High school roundup: Led by Thorpe, Shaler takes tourney title
Geno Thorpe scored 35 points to lead Shaler to a 66-62 victory over Class A No. 4 Lincoln Park in the Gray Division championship game at the C.J. Betters Tournament on Friday night.
Lincoln Park held a 29-27 lead at halftime, but the Titans (6-4) used a 20-13 third-quarter advantage to take control. Maverick Rowan scored 26 points to lead Lincoln Park (4-4).
Penn-Trafford 70, Highlands 46 — Andy Abreu scored 28 points and Christian Rohaus added 23 to lead Penn-Trafford (6-2) at the Shady Side Academy tournament. Anthony Jones had 12 points for Highlands (0-9).
Gateway 85, Greensburg Central Catholic 65 — In a matchup of two of the area's top teams, Class AAAA No. 3 Gateway (6-0) got 23 points from Deon Baker to win a semifinal matchup in its host tournament. Brian Graytok had 27 and Zach Herman scored 21 for Class AA No. 5 Greensburg Central Catholic (8-1).
Uniontown 61, Connellsville 53 — Christian Kezmarsky scored 22 points as Uniontown (7-1) was victorious in the Laurel Highlands tournament. Trent Bauer had 18 points and Jade Maher added 16 for Connellsville (2-7).
Seneca Valley 62, Sto-Rox 47 — Easton Bazzoli had 17 points to lead Seneca Valley (6-2) to the championship at its host tournament.
Pine-Richland 57, Euclid, Ohio 54 — Dean Steliotes scored 15 points and was named MVP in leading Pine-Richland (7-3) to the Altoona Tournament title. Sam Dunsmore had 11 points and was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Plum 48, Erie Strong Vincent 47 — Nick Stotler scored a career-high 25 points a night after scoring 24 against Seneca Valley, and his pair of free throws gave Plum (4-5) the deciding points in the final minute of the consolation game at the Seneca Valley Tournament.
Albert Gallatin 55, Jeannette 54 — Courtney Haines hit a half-court shot at the buzzer to give Albert Gallatin (4-3) a victory at the Laurel Highlands Tournament. Haines had 20 points and eight steals for the Colonials. Ciara Gregory had seven 3-pointers and 36 points for Jeannette (5-3).
Franklin Regional 53, Thomas Jefferson 50 (2OT) — Erin DiFalco hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in double overtime to lift Franklin Regional (5-3) at the Laurel Highlands Tournament. DiFalco finished with 15 points and Baylee Buleca added 13 for the Panthers. Alexis Yanief had 15 points for Thomas Jefferson (3-6).
Central Valley 53, Montour 28 — Madi Rowan scored 20 points to lead Central Valley (7-0) to the championship at the C.J. Betters Tournament. Emily Mastrianni had four 3-pointers and 13 points for Montour (2-7).
Blair Academy (N.J.) sent 10 wrestlers into the semifinals and sits atop the standings after Day 1 of the Powerade Christmas Tournament at Canon-McMillan. Rounding out the top five are Moeller, Ohio; Canon-McMillan; Franklin Regional; and Solanco. The Big Macs and Panthers each have four wrestlers in Saturday's semifinals, which get under way at 11:30 a.m. The finals will begin around 7:30 p.m.