Stofesky, Murano spark Brentwood
TribLIVE Sports Videos
There were plenty of stars for the Brentwood boys' basketball team in its dramatic 59-49 double overtime win last week against Fort Cherry.
• Brentwood's Andrew Stofesky, a senior guard, hit from 3-point territory with 14 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 38-38 and send the contest into overtime.
• Fort Cherry's Phil Baker, a junior point guard, made a 3-point shot with three seconds remaining in the first overtime period to knot the score at 47-47 and send the game into a second extra period.
• Senior guard Jack Murano connected on a 3-point field goal to give Brentwood a 50-47 advantage in the second overtime. The Spartans maintained a lead the rest of the way, outscoring the home team by a 12-2 margin in the second overtime.
• Five players did all the scoring for Brentwood in the two overtime periods.
Bill Madeja, Troy Elphinstone, Stofesky and Matt Yasko accounted for the Spartans' nine points in the first extra session.
Elphinstone, Murano and Yasko, who was 4 for 4 from the free-throw line, combined for 12 points in the second overtime.
The Spartans ended up generating more points (21) in the two overtime periods than they did in the game's first half (18) or second half (20).
Elphinstone, a junior center who collected six points in the two extra periods, finished with a team-high 19-point total for the game.
Stofesky chipped in with 15 points for the Spartans, who improved to 3-4 in Section 4-AA and 8-6 overall with their third consecutive victory and fourth in five games.
Zac Dysert, a senior forward, led Fort Cherry (5-7, 3-4) with a game-high 20 points.
Brentwood avenged a 58-42 loss to the Rangers earlier in the season.
The Spartans are tangling with Chartiers-Houston and Fort Cherry for third and fourth place in the section.
Ray Fisher is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-388-5820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.