Montour's Wilson too much for Beaver Falls
Elijah Cottrill of Beaver Falls drives toward the basket against Montour Thursday at Montour.
Tyler Handlan of Hempfield dips under Fox Chapel's Matthew D'Amico for a shot Thursday at Montour.
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Beaver Falls, the second-ranked team in Class AA, knew it was going to face a Class AAA team Thursday night. The Tigers had no idea they were going to see a triple-double.
Montour's Devin Wilson scored 18 points and added 11 assists and 11 rebounds to lead the Class AAA No. 4 Spartans to a 70-62 win in a showdown at the Montour tournament.
Wilson scored nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter to help Montour (6-1) erase what had been a 32-30 Beaver Falls halftime lead. Kevin Scuilli and Justin Hill both scored 16 points for Montour while Elijah Cottrill paced Beaver Falls (5-2) with 18 points.
Other top boys games
• Class AAAA No. 4 North Allegheny overcame a slow start at its own tournament to roll past Class A No. 1 North Catholic, 82-56. After being held to eight points in the first half, the Tigers stormed back to score 74 in the final three quarters. North Allegheny (8-0) was led by 23 points from Sean Hennigan. Pat Reilly and Dominic Robb each scored 13 for the Trojans (4-2).
• Matt D'Amico scored 10 of his 25 points from the free-throw line as Fox Chapel (8-0) remained perfect by edging Hempfield (7-2), 67-65, in the Montour tournament.
• Tournament host Seneca Valley overcame an eight-point, fourth-quarter deficit to rally to a victory against Plum (3-5), 60-55, in overtime. Easton Bazzoli led the Raiders (5-2) with 20 points while Plum's Nick Stotler led all scorers with 24.
• Dylan Mitchell's 3-pointer at the end of regulation forced overtime, and North Hills went on to defeat City League No. 2 Perry (3-3), 63-57, in overtime at the Moon tournament. The Indians (3-5) were led by Joel Pepmeyer who had a career-high 34 points and 12 rebounds.
• Zach Herman poured in 29 points to help Class AA No. 4 Greensburg Central Catholic (8-0) rally in the fourth quarter and beat Wilkinsburg (2-4), 64-55, at the Gateway tournament. Jonathan Blue scored 19 for the Tigers who led, 40-37, going into the fourth quarter.
• Class AAAA No. 3 Gateway (5-0) jumped out to a 19-1 lead after the first quarter on its way to a 63-26 romp over Class A No. 4 Clairton (1-1). DJ Boyce scored 18 to pace the Gators.
• The City League's top-ranked team, Obama Academy (4-1), outscored Penn Trafford (5-2) by seven in the fourth quarter to come away with an 81-77 win at the Shady Side Academy tournament. D.J. Porter led Obama with 22 points while Andy Abreu and Corey Stanford both scored 23 for the Warriors.
• Five players scored in double figures for Kiski (5-3) in its 87-76 win over Keystone Oaks (3-5) at the Hampton tournament. Keystone Oaks' Cory Sevacko scored a game-high 28.
Stars of the night
• Shaler's Geno Thorpe only needed three quarters to amass 30 points as the Titans (5-4) rolled to a 66-47 win over Hopewell (2-5) at the C.J. Betters Tournament. Thorpe, who scored 20 in the first half, did not play in the fourth quarter.
• Darrious Carter scored 18 points and added 20 rebounds to help lift Class AAA Indiana over Class AA No. 5 Washington (6-1), 66-57.
Boys hot shots
• Players who made five or more 3-pointers: Evan Bonnaure, South Fayette, 7; Matt Indorante, Charleroi, 5; Mike Hauman, Hempfield, 5; Ryan Maha, West Mifflin, 5; Xavier Ellis, Uniontown, 5; Sean Hennigan, North Allegheny, 5; Joe Mancini, North Allegheny 5.
First Published December 28, 2012 12:00 am