Boys basketball roundup: Jack of all trades lifts Quaker Valley in OT

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Quaker Valley's Winter Fondi is also a standout goalkeeper on the school's soccer team.

Saturday, he saved the Quakers' basketball season.

Fondi made a layup with 2.4 seconds left in overtime to lift Quaker Valley to a 42-40 win against District 6 champion Richland in a PIAA Class AA first-round playoff game at Central Cambria.

Fondi's basket accounted for the only points scored by either team in overtime. The score was tied, 40-40, at the end of regulation.

Quaker Valley (22-3), which lost in the WPIAL quarterfinals, led by five points after three quarters before Richland (20-6) rallied to force the extra period.

Fondi led the Quakers with 17 points, and Matt Schaffer paced Richland with 17.

Other Class AA

Seton-LaSalle 82, Penns Valley 51: Levi Masua had 18 points, 12 rebounds, 5 blocks and 5 steals to vault the WPIAL-champion Rebels (26-1) to their first PIAA victory since 2000 after coasting past the Rams (19-7) at Penn Hills.

Greensburg Central Catholic 92, Bald Eagle 59: Brian Graytok's 25 points helped the WPIAL-runner-up Centurions (23-3) amass their second-highest point total of the season in defeating the Eagles (20-6) at Hempfield. Billy Hipp chipped in 15 points for the Centurions, who led, 47-30, at the half.

Beaver Falls 56, Central Martinsburg 44: The defending-champion Tigers (19-7) jumped to a 14-point halftime lead and went on to eliminate the Dragons (16-7) at Altoona. Dan Stratton led the Tigers with 17 points. Branden Thomas was 7 of 7 from the free-throw line and finished with 11 points.

Aliquippa 60, Fairview 42: Jassir Jordan scored 21 points and the Quips (19-6) picked up their first PIAA win in five years by defeating the Tigers (22-4) at Gannon University. Patrick Anderson added 15 points for the Quips, who were 15 of 19 from the free-throw line.

Summit Academy 75, Conemaugh Township 59: Propelled by a 33-point performance from Dasonte White, the Knights (17-6) advanced to the second round courtesy of the victory against the District 5-champion Indians (21-6) at Johnstown. White connected on six 3-pointers and scored 13 points in the fourth quarter.

West Middlesex 76, Neshannock 66: The Lancers (18-7) trailed by three points at halftime and were eventually defeated by the District 10-champion Big Red (21-5) at Slippery Rock University.

Class AAAA

New Castle 71, Bethel Park 64: Malik Hooker scored 25 points and Stew Allen added 18 to propel the Red Hurricanes (27-0) past the Black Hawks (18-7) at Chartiers Valley. New Castle led by 20 points after three quarters. Joe Mascaro poured in 38 points for the Black Hawks, who previously lost to the Red Hurricanes by 27 in the WPIAL quarterfinals.

North Allegheny 82, Altoona 57: Cole Constantino had 16 points and the Tigers (22-4) took a 19-point halftime lead en route to the win against the District 6-champion Mountain Lions (13-10) at Hollidaysburg. The Tigers will face New Castle next.

Erie McDowell 65, Kiski Area 46: The Cavaliers (17-7) were outscored by 14 points in the second quarter and could not recover in falling to the District 10-champion Trojans (23-3) at Gannon. Joe Brungo and Michael Simmons scored 10 points apiece for the Cavaliers.


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