Seneca Valley Overcomes Slow Start For First Section Win

Posted on:

The Seneca Valley boys basketball team rebounded from a slow first quarter to hold off visiting Central Catholic, 59-56, on Friday night to pick up its first Section 1-6A win of the season.

The Vikings held a 20-11 lead after the first quarter, but the Raiders responded in the second to pull its halftime deficit to 29-28.

Central Catholic continued to build onto its lead after intermission, holding a 48-41 entering the fourth quarter.

With the fear of starting off section play 0-2, the Raiders defense stepped up, holding the Vikings to only eight points while scoring 18 of their own to overtake the lead and held onto the win. The game was tied 55-55 with 1:34 left.

Leading the way for the Raiders was senior Zac Zajacs with 28 points. Fellow classmate Marcus Might chipped in with 12 points.

For Central Catholic, junior Ben Sarson was the lone Viking in double figures with 16 points.

With the win, Seneca Valley improves to 6-3 overall and 1-1 in the section. The Raiders will seek their fourth straight win when they travel to North Hills on Tuesday in a section game at 7:30 p.m.

Central Catholic falls to 3-6 overall and 1-1 in the section. The Vikings will face McKeesport in the Jamfest at Penn Hills today at 4:30 p.m.