High school basketball: Wash High’s Wise, Cal’s Fisher top 1,000-point mark
McDONALD - Senior Josh Wise hit a three-pointer in the third quarter for the 1,000th point of his career en route to a 19-point night to lead Washington to a 69-44 Section 4-AA win over Fort Cherry in a high school boys basketball game Friday.
Jaylen Kelly and Jordan Drew added 10 points each for the Prexies (4-0, 9-1), who led 53-24 after three quarters.
Tyreke Brown had 16 points to lead Fort Cherry (1-2, 3-7).
California 84, Bentworth 61: Brian Fisher scored 22 points to also eclipse the 1,000-point plateau during an 84-61 win over Bentworth, as the Trojans remained unbeaten in Section 5-AA.
Fellow 1,000-point scorer Tanner Huffman had a game-high 25 points and Evan Patterson added 11 for the Trojans (4-0, 8-1), who went on a 28-12 run in the third quarter to break open a game they led 30-27 at the half.
Cody Levine led Bentworth (2-2, 4-5) with 18 points before being ejected in the fourth quarter, while Chris Blackburn had 13 points and Mike Clark 12.
Bishop Canevin 62, Chartiers-Houston 39: Jake Seligman’s 19 points helped Bishop Canevin pull away from Chartiers-Houston late for a 62-39 Section 5-AA win.
Brennan Cahill added 13 points, while A.J. Puchany had 11 for the Crusaders (2-1, 4-5), who put the game away with a 19-9 run in the fourth quarter.
Kodie Hanley led the Bucs (0-4, 2-6) with 12 points.
Beth-Center 55, West Greene 23: Junior guard Adam Walters scored 16 points and made four of Beth-Center’s eight three-point field goals as the Bulldogs defeated visiting West Greene in Section 5-AA.
Zach Miller contributed 13 points for B-C (3-1, 6-4), which stopped a two-game losing streak. The Bulldogs did much of their damage in the first half, forging a 31-9 lead.
Beau Jackson was the leading scorer for West Greene (0-4, 0-8) with 10 points.
Carmichaels 61, Avella 31: Brandon Lawless scored 22 points as Carmichaels opened Section 3-A play with a 61-31 win over Avella.
Sean Smogie added 13 points, while Josh Mundell and Ty Cole had 11 each, for the Mikes (1-0, 9-1).
Brandon J. Miller led Avella (0-1, 2-7) with 11 points.
Clairton 65, Mapletown 37: Jujuan Bray had eight of his 16 points during a 20-3 second quarter run as Clairton defeated Mapletown, 65-37, in a Section 3-A game.
Brian Clifford led the Tigers (1-0, 3-1) with 19 points.
Derrick Riggleman scored 22 points to lead Mapletown (0-1, 1-8).
Monessen 60, Geibel 23: Monessen got back on the winning track by holding visiting Geibel to 11 first-half points in the Greyhounds’ 60-23 victory in the Section 3-A opener.
Luke Doptis led a balanced offense for Monessen (1-0, 2-8) with 12 points. Clintell Gillaspie followed with 11 points and Javon Brown had 10 points and six steals. Nico Payne led Monessen, which has won two of three, with 13 rebounds.
Aaron Agostoni was the leading scorer for Geibel (0-1, 0-6) with 12 points.
Charleroi 55, Brownsville 52: Jim Diaz had 19 points as Charleroi held off Brownsville, 55-52, to remain undefeated in Section 5-AA.
Matt Indorante added 16 points for the Cougars (4-0, 6-3), who led 37-28 at the half.
Cole Novotny led Brownsville (2-2, 5-3) with 15 points.
South Fayette 77, Waynesburg 40: Evan Bonnure led a balanced scoring attack with 26 points as South Fayette cruised to a 77-40 Section 5-AAA win over Waynesburg.
C.J. Rudisill had 13 points, Justin Watson 12 and Lucas Russell 10 for the Lions (3-0, 7-2), who led 72-34 after three quarters.
Adam Fox had 17 points for Waynesburg (0-4, 3-6). South Park 54, McGuffey 44: One bad quarter (the second) and some missed free throws proved costly for McGuffey in a 54-44 loss to host South Park in Section 5-AAA.
South Park (2-2, 5-4) trailed 11-10 after one quarter, then outscored the Highlanders 17-4 over the next eight minutes to take a 27-15 lead at halftime. A comeback by McGuffey (0-3, 4-6) was cut short by the Highlanders making only three of nine free throws compared to South park’s 10-for-14.
Ryan Smider paced South park with 14 points and Justin Palaschak had 10.
Jesse McKee led three McGuffey players in double figures with 15 points. Caleb Reihner followed with 14 and Darrell Briggs had 11.
Thomas Jefferson 70, Ringgold 45: Chase Winovich scored 14 of his 21 points in the first half and helped visiting Thomas Jefferson to a 70-45 victory over Ringgold in Section 4-AAA.
Thomas Jefferson (3-0, 6-3) had a big first half, forging a 42-24 lead. Jason Horan scored 17 points for TJ and Joe Carroll had 10.
John Maldonado was the only player in double figures for Ringgold (0-4, 1-9) with 13 points.
Waynesburg 40, Jefferson-Morgan 27: Danielle Jacobs scored 11 points and Michelle Czesa had a big offensive quarter as Waynesburg snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 40-27 victory over visiting Jefferson-Morgan in a non-section game.
Waynesburg (3-7) led 7-4 after one quarter, then outscored J-M 19-9 in the pivotal second quarter. Czesa scored all of her 10 points in the second quarter, getting two of her five field goals off steals.
Jacobs had a big all-around game with 11 rebounds and seven steals. Lyndsey Huhn led Waynesburg on the boards with 12 rebounds.
Rachel Hildebrand was the leading scorer for J-M (4-6) with eight points.
Chartiers Valley 64, Peters Township 28: Jenna Devinney made four of her seven three-point field goals in Chartiers Valley’s 30-point first quarter and the Colts defeated visiting Peters Township 64-28 in a Section 4-AAAA game.
Devinney, who scored 23 points, helped the Colts (4-0, 8-2) to a 30-8 lead after one quarter and 43-14 at halftime as they remained undefeated in section play. Kristin McGeough scored 10 points for CV.
Madison Kerr paced Peters Township (0-3, 3-6) with 11 points.