High school basketball: Bonnaure’s three sinks Jeannette

February 9, 2013

Evan Bonnaure banked in a three-pointer from four feet beyond the arc with sixth-tenths of a second left to lift South Fayette to a 49-47 win over Jeannette in the PBC Legends Classic Saturday at Sto-Rox.

Bonnaure finished with a team-high 19 points and made five three-pointers for South Fayette, which improved to 12-8. C.J. Rudisill added 13 points and 16 rebounds.

Duke Brown scored a game-high 26 points to lead Jeannette (17-3). Julian Batts added 10.

Clairton 51, Monessen 38: Bryon Clifford scored a game-high 23 points and went over 1,000 for his career to lead the Clairton boys basketball team to a 51-38 victory at Monessen. Tyler Boyd added 15 points and made four three-pointers for the Section 3-A champions, who improved to 10-0, 13-6.

Nobody reached double figures for Monessen (7-3, 9-12). Clintell Gillaspie finished with nine points, and Justice Rawlins added seven.

The loss drops Monessen into a second-place tie with Carmichaels (7-3, 17-4).

Fort Cherry 63, Sewickley Academy 57: Tyreke Brown scored 24 points and Zak Dysert added 17 to lead Fort Cherry to a 63-57 win over Sewickley Academy, snapping a 12-game losing streak for the Rangers (4-18) and ending the season on a positive note.

Alex Babirad and Nick Zando each finished with 10 points for Fort Cherry.

Anthony Muscato led Sewickley Academy (8-11) with 20 points.

Girls basketball

Monessen 46, Clairton 32: Mariah Ward had 24 points to lead the Monessen girls basketball team to a 46-32 win over visiting Clairton. The victory ensures the Greyhounds (6-4, 9-11) of the No. 2 seed out of Section 4-A after they stretched their winning streak to five games.

Chelsea Szakal added eight points for Monessen, which outscored Clairton, 20-9, during the second and third quarters to pull away.

Justice Hall had 13 points for Clairton (4-6, 7-13), which along with Frazier, will advance to the playoffs as the No. 4 seeds.

Serra Catholic 50, Trinity 39: Sisters Megan and Katie Sieg scored 17 points apiece to lead Serra Catholic over Trinity, 50-39, in a non-section game yesterday. The only other Serra Catholic (19-2) player with multiple field goals was Leslie Hoye with eight points.

Lauren Simpson had 12 points for Trinity (9-12). Mary Dunn helped out with nine.

West Shamokin 44, Fort Cherry 38: Jill Glover, a 6-1 senior, scored a game-high 23 points, which included a trio of three-pointers, and host West Shamokin edged Fort Cherry 44-38 in a non-section game.

Rachel Bellhy scored 18 points and Jenna Lucas followed with 16 for Fort Cherry (8-12).

West Shamokin improved its record to 12-10.



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