Basketball roundup: Weaver, Carlisle give West Greene boost
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.
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.