High school basketball: West Greene rallies for first section win
Senior Ben Carlisle and freshmen Kolton Rush and Craig Weaver provided much of the scoring and West Greene won its first Section 5-AA game, stopping visiting Bentworth 57-48 Monday night.
Carlisle scored a game-high 17 points, and Rush and Weaver each contributed 13 points for the Pioneers (1-9, 4-13). West Greene overcame a one-point halftime deficit.
Weaver had a double-double, pulling down 13 rebounds.
Damon-Petrola-Bakos paced Bentworth (1-9, 1-14) with 13 points.
California 60, Carmichaels 28: Freshmen Kylie Huffman and Jenna Miller combined for 36 points and Section 3-A leader California cruised to a 60-28 victory over host Carmichaels.
The Trojans (7-0, 14-3) have won seven in a row.
Huffman scored a game-high 20 points that included four three-pointers. Miller followed with 16 points and the Trojans held Carmichaels to only 13 second-half points.
Caroline Cree led the Mikes (2-5, 4-13) with 12 points.
Bishop Canevin 64, Chartiers-Houston 42: Johnie Olkosky led three Bishop Canevin players in double figures as the Crusaders defeated host Chartiers-Houston 64-42 in Section 4-AA.
Gina Vallecorsa followed with 15 points and Erin Joyce contributed 12 for Bishop Canevin (7-1, 14-4).
Jaylynn Myers had a big game for Chartiers-Houston (5-5, 11-6), tossing in a game-high 19 points. Jala Youngblood also reached double figures, scoring 10 points.
McGuffey 81, Charleroi 36: Sammie weiss scored 27 points to help send McGuffey to its eighth consecutive victory, 81-36, over Charleroi in a Section 5-AA game.
The Highlanders (9-0, 15-3), who have won 11 of the last 12, got 17 points from Katie Demi and 10 from Cassie Weiss.
The Couagrs (6-4, 15-5) were paced by Lynsey Wright, who had 11 points.
Trinity 61, Montour 19: Three players hit double figures to lead Trinity to a 61-19 victory over Montour in a Section 4-AAA game.
Mary Dunn led the Hillers (7-2, 13-4) with 14 points, Sierra Kotchman added 12 and Rachel Phillis 10. Trinity led 42-7 at halftime
Montour fell to 0-17, including 0-9 in the section.
Washington 58, Waynesburg 49: India March scored 18 points to lead Washington to a 58-49 victory over Waynesburg in a non-section game.
Mikala Maltony added 10 points for Wash High (10-5), which led 32-19 at halftime. Taylor Ellis added nine points.
Kirsten Garber sparked Waynesburg (2-14) with 14 points and Lyndsey Huhn had 11 points and 16 rebounds.
South Fayette 44, Quaker Valley 27: Min Wells scored 10 points to pace South Fayette to a 44-27 victory over Quaker Valley in a Section 5-AA game.
South Fayette, which outscored QV 17-6 in the fourth quarter, is 6-3 in the section.
Burgettstown 41, Bentworth 38:
Katie Tarr scored a game-high 16 points and Burgettstown held off a fourth-quarter comeback bid by Bentworth, edging the host Bearcats 41-38 in Section 5-AA.
The outcome wasn’t decided until a three-point attempt by Bentworth’s Kendra Campbell bounced off the rim as time expired.
The game was close throughout as Burgettstown (3-6, 5-12) led 20-19 at halftime and 32-26 after three quarters.
Reilly Skerbetz led a balanced attack from Bentworth (0-10, 2-14) with 11 points. Tori Cicci and Heather Chester eached scored 10 points.
Baldwin 43, Canon-McMillan 34: Three players scored in double figures to pace Baldwin to a 43-34 victory over Canon-McMillan in a Section 4-AAAA game.
Niki Corcoran had 12 points to lead the Highlanders (4-6, 10-7) with 12 points. Lauren Gilbert added 11 and Mandy Johnston 10.
Danielle Parker and Olivia Lorusso each scored eight points to key Canon-McMillan (4-6, 8-11).