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High school roundup: Mt. Lebanon girls edge section rival Chartiers Valley

| Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, 10:18 p.m.
Norwin's Rachel Keto wins a rebound over Laurel Highlands defensive players during a game at Norwin on Monday, January 7, 2013. Brian F. Henry | Tribune-Review

Chartiers Valley had defeated all the WPIAL teams it faced this season entering Monday night's Section 4-AAAA showdown with Mt. Lebanon.

The defending WPIAL champion Blue Devils, who have won three of the past four district titles, ended the Colts' run with a 48-45 win.

No. 3 Mt. Lebanon (9-2, 3-1) bounced back from a loss to section rival Bethel Park last week, as Margie McCaffery and Madeleine Collins each scored 11 points, and Jordan Holmes added 10. The Blue Devils outscored Chartiers Valley, 21-9, in the third quarter. Mariah Wells scored 13 to lead No. 2 Chartiers Valley (8-3, 4-1), which missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Latrobe 56, Connellsville 49 — Taley Dunaway scored 20 points and Rachel Kollar had 10 for Latrobe (5-4, 4-1) in a Section 1-AAAA win.

Penn-Trafford 76, Albert Gallatin 16 — Penn-Trafford snapped its two-game losing streak with a rout in Section 1-AAAA. Maria Palarino led the Warriors (8-2, 4-1) with 28 points and Casey Aunkst and Taylor Cortazzo each had 10.

Norwin 75, Laurel Highlands 29 — The Knights jumped to a 46-15 first-half lead behind a 16-point night from Rachel DelleFemine in a Section 1-AAAA win. Norwin (6-5, 4-1) got 15 points from Alayna Gribble and 12 from Laura Buchanan.

North Allegheny 61, Pine-Richland 28 — Taylor Brennan scored 14 points and Maddie Nellis added 12 for Class AAAA No. 4 North Allegheny (8-2, 3-1) in Section 3.

Blackhawk 71, Ambridge 45 — Chassidy Omogrosso scored 21 points, and Bridgette Shaffer added 17 to pace Class AAA No. 1 Blackhawk (11-0, 4-0) in a Section 2 victory. Shaffer hit five 3-pointers.

Hopewell 86, West Allegheny 20 — Maryland recruit Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 40 points and added 12 rebounds, eight assists and six steals to lead No. 2 Hopewell (10-1, 3-1) to a Section 3-AA victory.

Central Valley 69, Ellwood City 30 — Class AAA No. 5 Central Valley built a 41-16 lead at halftime and cruised in a Section 2 win. Madi Rowan led the Warriors (9-0, 4-0) with 28 points and Seairra Barrett had 23.

Greensburg Salem 46, Mt. Pleasant 43 — Claire Oberdorf scored 18 points, and Jayne Oberdorf added 13 to lead Greensburg Salem (7-3, 4-0) to a Section 3-AAA win.

South Park 87, Montour 37 — Halie Torris' 23 points led five Eagles (10-1, 5-0) in double-figures in a Section 5-AAA win.

South Fayette 42, Moon 28 — Emily Anderson and Shannon Gillespie each scored 11 points to lead South Fayette (5-4, 2-2) to a Section 5-AAA win.

Carmichaels 46, California 38 — Amanda Brown led Class A No. 4 Carmichaels (10-1, 2-0) with 13 points, 11 rebounds and five steals while teammate Morgan Berardi chipped in with 12 points. Class A No. 5 California (9-2, 1-1) got a game-high 20 points from Courtnee McMasters.

Serra Catholic 69, Monessen 40 — Megan Sieg scored 21 points and Katie Sieg and Leslie Hoye each had 11 for Class A No. 2 Serra Catholic (8-1, 2-0) in Section 4.


Burrell 35, Yough 28 — Six consecutive victories helped No. 2 Burrell (6-3) rally to win a Class AA nonsection battle. Yough (11-1), led 10-3, after three matches. Freshmen Noah Hanna (120 pounds), Damon Greenwald (126) and Jason David (132) posted key victories, coach Bud Sines said. Hanna, John Andrejcik (138) and Dakota DesLauriers (182) recorded falls. Yough got 31-second pins from Gary Fallacker (195) and Tom Sever (220).

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