RECAP: 2/9/23

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North Allegheny 75, Hempfield 62

North Allegheny (16-4, 9-1) used a 25-point first quarter to build a double-digit lead that they would never give away defeating Hempfield (9-12, 3-7) 75-62. The win gave North Allegheny a share of the section title with Norwin. It is North Allegheny’s 11th straight year either winning the section title outright or sharing the section title. Hempfield is eliminated with the loss and Pine-Richland’s win. Caroline Henderson led North Allegheny in scoring with 21 points. Jasmine Timmerson had 15 points and Cam Phillips added 14. Ashley Hosni and Sarah Podkul each had 18 points for Hempfield while Brooke McCoy pitched in 14 points.

Norwin 50, Seneca Valley 17

Norwin (19-3, 9-1) shut out Seneca Valley (5-16, 1-9) in the second and third quarter and rolled to a 50-17 victory on Thursday night. The win gave Norwin a share of the section title with North Allegheny. Kendall Berger led Norwin with 14 points.

Pine-Richland 54, Butler 50

Pine-Richland (10-11, 4-6) took a 14-point lead into the fourth quarter and hung on to defeat Butler (10-11, 4-6) 54-50 to clinch themselves a playoff berth. Butler had already clinched a playoff berth coming into the game. Madison Zavasky had 24 points for Pine-Richland. Sarah Pifer added 15. Justin Forbes and Amelia McMichael each had 12 points while Maddi McGarrah added 10.


Upper St. Clair 65, Bethel Park 31

Upper St. Clair (19-2, 12-0) finished up section play in dominating fashion rolling over Bethel Park (7-13, 4-8) 65-31. Upper St. Clair had already won the section title outright. Bethel Park is eliminated with the loss. Rylee Kalocay led the way with 22 points for Upper St. Clair. Kate Robbins added 19 points and Mia Brown pitched in 10.

Mt. Lebanon 37, Chartiers Valley 31

Mt. Lebanon (15-6, 9-3) was able to pull away in a defensive struggle with a 37-31 win over Chartiers Valley (10-9, 6-6) on Thursday night. Both teams had already clinched a playoff berth. Ava Dziubek had 11 points for Mt. Lebanon.


Plum 58, Indiana 52

In a must-win situation, Plum (12-9, 6-6) jumped out to an 11-point lead after a quarter of play and scored 25 points in the fourth quarter to clinch themselves a playoff berth knocking off section champion Indiana (15-7, 11-1) 58-52. Megan Marston had 17 points for Plum. Camryn Rogers had 14 points and Riley Stephans added 10 points. Eve Fiala had 23 points for Indiana while Cassandra Boyer pitched in 11 points.

Woodland Hills 72, Gateway 40

Woodland Hills (11-11, 8-4) scored 47 points in the second and third quarter combined and only allowed 5 points in the fourth quarter, leading them to a 72-40 victory against Gateway (4-16, 0-12). Woodland Hills had already clinched a playoff berth coming into tonight. Hope Hawkins led the way for Woodland Hills with 27 points. Kayla Walter added 17.


North Hills 52, Hampton 45

North Hills (8-13, 3-9) picked up another impressive victory on Thursday night defeating Hampton (13-8, 7-5) 52-45. Hampton already had a playoff berth clinched coming into the game. Jayden Arnett had 13 points for North Hills. Olivia Waters added 10 points. Meghan Murray led all scorers with 20 points for Hampton. Kathleen Milon pitched in 14.

Mars 57, New Castle 39

Mars (15-5, 9-3) was able to bounce back from their loss to North Hills and handle New Castle (4-17, 1-11) 57-39. The win clinched a share of the section title for Mars with Armstrong. Olivia Donnelly led Mars with 14 points. Vita Vargo had 13 points.


Oakland Catholic 60, McKeesport 54

In the game of the night, Oakland Catholic (19-2, 12-0) got out to a great start and fended off McKeesport (18-4, 10-2) in the second half for a 60-54 victory. The win clinched the section title outright for Oakland Catholic. Both teams will be in the playoffs. Alexa Washington had 15 points for Oakland Catholic. Jill Gallo added 13 points and Rachel Haver pitched in 11. Rachael Manfredo led McKeesport with 23 points. Brooke Evans had 12 points and Malina Boord had 10.

Thomas Jefferson 53, Connellsville 32

Thomas Jefferson (9-12, 3-9) took a 28-9 lead into the half and rolled to a 53-32 win over Connellsville (4-18, 0-12) Thursday night. Laekyn Flinn led Thomas Jefferson with 16 points. Josie Pugh had 12 points and Riley McCabe added 10. Hillary Claycomb had 19 points for Connellsville.


Trinity 57, Lincoln Park 47

Trinity (14-6, 8-2) trailed at the half but used a big second half to comeback and beat Lincoln Park (17-4, 6-4) 57-47. Both teams had already clinched playoff berths coming into the game. Macie Justice had 12 points for Trinity. Aizlyn Thompson had 15 points for Lincoln Park while Maddie Syka added 10.

South Fayette 67, West Allegheny 36

South Fayette (19-2, 10-0) led 47-19 at the half and coasted to a 67-36 victory over West Allegheny (6-14, 2-8). South Fayette had already clinched the section title coming in. They finish the section undefeated for the first time since 2015-16. Ava Leroux and Erica Hall each had 12 points for South Fayette. Maddie Webber had 11 points while Lainey Yater added 10. Olivia Ginocchi led West Allegheny with 12 points.

Montour 47, Moon 43

Montour (7-14, 4-6) used great defense in the first half to take down Moon (7-14, 0-10) 47-43 on Thursday night. Montour had already clinched a playoff spot. Jordyn Wolfe had 15 points for Montour. Sterling McCleaster added 12 points and Raegan Kadlecik pitched in 11. Jaedin Griggs led Moon with 24 points while Maria Depner had 12 points.