High School Basketball: Washington outlasts West Allegheny, improves to 7-1
Quortez Levy had 23 points as Washington outlasted West Allegheny, 77-71, in the opening round of the West Allegheny boys basketball holiday basketball touranment Friday night.
Dequay Isbell added 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Nathan Swart had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Prexies (7-1). Dupree Jenkins was also in double digits with 12 points for Washington, which will play Elizabeth Forward in the championship at 2:30 p.m. today.
Mike Miara scored 30 points, while Andrew Crosler had 22 for West Allegheny (5-3).
Albert Galatin 76, Avella 37: Christian Goletz, Nick Groover and Josh Zidek scored 11 points each as Albert Galatin defeated Avella, 76-37, in the opening round of the Laurel Highlands tournament.
Brandon Miller had 12 points to lead Avella (2-6), which will play Laurel Highlands at 5:45 p.m. today.
Laurel Highlands 73, Waynesburg 36: Cody Thomas had 14 points as Laurel Highlands defeated Waynesburg, 73-36, in the Laurel Highlands tournament.
LH (3-6) plays Avella at 5:45 p.m. today.
Waynesburg (3-5) was led by Eric Coldren’s 16 points. The Raiders will play AG at 7 p.m. today.
Seton-La Salle 72, Monessen 62: Dale Clancy had 26 points, while Ryan Norkus had 22, as Seton-La Salle beat Monessen, 72-62, in the opening round of the Sto-Rox tournament.
Malik White added 13 points for Seton-La Salle (7-0).
Javon Brown had 17 points and six steals, Clintell Gillaspie added 15 points, and Justice Rawlins had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Monessen (3-4).
Allderdice 59, South Fayette 56: Javaughn Mautrie’s 21 points led Allderdice to a 59-56 overtime win over South Fayette in the opening round of the Peters Township tournament.
James Jackson added 11 points for Allderdice (5-1), which outscored the Lions (3-1) 10-7 in the extra period.
Jack Relihan had 21 points, while Nick McKee added 10 for South Fayette, which plays Ringgold at 5 p.m. today.
Peters Township 48, Ringgold 28: J.C. Brush’s 15 points led Peters Townswhip past Ringgold, 48-28, in the opening round of the Peters Township tournament.
The Indians (5-3) will play Allderdice in the championship game at 6:30 p.m. today.
George Martin led Ringgold (1-5) with 10 points.
Beaver Area 65, McGuffey 43: Four players scored in double digits for Beaver Area in a 65-43 win over McGuffey in the Mohawk Tournament.
Nicklaus Barney had 10 points, Austin Sall had 15 and Zachary Rayba had 11 for the Bobcats (4-2), while Beaver Area was led in scoring by Darius Wise’s 19 points.
McGuffey (2-6) was led on both ends of the floor by Zach Maxwell, who scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for a double-double. The Highlanders will play Mohawk at 8 p.m. today.
Jefferson-Morgan 52, Beth-Center 44: Jefferson-Morgan’s strong second half propelled the Rockets to a 52-44 win over Beth-Center at the Lions Club Tournament.
The Rockets (4-6) were led in scoring by Rece Henneman’s 12 points, as well as Christian Randolph, who finished with 14. Jefferson-Morgan trailed 30-17 at halftime before outscoring Beth-Center (2-6) 35-14 in the final 16 minutes of play.
Carmichaels 73, Mapletown 67: Brandon Lawless and Cory Fuller propelled Carmichaels to a Lions Club Tournament Championship win over Mapletown, 49-24, at Carmichaels High School.
For the second night in a row, both players scored over 20 points for the Mikes (7-0). Lawless had 29 points, while Fuller added 20. The Maples (2-5) were led in scoring by Derek Riggleman’s 31 points. Carmichaels held a 54-51 lead at the end of the third quarter before outscoring the Maples, 19-16, in the final eight minutes to secure the win. Carmichaels is the lone undefeated high school basketball team remaining in Washington or Greene County.
Chartiers Valley 56, Canon-McMillan 50: Jerrad Tuite scored 21 points for Chartiers Valley as the Colts overcame a scoreless third quarter to defeat Canon-McMialln, 56-50, at the Ambridge Tournament.
Caleb Zajicek added 14 points for the Colts (8-0), while Canon-McMillan had three-double digits scorers – Costa Karanikos (10 points), Sam Bohn (14 points) and Britton Beachy (13 points).
The Big Macs (3-4) drew within one point after shutting the Colts out in the third quarter, but were outscored 20-15 in the final eight minutes.
Ambridge 64, Trinity 50: Two players scored over 20 poinst for Ambridge as the Bridgers defeated Trinity, 64-50, at the Ambridge Tournament.
Stephon McGinnis led Ambridge (5-3) with 24 points and Daylon Carter added 20 for the Bridgers.
Trinity’s Avery King finished with 21 points and freshman Saul Wells added 12. Ambridge led the Hillers (2-6) by one point at halftime, but a strong thid quarter helped the Bridgers pull away with the home win.
Our Lady of Sacred Heart 71, Chartiers-Houston 48: Our Lady of Sacred Heart used a 13 point lead at halftime and a 23-point performance by Cameron Johnson to defeat Chartiers-Houston, 71-48, at the OLSH Tournament.
