RECAP: 2/13/23

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McKeesport 66, Fox Chapel 61

In a great playoff tune-up that was tight all night long, McKeesport (10-10) was able to get some separation in the fourth quarter and come away with the 66-61 win on the road at Fox Chapel (13-9) Monday night. Travarese Rowe had 25 points for McKeesport while Shayne McGraw had 21 points. Asher White led Fox Chapel with 15 points while Will Siegel added 12. McKeesport will head to Moon on Thursday in the WPIAL 5A First Round. Fox Chapel will be going to Thomas Jefferson on Friday for their WPIAL 5A First Round matchup.

Armstrong 76, Indiana 44

Armstrong (13-9) used a 30-point second quarter and great defense in the second half to pull away from Indiana (6-16) 76-44. Both team’s seasons are now over. Cadin Olsen led Armstrong with 22 points. Jack Valasek added 13 points and Jacob Szep pitched in 12. Gavin Homer had 20 points for Indiana.

Trinity 68, Washington 62

Trinity (10-12) jumped out to a 22-13 lead after a quarter and Washington (15-6) could never recover with Trinity getting the win 68-62. Drew Collins had 21 points for Trinity. Tim Hodges and Dante DeRubbo each had 11 points while Jonah Williamson added 10. Brice Patterson had 20 points for Washington. Carlos Harper added 14 points and De’Andre Daugherty had 13. Trinity will head to Penn Hills on Friday for a WPIAL 5A First Round matchup. Washington will host Seton LaSalle on Monday in the WPIAL 3A First Round.

Bethel Park 70, Keystone Oaks 56

Bethel Park (13-8) used a 18-5 second quarter to get just enough space they needed for a 70-56 win over Keystone Oaks (9-13) on Monday night. Mike Mathias had 17 points for Bethel Park. Ben Guffey had 13 points and Nick Brown added 10. Erond Jakupi had 16 points for Keystone Oaks while Tulio Watts contributed 11. Bethel Park will be taking on Mars on Friday at North Hills in the WPIAL 5A First Round. Keystone Oaks will head to Neshannock on Monday for the WPIAL 3A First Round.

Beaver 61, Mars 58

Beaver (17-4) was down by four heading into the final quarter but put together a 17-10 fourth quarter to take down Mars (14-8) 61-58. Brady Mayo had 18 points for Beaver. Sawyer Butler added 16 points and Aiden Townsend pitched in 11. Tasso Sfanos had 18 points for Mars while Ryan Ceh had 16. Beaver will be going to South Allegheny on Monday for the WPIAL 4A First Round. Mars will be hosting Bethel Park on Friday in the WPIAL 5A First Round.

Penn Hills 73, West Mifflin 49

Penn Hills (17-3) took a 38-20 lead into the locker room at halftime and coasted to a 73-49 victory on Monday night over West Mifflin (9-12). Daemar Kelly led Penn Hills with 15 points. Rob Thomas had 14 points and Noah Barren added 13. Jordan Lucas-Johnson had 19 points for West Mifflin while Todd Harrison had 13. Penn Hills will host Trinity on Friday in the WPIAL 5A First Round. West Mifflin is headed to Knoch on Thursday for the WPIAL 4A Preliminary Round.

South Fayette 63, Seton LaSalle 44

A big second half led to South Fayette (13-9) rolling to a 63-44 win over Seton LaSalle (11-10). Elijah Hill had 23 points for South Fayette while Michael Plasko had 15. Hayden Merchant led Seton LaSalle with 13 points. South Fayette will host Shaler on Friday in the WPIAL 5A First Round. Seton LaSalle will be heading to Washington on Monday to take part in the WPIAL 3A First Round.

Mt. Lebanon 72, Moon 49

Mt. Lebanon (15-7) built up a 44-22 lead at the half which was more than enough to come away with the 72-49 victory over Moon (12-10). Lucas Garifoli had 19 points for Mt. Lebanon. Nate Girod had 16 points and Tanner Donati added 11. Elijah Guillory and Michael Santicola each had 10 points for Moon. Mt. Lebanon will host Butler next Friday, February 24, in the WPIAL 6A Quarterfinals. Moon will host McKeesport on Thursday in the WPIAL 5A First Round.

Peters Township 85, Baldwin 79

Baldwin (12-10) hung tough but could not continue to score with Peters Township (19-3) who came away with the 85-79 win Monday night. Jack Dunbar led the way for Peters Township with 41 points. Jake Ziegler and Nate Miller each had 14. James Wesling led all scorers with 42 points for Baldwin. Nathan Richards added 14 points while Nathan Wesling had 10. Baldwin will take on Central Catholic next Friday, February 24, at Gateway in the WPIAL 6A First Round. Peters Township will host Penn-Trafford this Friday, in the WPIAL 5A First Round.

Norwin 54, Franklin Regional 45

The game was tied heading into the fourth quarter when Norwin (14-8) exploded for 23 points coming away with the 54-45 victory over Franklin Regional (9-13). Adam Bilinsky had 18 points for Norwin. Cooper Rankin led Franklin Regional with 12 points. Norwin will head to New Castle next Friday, February 24, for a WPIAL 6A Quarterfinal matchup.



Peters Township 74, Hempfield 42

Peters Township (12-10) used a 24-3 second quarter to get the lead they needed to coast to a 74-42 victory on Monday night over Hempfield (9-13). Gemma Walker had 23 points for Peters Township. Sami Bewick added 21 points and Natalie Wetzel pitched in 15. Sarah Podkul led Hempfield with 15 points while Ashley Hosni contributed 13 points. Peters Township will host Butler on Monday in the WPIAL 6A First Round.

