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High school roundup: Franklin Regional rolls to semis

| Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, 10:24 p.m.

The top-seeded Franklin Regional wrestling team lost just one bout Wednesday night while sweeping first-round and quarterfinal matches in the WPIAL Class AAA tournament.

The Panthers defeated Seneca Valley, 74-0, in the first round and Butler, 64-6, in the quarterfinals.

Spencer Lee (113 pounds), Tyler Smith (132), Josh Maruca (145), John Wohlin (182) and Brett Zanotto (220) all had pins in the quarterfinal-round win. Alex White (195) had a pin for Butler.

The Panthers (17-1) will face fourth seeded North Allegheny (12-0) in the semifinals. All semifinal matches will be held Friday at Norwin.

Canon-McMillan 31, Belle Vernon 25 — Led by pins by Alec Hutchin (138) and Brendan Furman (285), third-seeded Canon-McMillan (16-0) advanced to the Class AAA semifinals. The Big Macs defeated Ringgold, 53-9, and Belle Vernon beat Hempfield, 46-27, in the first round.

Latrobe 45, Peters Township 18 — Second-seeded Latrobe (11-1) earned a quarterfinal-round win, led by pins from Luke Pletcher (120 pounds), Dom Scalise (160), Zack Zavatsky (182), Travis Schmeling (195) and Logan Carns (220). Danny Florentino (106) had a pin for Peters Township (12-3). Latrobe defeated Connellsville, 47-18, and Peters Township edged North hills, 38-23, in the first round.

Burrell 66, Ellwood City 9 — Dean Edwards (106 pounds), Dillan Jeffrey (113), Anthony Marra (126), John Andrejcik (132), Jason David (138), Corey Falleroni (145), Steven Edwards (152), Derrick Beattie (160), Alex Moses (182) and Allan Beattie (285) all had pins to lead top-seeded Burrell (10-3) to a Class AA quarterfinal-round win. Ellwood City (10-6) defeated South Allegheny, 48-27, in the first round.

Burgettstown 42, Chartiers-Houston 26 — Austin Riffle (132 pounds), Stephen Kotouch (138), Jake McKee (160), Ryan Pendeville (195) and Brandon Hucik (220) had pins to lead Burgettstown (15-1) to a Class AA quarterfinal-round win. Burgettstown defeated Avonworth, 51-15, and Chartiers-Houston beat Derry, 37-34, in the first round.

Jefferson-Morgan 45, Yough 26 — Third-seeded Jefferson-Morgan rolled into the Class AA semifinals with a quarterfinal-round win. The Rockets defeated Valley, 46-36, and Yough beat Kittanning, 51-24, in the first round.

South Fayette 47, Avella 21 — Grant Fetchet (160) had a pin and South Fayette won three matches by forfeit en route to a Class AA quarterfinal-round victory. Jake Temple (220) and Andrew Haskakis (285) had pins for Avella (5-6). The Lions defeated Southmoreland, 60-19, and Avella beat Bentworth, 41-30, in the first round.

Boys basketball

Avonworth 57, Quaker Valley 48 — Eric Gallupe recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds as Class AA No. 5 Avonworth (13-3, 9-0) clinched its first section title since 1974 with a victory in Section 6 over No. 3 Quaker Valley (16-2, 7-2). Jamal Hughley led all scorers with 18 points for Avonworth. Qadir Taylor scored 14 points for the Quakers.

OLSH 58, Union 56 — Cameron Johnson scored 26 points as Class A No. 3 OLSH (14-4, 6-1) won in Section 1. Benjamin Young led all scorers with 27 points for Union (7-11, 3-4).

Hampton 83, Pine-Richland 48 — Ryan Luther recorded a double-double with a game-high 20 points and 11 rebounds as Class AAAA No. 2 Hampton (18-1, 10-1) earned a victory in Section 3-AAAA. Collin Luther added 16 points for the Talbots.

North Allegheny 59, Butler 33 — Cole Constantino scored a game-high 16 points as Class AAAA No. 4 North Allegheny (15-2, 9-2) won in Section 3. Nick Patten scored 15 points for Butler (5-13, 2-9).

New Castle 87, Seneca Valley 54 — Anthony Richards scored a game-high 25 points, including seven 3-pointers, as Class AAAA No. 1 New Castle (18-0, 11-0) remained perfect in Section 3. Malik Hooker added 23 points for the Red Hurricanes. Zach Snyder scored 17 points for Seneca Valley (10-9, 5-7).

Lincoln Park 84, Rochester 27 — Ryan Skovranko led all scorers with 20 points as Class A No. 1 Lincoln Park (17-1, 7-0) earned a victory in Section 1. Maverick Rowan recorded a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds.

Western Beaver 68, Cornell 67 — Nick Miller led all scorers with 39 points as Western Beaver (12-4, 4-3) earned a victory in Section 1-A. Kevin Korzen led Cornell (10-8, 1-6) with 26 points. Dane Jackson scored 25 points for the Raiders, surpassing 1,000th career points.

Upper St. Clair 51, Baldwin 33 — Nicholas Staley led all scorers with 19 points as Upper St. Clair (13-5, 9-2) won in Section 4-AAAA. Jon DeGregorio scored 15 points for Baldwin (3-15, 2-9).

Mt. Lebanon 49, Moon 31 — Jonny David scored a game-high 14 points as Mt. Lebanon (9-9, 7-3) earned a victory in Section 4-AAAA. Eddie Jenkins added 11 points for the Blue Devils.

Sto-Rox 68, South Side Beaver 52 — Makil Allen led all scorers with 23 points as Sto-Rox (7-11, 4-5) earned a victory in Section 6-AA. Nolan Lamont scored 15 points for South Side Beaver (9-10, 5-5).

Shaler 62, North Hills 46 — Zach Weaver scored 21 points as Shaler (3-15, 1-10) earned a victory in Section 3-AAAA. Shawndale Jones led all scorers with 22 points for North Hills (9-10, 3-8).

Girls basketball

Seton-La Salle 64, Blackhawk 46 — Naje Gibson scored a game-high 18 points as Class AA No. 1 Seton-La Salle (15-3) won a nonsection contest. Chassidy Omogrosso added 14 points for the Class AAA No. 1 Cougars (15-2).

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