Shaler Keeps Pace For Second Place In Section With Win Against Hampton

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The section title is out of reach for the Shaler boys basketball team, but a win compiled with a Franklin Regional loss on Tuesday night brought them to a second place tie with two section games to go.

The Titans defeated Hampton, 57-49, at home in Section 3-5A action.

Shaler led comfortably throughout the game after winning the first, second and third quarters to slowly increase their lead to 47-33 heading into the final quarter.

Leading the way for the Titans was junior Mekhi Reynolds with 21 points. Senior Justin Desabato finished with 20 points and senior Matt Bendel added 10 points.

For Hampton, junior Ben Rengeisen led the team with 15 points. Junior Colby Mignogna and sophomore Quinn Morrow added 10 points apiece.

Shaler improves to 13-5 overall and 8-3 in the section. The Titans will host Armstrong in a section game on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Hampton drops to 10-7 overall and 6-5 in the section. The Talbots will host Kiski Area in a section game on Friday at 7:30 p.m.