Baldwin 75, Elizabeth Forward 70

Baldwin (10-12) built a 14-point lead and held on for dear life in the fourth quarter to come away with a 75-70 win at home over Elizabeth Forward (17-5). Mary Vargo had 26 points for Baldwin. Laci Bernotas added 19 points and Katie Lucarelli had 17. Alyssa Terza had 22 points for Elizabeth Forward. Michelle Jellison added 20 points while Julia Resnik had 12. Baldwin will head to Norwin next Thursday, February 23, for a WPIAL 6A Quarterfinal matchup. Elizabeth Forward received a bye and will await the winner of Highlands and Laurel Highlands in the WPIAL 4A Quarterfinals.

North Allegheny 62, State College 33

North Allegheny (17-5) jumped out to a 41-15 halftime lead and rolled to a 62-33 road victory at State College (8-11). Jasmine Timmerson had 22 points for North Allegheny. Caroline Henderson added 12. Jordyn Steidl had 11 points for State College. North Allegheny will host Pine-Richland next Thursday, February 23, in the WPIAL 6A Quarterfinals.

Fox Chapel 46, Canon-McMillan 45

Fox Chapel (13-9) had a big third quarter and hung on in the fourth for a 46-45 win over Canon-McMillan (5-16) Monday night. Elsie Smith had 18 points for Fox Chapel while Lyla Jablon added 14. Nadia Davis had 13 points for Canon-McMillan. Kelsey Wandera added 11 points while Lauren Borella pitched in 10. Both team’s seasons are over.

Bethel Park 79, Ringgold 28

Bethel Park (8-13) scored 34 points in the second quarter and only allowed 9 points in the second half to finish the season strong with a 79-28 win over Ringgold (4-18). Mary Boff had 23 poitns for Bethel Park while Sophia Nath added 12. Abbey Whaley had 11 points for Ringgold. Both team’s seasons are now over.

Pine-Richland 52, Beaver 38

Pine-Richland (11-11) used a big defensive second half, only allowing 11 points, to come away with a 52-38 victory at home over Beaver (13-8). Sarah Pifer led Pine-Richland with 19 points. Madison Zavasky added 16 points while Katie Pifer contributed 11 points. Chloe List had 21 points for Beaver. Pine-Richland will head to North Allegheny next Thursday, February 23, for a WPIAL 6A Quarterfinal matchup. Beaver will host West Mifflin next Tuesday, February 21, in the WPIAL 4A First Round.

Chartiers Valley 50, Plum 38

Chartiers Valley (12-9) used a big second and third quarter to pull away from Plum (12-10) to take home a 50-38 road win on Monday. Lilah Turnbull had 13 points for Chartiers Valley while Ava Shazer added 11 points. Chartiers Valley will head to Mt. Lebanon next Thursday, February 23, for the WPIAL 6A Quarterfinals. Plum will host Montour this Thursday, in the WPIAL 5A Preliminary Round.

Franklin Regional 53, Penn-Trafford 29

Franklin Regional (9-13) exploded in the fourth quarter, putting up 22 points, en route to a 53-29 triumph over Penn-Trafford (15-7). Sarah Penrod had 19 points for Franklin Regional. Avery Musto added 16 points. Penn-Trafford will host Shaler next Tuesday, February 21, in the WPIAL 5A First Round.

Obama Academy 27, Penn Hills 26

Obama Academy (15-4) was shut out in the first quarter but found just enough offense to escape with a 27-26 victory over Penn Hills (10-11). Kimaya Williams had 8 points for Obama Academy. Egypt Coleman and Milani Oliver each had 9 points for Penn Hills. Obama Academy will host Perry Traditional Academy tomorrow in the City League Semifinals. Penn Hills is headed to McKeesport next Tuesday, February 21, for the WPIAL 5A First Round.

Armstrong 52, Gateway 29

Armstrong (19-3) jumped out to a 39-8 lead at halftime and that was all she wrote and they rolled to a 52-29 win over Gateway (4-18) on Monday night. Kyla Fitzgerald led all scorers with 19 points for Armstrong. Olivia Yancy added 11 points. Marina Grado had 12 points for Gateway. Armstrong will host Woodland Hills next Tuesday, February 21, in the WPIAL 5A First Round.

Butler 54, Karns City 35

Butler (11-11) used a big second half to build up a lead Karns City (13-8) couldn’t come back from, and finished off a 54-35 win on senior night. Justine Forbes had 27 points for Butler while Hannah Aldridge added 13 points. Emma Dailey led Karns City with 13 points while Chloe Fritch added 11 points. Butler is headed to Peters Township on Monday to take part in the WPIAL 6A First Round.

Montour 47, Mars 44

After a tightly contested first half, Mars (15-6) had a big third quarter outscoring Montour (8-14) 22-10. Montour flipped the script in the fourth quarter outscoring Mars 15-5 and coming away with the 47-44 win on Monday. Jordyn Wolfe had 17 points for Montour while Raegan Kadlecik added 13 points. Vita Vargo had 15 points for Mars. Montour is headed to Plum on Thursday for a WPIAL 5A Preliminary Round matchup. Mars will be hosting Lincoln Park next Tuesday, February 21, in the WPIAL 5A First Round.