RECAP: 2/6/23

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Hempfield 59, Butler 49

Hempfield (9-11, 3-6) picked up a big section win at Butler (9-11, 3-6) 59-49 to keep their playoff hopes alive for the time being. The Hempfield win coupled with Pine-Richland’s loss puts Hempfield and Pine-Richland tied for the final playoff spot in Section 1-6A. Butler has already clinched a playoff spot. Brooke McCoy led Hempfield with 18 points. Ashley Hosni added 15 points and Sarah Podkul pitched in 10 points. Justine Forbes led Butler with 23 points. Amelia McMichael had 15 points.

Norwin 62, Pine-Richland 29

Norwin (18-3, 8-1) only allowed 9 points in the first half and rolled to a 62-29 victory over Pine-Richland (9-11, 3-6). Norwin has now put the pressure on North Allegheny to beat Seneca Valley today to stay tied atop the section. Pine-Richland is now in a tie with Hempfield for the final playoff spot in the section. Lauren Palangio had 16 points for Norwin while Kendall Berger had 14 points. Madison Zavasky led all scorers with 23 points while Sarah Piper added 11.


Peters Township 59, Chartiers Valley 53

Peters Township (10-10, 4-7) trailed heading into the fourth quarter but used a 19-11 final frame to comeback and defeat Chartiers Valley (10-8, 6-5) 59-53. The win keeps Peters Township a half-game behind Baldwin for the final playoff spot. Baldwin is done with section play. CHartiers Valley is locked into third place in the section. Gemma Walker led all scorers with 23 points for Peters Township while Natalie Wetzel had 17 points. Ella Cupka had 16 points for Chartiers Valley.

Bethel Park 75, Baldwin 67

Bethel Park (7-12, 4-7) kept their playoff hopes alive with a big 75-67 win over Baldwin (9-12, 5-7). The win pulls Bethel Park within a half-game of Baldwin for the final playoff spot. Baldwin has finished section play. Sophia Nath led Bethel Park with 18 points. Mary Boff had 17 points and Ella Sabatos added 15. Gia Schoeb had 23 points for Baldwin while Bre Swailes had 18 points and Katie Lucarelli added 12.


Indiana 61, Woodland Hills 56

Indiana (15-6, 11-0) jumped on Woodland Hills (10-11, 7-4) early and hung on in the second half for a 61-56 win Monday night. Both teams have already clinched playoff berths and Indiana has clinched the section outright. Eve Faila led Indiana with 23 points. Bella Antonacci added 17 points and Katie Kovalchick pitched in 14 points. Hope Hawkins had 16 points for Woodland Hills. Jhalynn Wilson had 14 points and Carmen Vasquez added 13.

Kiski Area 49, Plum 35

Kiski Area (9-11, 6-5) clinched a playoff spot with a 49-35 win over Plum (11-9, 5-6) on Monday night. Plum and Penn Hills are now tied for the final playoff spot in Section 1-5A with one section game to go for each of them. Abbie Johns led Kiski Area with 15 points. Rikiya Garcia-Broaden had 12 points while Lexi Colaianni added 10.


Shaler 51, Hampton 38

Shaler (15-6, 6-5) kept their playoff hopes alive with a big 51-38 win on the road at Hampton (13-7, 7-4). With the win, Shaler is now a half-game behind Fox Chapel for the final playoff spot in the section. The loss drops Hampton to a game behind Armstrong and Mars for the section title race. Haley Kostorick had 17 points for Shaler. Hanna Dejidas added 10. Meghan Murray led all scorers with 25 points for Hampton.

North Hills 51, Mars 45

North Hills (7-13, 2-9) outscored Mars (14-5, 8-3) 16-0 in the fourth quarter en route to a 51-45 win on Monday night. North Hills is already out of playoff contention but picked up a big win that could carry momentum over into next season. The loss puts Mars back into a tie with Armstrong for the top spot in the section. Olivia Waters led the way for North Hills with 20 points. Gie Sturdivant pitched in 11. Annalyn Isaacs led Mars with 15 points while Lauren Atwell had 12.


Latrobe 39, Thomas Jefferson 30

In a defensive struggle all night long, it was Latrobe (14-7, 6-5) that made just a couple more plays than Thomas Jefferson (8-12, 2-9) for a 39-30 victory. The win puts Latrobe safely in fourth place. They have already clinched a playoff berth. Josie Straigis and Camille Dominick each had 10 points for Latrobe. Laekyn Flinn led Thomas Jefferson with 12 points.

Albert Gallatin 71, Connellsville 29

Albert Gallatin (10-11, 4-8) used a 26-3 third quarter to pull away from Connellsville (4-17, 0-11) 71-29 on the road Monday night. Mya Glisen led all scorers with 23 points for Albert Gallatin. Gianna Michaux and Grayce Panos each pitched in 15 points. Connellsville was led by Hillary Claycomb with 12 points.


Lincoln Park 67, Montour 48

Lincoln Park (17-3, 6-3) used a huge second quarter to take a 15-point into halftime and finish off a 67-48 victory over Montour (6-14, 3-6). Lincoln Park has already clinched a playoff berth. Montour still sits in the final playoff spot but now West Allegheny is only 1.5-games behind them with two games to go. Jla Kizart led Lincoln Park with 16 points. Sarah Scott added 15 points while Aizlyn Thompson and Maddie Syka each had 13 points. Abigail Cleary had 13 points for Montour while Raegan Kadlecik and Sterling McCleaster each pitched in 11 points.

South Fayette 48, Trinity 31

South Fayette (18-2, 9-0) proved once and for all who was the cream of the crop in Section 4-5A dominating Trinity (13-6, 7-2) to a 48-31 win Monday night. South Fayette used a 15-2 first quarter. Both teams already clinched playoff berths but the win for South Fayette clinches the section title for them outright. Maddie Webber led the way for South Fayette with 20 points. Ava Leroux added 11 points.