High school highlights: North Allegheny drops Hampton
January 31, 2014 11:44 PM
Fox Chapel's Brian Papich grabs a loose ball against Gateway's Daylon Harris Friday night.
From local dispatches
Heading into Friday night, top-ranked New Castle had been the only team to hand the Hampton boys a loss this season.
Add North Allegheny to the list.
Mike Carter scored 17 points to lead four North Allegheny players in double figures and the Class AAAA No. 3 Tigers earned a 68-62 home win against No. 2 Hampton in Section 3.
North Allegheny 68, Hampton 62
North Allegheny takes on Hampton in high school basketball action. (Video by Justin K. Aller; 01/31/2014)
Fox Chapel 31, Gateway 20
Fox Chapel takes on Gateway in Friday night action. (Video by Matt Freed; 1/31/2014)
Lincoln Park 82, OLSH 49
Lincoln Park takes on Our Lady of Sacred Heart in Friday night basketball action. (Video by Andrew Rush; 1/31/2014)
David Haus added 16 points, Elijah Zeise 13 and Cole Constantino 11 for North Allegheny (16-2, 10-2).
The Tigers (18-2, 10-2), who have won 11 consecutive home games, avenged a 62-61 overtime loss Jan. 8 against Hampton.
David Huber led Hampton with 22 points and Ryan Luther chipped in 21.
Other top boys games
* Matt D'Amico scored 27 points, including 12 consecutive Fox Chapel points late in the game, to propel the Foxes (15-4, 8-4) to a 63-59 win at Gateway (12-8, 8-4) in Class AAAA Section 2.
* Seneca Valley (11-8, 6-6) outscored visiting Pine-Richland (6-12, 3-9), 12-0, in the second overtime to gain a 72-60 win in Class AAAA Section 3. Josh Bauer led Seneca Valley with 20 points.
* Owen Nearhoof had five 3-pointers and scored eight of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to help Mars (11-6, 8-1) take the lead in Class AAA Section 1 with a 55-53 win at Indiana (17-2, 8-2).
* Elijah Minnie had 25 points, 17 rebounds and 5 blocked shots in leading Class A No. 1 Lincoln Park (18-1, 8-0) to an 82-49 home win against No. 4 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (14-5, 6-2) in Section 1.
* Ryan Maha scored 25 points and made five of his team's 14 3-pointers to help host West Mifflin (10-5, 6-4) defeat Class AAA No. 5 Steel Valley (13-3, 7-3), 82-70, in Section 4.
Crummie gets historic win
* Central Catholic coach Chuck Crummie earned his 600th career win in guiding the Vikings (11-8, 8-4) to an 87-61 victory against visiting Woodland Hills (0-19, 0-12) in Class AAAA Section 2. Crummie is believed to be only the 10th WPIAL coach to reach the milestone. He has a career record of 600-291.
* Anthony Richards scored his 1,000th career point in helping Class AAAA No. 1 New Castle (19-0, 12-0) roll to a 75-45 home win against Shaler (3-16, 1-11) in Section 3. Richards scored 22 points in the game and has 1,015 in his career.
* Andrew Koester scored 19 points to give him 1,001 for his career, as West Allegheny (11-8, 6-5) defeated visiting Hopewell (5-11, 2-8), 81-59, in Class AAA Section 2.
* Dale Clancy scored his 1,000th career point for Class AA No. 1 Seton-LaSalle (18-1, 10-0) in a 52-44 win at Washington (14-6, 8-3) in Section 4. Clancy, who scored nine points in the game, has exactly 1,000 in his career.
Stars of the night
* Matty McConnell's triple-double of 22 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists led Class AAA No. 1 Chartiers Valley (18-1) to a 61-47 non-section win against visiting Knoch (14-4).
Boys hot shots
* Players who made five or more 3-pointers: Anthony Richards, New Castle, 7; Nick McKee, South Fayette, 7; Austin Clark, Jefferson-Morgan, 6; Josh Long, West Mifflin, 6; Dane Jackson, Cornell, 5; Josh Randall, Montour, 5; Andrew Paterno, Butler, 5; Chaz Mattish, Jefferson-Morgan, 5; Randy Smail, Leechburg, 5; Owen Nearhoof, Mars, 5; Max Kaminsky, Serra Catholic, 5; Ryan Maha, West Mifflin, 5; Deontae Robertson, Woodland Hills, 5.
Top girls games
* Erin Mathias scored 13 points to lead Class AAAA No. 4 Fox Chapel (16-3, 11-0) to a 31-20 win at Gateway (10-7, 6-5) in Section 2.
* Sierra Fordham scored 34 points, including 22 in the first half, to propel City League No. 3 Allderdice (6-10, 4-1) to a 61-57 win at No. 2 Carrick (5-6, 3-2).
Girls hot shots
* Players who made four or more 3-pointers: Monique Redman, Jeannette, 6; Karly Mellinger, Greensburg Salem, 5; Chardonnay Littlejohn, Carrick, 4; Sammy Gibson, South Side Beaver, 4; Caroline Benec, Winchester Thurston, 4.
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