Boys Basketball Roundup: Central Catholic Comeback vs. Kiski Area goes way of Vikings


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Central Catholic, last season's WPIAL Class AAAA runner-up, overcame an 11-point first-quarter deficit to take down Kiski Area, 60-50, in the semifinals of the Mt. Lebanon tournament.

After trailing, 20-9, after the first quarter, the Vikings outscored Kiski, 23-6, in the second, with 11 points coming from their bench.

The Vikings maintained their lead after halftime by shooting 7 for 7 from the field in the third quarter.

David Urso led Central Catholic with 16 points, and Sam Calhoun added 10.

Adam Robinson and Mitch Murdock had 12 points each for the Cavaliers.

Other games

• Trailing by one point at halftime, Hampton outscored Penn-Trafford 21-13 in the third quarter on its way to a 60-54 win in the Penn-Trafford tournament. Ryan Luther led Hampton with 21 points and David Huber added 19. Christian Rohaus had 21 points for the Warriors.

• Duke Brown scored a game-high 24 points to lead Jeannette, WPIAL Class AA's No. 2-ranked team, to an 80-65 win against Greensburg Salem at the Hempfield tournament. Jeanette's Julian Batts added 23, 10 of which came in the first quarter as the Jayhawks jumped out to a 22-11 lead.

• Devin Wilson scored 18 points to lead WPIAL Class AAA's No. 3-ranked team, Montour, to a 66-46 win against Knoch in the semifinals of the Ambridge tournament. Lamontae Harrison scored 11 points in his Spartans debut after transferring from Sto-Rox.

• Manny Span scored 25 points and Deshae Lee added 20 to lead Altoona to a 59-46 win against WPIAL Class AAA No. 5 West Mifflin in the semifinals of the Peters Township tournament. Ryan Maha led the Titans with 23 points.

• Mars, the No. 2-ranked team in WPIAL Class AAA, had seven players score at least eight points in a 93-62 win against Ford City in the Scott Lang Memorial Tournament at Mars. Zach May led the Planets with 18 points, and Jesse Sequeira had 26 points for the Sabers.

• Bethel Park, the No. 5-ranked team in WPIAL Class AAAA, led Thomas Jefferson, 15-3, after the first quarter on its way to a 61-38 win in the semifinals of the Bethel Park tournament. Kenny Gilmore led the Black Hawks with 20 points.

• Shaler star Geno Thorpe, a Penn State recruit, scored 30 points in the Titans' 61-34 win against Deer Lakes in the semifinals of the Plum tournament.

• Nick Miller, who scored a game-high 19 points, passed to Zach Perry for a layup with 12 seconds left to lift Western Beaver to a 55-54 win against Chartiers-Houston in the semifinals of the McGuffey tournament.

Long day

• The Quigley Catholic basketball team had a longer-than-anticipated day at the Serra Catholic tournament. The team bus got lost on the way to the game, causing the start time to be delayed 30 minutes.

Then Quigley and East Allegheny had to play overtime after playing to a 50-50 tie in regulation.

East Allegheny eventually pulled out the win, 70-63, behind 28 points from Jordan Williams.

Standout performer

• Jaquan Davidson of Elizabeth Forward had one of the best all-around games of the day in the Warriors' 62-29 win against Southmoreland at the Brownsville tournament. Davidson scored 16 points and recorded nine assists, eight rebounds and five steals.

Boys hot shots

• Players who made four or more 3-pointers: Jesse Salzano, New Castle, 7; Dalton Day, Avonworth, 6; Ryan Maha, West Mifflin, 5; Jordan Williams, East Allegheny, 4; Evan Davis, Apollo-Ridge, 4; John Maldonado, Ringgold, 4; Griffin Myers, Plum, 4; David Huber, Hampton, 4; Matt D'Amico, Fox Chapel, 4; Tim Jaczesko, Deer Lakes, 4; Joel Klein, Upper St. Clair, 4; Joe Mancini, North Allegheny, 4; Dylan Muller, Northgate, 4.

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