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High school roundup: Bethel Park boys win opener at host tournament

| Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, 10:17 p.m.
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Hempfield Area's Kason Harrell dunks past Belle Vernon's Jake Sweitzer during their game in the 2012 Hempfield Spartan Tip-Off Tournament on Friday night December 07, 2012. Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review

Kenny Gilmore scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, as Class AAAA No. 3 Bethel Park opened the season with a 59-38 victory over Thomas Jefferson in its host tournament Friday night. The Black Hawks will play Obama Academy for the championship Saturday at 3 p.m.

Montour 66, Knoch 46 — Devin Wilson scored a game-high 18 points and Justin Hill and Lamontae Harrison added 14 and 11 points, respectively, for the Class AAA No. 2 Spartans (1-0) in a victory at the Ambridge Tournament. Dakota Bruggeman led the Knights (0-1) with 14 points.

Central Catholic 60, Kiski Area 50 — David Urso scored 16 points to lead the Class AAAA No. 4 Vikings (1-0) to victory in the opening round of the Mt. Lebanon Tournament.

Hempfield 81, Belle Vernon 37 — Kason Harrell had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Hempfield (1-0) rolled to an easy season-opening victory at its host tournament. Michael Nauman had 12 points and 10 rebounds in the win, and Jason Capco scored 12 for Belle Vernon.

East Allegheny 70, Quigley 63 (OT) — East Allegheny (1-0) outlasted Quigley in overtime for a win at the Serra Catholic Tournament. The Wildcats' Jordan Williams led all scorers with 28 points, while Quigley's Jay Fyda and Nate Lieb tallied 26 and 23 points, respectively.

Brashear 76, Freedom 33 — Brashear's Deyshawn Martin scored 28 points as the Bulls were victorious at the South Side Beaver Tournament. Aaron Lagnese added 10 points for Brashear (1-0).

Norwin 43, Mt. Pleasant 26 — Matt Stewart scored 14 points and had 15 rebounds and four assists to lead Norwin (1-0) to a victory at the Penn-Trafford tournament. Curtis Perz added 16 points for the Knights.

South Park 55, Steel Valley 45 — Carter Grote scored 25 points and Evan Sommer added 11 to lead South Park (1-0) to victory in the opening round of the Brentwood Tournament.

Derry 40, Westmont Hilltop 27 — Andy Panizzi scored 13 points to lead Derry (1-0) to a win in the Homer-Center Tournament.

Burrell 54, Central Valley 40 — Matt Hess had 14 points as Burrell (1-0) was victorious in the Quaker Valley Tournament.

Altoona 59, West Mifflin 46 — Altoona's Manny Span recorded a double-double with 25 points and 11 rebounds as the Lions defeated Class AAA No. 5 West Mifflin in the Peters Township Tournament. Deshae Lee added 20 points for Altoona.

Girls

Baldwin 55, Keystone Oaks 28 — Mandi Johnston had 18 points to lead Baldwin (1-0) to victory in the Indiana Tournament. Baldwin will play Indiana for the championship at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Vincentian 79, Allderdice 50 — Brenna Wise scored a game-high 25 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had eight steals for Class A No. 1 Vincentian (1-0) in its first-round win in the Serra Catholic Tournament.

West Mifflin 65, Monessen 19 — West Mifflin bolted past Class A No. 2 Monessen (1-0) with the aid of top-scorer Taylor Thomas' 24 points.

Serra Catholic 70, Wilkinsburg 19 — Lesilie Hoye had 12 points for Class A No. 4 ranked Serra Catholic (1-0) in a victory at its host tournament.

Penn-Trafford 74, Plum 37 — Maria Palarino scored 16 points, and Taylor Cortazzo and Maddie Mossellem had 11 and 10, respectively, to lead the Warriors (1-0) to a win at their host tournament.

Quigley 49, Ford City 31 — Kaitlyn Smith tallied 15 points to lead Quigley (1-0) to a win at the St. Joseph's Tournament.

Quaker Valley 49, Ringgold 31 — Sierra Perlik led all scorers with 27 points, and Karen Pugh added 10 rebounds and four steals to push Quaker Valley (1-0) to a win at the Fort Cherry tournament.

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