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Hopewell handles Burrell

| Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001

BOYS BASKETBALL

  • Hopewell 71, Burrell 53 - Hopewell (21-4) scored 17 points in the first period en route to a Class AAA playoff win over Burrell (18-8). The Vikings' Stan Posluszny scored 17 points, Matt Najzlik scored 16, Greg Rosatelli scored 14, and Paul Poluszny and Mike Hudak both added 12.

  • Monessen 72, OLSH 52 - Brandon Jackson scored 20 points to lead Monessen (19-5) past Our Lady of The Sacred Heart (13-12) in a Class A playoff game. A.J. Jackson added 17 in the win.

  • Duquesne 64, Jefferson-Morgan 57 - Jerome Corbett scored a game-high 23 points to give Duquesne (14-11) a Class A playoff win. He also sank a 3-point shot at the buzzer in each of the first three quarters to keep the Dukes ahead of the Rockets. Duquesne's Dan Demery tallied 13 points and was 7 of 7 from the free-throw line. Demery's teammate, Chris Henley, scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Jim Severini led Jefferson-Morgan with 18 points.

  • Shaler 51, New Castle 44 - Sean Denham scored 21 points, and Matt Wiesinger added 14 to lead Shaler (17-8) past New Castle (16-8) in a Class AAAA quarterfinal game. Shaler will face Uniontown (22-4) in the semifinals.

  • Hampton 44, Belle Vernon Area 42 - Hampton (20-5) rebounded from a one-point halftime deficit for a Class AAA quarterfinal victory over Belle Vernon (22-3). Hampton moves on to play Blackhawk (18-7) in the semifinals.

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
  • Rochester 59, California 42 - Rochester (17-5) overcame a slow start to roll past California (15-10) in a Class A playoff game. Rochester clinched a spot in the PIAA playoffs with the victory.

  • Monessen 45, Farrell 34 - Charel Allen netted 24 points as Monessen (21-5) beat Farrell (11-11) to advance to the Class A semifinals to face Rochester. Twelve of Allen's 24 came in the fourth quarter.

  • Bishop Carroll 52, Homer-Center 28 - Bishop Carroll jumped out to a 23-6 first half lead en route to a Class A quarterfinal victory. Bishop Carroll (18-3) will face Bishop Guilfoyle (15-6) Tuesday in a District 6 Class A semifinal matchup.

    SWIMMING

    Cindy Weir continued her domination of the WPIAL's fastest swimming event Friday night at Pitt's Trees Pool.

    Weir, a senior at Penn-Trafford, won her fourth consecutive 50-meter freestyle title at the WPIAL swimming championships.

    Weir's time of 23.88 seconds also qualifies her for the PIAA championships, scheduled for March 9-10 at Penn State's McCoy Natatorium. She is the two-time defending state champion in the event, and she will seek her third WPIAL 100 free title this afternoon. In addition, she qualified for the PIAAs in the 200 medley relay with teammates Kelly Rovnak, Jillian Rupinski and Emily Casino.

    The Indiana team of Ryan Grindle, Kellen Novels, Lucas Dushac and Travis Kochel won the boys' 200 medley relay, with Franklin Regional finishing second. Ryan Brennan of Franklin Regional was also victorious in the 100 butterfly.

    Competition continues today with the Class AA meet at 11 a.m. and the Class AAA events at 3 p.m.

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