Basketball roundup: Free throws important as Wash High stays undefeated
Washington used a 15-point performance by Quorteze Levy and some torrid free-throw shooting to defeat host Brentwood, 46-41, Friday night in Section 4-AA.
The win keep Wash High undefeated (3-0, 5-0) and tied with Seton-La Salle for the section lead.
The game was tried 16-16 at halftime before Wash High surged ahead for good, protecting its lead by making 18 of 26 free throws, including 15 of 17 in the second half. Levy made seven of eight free throws over the final 16 minutes.
Dupree Jenkins scored 11 points to aid Wash High’s cause. Nate Swart scored 10 points and Jonathan Spin had seven assists. DeQuay Isbell was a force in the low post, grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking three shots.
Troy Elphinstone scored a game-high 16 points for Brentwood (0-3, 2-4).
Jefferson-Morgan 47, Beth-Center 43: Rece Henneman scored a game-high 25 points, including 11 from the free-throw line, as Jefferson-Morgan win at Beth-Center, 47-43, in Section 5-AA.
The Rockets (1-2, 3-5) had a big edge in free throws as J-M made 15 of 19 compared to only five of 14 for Beth-Center.
Brady McDonnell scored 17 points to lead B-C (1-2, 2-4). Ryan Beyer had 14 points.
Beth-Center led 32-29 heading into the fourth quarter but the Rockets took the lead for good with less than two minutes remaining on a steal and layup by Austin Clark.
Seton-La Salle 52, Fort Cherry 40: Fort Cherry held undefeated Seton-La Salle to its season-low point total but the Rangers were unable to generate enough offense to pull off an upset.
Christian DelGreco scored a game-high 17 points to lead Seton-La Salle to a 52-40 victory that improved the Rebels to 3-0 in Section 4-AA and 5-0 overall.
Fort Cherry (1-1, 3-4), which had its three-game winning streak end, received 10 points from Sean Darragh.
Chartiers-Houston 80, Burgettstown 55: Alec Ferrari had 21 points and Cody Hanley had 19 as Chartiers-Houston picked up its first Section 4-AA win with an 80-55 victory over Burgettstown.
A.J. Myers had 15 points, while Miles Williamson chipped in 12 for the Bucs (1-2, 4-2).
Mike Larocka led Burgettstown (1-1, 2-5) with 21 points.
Chartiers Valley 83, McGuffey 26: Jared Pruitt led six Chartiers Valley scores in double figures with 11 points, as the Colts used a balanced scoring attack to rout McGuffey, 83-26, in a Section 5-AAA game.
The Colts (3-0, 6-0) led 25-5 after one quarter and 52-19 at the half.
Zach Maxwell had 10 points to lead Waynesburg (0-2, 2-5).
South Park 64, Waynesburg 45: Justin Gorny’s 23 points helped South Park top Waynesburg, 64-45, in a Section 5-AAA game.
Gary Wanker added 21 points for South Park (2-0, 2-3).
Dom Sarra had 13 points and Cory Dispenza added 11 for Waynesburg (0-3, 2-4).
Frazier 68, Bentworth 58: Roger Cline’s 23 points helped Frazier hold off Bentworth, 68-58, in a Section 5-AA game.
Alvin Ross chipped in 10 points for Frazier (2-1, 3-4), which took a 56-39 lead into the fourth quarter.
Dustin Carpenter had 14 points and 14 rebounds for Bentworth (1-2, 1-4), which also got 14 points from Damon Petrola-Bakos and 12 from Angelo Rios-Lopez.
Charleroi 64, West Greene 27: John Arnold’s 22 points paced Charleroi to a 64-27 win over West Greene in Section 5-AA.
Ryan Connick had 14 points and Matt Indorante 13 for the Cougars (3-0, 3-2).
Colton Rush led West Greene (0-3, 2-4) with eight points.
