High school basketball: West Greene rallies for first section win

January 27, 2014

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.

Girls results

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).



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