High School Basketball: New Castle remains unbeaten


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Class AAAA No. 1 New Castle was happy to add another win to its unbeaten record Friday, but the other two ranked teams from Section 3 were upset.

New Castle (19-0, 12-0) got 19 points from Shawn Anderson to beat host Shaler (7-13, 1-11), 88-60, but Hampton beat No. 2 North Allegheny, 62-51, and Pine-Richland stunned No. 4 Seneca Valley, 61-49.

Ryan Luther's 20 points helped host Hampton (17-3, 9-3) win its sixth game in a row and avenge its Jan. 11 loss to North Allegheny (16-2, 10-2).

Blackhawk 45, Ambridge 43

Blackhawk takes on Ambridge during Friday night basketball action. (Video by Andrew Rush; 2/1/2013)

Hempfield 74, Kiski Area 37

Hempfield takes on Kiski Area in Thursday night action. (Video by Matt Freed; 1/31/2013)

Seton-LaSalle 63, Washington 50

Seton-LaSalle takes on Washington in Friday night action. (Video by Matt Freed; 2/1/2013)

Lincoln Park 66, OLSH 40

Lincoln Park takes on Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Friday night high school basketball action. (Video by Lucas Good; 2/1/2013)

Pine-Richland (10-9, 3-9) had lost four of its five previous games, but the Rams knocked off visiting Seneca Valley (14-6, 7-5). Shea Sullivan led the Pine-Richland with 12 points.

Other top boys games

• The David brothers -- Justin (21) and Jonny (12) -- combined for 33 points to lead host Mt. Lebanon (9-11, 6-6) to a 54-51 win against Bethel Park (14-4, 8-3) in Class AAAA Section 4. The Black Hawks have lost three games in a row.

• David Urso scored 18 points as Central Catholic (14-5, 10-2) shot 50 percent (27 of 54) from the field in a 63-53 win at Woodland Hills (4-15, 0-12) in Class AAAA Section 2.

• Class AAA No. 1 Mars (15-3, 9-0) used 14 3-pointers to remain perfect in Section 1 after a 76-38 home victory against Indiana (14-5, 8-2). Mitchell Buzard led the Planets with 20 points.

• Levi Masua and Dale Clancy each scored 15 points to spark Class AA No. 3 Seton-LaSalle (17-2, 9-0) to a 63-50 victory against visiting Washington (14-6, 6-4) in Section 4. It was Seton-LaSalle's eighth consecutive win.

• Maverick Rowan scored 21 points and Elijah Minnie added 15 to help Class A No. 1 Lincoln Park (14-5, 8-0) roll to a 66-40 win at No. 3 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (15-4, 5-3) in Section 1.

• Deyshawn Martin's 25 points helped host Brashear (12-6, 3-3) defeat City League No. 2 Westinghouse (9-7, 4-3) for the second time this season, 70-52. Robert Bailey scored 27 points for Westinghouse.

Kiski Area survives scare

• After being outscored, 14-1, in the first quarter, Class AAAA Section 1 leader Kiski Area (15-4, 9-2) rallied for a 48-44 win against visiting Penn-Trafford (12-7, 5-5). Joe Brungo led Kiski Area with 15 points.

Fantastic finish

• Brandon Barnett made a basket at the final buzzer to propel host Blackhawk (12-7, 8-2) to a 45-43 win against Ambridge (9-8, 5-5) in Class AAA Section 2. Chase Migliore scored 15 points for Blackhawk, which trailed, 34-23, after three quarters.

Boys hot shots

• Players who made four or more 3-pointers: Dom Pusateri, Butler, 6; Rob Julian, Montour, 6; Evan Davis, Apollo-Ridge, 5; Tim Jaczesko, Deer Lakes, 5; Zach May, Mars, 5; Nick Chepkevich, St. Joseph, 5; C.J. Rudisill, South Fayette, 5; Dorian Broadwater, Steel Valley, 5; Nick Miller, Western Beaver, 5; Malik Stewart, Aliquippa, 4; Marc Keating, Carlynton, 4; Matt Indorante, Charleroi, 4; Cody Keenan, Deer Lakes, 4; Jeremy Lucas, Fort Cherry, 4; Simeon Stevens, Greensburg Salem, 4; Maverick Rowan, Lincoln Park, 4; Mitchell Buzard, Mars, 4; Justin David, Mt. Lebanon, 4; Matt McKinney, Neshannock, 4; Scott Shields, New Brighton, 4; Drew Allen, New Castle, 4; Adam Fox, Waynesburg, 4.

Top girls games

• Aquila Youngblood scored 17 points and City League No. 2 Obama Academy (8-6, 5-2) handed visiting No. 1 Allderdice (9-9, 5-2) its fourth consecutive loss, 50-42.

• Gateway (15-3, 9-1) moved ahead of host Fox Chapel (14-5, 9-2) in Class AAAA Section 2 with a 49-45 win. Chelsea Richardson led Gateway with 16 points.

• Brenna Wise scored 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Class A No. 1 Vincentian Academy (19-0) in a 73-45 non-section win at No. 4 Quigley Catholic (14-5).

Star of the night

• Hopewell's Shatori Walker-Kimbrough finished with 31 points, 8 steals, 7 assists and 3 blocks in leading the Class AAA No. 3 Vikings (16-3, 7-3) to an 84-33 Section 2 win at West Allegheny (6-14, 0-11).

Girls hot shots

• Players who made four or more 3-pointers: Nicole Kearns, Deer Lakes, 6; Abbey Bartoszewicz, Vincentian Academy, 4.

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First Published February 2, 2013 5:00 AM


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