High School Basketball: Aliquippa holds off Neshannock

Jordan and Fields lead the charge

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After trailing by double digits in the first quarter Wednesday night against Aliquippa, Neshannock cut the deficit to four by halftime.

But Jassir Jordan and Darrien Fields helped the Quips put away the Lancers.

Jordan and Fields combined for 19 of the team's 27 third-quarter points as visiting Aliquippa (13-5, 9-2) pulled away for an 80-67 victory against Class AA No. 3 Neshannock (14-5, 7-4) in Section 2.

The Quips outscored the Lancers by 14 in the third quarter.

Jordan added six points in the fourth quarter and ended with a game-high 22 points. Fields finished with 21 points.

The Lancers got 21 points from Ernie Burkes and 15 points from Matt McKinney.

Other top boys games

■ Class AAAA No. 1 New Castle (18-0, 17-0) got 25 points from Anthony Richards and 23 points from Malik Hooker in a 87-54 victory against host Seneca Valley (10-8, 5-6). It was the Red Hurricanes' 64th consecutive regular-season victory.

■ Hampton's Ryan Luther had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Class AAAA No. 2 Talbots (18-1, 10-1) to an 83-48 victory against visting Pine-Richland (6-11, 3-8) in Section 3.

■ Cameron Johnson scored 26 points, including two free throws with seven seconds left to give Class A No. 4 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (14-4, 6-1) a 58-56 victory against host Union (7-11, 3-4) in Section 1. Ben Young poured in 27 points for Union.

Jackson, Miller impress

■ Cornell junior Dane Jackson scored 25 points to give him 1,002 in his career, but Cornell (10-8, 1-6) lost, 68-67, to visiting Western Beaver (12-4, 4-3) in Class A Section 1. WPIAL leading scorer Nick Miller had 39 points for the Golden Beavers.

Star of the night

■ Despite not playing in the fourth quarter, Hempfield's Kason Harrell scored 31 points in the a 69-56 victory for the Class AAAA No. 4 Spartans (15-2, 9-0) against Penn-Trafford (5-13, 2-7) in Section 1. Harrell had 24 points in the first half.

Boys hot shots

■ Players with five or more 3-pointers: Anthony Richards, New Castle, 7; Max Kaminsky, Serra Catholic, 6; Dane Jackson, Cornell, 5.

Top girls game

■ Class AA No. 1 Seton-LaSalle (15-3) went on the road and handily beat Class AAA No. 1 Blackhawk (15-2), 64-46. The Rebels' Naje Gibson led all scorers with 18 points.

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