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High school basketball roundup

| Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, 10:16 p.m.
Christopher Horner
Shaler's Geno Thorpe steals the ball from Hopewell's Cody McKay during their game Thursday Dec. 27, 2012 in the C.J. Betters Tournament at the Community College of Beaver County. Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Christopher Horner
Shaler's Geno Thorpe scores between Hopewell's Zephaniah Kraus (left) and Bryce Smith during their game in the C.J. Betters Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the Community College of Beaver County. (Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review)
Christopher Horner
Shaler's Geno Thorpe scores past Hopewell's Cole Meeker during their game in the C.J. Betters Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the Community College of Beaver County. (Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review)
Hempfield's Casey Hamilton scrambles for a loose ball against Greensburg Salem's Angela Balya (left) and Jayne Oberdorf on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Hempfield High School. (Steph Anderson | For the Tribune-Review)
Hempfield's Lexi Irwin and Jasmine Jones collide as Greensburg Salem's Karly Mellinger reacts Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Hempfield. (Steph Anderson | For the Tribune-Review)
Greensburg Salem's Angela Balya shoots over Hempfield's Lexi Irwin during a girl's basketball tournament game on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at Hempfield High School. Steph Anderson | For the Tribune-Review
Deer Lakes' Tim Jaczesko splits the defense of Springdale's Charlie Guy (left) and Dylan McKaveney on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. (Erica Hilliard | Valley News Dispatch)

Geno Thorpe scored 30 points to lead Shaler past Hopewell, 66-47, in the C.J. Betters Tournament.

Greg Lydon chipped in 10 points for the Titans, who improved to 5-4.

Hopewell dropped to 2-5.

North Hills 63, Perry 57 (OT) — Dylan Mitchell hit a jumper at the buzzer to send the game into overtime and finished with 11 points for North Hills (3-5) in a win over Perry (3-3) in the Moon Tournament. North Hills' Joel Pepmuyer led all scorers with 34 points, while Donte Dean led three players for Perry in double-figures with 16 points.

Greensburg C.C. 64, Wilkinsburg 55 — Zach Herman led all scorers with 29 points to pace Greensburg Central Catholic (8-0) at the Gateway Tournament. Jonathan Blue led Wilkinsburg (2-4) with 19 points.

New Brighton 57, Woodland Hills 53 — Chris Pipkin scored 13 points to lead New Brighton (8-1) at the Neighborhood Home School Tournament. Jaelin Yellock and Tashaun Goode chipped in 11 apiece. Tom Green led all scorers with 16 points for Woodland Hills (2-6).

Carmichaels 60, Mapletown 50 — Brandon Lawless led Carmichaels (5-1) with 22 points in a victory over Mapletown (0-7) in the King Cole Christmas Tournament. Sean Smoggie scored 18 points for Carmichaels, while Mapletown's Derek Riggleman led all scorers with 28.

Quaker Valley 71, Carrick 47 — Qadir Taylor, one of three players in double-figures for Quaker Valley (5-2), led all scorers with 16 points in a win over Carrick (0-6) in the Ambridge Shootout. Nelson Westwood and Micah Glenn (12) added 14 and 12 points, respectively, for Quaker Valley.

Vincentian 94, Clarion-Limestone 57 — Ryan Wolf and Tony DiNardo scored 31 and 25 points, respectively, to pace Vincentian (7-0) past Clarion-Limestone at the West Shamokin Tournament. Ryan Laugand led Clarion-Limestone with 17 points.

South Fayette 59, Blackhawk 46 — Evan Bonnaure scored a game-high 25 points to lead South Fayette (5-1) over Blackhawk (3-4) in the C.J. Betters Tournament. C.J. Rudisell and Justin Watson added 12 and 10 points, respectively. Tyler Engle led Blackhawk with 12 points.

Bethel Park 60, Riverside 32 — Cody Gilchrist finished with 14 points and was one of three players in double figures for Bethel Park (7-0) in the win over Riverside (3-5) in the Shady Side Academy Tournament. Rohan Young scored 13 and Kenny Gilmore added 10 for Bethel Park. Tyler Falk led Riverside with 13 points.

Seneca Valley 60, Plum 55 — Easton Bazzoli scored 20 points to lead Seneca Valley (5-2) past Plum (3-5) in the Seneca Valley Tournament. Plum's Nicholas Stotler scored a game-high 24 points.

