D'Amico leads Fox Chapel boys to win
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Fox Chapel 6-foot-3 junior guard Matt D'Amico scored 36 points, two off his career-high, as Fox Chapel rolled past Penn Hills, 73-59, on Friday night in a Section 2-AAAA game.
D'Amico did his damage in fives — with five 3-pointers, five rebounds and five assists.
Brian Papich added 14 points for the Foxes (9-1, 4-0), who extended an eight-point halftime lead after scoring 42 points in the first half.
Willie James scored a team-high 16 for Penn Hills (3-7, 0-4).
Kiski Area 54, Connellsville 42 — Adam Robison scored a game-high 20 points, and Mike Simmons added 13 for Kiski Area (6-4, 1-2), which hit six 3-pointers in a Section 1-AAAA win over Connellsville (2-8, 0-3).
The Cavaliers allowed 31 second-half points before holding on.
Central Catholic 39, Plum 34 — Plum (4-6, 1-3) couldn't overcome a three-point first quarter and dropped a Section 2-AAAA game to Central Catholic (7-3, 3-1).
Griffin Myers accounted for half of Plum's points, scoring 17. David Urso led Central with 15.
Knoch 75, Highlands 52 — David Gallagher scored a career-high 21 points for Knoch in a Section 1-AAA victory.
Mark Vaughan (17 points), Austin Miller (16) and Matt Zanella (14) all scored in double figures for Knoch (6-4, 2-2), which has won three in a row.
Kaison Branch led Highlands (0-11, 0-3) with 14 points.
Burrell 65, Summit Academy 46 — Pete Spagnolo scored 15 points to lead Burrell (8-2, 2-0) to a Section 1-AA win over Summit Academy (2-8, 1-3).
Burrell had a 25-point lead entering the fourth quarter. Cole Bush contributed 12 points for the Buccaneers.
Leechburg 74, Winchester Thurston 46 — Leechburg erupted for 38 second-half points and cruised to a Section 4-A-opening victory.
Ben Ritchie scored a game-high 21 points, Chris Swank added 18 points and nine rebounds and Jacob Iellimo added 16 and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (5-5, 1-0).
Tyler Coleman scored 11 for Winchester Thurston (1-4, 0-1).
Imani Christian 84, St. Joseph 74 — John Arcuri scored 34 points, but the Spartans (4-7, 0-1) fell to Imani Christian (2-6, 1-0) in the Section 4-A opener.
Nick Chepkevich added 16 points for St. Joseph.
Deer Lakes 51, Mohawk 29 — Becca Babincak scored 18 points, and Danielle Kearns added 17, including five 3-pointers, to lead Deer Lakes (10-0) to a nonsection win.
The Lancers built a 42-26 lead after three quarters.
Kiski Area 56, Albert Gallatin 27 — Maddie Antone scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 22 rebounds to lead Kiski Area (2-7, 2-2) to its second straight win in Section 1-AAAA.
Kiski Area took a 34-11 lead into halftime against Albert Gallatin (4-5, 1-3).
Fox Chapel 48, Penn Hills 28 — Fox Chapel remained undefeated in Section 2-AAAA with a victory over Penn Hills (2-8, 0-3). Taylor Cohen led the Foxes (9-1, 4-0) with 15 points.
Erin Mathias added eight points, 11 rebounds and six blocks for Fox Chapel.
Kiski Area 50, Penn-Trafford 18 — Matt McCutcheon (195 pounds), Tyler Worthing (182), Cole Landowski (145) and Mitch Nagy (113) all pinned their opponents as Kiski Area (10-0) cruised to a nonsection victory.
Burrell 61, West Shamokin 6 — Jason Roberts (113) and Zack Wolford (132) recorded pins, and Burrell (5-3, 3-0) picked up seven forfeit wins in a Section 3B-AA victory against West Shamokin (0-8, 0-3).
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