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High school roundup: Blackhawk girls top rival Hopewell in battle of top teams in Class AAA

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Blackhawk's Halle Denman pressures Hopewell's Shatori Walker-Kimbrough during their game Thursday Dec. 20, 2012 at Hopewell.
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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, 10:08 p.m.

Chassidy Omogrosso had 18 points, and Courtney Vannoy had 16 as Blackhawk defeated rival Hopewell, 56-52, in a matchup of the top two girls basketball teams in Class AAA on Thursday.

No. 2 Blackhawk (5-0, 2-0) held a 23-22 halftime lead and held on in the second half during a back-and-forth contest.

Maryland recruit Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 32 points for the top-ranked Vikings (4-1, 1-1).

Hampton 64, Knoch 10 — Lexi Griggs had 18 points as Hampton (4-2, 2-0) cruised to a Section 1-AAA win. Sara Pilarski and Jordan Busshaus added 15 and 12 points, respectively.

Mt. Pleasant 44, Derry 20 — Alexa Szelong had 12 points to lead Mt. Pleasant (3-3, 1-1) to a Section 3-AAA win. Courtnay Meyer paced Derry (2-4, 1-2) with 11.

Belle Vernon 82, Waynesburg 43 — Belle Vernon jumped to a 24-8 first-quarter lead and cruised to a Section 4-AAA win. Jessica Slagus scored 30 points for the Leopards (5-1, 2-0).

Greensburg Salem 50, Uniontown 40 — In Section 3-AAA, Claire Oberdorf scored 15 points, and Karly Mellinger had 14 to lead Greensburg Salem (3-2, 2-0) to a win.

Hempfield 66, Laurel Highlands 17 — Monica Burns had 23 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Hempfield (6-0, 3-0) to a Section 1-AAAA win.

Latrobe 60, Albert Gallatin 27 — In Section 1-AAAA, Madison Kollar scored 15 points to lead three players in double figures for Latrobe (2-3, 2-1), which had a 32-11 lead at halftime. Taley Dunaway added 10 points for the Wildcats.

Upper St. Clair 62, Baldwin 49 — Jordan Serio had 20 points, including three 3-pointers, in leading Upper St. Clair (4-2, 1-2) to a Section 4-AAAA win. Amanda Larkin had 18 points for Baldwin (2-2, 0-2).

Seneca Valley 47, Shaler 36 — In Section 3-AAAA, Paige Montrose scored 16 points to lead Seneca Valley (3-2, 2-1). Kaitlyn Eagle added 13 points, including three 3-pointers.

Riverside 64, Neshannock 42 — Nicole Mansfield's 18 points and 12 rebounds led three players in double figures for Riverside (2-4, 1-1), which won in Section 2-AA. Allie Fischer had 21 points for Neshannock (3-5, 1-2).

Seton-La Salle 95, Fort Cherry 28 — Naje Gibson scored 22 points, and Cassidy Walsh added 19 to lead Class AA No. 1 Seton-La Salle (5-0, 2-0) to a Section 4-AA win. Rachel Bellhy had 13 points for Fort Cherry (3-2, 1-1).

Greensburg C.C. 59, South Allegheny 23 — Nikki Adisey had 10 points and nine steals as the Centurions (5-1, 2-0) won in Section 3-AA. Carolyn Appleby led the way with 14 points.

Burrell 56, Ford City 23 — Sydney Bordonaro scored 11 points to lead a trio of Burrell scorers in double figures as the Bucs cruised in their Section 1-AA opener. Jessica Cercone and Natalie Myers both scored 10 points for Burrell (4-0, 1-0).

Winchester Thurston 52, Eden Christian 44 — Lexi Lonero scored 19 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Winchester Thurston (2-2) to a nonsection win. Aila Bradford had 24 points for Eden Christian (6-1).

Chartiers Valley 63, Proviso West, Ill. 46 — At the KSA Holiday Tournament in Orlando, Fla., Mariah Wells scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds, and Alexa Golden had 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead Chartiers Valley (5-0) to victory.

Boys basketball

Jeannette 76, Greensburg Salem 38 — In a nonsection game, Duke Brown scored 22 points and added 13 rebounds, and Julian Batts had 16 points and 11 assists to lead Class AA No. 2 Jeannette (6-0) to victory.

Greensburg C.C. 47, South Allegheny 43 — Brian Graytok scored 19 points as No. 5 Greensburg Central Catholic (7-0, 2-0) won in Section 3-AA. Kordell Thompson scored 16 points to pace South Allegheny (2-5, 0-3).

North Catholic 67, Keystone Oaks 64 — Danny Savulchak had 29 points as Class A No. 3 North Catholic (4-1) won a nonsection game.

Allderdice 55, Monessen 38 — Allderdice used a 19-3 run in the fourth quarter to secure a nonsection win. Lavelle Sagers led the Dragons (2-3) with 16 points. Justin Rawlins had 13 for Monessen (0-6).

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