Monessen advances to WPIAL semifinals

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BALDWIN - Clintell Gillaspie scored 21 points as Monessen advanced to the WPIAL Class A semifinals with a 63-49 victory over Wilkinsburg in a high school boys basketball playoff game Friday night.


Javon Brown added 18 points, while Justice Rawlins added 10, for the Greyhounds (19-5), who will face Vincentian Academy, an 88-51 winner over Clairton Friday, in the semifinals on Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.


The victory also qualifies Monessen for the PIAA playoffs. The top four teams in the WPIAL advance.


Wilkinsburg (13-9), which was led by DeShawn Adaire’s 22 points, led 26-23 at the half. But the Greyhounds went on a 23-12 run in the third quarter to take control of the game.


Isaiah Pete added 11 points for Clairton.


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