High school boys basketball roundup: Chartiers Valley gets best of section rival South Fayette
It's never easy to beat a team three times in a season, but No. 1 Chartiers Valley did just that Friday night with a 67-62 win over Section 5-AAA rival South Fayette in the WPIAL quarterfinals at Canon-McMillan.
Michael Boulos had 20 points, and Matty McConnell added 19 to led the Colts (21-3), who will play No. 4 Beaver in the semifinals Tuesday at a time and site to be determined. Zach Challingsworth had 21 points for No. 9 South Fayette (14-10).
Beaver 71, Kittanning 66 — Austin Logan scored a game-high 36 points, including 19 in the fourth quarter, to lead No. 4 Beaver (19-3) to a second straight appearance in the Class AAA semifinals with a victory at North Allegheny. Corey Nesmith added 13 points for the Bobcats.
Sterling Henry finished with 19 points for Kittanning (20-5), which trailed by 10 at halftime and two after three quarters.
Mars 79, Uniontown 55 — Josh Goetz had 22 points to lead No. 2 Mars (21-3) to a quarterfinal-round victory at Baldwin. Mitch Buzard and Owen Nearhoof added 18 and 16 points, respectively, for the Planets, who will play Montour in the semifinals.
Jordan Pratt had 19 points to pace No. 7 Uniontown (17-4).
Clairton 66, Union 55 — Terrish Webb scored 24 points, Tyler Boyd had 15 and Bryon Clifford scored 14 to lead No. 5 Clairton (15-6) to a quarterfinal-round victory at North Hills. The Bears, who led, 13-7, after the first quarter and 29-21 at halftime, will play top-seeded Lincoln Park in the semifinals Tuesday. Ben Young had 20 points, and Joe Salmen added 15 for No. 4 Union (17-6).
Lincoln Park 99, Wilkinsburg 58 — Elijah Minnie had 26 points, 13 blocks and 10 rebounds as No. 1 Lincoln Park (19-5) won a quarterfinal-round game at West Allegheny. Maverick Rowan scored 31, including four 3-pointers, and Ryan Skovranko had 18 points, eight assists and eight rebounds for Lincoln Park, which will play Clairton in the semifinals. Isaiah Pete and Eric Dean had 16 points each for No. 9 Wilkinsburg (13-10).
North Catholic 53, OLSH 46 — Danny Savulchak and Dominick Robb each scored 12 points, as No. 3 North Catholic (16-5) earned a quarterfinal-round victory. The Trojans opened an 18-9 lead in the first half, but OLSH tied the game at halftime and then held a 38-34 lead after three quarters. Cameron Johnson had 18 points to lead No. 6 OLSH (19-5).
Vincentian 81, Monessen 42 — No. 2 Vincentian (23-1) jumped out to a 29-17 lead in the first quarter and was ahead, 52-31, at halftime en route to a quarterfinal-round win at Keystone Oaks. Ryan Wolf and Tony DiNardo had 23 and 21 points, respectively, for Vincentian, which will play North Catholic in the semifinals.