High school basketball roundup: C-H looks inside, finds road win
Miles Williamson converted an old-fashioned three-point play with 15 seconds remaining Friday night to give Chartiers-Houston a 48-45 victory over host Brentwood in Section 4-AA.
Chartiers-Houston (1-4, 4-9) lived by the three-point shot for much of the game, making eight shots from behind the arc. But tied 45-45 in the closing seconds, and throwing the ball inbounds from the sideline, the Bucs looked inside with the game on the line. Williamson took a lob pass, scored, was fouled and converted the ensuing free-throw to give C-H a 48-45 lead.
Brentwood (2-4, 7-6) then managed to take four shots, missing each, before time expired.
C-H, which led 37-29 after three quarters, was led by Alec Ferrari, who had 18 points and four threes.
Jason Pilarski had 12 points and Tyler Kraska 10 for Brentwood.
Canon-McMillan 82, Mt. Lebanon 77, 3 OT: Seth Petras scored six of his 15 points in the third overtime to help Canon-McMillan take a thrilling 82-77 victory from Mt. Lebanon in a Section 4-AAAA game.
Sam Bohn hit three of four free throws in the final moments to douse any hopes Mt. Lebanon had of victory.
Petras hit a shot with two seconds to play in regulation to tie the game, 54-54. Justin Ross of Mt. Lebanon sent the game into a second overtime when he canned a three-point field goal with about 10 seconds to play. The second overtime ended, 67-67.
Brett Haney scored a game-high 35 points for the Big Macs (3-3, 8-6) and Jake Cadez had 16 points.
Tyler Roth had 23 points for the Blue Devils (3-3, 6-7) and Matt Hoffman contributed 22.
Bethel Park 65, Trinity 63, OT: Bethel Park remained undefeated in Section 4-AAAA.
Cody Gilchrist’s basket with six seconds remaining capped Bethel Park’s comeback and gave the Black Hawks a 65-63 overtime victory over host Trinity.
Bethel Park (6-0, 11-1) trailed 34-26 at halftime but chipped away the deficit and held a two-point in the final minute of regulation. A basket by Trinity’s Berton Miller tied the score at 57-57 and Bethel Park was unable to win the game on the last possession of regulation.
Gilchrist led four BP players in double figures with 18 points. Rohan Young followed with 14 points, Wyatt Hagerty had 13 and Kennedy Gilmore 12.
Christian Koroly and Corey Hunsberger each scored 16 points for Trinity (3-3, 9-5), which had two more field goals than Bethel Park but made only four of 11 free throws. Miller finished with 11 points for the Hillers.
Charleroi 55, Jefferson-Morgan 49: Seniors Jim Diaz and Eric Johnson led a second-half comeback as Charleroi rallied to defeat visiting Jefferson-Morgan 55-49 and stay undefeated in Section 5-AA.
Charleroi (6-0, 8-3) trailed the upset-minded Rockets 23-18 at halftime, but the Cougars used a 19-7 advantage in the third quarter to take a seven-point lead.
Johnson scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half, and Diaz, who scored a team-high 16 points, had 10 after halftime. Matt Indorante had 12 points for the Cougars.
Jefferson-Morgan (1-4, 6-7) was led by Travis Taylor, who tossed in a game-high 17 points. Rece Henneman followed with 12.
Clairton 83, Avella 30: Bryon Clifford scored 21 points and Titus Howard had 13 to power Clairton to an 83-30 victory over host Avella in Section 3-A.
Raymond Flowers chipped in with 12 points for Clairton (3-0, 5-2), which remained undefeated in the section. Avella (0-3, 2-9) was led by A.J. Keenan, who scored eight points.
Carmichaels 76, Geibel Catholic 50: Brandon Lawless had a career-high 39 points as Carmichaels whipped Geibel Catholic, 76-50, in a Section 3-A game.
The Mikes (2-1, 11-2) led 60-33 after three quarters.
Jaichan Ray led Geibel (0-3, 0-9) with 21 points.
Brownsville 71, Bentworth 30: Christian Floyd and Mike Murdock combined for 28 points to send Brownsville to a 71-30 victory over Bentworth in a Section 5-AA game.
Floyd had 15 points and Murdock 13 for the Falcons (4-2, 8-4), who led 48-7 at halftime.
Chris Blackburn paced Bentworth (2-5, 4-6) with nine points.
Monessen 91, Mapletown 38: Clintell Gillaspie had 28 points as Monessen stayed unbeaten in Section 3-A with a 91-38 win over Mapletown.
Luke Doptis added 18 points for the Greyhounds (3-0, 4-8).
Dereck Riggleman led the Maples (1-2, 2-10) with 28 points.
Baldwin 60, Peters Township 52: A.J. Greco scored seven of his 28 points in overtime as Baldwin outlasted Peters Township, 60-52, in a Section 4-AAAA game.
Arnas Bajyora added 24 points for Baldwin (1-5, 4-9), which outscored the Indians (1-5, 4-8) 12-4 in the overtime period.
Gabe Pritz led Peters Township with 34 points.
Keystone Oaks 75, McGuffey 58: Taylor Lehman had 20 points as Keystone Oaks powered past McGuffey, 75-58, in a Section 5-AAA game.
Braydon Griffiths added 18 points, Jared Skolnicki 14 and Cory Sevacko 13 for Keystone Oaks (3-2, 6-7).
Taylor Pasquiarello had 20 points, while Jesse McKee added 13, for the Highlanders (0-5, 6-8).
California 59, Beth-Center 28: Tanner Huffman’s 23 points led California to a 59-28 Section 5-AA win over Beth-Center.
Brian Fisher added 16 points for the Trojans (3-3, 6-6).
Zach Miller had 10 points to lead Beth-Center (3-3, 6-6).
Frazier 77, West Greene 42: Charles Manack had 18 points as Frazier earned its first Section 5-AA win with a 77-42 victory over West Greene.
Vince Bucci added 13 points for the Commodores (1-4, 2-8).
Austin Eddy and Dustin Shough scored 12 points each, while Bray Jackson added 11 for the Pioneers (0-6, 0-10).
Seton-La Salle 75, Burgettstown 50: Levi Masua’s 17 points led Seton-La Salle to a 75-50 Section 4-AA win over Burgettstown.
Dale Clancy and Ryan Norkos added 15 points each for Seton-La Salle (5-0, 11-2).
Jonathan Sabo had 16 points, Logan Treibsch 12 and Kurt Kowalski 10 for Burgettstown (2-3, 6-8).
Bishop Canevin 58, Fort Cherry 51: Jake Seligman had 21 points as Bishop Canevin held off Fort Cherry, 58-51, in a Section 4-AA game.
Mike Tambellini added 11 points for the Crusaders (3-2, 5-7).
Nick Zando and Zak Dysert had 11 points each, while Tyreke Brown and Alex Babirad had 10 each, for the Rangers (1-4, 3-9).
West Mifflin 58, Ringgold 46: One night after losing a second-half lead and a non-section game to Canon-McMillan, West Mifflin played a strong first half against Ringgold and held off the Rams 58-46 in Section 4-AAA.
The win keeps West Mifflin (4-0, 6-6) undefeated in section play.
The Titans led 35-19 at halftime but Ringgold (3-3, 6-6) stayed within striking distance for much of the second half, thanks to Eleni Radic, who made six three-point field goals and scored a game-high 19 points. Josie Schmidt had 11 points for the Rams, who hurt their chances to fuel a comeback by making only nine of 21 free throws.
Taylor Thomas and Alyssa Cairns paced West Mifflin with 17 points each.