High school roundup: Burrell upsets QV, qualifies for 1st title game since 1979
TribLIVE Sports Videos
Unseeded Burrell advanced to its first WPIAL championship game since 1979 by topping No. 6 Quaker Valley, 43-32, in overtime of a Class AA semifinal game Wednesday at North Allegheny.
Senior forward Cole Bush scored a game-high 16 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for the Buccaneers (19-6). The winner of back-to-back overtime games in the playoffs, Burrell will play No. 1 Beaver Falls at 1 p.m. Saturday in the finals at Palumbo Center.
Burrell outscored the Quakers, 13-2, in overtime. Nelson Westwood led Quaker Valley (20-5) with eight points.
Beaver Falls 71, Apollo-Ridge 39 — Top-ranked Beaver Falls (22-3) will go for its ninth WPIAL title Saturday after earning a WPIAL Class AA semifinal win at North Allegheny. The relentless Beaver Falls defense forced 16 first-half turnovers en route to taking a 51-12 lead at the half. Drew Cook led Beaver Falls with 16 points. Cadee Akins and Elijah Cottrill added 14 each.
Apollo-Ridge (18-8), playing in only the second semifinal in the school's 44-year history, was led by Lucas Burrell's 14 points.
New Castle 71, Seneca Valley 46 — Shawn Anderson had 28 points for top-seeded New Castle (25-0), which is headed back to Palumbo Center after capturing a WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal win at Ambridge. Easton Bazzoli had 18 points for No. 12 Seneca Valley (17-8). The No. 1 seeded Red Hurricanes will face No. 3 Hampton in a rematch of last year's Class AAA title game, which New Castle won, 57-44. Both teams moved to Quad-A this year.
Elizabeth Forward 78, Blackhawk 64 — Led by a stifling defense that held sophomore sensation Chassidy Omogrosso to two field goals and 16 points, fifth-seeded Elizabeth Forward (23-2) led from wire to wire in a WPIAL Class AAA semifinal win at West Allegheny. Alison Pastore scored 23 points for EF, which will play for its first title since 1975 against No. 3 South Park at 3 p.m. Saturday at Palumbo Center.
Serra Catholic 56, North Catholic 45 — No. 2 seeded Serra Catholic used a 20-8 run in the third quarter to take control of a WPIAL Class A semifinal at Keystone Oaks. Leslie Hoye had 15 points, and Nicole Pero and Katie Sieg each had 12 for Serra Catholic (23-2), which will play No. 1 Vincentian in the championship game at 11 a.m. Saturday at Palumbo Center. Lauren Wolosik scored 20 points for No. 3 North Catholic (15-10).
Vincentian 57, Quigley Catholic 38 — Brenna Wise had 22 points and 20 rebounds to lead No. 1 Vincentian to a WPIAL Class A semifinal victory at Keystone Oaks. Abbey Bartoszewicz added 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Royals (24-1). Gabrielle Smith had 13 points for No. 4 Quigley Catholic (18-6). Vincentian led, 34-18, at halftime.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Ringgold girls escape with 41-35 win over Brownsville
- Harris develops into team leader for Gateway boys
- Daily News roundup: TJ boys down Montour in nonsection game
- Franklin Regional boys weather tough losses
- Sewickley Academy boys basketball off to fast start
- Injuries won’t dash South Fayette girls basketball’s hopes
- Family atmosphere featured in Baldwin boys basketball program
- Plum boys win section opener, girls fall to Fox Chapel
- Chartiers Valley boys basketball competes, bonds in Arizona
- Gateway girls roll to victory in Section 2 opener
- Fox Chapel’s Urso adjusts quickly between football, basketball