Beaver Falls tops Summit in Class AA

Two freshmen dominate in AA victory

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Beaver Falls is aiming to win its second PIAA Class AA boys title in a row.

The Tigers moved one step closer Wednesday largely due to two players who weren't even in high school a season ago.

Freshmen Donovan Jeter and Josh Creach had huge games to lead Beaver Falls to an emphatic 72-48 win against Summit Academy in a second-round game at North Allegheny.

Jeter finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds, while Creach had 21 points and 17 rebounds.

Beaver Falls (20-7) will play Saturday against WPIAL runner-up Greensburg Central Catholic or West Middlesex in the quarterfinals.

The Tigers are in the quarterfinals for the fourth consecutive season.

Beaver Falls led by just five points at the half but outscored Summit Academy, 18-11, in the third quarter to extend its advantage to 52-40. The Tigers raced away with a 20-8 advantage in the fourth quarter.

Dasonte White led Summit Academy (17-7) with 18 points.

More Class AA boys

■ Aliquippa 57, Quaker Valley 44: Jassir Jordan's 23 points propelled the Quips (20-6) to their first quarterfinal berth since 2009 after the win against the Quakers (22-4) at Moon. Jordan was 8 of 11 from the free-throw line. Patrick Anderson added 13 points for Aliquippa, which has won 13 of its past 14 games. John Bernard paced the Quakers with nine points. The Quips will play the winner of the game tonight between WPIAL champion Seton-LaSalle and Mercyhurst Prep.

Class AAA girls

■ Elizabeth Forward 55, Mount Pleasant 37: The Warriors (22-4) moved on to the quarterfinals for the first time since 1989 by defeating the Vikings (16-10) at Hempfield. Alison Pastore led the Warriors with 17 points, and Kylie Owoc added 16. Elizabeth Forward led, 29-15, at halftime. Elaina Fearer scored a team-high nine points for the Vikings. The Warriors next will play District 3 fifth-place finisher Palmyra (24-4), which defeated Merion Mercy, 69-57.


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