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High school roundup: Central Catholic wins Section 2 title outright

| Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, 10:15 p.m.
Deer Lakes' Zach Bryner dribbles past Burrell's Pete Spagnolo on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. (Erica Hilliard | Valley News Dispatch)

A winner was finally crowned in the three-team race for the Section 2 title in Class AAAA after Central Catholic earned a 64-45 victory over Fox Chapel on Friday night.

Sam Calhoun scored 23 points to lead Central Catholic to victory.

The Vikings (16-5, 12-2) jockeyed for the top spot all season with Fox Chapel (15-6, 10-4) and two-time defending WPIAL champion Gateway (14-5, 11-3), which defeated McKeesport Friday night to finish in second place. All three teams advance to the WPIAL playoffs, which will get under way next Thursday. The playoff pairings will be announced Tuesday night.

Hempfield 73, Latrobe 62 — Tyler Handlan scored 18 points as Hempfield (16-5, 9-3) earned a victory in Section 1-AAAA. Chad Kissell scored a game-high 19 points for Latrobe (12-10, 7-5). Both teams have already clinched playoff spots.

Norwin 66, Penn-Trafford 61 — Curtis Perz scored a game-high 23 points as Norwin (12-9, 8-4) earned a Section 1-AAAA victory and clinched a playoff spot. Penn-Trafford (13-8, 6-6) was eliminated from playoff contention with the loss.

North Allegheny 77, North Hills 52 — Adam Haus and Joe Mancini both scored 17 points as Class AAAA No. 3 North Allegheny (17-3, 11-3) earned a Section 3 victory.

Canon-McMillan 62, Peters Township 49 — Brett Haney scored a 26 points as Canon-McMillan (11-11, 6-8) clinched the final playoff spot in Section 4-AAAA.

Chartiers Valley 60, South Fayette 43 — Matty McConnell led all scorers with 20 points as Class AAA No. 3 Chartiers Valley (19-2, 11-1) captured the Section 5 title outright. Michael Boulos scored 15 points for the Colts.

Uniontown 67, Laurel Highlands 53 — Jordan Pratt had 21 points as Class AAA No. 5 Uniontown (16-3, 10-2) claimed the Section 3 title outright.

Central Valley 77, Hopewell 51 — Brian Kolich led all scorers with 15 points as Central Valley (16-6, 10-2) clinched a share of the Section 2-AAA title.

Greensburg Salem 51, Derry 48 — Max Ponzurick and Simeon Stevens both scored 12 points to lead Greensburg Salem (4-17, 4-8) to a Section 3-AAA victory that kept Derry (9-12, 5-7) from reaching the playoffs.

Montour 76, Keystone Oaks 66 — Devin Wilson's 24 points led the way for Class AAA No. 2 Montour (17-4, 10-2) as the Spartans earned a victory in Section 5-AAA.

Sto-Rox 80, Carlynton 39 — Tonyea Curry scored a game-high 23 points as Sto-Rox (13-7, 10-2) earned a Section 6-AA victory. Mike Latimore scored 26 points for Carlynton (6-16, 3-9).

Burrell 47, Deer Lakes 46 — Burrell (15-6, 8-2) earned a Section 1-AA win and will share the Section 1-AA title with the Lancers (16-6, 8-2).

Seton-La Salle 74, Bishop Canevin 40 — Levi Masua scored 12 points as Class AA No. 4 Seton-La Salle (20-2, 12-0) earned a Section 4 victory. Jake Selijman scored 15 points for Bishop Canevin (10-12, 7-5).

Vincentian 79, Aquinas Academy 28 — Ryan Wolf led all scorers with 15 points as Class A No. 2 Vincentian (20-1, 10-0) earned a Section 2 victory.

Lincoln Park 88, Western Beaver 57 — Maverick Rowan scored 32 points as Class A No. 1 Lincoln Park (17-5, 10-0) won in Section 1. Elijah Minnie scored 28 points for the Leopards.

Quigley Catholic 65, Eden Christian Academy 49 — Nate Lieb scored 15 points as Quigley Catholic (11-11, 4-6) earned a playoff berth in Section 2-A.

North Catholic 46, Sewickley Academy 45 — Dan Sevulchak led all scorers with 15 points as Class A No. 5 North Catholic (14-5, 8-2) earned a victory in Section 2.

OLSH 65, Cornell 27 — Cameron Johnson scored 16 points as Class A No. 3 OLSH (17-4, 7-3) earned a Section 1 victory.

Union 76, Rochester 35 — Markel Peace led all scorers with 30 points as Class A No. 4 Union (16-4, 7-3) earned a victory in Section 1.

Perry 56, Allderdice 54 — Shakeem Cox had 23 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer, as Perry (10-10, 5-4) picked up a City League victory.

Girls basketball

Baldwin 46, Bethel Park 38 — Mandi Johnston led all scorers with 18 points as Baldwin (10-11, 5-7) clinched a playoff spot with a Section 4-AAAA victory over the No. 2 ranked Black Hawks (18-3, 10-2).

Plum 58, Franklin Regional 40 — Krista Pietropola scored a game-high 26 points as Plum (17-5, 10-3) earned a victory in Section 2-AAAA.

Penn Hills 50, Woodland Hills 33 — Gloria Schifino had 19 points to lead the Indians (9-13, 5-7) qualified for the playoffs with a Section 2-AAAA win. Delrika Jones-Kerry had 21 points for Woodland Hills (7-15, 3-9).

Penn-Trafford 51, Norwin 45 — Maria Palarino scored a game-high 18 points as Penn-Trafford (18-3, 12-2) earned a Section 1-AAAA victory.

North Allegheny 48, North Hills 24 — Taylor Lake led all scorers with 17 points as Class AAAA No. 3 North Allegheny (18-2, 11-1) earned a victory in Section 3.

Gateway 57, McKeesport 23 — Chelsea Richardson scored a game-high 14 points as Gateway (17-4, 10-2) earned a Section 2-AAAA victory.

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