Blackhawk girls basketball remain perfect

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Going up against the second-ranked team in Class AAA, Blackhawk didn't pick the best time to have an off-shooting night.

But the top-ranked Cougars found a way to remain perfect.

Blackhawk (20-0, 11-0) outscored host Central Valley (16-3, 8-3) by 10 points in the second quarter and that was the difference in a 63-56 victory in Section 2.

"We had a cold-shooting night, but still had the lead," said Blackhawk coach Steve Lodovico. "That's a good sign."

Central Valley led, 14-12, after the first quarter, with Madi Rowan scoring 8 of her game-high 27 points. The Cougars then outscored their hosts, 18-8, in the second quarter to lead by eight points at halftime.

Blackhawk was led by Alexis Graham and Chassidy Omogrosso, who had 18 and 16 points, respectively. Seairra Barrett added 19 points for the Warriors.

Other top girls games

• Megan Marecic scored 11 of her 15 points in the fourth quarter to help Class AAAA No. 2 Bethel Park (18-2, 10-1) pull away from No. 4 Chartiers Valley (14-6, 8-4), 46-33, in Section 4. The host Black Hawks finished 21 of 24 from the free-throw line, while Chartiers Valley was 6 of 11.

• Class AAAA No. 3 North Allegheny (17-2, 10-1) won its 14th consecutive game, beating host Shaler (10-11, 4-7), 40-31, in Section 3. Taylor Brennan led the Tigers with 13 points.

• MacKenzie Mayernik hit a jump shot at the buzzer as Avonworth (11-8, 6-5) upset Beaver (16-2, 11-1), 33-31, in Class AA Section 6. Mayernik finished with 14 points.

• Alex Deep had 13 points and 14 rebounds in a 51-49 victory to help host Riverside (12-8, 8-3) hand Mohawk (14-6, 10-1) its first loss in Class AA Section 2.

• Trailing by four entering the fourth quarter, Indiana (14-6, 9-2) outscored Greensburg Salem (14-6, 9-2), 18-6, in the final eight minutes to win, 59-51, in Class AAA Section 3. Lucy Bujdos had team-high 16 points for Indiana.

Lancers find their range

• Class AA No. 4 Deer Lakes (17-2) hit 14 of its first 17 3-pointers in a 60-32 victory against Carlynton (11-9) in non-section play. The Lancers hit all seven 3-point attempts in the third quarter. Danielle and Nichole Kearns combined to hit nine 3-pointers.

Stars of the night

• Lauren Wolosik of Class A No. 3 North Catholic (13-7, 10-1) tied her school record with 44 points in a 72-50 victory against St. Joseph (10-12, 7-5) in Section 2. Wolosik, who also had 10 rebounds Monday, originally set the record a week earlier against Eden Christian.

• Shatori Walker-Kimbrough had 19 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, 5 steals and 4 blocks to lead Class AAA No. 3 Hopewell (17-3, 8-3) to a 65-27 victory against host Ambridge (12-8, 6-5) in Section 2.

• Olivia English of Avella (12-8, 8-1) scored 23 of her game-high 30 points in the second and third quarters of her team's 59-35 victory against visiting West Greene (11-9, 3-6) in Class A Section 3.

• Nicolete Newman of Class AA No. 1 Seton-LaSalle (19-1, 11-0) scored 24 points and recorded 11 steals in a 81-37 victory against host Steel Valley (13-7, 7-4) in Section 4.

Girls hot shots

• Players with four or more 3-pointers: Lauren Wolosik, North Catholic, 6; Ciara Gregory, Jeannette, 5; Danielle Kearns, Deer Lakes, 5; Nichole Kearns, Deer Lakes, 4; Olivia Crutchman, Laurel Highlands, 4; Nikki Corcoran, Baldwin, 4; Nicolete Newman, Seton-LaSalle, 4.

Top boys game

• Allderdice (7-10) went on the road and upset West Mifflin (15-4), 44-42, in non-section play behind 17 points from Jordan Smith.

Seton-LaSalle's Julie DeKlaven gets a pass off Monday against

Steel Valley's CeCe Dixon (32) and Lacey Gori (3) at Steel Valley.



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