Basketball roundup: Hunsberger’s shot wins for Trinity
Corey Hunsberger hit a jumper from the elbow as time expired Thursday night to lift Trinity to a 62-60 victory at Moon in a Section 4-AAAA boys game.
Hunsberger finished with 20 points to lead Trinity (5-9, 11-11), which rendered today’s Peters Township-at-Canon-McMillan game a win-and-get-in for the Indians and Big Macs.
Jared Deep had 13 points, and Berton Miller contributed 11 points.
Nick Korzi scored a game-high 30 points for Moon (5-9, 9-12).
Trinity 62, Moon 60: Trinity defeated Moon, 62-60, in a Section 4-AAAA. No details were made available to the Observer-Reporter.
The outcome eliminated Moon from the postseason, and it means that the winner of tonight’s Canon-McMillan/Peters Township game will secure the No. 4 seed out of Section 4-AAAA.
Washington 59, Burgettstown 31: Dupree Jenkins had 18 points and Washington closed the game on a 25-3 run as the Prexies defeated Burgettstown, 59-31, in a Section 4-AA game.
Josh Wise added 15 points, while Jaylen Kelly had 13 for the playoff-bound Prexies (8-4, 16-6).
Jonathan Sabo and Ryan Glover had nine points each for the Blue Devils, who finish their season at 5-7 in section and 10-12 overall.
Monessen 66, Mapletown 29: Monessen raced to a 34-point first-half lead and cruised to a 66-29 victory over visiting Mapletown in Section 3-A.
Clintell Gillaspie leds Monessen (7-2, 9-11) with 28 points and Nickodemes Payne had 11. The Greyhounds led 44-10 at halftime and held Mapletown (3-6, 5-15) to nine field goals in the game.
Dereck Riggleman led the Maples with 17 points.
Trinity 53, South Fayette 51, OT: Trinity has been eliminated from WPIAL playoff contention but the Hillers finished Section 5-AAA play on a high note by upsetting playoff-bound South Fayette 53-51 in overtime on the Lions’ home court.
Rachel Phillis, who led Trinity with 13 points, made a layup off a lob pass on a backdoor play to tie the score at 47-47 with 20 seconds left in regulation. In overtime, the Hillers’ Mary Dunn, who had 12 points, made a basket in the final minute that put Trinity up 53-51. South Fayette then had the game’s final possession but missed a shot that would have forced a second overtime.
Trinity, which overcame an eight-point deficit after three quarters, finished section play with a 5-7 record, one game behind Keystone Oaks for the final postseason spot. The Hillers are 9-11 overall.
South Fayette is 7-5 and in third place. The Lions (13-7 overall) received 13 points from Lauren Crites and 11 from Mindy Wells. South Fayette had its four-game winning streak end.
Elizabeth Forward 51, Belle Vernon 38: Section 4-AAA champion Elizabeth Forward ran its wiunning streak to 17 games with a 51-38 victory over host Belle Vernon, the section’s second-place team.
Dana Buck led a balanced offense for EF (12-0, 20-1) with 13 points. Natalie Fekula had 10 points as the Warriors’ balance offset a 22-point performance by Belle Vernon’s Jessica Slagus.
Belle Vernon, which trailed 35-15 at halftime, had its record fall to 9-3, 14-6.
Washington 59, Burgettstown 25: India March had 12 points as playoff-bound Washington wrapped up its regular season with a 59-25 Section 5-AA win over Burgettstown.
Toni Ellis and Mya Gordon added nine points each for the Prexies (8-4, 12-10), who will be the third-place team out of Section 5-AA.
Kristen Roy led Burgettstown (1-10, 2-18) with 15 points.
Canon-McMillan 48, Peters Township 34: Olivia Lorusso had 19 points as Canon-McMillan finished off its Section 4-AAAA schedule with a 48-34 win over Peters Township.
Danielle Parker added 18 points, while Gabrielle Trest chipped in 12 rebounds for the Big Macs (3-9, 9-12).
Madison Kerr had 16 points for the Indians (0-12, 3-18).
Brownsville 51, Waynesburg 44: Celine Smith had 15 points as Brownsville used a 17-5 second quarter run to defeat Waynesburg, 51-44, in a Section 4-AAA game.
Maris Seto added 12 points for Brownsville (2-10, 7-12).
Lindsey Huhn had 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Danielle Jacobs and Michelle Cesa had 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Waynesburg (0-12, 3-17).
In other games
Section 5-AA champion McGuffey won at South Side Beaver, 51-36. No details were made available to the Observer-Reporter. The Highlanders improved to 12-0 in the section and 19-1 overall.