Montour slows the pace, topples Chartiers Valley

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On Jan. 4, Chartiers Valley, the top scoring team in Class AAA, was able to dictate the pace when it beat Montour, 75-62.

But in the rematch, the host Spartans kept it low scoring and evened the season series.

No. 4 Montour (14-4, 7-2) took down No. 2 Chartiers Valley (16-2, 9-1), 51-40, in Section 5, holding the Colts 36 points below their season average.

Kevin Sciulli and Justin Hill led Montour with 13 points apiece. Devin Wilson added 11.

Haedyn Herzer had 13 points to lead the Colts. Chartiers Valley's two leading scorers for the season, Michael Boulos and Matty McConnell, combined for just 10 points.

Other top boys games

• Ian Schrenk hit two free throws with 10 seconds remaining to lift host Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (15-3, 5-2) to a 39-38 victory against Class A No. 3 Union (13-3, 4-2) in Section 1. Schrenk finished with a team-high 14 points.

• Class AAAA No. 1 New Castle (18-0, 11-0) led by 12 points after the first quarter and cruised to a 75-52 road victory against Class AAAA No. 3 Seneca Valley (14-5, 7-4) in Section 3. Malik Hooker led the Hurricanes with 29 points.

• Class A No. 2 Vincentian (16-1, 6-0) scored at least 19 points in each quarter as it defeated No. 4 North Catholic (11-5, 5-2), 91-82, in Section 2. Tony DiNardo had 27 points and 11 rebounds for host Vincentian.

• Carlitto Acie hit a 3-pointer with one second remaining in overtime as McKeesport (12-5, 8-3) avoided an upset against visiting Woodland Hills (4-14, 0-11), 73-70, in Class AAAA Section 2. Charles Tarrant, who sent the game into overtime with a 3-pointer, led Woodland Hills with a game-high 26 points.

• Canon-McMillan (10-8, 5-5) rallied from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime, where Seth Combs hit the winning 3-pointer in a 76-75 victory against host Trinity (10-9, 4-7) in Class AAAA Section 4.

Titans' Thorpe DNP

• Shaler's Geno Thorpe, a Penn State recruit and the WPIAL's second-leading scorer, did not play in the Titans' 47-45 loss at North Hills after arriving late for the team bus.

Stars of the night

• Maverick Rowan had 14 of his 35 points in the first quarter, leading Class A No. 1 Lincoln Park (12-5, 6-0) to a 90-38 victory against visiting Rochester (5-14, 1-6) in Section 1.

• Josh Goetz scored 20 points and grabbed 22 rebounds to lead Class AAA No. 3 Mars (14-3, 8-0) to a 67-41 victory against Kittanning (13-3, 6-3) in Section 1.

Milestone

• Malik Walker of Ambridge (9-7, 5-4) scored 19 points to eclipse the 1,000-point mark in a 71-52 victory against visiting Ellwood City (3-15, 0-9) in Class AAA Section 2.

Boys hot shots

• Players who made five or more 3-pointers: Ernie Burkes, Neshannock, 6; Charles Tarrant, Woodland Hills, 6; Brock Baranowski, Pine-Richland, 6; Jeiron Lewis, South Allegheny, 6; Maverick Rowan, Lincoln Park, 5; Chris Gamble, St. Joseph, 5; Jordon Payne, McKeesport, 5; Nico DiPaulo, Bishop Canevin, 5.

Top girls game

• Class AAAA No.5 Hempfield (16-2, 11-0) led by 13 after three quarters and held on for a 51-46 victory against host Penn-Trafford (14-3, 9-2) in a matchup of Section 1's top two teams. Lea Scozio had nine points to lead Hempfield.

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