High school roundup: Quaker Valley boys fall to Carlynton in section opener

Doug Gulasy
| Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, 8:51 p.m.

Three players scored in double figures for the Quaker Valley boys basketball team in its section opener Friday night, but it wasn't enough in a 60-50 loss to Carlynton.

The Quakers (3-1, 0-1) suffered their first loss despite taking a two-point lead into the final quarter against the Cougars. Senior Burke Moser and junior John Bernard led the way with 13 points apiece, while junior Qadir Taylor added 10 points.

Earlier last week, the same three players provided a lift as the Quakers defeated Fort Cherry, 68-47. Moser scored 19 points in the victory, while Bernard tallied a career-high 15 and Taylor had 10.

Through four games, Moser — the Quakers' only returning starter from last season — leads the team in scoring with 16 points per game. Taylor has scored in double figures in three of the team's four games.

Quaker Valley continued section play with a game Tuesday night against Sto-Rox. That game ended past the deadline for this week's edition. The Quakers will host Bishop Canevin in a nonsection matchup at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Sewickley Academy also split two games last week, but both came in nonsection play.

The Panthers (1-3) picked up their first win of the season with a 53-37 triumph over Rochester on Friday night. Senior John O'Malley was the only player in double figures, scoring 11 points in the victory. Senior Firas Termanini and junior Keenan Hickton added nine and eight points, respectively, as the Panthers took an early lead and never looked back.

The winning would be short-lived, however, as Sewickley Academy fell, 55-50, to Serra Catholic on Saturday. Serra Catholic took a 20-point lead into halftime and held off a late Panthers rally. O'Malley again led the way with 13 points, while junior Ty Roberts scored 12.

Sewickley Academy continued nonsection play by hosting Cornell on Tuesday night. The Panthers will travel to play Union on Friday.

Girls basketball

The Quaker Valley girls basketball team opened section play with a game Monday night at Trinity. The contest ended past deadline for this week's edition.

Quaker Valley (2-1) played just one game last week, but the team made it count.

The Quakers rebounded from their first loss of the season by beating Cornell, 56-32, in nonsection play on Dec. 10. Senior Sierra Perlik scored 17 points to pace the Quaker Valley offense, while sophomore Kayla Foster added 11 points and senior Rachel Smith chipped in with 10. Quaker Valley outscored Cornell in every quarter and led 29-17 at halftime.

Through three games, Perlik is leading the team in scoring, averaging 20.7 points per game.

Sewickley Academy, meanwhile, split a pair of games last week to move to 2-2 on the season.

The Panthers reached a season high in points in a 29-27 victory over Avella on Tuesday. Freshman Maddy Casale scored 17 points to lead the team to a nonsection victory.

The team would drop back to .500 two days later, however, with a 27-23 loss to Union in the section opener Dec. 13. This time, sophomore Riley Roberts led the team in scoring with 10 points.

Sewickley Academy returned to action with a section game Monday at Aliquippa and a nonsection contest Wednesday at Northgate. Both games ended past the deadline for this week's edition. The Panthers will host Rochester in a section matchup at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.


The Sewickley Academy hockey team couldn't keep the momentum from its season-opening win going.

The Panthers (1-1) fell to West Allegheny, 5-2, in an out-of-league matchup Dec. 12 at Airport Ice Arena in Moon. West Allegheny competes in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League, while Sewickley plays in the Independent School Hockey League.

Sewickley returned to league play with a game against Linsly School on Wednesday afternoon at Robert Morris' Island Sports Center. The game ended past the deadline for this week's edition.


The Sewickley Academy girls bowling team got its first victory of the season last week, defeating Rochester, 7-0, on Dec. 12. The Panthers (1-1), trying to rebound from a last-place finish a season ago, outscored the Rams, 1,299-829.

The Sewickley Academy boys team lost its second straight contest to begin the season, falling 7-0 to Rochester. The Rams outscored the Panthers, 1,811-942. Both teams returned to action Wednesday against Ambridge.

Quaker Valley's boys and girls bowling teams had mixed results in a matchup against Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.

The boys team moved to 2-0 on the season with a 5-2 victory over OLSH, but the girls team dropped its first match of the season, falling 7-0. The teams played Northgate on Wednesday at Fair Oaks Bowling Lane.

Doug Gulasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at dgulasy@tribweb.com.

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