Chartiers Valley boys stunned in Class AAA

Lancaster school nips Chartiers Valley

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Lancaster Mennonite finished as the No. 7 Class AAA team from District 3, but the Blazers were good enough to knock off the No. 2 team from the WPIAL.

Chartiers Valley, the WPIAL runner-up, saw its season end after a 68-64 loss Tuesday night at Bedford High School.

Chartiers Valley (25-3) lost despite 32 points and 11 rebounds from Matty McConnell. A junior guard, McConnell scored 23 points in the first half to help the Colts take a 35-34 lead into the break. But Lancaster Mennonite (22-7) opened up a 60-50 lead in the fourth quarter. Chartiers Valley cut the deficit to 65-63 with 50 seconds left, but the Blazers hung on for the win.

Julian Collazzo, a junior guard, led Mennonite with 22 points, seven above his average. Chartiers Valley's Jerrad Tuite, who averages 16, scored only six.

Class AAA

  • Farrell 86, Uniontown 72: Farrell (24-3) outscored Uniontown, 17-3, in overtime to pull out the win at Penn Hills. Uniontown (22-3) was 1 of 7 from the field in overtime while Farrell was 9 of 14 from the free-throw line. Farrell made 30 of 46 free throws; Uniontnown was 16 of 26. Five Uniontown starters fouled out.

Class A

  • Vincentian 94, Homer-Center 66: Vincentian (24-3) broke the 90-point mark for the third consecutive game and rolled to the win at Hempfield. Vincentian led by 18 points in the second quarter but Homer-Center (23-4) cut the deficit to 61-56 in the third quarter before Vincentian went on a 13-0 run. Ryan Wolf scored 30 points.
  • Lincoln Park 81, Forbes Road 28: Lincoln Park (27-1), the No. 1-ranked Class A team, jumped to a 30-11 lead after the first quarter and breezed to the victory against Forbes Road (17-9) at Hempfield. Sophomore guard Maverick Rowan led Lincoln Park with 23 points. The win sets up a showdown with Vincentian.
  • Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic 58, Ridgway 43: Leading by three after the third quarter, North Catholic (17-10) went on a 10-2 run to start the fourth en route to the win at Clarion University. Ryan Kirby scored 21 points and Dominic Robb 16 for North Catholic.
  • Bishop Carroll 69, Monessen 65: Undefeated Bishop Carroll (26-0) used a 22-0 run in the second half to overtake Monessen (21-7) at Gateway. Javon Brown had 19 for Monessen.

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