Basketball roundup: Weaver, Carlisle give West Greene boost

December 23, 2013

West Greene was playing without its leading scorer, but Craig Weaver and Ben Carlisle picked up the slack and powered the Pioneers to a 67-56 victory over host Hundred (W.Va.).

With high-scoring freshman Kolbon Rush out of the lineup, Weaver, also a freshman, scored a team-high 17 points and was a force on the boards by grabbing a game-high 19 rebounds. Carlisle followed in the scoring column with 16 points for West Greene (3-4), which led 31-26 at halftime and took control by outscoring Hundred 16-9 in the third quarter.

Holdon Moore had a big game for Hundred (0-6), scoring a game-high 29 points.

Monessen 66, Brownsville 51: Clintell Gillaspie scored 19 points and Monessen dominated the middle quarters en route to a 66-51 victory over Brownsville in a non-section game.

The win was the third in a row for Monessen (3-3) and moved the Greyhounds to the .500 mark. Monessen led 16-11 after one quarter and outscored Brownsville 45-30 over the next two quarters.

Lavalle Rush scored 11 points for Monessen. Tyler Yuille had seven points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

Cole Novotney scored 17 points for lead Brownsville (4-4) and Deshawntae Bell had 13.

Our Lady of Sacred Heart 75, Burgettstown 32: Cameron Johnson scored 28 points for Our Lady of Sacred Heart in a 75-32 non-section win over Burgettstown.

The Chargers (4-3) led 47-23 at halftime and outscored the Blue Devils (2-6) 22-3 in the third quarter to clinch the victory. Kendall Paige and Nick Metz also added double-digit points for OLSH.

Burgettstown was led in scoring by Cole LaRocka’s nine points.

Avella 81, Bentworth 67: On a night when Avella honored Jack Conn’s 40 years of coaching, Brandon Miller’s 33 points led the Eagles to an 81-67 non-section win over visiting Bentworth.

Along with Miller’s 33 points, three players scored in double-digits for Avella (2-5). Billy McKee had 14 points, Joe Gagliani scored 10 points and Ryan Cooper added 12 to life the Eagles to the win.

Bentworth (1-5) was led in scoring by Damon Petrola-Bakos, who scored 22. Avella led 37-27 at halftime and a strong third quarter was enough to give the Eagles the win.

Girls result

California 53, Yough 32:

California senior Tristen Conaway scored 15 points in her first game back from a knee injury and the Trojans defeated Yough, 53-32, in a nonsection game.

Freshman Kylie Huffman continued to dominate the opposition for California (5-2) as she finished with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks to complete a triple-double. Fellow freshman Jenna Miller added nine points.

Yough (1-7) was led in scoring by Samantha Peebles and Jada Roth, who both finished with nine points.

In other games: The Ringgold girls won a non-section game at Carlynton, 42-41, and Baldwin defeated host Peters Township, 57-47, in a Section 4-AAAA girls game. No details were made available by press time.



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