Girls' roundup: No. 5 Char Valley edges Shaler
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Senior guard Kassidy O'Keefe hit two free throws with 3.0 seconds left to lift No. 5-seeded Chartiers Valley (17-6) to a 31-29 win over Shaler in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs at North Hills.
Courtney Bauer had 12 points for Shaler (11-12), which outscored the Colts, 17-7, in the fourth quarter after going scoreless in the third quarter.
O'Keefe scored 11 points for Chartiers Valley, which will play No. 13 Upper St. Clair (12-11) in the quarterfinals next Friday at a site and time to be determined.
Baldwin 54, Latrobe 39 — Nikki Corcoran scored 15 points and Mandi Johnston and Amanda Larkin each scored 12 for the Fighting Highlanders in a WPIAL Class AAAA preliminary-round game at Penn-Trafford.
Baldwin (11-11) will play North Allegheny in the first round Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.
Norwin 68, Penn Hills 56 — Alayna Gribble had 17 points, and Rachel Keto and Madi Guffey each had 11 for the Knights in a WPIAL Class AAAA preliminary-round game at Gateway.
Norwin (13-10) will play third-seeded Bethel Park on Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.
Franklin Regional 60, Albert Gallatin 32 — Sarah Stephens' 12 points led balanced scoring that carried Franklin Regional (11-12) in a WPIAL Class AAAA preliminary-round game at Penn-Trafford.
The Panthers will face top-seeded Mt. Lebanon on Tuesday at a site and time to be determined. Albert Gallatin (11-12) was led by Courtney Haines' 14 points.
Beaver 45, Chartiers-Houston 43 (OT) — Lexi Posset scored 14 points, and Eleanor Nelley had 11 for Beaver in a preliminary-round game. Beaver (17-4) will play Mohawk on Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.
Beaver Falls 59, South Side Beaver 30 — Ayana Vaughn had 16 points and Tiffani Vaughn, Kashius Harris and Tiffany Wright all had 11 for Beaver Falls in a WPIAL preliminary-round game. Beaver Falls (15-8) will play eighth-seeded Greensburg Central Catholic on Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.
Carlynton 33, Charleroi 31 — Jordan Melko finished with 13 points and hit a jumper with 1:55 left in the fourth quarter to give Carlynton a WPIAL preliminary-round win. Mia Woytovich had 15 points for Carlynton, which won its first playoff game since 2005.
Neshannock 47, West Shamokin 38 — Sophomore Madison McHale scored 18 of her game-high 28 points in the second half to lead Neshannock to victory in a WPIAL preliminary-round game at Highlands. The Lancers (12-11) advance to face No. 2 seed Bishop Canevin (18-4) in the first round Tuesday.
OLSH 42, Riverview 28 — Bri Van Volkenburg scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Tia Scuilli had 11 points and nine rebounds for OLSH in its WPIAL preliminary-round win. The Chargers (19-4) will play Deer Lakes on Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.
Riverside 54, Springdale 35 — Alex Deep scored a game-high 29 points and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds for Riverside in its WPIAL Class AA preliminary-round win at Keystone Oaks. Riverside (15-8) will play McGuffey on Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.
Steel Valley 59, Avonworth 34 — Senior CeCe Dixon scored 21 of her game-high 23 points in the second half, including 15 in the fourth quarter, to lead Steel Valley in a WPIAL preliminary-round game.
Steel Valley (15-7) will play Jeannette on Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.
Washington 36, Ford City 32 — Maya Gordon scored a game-high 13 points and had five steals, and Tajah Gordon had 12 points for the Little Prexies in a WPIAL preliminary-round game. Washington (13-10) will play top-seeded Seton-La Salle on Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.
Westinghouse 45, Brashear 20 — Brittany Jackson scored a game-high 18 points, and Jasmine Myers added 14 for Westinghouse (14-9) in the quarterfinals. Westinghouse will play No. 2 seed Carrick in the semifinals Tuesday.
Allderdice 59, Perry 33 — Sierra Fordham led the Dragons (11-12) with 18 points in the City League quarterfinals. Latosha Fortsen led Perry (3-15) with 16 points. Allderdice will play No. 1 Obama Academy in the semifinals Tuesday.
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