Seton-LaSalle edges Gateway

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On only the second night of the season, Seton-LaSalle and Gateway gave the fans at Peters Township High School a game to remember.

Seton-LaSalle, ranked No. 2 in Class AA by the Post-Gazette, held on to a narrow 68-66 victory against the No. 3 team in Class AAAA in the title game of the Peters Township tournament.

The Gators were down, 49-38, entering the fourth quarter and had a shot to tie the score but missed at the buzzer.

The Rebels were led by Dale Clancy with 31 points. Delvon Randall was the leading scorer for the Gators with 19.

Other top games

* Beaver Falls continued their 20-game win streak from a season ago with a 78-45 win against Ellwood City in the Ellwood City tournament. Elijah Cottrill led the Tigers with 22 points.

* Central Catholic started the fourth quarter on a 10-0 run to defeat Mt. Lebanon, 51-42, in the championship of the Mt. Lebanon tournament. Alex Schoppen led Central Catholic with 17 points.

* Matty McConnell recorded a double-double with 22 points and 11 steals to lift Chartiers Valley to a 65-35 win against Pace of Florida in the KSA Atlantis tournament in Nassau, Bahamas.

* Hempfield's comeback fell short against Greensburg Central Catholic with a 71-69 loss. Brian Graytok scored a game-high 26 for the Centurions. Kason Harrell led the Spartans with 25 points.

* Mount Pleasant's comeback against Penn-Trafford was capped by a 3-pointer at the buzzer by Ryan Gumbita. The Vikings outscored the Warriors, 17-6, in the fourth quarter for the 37-36 win in the Penn-Trafford tournament.

Stars of the night

* Nate Bell put in 39 points for Hopewell to propel the Vikings to their first Class AAA win of this season, 89-80, against Genoa, Ohio.

* Anthony Richards set the New Castle record for 3-pointers in a game with nine and the career 3-point record in school history with 208 in the Red Hurricanes; 88-34 win against Perry. Richards finished with 27 points for the No. 1 team in Class AAAA.

* Ryan Luther became the all-time leading scorer at Hampton, passing his uncle Brian Shanahan, with 30 points to lift the Talbots, ranked No. 2 in Class AAAA, to a 74-34 victory.

* Ryan Wolf scored 30 of his 38 points in the second half of Vincentian's 91-85 win against Butler to win the Butler tournament.

Hot shots

* Players with four or more 3-pointers: Anthony Richards, New Castle, 9; Hunter Lecker, Burgettstown, 5; Dustin Lander, South Side Beaver, 5.

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