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High school roundup: North Allegheny boys win Section 3 opener

| Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, 10:03 p.m.

Joe Mancini scored a game-high 29 points, and Class AAAA No. 8 North Allegheny won handily over Pine-Richland, 77-58, in a Section 3-AAAA opener Friday night.

Cole Constantino added 19 points, and Pitt football recruit Elijah Zeise had 10 for North Allegheny (4-0, 1-0). Ben DiNucci scored 22 points for the Rams (2-2, 0-1), and Andrew Petcash added 16.

Penn-Trafford 60, Albert Gallatin 40 — Sean Stinelli's five 3-pointers and game-high 20 points led Penn-Trafford (2-2, 1-0) in its Section 1-AAAA opener.

Central Catholic 59, Franklin Regional 51 — Led by Sean Whalen's 19 points and 11 rebounds, Central Catholic (3-1, 1-0) won its Section 2-AAAA opener. Kevin Wharton-Price added 14 points in the win. Matt Renzi had 12 for Franklin Regional (3-2, 0-1).

Fox Chapel 63, McKeesport 51 — Matt D'Amico went over 1,000 points in his career in the first quarter and finished with 21 as the Class AAAA No. 4 Foxes (4-0, 1-0) won in Section 2. Khalil Perdue led the Tigers (2-2, 0-1) with 15 points.

Gateway 96, Penn Hills 64 — The Class AAAA No. 3 Gators (2-1, 1-0) had 32 fourth-quarter points and cruised in Section 2 behind a 15-point night from Delvon Randal. DeAndre Schifano had 13 points and Sheron Schifano added 12 for Penn Hills (1-2, 0-1).

Plum 68, Woodland Hills 37 — Austin Dedert scored a game-high 18 points, and Nicholas Stotler added 14 for the Mustangs (4-0, 1-0) in their Section 2-AAAA win. Jo-El Shaw led the Wolverines (0-4, 0-1) with 13 points.

Hampton 96, North Hills 40 — Pitt recruit Ryan Luther scored a game-high 33 points to help Class AAAA No. 1 Hampton cruise in Section 3-AAAA. David Huber scored 18 points, and Collin Luther added 10 for the Talbots, who led 66-30 at halftime.

New Castle 74, Butler 56 — Malik Hooker became the 12th player in New Castle's history to go over 1,000 career points after scoring 27 in the Red Hurricanes' win in Section 3-AAAA. Stew Allen scored 13, and Robert Natale added 12 for No. 2 ranked New Castle (3-0, 1-0).

Seneca Valley 64, Shaler 33 — Zach Snyder scored 20 points, and Mike Smith had 10 for Seneca Valley (3-1, 1-0) in a Section 3-AAAA win. Seneca Valley coach Victor Giannotta picked up the 300th win of his career in his 21st year at the helm.

Chartiers Valley 83, Keystone Oaks 44 — Jerrad Tuite led five players in double-digits with a game-high 20 points, and the Class AAA No. 2 Colts (4-0, 1-0) won in Section 5. Matty McConnell had 17 points and Joe Antonucci, Haedyn Herzer and Eddie Flohr all had 10 points for Chartiers Valley.

Neshannock 91, Riverside 55 — Matt McKinney drained seven 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 26 points for Neshannock (3-1, 1-0) in its Section 2-AA win. Ernie Burkes chipped in 12 points and added 12 assists for Neshannock.

Quaker Valley 83, Carlynton 40 — Class AA No. 6 Quaker Valley took a 45-15 lead into halftime and cruised to a Section 6-AA win. Tre'won Marshall and Clay Noyes each scored 14 points for the Quakers (4-0, 1-0). Jake Trovato and Tyler Garbee added 10.

Girls basketball

Fox Chapel 72, McKeesport 28 — Erin Mathias finished with 22 points and five blocks, Taylor Cohen had 13 points and seven steals, and Kayla Slovenec added eight points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Fox Chapel (3-1, 1-0) in the Section 2-AAAA win.

Plum 69, Woodland Hills 17 — Courtney Zezza led all scorers with 16 points as Plum opened Section 2-AAAA play with a convincing win. Krista Pietropola scored 14 points, and Lindsey Herd added 10 for Plum (3-2, 1-0). Sarah Miller scored eight points for Woodland Hills (1-4, 0-1).

Baldwin 56, Chartiers Valley 38 — Taylor Duchon scored 12 points, all coming off 3-pointers, and the No. 9 Highlanders won in Section 4-AAAA. Lauren Gilbert also scored 12 points for Baldwin (3-1, 1-0).

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