Boys basketball roundup: Chartiers Valley lives on 3s


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The 3-point line came into Pennsylvania high school basketball in 1987.

In the 27 seasons since then, no team shot 3-pointers in a WPIAL playoff game like Chartiers Valley did Tuesday night.

Chartiers Valley set a WPIAL playoff record when it made 21 3-pointers in a 95-62 victory against Mount Pleasant in a Class AAA first-round game at Peters Township.

Chartiers Valley (22-1), the Post-Gazette's No. 1 Class AAA team, made 54 percent (21 of 39) from 3-point range and broke its own playoff record of 15, set against North Allegheny in a 2005 quarterfinal.

Against Mount Pleasant, cousins Matty McConnell and Jerrad Tuite both scored 22 points and both made six 3-pointers, one away from the Class AAA individual playoff record. Jake Ritson had four 3-pointers and 12 points while Eddie Flohr had 14 points.

Luke Liprando had 22 points for Mount Pleasant, which lost its first playoff game for the 10th time in 12 appearances.

More Class AAA

* Uniontown 66, Ambridge 57: A 9-0 run in the third quarter propelled Uniontown (20-1) to the victory at Bethel Park. Joe Campbell scored 23 points to lead Uniontown and Xaiver Ellis and Jordan Pratt added 15 each. Stephon McGinnis had 24 for Ambridge (17-7).

* Montour 47, Indiana 41: Montour (16-7) outscored Indiana, 21-10, in the fourth quarter to pull out the win at Fox Chapel and earn a quarterfinal berth for the fifth consecutive season. Josh Randall had 15 points to lead defending WPIAL champion Montour while Blake Shields had 14 for Indiana, which was trying to get past the first round for only the second time in school history.

* Blackhawk 49, Knoch 42: Tyler Engle had four 3-pointers and 20 points to lift Blackhawk (12-11) to the win at North Allegheny. Engle and Tyler Nicholson, who scored 13, had 22 of Blackhawk's 27 points in the second half. Matt Zanella led Knoch (16-5) with 15 points.

* Central Valley 62, West Mifflin 42: Central Valley (19-3) got 13 points from John George to post the win at Moon. West Mifflin finished 13-7.

* Elizabeth Forward 47, South Fayette 40: Elizabeth Forward (20-3) came back from a five-point halftime deficit to win at Canon-McMillan and earn a quarterfinal berth for only the third time in school history. South Fayette (13-10) led, 25-20, at halftime. Austin Matta led Elizabeth Forward with 12 points.

* Thomas Jefferson 63, West Allegheny 41: Thomas Jefferson outscored West Allegheny, 24-5, in the second quarter en route to the victory against West Allegheny (13-11) at Chartiers Valley.


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