High School Highlights: Chartiers Valley girls surge past Upper St. Clair in second half

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It was a tale of two halves Monday night at Chartiers Valley. In a No. 1 against No. 2 Class AAAA showdown, it was top-ranked Chartiers Valley (4-0, 3-0) bouncing back from a six-point halftime deficit to outscore Upper St. Clair by 32 points in the second half en route to a 67-31 Section 4 victory.

Trailing at halftime, the Colts responded in a big way with a 20-0 run. Mariah Wells scored a game-high 21 to pace Chartiers Valley. Rachel Mazzie scored 13 for the Panthers (3-2, 0-2).

Other top girls games

• Oakland Catholic (1-2, 1-0) overcame a 21-10 halftime deficit to rally against visiting North Allegheny for a 38-34 Class AAAA Section 3 win. Oakland Catholic's Mara Fitzgerald led all scorers with 18. Taylor Lake scored 12 for the Tigers (3-2, 1-1).

• Deer Lakes (3-2, 1-0), the No. 3-ranked team in WPIAL Class AA, held on for a 41-36 Section 1 win at Ford City (2-4, 0-2). The Lancers were led by Becca Babincak with 21 points.

• In a non-section showdown, Class A No. 2 Serra edged Class AA No. 5 Greensburg Central Catholic (4-1), 58-53. Nicole Pero had 16 points for the host Eagles (3-1).

Standout performer

• One week after scoring 31 points, McGuffey's Sammie Weiss scored 30 points in a 72-27 Class AA Section 4 win at Burgettstown.

Milestone

• Beaver Falls senior guard Ayana Vaughn scored 24 points to give her 1,001 for her career in a 56-48 Class AA Section 2 loss to visiting Mohawk.

Top boys game

• Khari Hicks and Troy Simons each had 19 points to help host Imani Christian (1-2) to a 74-68 non-section win against No. 4 Monessen (0-5). The Greyhounds were led by Javon Brown's game-high 21 points.

Girls hot shots

• Players who made four or more 3-pointers: Halie Torris, South Park, 4; Megan Marecic, Bethel Park, 4; Ally Rudolph, Albert Gallatin, 4; Ayana Vaughn, Beaver Falls, 4.

Boys hot shots

• Players who made four or more 3-pointers: Tyler Kepple, Karns City, 5; Jeremy Lucas, Fort Cherry, 4.

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