Weiss sets record in McGuffey’s victory
Sammie Weiss became McGuffey’s all-time leading basketball scorer – boys or girls – with a 22-point performance against Bentworth that helped produce an 81-14 Section 5-AA victory over Bentworth.
She now has 1,446 points
Weiss entered the game just five points shy from the school record of 1,430 scored by Seth Hunter, who played in early 2000.
With her third basket, a three-point shot, the junior rewrote the record books at McGuffey (8-0, 14-3).
Carae Wagner had 13 points, Sam Chadwick scored 11 points and Katie Demi added 10 in the Highlanders’ rout of the Bearcats.
McGuffey led 53-7 at halftime to enforce the mercy rule. Bentworth (0-9, 2-13) was led in scoring by Tori Cicci, who scored seven points.
Avella 56, Mapletown 16: Three players scored in double figures to lead Avella to a 56-16 Section 3-A victory over Mapletown.
Kenna Drazich and Aleesha Thomas each had 14 points for the Eagles (5-1, 11-6), while Vickie Lloyd chipped in 10 points. The Eagles led 33-5 at halftime before outscoring Mapletown, 23-11, in the final 16 minutes.
The Maples (0-6, 1-14) were led by Brook Duranko’s five points.
Washington 56, Beth-Center 17: Taylor Ellis hit five three-point field goals to lift Wash High past Beth-Center, 56-17, in a Section 5-AA win.
The junior finished with 17 points in Wash High’s rout of the Bulldogs. The Prexies (7-2, 9-5) led 30-8 at halftime before a 20-point third quarter. India March chipped in eight points.
Beth-Center (1-7, 3-10) was led by Anna Bartman’s 15 points.
Seton-La Salle 70, Fort Cherry 28: A 54-point first half powered Seton-La Salle to a 70-28 win over Fort Cherry in Section 5-AA game.
The Rebels (9-0, 14-3) was led by Nicolette Newman’s 26 points and Cassidy Walsh, who scored 11 points for top-ranked Seton-La Salle. After scoring just eight points in the first quarter, Fort Cherry (4-4, 5-8) only added one point in the next eight minutes.
Rachel Bellhy led Fort Cherry in scoring with 16 points.
Chartiers-Houston 60, Steel Valley 38: Addy Knetzer scored a career-high 31 points and pulled down 17 rebounds to help Chartiers-Houston rout Steel Valley 60-38 in a Section 4-AA game.
Jala Youngblood had a double for the Bucs (5-4, 11-5) with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Rayon Williams had 16 points and Lexus Watkins 11 for SV (1-7, 1-14).
Canon-McMillan 47, Chartiers Valley 43: Olivia Lorusso and Cheyenne Trest combined for 27 points to send Canon-McMillan past Chartiers Valley, 47-43, in a Section 4-AAAA game.
Lorusso led the way with 14 points for C-M (4-5, 8-10) and Trest chipped in with 13.
Jenna Devinney led Char Valley ( 3-6, 9-7) with 14 points.
California 43, Jefferson-Morgan 27: Kylie Huffman scored 18 points to power California to a 43-27 victory over Jefferson-Morgan ina Section 3-A game.
Jenna Miller added 10 points for Cal (6-0, 12-3), which led 21-10 at halftime.
Kayla Yorko sparked J-M (2-4, 7-8) with 10 points.
Trinity 66, Moon 59: Sierra Kotchman scored 16 points to lead a balanced attack as Trinity defeated Moon, 66-59, in a key Section 5-AAA game.
Kelly Korpus and Mary Dunn added 13 points each, while Rachel Phillis added 11 points for the Hillers (6-2, 12-4), who remained a game behind South Park for first place in the section.
Amirah Moore had 24 points and Abby Unis added 14 for Moon (4-4, 11-6).
Frazier 42, Monessen 19: Cassidy Guiser scored 19 points as Frazier defeated Monessen, 41-19, in a Section 4-A game.
Frazier (4-1, 11-4) led 32-6 at the half.
Mariah Johnson and Sha’Nia Windam had six points each for Monessen (2-4, 3-11).
Belle Vernon 60, Waynesburg 39: Kaitlyn Slagus’ 31 points led Belle Vernon to a 60-39 Section 4-AAA win over Waynesburg.
The Leopards (6-2, 12-3) led just 24-20 at the half before pulling away.
Celine Monica led Waynesburg (0-9, 2-13) with 12 points.
West Greene 57, Carmichaels 37: Madison Raber had 23 points and 13 rebounds as West Greene took control of third place in Section 3-A with a 57-37 win over Carmichaels.
Emily Courtwright added 16 points, and Alyssa Raber had 14 rebounds for the Pioneers (3-3, 9-5).
Caroline Cree led Carmichaels (2-4, 4-12) with nine points.
Keystone Oaks 57, South Fayette 43: South Fayette failed to overcome a 17-point halftime deficit as the Lions fell to Keystone Oaks, 57-43, in a Section 5-AAA game.
Maryssa Agurs led Keystone Oaks with 16 points and Jacie Mangold chipped in 10 for the Golden Eagles (3-6, 7-10). The Lions did outscore Keystone Oaks, 30-27, in the final 16 minutes but could not overcome a slow first half. Mia Wells and Carlee Kilqus each had 12 points for South Fayette (5-3, 7-8).
Fort Cherry 55, McGuffey 47: Senior Zak Dysert scored 22 points to lead Fort Cherry to a 55-47 non-section victory over McGuffey.
The Rangers (6-7) trailed 26-21 at halftime and took a one point lead with a strong third quarter. Fort Cherry outscored McGuffey, 18-11, in the final eight minutes to clinch the comeback. Matt Heslin had nine points for the Rangers.
McGuffey (2-14) was led by junior Zach Maxwell, who finished with 11 points.
Charleroi 45, Beth-Center 37: Two players scored in double figures to power Charleroi past Beth-Center, 45-37, in a Section 5-AA matchup.
Evan Anderson led the Cougars with 12 points and Matt Indorante chipped in 11. Charleroi (7-1, 9-5) led by only four points at the end of the third quarter before outscoring Beth-Center, 14-10, in the final eight minutes.
Beth-Center (3-6, 4-10) was led by Adam Walters, who scored 16 points.
California 53, West Greene 31: Austin Wingo’s 14 points helped Caifornia to a 53-31 Section 5-AA game over West Greene.
Malik Jackson added 13 points for the Trojans (4-4, 6-9), who trailed 19-14 at the half before outscoring the Pioneers (0-8, 3-12) 39-12 in the second half.
Ben Carlisle scored 13 points for West Greene.
Steel Valley 77, Ringgold 39: Ajan Smith and Dorian Broadwater combined for 28 points during Steel Valley’s 77-39 victory over Ringgold in a Section 4-AAA game.
Smith had 15 points and Broadwater 13 for SV (6-2, 11-2), which led 39-20 at halftime.
Dayshore Majors tossed in 15 points for Ringgold (1-6, 2-12).