McGuffey girls win Christmas tournament

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CLAYSVILLE – Sammie Weiss scored 25 points as McGuffey overcame a slow start to rout Winchester Thurston, 68-30, in the championship game of the Highlanders Christmas tournament in a high school girls basketball game.


Rachel Czulewicz added 11 points for the Highlanders (7-1), who took over the game with a 26-4 run in the second quarter after trailing 12-10 after the first quarter.


Brittany Humphries led Winchester Thurston (3-4) with eight points.


Jefferson-Morgan 51, Southmoreland 17: Kayla Yorko’s 19 points helped Jefferson-Morgan win the championship of the Geibel tournament with a 51-17 win over Southmoreland.


Ally Bogden added 13 points for the Rockets (4-4), who led 28-6 at the half.


Paige Weaver led Southmoreland (1-9) with seven points.


Carmichaels 53, Waynesburg 30: A week after scoring her 1,000th point, senior point guard Morgan Berardi became Carmichaels’ all-time assists leader with seven during a 53-30 win over Waynesburg at the Laurel Highlands Tournament, giving her 451 for her career. Berardi also finished with a game-high 17 points for Carmichaels, which won its eighth straight game.


Lyndsey Huhn paced Waynesburg (2-7) with nine points.


Bishop Canevin 74, Charleroi 27: The Crusaders routed Charleroi at the California Christmas Tournament, totaling nine 3-pointers along the way. Erin Waskowiak led Canevin with 20 points, while Celina DiPietro had 17. Gina Valleroso and Johnie Olkosky each had 10 points.


Mia Woytovich and Anjie Tilghman had 10 points apiece for Charleroi (6-3).


California 60, South Allegheny 51: Courtnee McMasters led the Trojans to a 60-51 victory over South Allegheny with a triple-double, posting 16 points, 10 assists and 13 rebounds. Natalie Baron had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Tristen Conaway had a game-high 20 points to go along with 10 rebounds.


South Allegheny got 19 points from Jaylee Patterson, 16 more from Abby Dranko.


OLSH 63, Bentworth 24: Tia Scuilli and Bri VanVolkenburg combined for 28 points, and Our Lady of Sacred Heart beat Bentworth, 63-24, after building a 17-1 lead in the first quarter. Bentworth got 11 points from Reilly Skerbetz, who, along with Taylor Pompei (seven points), made the all-tournament team.


Washington 48, South Side Beaver 33: Alyssa Wise scored 19 points and Taylor Ellis added 14 to lead the Wash High girls to a 48-33 win over South Side Beaver in the Penn State Beaver Tournament. The Prexies are now 4-4.


South Side Beaver (3-6) got 12 points from Sara Androlia.


Shenango 63, Burgettstown 53: Burgettstown fell to 0-8 with a 63-53 loss to Shenango, also at the Penn State Beaver Tournament. Bryanna Lonick paced the Blue Devils with 15 points and Michaela Bertovich added 11, but Burgettstown trailed by 14 at halftime and never recovered.


Jenna Petrucci led Shenango (6-3) with 16 points, and Amanda Herb added 15.


The foul-filled game featured 84 free throw attempts, with Burgettstown converting 25 of them.


South Fayette 61, New Brighton 16: The Lions improved to 4-3 with a 61-16 win over New Brighton at the C.J. Betters Tournament behind a game-high 18 points from Kristen Hardt, who made all four of her shots from three-point range. Caitlin McLuckie scored 16 points and also had eight assists. Lauren Crites scored three points and grabbed eight rebounds.


New Brighton fell to 2-6.


Morgantown 66, Monessen 11: The Greyhounds fell to 0-5 with a 66-11 loss to Morgantown in the Cal U Classic. Caroline Colombo led Morgantown with 13 points and Leah Taylor added 11.


Mariah Ward contributed four points for Monessen, which was held without a point in the second and fourth quarters.


Steel Valley 54, Trinity 40: Trinity couldn’t stop C.C. Dixon (17 points) or Sydney Smith (15 points) and dropped a 54-40 decision to Steel Valley at the Serra Catholic Christmas Tournament. Lacey Gori added 11 points for Steel Valley, which improved to 5-2.


Lauren Simpson scored 10 points, and Kylie Victoria added seven, but Trinity fell to 1-6.


