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High school roundup: Bethel Park edges USC in Section 4 opener

| Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, 10:06 p.m.

The Bethel Park girls basketball team had four players in double figures en route to a 71-56 victory over Upper St. Clair in the Section 4-AAAA opener Thursday night.

Shannon Conley (15), Justine Mascaro (13), Harper Zimmer (11) and Samantha Simpson (10) led the way for the No. 10 Black Hawks (4-0, 1-0). Rachel Mazzie had 20 points for Upper St. Clair (3-1, 0-1).

Butler 40, Oakland Catholic 35 — Julia Baxter had 23 points to carry Butler (2-1, 1-0) to a Section 3-AAAA victory. Taylor Renk had 11 points for Oakland Catholic (1-2, 0-1).

North Hills 44, Pine-Richland 38 — Breanna Bertram had 11 points, and Jamie Halloran and Scout Cheeks added 10 each to help North Hills (4-1, 1-0) to a Section 3-AAA win. Amanda Kalin had 12 points for Pine-Richland (4-1, 0-1).

Mt. Lebanon 50, Canon-McMillan 32 — In the Section 4-AAAA opener, Margie McCaffrey scored 16 points to lead Mt. Lebanon (3-0, 1-0) to victory.

Blackhawk 68, Ellwood City 14 — Bridget Shaffer scored 18, and Chassidy Omogrosso added 15 to pace No. 1 Blackhawk (4-0) in the Section 2-AAA opener.

Central Valley 71, West Allegheny 22 — Seairra Barrett and Kiana Law had 30 points each in leading No. 4 Central Valley (2-2, 1-0) to a Section 2-AAA win. Barrett had 16 rebounds, and Law had 14.

Belle Vernon 47, Ringgold 31 — Kaitlyn Slagus scored 18 points in leading Belle Vernon (3-1, 1-0) to a Section 4-AAA win. Bailey Cooper had 13 for Ringgold (2-1, 0-1).

South Park 69, South Fayette 33 — Allison McGrath scored 22 points, and Halie Torris added 18 to lead No. 2 South Park (4-0, 1-0) to a Section 5-AAA victory. The Eagles led 49-13 at halftime.

Greensburg CC 50, Shady Side Academy 40 — Nikki Addisey scored 19 points to lead No. 5 Greensburg Central Catholic (3-1, 1-0) to a Section 3-AA win. Natalie Palmer had 14 for Shady Side (0-3, 0-1).

Jeannette 60, South Allegheny 37 — Monique Redman scored 22 points to lead Jeannette (1-2, 1-0) to a Section 3-AA victory. Abby Dranko scored 16 for South Allegheny (0-3, 0-1).

Riverview 63, East Allegheny 22 — Riverview's Sadie Buchser scored 18 of her game-high 19 points in the first quarter in a Section 3-AA opening win over East Allegheny (0-4, 0-1). Leah Sero had nine points, and Candice Ashbaugh and Madison Long each scored eight for Riverview (2-2, 1-0).

Bishop Canevin 66, Wilkinsburg 12 — Johnie Olkosky, Gina Vallecorsa and Riley O'Donnell each scored 12 points to lead No. 8 Bishop Canevin (4-0, 1-0) to a Section 4-AA win.

Seton-La Salle 60, Chartiers-Houston 29 — In Section 4-AA, Yacine Diop scored 14 points to lead No. 1 Seton-La Salle (1-2, 1-0) to victory. Addy Knetzer had 24 for Chartiers-Houston (2-2, 0-1).

Charleroi 68, Beth-Center 31 — Mia Woytovich scored 22 points and added nine rebounds and seven assists to lead Charleroi (4-0, 1-0) to a Section 5-AA win.

Beaver 47, Northgate 16 — Lexi Posset scored 27 points to carry Beaver (4-0, 1-0) to a Section 6-AA win.

Hampton 48, Mt. Pleasant 37 — Lexi Griggs scored 14 points, and Jenna Lafko added 12 to carry Class AAA No. 6 Hampton (1-3) to a nonsection win. Alexa Szelong had 14 points for Mt. Pleasant (1-3).

Boys basketball

Brashear 58, Burrell 42 — A 20-point outburst in the third quarter boosted Brashear to a nonsection win. Malik Petite scored 18 points, and Taronn Thomas added 17 for Brashear (1-4). Thomas Spagnolo scored nine points for Burrell (0-4).

Carrick 63, Fort Cherry 52 — Tyler Quenten scored 16 points to lead Carrick (2-2) to a nonsection win.

Penn-Trafford 64, Woodland Hills 50 — Dom Coconcelli scored 16 points to guide Penn-Trafford (1-2) to a nonsection win. Brian Baker scored 14 for Woodland Hills (0-3).

Quigley 72, Rochester 66 — Tomas Johnson had 18 points to lead Quigley (1-3) to a nonsection win. Chad Meny had 27 for Rochester (1-3).

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