High school basketball roundup: Top-ranked Elizabeth Forward wins opener
By Staff Reports
Published: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, 10:21 p.m.
Class AAA No. 1 Elizabeth Forward had three scorers in double digits as it opened the season with a 50-32 win Friday in the Brownsville Tournament.
George Prota led all scorers with 17 points for Elizabeth Forward (1-0). JaQuan Davidson added 12, and Matt Bernadowski had 11. For South Allegheny (0-2), Kordell Thompson had 12, and Ty Cook had 12.
Gateway 74, Alt oona 48 — Thomas Kromka scored a game-high 20 points as Gateway (1-0) won in the first round of the Peters Township Tournament.
Fox Chapel 75, OLSH 64 — Matt D'Amico led all scorers with 35 points as Fox Chapel (1-0) punched its ticket to the North Hills Tipoff Tournament championship at noon Saturday. Camoron Johnson scored 34 points for OLSH (0-1).
Hampton 74, Penn-Trafford 53 — Pitt commit Ryan Luther scored a game-high 17 points as Class AAAA No. 1 Hampton (1-0) won in the opening game of the Penn-Trafford Tournament. Sam Kavel scored 17 points for Penn-Trafford (0-1).
Jefferson-Morgan 45, Ca rlynton 40 — Rece Henneman recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 assists as Jefferson-Morgan (1-0) earned a victory in its tipoff tourney.
Moon 62, Hopewell 57 — Devin Hines had a game-high 24 points as Moon (1-0) won in the West Allegheny Tournament. Nathan Bell scored 22 points for Hopewell (0-1).
Mt. Lebanon 66, Greater Johnstown 35 — Johnny David exploded for 42 points as Mt. Lebanon (1-0) earned an opening-night win in the Access TV Tournament at Mt. Lebanon.
North Allegheny 84, La Salle College High Scho ol 64 — David Haus scored a game-high 22 points as North Allegheny (1-0) won in the opening game of the State College Tournament. Joe Mancini scored 13 points for the Tigers.
Plum 63, Highlands 28 — Plum (1-0) jumped out to a 40-9 halftime lead and didn't look back in an opening-round win at its host tournament. Austin Dedert scored 19 of his 21 points in the first half to lead a trio of Plum players in double figures. Nick Stotler scored 13 points, and James Edwards added 11 points.
Quaker Valley 94, Quigley Cath olic 45 — Four Quakers scored in double-digits as Quaker Valley (1-0) won the opening game in its tipoff tournament. Qadir Taylor led all scorers with 16 points for Quaker Valley.
Seneca Valley 88, Penn H ills 59 — Zach Snyder led all scorers with 28 points as Seneca Valley (1-0) advanced to the championship of the Mars Tournament. DeAndre Schifano scored 23 points for Penn Hills (0-1).
South Fayette 63, Avonworth 55 — Jack Relihan led South Fayette (1-0) with 20 points as the Lions earned a win in the Fort Cherry Tournament. Eric Gallube recorded 28 points and 10 rebounds for Avonworth (0-1).
Sto-Rox 59, N ew Brighton 52 — Makil Allen and Lenny Williams scored 15 and 12 points, respectively, as Sto-Rox (1-0) won an opening-round game in the Lincoln Park Tipoff Tournament. Zeph Rombold had a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
Upper St. Clair 65, Monessen 50 — J.J. Conn scored 27 points as Class AAAA No. 7 Upper St. Clair (1-0) won in its host tournament.
Vincentian 82, Wilkinsburg 66 — Ryan Wolf led all scorers with 33 points as Class A No. 2 Vincentian (1-0) earned a victory in the opening game of the Butler Tournament. DeShawn Adaire and Isaiah Pete scored 19 and 16 points, respectively, for Class A No. 9 Wilkinsburg (0-1).
Western Beaver 89, Freedom 46 — Nick Miller dropped 43 points as Western Beaver (1-0) won on the opening night of the South Side Beaver Tournament.
B urrell 48, Fox Chapel 30 — Class AA No. 2 Burrell opened the season with a victory in the opening round of the Rex Energy Tournament at Seneca Valley. Natalie Myers led the Bucs (1-0) with 16, and Sydney Bordonaro added 11. Taylor Cohen led the Foxes (0-1), No. 3 in Class AAAA, with eight points. Duke recruit Erin Mathias had five points and 11 rebounds.