Peters Township 70, Fort Leboeuf 54: Madison Kerr scored 17 of her game-high 21 points in the first half, as Peters Township earned a 70-54 victory over Fort Lebeouf in the Keystone Oaks Christmas Tournament. Bridget Loether contributed 17 points for the Indians, who improved to 3-6. Cameron Morgan had 10 points.


Alyssa Jarosezwicz finished with 15 points, and Julia Boyd had 14 for Fort Leboeuf.


West Greene 64, Mapletown 15: Madison Raber scored a career-high 30 points and also had seven rebounds, as West Greene cruised to a 64-15 win over Mapletown in the Bentworth Christmas Tournament. Seventeen of Raber’s points came in the third quarter, helping West Greene improve to 6-2 overall. Madison’s younger sister, Alyssa, had nine points and 12 rebounds.


Belle Vernon 65, Laurel Highlands 21: Jessica Slagas scored 22 points a Belle Vernon improved to 6-2 with a 65-21 win over Laurel Highlands.


Boys basketball

Canon-McMillan 76, Northgate 42: Four players reached double-figures, as Canon-McMillan rolled to a 76-42 win over Northgate in the Trinity Christmas Tournament.


Brett Haney had a game-high 15 points, including four 3-pointers. Sam Bohn scored 13 points, Seth Petras 12 and Jake Cadez 10 for the Big Macs, who improved to 5-5.


Darrell Barron led Northgate (5-3) with 13 points.


Canon-Mac jumped out to a 24-5 lead after the first quarter and led, 45-18, at halftime.


North Allegheny 71, Peters Township 35: Gabe Pritz scored 14 points, but Peters Township fell victim to North Allegheny, 71-35, as the hosts earned an easy Christmas tournament victory. Sean Hennigan finished with 11 points. Andre Sumpter had 10, same for Joe Mancini.


Peters Township is now 4-5.


OLSH 79, Avella 32: Cameron Johnson scored 17 points, Nick Metz contributed 14 and Hunter Szilagy added 10, as Our Lady of Sacred Heart earned a 79-32 win over Avella in its own tournament.


Walter Kopko had 10 points for the Eagles, who fell to 2-5.


Washington 78, Elizabeth Forward 71: Josh Wise’s 33 points helped Washington hold off Elizabeth Forward, 78-71, in the consolation game of the West Allegheny tournament.


Jordan Drew and Dupree Jenkins added 15 and 10 points, respectively, for the Prexies, who saw the Warriors (3-5) trim a 35-16 halftime lead to single digits in the fourth quarter.


Jaylin French led EF with 28 points.


Butler 60, Trinity 51: Butler used a 17-4 second quarter run to outlast Trinity, 60-51, in at the Hillers tournament.


Seth Cook and Aaron Krause led Butler (5-5) with 13 points each.


Christian Koroly had 21 points to pace Trinity (8-3).


Carmichaels 51, Jefferson-Morgan 28: Shaun Smogie’s 17 points led Carmichaels to a 51-28 victory in the finals of King Coal tournament.


Cory Fuller added 12 points for the Mikes (7-1), who avenged their only loss of the season earlier this year to the Rockets (4-6).


Travis Taylor led Jeff-Morgan with nine points.


Eden Christian 69, Chartiers-Houston 56: Carter Ehms had 21 points as Eden Christian jumped on Chartiers-Houston early in a 69-56 win in the first round of the OLSH tournament.


Drew Helon added 15 points for EC (7-0), which led 21-13 after one quarter.


Kodie Hanley had 15 points, and Shane Murphy and Dylan Pounds had 13 each, for the Bucs (2-5).


Hundred, W.Va. 41, West Greene 35, OT: Kirk Shriver had 15 points as Hundred, W.Va., held off West Greene, 41-35, in overtime in a non-section game.


Greg Stewart added 13 points for Hundred (3-4), which made 7 of 10 free throws in overtime.


Austin Eddy had a strong game for West Greene (0-6), scoring 22 points.


Western Beaver 67, McGuffey 45: Nick Miller’s 34 points paced a red-hot shooting Western Beaver to a 67-45 win over McGuffey in the consolation game of the Mohawk tournament.


Brandon Sheeler added 14 points for Western Beaver (2-6), which made 13 three-pointers.


Taylor Pasquariello led McGuffey (4-5) with 12 points.


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