High school roundup: Riverview girls fall in playoff opener
Riverview has a young girls team and could have postseason success in its future. That means this year's playoff trip was a learning experience.
Riverview couldn't overcome an early deficit and lost, 42-28, to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in a Class AA preliminary-round game Friday night at Cornell High School.
Riverview ended its season 13-8.
“It's always disappointing when you get into the tournament because only one team leaves with a win,” Riverview coach Keith Stitt said. “Overall, I thought we had a really good season. I thought the kids fought through a lot of adversity to get to the point we are at.
“All the young ones developed well, and it looks good for the future.”
Bri Van Volkenburg scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Tia Scuilli had 11 points and nine rebounds for OLSH (19-4), which advances to play No. 4-seed Deer Lakes (19-3) on Tuesday in the first round.
OLSH had a 24-11 lead by halftime and pulled away in the second half.
Senior guard Ashley Bruni led Riverview with 11 points.
Riverside 54, Springdale 35 — Alex Deep scored a game-high 29 points and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds for Riverside (15-8) in its Class AA preliminary-round win at Keystone Oaks.
Riverside will play McGuffey on Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.
Maddy Glamp scored a team-high 12 points for Springdale (11-12).
“We weren't hitting any shots, and it snowballed on us,” Springdale coach Dan Ross said. “We were just never able to get it going tonight.”
Nicole Mansfield chipped in 12 points for Riverside.
Washington 36, Ford City 32 — Mya Gordon scored a game-high 13 points and had five steals, and Tajah Gordon had 12 points for the Little Prexies (14-9) in a Class AA preliminary-round game at Yough.
Christina Davis led Ford City (14-9) with 12 points, and Allyson Cujas chipped in 11.
Washington (13-10) will play top-seeded Seton-La Salle (21-1) on Tuesday at a time and site to be determined.
Mapletown 49, Leechburg 29 — Kevin Ridgley made four 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 22 points for Mapletown (7-16) in a Class A preliminary-round game at Chartiers Valley.
Mapletown will play top-seeded Lincoln Park (17-5) on Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.
Leechburg (7-14) was within six points entering the fourth quarter, but Mapletown outscored the Blue Devils, 18-4, in the fourth.
Chris Swank scored 15 points for Leechburg.
Cheswick Christian Academy 78, First Baptist 26 — Tyler Knupp and JaJuan Malloy tied for game-high honors with 20 points for Cheswick Christian (17-6, 12-0) in its SWCAC regular-season finale.
Antione Malloy added 16 points for the Chargers, who locked up the No. 1 seed in the East Division.