Scoring Records Fall In Woodland Hills Win Against McKeesport
Heading into Tuesday night’s Section 1-5A showdown between Woodland Hills and McKeesport, both teams were still looking to stay undefeated in section play.
Both teams played their hearts out, but I don’t think anyone could predict what was about to unfold.
Junior Deamontae Diggs scored 42 points and recorded 20 rebounds to break the McKeesport single game scoring record.
For Woodland Hills, senior Keandre Bowles scored 43 points and brought in 13 rebounds, breaking the single game scoring record for the Wolverines, which was previously set at 39 points.
The Wolverines ended up coming away with the victory, 96-91.
Woodland Hills jumped out to an 18-2 lead in the first quarter, but McKeesport never felt out of it behind Diggs’ performance. Diggs rallied the Tigers back into it, eventually taking the lead early in the fourth quarter.
The Wolverines would responded, with Bowles scoring nine of his points in the fourth quarter. Senior Tre’Mon Josey also played big part in the victory, scoring 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter. Junior Raelon Robertson and senior Jay Smith also finished in double figures with 10 points a piece.
Joining Diggs in double figures for McKeesport was senior Christian Moore with 14 points and sophomore Brisan Kison with 11 points.
With the win, Woodland Hills remains in first place in the section with a 9-1 overall record and 5-0 section record. The Wolverines will go for their ninth straight win next Tuesday when they travel to Penn Hills for a section game at 7:30 p.m.
McKeesport drops to 6-6 overall and 3-1 in the section. The Tigers will host Penn Hills in a section game on Friday at 6 p.m.