Winchester Thurston 64, Avella 45: Winchester Thurston jumped out to a 35-13 halftime lead en route to a 65-45 non-section win over Avella.
Brandon Miller had 23 points and Ryan Cooper added 11 for the Eagles (1-5). Winchester Thurston is now 4-2.
Trinity 46, Washington 29: The basketball version of the City game went to Trinity.
Mary Dunn led a balanced Trinity attack with 12 points as the Hillers defeated visiting Washington 46-29 in a non-section game.
The win keeps Trinity (7-0) undefeated. The Hillers are idle until Friday when they play Allderdice in the Serra tournament.
Sierra Kotchman was the only other Trinity player to score in double figures. She had 10 points. The Hillers led 16-14 after one quarter, then held the Prexies to 15 points over the final three quarters.
Washington (5-2) had its four-game winning streak snapped. The Prexies were led by India March, who scored 12 points.
Avella 55, Winchester Thurston 40: Avella remained undefeated with a 55-40 victory at Winchester Thurston.
Emma Drazich led the Eagles (5-0) with 15 points. Alexandria Barr followed with 12 points for Avella, which led 27-18 at halftime.
Sophie Burkholder scored a game-high 17 points as Winchester Thurston fell to 1-2.
Canon-McMillan 43, Rocky Mountain (Colo.) 37: Danielle Parker and Olivia Lorusso each scored 16 points as Canon-McMillan defeated Rock Mountain of Fort Collins, Colo., 43-37, in the KSA Classic in Orlando, Fla.
Canon-Mac (3-4), which has won two in a row, was able to overcome a 23-point performance by Anny Ernest, a 62- guard for Rock Mountain, a school with an enrollment of 2,900 students.
The Big Macs led 27-19 at halftime and had only four players score in the game.
C-M will play today against St. Thomas More of Hamilton, Ontario, which features point guard Kia Norris, who has signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Connecticut.
Charleroi 64, Carmichaels 33: Mia Wytovich scored 19 points and Charleroi rode a big first half to win at Carmichaels, 64-33, in a non-section game.
Charleroi (6-1) forged a 20-4 lead after one quarter and led 33-12 at halftime.
Rachel Ritzer scored 15 points for Charleroi and Angie Tilghman followed with 10.
Amanda Brown was the only player to score in double figures for Carmichaels (2-5) with 12 points.
South Fayette 54, Keystone Oaks 43: Lauren Crites had 18 points to lead South Fayette to a 54-43 Section 5-AAA win over Keystone Oaks.
Autumn Mozick added 13 points for the Lions (1-1, 2-4), who led 36-19 after three quarters.
Maryssa Agurs had 14 points to lead Keystone Oaks (0-3, 1-6).
McGuffey 78, McKee (N.Y.) 46: Sammie Weiss had 35 points and 13 steals as McGuffey routed McKee of Staten Island, N.Y., 78-46, in a non-section game at the Wide World of Disney complex in Orlando.
Rachel Czulewicz added 15 points for the Highlanders (4-1).
West Greene 45, Waynesburg 37: Madison Raber scored 15 points as West Greene pulled away in the second half for a 45-37 victory over host Waynesburg in a non-section game.
West Greene (4-1) bounced back from its first loss of the season Thursday night. The Pioneers led 21-19 at halftime and won the game by converting 18 of 26 free throws. Emily Hoag scored 12 points for the Pioneers.
Celine Monica paced Waynesburg (1-5) with 11 points. Kirstin Garber had six assists.
Chartiers-Houston 67, Steel Valley 36: Jalynn Myers had a rare triple-double and Chartiers-Houston defeated Steel Valley, 67-36, in a Section 4-AA game.
Myers finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and Addy Knetzer led Chartiers-Houston (2-1, 4-2) in scoring with 22 points and 10 rebounds to secure the win.
Steel Valley (0-2, 0-6) was led in scoring by Rayon Williams’ 13 points. Cayley Labishak had 12 points.