Basketball: Burgettstown squanders opportunity
Burgettstown could’ve moved a half-game ahead of the Crusaders in Section 4-AA, but instead dropped a 40-37 decision to Bishop Canevin.
Josh Mack led the Blue Devils (3-4, 8-9) with 12 points, and Ryan Glover added 10.
Jake Seligmen scored a game-high 17 points for Bishop Canevin, which improved to 5-3, 8-9 after winning the second of two games in the season series. Brennan Cahill added 12 points.
The Blue Devils trailed by nine after the first quarter before outscoring Bishop Canevin, 14-8, in the second frame.
Burgettstown, which had won four of its past six, faced a two-point deficit entering the fourth quarter, though it could never make that final push.
Peters Township 41, Moon 34: Nick Parello scored 13 points and Gabe Pritz added 12, as Peters Township continued its resurgence in Section 4-AAAA with a 41-34 win at Moon.
The Indians, who improved to 4-5, 7-9, were 10 of 12 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.
Moon (3-6, 7-9) got 11 points each from Nick Korzi and Eric Elias.
Canon-McMillan 61, Baldwin 51: Brett Haney made five three-pointers and scored a game-high 30 points to lead Canon-McMillan to a 61-51 home win over Baldwin in Section 4-AAAA.
Sam Bohn helped out with 12 points and Jake Cadez added nine, helping the Big Macs (3-5, 8-8) keep pace with Mt. Lebanon and Peters Township for third place in the section.
A.J. Greco led Baldwin (2-7, 6-11) with 18 points.
Washington 72, Chartiers-Houston 57: Josh Wise had 27 points and 10 rebounds as Washington ended a three-game losing streak with a 72-57 Section 5-AA win over Chartiers-Houston.
Dupree Jenkins added 21 points, while Jordan Drew scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Prexies (5-3, 12-5).
Kodie Hanley had 16 points, Shayne Murphy 15, Dylan Pounds 13 and Alec Ferrari 10 for Chartiers-Houston (2-6, 5-11).
Montour 62, McGuffey 48: Montour outscored McGuffey 21-9 in the final quarter to pull away in a 62-48 Section 5-AAA win.
Devin Wilson had 15 points, while Rob Julian added 11, for Montour (5-2, 10-4).
Taylor Pasquariello scored 15 points, while Caleb Reihner and Brennan Crimm had 10 each, for McGuffey (1-5, 7-8).
Brownsville 78, Jefferson-Morgan 65: Cole Novotny’s 16 points helped Brownsville hold off Jefferson-Morgan, 78-65, in Section 5-AA.
Tre Durkin and Josh Matstone added 13 points each for Brownsville (6-2, 11-4), while Jake Bevard had 10 points.
Jeff-Morgan (2-6, 7-9) got a career-high 29 points from sophomore center Christian Randolph and 18 points from Rece Henneman.
Bentworth 66, West Greene 48: Chase Blackburn had 18 points, and Cody Levine added 17, as Bentworth topped West Greene, 66-48, in Section 5-AA.
Angel Lopez chipped in 11 points for the Bearcats (2-5, 5-9).
Zack Grim had 14 points, while Bray Jackson and Dustin Shough had 10 each for West Greene (0-8, 0-13).
Steel Valley 74, Ringgold 51: Dorian Broadwater had 21 points as Steel Valley topped Ringgold, 74-51, in a Section 4-AAA game.
Thirteen playes scored for the Ironmen (3-4, 8-6).
John Maldonado had 21 points for Ringgold (1-6, 2-13), while Dayshone Majors added 11.
California 56, Clairton 27: Courtnee McMasters scored 28 points as California defeated Clairton, 56-27, in a non-section game.
Tristen Conaway added 11 points for the Trojans (12-3).
Justice Hall led Clairton (5-8) with eight points.
West Greene 52, Cameron, W.Va. 25: Emily Courtwright had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead West Greene to a 52-25 non-section win over Cameron, W.Va.
Madison Raber added 14 points, while Alyssa Raber had 12 rebounds for West Greene (9-7).
Rena Reid had eight points to lead Cameron (5-9).
Bentworth 61, East Allegheny 38: Kaitlyn Keenan made seven three-pointers for visiting East Allegheny, but it wasn’t enough as Bentworth rolled to a 61-38 non-section win. Taylor Pompei had 19 points, and Tori Cicci added 10 to help Bentworth improve to 5-11 and snap a five-game losing streak.
Keenan led all scorers with 21 points.
Trinity Christian (W.Va.) 56, Mapletown 9: Mapletown suffered a tough non-section loss on a road, at Trinity Christian (W.Va.), 56-9.
Madison Bogden had four points to lead Mapletown, which fell to 0-12.
Jackie Halapy led Trinity Christian with 14 points.
Belle Vernon 56, Serra Catholic 53: Jessica and Kaitlyn Slagus had 22 points apiece to lead Belle Vernon to a 56-53 win over Serra Catholic in a non-section game.
The Leopards improve to 11-4. Katie Sieg had 13 points for Serra Catholic (13-2), which had won 12 straight coming in.