High school roundup: South Fayette tops Montour in Class AAA showdown

Thomas Jeffersons Joe Carroll tries to avoid Steel Valley defenders while driving towards the hoop during game action on Friday, January, 11, 2013  at Steel Valley High School.     Ronald Vezzani/Daily News
Thomas Jeffersons Joe Carroll tries to avoid Steel Valley defenders while driving towards the hoop during game action on Friday, January, 11, 2013 at Steel Valley High School. Ronald Vezzani/Daily News
| Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, 10:06 p.m.

Evan Bonnaure scored 11 first-quarter points to help South Fayette open an early lead, and the Lions held on for a 53-46 victory over No. 4 Montour in a Section 5-AAA matchup Friday night.

Bonnaure scored 23 points to lead South Fayette (8-2, 5-0). Devin Wilson had 21 points, including 16 in the second half, to pace Montour (8-3, 3-2).

Chartiers Valley 60, South Park 45 — Michael Boulos scored 26 points, and Dominic Castello and Spencer Casson each had 11 to push No. 1 Chartiers Valley (10-1, 5-0) to a Section 5-AAA victory.

Ambridge 72, Hopewell 56 — Led by Malik Walker's 29 points, Ambridge (6-5, 2-3) won a Section 2-AAA game. Stephon McGinnis and Keenan Baker each added 14 for the Bridgers.

Thomas Jefferson 60, Steel Valley 56 — Joe Carroll scored 19 points, and Thomas Jefferson (9-3, 5-0) used a 25-14 third-quarter run to earn a Section 4-AAA win.

Yough 51, Derry 50, OT — Josh Sterner hit a jumper at the buzzer in overtime to lead Yough (5-9, 1-5) to a Section 3-AAA win. Derry (5-5, 2-3) appeared to win in regulation but had a basket waved off just after the buzzer.

Seneca Valley 57, Hampton 35 — Easton Bazzoli had 20 points, and Ryan McCauley added 19 as Seneca Valley (8-3, 4-2) upset No. 2 Hampton (10-2, 4-2) in a Section 4-AAAA matchup.

Butler 67, Shaler 57 — Seth Cook's 26 points led Butler (5-7, 2-4) to a Section 3-AAAA victory. Geno Thorpe scored 32 points to pace Shaler (6-7, 0-6).

Gateway 52, Central Catholic 49 — Thanks to a 21-11 run in the second quarter, Gateway rebounded from a slow start and went on to win a Section 2-AAAA contest. Deon Cottrell-Baker led the No. 4 Gators (9-1, 6-0) with 14 points. David Urso scored 23 for Central Catholic (8-4, 4-2).

Norwin 56, Connellsville 36 — Curtis Perz hit six 3-pointers and had 25 points to lead Norwin (8-4, 5-0) to a Section 1-AAAA win.

Baldwin 60, Peters Township 52 — A.J. Greco hit five 3-pointers and had 28 points as Baldwin (4-9, 1-5) earned the Section 4-AAAA win. Gabe Pritz scored 34 to pace Peters Township (4-8, 1-5).

Greensburg Central Catholic 85, Serra Catholic 69 — Brian Graytok scored 44 points as the No. 3 Centurions won a Section 3-AA game. Zach Herman added 11 points for Greensburg Central Catholic (12-1, 5-0).

Jeannette 62, Shady Side Academy 35 — Duke Brown had 16 points, and Jordan Edmunds added 15 to power No. 2 Jeannette (11-1, 5-0) to a Section 3-AA win.

Lincoln Park 72, OLSH 48 — Elijah Minnie scored 21 points and added 14 blocks and nine rebounds in his first game of the season to lead No. 5 Lincoln Park (7-4, 3-0) to a Section 1-A victory. Minnie was ruled eligible by a PIAA appeals board Thursday.

Albert Gallatin 64, Waynesburg 63 — Christian Goletz hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Albert Gallatin (1-11) a nonsection victory that broke a 33-game losing streak. Josh Zidek hit six 3-pointers and had 19 points in the win.

Girls basketball

Franklin Regional 58, Woodland Hills46 — Desiree Garland had 14 points and surpassed the 1,000-career point plateau, but Woodland Hills (4-8, 1-4) fell short in a Section 2-AAAA contest. Maggie Kimmich and Hanna Wagner each had 11 for Franklin Regional (7-4, 3-2).

West Mifflin 58, Ringgold 46 — Taylor Thomas and Alyssa Cairns each scored 17 points as West Mifflin (5-6, 4-0) rolled to a Section 4-AAAA win. Eleni Radic had 19 for Ringgold (6-6, 3-3), which fell behind, 19-8, in the first quarter.


At the Allegheny Wrestling Championships at Fox Chapel, North Allegheny holds a slim lead over defending champion Hampton, 122.5-113.5, after the first day of matches at the two-day event. North Allegheny had six wrestlers, including top seeds Dom Forys (120 pounds) and Alex DeCiantis (182), advance to the semifinals, which will begin Saturday at 11 a.m. The finals will begin at 6 p.m.

Five Hampton wrestlers qualified for the semifinals, including top seeds Kevin Synan (145), Jake Hart (195) and Noah Shulman (285). Other top seeds to advance include West Mifflin's Jimmy Harrison (113), North Hills' Tyler Walker (126), Keystone Oaks' Nick Zanetta (132), Central Catholic's Justin Alexander (138) and Zach DeLuca (220), Allderdice's Brian Estep (152), North Hills' Jonathon Avon (160) and South Fayette's Mike Fetchet (170).

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