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Roundup: Central Valley trips Montour; TJ beats Blackhawk

Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - Central Valley's Tomy Gates defends on Montour's Cameron Harbaugh during WPIAL quarterfinal action Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at West Allegheny High School.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review</em></div>Central Valley's Tomy Gates defends on Montour's Cameron Harbaugh during WPIAL quarterfinal action Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at West Allegheny High School.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - Central Valley's Jacob St. George defends on Montour's Cameron Harbaugh during WPIAL quarterfinal action Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at West Allegheny High School.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review</em></div>Central Valley's Jacob St. George defends on Montour's Cameron Harbaugh during WPIAL quarterfinal action Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at West Allegheny High School.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - Montour's Dustin Sleva scores past Central Valley's Matt Kline during WPIAL quarterfinal action Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at West Allegheny High School.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review</em></div>Montour's Dustin Sleva scores past Central Valley's Matt Kline during WPIAL quarterfinal action Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at West Allegheny High School.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review - Central Valley's Matt Kline defends Montour's Devon Johnson during WPIAL quarterfinal action Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at West Allegheny High School.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review</em></div>Central Valley's Matt Kline defends Montour's Devon Johnson during WPIAL quarterfinal action Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at West Allegheny High School.

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Charlie Scharbo scored 21 points and Thomas Jefferson outlasted Blackhawk, 72-67, in overtime to advance to the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals against No. 2 Central Valley (20-3) on Tuesday at a site to be determined. Chase Winovich added 14 points, while Zack Good had 13 and Zach Talley scored 11 for No. 3 Thomas Jefferson (22-2). The Jaguars forced overtime on Eric Fairman's layup with 5 seconds left in regulation, then outscored the Cougars, 8-3, in the extra period after taking a 68-64 lead. Tyler Engle led Blackhawk (12-12) with 25 points and Chase Migliore added 19.

Central Valley 50, Montour 38 — Central Valley's Matt Kline had 16 points and Tony Gates had 11 in what became a low-scoring WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal matchup. The teams combined for just 11 first-quarter points. Josh Randall had 15 points for Montour (16-8), but leading scorer Dustin Sleva was held to six. No. 2 Central Valley (20-3) will face Thomas Jefferson in the semifinals.

Chartiers Valey 74, Mars 61 — Matty McConnell scored 15 of his 29 points in the first quarter and Jerrad Tuite also added 29 points to guide the top-seeded Colts (23-1) to a WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal-round win at Montour. Owen Nearhoof led Mars (15-9) with 24 points.

Lincoln Park 95, Western Beaver 44 — Pitt recruit Maverick Rowan scored 37 points to carry No. 1 Lincoln park (23-1) to a Class A quarterfinal-round win at Ambridge. Elijah Minnie had 17, Ryan Skovranko added 16 and Antonio Kellem scored 11 for Lincoln Park.

Monessen 63, Wilkinsburg 49 — Led by Clintell Gillaspie's 21 points and Javon Brown's 18, No. 3 Monessen (19-5) earned a Class A quarterfinal-round win at Baldwin. DeShawn Adaire had 22 points for No. 6 Wilkinsburg (13-9). Monessen will play No. 1 Vincentian in the semifinals.

North Catholic 51, OLSH 49 — Ryan Kirby's jump shot hit the bottom of the net as time expired to give No. 4 North Catholic a WPIAL Class A quarterfinal-round victory at Cornell. Kirby had 12 points, and Dom Robb added 13 for the Trojans (15-9), who will play Lincoln Park in the semifinals. Cameron Johnson had 15 points for OLSH (17-6).

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Fox Chapel 55, Norwin 50 — Sophomore guard Kayla Slovenec had 16 points and Duke recruit Erin Mathias added 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Class AAAA No. 3 Fox Chapel advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 2009. Fox Chapel used a 16-0 run to take a 33-24 lead in the third quarter.

North Allegheny 50, Shaler 42 — Taylor Brennan had 14 points and Taylor Lake and Abby Gonzalez each had 11 to lead No. 1 North Allegheny (22-1) to a Class AAAA quarterfinal-round win at North Hills. The Tigers, who beat Shaler for the seventh straight time, will play Hempfield in the semifinals.

Bishop Canevin 49, Neshannock 41 — Johnie Olkosky scored 18 points and added 13 rebounds and five steals to lead No. 5 Bishop Canevin (19-5) to a WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal-round win at Ambridge. Madison McHale had 15 points for No. 4 Neshannock (22-2). The Crusaders will play No. 1 Seton-La Salle in Tuesday's semifinals in a rematch of last year's WPIAL title game won by Bishop Canevin.

Burrell 79, McGuffey 68 — Natalie Myers scored 23 points and had 16 rebounds, while Sydney Bordonaro added 23 points as No. 2 Burrell (24-0) secured a Class AA semifinal berth for the second straight season at Montour. Sammie Weiss had 29 points for McGuffey (20-4).

Greensburg Central Catholic 63, Carlynton 61 — Carolyn Appleby scored 22 points, Leah Bisignani added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 3 Greensburg Central Catholic earned a WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal-round win Baldwin. Nicole Addisey added 17 points for the Centurions (19-4).

Seton 69, OLSH 46 — Cassidy Walsh scored 18 points and had 14 rebounds to lead No. 1 Seton-La Salle (20-4) to a WPIAL Class AA quarterfinal-round victory at Cornell.

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