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High school roundup: Woodland Hills girls roll past McKeesport

| Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, 12:24 a.m.

Woodland Hills always seems to start the season a bit slowly, and this year was no exception.

After the Wolverines' 63-33 victory over McKeesport (5-5, 0-3), though, maybe Woodland Hills (3-7, 1-3) is starting to heat up.

“My teams normally play better after the Christmas tournament because we're more in shape,” Woodland Hills coach Korie Morton-Rozier said. “We don't play a lot of fall ball and summer ball, so it takes us eight games or so to start to mesh and play well together.”

Rachelle Price-Wheeler led three Woodland Hills players in double figures with 16 points, and Desiree Garland added 15 and Delrika Jones-Curry 14.

Nassiah Bray was the only Tigers player in double digits with 11.

Boys basketball

Thomas Jefferson 70, Ringgold 45 — Chase Winovich scored a game-high 21 points to help the Jaguars (6-3, 3-0) keep pace with fellow Section 4-AAA unbeatens Steel Valley and West Mifflin.

Thomas Jefferson (6-3, 3-0) also got 17 points from Jason Horan and 10 from Joe Carroll.

West Mifflin 62, Belle Vernon 33 — The Titans had an easy time with the Leopards as Ryan Maha scored 13 points to lead three players in double figures. West Mifflin (8-2, 4-0) will host Steel Valley (8-2, 3-0) in a first-place showdown at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Mount Pleasant 69, Yough 50 — Yough guard Ben D'Amico scored 17 points, but it wasn't enough as the Cougars fell to 4-7 overall and 1-3 in Section 3-AAA.

Clairton 65, Mapletown 37 — Bryon Clifford scored 19 points to lead three Bears players in double figures as Clairton (3-1, 1-0) overcame a slow start to win its Section 3-A opener.

Jujuan Bray scored 16 points, and Aaron Matthews 12 for the Bears.

Steel Valley 75, South Allegheny 46 — Ajan Smith scored 26 points, and Dorian Broadwater chipped in 12 to lead the Ironmen over the Gladiators.

Kordell Thompson was the only South Allegheny player in double figures with 24.

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