Baldwin 51, Obama Academy 37 — Taylor Letender scored a game-high 16 points as Class AAAA No. 9 Baldwin (1-0) earned a victory in the opening round of the McKeesport Tournament.
Bethel Park 58, Thomas Jefferson 29 — Harper Zimmer led the Black Hawks with 12 points as Bethel Park (1-0) won the opening game of its tipoff tournament. Thomas Jefferson's Alexis Yanief scored 13 points to lead all scorers.
Bishop Canevin 50, North Catholic 42 — Johnie Olkosky scored 19 points to carry Class AA No. 8 Bishop Canevin (1-0) to a win in the Oakland Catholic Tournament. Sam Breen had 18 points for North Catholic (0-1).
Blackhawk 72, Beaver Falls 27 — Chassidy Omogrosso scored 24 points in leading Class AAA No. 1 Blackhawk (1-0) to a victory in its host tournament.
Central Valley 53, M ontour 35 — Kiana Law recorded a game-high 40 points as Class AAA No. 4 Central Valley (1-0) won on opening night of the Fort Cherry/Montour Tournament. Emily Diecks scored 11 points for Montour (0-1).
Elizabeth Forward 55, Derry 27 — Natalie Fekula scored 10 points as Class AAA No. 3 Elizabeth Forward (1-0) won an opening-round game in the Southmoreland Tipoff Classic.
Hempfield 63, South Pa rk 60 — Lexi Irwin sunk a 3-pointer at the buzzer to secure a victory for Class AAAA No. 6 Hempfield in the Bethel Park Tournament. Irwin scored 12 points, while Monica Burns recorded a game-high 32 points for the Spartans (1-0). Allison McGrath scored 24 points for the Class AAA No. 2 Eagles (0-1).
McKeesport 50, We st Mifflin 49 — The Tigers used a 21-12 run in the fourth quarter to seal an opening-round win in its host tournament. Nassiah Bray had 18 points to lead McKeesport (1-0). Class AAA No. 5 West Mifflin (0-1) had three players in double figures, including leading scorer Taylor Thomas, who had 17.
Greensburg Central Catholic 46, Mars 41 — Caroline Appleby scored a game-high 21 points as Class AA No. 5 Greensburg Central Catholic (1-0) punched its ticket to the championship of the Blackhawk Tournament. Sara Getsy scored 14 points for Mars (0-1).
Mt. Lebanon 59, Altoona 49 — Margie McCaffery paced the offense with a game-high 23 points as Class AAAA No. 4 Mt. Lebanon (1-0) won in the first round of the North Allegheny Tournament.
Mt. Pleasant 53, Nor th Hills 45 — Alexa Szelong scored a game-high 24 points as Mt. Pleasant (1-0) earned a victory in the opening round of the Franklin Regional Tournament. Jamie Halloran led North Hills (0-1) with 17 points.
New Castle 32, Hi ghlands 29 — Darrian Johnson converted at the foul line with less than a minute left to reclaim the lead for New Castle (1-0) in its home tournament. Johnson finished with a game-high 20 points, while Velvet Wade added 10.
Oakland Catholic 45, OLSH 39 — Katie Kush scored 13 points as Oakland Catholic (1-0) won in its host tournament. Bri Van Volkenburg had 13 points for OLSH (0-1).
Ringgold 33, Peters Township 30 — Eleni Radic paced Ringgold (1-0) with 11 points as the Rams squeaked out a win in the Fort Cherry/Montour Tournament. Maddison Kerr led all scorers with 14 points for Peters Township (0-1).
Shaler 49, Norwin 46 — Abbey Conrad led all scorers with 17 points as Shaler (1-0) won in the opening game of the Penn-Trafford Tournament. Alayna Gribble scored 16 points for Norwin (0-1).
Upper St. Clair 56, Keystone Oaks 52 — Diandra Conwell scored 16 points, and Elayna Kaylor added 12 to lead Upper St. Clair (1-0) to a victory in the Belle Vernon Tournament. Maryssa Agurs had 21 points for Keystone Oaks (0-1).
Vincentian 76, Al lderdice 3 1 — Brenna Wise netted a game-high 21 points as Class A No. 1 Vincentian (1-0) took the opening game of the Serra Catholic Tipoff Tournament. Torrieonna Cash and Ally Bartoszeicz scored 11 points for the Royals.
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