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High school girls basketball roundup: Blackhawk girls cruise to first-round win over West Mifflin

| Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 10:00 p.m.
Serra Catholic’s Nicole Pero grabs a rebound out of the hands of Jefferson Morgan’s Katie Shaffer during a WPIAL Class A first-round playoff game Wednesday at Peters Township on February 20, 2013  Ronald Vezzani Jr./Daily News
Serra Catholic’s Nicole Pero grabs a rebound out of the hands of Jefferson Morgan’s Katie Shaffer during a WPIAL Class A first-round playoff game Wednesday at Peters Township on February 20, 2013 Ronald Vezzani Jr./Daily News

It's been nine days since the Blackhawk girls basketball team played an official game, but the No. 1 team in Class AAA showed little rust Wednesday night in an 82-61 victory over West Mifflin in a first-round matchup at West Allegheny.

Chassidy Omogrosso had 31 points, and Bridget Schaffer had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Cougars (23-0). Alexis Graham also had 18 for Blackhawk, which will play Belle Vernon in the quarterfinals Saturday at a site and time to be determined.

Taylor Thomas had 31 points for West Mifflin (10-13).

Ambridge 45, Uniontown 38 — Led by Katie Fischer's 18 points, including five 3-pointers, as No. 10 Ambridge (15-8) earned a first-round win at Canon-McMillan. Ambridge used a 13-2 run in the third quarter to pull ahead. Kelly Haslett added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Bridgers, who will face Central Valley in the quarterfinals Saturday. Danasha Harris and Lydya Dennis each had 10 points for No. 7 Uniontown (17-3).

Belle Vernon 60, Greensburg Salem 41 — Jessica Slagus scored 21 points, and her sister, Kaitlyn Slagus, added 18 to lead Belle Vernon (16-6) to a first-round win at Hempfield. Belle Vernon, which will play No. 1 Blackhawk in the quarterfinals Saturday, avenged a 10-point regular season loss to Greensburg Salem. Claire Oberdorf's 12 points led Greensburg Salem (16-7).

Central Valley 59, South Fayette 50 — Madi Rowan scored 35 points, including 17 in the first half, to lead No. 4 Central Valley (18-4) to a first-round win at Baldwin. Seairra Barrett chipped in with 14 points for Central Valley, which will play Elizabeth Forward in Saturday's quarterfinals. The Warriors will be without Kiana Law, who was ejected after being assessed two technical fouls. Kristen Hardt led South Fayette (15-8) with 13 points.

Hampton 34, Quaker Valley 25 — Hampton opened a 13-4 halftime lead and withstood a third-quarter rally to secure a first-round victory with an 8-0 fourth-quarter run. Sara Pilarski had 10 points for No. 6 Hampton (18-5), which will play South Park in the quarterfinals Saturday. Sierra Perlik had 13 points for Quaker Valley (13-10).

Hopewell 56, Keystone Oaks 38 — At Cornell, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 35 points and added 11 rebounds to pace No. 2 Hopewell (20-3) in a first-round win. The Vikings will face Ambridge in the quarterfinals Saturday. Maryssa Agurs had 16 points for Keystone Oaks (14-9).

South Park 54, Indiana 38 — Shelby Lindsay scored 20 points and helped South Park (20-2) build a 17-point halftime lead in a first-round playoff win at Gateway. Halie Torris had 12 points and Breanna Raymond added 10 for the Eagles. Lucy Bujdos led Indiana (16-8) with 12 points. No. 3 South Park will play Hampton in the quarterfinals Saturday.

Class A

Rochester 46, Monessen 37 — Denni McFrazier had 18 points, and Kala Besong scored 16 to lead No. 10 Rochester (12-11) to a first-round win at Woodland Hills. Mariah Ward had 16 points for Monessen (10-12).

Serra Catholic 85, Jefferson-Morgan 45 — The second-seeded Eagles used a 22-5 second-quarter run to seal a first-round victory. Megan Sieg had 18 points, and Katie Sieg added 15 for Serra Catholic (21-2). Lindsay Muschar had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Eagles, who will play Rochester winner in the quarterfinals Saturday. Kayla Yorko had 16 points for Jefferson-Morgan (9-14), which committed 34 turnovers.

Winchester Thurston 45, Union 36 — Ally Seigel scored all 12 of her points in the second half, as Winchester Thurston outscored Union, 25-18, en route to a first-round win at Cornell. Lexi LoNero had 13 to lead the Bears (13-8). Miranda Heaney had 14 for Union (11-11).

Vincentian 59, West Greene 15 — Brenna Wise had 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks to lead No. 1 Vincentian to a first-round victory at Chartiers Valley. Kiersten Eliott had 11 points for the Royals (23-1), who will play Winchester Thurston in the quarterfinals Saturday.

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