Carlee Kilgus had 32 points and South Fayette jumped out to a 20-10 first quarter lead to hold on for a 64-61 victory against Trinity in a battle of Section 5-AAA high school girls basketball playoff teams Thursday night.
Emily Anderson added 11 points for South Fayette (8-4, 11-1), which moved within half a game of Trinity (8-3, 15-5) for second place in the section. The Hillers still have a game remaining on their schedule against first-place South Park tonight, while the Lions have completed their section schedule.
Sierra Kotchman and Mary Dunn had 22 points each to lead Trinity.
Burgettstown 35, Washington 33: Kaylee Ritz had seven of her 12 points in the fourth quarter as Burgettstown rallied to send the game to overtime and hand Washington a 35-33 Section 5-AA defeat.
Katie Tarr added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (3-7, 6-13), who trailed 26-22 entering the fourth quarter.
Alexis Ashley led Washington (8-2, 12-6) with 12 points.
McGuffey 69, South Side Beaver 39: McGuffey clinched the outright Section 5-AA title with a 69-39 victory over South Side Beaver.
Sammy Weiss scord 27 points, while Rachel Czulewicz added 24 for the Highlanders (11-0, 17-3).
Chey Seick led South Side Beaver (7-5, 10-11) with 12 points.
Jefferson-Morgan 42, West Greene 30: Rachel Hilderbrand scored 12 points to power Jefferson-Morgan to a 42-30 victory over West Greene in a Section 3-A game.
The win clinches a playoff spot for the Rockets (4-6, 10-10) and West Greene (4-5, 11-8) has already clinched.
Madison Raber scored 14 points for the Pioneers and sits at 998 for her career.
Chartiers-Houston 66, Canevin 45: Miles Williamson and Alec Ferrari combined for half of Chartiers-Houston’s points in a 66-45 victory over Canevin in Section 4-AA.
Williamson had 19 points and Ferrari 15 points and 12 assists for the Bucs (7-4, 14-6). Kodie Hanley also had a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds.
Dom Palmosina scored 14 to pace Canevin (1-10, 4-17).
Canon-McMillan 51, Trinity 40: Three players reached double figures to lead Canon-McMillan to a 51-40 victory over Trinity in a Section 4-AAAA game.
Canon-McMillan (7-6, 11-9) plays Peters Township (7-6, 10-10) today for the fourth and final playoff berth in the section.
Alex Hammers led the way for C-M with 17 points, Costa Karanikos 15 and Britton Beachy 10.
Avery King scored 11 points for the Hillers (0-13, 2-16). Nick Moretti and Nick Haines each scored 10 points.
Charleroi 72, Frazier 64: Matt Indorante scored 20 points on six three-point field goals and two free throws to help Charleroi stop Frazier 72-64 in a Section 5-AA game.
Ryan Konek scored 16 points, John Arnold added 12 points and Brandon Bowman 11 for the Cougars (10-3, 12-7), who outscored Frazier 61-43 over the final three quarters.
Alvin Ross scored 17 points, Caleb Cox and Charles Manack 12 and Roger Klein 10 for the Commodores (9-4, 13-7).
Montour 74, McGuffey 41: Dustin Sleva scored a game-high 25 points to power Montour past McGuffey 74-41 in a Section 5-AAA game.
Da’vonte Johnson added 15 for the Spartans (9-2, 14-6), who led 48-20 at halftime.
Zach Maxwell had a double-double for McGuffey (0-11, 2-19) with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Clairton 55, Carmichaels 52: Three players scored in double figures to lead Clairton to a 55-52 win over Carmichaels in a Section 3-A game.
Isaiah Hollis led the way with 18 points for the Bearcs (6-2, 8-5). Aaron Matthews and Chad Forte each scored 10.
Brandon Lawless led the Mikes (6-3, 14-4) with 22 points and Ty Cole had 10.
Waynesburg 65, Southmoreland 56: Aaron Hill had 26 points and 11 rebounds as Waynesburg defeated Southmoreland, 65-56, in a non-section boys game.
Dom Sarra (12), Wes Bristor (11) and Corey Dispenza (10) were also in double digits for Waynesburg (5-15).
Tom Pisola led Southmoreland (2-18) with 18 points.