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High school roundup: Ringgold girls upset Hopewell in Class AAA first round

| Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, 10:33 p.m.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
South Park's Allison McGrath (left) scores past Thomas Jefferson's Courtney Zoglmann during a WPIAL Class AAA playoff game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Baldwin.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
South Park's Halie Torris scores over Thomas Jefferson's Courtney Zoglmann Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Baldwin High School.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
South Park's Samantha Miller (left) and Halie Torris (right) defend Thomas Jefferson's Haley Zoglmann Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Baldwin High School.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
South Park's Melissa Smith (24) and Allison McGrath (right) defend Thomas Jefferson's Haley Zoglmann Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Baldwin High School.

Eleini Radic scored a game-high 17 points and Ringgold used a 15-point third quarter to upset No. 4 Hopewell, 37-30, in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs at Chartiers Valley on Wednesday night.

Bailey Cooper added 13 points for the Rams and West Virginia recruit Marlena Schmidt scored four points and had 12 rebounds and five blocked shots. Shaniya Rivers scored 14 points for Section 2 runner-up Hopewell (18-4).

Ringgold (13-9) will play West Mifflin in the quarterfinals Saturday at a site and time to be determined.

Blackhawk 77, Kittanning 28 — Courtney Vannoy had 12 points and eight rebounds to lead the top-seeded Cougars in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs at North Allegheny. Blackhawk got 15 points from Chassidy Omogrosso and 14 from Bridget Shaffer. Blackhawk (20-2) will play Mt. Pleasant in the quarterfinals.

Elizabeth Forward 53, Moon 45 — Alison Pastore led the way for the Warriors with 14 points while Kylie Owoc added 13 and Abigail Sporio had 11 points and 10 steals in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs at Peters Township. Amirah Moore led Moon (15-8) with 16 points. No. 2 EF (19-3) will play Central Valley in the quarterfinals.

Mt. Pleasant 46, Belle Vernon 42 — Alexa Szelong scored 24 points for No. 8 Mt. Pleasant (15-8) in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs.

Trinity 59, Hampton 53 — Mary Dunn scored a game-high 19 points, with 17 coming in the first half, as Trinity held on in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs at West Allegheny. Trinity (17-6) will play South Park in the quarterfinals.

South Park 59, Thomas Jefferson 25 — Allison McGrath scored 28 points and Amanda Quinn added 12 for the No. 3 Eagles (19-4) in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs at Baldwin.

West Mifflin 63, Indiana 39 — Ciara Patterson scored 25 points and Taylor Thomas added 16 for the No. 12 Titans (17-5) in the first round.

Aliquippa 49, Avella 48 — No. 7 Aliquippa held on in a tightly contested game in the first round of the Class A playoffs at Moon. Aliquippa (13-10) will play Serra Catholic in the quarterfinals.

Frazier 29, Sewickley Academy 14 — Lauren Timko's nine points led Frazier in the first round of the Class A playoffs at Chartiers-Houston. No. 9 Frazier (16-5) will play Vincentian.

Serra 58, Eden Christian 30 — Class A No. 2 seed Serra Catholic (21-2) cruised to a Class A first-round win at Penn Hills as four players scored in double figures. Nicole Pero scored 14 points, Megan Sieg and Danielle Dindak added 12 and Leslie Hoye chipped in 10 for the Eagles.

Vincentian 82, Carmichaels 14 — Brenna Wise led four players in double-figures with 14 points, and Vincentian (19-3) won in the first round.

Boys basketball

Hempfield 74, Mt. Lebanon 56 — No. 6 Hempfield ended a 12-year drought in the opening round of the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs with an easy victory at Canon-McMillan. Logan Hunter scored 19 points to lead Hempfield (21-2).

Kiski Area 50, Plum 40 — Michael Simmons scored 17 and Ryan Sciullo added 13 for Kiski Area (16-5) in the first round.

North Allegheny 66, Norwin 36 — Mike Fischer scored 14 points to lead No. 3 North Allegheny (20-3) to a first-round win.

Aliquippa 59, Chartiers-Houston 41— Jassir Jordan scored a game-high 18 points and Patrick Anderson added 13 for Aliquippa (17-5) in the first round of the Class AA playoffs at Moon.

Avonworth 80, Frazier 43 — Eric Gallupe scored 15 points, Garrett Day added 14 and Jamal Hughley had 13, as Avonworth won in the first round of the Class AA playoffs at Chartiers-Houston. Caleb Cox and Charles Manack each scored 10 points for Frazier (15-8). No. 6 Avonworth (17-5) will play Aliquippa in the quarterfinals.

Beaver Falls 70, Brownsville 33 — No. 4 Beaver Falls (17-6) snapped its two-game losing streak with its win in the first round.

Greensburg Central Catholic 73, Laurel 56 — Brian Graytok's game-high 20 points were enough for No. 2 Greensburg Central Catholic in the first round of the Class AA playoffs at Peters Township. Christian Hyland added 12 points and Romano Sebastini had 11 for the Centurions. GCC (20-2) will play Quaker Valley in the quarterfinals.

Neshannock 63, Shady Side Academy 63 — Neshannock (18-5) won its fourth straight and will play Beaver Falls in the quarterfinals.

Quaker Valley 64, Apollo-Ridge 47 — Winter Fondi scored 16 points and had nine rebounds and Chris Conlan had 15 points and 14 rebounds, and the No. 7 Quakers (21-2) won in the first round.

Summit Academy 75, Washington 65 — Dasonte White scored 29 points and Devin Montgomery added 24, as Summit Academy (16-5) won in the first round.

Allderdice 71, Perry 61 — James Jackson scored 17 points and Timothy Jackson added 14 for Allderdice in the City League semifinals. Devin Lyles led Perry (11-12) with 22 points. Allderdice (18-5) will play Obama in the championship Saturday.

Obama Academy 62, Carrick 41 — D.J. Porter scored a game-high 23 points and Calique Jones added 14 for Obama Academy (22-0) in the City League semifinals at Brashear.

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