High school basketball: Peters Twp., Mapletown with key section wins
Tim Swoope scored seven of his 10 points in the critical fourth quarter as Peters Township upset host Bethel Park, 55-46, Tuesday night in a Section 4-AAAA game.
Nick Parello hit six of eight free throws and Gabe Pritz connected on three of four as Peters Township (5-6, 8-10) outscored Bethel Park (8-2, 14-3), 23-19, in the fourth quarter.
Prtiz finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Parello finished with 10 points.
Cody Gilchrist had 18 points to lead Bethel Park.
Mapletown 72, Geibel Catholic 71, OT: Ben Boone made four clutch free throws late in overtime and Mapletown boosted its playoff chances with a 72-71 victory over visiting Geibel Catholic in Section 3-A.
Mapletown (3-3, 5-11), which holds fourth place in the section, had to fight off several Geibel comebacks. The Maples led by 10 points after one quarter, only to have Geibel take a three-point halftime lead. Mapletown led 54-42 after three quarters, but Geibel battled back and tied the score late in the fourth, then missed two shots on the final possession of regulation.
Mapletown, which received a 30-point performance from Dereck Riggleman, took the lead in OT and protected it with Boone’s free-throw shooting. Boone finished with 20 points, and Eric Atwood and Kevin Ridgley each contributed 10 for the Maples.
Mapletown made 16 of 19 free throws. Riggleman was 10-for-11 at the line.
Aaron Agostoni led Geibel (1-5, 2-13) with 20 points. Kyle Toth had 14 points and Matt Mamarella 13.
Brentwood 50, Burgettstown 45, OT: Michael Kish scored 20 points and Brentwood scored the first nine points of overtime as the Spartans got a key road win in Section 4-AA, beating Burgettstown 50-45 Tuesday night.
Burgettstown’s Ryan Glover sent the game into overtime tied at 39-39 by making one of two free throws with 3.4 seconds left in regulation. Glover missed the first free throw and made the second.
Tyler Kraska scored 10 points for Brentwood (4-5, 9-8). The Spartans are tied for fourth place and the final playoff berth out of the section with Burgettstown (4-5, 9-10), but Brentwood has defeated the Blue Devils twice.
Burgettstown was paced by Josh Mack, who scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Jonathan Sabo also had 13 points, which included three three-pointers.
Bishop Canevin 52, Chartiers-Houston 43: Mike Tambellini scored nine of his 13 points in the pivotal fourth quarter to lead Bishop Canevin to a 52-43 come-from-behind victory over visiting Chartiers-Houston in Section 4-AA.
C-H (2-8, 5-13), which could have vaulted into the thick of the playoff race with a victory, led 24-21 at halftime and 34-28 after three quarters. But Bishop Canevin (6-3, 9-10) outscored the Bucs 24-9 over the final eight minutes.
Nico DiPaolo led Bishop Canevin with 18 points, including five three-pointers.
Alec Ferrari paced C-H with 15 points and Dylan Pounds had 10. C-H had one more field goal than Canevin, but the Crusaders made eight threes and 12 of 16 from the free-throw line. C-H was 4-for-11 at the line.
Washington 70, Fort Cherry 36: Josh Wise had 28 points as Washington cruised to a 70-37 Section 4-AA win over Fort Cherry.
Washington (6-3, 14-5) led 54-23 after three quarters.
Tyreke Brown had 12 points, while Zach Dysert added 10, for Fort Cherry (1-7, 3-13).
South Park 49, McGuffey 43: Carter Grote had 15 points and South Park outscored McGuffey 11-2 in the second quarter en route to a 49-43 Section 5-AAA win.
Ryan Smider added 14 points for South Park (4-5, 9-8).
Brennan Crimm had 14 points and Taylor Pasquariello had 11 for the Highlanders (2-7, 8-10).
Clairton 51, Carmichaels 42: Ryan Clifford had 15 points as Clairton remained unbeaten in Section 3-A with a 51-42 win over Carmichaels.
Titus Howard added 11 points for Clairton (6-0, 9-5), which led 35-16 at the half before Carmichaels (4-3, 14-4) went on a 17-7 run in the third quarter.
Brandon Lawless had 17 points, while Ty Cole added 14, for Carmichaels.
California 85, Bentworth 76: Tanner Huffman had 28 points as California sprinted past Bentworth, 85-76, to remain unbeaten in Section 5-AA.
Bryan Fisher added 17 points, Dmitri Clements 14 and Austin Wingo 13 for the Trojans (10-0, 15-2), who scored 73 points in the first three quarters before slowing things down.
Chris Blackburn had 27 points, Cody Levine 22 and Zach Robker 14 for Bentworth (3-7, 6-11).
Monessen 63, Avella 25: Clintell Gillaspie led three Monessen players in double figures with 18 points and the Greyhounds cruised to a 63-25 victory over visiting Avella in Section 3-A.
The win keeps Monessen (5-1, 7-9) a game behind section leader Clairton.
Gillaspie also had six rebounds and five steals. Justice Rawlins and Nickodemes Payne each had a double-double. Rawlins scored 14 points and grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds, and Payne had 10- points and 10 rebounds.
Avella is 0-7, 2-15.
Canon-McMillan 50, Washington 25: Danielle Parker had 20 points as Canon-McMillan topped Washington, 50-25, in a non-section game.
Olivia Lorusso added 13 points for Canon-McMillan (8-10), which led 30-15 at the half.
Washington falls to 10-8.
Geibel Catholic 49, Mapletown 22: Carly Judy had 20 points as Geibel Catholic defeated Mapletown, 49-22, in a non-section game.
Abby Shipley and Tiffany Sigley had five points each for the Maples.