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Roundup: Central Valley trips Montour; TJ beats Blackhawk

| Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 10:27 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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).

Girls basketball

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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