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PIAA boys basketball roundup: Farrell takes down Uniontown in Class AAA

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 10:21 p.m.

Uniontown lost a shootout against Farrell in a PIAA Class AAA second-round playoff game Tuesday at Moon, falling 86-72.

Lyric Ellis' 3-pointer with 1:44 left in overtime tied the score at 72-72. Farrell's Chris James answered with a 3. That started a 14-0 Farrell run to close the game.

Uniontown rallied and survived a back-and-forth fourth quarter in which the Red Raiders never led, but were able to tie the score with 35 seconds left when Xavier Ellis hit a 3-pointer from the corner with 35 seconds remaining.

Farrell's Jamel Brown then drove through the Uniontown defense to give the Steelers a two-point lead. But Uniontown's Rodney Harris came off the bench to hit two clutch free throws to knot the score at 69-69 and send the game into overtime.

The Red Raiders lost an early lead midway through the first quarter and never regained it.

Joe Campbell led the Red Raiders with 19 points. Jordan Pratt had 15.

Lancaster Mennonite 68, Chartiers Valley 64 — Matty McConnell scored a game-high 32 points, including three 3-pointers, but it wasn't enough as Chartiers Valley had its season come to an end in a PIAA Class AAA second-round game at Bedford High School.

Julian Collazzo had 22 points and led five players in double figures for Lancaster Mennonite (22-7).

Chartiers Valley (22-5) led 35-34 at halftime, but Lancaster Mennonite used a 16-12 edge in the third quarter to take the lead.

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic 58, Ridgway 43 — Ryan Kirby had 21 points, Dominic Robb added 16 points and seven rebounds and John Savulchak had 10 points to lead Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic to a PIAA Class A second-round victory at Clarion University.

The Elkers had cut the North Catholic lead to one late in the third period, but a fourth quarter surge put the game away. North Catholic was 9 of 9 from the foul line.

The Trojans (16-10), the third seed from the WPIAL, will play District 6 champion Bishop Carroll (27-0) in the quarterfinals Friday.

Lincoln Park 81, Forbes Road 28 — Lincoln Park never trailed and kept District 5 champion Forbes Road scoreless in the fourth quarter en route to a dominating victory in the PIAA Class A second round at Hempfield.

Sophomore Maverick Rowan led the Leopards with 23 points. Ryan Skovranko scored 20 and Antonio Kellem added 18 in the win.

The WPIAL champion Leopards will face the WPIAL's No. 4 seed, Vincentian Academy (24-3), in the quarterfinals Friday.

Wash High coach resigns

Washington boys basketball coach Mark Gaither resigned after five seasons and a record of 76-42. He led the Little Prexies to the playoffs four times.



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