Gateway 63, Clairton 26 — D.J. Boyce scored 18 points to lead Gateway (5-0) over Clairton (1-1) in the Gateway Tournament. Tom Kromka added 13 points in the win.

Jeannette 73, Monessen 46 — Julian Batts scored 24 points to lead Jeannette (8-0) over Monessen (0-7) in the Gateway Tournament. Duke Brown scored 23 points for Jeannette, while Tyler Yuille led Monessen with 12 points.

Mt. Lebanon 51, East Central 41 — Johnny David and Tyler Roth scored 14 points each to lead Mt. Lebanon (4-3) past East Central in the Bob Wettig Tournament. Howie Backherms scored 11 points for East Central.

Girls basketball

Seton-La Salle 75, Northland, Ohio 55 — Angela Heintz, a Duquesne recruit, recorded her 1,000 career point as she finished with 12 points to lead Seton-La Salle (7-0) in the Pickerington North Tournament. Seton-La Salle had three other players in double figures: Nicolete Newman (17), Natalie Piaggesi (15) and Cassidy Walsh (11). Alexis Peterson scored a game-high 30 points for Northland.

Vincentian 70, Shenango 31 — Vrenna Wise scored a game-high 18 points to lead Vincentian (7-0) over Shenango (5-3) in the Penn State-Beaver Christmas Tournament. Kayla Key added 10 points. Jenna Petructi scored 11 points for Shenango.

Hopewell 68, Sto-Rox 15 — Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Hopewell (6-1) past Sto-Rox (1-6) in the Mars Christmas Tournament.

Penn-Trafford 58, North Catholic 43 — Maddy Mossellem scored 13 points to lead Penn-Trafford (7-0) at the North Allegheny Tournament. Taylor Cortazzo chipped in with 12 points for Penn-Trafford, while Morgan Rector added 11. Lauren Wolosik scored 19 points for North Catholic (4-3).

North Allegheny 56, Plum 41 — Devvin LaBarge and Taylor Brennan scored 13 points each to lead North Allegheny (5-2) over Plum (6-3) in the North Allegheny Tournament. Abby Gonzales added 10 points. Krista Pietrapola led Plum with 12 points.

Freedom 44, West Allegheny 41 — Maddi Lewis led all scorers with 18 points to pace Freedom (4-4) past West Allegheny (3-5) in the Ambridge Holiday Tournament. Auchay Floyd led West Allegheny with 11 points.

Bishop Canevin 75, Avella 19 — Carly Forse led four players for Bishop Canevin in double-figures, scoring 21 points in a win over Avella (3-3) in the California Tournament. Erin Waskowiak (17), Celina DiPietro (12) and Johnie Olkosky (11) were the other players in double figures for Bishop Canevin (6-0).

Portage 60, Latrobe 56 — Taley Dunaway scored 15 points, including five 3-pointers, but wasn't enough as Latrobe (2-4) fell to Portage (7-0) in the Ligonier Tournament. Portage's Olivia McCabe scored a game-high 26 points, while Emily Chobany added 14 points.

Greensburg C.C. 62, Woodland Hills 53 — Devon Larkin scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Greensburg C.C. (6-1) over Woodland Hills (2-4) in the Hempfield Tournament. Delrika Jones-Carey scored a game-high 20 points for Woodland Hills.

Rochester 60, South Side Beaver 21 — Jamie Simon and Demi McFrazier scored 15 points each to lead Rochester (5-3) over South Side Beaver (3-5) in the Penn State-Beaver Tournament. Kayla Besong added 14 points for Rochester, while Cheyenne Winkle led South Side Beaver with 10 points.

Franklin Regional 79, Laurel Highlands 52 — Maggie Kimmich led all scorers with 16 points to pace Franklin Regional (4-3) past Laurel Highlands (0-8) in the Laurel Highlands Tournament. Dana Eastman and Nikki Weslowski scored 15 points each for Franklin Regional. Kristina Hudock led Laurel Highlands with 12 points.

Mars 38, Moon 37 — Ali Goetz scored a game-high 21 points to help Mars (4-3) squeak past Moon (5-4) in the Mars Tournament. Abby Unis led Moon with 12 points.

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