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High school roundup: No. 1 Blackhawk girls defeat Hopewell in section battle

| Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, 10:32 p.m.

Alexis Graham scored 20 points, and Chassidy Omogrosso added 14, as Class AAA No. 1 Blackhawk (17-0, 8-0) earned a crucial 58-40 victory during Section 2-AAA action Thursday night. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored a game-high 24 points for Class AAA No. 4 Hopewell (15-3, 6-3).

Ambridge 53, New Castle 35 — Kelly Haslett scored a game-high 18 points as Ambridge (10-5, 5-3) earned a Section 2-AAA victory. Kelsey Scott scored 18 points for New Castle (7-11, 3-6).

Belle Vernon 64, Waynesburg 17 — Jessica Slagus scored a game-high 26 points and went over 1,000 points for her career as Belle Vernon (12-4, 6-2) captured a Section 4-AAA victory. Slagus also grabbed 12 rebounds.

Yough 40, Southmoreland 35 — In Section 3-AAA, Natalie Peebles scored 17 points, and Samantha Miller had the final six points off the bench as Yough (7-11, 2-7) prevailed. Julea Claycomb had 12 points for Southmorleland (3-16, 0-9).

South Park 57, Quaker Valley 23 — Shelby Lindsay's 20 points led all scorers as Class AAA No. 5 South Park (15-2, 9-0) remained atop its section with a Section 5-AAA victory.

Penn-Trafford 52, Kiski Area 32 — Maria Palarino led Penn-Trafford (14-2, 9-1) with 13 points as the Warriors earned a Section 1-AAAA victory. Maddie Antone scored a game-high 23 points for Kiski Area (4-13, 3-7).

Norwin 54, Connellsville 40 — In Section 1-AAAA, Alayna Gribble had 21 points to lead Norwin (9-8, 7-3) to victory. Saiah Mickens had 17 points for the Falcons (6-12, 1-9).

Albert Gallatin 62, Latrobe 55 — In Section 1-AAAA, Taylor Spence had 20 points and 15 rebounds to lead Albert Gallatin (8-8, 4-5) to victory. Rachel Kollar had 15 points for Latrobe (8-8, 5-5).

Bethel Park 70, Peters Township 44 — Megan Marecic led all scorers with 20 points as Class AAAA No. 1 Bethel Park (16-1, 9-0) claimed victory during Section 4-AAAA play.

North Allegheny 48, Butler 27 — Meg Morningstar scored 10 points as Class AAAA No. 4 North Allegheny (14-2, 8-1) earned a victory in Section 3-AAAA.

Chartiers Valley 58, Canon-McMillan 29 — Mariah Wells scored a game-high 16 points as Class AAAA No. 3 Chartiers Valley (13-4, 7-2) clinched a playoff spot with a Section 4-AAAA win.

Seton-La Salle 72, Fort Cherry 31 — Natalie Piaggesi led Class AA No. 1 Seton La-Salle (16-1, 9-0) with 16 points as the Rebels earned a victory in Section 4-AA. Rachel Bellhy scored a game-high 21 points for Fort Cherry (6-7, 3-5).

Riverview 61, Shady Side Academy 37 — Sadie Bucsher led all scorers with 19 points as Riverview (11-6, 5-4) earned a Section 3-AA victory. Ashley Bruni and Bree Patsy both scored 16 points for the Raiders.

Jeannette 62, Springdale 51 — Ciara Gregory had 25 points, including four 3-pointers, and seven steals to lead Jeannette (11-5, 8-1) to a Section 3-AA win. Monique Redman added 21 points for the Jayhawks. Maddy Glamp had 20 points for Springdale (9-9, 4-4).

Greensburg Central Catholic 66, South Allegheny 14 — Carolyn Appleby had 15 points as Greensburg Central Catholic (12-4, 7-1) earned a Section 3-AA win.

Washington 54, Beth-Center 22 — Maya Gordon led the way with a game-high 18 points and seven steals as Washington (9-7, 6-3) won a Section 5-AA game.

Charleroi 44, South Side Beaver 41 — Mia Woytovich scored 12 points for Charleroi (13-5, 8-1) as the Cougars earned a victory in Section 5-AA. Sam Gibson scored a game-high 15 points for South Side Beaver (6-11, 4-5).

Serra Catholic 82, Geibel 15 — Leslie Hoye scored a game-high 11 points for Class A No. 2 Serra Catholic (14-2, 6-0) as the Eagles remained undefeated in Section 4-A.

Carmichaels 56, West Greene 50 — Morgan Berardi scored a game-high 24 points as Class A No. 5 Carmichaels (15-2, 5-1) claimed a victory in Section 3-A. Madison Raber scored 23 points for West Greene (9-8, 1-5).

California 53, Jefferson-Morgan 47 — Courtnee McMasters led all scorers with 22 points as California (13-4, 4-2) earned a victory in Section 3-A.

Quigley Catholic 50, Union 32 — Kristen Jackson scored a game-high 14 points as Class A No. 4 Quigley Catholic (12-4, 9-0) remained undefeated in Section 1-A.

Winchester Thurston 51, Clairton 36 — Lexi LoNero led all scorers with 23 points as Winchester Thurston (8-6, 4-2) earned a victory in Section 4-A.

North Catholic 75, Imani Christian 20 — Lauren Wolosik scored a game-high 34 points, including six 3-pointers, as Class A No. 3 North Catholic (11-6, 8-1) claimed a Section 2-A victory.

OLSH 64, Eden Christian Academy 11 — Tia Sciulli and Courtney Alexander both scored 12 points as OLSH (14-3) cruised to a nonsection victory.

Indiana 61, Allderdice 52 — Audrey Stapleton scored a game-high 37 points as Indiana (11-6) earned a nonsection victory. Sydnee Abernathy scored 28 points for Allderdice (9-6).

Boys basketball

Chartiers Valley 79, McGuffey 30 — Mike Boulos led five players in double figures with 18 points to pace Class AAA No. 2 Chartiers Valley (15-1, 9-0) to a Section 5-AAA victory.

North Catholic 79, Aquinas Academy 38 — Danny Savulchak scored a game-high 30 points as Class A No. 4 North Catholic (11-4, 5-1) earned a Section 2-A victory. Mike Tappe scored 25 points for Aquinas Academy (1-15, 0-6).

Brashear 77, Serra Catholic 69 — Davon Taylor led Brashear (11-6) with 21 points as the Bulls earned a nonsection victory. Joe Satira scored a game-high 33 points for Serra Catholic (12-3).

East Allegheny 80, Yough 38 — Joel Randolph led all scorers with 28 points as East Allegheny (8-9, 3-5) earned a nonsection victory. Jordan Williams scored 17 points for the Wildcats.

Blairsville 65, United 35 — Troy Williams and Colt McMillan scored 23 and 20 points, respectively, to lead Blairsville (7-10, 5-6) to a District 6 Heritage Conference victory.

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