High school highlights: Highlands edges South Park in OT
December 26, 2013 11:22 PM
Obama Academy's D.J. Porter goes up for a defensive rebound against Butler Thursday in the Shady Side Academy tournament.
Calique Jones of Obama Academy defends Butler's Arum Kraus Thursday in the Shady Side Academy tournament.
From local dispatches
Julian Flenory scored 20 points, Brayden Thimons had 11 and Jordan Lineburg added 10 to lead Highlands (2-5) to a 63-60 overtime victory against South Park (5-3) in the Shady Side Academy tournament.
South Park's Shawn Coologhan led all scorers with 24 points. He made a basket with one second left in regulation, but missed a free throw that would have won the game for the Eagles.
Other top boys games
■ Romano Sebastiani scored 15 of his game-high 19 points in the first quarter as Greensburg Central Catholic (6-0) rolled to a 72-42 victory against Woodland Hills (0-7) in the first round of the Gateway Hoops Classic.
■ Mike Fischer paced balanced North Allegheny with 15 points as the Tigers improved to 7-0 with a 79-52 victory against Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (3-3) in the Gateway Hoops Classic. Cole Constantino and Joe Mancini added 14 points apiece.
■ Delvon Randall scored 12 points as Gateway (6-2) shut out Shaler (1-7) in the first quarter en route to a 54-31 victory against the Titans in the Gateway Hoops Classic.
■ David Wilson scored 18 points and Quae-Shawn Thompson added 17, but South Side Beaver (6-2) fell to Titusville, 77-48, in the Corry tournament.
■ Demetri Clements sank a free throw with one second left to lift California (6-2) to a 53-52 victory against Southmoreland (3-5) in the Charleroi tournament. Clements led all scorers with 25 points.
■ Patrick Ehland scored 15 points and Jonny David added 14, but Mt. Lebanon (3-4) lost, 55-45, to Aberdeen, Miss., in the Travis Outlaw Tournament at Mississippi State University.
Boys stars of the night
■ Ben Young poured in 39 of his 41 points in the second half to help Union (2-7) edge Wilmington, 104-97, in three overtimes in the Union tournament.
■ Jeannette's Julian Batts matched Clairton's total output with 36 points in a 59-36 Jayhawks (5-2) victory against the Bears (1-1) in the Gateway Hoops Classic.
■ D.J. Porter scored 32 points to lead Obama Academy (5-0) to a 76-53 victory against Butler (3-3) in the Shady Side Academy tournament.
■ Brandon Lawless scored 27 points and Cory Fuller added 26 as Carmichaels (6-0) rolled to an 81-48 victory against Jefferson-Morgan (3-6) in the Carmichaels King Coal Lions tournament.
Boys hot shots
■ Players with two or more 3-pointers: Cory Fuller, Carmichaels, 6; Joe Mancini, North Allegheny, 4; Mike Fischer, North Allegheny, 2; Cole Constantino, North Allegheny, 2; Matt Indorante, Charleroi, 2.
Top girls games
■ Hannah Booth scored 11 of her game-high 19 points in the first half as Union (2-6) rolled to a 48-28 victory against New Brighton (0-7) in the Union tournament.
■ Emily Klingensmith scored 16 points to lead Kittanning (5-2) to a 50-45 victory against Bridgeport, W.Va., in the EQT Tournament at Elk County Catholic.
■ Caitlyn Byerly and Kaitlyn Jenkins scored 12 points each as Pine-Richland (6-3) defeated Hopewell (5-2) in the Mars tournament.
■ Mackenzie Mayernik scored 21 points to lead Avonworth (3-2) to a 51-23 victory against West Greene (4-2) in the Bentworth tournament.
■ Amirah Moore scored 19 points and Abby Unis added 17 as Moon (6-2) defeated Mars (5-4) in the Mars tournament.
■ Madison McHale scored 12 of her game-high 17 points in the first quarter as Neshannock (9-0) rolled to a 61-12 victory against Monessen (1-4) in the Neshannock tournament.
Girls star of the night
■ Ellen Shaffer scored 24 points and secured 14 rebounds to lead Laurel (4-4) to a 65-48 victory against Wilmington in the Union tournament.
Girls hot shots
■ Players with two or more 3-pointers: Kendell Dickson, Cochranton, 2; Caitlyn Byerly, Pine-Richland, 2.
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