Charleroi shuts down B-C
After an 0-2 start, the Charleroi Cougars find themselves in first place in Section 5 AA after doubling up Beth-Center, 48-24, Tuesday night.
The Cougars (2-2) started slow and led B-C by just 14-12 after one quarter.
However, after that, the hosts held the Bulldogs (2-3, 1-1) to 12 points the rest of the night.
“We started out pretty sloppy and I wasn't happy with our first quarter at all,” said Charleroi coach Bill Wiltz. “But after the first quarter, I thought we played a lot better especially on defense.
“It's not often you hold a team to some goofy number like 12 points for three quarters.”
Charleroi outscored B-C 11-3 in the second quarter to take a 25-15 lead, and the winners were never headed after that.
Dakota Moorer led Charleroi with 12 points while Matt Indorante and Ryan Konek added 10 points each.
“I thought Dakota played real well for us, especially on defense,” said Wiltz. “He definitely gave us a spark.”
Wiltz, however, said the Cougars still have a ways to go offensively.
“We need to get our offense going,” Wiltz said. “We need to score more than 48 points, that's for sure.”
Steel Valley 75, Ringgold 41
The Rams (1-4, 0-2) lost their fourth straight game as the Ironmen (4-1, 1-1) jumped to a 38-20 first half lead.
Brandon Donovan led Steel Valley with 17 points while Dom Keyes had 13 and Kennedy Smith 12.
Ringgold's only player in double figures was Shakal Brooks with 10 — eight in the second half.
The Rams had seven 3-pointers in the game, but also managed just seven two-point field goals.
Elizabeth Forward 54, West Mifflin 40
George Prota had 14 points and Jasano Brooks and JaQuan Davidson each had 11 for the Class AAA No. 1-ranked Warriors (6-0, 2-0) in the Section 4 AAA battle of unbeatens.
Ryan Maha led West Mifflin (3-1, 1-1) with a game-high 20 points.
The Titans will play Yulee, Fla. in the first round of the KSA Classic Tournament in Orlando, Fla. at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Thursday.
Uniontown 79, Yough 34
Deandre Winfrey went 4 for 4 from 3-point range and finished with a game-high 18 points for Class AAA No. 5 Uniontown (6-0, 2-0) in Section 3 AAA.
Ellis Lyric had 14 points for the Red Raiders.
Josh Sterner led Yough (1-5, 0-2) with 13 points.
Bentworth 73, W. Greene 51
The Bearcats (1-3, 1-1) got their first win of the season as Angelo Rios-Lopez scored 23 points, Damon Petrola-Bakos had 16 and Zack Robker had 10.
Bentworth outscored West Greene (2-3, 0-2) 26-6 in the second quarter as Petrola-Bacos had eight points and Rios-Lopez had seven.
GirlsElizabeth Forward 55, South Fayette 46
The Lady Warriors (6-0) broke open a close game by outscoring South Fayette 17-6 in the third quarter for a 43-28 lead.
Natalie Fekula scored seven of her 11 points in the third quarter.
Fekula also had seven blocked shots.
EF was led by Kylie Owoc with 12 points while Alison Pastore added 11.
South Fayette (1-4) got a game-high 20 points from Mikayla Fetchet.
California 47, Clairton 10
The Lady Trojans (3-2) outscored Clairton 32-7 in the second half to win going away in the non-section game.
Freshman Kylie Huffman led California with 26 points, 16 in the second half. Huffman also had 14 rebounds and six blocked shots.
Jeff Oliver is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.