The Buccaneers (4-3) were eld in scoring by Kodie Hanley’s 15 points
Brentwood 58, Charleroi 48: Laura McGowan had 28 points as unbeaten Brentwood used a 14-4 run in the second quarter to beat Charleroi, 58-48, in the opening round of the California Christmas Tournament.
Alecia Folino added 12 points for Brentwood (7-0).
Mia Woytovich led Charleroi (6-2) with 18 points, while Rachel Ritzer added 12 in the losing effort.
McGuffey 81, Brownsville 38: Sammie Weiss had 26 points as McGuffey advanced to the championship game of its own tournament with an 81-38 win over Brownsville.
Sam Chadwick added 16 points, Cassie Weiss had 12 and Abby Pattison 11 for the Highlanders (5-2).
Allie Seto led Brownsville (4-3) with eight points.
Avonworth 64, Bentworth 23: Katie Gould led Avonworth with 12 points as the Antelopes won the Bentworth Tournament with a 64-23 win over the host Bearcats.
Meghan Mayernick and Meghan Sheehan had 10 points each for Avonworth (4-2).
Heather Chester led Bentworth (2-6) with eight points.
Fort Cherry 41, Cornell 36: Fort Cherry senior guard Jenna Lucas scored 28 points and hit five of six free throws in the fourth quarter to seal a 41-36 win over Cornell in the opening game of the Sto-Rox Christmas Tournament.
The Rangers (1-3) led 26-24 at the end of the third quarter before outscoring Cornell (4-3), 15-12 in the fourth quarter behind the free-throw shooting of Lucas.
While Lucas was the lone Fort Cherry player to score in double-digits, the Raiders were led by Becca Robinson’s 14 points and 11 points from Dominique Richards.
The Rangers will face Aliquippa at 3:30 p.m. today in the second round of the tournament.
Chartiers-Houston 40, Sharpsville 37: Chartiers-Houston trailed 37-36 with just over a minute remaining when a putback by senior Addy Knetzer gave the Buccaneers the one-point lead. On the ensuing possession, Jala Youngblood stole an errant Sharpsville pass and answered with a layup with under ten seconds to play to secure the 40-37 victory for Chartiers-Houston in the opening game of the Farrell tournament.
Knetzer led the Buccaneers with 17 points as Chartiers-Houston (5-2) overcame a halftime deficit to defeat the Blue Devils. Sharpsville was led in scoring by Madison Sloan, who finished with 11 points.
Frazier 47, Carmichaels 19: Cassidy Guiser scored 13 points as Frazier defeated Carmichaels, 47-19, in the opening game of the Laurel Highalands Christmas Clash Tournament.
The Commodores (6-1) did not allow double-digit points in a quarter during the matchup and led 30-8 at halftime. The Mikes (2-6) were led in scoring by Caronline Cree’s six points as Carmichaels dropped its sixth-straight game. Frazier had nine players score.
Jefferson-Morgan 51, Southmoreland 42: Three players socred in double digits for Jefferson-Morgan as the Rockets defeated Southmoreland 51-42 at the Geibel Tournament.
Ally Boyden led the Rockets (4-2) with 17 points, while Kayla Yorko added 12 and Nicole Venick scored 11. Jefferson-Morgan led 21-16 at halftime and a strong fourth quarter put the Rockets ahead for the win. The Scotties (4-4) were led in scoring by Katrina Lauffer, who had 17 points. Jefferson-Morgan advances to the tournament championship game at 8 p.m. today.
North Allegheny 59, Canon-McMillan: North Allegheny used a strong first quarter to defeat Canon-McMillan, 59-43, at the North Allegheny Tournament.
Devvin Labarge scored 17 points for the Tigers (7-1), who outscored the Big Macs (3-6), 26-7, in the game’s opening quarter behind four three-point shots. Canon-McMillan was led by Danielle Parker, who scored 18 points, and Brittany Hutchinson’s 10 points.
Trinity 60, Allderdice 49: Rachel Phillis scored 18 of her team-high 22 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to propel the Hillers to a 60-49 overtime win over Allderdice at the Serra Catholic Tournament.
Trinity (8-0) outscored Allderdice (1-6) 13-2 in the extra four minute. Mary Dunn added 19 points for the undefeated Hillers. The Dragons were led in scoring by Sierra Fordham’s 31 points and Ciara Travis’s 11 points.
West Greene 48, Mapletown 24: West Greene had three players in double figures as the Pioneers defeated Mapetown, 48-24, in the Bentworth Tournament.
Madison Raber had 10 points while her sister, Alyssa, had a team-high 19 points for the Pioneers (5-2). Mapletown (1-7) was led in scoring by Abby Shipley’s eight points.
California 39, South Allegheny 25: Freshman Kylie Huffman scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Trojans to a 39-25 win over South Allegheny at the California Tournament.
California (6-2) built on a nine-point halftime lead to advance to Sunday’s championship game. South Allegheny’s Mikayla Steans led her team with 11 points, but California’s strong first half was too much for them to overcome.
Tristen Conaway added nine points for California.
Waynesburg 46, Geibel 19: Lyndsay Huhn scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Waynesburg to a 46-19 victory over Geibel to advance to the Giebel Tournament championship game Saturday at 7 p.m.
Kirsten Garber also scored 11 points and Celine Monica had seven steals for the Raiders.
Karly Judy led Geibel with 13 points.