High School Basketball: Serra Catholic hands Trinity girls first loss

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Trinity fell behind 21-7 in the first quarter and lost its first game of the season, 66-51, to Serra Catholic in the Serra Catholic girls basketball holiday tournament Saturday.


Nicole Pero had 14 points to lead Serra (7-1), which led 34-16 at the half. Danielle Dimvak and Leslie Haye added 12 points each for the Eagles.


Sierra Kotchman had 16 points, Rachel Phillis 15 and Mary Dunn 12 for the Hillers (8-1).



Jefferson-Morgan 44, Waynesburg 39: Kayla Yorko had 19 points and Jefferson-Morgan defeated Waynesburg, 44-39, in the championship game of the Geibel tournament despite being shut out in the third quarter.


Ally Bogden added 10 points for the Rockets (5-2) who let a 28-23 halftime lead disappear by being outscored 6-0 in the third quarter.


Lindsey Huhn had 17 points, while Karilyn Wilkins added 13 for Waynesburg (2-7).



Canon-McMillan 64, Penn-Trafford 62: Danielle Parker’s 20 points led Canon-McMillan to a 64-62 overtime win over Penn-Trafford in the consolation game of the North Allegheny tournament.


Olivia Lorusso added 19 points, while Brittany Hutchinson had 11 for the Big Macs (4-6), who gave up a three-pointer to tie the game late in the fourth quarter and send it to overtime.


Maria Palarino had a game-high 27 points for Penn-Trafford (4-4), while Casey Aunskat added 14.



Ford City 61, Monessen 24: Ford City’s Allyson Cujas scored 17 points and the Sabers defeated Monessen, 61-24, in the Neshannock tournament consolation game.


Monessen (1-4) found themselves in a hole at halftime when trailing 33-5 and were outscored in the final 18 minutes to drop the tournament matchup. The Greyhounds were led in scoring by Teraee Bradford, who had eight points.


Along with the 17 points by Cujas, Christina Davis chipped in eight for Ford City (4-3).



Fort Cherry 55, Aliquippa 21: Two players eclipsed the 20-point mark to lead Fort Cherry to a 55-21 win over Aliquippa at the Sto-Rox tournament in a round-robin matchup.


Rachel Bellhy led the Rangers (2-3) with 23 points and Jenna Lucas finished with 21. Fort Cherry built a 23-point lead at halftime and a strong second half secured the win. Queenisa Gilbert scored nine points for Aliquippa (6-4).



Jeannette 62, Carmichaels 40: Monique Redman led Jeannette to a 62-40 victory over Carmichaels at the Laurel Highlands tournament.


Redman had a game-high 26 points for the Jayhawks (4-4) and Monica Carl added 14 for Jeannette. Amanda Brown led Carmichaels (2-7) with nine points.



Chartiers-Houston 64, West Middlesex 50: Three players scored in double digits for Chartiers Houston to clinch the Farrell tournament championship with a 64-50 win over West Middlesex.


The Buccaneers (6-2) were led in scoring by Megan Kraushaar, who scored 20 points, and Jala Younblood, who added 13. Chartiers-Houston’s Addy Knetzer, who scored 13 points in the championship win, was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, while both Youngblood and Kraushaar received all-tournament honors.


West Middlesex was led in scoring by Alyson Pierce, who finished with 17 points.



McGuffey 59, Our Lady of Sacred Heart 52: McGuffey’s Sammie Weiss scored 28 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and added 10 steals to lead the Highlanders to a 59-52 win at the McGuffey Tournament.


Rachel Czulewicz added 14 points for McGuffey (6-2), while OLSH (3-5) was led in scoring by Bri Van Volkenburg’s 17 points.


Boys basketball


Washington 61, Elizabeth Forward 59: With time winding down in the West Allegheny tournament championship game, Elizabeth Forward tied the game 59-59 with a late layup. Washington’s DeQuay Isbell answered with only five seconds remaning with a layup to clinch a 61-59 championship win for the Prexies.


Isbell and Nate Swart led the Prexies (8-1) as each scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Washington led by 10 midway through the fourth quarter before a late Elizabeth Forward (8-1) run brought the Warriors back. Isbell’s late layup broke the tie and a late, desperatoin shot did not fall for the Warriors, whose undefeated season ended at the hands of the Prexies. The Warriors were led in scoring by Jaquan Davidson’s 22 points.



Canon-McMillan 60, Trinity 59: Two players scored in double figures for Canon-McMillan as the Big Macs defeated Trinity, 60-59, in the Ambridge Tournament consolation game.


Sam Bohn led the Big Macs (4-4) with 23 points and freshman Britton Beachy added 13. The Hillers (2-7) trailed by five points at halftime before drawing within two after the third quarter. Canon-McMillan outscored the Hillers 19-12 in the final eight minutes to clinch the win.


Trinity was led in scoring by Saul Wells’ 15 points, while Nick Moretti added 13.



Monessen 67, Sto-Rox 62: Clintell Gillaspie scored 22 points and Monessen used clutch free throw shooting in the fourth quarter to defeat Sto-Rox, 67-62, in the consolation game of the Sto-Rox tournament.


Along with his 22 points, Gillaspie grabbed 10 rebounds to complete the double-double and two of his teammates added double-digit points. Lavalle Rush had 12 points and Javon Brown added 15 for the Greyhounds (4-4).


Sto-Rox was led in scoring by Makil Allen, who scored 27 points for the Vikings (2-6).



Allderdice 57, Peters Township 27: Allderdice’s Ramon Creighton scored 14 points to lead the Dragons to a 57-27 win over Peters Township to win the Peters Township tournament championship.


Along with Creighton, Juwan Ledbetter added eight points for Allderdice (6-1). The Dragons outscored Peters Township 29-10 in the second half to clinch the title win. The Indians (5-4) were led in scoring by JC Brush, who scored 16 points.



Chartiers-Houston 63, Imani Christian 59: Kodie Hanley had 22 points as Chartiers-Houston edged Imani Christian, 63-59, in the consolation game of the OLSH tournament.


Ben Shade added 13 points for the Bucs (5-3), who took control of the game with a 19-12 run in the third quarter.


Treron Jones led Imani (0-5) with 20 points.



Laurel Highlands 63, Avella 45: Jake Mansberry had 22 points as Laurel Highlands pulled away from Avella in the second half for a 63-45 win at the Laurel Highlands tournament.


Michael Hooper added 10 points for LH (4-6), which led just 39-34 late in the third quarter.


Brandon Miller led Avella (2-7) with 29 points.



Albert Gallatin 80, Waynesburg 57: Albert Gallatin’s 45-point first half sparked a 80-57 victory over Waynesburg at the Laurel Highlands tournament.


The Colonials (4-4) were led in scoring by three double-digit performers. Christian Goletz had 19 points, Brendan Paroda had 18 and Michael Lewis added 12 to give Albert Gallatin its second win in a row.


Waynesburg (3-6) was led in scoring by two 13-point performers – Eric Coledron and Wes Bristor.



Charleroi 77, Southmoreland 72: Ryan Konek had 19 points to lead four Charleroi players in double figures as the Cougars outlasted Southmoreland, 77-72, in overtime in the consolation game of the Charleroi tournament.


Evan Anderson added 18 points, Matt Indorante 16 and John Arnold 11 for the Cougars (5-3), who outscored Southmoreland 15-11 in the fourth quarter to force overtime.


Tom Piqua had 23 points and Justin Livingood had 22 for Southmoreland (1-7).


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