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High school roundup: Clifford's 28 points lead Clairton boys

Ronald Vezzani Jr.| Daily News Serra Catholics Katie Sieg drives towards the hoop during game action against Allderdice during the Serra Christmas Holiday Tournament on Friday, December 28, 2012.

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Published: Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, 11:40 p.m.

Bryon Clifford scored a game-high 26 points as Clairton earned a 58-48 victory over Wilkinsburg (2-5) at the Gateway Touranment on Friday.

Terrish Webb and Aaron Mathews added 10 points apiece for the Bears (2-1).

McKeesport 79, Propel Andrew Street 31 — Jamie Grayson had 16 points, Khalil Perdue scored 15 and Jordan Payne had 12 as McKeesport (5-3) was victorious at the Penn Hills Tournament.

Steel Valley 69, California 62 — At the Charleroi Tournament, Steel Valley improved to 5-2 with a triumph.

Washington 78, Elizabeth Forward 70 — Jalen French scored 28 points, and Jaquan Davidson had 19 for Elizabeth Forward (3-6), but the Warriors fell short at the West Allegheny Tournament.

Josh Wise had 33 points for Washington (7-1).

Serra Catholic 56, Carlynton 47 — Max Kaminsky scored 19 points to lead Serra Catholic to a victory at the Carlynton tournament.

Seton-La Salle 63, West Mifflin 40 — Ryan Maha scored 12 points, but West Mifflin fell in the Seton-La Salle Tournament.

South Allegheny 40, Fort LeBoeuf 26 — Kordell Thompson scored 10 points as South Allegheny won at the Carlynton Tournament.

Thomas Jefferson 80, St. Johns Catholic Prep, Md. 74 — Zach Kelley scored 21 points, and Joe Carroll had 18 to lead Thomas Jefferson to victory.

Girls basketball

Serra Catholic 80, Allderdice 52 — Katie Sieg scored 17 points, and Nicole Pero added 14 to lead Serra Catholic to a victory at its tournament.

The Eagles (5-1) will play Steel Valley in the championship game Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Yough 37, Clairton 34 — In the championship game of the East Allegheny Tournament, Natalie Peebles scored 13 points, and Natalie Beers had 10 to lead Yough (5-4) to victory.

The pair also shared MVP honors. Taleese Ogletree had 16 points for Clairton (2-2).

East Allegheny 26, Brashear 11 — Katlyn Keenen had 14 points as East Allegheny (1-7) won the consolation game at its tournament.

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) to victory at the round robin 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).

Greensburg Central Catholic 62, West Mifflin 57 — In the Hempfield Tournament, Carolyn Appleby had 19 points to lead Greensburg Central Catholic (7-1) to victory.

Paige Flore had 24 points to lead West Mifflin (2-4).

Baldwin 46, McKeesport 40 — Mandi Johnston scored 19 points to lead Baldwin (3-4) to a win in the consolation game at the Betsy Tournament at Elizabeth Forward. McKeesport (5-4) was outscored 32-15 in the first half.

Greensburg Salem 73, Woodland Hills 63 — Claire Oberdorf and Jayne Oberdorf each scored 22 points to lead Greensburg Salem (4-3) to a victory in the Hempfield Tournament.

Desiree Garland had 34 points to lead Woodland Hills (2-6).



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