Basketball roundup: C-H spoils Schifino’s debut at Waynesburg
Alec Ferrari scored a game-high 15 points Friday night and Chartiers-Houston spoiled coach Drew Schifino’s debut at Waynesburg by edging the Raiders 55-52 in the first round of the McGuffey tournament.
Ferrari scored 12 of his points in the second half when C-H pulled away from a 29-29 tie at halftime. Ferrari scored seven points in the fourth quarter and finished the game with six assists to put the Bucs in the tournament’s championship game.
A.J. Myers scored 14 points for C-H.
Aaron Hill and Dom Sarra each scored 13 points for Waynesburg. The Raiders made eight three-pointers.
McGuffey 46, Avella 39: Shaun Sanders had eight points and 14 rebounds as McGuffey pulled away from Avella in the fourth quarter for a 46-39 win in the Highlanders’ tournament.
Damian McCloskey had 11 points for the Highlanders (1-0), who closed the game on a 17-11 run. McGuffey will play Chartiers-Houston in the championship at 8 p.m. today.
Brandon Miller had 14 points, while Bill McKee added 11 for Avella (0-1), which plays Waynesburg at 6 p.m. in the consolation game.
The two teams combined for one point each in the third quarter.
Jefferson-Morgan 45, Carlynton 40: Jefferson-Morgan rallied in the fourth quarter to knock off Carlynton, 45-40, in the Jefferson-Morgan Tournament.
Rece Henneman had a triple-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Rockets. Christian Randolph chipped in with 11 points.
Tyler Clayton led Carlynton with 17 points and D.J. Hart added 15.
South Fayette 67, Avonworth 55: Pat Bardley scored 23 points to power South Fayette to a 67-55 victory over Avonworth in the Fort Cherry Tournament.
Nick McKee added 16 points for the Lions and teams with Brady to knock down seven from three-point range.
Eric Gallupe had a game-high 28 points for Avonworth and Chris O’Malley threw in 10.
Ringgold 33, Peters Township 30, OT: Eleni Radic and Bailey Cooper combined for 20 points to lead Ringgold to a 33-30 overtime victory against Peters Township in the Fort Cherry Tournament.
Radi scored 11 point with 9 coming from three-point range and Cooper added nine. The Rams shut PT out in the four-minute overtime.
Madison Kerr scored a game-high 14 points for the Indians.
Trinity 44, Ligonier Valley 37: Rachel Phillis scored eight of her 13 points in the fourth quarter as Trinity rallied over the final eight minutes to defeat Ligonier Valley 44-37 at the Greensburg Salem tournament.
Trinity trailed 11-6 after one quarter and 33-29 entering the fourth, but the Hillers outscored the Rams 15-4 down the stretch.
Mary Dunn scored a game-high 17 points for Trinity, which will play Laurel Highlands today at 2 p.m. Sierra Kotchman had 11 points for the Hillers, who had only four players in the scoring column.
Olivia Miller led Ligonier Valley with 10 points.
Jefferson-Morgan 49, Waynesburg 38: Kayla Yorko had a double-double to help Jefferson-Morgan down Waynesburg, 49-38, in the Jefferson-Morgan Tournament.
Yorko had 10 points and 14 rebounds for J-M. Erin Confortini had 12 points and Nikki Venick chipped in with 10.
Kirsten Garber paced Waynesburg with 11 points.
Carmichaels 46, Clairton 19: Amanda Brown had 16 points and 12 rebounds as Carmichaels built a 21-4 halftime lead en route to a 46-19 win over Clairton at the Charleroi tournament.
Caroline Cree had a team-high 18 points for the Mikes (1-0), who play Monessen at 4 p.m. today in the conclusion of the tournament.
Clairton plays Charleroi at 6 p.m.
Canon-McMillan 60, Steel Valley 17: Olivia Lorusso had 19 points to lead Canon-McMillan to a 60-17 victory over Steel Valley in the opening round of the Moon tournament.
Danielle Parker added 14 points, while Brittany Hutchinson chipped in 11, for the Big Macs (1-0), who play the winner of last night’s Moon vs. West Allegheny in the championship game at 5:30 p.m. today.
Lexus Watkins led Steel Valley (0-1) with nine points.
Washington 40, Shady Side Academy 34: Mya Gordon had 10 points and 11 rebounds as Washington finished the game on a 14-7 run to defeat Shady Side Academy, 40-34, in the opening round of the St. Joseph’s touurnament.
The final push helped the Prexies (1-0) open up a lead in a game that was within two points at the end of each quarter. Washington plays the winner of the St. Joseph’s vs. Ford City game in the championship at 6:30 p.m. today.
Natalie Palmer led Shady Side (0-1) with nine points.
Trinity Christian, W.Va. 45, Chartiers-Houston 26: Jackie Halepy had 16 points and Trinity Christian from Morgantown, W.Va., outscored Chartiers-Houston, 11-0, in the third quarter, to hand the Bucs a 45-29 defeat in the opening round of the Brownsville tournament.
Megan Myers added 13 points for Trinity Christian, which led 24-13 at the half.
Addy Knetzer led Char-Houston (0-1), which will continue play in the tournament at 1 p.m. today, with eight points.
Charleroi 59, Monessen 26: Three players hit double figures to send Charleroi past Monessen 59-26 in the Charleroi Tournament.
Mia Woytovich led the way with 17 points for the Cougars. Angie Tilghman tossed in 15 and Lynsey Wright added 12.
Mariha Johnson was Monessen’s leading scorer with 11 points.