4-7, 3-1).

South Fayette 68, Chartiers Valley 38 – Michael Plasko dropped 25 points and Gavin Orosz produced 11 for South Fayette (5-5, 1-1) in a Section 4-5A win. Julian Semplice led Chartiers Valley (6-6, 1-1) with 10 points.

South Park 51, Brentwood 36 – Luke Scarff scored 26 points to lead South Park (6-5, 1-2) to a Section 2-3A win. Forrest Betz scored 10 for Brentwood (3-10, 1-3).

South Side 93, Laurel 50 – Brody Almashy led South Side (6-6, 1-1) with 34 points, AC Corfield added 25 and Carter Wilson had 16 in a Section 1-2A win. Jayden Iorio scored 11 points for Laurel (2-7, 0-2).

Southmoreland 77, Elizabeth Forward 70 – Ty Keffer led with 29 points, Noah Felentzer followed with 22 and Wyatt Richter added 15 to lead Southmoreland (11-1, 1-1) to a Section 3-4A win. Isaiah Turner scored 25 points and Cy Herchelroath had 17 for Elizabeth Forward (9-2, 1-1).

Thomas Jefferson 73, Ringgold 37 – Nick Trklja scored 16 points and Brody Evans added 13 as Thomas Jefferson (8-2, 2-0) cruised to a Section 1-5A win. Daryl Tolliver finished with 14 points for Ringgold (3-9, 0-2).

Uniontown 91, Belle Vernon 61 – Notorious Grooms led all scorers with 29 points, Kelan Milsom added 16, and Jamire Braxton and Jeremiah Hager each scored 11 as Uniontown (11-0, 2-0) rolled to a Section 3-4A win. Zion Moore put up 21 points, Alonzo Wade added 11 and Curtis Wade finished with 10 for Belle Vernon (6-3, 1-1).

Upper St. Clair 61, Norwin 45 – Led by 13 points from Julian Dahlem, 12 from Brett Meinert and 11 from Kaamil Jackson, Upper St. Clair (8-3, 2-0) picked up a Section 2-6A win. Noah Wilson scored 13 and Mario Csukas added 12 for Norwin (5-6, 0-2).

Valley 53, Ligonier Valley 49 – Keyziyah Clay scored 21 points to lead Valley (4-5, 2-1) to a Section 3-3A victory. Jacob Staraniec added 14 and Mickael Allen had 13. Brian Wisniewski led Ligonier Valley (3-8, 1-3) with 14 points. Parker Hollick had 13.

Washington 61, Yough 53 – A.J. Smith-Reynier scored 16 points and De’Ondre Daugherty and Ruben Gordon added 14 each as Washington (6-5, 4-0) beat Yough (6-4, 1-1) in Section 4-3A. Terek Crosby led all scorers with 28 points and Austin Matthews added 13 for the Cougars.

West Greene 62, Geibel 26 – Lane Allison scored 20 points and Patrick Burns added 16 for West Greene (6-5, 1-1) in a Section 2-A win. Gary Tarbuk led Geibel (0-11, 0-2) with 14 points.

West Mifflin 46, Quaker Valley 45 – David Fleming scored 15 points and Aaron Smith added 14 to lead West Mifflin (7-4, 1-1) to a Section 4-4A win over Quaker Valley (6-4, 1-1). Joseph Coyle led the Quakers with 24 points and Zachary Washington had 11.

Winchester Thurston 65, Propel Braddock Hills 51 – Michael Hammerling led all scorers with 19 points, Matt Southers added 13, Henry McComb followed with 12 and Anthony Pipkin had 10 for Winchester Thurston (5-5, 1-1) in a Section 2-2A win. Jarell Santiago put up 10 points for Propel Braddock Hills (3-7, 0-1).

Girls basketball

Avonworth 57, OLSH 27 – Greta O’Brien put up 19 points and Emma Obersteiner finished with 14 in an Avonworth (9-1, 2-0) win in Section 2-3A. Morgan O’Brien led OLSH (7-4, 0-2) with seven points.

Bethel Park 59, Canon McMillan 43 – Sadie Orie led with 20 points, Julia Benlock added 13 and Ella Sabatos had 11 to help Bethel Park (4-8, 1-3) to a Section 2-6A win. Lauren Borella scored 17 points and Nadia Davis had 11 for Canon McMillan (8-4, 1-2).

