McDONALD – Evan Bonnaure never forgot what it felt like losing to Montour at home last year – five new starters, a six-game winning streak that seemed to bring everyone together and then … boom, a tire pops.
Zach Challingsworth remembers two particular losses the previous year: one in the WPIAL Class AAA championship game, the other in the PIAA semifinals.
Whichever memory was more prevalent didn’t matter. This did: South Fayette played like a team intent on proving something Friday night, which the Lions did with a 53-46 victory over the Spartans in a Section 5-AAA boys basketball game in front of the largest home crowd of the season.
“We let one get away last year,” Bonnaure said. “To go out and get it this year feels great.”
Bonnaure led South Fayette (5-0, 9-2) with 23 points, including four 3-pointers, on six-of-13 shooting. He also grabbed seven rebounds.
Challingsworth played perhaps his most complete game of the season, finishing with 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Despite picking up his third foul midway through the second quarter, C.J. Rudisill contributed nine points.
Montour, which got 22 points from Devin Wilson, made it a one-possession game at 38-35 following a 3-pointer from Dustin Sileva at 6:19 of the fourth quarter.
But Lions coach Rich Bonnaure called a timeout, andc