High school basketball roundup: Rush leads PT in blowout victory
Casey Rush scored 14 points as Peters Township moved above the .500 by winning its second consecutive blowout in as many days, 61-38 over visiting Keystone Oaks in a nonsection contest Saturday.
Eleven different players scored for PT (4-3), which led 32-26 at halftime and took firm control of the game by outscoring the Golden Eagles 18-5 in the pivotal third quarter.
Ben Doyle scored 13 points for PT, which defeated Trinity in section game Friday night. He scored five of his points during the third quarter.
Erat Okok scored 10 points to lead Keystone Oaks (0-7).
Waynesburg 66, Geibel 42: Four players reached double figures in scoring during Waynesburg’s 66-42 victory over Geibel in a non-section game.
Dominick Sarra led the way with 13 points for the Raiders (3-4). Corey Dispenza had 11 points and nine rebounds, Wes Bristor had 10 points and nine rebounds and Jason zeleny added 10 points.
James Fusina led Geibel (1-4) with 14 points.
Beaver Falls 58, Canon-McMillan 45: Keyon Gibson and Josh Creach combined for 30 points to power Beaver Falls past Canon-McMillan in the Aliquippa Tournament.
Gibson scored 17 points for the Tigers (6-0), who led 39-25 at halftime thanks to a 22-9 run in the second quarter. Creach chipped in with 13.
Costa Karanikos and Sam Bohn each scored 13 points for the Big Macs (2-3).
Monessen 73, Wilkinsburg 51: Clintell Gillaspie and Javon Brown combined for 18 points in a 28-point second quarter as Monessen rolled past Wilkinsburg, 73-51, in a non-section game.
Brown finished with 15 points and Gillaspie 14 for the Greyhounds (2-3), who led 43-25 at halftime. Jaden Altomore had three three-point field goals and 11 points.
Isiah Pete scored a game-high 21 points for Wilkinsburg (2-4).
St. Mary’s (Mass.) 58,. McGuffey 46: University of Massachusetts-Lowell recruit Sharell Sanders scored 20 points and Brianna Rudolph added 15 to power St. Mary’s of Boston to a 58-46 victory over McGuffey in the bracket championship game of the KSA Classic in Orlando.
St. Mary’s led 15-4 after one quarter and took command by outscoring McGuffey 25-10 in the third quarter. McGuffey (4-2) won two of three games in Florida.
Sammi Weiss led McGuffey with 16 points and sophomore Katie Demi followed with 15.
Monessen 48, Wilkinsburg 11: Mariha Johnson scored 13 points and Monessen had no trouble rolling over visiting Wilkinsburg 48-11 in a non-section game.
It was the first win of the season for Monessen (1-3) while Wilkinsburg (0-7) has lost 16 in a row.
Monessen led 21-0 after one quarter and held Wilkinsburg to four points in the second half.
St. Thomas More 66, Canon-McMillan 48: Kia Nurse, a 6-1 point guard who is headed to the University of Connecticut to play college basketball, scored 34 points to power St. Thomas More of Hamilton, Ontario, past Canon-McMillan 66-48 in a the KSA Classic in Orlando, Fla.
Nurse is the starting point guard on the Canadian National Team. St. Thomas More, playing at the end of the basketball season in Canada, raised its record to 42-2.
Danielle Parker and Olivia Lorusso each scored 17 points for Canon-McMillan (3-5).