High school roundup: North Allegheny ends Seneca Valley's winning streak
By Staff Reports
Published: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, 9:58 p.m.
Seneca Valley was one of the hottest teams in the WPIAL, riding a seven-game winning streak into Saturday night's Section 3-AAAA showdown with rival North Allegheny, but the Tigers' shooters made sure to end the Raiders' run.
North Allegheny hit nine 3-pointers and had four scorers in double figures in a 67-51 win that helped the No. 2 ranked Tigers (15-1, 9-1) keep pace in the section title race. David House (16), Joe Mancini (12), R.J. Calabrese (11) and Luke Soyster (10) led North Allegheny. Easton Bazzoli had 17 for Seneca Valley (13-4, 7-3).
New Castle 102, North Hills 59 — Malik Hooker scored 23 points and Shawn Anderson had 22 as No. 1 New Castle (17-0, 10-0) cruised in Section 3-AAAA.
Hempfield 57, Connellsville 41 — Kasen Harrell's 24 points keyed a Section 1-AAAA win for Hempfield (14-4, 7-2). Mike Nauman added 12 points for the Spartans. Jim Leichliter had 13 points, including three 3-pointers, for Connellsville.
Latrobe 64, Norwin 59 — Blake Reaping scored 15 points as Latrobe (10-8, 5-3) picked up a Section 1-AAAA triumph. Curtis Perz had 23 for Norwin (8-8, 5-4). Latrobe held a 36-25 lead at halftime.
Fox Chapel 61, Woodland Hills 58 — Led by Brian Papich's 21 points and Billy Urso's 20, the Foxes (13-4, 8-2) earned a Section 2-AAAA win. Brian Baker had 21 points for Woodland Hills (4-13, 0-10), which held an 18-11 advantage in the fourth quarter.
Trinity 60, Peters Township 46 — In Section 4-AAAA, Christian Koroly had 24 points to guide Trinity (10-8, 2-6) to victory. Gabe Pritz scored 23 points for Peters Township (7-10, 4-6).
Derry 55, Mt. Pleasant 49 — Led by Andy Panizzi's 27 points, Derry (9-7, 5-4) rolled to a Section 3-AAA victory.
Thomas Jefferson 74, Elizabeth Forward 47 — In Section 4-AAA, Jason Horan scored 15 points and led four players in double figures as Thomas Jefferson (11-7, 5-4) eased to victory. Matt Bernadowski had 21 points for Elizabeth Forward (11-6, 7-1), which fell behind, 22-4, to start the game.
South Fayette 79, Keystone Oaks 65 — South Fayette broke a halftime tie with a 20-14 edge in the third quarter to secure a Section 5-AAA win. Evan Bonnaure scored 26 points and BJ Rudisill had 21 for the Lions (10-5, 6-2). Cory Sevacko had 32 for Keystone Oaks (6-11, 3-6).
Burrell 55, Ford City 40 — Pete Spagnolo scored 25 points, including an 11-for-11 effort from the free throw line, as Burrell (11-6, 4-2) captured a Section 1-AA win. Andrew Labutka had 14 points, including four 3-pointers, for Ford City (4-13, 1-7).
Greensburg Central Catholic 63, South Allegheny 40 — Zach Herman and Brian Graytok scored 16 and 15 points, respectively, to pace the No. 1 Centurions (16-1, 8-0) to a Section 3-AA win. Kordell Thompson had 24 for South Allegheny (6-12, 2-7).
Burgettstown 53, Chartiers-Houston 32 — Ryan Glover had 16 points, as Burgettstown (9-9, 4-4) won a Section 4-AA game.
Avonworth 45, Sto-Rox 42 — In Section 6-AA, Ryan Pearson scored 19 points to lead Avonworth (11-6, 7-2) to a win. Lenny Williams scored 16 points for Sto-Rox (9-6, 6-2).
OLSH 59, Rochester 51 — Cameron Johnson's 20 points helped OLSH (14-3, 4-2) to a Section 1-A victory. Alyjah Elmore had 20 points for Rochester (5-13, 1-5).
Vincentian 89, Fairview 50 – In nonsection play, Brian Wolf scored 17 points and Tony DiNardo added 13 to lead Class A top-ranked Vincentian (15-1) to victory. Max Rathz and Jim Kenna added 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Royals, who led, 60-28, at halftime.
Wilkinsburg 55, Clairton 41 — Eddie Risher scored 17 points and Jonathan Blue added 14 points and 16 rebounds, as Wilkinsburg (8-7) defeated Clairton (8-5) in nonsection play.
Butler 32, Oakland Catholic 31, OT — Caitlin Baxter drove the length of the court and made a layup at the buzzer in overtime to give Butler (9-9, 5-3) a Section 3-AAA win. Baxter had 12 points and MacKenzie O'Donnell had 13 for Butler. Mara Fitzgerald had nine points for Oakland Catholic (7-10, 6-3).
Seneca Valley 45, Pine-Richland 32 — In Section 3-AAAA, Seneca Valley (7-8, 4-5) got 13 points from Kaitlyn Eagle and 11 from Abbie Trzeciak in the victory.
Fox Chapel 69, Woodland Hills 45 — Erin Mathias had 19 points and 20 rebounds, and Alanna Palumbo had 18 to led Fox Chapel to victory in Section 2-AAAA. Desiree Garland paced Woodland Hills (5-12, 2-7) with 12 points. Fox Chapel (13-4, 8-1) outscored Woodland Hills, 40-21, in the second half.
South Fayette 43, Keystone Oaks 39 — Mikayla Fetchet and Kristen Hardt each hit a pair of free throws in overtime to seal a Section 5-AAA win for South Fayette (9-5, 5-3). Caitlin McLuckie had 15 points for South Fayette. Maryssa Agurs had 26 points for Keystone Oaks (9-8, 3-6).
Burrell 56, North Catholic 33 — Sydney Bordonaro scored 23 points and Natalie Myers added 14 points and 11 rebounds as Class AA No. 4 Burrell (12-2) cruised past Class A No. 3 North Catholic (11-7) in nonsection play. Senior Lauren Wolosik, a Central Connecticut State recruit, led North Catholic with 22 points. Burrell led, 31-10, at halftime.
Villa Maria 42, Bishop Canevin 35 — Villa Maria overcame a first-half deficit and secured a nonsection win between two of the state's top Class AA teams. Erin Waskowiak had 12 points for No. 2 Bishop Canevin (14-3). Villa Maria also topped the Crusaders in last season's PIAA second round.
Vincentian 70, Kennedy Catholic 53 — In a rematch of last year's PIAA quarterfinals, Brenna Wise poured in 30 points, as Class A No. 1 Vincentian (16-0) topped Kennedy Catholic at the Penn State Beaver Tournament. Vincentian also beat the District 10 power, 56-51, last year.
Mt. Lebanon 42, Cumberland Valley 40 — In nonsection play, Christine Ehland's 20 points helped Class AAAA No. 2 Mt. Lebanon (16-2) recover from an eight-point first-quarter deficit.
Trinity 41, Fort Cherry 22 — Jenna Lucas scored all 22 of her team's points, but Fort Cherry (6-8) fell in nonsection play.
Washington 44, Westinghouse 37 — Tajah Gordon scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Washington (10-7) to a nonsection win. Jasmin Meyers scored 12 points to pace Westinghouse (8-7).
Ambridge 72, Allderdice 44 — Lexi Hilzendeger scored 23 points, and Kelly Haslett added 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead Ambridge (11-5) to a nonsection win. Katie Fischer added 12 points and 10 assists for Ambridge, while Sierra Fordham led Allderdice (9-7) with 20 points.
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