Shaler survives against Butler
Geno Thorpe scored a team-high 15 points, including all eight of Shaler's fourth-quarter points, as Shaler, ranked No. 1 in Class AAAA by the Tribune-Review, edged Butler, 40-39, in Section 3 action Tuesday night.
It was the Titans' (15-0, 8-0) closet margin of victory since its seven-point win over Seneca Valley on Jan. 6.
Cody Herald had 15 points, and Nathaniel Snodgrass added 13 for Butler (8-7, 4-4).
• Peters Township 68, Bethel Park 65 — Peters Township hit 13 3-pointers — a combined 10 coming from Trent McPherson and Kevin Glod — in its Section 4-AAAA win.
Gabe Pritz led Peters Township (6-9, 3-5) with 20 points, and Dakota Norton added 10. McPherson finished with 17 points, and Glod had 15.
Alex Mace paced Bethel Park (6-9, 3-6) with 22 points, and Kenny Klase added 18.
• Gateway 55, Penn Hills 48 — Tyler Scott scored 20 points, and Devon Cottrell added 16 to lead Gateway (14-2, 7-1), ranked No. 3 in Class AAAA, to a Section 2-AAAA win.
Lamont Wright had 20 points Penn Hills (10-6, 5-2).
• South Fayette 71, Trinity 50 — Mike Lamberti scored 19 points to lead second-ranked South Fayette to a Section 5-AAA win.
Pat Zedreck finished with 15 points and 10 assists for the Lions (12-0, 6-0).
Josh Valentic led Trinity (9-5, 3-3) with a game-high 23 points.
• Moon 57, Canon McMillan 54 — Aaron Johnson had double-double (27 points, 15 rebounds) in Moon's Section 4-AAAA win.
Kyle Henderson had 10 points and 15 rebounds, and Drew Dandrea added 10 points for the Tigers (11-4, 4-4).
Justin Robinson led Canon McMillan (7-10, 3-6) with 18 points, and Kionte Davis and Brett Haney each added 13.
• Franklin Regional 48, Woodland Hills 45 — Sam Ayasso led Franklin Regional with 17 points and a game-high 21 rebounds in Section 2-AAAA action.
Mark Summers added 11 points for Franklin Regional (8-8, 5-3).
Shakim Alonzo had game-high 18 points and 13 rebounds for Woodland Hills (7-8, 3-5).
• Central Catholic 59, North Hills 44 — Claude Scott scored 16 points for Central Catholic in a Section 3-AAAA win.
Michael Anselmo and David Urso each chipped in 11 points for the Vikings (7-7, 4-3).
Connor McIntyre led North Hills (5-11, 0-8) with 10 points.
• Perry 54, Peabody 41 — Marcus Smith scored a game-high 22 points to lift Perry (11-2, 8-0) to a City League win.
Dante Forte led Peabody (4-6, 3-5) with 11 points, and Airon Walker added 10.
• Freedom 66, Avonworth 61 — Franzee Barlamas scored a game-high 27 points, and Matt Willis added 17 to lead Freedom (5-6, 3-3) to a Section 6-AA win.
Mitch Locher led Avonworth (7-9, 1-5) with 24 points.
• Washington 66, Fort Cherry 52 — Josh Wise and Zach Barnes each scored 16 points to lead Washington (8-6) to a nonsection win.
Nate Bellhy had game-high 21 points for Fort Cherry (8-6).
• Oliver 63, Brashear 40 — Four players combined for 59 of Oliver's 63 points in its City League win over Brashear (3-10, 2-6).
Shaquille Hager led with 21 points, Shakeem Cox added 17, Andre Williams had 11 and Tyrell Scott chipped in 10 for Olivers (2-12, 2-6).
• Kiski Area 65, Laurel Highlands 64 — Laurel Highlands' Zack Partyka scored a game-high 27 points, but his final shot was blocked at the buzzer by Kiski Area's Zach Barker, leading the Cavaliers (8-7, 4-4) to a win in Section 1-AAAA action.
Barker finished with 23 points and Charlie Toy added 19, with his final two coming with 16 seconds left to push Kiski Area ahead for good.
Eric Weyant chipped in with 16 points for Laurel Highlands (6-8, 3-5).
• Ringgold 81, Waynesburg 35 — Andrew Stine set a school record with 42 points for Ringgold (11-3, 5-2) in a Section 5-AAA victory over Waynesburg (7-8, 0-6). Colin McCormick added 12 points for the Rams.
• Greensburg Central Catholic 73, California 36 — P.J. McLaughlin scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Centurions to a Section 4-AA win. Jesse Reed added 19 points for Greensburg Central Catholic (14-2, 7-0), ranked No. 1 in Class AA. John Taylor had 13 points for California (12-4, 4-3).
• Jeannette 78, Beth-Center 46 — The Jayhawks had four players score in double figures, including Jordan Batts with a game-high 17 points, during a Section 4-AA win. Class AA No. 5 Jeannette improved to 9-5, 6-1. Lucas Diethorn scored 13 points for Beth-Center (5-9, 0-8).
• Greensburg Salem 48, Yough 43 — Waylon Fink scored a game-high 16 points, and Julian Thompson and Casey Hope had 12 and 11, respectively, as Greensburg Salem (11-4, 6-1) edged Yough in Section 5-AAA. Nick Brandenburg led Yough (3-12, 0-7) with 11 points.
• Geibel 48, Winchester Thurston 40 — Rachel Erdely scored 17 points in the second half for the Gators after an injured Hannah Lazuka left the Section 4-A game at halftime. Brittany Rulli added 11 points and 10 rebounds for Geibel (5-9, 3-2).
Emily Onorato scored a game-high 21 points for Winchester Thurston (2-9, 1-7).
• Waynesburg 59, Mapletown 31 — Danielle Jacobs led Waynesburg (1-13, 0-7 Section 4-AA) with 15 points, 10 rebounds and five steals in a nonsection victory over Mapletown (0-16, 0-7), the Raiders' first of the season. Abbie Stoneking added 12 points, and Anne Throckmorton chipped in 11 points.
• Kittanning 45, St. Joseph 40 — Sara Ohm had a game-high 17 points, Leah McKelvey added 15, and Kittanning earned a nonsection win over St. Joseph to improve to 13-3 and remain 5-0 in Section 1-AAA. Shayna Panchik led St. Joseph (11-4, 4-2 Section 2-A) with 11 points.
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