Korpus’ last-second play sends Trinity past North Cathoic

  • February 10, 2014

Kelly Korpus’s three-point play with seven seconds remaining gave Trinity a 53-52 win over North Catholic in a non-section game between two playoff-bound teams.

Trinity trailed 52-50 when Korpus drove to the lane and sank a layup with seven seconds remaining.

She was fouled on the play and made the ensuing free throw.

Playing without leading scorer Mary Dunn, who has an undisclosed injury, Trinity (16-6) found help from freshman Sierra Kotchman. The 5-4 guard finished with a team-high 18 points and Korpus added 17.

North Catholic (15-7) was led by Sam Breen, who scored a game-high 21 points, and Abby Goetz chipped in 16.

Carmichaels 50, Bentworth 40: Amanda Brown scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Carmichaels tuned up for the playoffs with a 50-40 non-section win over Bentworth.

Caroline Cree added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Mikes (7-14).

Reilly Skerbetz had 15 points and Kendra Campbell scored 10 for Bentworth (3-17).

Jefferson-Morgan 44, Geibel 39: An 11-1 in the final eight minutes pushed Jefferson-Morgan to a 44-39 win over Geibel in a non-section game.

Erin Confortini led J-M (12-10), which trailed 38-33 after three quarters, with 15 points and Kayla Yorko added 14. Ally Bogden had seven points and 13 rebounds.

Geibel (7-14) was paced by Karly Judy’s 16 points.

McGuffey 83, Chartiers-Houston 52: Sammie Weiss scored 31 points to lead McGuffey to an 83-52 win over Chartiers-Houston in a non-section game.

Rachel Czulewicz added 18 points for the Highlanders (19-3) and Katie Demi had 16. Sam Chadwick chipped in 11.

Addy Knetzer paced the attack for C-H (12-9) with 19 points and Jalynn Myers added 13.

Boys results

Chartiers-Houston 59, Carmichaels 49: Miles Williamson scored 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead Chartiers-Houston to a 59-49 non-section victory over Carmichaels in a high school boys basketball game Monday night between a pair of playoff-bound teams.

Alec Ferrari added 12 points for the Bucs (16-6), which will find out its fate in the Class AA playoffs at tonight’s WPIAL pairings meeting. The 16 wins is believed to be a school record.

Brandon Lawless had 15 points, Justin Newman 13, Ty Aeschbacher 11 and Ty Cole 10 points for Carmichaels (15-5), which has qualified for the Class A playoffs.

Western Beaver 97, Avella 56: Nick Miller scored 37 points as Western Beaver defeated Avella, 97-56, in a non-section game.

John Petrosky and Cody Acon added 14 points each for Western Beaver (14-6), which had 56 points at the half.

Brandon Miller scored 18 points and Cody Dobbin had 14 for Avella, which finishes its season at 3-18.

Geibel Catholic 62, Jefferson-Morgan 53: James Ewing had 22 points and Kyle Toth added 20 as Geibel Catholic defeated Jefferson-Morgan, 62-53, in a non-section game.

Geibel (4-15) put the game away with a 21-11 run in the fourth quarter.

Rece Henneman scored 20 points and Christian Randolph and Austin Clark had 10 each for Jeff-Morgan (9-13).

Ringgold 45, Waynesburg 39: A 14-6 run in the fourth quarter secured a 45-39 win for Ringgold over Waynesburg in a non-section game.

Dwight Moore led a balanced attack for the Rams (4-17) with 10 points.

Aaron Hill scored 12 for Waynesburg (6-15).

Latrobe 59, Canon-McMillan 51: Latrobe used a fourth-quarter rally to get past Canon-McMillan, 59-51, in a non-section game.

The Wildcats (12-9) had four players score 10 points: Sean Graytok, Chad Kissell, Seth Holler and Austin Butler.

Sam Bohn led the Big Macs (11-11) with 18 points and Britton Beachy added 12.

Fox Chapel 70, Peters Township 65: A 22-point fourth quarter propelled Fox Chapel to a 70-65 win over Peters Township in a non-section game.

Ryan Papich scored a game-high 23 points for Fox Chapel (17-5). Matt D’Amico chipped in 19 and Brandon Urso scored 18 points off six three-point shots.

Peters Township (11-11) held a three-point lead at the end of the third quarter before Fox Chapel jumped in front in the final eight minutes. Papich reached the 1,000-point milestone for his career during the Foxes’ win.

The Indians were led by three double-digit scorers: J.C. Brush, who had a team-high 17 points, Tim Swoope with 11 and Connor Freely with 14 for playoff-bound Peters Township.


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