High school highlights: No. 2 South Park girls basketball edges dynamic duo
December 9, 2013 11:33 PM
Fox Chapel’s Anna Kelly looks to shoot after splitting the Baldwin defense in the first half at Baldwin. Fox Chapel won the Class AAAA game, 49-40.
From local dispatches
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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