High school roundup: No. 2 Mt. Lebanon edges No. 3 Chartiers Valley
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The top three ranked girls basketball teams in Class AAAA all play in Section 4, so there have been battles for playoff position throughout the season. Thursday night was no different as No. 2 Mt. Lebanon picked up a 49-40 road win over No. 3 Chartiers Valley.
Jordan Holmes had 16 points to lead the Blue Devils (18-2, 9-1), who also won the first meeting between the rivals. Alexa Golden had 13 for Chartiers Valley (14-5, 8-3). Mt. Lebanon moved into a first-place tie with No. 1 Bethel Park (17-2, 9-1) in the section standings.
Hempfield 74, Kiski Area 37 — Lexi Irwin and Monica Burns scored 14 points apiece for No. 5 Hempfield (17-2, 12-0) in a Section 1-AAAA win.
Connellsville 48, Latrobe 42 — Ashton Grimm and Saiah Mickens had 13 points each to lead Connellsville (5-13, 2-10) to a Section 1-AAAA win. Madison Kollar had a career-high 19 points for Latrobe (9-9, 6-6).
North Allegheny 57, Pine-Richland 11 — Devin LaBarge had 20 points to lead No. 4 North Allegheny (19-2, 9-1) to a Section 3-AAAA victory.
Butler 38, Shaler 31 — Mackenzie O'Donnell had 17 points to lead Butler (11-9, 7-3) to a Section 3-AAAA win.
Oakland Catholic 37, North Hills 25 — In Section 3-AAAA, Mara Fitzgerald had 12 points and Nicole Johnson 10 to lead Oakland Catholic (8-11, 7-4) to victory.
Upper St. Clair 61, Canon-McMillan 35 — Madison Serio had 20 points as Upper St. Clair (9-10, 4-6) picked up a Section 4-AAAA win.
Hampton 44, Mars 28 — Sara Pilarski had 16 points and 17 rebounds, and Lexi Griggs added 11 rebounds to lead Hampton (15-4, 10-0) to a Section 1-AAA win that clinched the section.
Greensburg Salem 64, Mt. Pleasant 51 — Jayne Oberdorf had 22 points and her sister, Claire, scored 19 as Greensburg Salem (14-5, 9-1) won in Section 3-AAA. Karly Mellinger added 14 points. Alexa Szelong had 19 for Mt. Pleasant (9-10, 5-5).
Belle Vernon 55, Thomas Jefferson 41 — Jessica Slagus had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Kaitlyn Slagus had 16 points and 11 rebounds to guide Belle Vernon (14-4, 8-2) to a win in Section 4-AAA. Alexis Yanif had 18 for Thomas Jefferson (7-12, 4-6).
Uniontown 67, Southmoreland 21 — Danasha Harris scored 19 points as Uniontown (15-2, 9-1) rolled in Section 3-AAA. The Red Raiders led, 28-4, after the first quarter.
South Park 94, Montour 22 — Class AAA No. 5 South Park opened the game on a 31-9 run and cruised to a Section 5 win. Shelby Lindsay and Halie Torris had 24 and 21 points, respectively, for the Eagles (17-2, 11-1).
Keystone Oaks 44, Quaker Valley 42 — Kayla Brownke made three free throws in the final minutes to seal a Section 5-AAA win for Keystone Oaks (11-8, 4-6). Sierra Perlik had 18 points for Quaker Valley (11-7, 7-4).
Riverside 69, Laurel 34 — Alex Deep scored 16 points and went over 1,000 points for her career in leading Riverside (11-8, 7-3) to a Section 2-AA win.
Greensburg Central Catholic 69, Springdale 31 — Rachel Deglau had 13 points, and Maireade Byrne-Houser (11) and Carolyn Appleby (10) also contributed as Greensburg Central Catholic (14-5, 9-1) cruised in Section 3-AA.
Riverview 48, South Allegheny 37 — Sadie Buchser scored 21 points to lead Riverview (12-7, 6-5) in a Section 3-AA win. Jaylee Patterson scored 15 points for South Allegheny and went over 1,000 career points in defeat.
Bishop Canevin 61, Brentwood 24 — Carly Forse scored 14 points and surpassed 1,000 points for her career as No. 3 Bishop Canevin won a Section 4-AA contest. Celina DiPietro had 21 points for the Crusaders (16-3, 9-1).
Vincentian 76, Imani Christian 28 — Class A No. 1 Vincentian (18-0, 10-0) was led by Danielle Melvin's 13 points in a Section 2 win.
Carmichaels 48, Avella 45 — Caroline Cree had 15 points, as No. 5 Carmichaels (17-2, 7-1) forced a first-place tie with Avella (11-7, 7-1) in Section 3-A.
Serra Catholic 60, Clairton 24 — Leslie Hoye scored 13 points, and Katie Sieg and Jessie Manfredi added 10 each to pace No. 2 Serra Catholic (16-2, 8-0) to a Section 4-A win.
Trinity Christian 72, Wilkinsburg 53 — John Wallace had 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead Trinity Christian (5-12, 2-5) to a Section 4-A win.
Allderdice 54, Perry 18 — Josh Zinkovsky (126 pounds), Ryan Campbell (132), Ean DiSilvio (145), Cameron Jacobson (152), Jaylen Wilkins (182), Ranier Smith (195) and Pat Ferguson (285) had pins to lead Allderdice to a City League championship victory. Keron Jones (138) and Jermaine Herring (220) had pins for Perry.
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