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High school basketball roundup: Top-ranked Elizabeth Forward wins opener

| Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, 10:21 p.m.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Seneca Valley's Matt Darby drives to the basket past Penn Hills' Maurius Lincoln during their game Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in the Scott Lang Memorial Tounament at Mars Area High School.

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, Altoona 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-Trafford53 — 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, Carlynton 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 School 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 Catholic 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 Hills 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, Avonworth55 — 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, New 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, Monessen50 — J.J. Conn scored 27 points as Class AAAA No. 7 Upper St. Clair (1-0) won in its host tournament.

Vincentian 82, Wilkinsburg66 — 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, Freedom46 — Nick Miller dropped 43 points as Western Beaver (1-0) won on the opening night of the South Side Beaver Tournament.

Girls basketball

Burrell 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 Academy37 — 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, Montour 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 Park 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, West Mifflin49 — 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 Catholic46, 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, North 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, Highlands 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 Township30 — 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, KeystoneOaks 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, Allderdice 31 — 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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