Charleroi 56, Ringgold 25 – Addison Conrad scored 22 points and Riley Jones added nine for Charleroi (5-5) to a nonsection win. Jada Gernot scored nine points for Ringgold (3-8).

Franklin Regional 37, Kiski Area 36 – Olivia Orndorff scored 14 points and Gabby Keough added 12 to lead Franklin Regional (2-8, 2-2) to a Section 1-5A victory. Gianna DeVito scored 14 points and Abbie Johns added 12 for Kiski Area (5-7, 1-2).

Lincoln Park 50, South Fayette 49 – Maddie Syka scored 22 points and J’La Kizart added 10 to lead Lincoln Park (11-0, 2-0) past South Fayette (6-4, 1-1) in a Section 4-5A win. Haylie Lamonde led the Lions with 15 points.

McKeesport 52, Albert Gallatin 23 – Maddie Hertzler scored 15 points and Rachael Manfredo added 12 to lead McKeesport (9-1, 3-0) to a Section 3-5A win. Mya Glisan and Grayce Panos scored eight points apiece for Albert Gallatin (3-8, 0-4).

Peters Township 59, Plum 50 – Natalie Wetzel hit for 30 points and Gemma Walker added 14 as Peters Township (12-0) earned a nonsection win. Riley Stephans scored 20 points and Megan Marston had 12 for Plum (7-4).

Seton LaSalle 65, Keystone Oaks 46 – Mallory Daly scored 28 points, Addie Lonegran made five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points and Tiara Curry added 16 points to lead Seton LaSalle (7-3, 1-0) to a Section 2-3A win. Bailey Rieg put up 15 points and Hannah Yolk had 11 for Keystone Oaks (9-2, 1-1).

Trinity 63, Moon 46 – Aggie Niccolai scored 19 points, Macie Justice added 14 and Sutton Williamson had 11 to lead Trinity (9-1, 2-0) to a Section 4-5A win. Jaeden Griggs led Moon (7-3, 0-2) with 14 points and Kayla Brown had 13.

Upper St. Clair 56, Penn-Trafford 49 – Meredith Huzjak scored 22 points to lead Upper St. Clair (7-6) to a nonsection win. Olivia Terlecki added 15, including five 3-pointers, and Kate Moore finished with 10 for the Panthers. Olivia Pepple led Penn-Trafford (7-3) with 19 points. Kamryn Pieper added 10 points and Lauren Marton had nine points and 12 rebounds.

Woodland Hills 57, Penn Hills 47 – Jhalynn Wilson scored 24 points, Hope Hawkins added 11 and Mylee Young had 10 to lead Woodland Hills (1-7, 1-2) past Penn Hills (3-6, 2-2) in Section 1-5A.

Wrestling

Fox Chapel 51, Mt. Lebanon 15 – Landon Funk, Michael Worsen and Daniel Noel recorded three straight pins from 121 to 133 and Milo Chiu, Jack Viti, Joseph Geller and William Ghaznavi put together four straight falls from 160 to 215 to lead Fox Chapel (9-1) to a nonsection win. Alexander Kaufmann won by decision at 152. Jonathan Emma (107) started with a pin for Mt. Lebanon (1-3). Franco Busalacchi (139), Joseph Gamble (145) and Ben Lloyd (285) won decisions.

North Allegheny 66, McDowell 12 – Evan Schomburg (107), Charlie LaQuatra (114), Gus Stedeford (121), Casey Walker (127), William Bentrim (133), Gabriel Hernandez (145), Travis Stipetich (152), Kellen Buggey (172), Mason Hartung (189), Aidan Buggey (215) and Bradyn McConneha (285) recorded pins for North Allegheny (9-2) in a nonsection dual. Javarie Blue (139) and Lucas Kurelowech (160) had pins for McDowell.

North Allegheny 55, Pine-Richland 14 – Evan Schomburg (107), William Bentrim (133), Travis Stipetich (152), Mason Hartung (189), Aidan Buggey (215) and Bradyn McConneha (285) recorded pins, Charlie LaQuatra (114) and Gus Stedeford (121) won by tech fall and Casey Walker (127) won a decision for North Allegheny (10-2, 1-0) in a Section 2-3A win. Mac Miller (160) had a pin, Dominic Ferraro (139) won a decision and Spencer Vaughn (172) won by tech fall for Pine-Richland (2-2, 1-1).

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