Fox Chapel boys split pair of tough games
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The Fox Chapel High School boys basketball team ran its record to 8-0 with a narrow 67-65 win over Hempfield on Thursday in the Montour Tournament.
The teams were tied at 51 entering the fourth quarter.
Matt D'Amico scored 25 points while Brian Papich scored 18 to go along with five assists, five rebounds and five steals.
The Foxes' unbeaten record came to an end on Friday as they fell to Beaver Falls, 79-73. D'Amico scored 32 points.
“It was a very good tournament,” FC coach Zach Skrinjar said. “We were in two very competitive, intense games.”
Skrinjar said both D'Amico and Papich have been playing well.
“Matt and Brian are doing very well and, even though they are juniors, are establishing themselves as two of the better players in the WPIAL,” he said. “The stats speak for themselves.”
Skrinjar said the team will view the loss to Beaver Falls just as it does any other game.
“We'll use the game tape to improve as a team and prepare for the second half of section play,” he said.
“We still have to commit to defending and rebounding and we need to constantly improve in both those areas.”
Shady Side Academy hosted the Peter Sauer ‘95 Memorial tournament last Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The Indians opened the event with a 69-63 win over Highlands on Thursday.
They led by 11-8 after one quarter and 29-25 at the half.
Mike Ware led SSA with 22 points. Pat Loughran contributed 10, Aaron Horne added nine and Dan Marous scored eight.
The Indians lost to Bethel Park on Friday, 55-23, and fell to Riverside, 51-47 on Saturday.
Marty Stewart is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-782-2123 or email@example.com.
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