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High school roundup: Central Catholic boys edge Franklin Regional in overtime

| Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, 10:18 p.m.

James Taylor-Lane's late free throw sent the game into overtime, and Central Catholic (10-5, 6-2) went on to defeat Franklin Regional, 69-66, in a Section 2-AAAA game Friday.

David Urso had 17 points to lead Central Catholic. Charan Singh scored 18 for Franklin Regional (7-8, 2-6).

Gateway 92, Penn Hills 56 — Deon Cottrell-Baker led all scorers with 21 points as Class AAAA No. 2 Gateway (10-3, 7-1) won in Section 2. Shamari Thomas and Daylon Harris scored 18 and 13 points, respectively.

North Allegheny 70, Pine-Richland64 — Adam Haus led Class AAAA No. 4 North Allegheny with 14 points as the Tigers (11-1, 6-1) picked up a Section 3 win.

Seneca Valley 54, Shaler 40 — Alex Snyder's 15 points led Class AAAA No. 5 Seneca Valley (11-3, 6-2) to a Section 3 win. Geno Thorpe had 21 points for Shaler (7-8, 1-7).

Peters Township 57, Mt. Lebanon45 — Gabe Pritz scored 29 points to lead Peters Township (6-9, 3-5) to a Section 4-AAAA win.

Chartiers Valley 100, Keystone Oaks 55 — Spencer Casson recorded his fourth triple-double of the season with 27 points, 15 rebounds and 11 blocks as Class AAA No. 3 Chartiers Valley (12-1, 7-0) rolled to a Section 5 victory.

Matty McConnell and Mike Boulos scored 21 points and 17 points for the Colts.

South Park 71, South Fayette 58 — Ryan Smider scored 23 points and was one of four players in double figures for South Park (8-7, 3-4) in a Section 5-AAA victory. C.J. Rudisill scored 18 for South Fayette (9-4, 5-2).

Quaker Valley 76, Carlynton 25 — Quaker Valley (12-3, 5-2) used three double-digit performances pick up a Section 6-AA win. Burke Moser had 13 points and Chris Conlan and Micah Glenn both scored 10 points for the Quakers.

Brentwood 67, Fort Cherry 37 — In Section 4-AA, Jason Pilarski and Mike Kish scored 20 and 19 points to lead Brentwood (8-7, 3-4) to a win.

Vincentian 73, Aquinas Academy 30 — Tony DiNardo had 11 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists as Class A No. 1 Vincentian (13-1, 5-0) won in Section 2-A.

North Catholic 67, Sewickley Academy 58 — Danny Savulchack scored a game-high 29 points to lead Class A No. 4 North Catholic (10-4, 4-1) in Section 2.

Lincoln Park 91, Western Beaver 59 — Elijah Minnie's 25 points guided Class A No. 3 Lincoln Park (10-4, 5-0) to a win in Section 1. Nick Miller and Brandon Sheeler scored 23 and 18 for Western Beaver.

Allderdice 68, Carrick 41 — Javaughn Moultire hit four 3-pointers and had a game-high 18 points as Allderdice (4-9, 2-2) rolled in City League play. Lavelle Segers added 17 points for the Dragons.

Girls basketball

Bethel Park 43, Upper St. Clair 37 — Sami Simpson led the way with a game-high 14 points as Class AAAA No. 1 Bethel Park (14-1, 8-0) won a Section 4 matchup. Megan Marecic added 13 points for Bethel Park.

Chartiers Valley 56, Baldwin 30 — Jenna Devinney scored 15 points to lead Class AAAA No. 3 Chartiers Valley (10-4, 5-2) to a Section 4 win. Mariah Wells and Alexa Golden both scored 12 for the Colts.

Allderdice 87, Carrick 50 — Sierra Fordham scored 44 points, and Sydnee Abernathy had 32 to lead Allderdice (8-5, 4-1) to a City League win.

Mercury Award

Clairton senior Tyler Boyd was selected as the Mercury Award winner Friday night at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association banquet. The Pitt recruit, who has decided not to take visits to Michigan State or Penn State, according to coach Tom Nola, was named the top prep player in Western Pennsylvania after rushing for 2,584 yards and scoring 51 touchdowns, leading Clairton to its fourth straight PIAA title. North Allegheny's Patrick Kugler and Mack Leftwich and Central Valley's Robert Foster were the other finalists. The PAA also inducted former Pirate Dick Groat into its hall of fame.

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