West Allegheny Upsets McKeesport, 65-62

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In what turned out to be a nailbiter on Monday night at North Allegheny High School, the 12th-seeded West Allegheny Indians were able to take down the fifth-seeded McKeesport Tigers, 65-62, to advance to the WPIAL Quarterfinals.

West Allegheny came out hot hitting five three-pointers in the first quarter and leading 22-11. McKeesport got 14 points from Deomante Diggs, but still trailed 37-27 at the half.

The Indians offense got back on track in the third quarter, putting up 21 more points and headed into the fourth quarter leading 48-34. The final stanza was all McKeesport as they outscore West Allegheny 18-8, but it was too little too late, and the Indians escaped with the 65-62 upset win.

Scott Bilivous was on fire Monday night, finishing with a 30 points.

West Allegheny improves to 13-10 overall. Up next for the Indians is a date with Thomas Jefferson on Friday in the WPIAL Quarterfinals at a site and time to be determined.

McKeesport’s season ends with a 12-11 record.