Chartiers-Houston built a commanding 33-6 lead and held on for a 37-31 victory over Bentworth in a WPIAL Class AA Team Tournament quarterfinal Wednesday night.
The Bucs, who advanced to the quarterfinals with a 44-27 win over Yough, move on to face Burrell in Friday’s WPIAL semifinals at Chartiers Valley. The match begins at 6 p.m.
After Trevor Wood put Bentworth ahead 6-0 with a pin at 132, the Bucs rattled off seven consecutive victories, highlighted by a pin by Pete Provenzano at 138 pounds.
The Bucs also took advantage of three Bentworth forfeits.
Jake Fordyce finally broke the Char-Houston run with a decision at 220, and Nathan Shoemaker recorded a fall at heavyweight. After Bentworth, which reached the quarterfinals with a 55-18 win over Avonworth, closed the score to 33-25 following a pin by Jake Rothka at 113, Richie McGinnis put the match out of reach with an 11-0 major decision win for the Bucs at 120 pounds.
South Fayette advances
South Fayette recorded six pins as the Lions overwhelmed Burgettstown, 54-15, in the WPIAL quarterfinals and advanced to Friday’s team tournament semifinals.
The Lions, who will face Jefferson-Morgan at 6 p.m. at Chartiers Valley, built a 39-0 lead over Burgettstown before the Blue Devils finally scored with a pin by James Reedy at heavyweight.
Austin McDermitt followed with a pin for Burgettstown at 106, and John Dennis recorded a decision at 113, but that would be as close as the Blue Devils would get.
Kevin Chaussard, Shane Ging, Brandon Keck, Grant Fetchet, Jack Previte, Mike Fetchet, Brad Haney and Zach Walker had pins for the Lions, who advanced to the quarterfinals with a 66-12 whipping of South Allegheny.
Burgettstown defeated Valley, 48-27, in its first-round match.