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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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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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