High school basketball roundup: Fort Cherry boys knock off Brentwood
Tyreke Brown scored 13 points and Fort Cherry used perfect free-throw shooting to protect the lead and upset visiting Brentwood 52-49 Friday night in the Section 4-AA opener.
Fort Cherry (1-0, 1-3) trailed 16-11 after one quarter, but held Brentwood (0-1, 2-2) to only 16 points over the next two quarters and forged a 37-32 advantage.
The Rangers maintained the lead by going 8-for-8 at the free-throw line in the game. Brentwood hurt its chances for a comeback by making only 13 of 24 free throws.
Fort Cherry used a balanced scoring attack, placing only two players in double figures. Jeremy Lucas had 10 points.
Brentwood’s Jason Pilarski was the game’s leading scorer with 21 points.
Trinity 69, Northwest Christian Academy 32: Christian Koroly and Corey Hunsberger combined for 42 points as Trinity rolled to a 69-32 victory over Northwest Christian Academy (Fla.) in the KSA Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.
Koroly scored 23 points, including three baskets from three-point range, and Hunsberger contributed 19 points as Trinity (4-1) won its second game in as many days. The Hillers will play Elevation Academy (Fla.) this afternoon.
Sophomore Nick Moretti scored 11 points for the Hillers, who led 32-17 at halftime. Trinity did lose Avery King to an ankle injury in the second quarter.
Nick McCorkle scored 17 points for Northwest Christian.
Bethel Park 61, Canon-McMillan 52: Rohan Young jump-started undefeated Bethel Park by scoring nine of his 18 points in the pivotal third quarter as the Black Hawks rallied for 61-52 victory over host Canon-McMillan in the Section 4-AAAA opener.
Canon-McMillan (0-1, 3-2) led 29-27 at halftime, but Bethel Park (1-0, 4-0) gained the lead by outscoring the Big Macs 13-6 in the third quarter.
Wyatt Haggerty scored 18 points for Bethel Park and Bobby Huntington had 11.
Brett Haney paced Canon-Mac with 19 points and four of the Big Macs’ seven three-point field goals. Sam Bohn had 11 points.
Brownsville 79, West Greene 19: Cole Novotney led a balanced offense with 13 points and Brownsville remained undefeated with a 79-19 victory over host West Greene in the Section 5-AA opener.
Josh Mapstone was the only other player to score in double figures for the Falcons (1-0, 4-0) as he finished with 12. Brownsville has allowed only one opponent to score more than 40 points.
West Greene fell to 0-3.
Cornell 54, Burgettstown 48: A strong second half propelled Cornell to a 54-48 victory over Burgettstown in a non-section game.
Dante Jackson scored 22 points as Cornell outscored Burgettstown (3-3), 34-26, over the final 16 minutes.
Ryan Glover scored 16 points and Jonathan Sabo added 14 for the Blue Devils.
California 80, Jefferson-Morgan 40: Brian Fisher scored a game-high 31 points to power California to an 80-40 victory over Jefferson-Morgan in a Section 5-AA opener for both teams.
Tanner Huffman chipped in with 28 points for the Trojans (3-0), who bolted to a 23-4 first quarter lead.
Rece Henneman scored 13 points and Dom Cage added 10 for the Rockets (2-3).
Wilkinsburg 54, McGuffey 47: Isiah Pete scored 16 points as Wilkinsburg got by McGuffey 54-47 in a non-section game.
Wilkinsburg (1-2) outscored McGuffey, 30-22 over the middle two quarters.
Taylor Pasquariello had 16 points and Darrell Briggs 12 for the Highlanders (4-1).
South Fayette 58, South Park 30: Evan Bonnaure and C.J. Rudisill combined for 32 points as South Fayette rolled by South Park, 58-30, in a Section 5-AAA game.
Bonnaure had 18 points and Rudisill a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Lions (2-0, 2-1). Justin Watson scored 12 points.
Carter Grote paced South Park (0-1, 1-2) with 15 points.
Seton-La Salle 72, Chartiers-Houston 45: An 18-0 run in the fourth quarter helped Seton-La Salle break away from Chartiers-Houston for a 72-45 victory in a Section 4-AA game.
Seton-La Salle led 53-38 after three quarters but the Bucs bolted to a 7-1 run to make it 54-45.
Malik White scored 16 points for the Rebels (1-0, 4-1) and Dom Del Greco and Levi Masua each tossed in 15 points.
Kodie Hanley paced C-H (0-1, 1-3) with 15 points.
Avella 36, Winchester Thurston 23: Brandon R. Miller scored a game-high 16 point to spark Avella to a 36-23 victory over Winchester Thurston in a non-section game.
Walt Kopko added nine points for the Eagles (2-3), who outscored WT 24-12 in the second half.
Winchester Thurston fell to 1-3.
Montour 75, Waynesburg 34: Montour sank nine three-point field goals to help overcome Waynesburg, 75-34, in a Section 5-AAA game.
Four players were in double figures for Montour (1-0, 4-0), led by Rob Julian and Kyle Kutchman, each of whom scored 17. Kevin Scuilli had 14 and Josh Randall 12. Scuilli and Julian combined for seven three-pointers.
Adam Fox scored seven points to lead Waynesburg (0-1, 2-3).
California 49, Carrick 32: California Courtnee McMasters and Tristen Conaway combined for 31 points and 20 steals as California remained undefeated with a 49-32 victory over host Carrick.
McMasters led the way for California 4-0) with a triple-double. She had 19 points, 10 steals and 10 rebounds. Conaway followed with a double-double of 12 points and 10 steals, and Natalie Baron tossed in 10 points. Cal, which led 23-22 at halftime, took control in the third quarter by outscoring the host Raiders 10-2.
Carrick is 1-4.
Avella 48, Imani Christian 32: Olivia English scored 20 points and Avella used a big second quarter to defeat visiting Imani Christian 48-32 in a non-section game.
After the first quarter ended tied at 11-11, Avella (3-2) outscored Imani Christian 13-2 in the second quarter to forge a double-digit lead at intermission. Kira Doaks led a balanced Avella offense in the pivotal quarter by scoring her only four points of the game.
Chelsey Wade led Imani Christian (0-3) with 12 points.
South Park 39, South Fayette 30: Amanda Quinn made two key three-point field goals in South Park’s fourth-quarter comeback as the Eagles defeated host South Fayette 39-30 in the Section 5-AAA opener.
South Fayette (0-1, 2-2) led 27-24 after three quarters before undefeated South Park (1-0, 4-0) won the game with a 15-3 charge over the final eight minutes.
Carmichaels 50, Waynesburg 45: Morgan Berardi scored 15 points, grabbed eight rebounds, handed out 11 assists and had five steals to lead Carmichaels to a 50-45 victory over Waynesburg in a non-section game.
Amanda Browns tossed in 15 points for the Mikes (4-1), who led 22-19 at halftime. Caroline Cree chipped in with 12 points.
Lindsey Huhn led the Raiders (2-2) with 16 points. Danielle Jacobs had 11 and Michelle Cesa 10.
In other games: Ambridge defeated Chartiers-Houston, 41-37. complete details were not made available to the Observer-Reporter.