WEEKEND RECAP: 2/11/23
Photo Credit: Will McBride
5A SECTION 1
Thomas Jefferson 71, Bethel Park 53
Thomas Jefferson (15-7, 8-2) had a 4-point lead at halftime but used a 26-11 third quarter to separate themselves from Bethel Park (15-7, 7-3) and finish off a 71-53 win. Both teams had already clinched playoff berths. Evan Berger had 28 points for Thomas Jefferson. Noah Prosser and Sean Sullivan each added 12 points. Shawn Davis and Nick Brown had 14 points for Bethel Park. Mike Mathias pitched in 13 points.
5A SECTION 3
Gateway 75, Latrobe 58
It was a battle for the first three quarters but in the final frame Gateway (15-5, 9-1) outscored Latrobe (8-14, 3-7) 25-16 to come away from a 75-58 victory. Gateway had already clinched the section title outright. Latrobe was eliminated from playoff contention with the loss. Jaydon Carr led Gateway with 26 points. Kaleb Pryor had 17 points and MJ Stevenson added 10 points. Max Butler had 18 points for Latrobe. Landon Butler had 16 points and John Wetzel added 11.
Hampton 63, Seneca Valley 44
Hampton (20-2) was consistently dominant throughout and pulled away from Seneca Valley (9-12) for a 63-44 win on Saturday afternoon at North Allegheny. The game was apart of the Bash with the Bronx. Liam Mignogna had 19 points for Hampton. Eric Weeks added 14 points and Peter Kramer had 11. Luke Lawson had 19 points for Seneca Valley
Highlands 75, North Allegheny 46
It was tied after a quarter of play, but Highlands (19-3) outscored North Allegheny (8-13) 22-7 in the second quarter and never looked back rolling to a 75-46 victory on Saturday night. The game was apart of the Bash with the Bronx at North Allegheny. Bradyn Foster led Highlands with 18 points. Landan Signorella had 16 points, Jordyn Tavarez added 12 points and Jimmy Kunst and Cam Reigard each pitched in 11. Joe Marquis had 12 points for North Allegheny. Anthony Sciote and Joey Dopirak each had 11 points.
North Catholic 66, Central Catholic 45
North Catholic (16-6) jumped all over Central Catholic (13-9) in the first quarter outscoring them 23-11. A big third quarter put it away and North Catholic coasted to a 66-45 victory. Andrew Maddalon had 21 points for North Catholic while Max Hurray added 17. Randy Wilkerson had 11 points for Central Catholic.
Hampton 42, Seneca Valley 32
It was a defensive struggle all game but Hampton (14-8) found a way to turn a 3-point halftime lead into a 43-32 victory over Seneca Valley (5-17) in the Bash with the Bronx at North Allegheny. Claire Rodgers led Hampton with 15 points while Meghan Murray added 14. Allison Sevin had 16 points for Seneca Valley.
South Fayette 46, North Allegheny 43
In maybe the best game of the day, two of the top contenders in their respective classifications battled to a 46-43 win for South Fayette (20-2) over North Allegheny (16-5). Maddie Webber led the way for South Fayette with 17 points. Lainey Yater added 12 points. Jasmine Timmerson had 22 points for North Allegheny. Lydia Betz pitched in 10 points.
Chartiers Valley 41, Thomas Jefferson 38
Chartiers Valley (11-9) used great defense in the first and fourth quarters to come away with a 41-38 win on Saturday against Thomas Jefferson (9-13). Chartiers Valley will be in the WPIAL 6A playoffs. Lakeyn Flynn had 17 points for Thomas Jefferson.
Penn-Trafford 44, Gateway 30
Penn-Trafford (15-6) kept momentum rolling heading into the playoffs with a 44-30 win over Gateway (4-17). Olivia Pepple had 18 points for Penn-Trafford. Lilly Palladino helped out with 10 points. Marina Grado had 12 points for Gateway.
North Catholic 65, Oakland Catholic 54
North Catholic (19-3) used a 26-11 third quarter to overcome a 5-point halftime deficit and snap Oakland Catholic’s (19-3) 17-game winning streak, winning 65-54. Ava Walker had 23 points for North Catholic. Alayna Rocco added 20 points and Anna Waskiewicz pitched in 10 points. Alexa Washington had 18 points for Oakland Catholic while Rachel Haver had 11.
Mt. Lebanon 53, Cumberland Valley 32
Mt. Lebanon (16-6) went on the road and jumped all over Cumberland Valley (12-10) in the first quarter en route to a 53-32 win on Saturday afternoon. Payton Collins had 12 points for Mt. Lebanon while Chloe Desnain had 10 points. Alexa Holcomb had 18 points for Cumberland Valley.
Penn Hills 51, Clairton 26
Penn Hills (10-10) led 18-1 after a quarter of play and coasted to 51-26 at Clairton (9-9). Both teams will be in the playoffs in their respective classifications. Hannah Pugliese had 20 points for Penn Hills. Egypt Coleman had 12 points and Maura Wade added 10 p