Local roundup: Buzzer-beating 3-pointer leads Plum
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Plum's boys basketball team won't be in the WPIAL playoffs this season, but the Mustangs haven't lost their flair for the dramatic.
Nick Stotler hit a running 3-pointer from the top of the key in the closing seconds of overtime Tuesday night to lift visiting Plum to a 54-51 victory over Fox Chapel in Section 2-AAAA play.
Stotler finished with 24 points, while Griffin Myers and Austin Dedert chipped in 15 and 10 points, respectively, for the Mustangs (10-10, 6-7).
Matt D'Amico led the Foxes (15-5, 10-3) with 17 points. Nate Huwar and Brian Papich tallied 12 points apiece for the Foxes.
Trinity Christian 68, Leechburg 42 — John Wallace recorded his 1,000th career point, scoring 23 as Trinity Christian (7-12, 4-5) raced past Leechburg (7-12, 2-7) for a Section 4-A win.
Wes Lavrinc chipped in 18 points for Trinity Christian. Jacob Iellimo led the Blue Devils with 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
Deer Lakes 54, Carlynton 48 — Deer Lakes extended its winning streak to eight games with a nonsection win over Carlynton (6-15).
Tim Jaczesko led the Lancers (15-5) with 25 points, scoring 17 in the third quarter. J.J. Kowalkowski added 10 for Deer Lakes.
Mars 73, Highlands 33 — Owen Nearhoof scored 18 points to lead Class AAA No. 1 Mars to a Section 1 win. Mars (17-3, 11-0) had a 47-11 lead at halftime. Highlands fell to 1-20.
Springdale 40, South Allegheny 39 — Matt Matisko drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Dynamos (3-15, 1-10) won a Section 3-AA game.
Charlie Guy finished with 18 points for the Dynamos. Kordell Thompson led South Allegheny (7-14, 3-8) with 22 points, 18 coming in 3-pointers.
Kittanning 62, Riverview 36 — Four players scored in double figures as Kittanning (16-3) downed Riverview (5-15) in nonsection play.
Sterling Henry led the Wildcats with 19 points. Sam Gonsowski led Riverview with 11 points.
Ford City 88, Summit Academy 76 — Ford City (6-14, 2-7) held off Summit Academy (5-14, 2-8) for a Section 1-AA victory.
Jesse Sequeira led the Sabers with 19 points, while David Lattanzio had 18 points and Andrew Labutka 17. Lorenzo Abner scored a game-high 28 for Summit Academy.
Wilkinsburg 63, St. Joseph 49 — Jonathan Blue scored a team-high 20 points as Wilkinsburg (10-9, 8-7) downed St. Joseph (9-12, 4-5) in Section 4-A action.
D'Shawn Adair added 13 points for Wilkinsburg. John Arcuri scored a game-high 21 points, and Sam Predebon scored 10 points for St. Joseph (9-12, 4-5).
Cheswick Christian Academy 86, Seeds of Faith 33 — Cheswick Christian Academy (16-5, 10-0) clinched first place in the Southwest Christian Athletic Conference East Division with its victory over Seeds of Faith. Andy Skledar scored 13 points to lead four Cheswick Christian players in double figures. Zachary Reese scored 29 points for Seeds of Faith.
Fox Chapel 58, Plum 49 — Fox Chapel's Erin Mathias recorded her first high school triple-double — 20 points, 19 rebounds and 10 blocks — as the Foxes (15-5, 10-2) defeated Plum (15-5, 8-3) to clinch a share of the Section 2-AAAA title.
Freshman Kayla Slovenec had 21 points for the Foxes. Krista Pietropola scored 14 for Plum, and Jordan Seneca had 13 points.
Springdale 69, South Allegheny 55 — Amanda Koprivnikar scored a career-high 27 points as the Dynamos (7-13, 2-9) defeated South Allegheny (11-10, 6-5) in Section 3-AA.
Sydney Smajda added 20 points, and Maddy Glamp had 16 for the Dynamos.
Abby Dranko and Jalyee Patterson scored 19 and 18 points, respectively, for South Allegheny.
Norwin 44, Kiski Area 41 — Kiski Area (5-15, 4-9) lost to Norwin (12-9, 10-3) in a Section 1-AAAA game. Maddie Antone scored 18 points and grabbed 25 rebounds for the Cavaliers.
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