High school basketball roundup: Burgettstown boys upset Wash High
A big game from Josh Mack and some clutch free throws down the stretch by Kurt Kowalski Tuesday night enabled host Burgettstown to upset cold-shooting Washington 55-45 in Section 4-AA.
Mack scored a game-high 20 points and also grabbed 11 rebounds as Burgettstown evened its section record at 3-3 and improved to 7-8 overall.55-45
Washington (4-2, 11-3) led 23-20 at halftime, but Burgettstown tied the score at 36-36 after three quarters, then outscored the Prexies 19-9 over the final eight minutes. Mack scored six of his points in the fourth quarter to help push the Blue Devils into the lead, and Kowalski was 4-for-4 at the free-throw line in the final minute to protect the Burgettstown advantage.
Jonathan Sabo also had a big game for the Blue Devils, scoring 18 points that included four three-pointers.
Josh Wise paced Washington with 19 points, but the Prexies hurt their cause by making only nine of 21 free throws.
Moon 63, Trinity 55, OT: It was another day, another overtime game for Trinity.
Unfortunately for the Hillers, for the second time in as many games, they fell short in the extra period.
After Trinity rallied to force overtime, Moon scored 15 points and defeated the Hillers 63-55.
Moon (3-4, 7-6) scored the first four points of overtime, then went into a stall offense that forced Trinity to foul. The Tigers then sealed the win at the free-throw line, where they converted 19 of 28 on the night.
Nicholas Korzi paced Moon with a game-high 22 points and Eric Elias followed with 16.
Trinity (3-4, 9-6), which lost in overtime Friday at home to Bethel Park, trailed 36-29 after three quarters. The Hillers rallied behind Berton Miller, who scored a team-high 20 points, and had a chance to win the game in regulation but had a shot miss at the buzzer.
Jared Deep scored 13 points and Corey Hunsberger followed with 10 for Trinity.
Chartiers-Houston 57, Fort Cherry 54: Alec Ferrari scored 16 points and made two clutch free throws with in the final minute as Chartiers-Houston defeated visiting Fort Cherry 57-54 in Section 4-AA.
In a game that was close throughout, Ferrari made two free throws with 10.9 seconds left that gave the Bucs (2-4, 5-9) a three-point lead. Fort Cherry (1-5, 3-10) had a chance to force overtime but missed a three-pointer with three seconds to play and Ferrari secured the rebound and win for C-H.
Ferrari scored eight of his points in the fourth quarter and was supported by Dylan Pounds, who finished with 10 points.
Fort Cherry’s Zak Dysert was the game’s leading scorer with 20 points. Tyreke Brown and Alex Babirad each had 10 points.
Peters Township 59, Canon-McMillan 49: Gabe Pritz had 23 points and 10 rebounds as Peters Township rallied to beat Canon-McMillan, 59-49, in a Section 4-AAAA team.
Daokta Norton added 15 points for the Indians, who trailed 20-16 at the half.
Peters Township (2-5, 5-9) was 26 of 39 from the free throw line, while Canon-McMillan (3-4, 5-8) went 13 of 19.
Jake Cadez led the Big Macs with 20 points, while Brett Haney added 16 in the losing effort.
Mapletown 58, Avella 54: Dereck Riggleman’s 27 points helped Mapletown top Avella, 58-54, in a Section 3-A game.
Ben Boone added 15 points, all on three-pointers, for the Maples (2-2. 3-10).
Walt Kopko had 20 points, Brandon Miller 16 and Billy McKee 12 for the Eagles (0-4, 2-10).
Jefferson-Morgan 61, West Greene 30: Travis Taylor had 18 points as Jefferson-Morgan jumped out to a 20-0 lead and never looked back to beat West Greene, 61-30, in Section 5-AA.
Rece Henneman added 12 points for the Rockets (2-4, 7-7).
Dustin Shough led West Greene (0-7, 0-11) with nine points.
Beth-Center 62, Bentworth 56: Zach Miller’s 15 points helped Beth-Center hold off Bentworth, 62-56, in a Section 5-AA game.
Adam Walters added 14 points for the Bulldogs (4-3, 7-6), who led 47-38 entering the fourth quarter.
Cody Levine had 19 points, while Chris Blackburn added 11 for the Bearcats (2-5, 5-8).
McGuffey 64, Waynesburg 53: Taylor Pasquariello had 24 points as McGuffey earned its first Section 5-AAA win with a 64-53 victory over Waynesburg.
Darrell Briggs added 14 points for the Highlanders (1-5, 7-8), who took control of the game with a 22-9 run in the second quarter.
Dominick Sarra had 17 points, and Adam Fox added 15, for Waynesburgh (0-6, 3-10).
Elizabeth Forward 72, Belle Vernon 70: JaQuan Davidson had 20 points to lead Elizabeth Forward to a 72-70 victory over Belle Vernon.
Jason Capco had 24 points to lead Belle Vernon, which dropped to (1-6, 2-13). Jake Sweitzer added 17 points.
Trinity 48, Ringgold 35: Lauren Simpson scored 15 points and Trinity used a huge second quarter to end a three-game losing streak, beating host Ringgold 48-35 in a non-section game.
Trinity (3-9) trailed 7-6 after one quarter, then outscored the Rams 25-8 in the pivotal second quarter to take a 16-point lead into halftime. Simpson scored 11 points in the second quarter and made three of her four three-pointers.
Kelly Korpos and Rachel Phillips each scored 10 points for Trinity. Ringgold (6-7) was led by Josie Schmidt’s 11 points.
Washington 42, Burgettstown 32: Mya Gordon and Tajah Gordon each scored 12 points and Washington held host Burgettstown to six field goals in a 42-32 victory over the Blue Devils in Section 5-AA.
Washington (4-2, 7-6) led 19-13 at halftime and pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring Burgettstown 15-8 for a 34-21 lead.
Burgettstown (1-5, 1-12) did most of its scoring at the free-throw line, making 20 of 29. Kristen Roy led the Blue Devils with 11 points, which included 9-for-11 at the free-throw line.
Serra Catholic 82, West Greene 36: Leslie Hoye led 11 players who scored with 14 points as Serra Catholic topped West Greene, 82-36, in a non-section game.
Katie Sieg added 11 points for Serra (11-1), which led 24-2 after one quarter.
Madison Raber led West Greene (8-6) with 14 points.