High school highlights: No. 2 South Park girls basketball edges dynamic duo

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Central Valley's top two players, Kiana Law and Seairra Barrett, did all they could Monday night against Class AAA No. 2 South Park.

But it still wasn't enough.

Law and Barrett combined for 49 points, but the defending PIAA champion Eagles (2-1) notched a big road win against the Class AAA No. 3 Warriors (1-2), 67-59.

The two teams were tied at halftime, but South Park outscored Central Valley, 39-31, in the second half.

Halie Torris led the way for the Eagles with 25 points and Allison McGrath added 18.

Law led all scorers with 26 points.

Other top girls games

  • Duke recruit Erin Mathias had 29 points and 15 rebounds to lead Class AAAA No. 2 Fox Chapel (2-1) to a 49-40 road win against Class AAAA No. 3 Baldwin (2-1). Nikki Corcoran had 16 points for the Highlanders.
  • Class AAA No. 1 Blackhawk (3-0) set a school record with 13 3-pointers in a 73-29 victory against visiting Montour (0-3). Bridgette Shaffer and Duquesne recruit Chassidy Omogrosso combined for 39 points and nine 3-pointers.
  • Natalie Myers and Sydney Bordonaro led five Burrell (3-0) players in double figures with 12 points apiece as the Class AA No. 2 Bucs notched a 65-39 road victory against Class A No. 4 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (1-2).
  • Class AA No. 5 Beaver (3-0) shut out visiting Quigley Catholic (1-2) in overtime in a 43-35 victory. Lexi Posset led the Bobcats with 20 points.
  • Kayla Brownlee made a layup at the buzzer in overtime to lift Keystone Oaks (1-2) to a 59-57 victory against visiting Mars (1-2). Maryssa Agurs led the Golden Eagles with 27 points.
  • Laurel Highlands (1-2) snapped a 24-game losing streak by beating Uniontown (1-2), 51-32. Haley Moreland led the Mustangs with 13 points.

Top girls performers

  • Anna Bartman of Beth-Center (1-1) outscored Mapletown (0-2) by herself, scoring 29 points in the Bulldogs' 41-22 road victory.
  • Katie Stang had 31 points to lead Riverside (1-2) to a 75-21 victory against visiting Western Beaver (0-3).

Girls hot shots

  • Players with four or more 3-pointers: Devvin LaBarge, North Allegheny, 5; Bridgette Shaffer, Blackhawk, 5; Chassidy Omogrosso, Blackhawk, 4; Cayley Labishak, Steel Valley, 4; Anna Bartman, Beth-Center, 4; Katie Stang, Riverside, 4; Mia Woytovich, Charleroi, 4; Diandra Conwell, Upper St. Clair, 4; Monica Burns, Hempfield, 4; Kylie Owoc, Elizabeth Forward, 4; Melissa Verlotte, Mohawk, 4.

Top boys games

  • Matt D'Amico had 29 points, and Billy Urso and Brian Papich added 21 and 20, respectively, in a 101-71 victory for Class AAAA No. 3 Fox Chapel (3-0) against host North Hills (2-1).
  • Mike Miara scored 34 points to lead West Allegheny (3-0) to a 51-50 victory against host Moon (1-2).

Top boys performers

  • Brandon Miller scored 20 of his 33 points in the second half to help Avella (1-2) overcome a halftime deficit in a 63-51 victory against visiting Jefferson-Morgan (1-2).
  • Ben Young of Union (0-3) scored 25 of his 33 points in the second half, but it wasn't enough as host Avonworth (2-1) beat the Scotties, 75-63

Boys hot shots

  • Players with four or more 3-pointers: Alan Hord, Obama Academy, 5; Andrew Weller, Upper St. Clair, 4.

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