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High school roundup for Jan. 16: OLSH boys take down No. 1 Sewickley Academy

January 17, 2018 GMT

The Our Lady of the Sacred Heart boys basketball team has won 12 straight games, but Tuesday’s victory might have been the biggest of the bunch.

The No. 2-ranked Chargers knocked off top-ranked Sewickley Academy, 70-68, in a Section 3-2A showdown.

Dante Spadafora had 19 points, Donovan Johnson added 16 and Daren DiMichele had 15 for OLSH (12-1, 7-0), which lost its season opener, 61-54, to Seton LaSalle but hasn’t lost since.

Isiah Warfield scored 27 points to lead Sewickley Academy (9-2, 5-1).

Pine-Richland 77, Shaler 51 — Greg Shulkosky had 20 points and Phil Jurkovec and Daniel Petcash each had 15 as No. 3 Pine-Richland (10-3, 5-1) won in Section 1-6A.

Bethel Park 49, Baldwin 42 — Ryan Meis had 18 points to lead Bethel Park (8-5, 4-2) to a Section 2-6A win.

Canon-McMillan 61, Peters Township 41 — Jason Fowlkes had 20 points and Elliot Lawler added 17 as Canon-McMillan (11-1, 5-1) won in Section 2-6A.

Mt. Lebanon 68, Upper St. Clair 48 — Hayden Mitchell had 27 points to lead No. 1 Mt. Lebanon (13-1, 6-0) to a Section 2-6A triumph.

Fox Chapel 62, Plum 44 — The Foxes outscored the Mustangs, 22-4, in the final quarter to win in Section 3-6A. Carson Cohen led Fox Chapel (10-4, 4-3) with 22 points, and Dom McGriff added 21. Lamar Whiting led Plum (5-9, 0-7) with 22 points.

Norwin 52, Hempfield 48 — Gianni Rizzo had 16 points to help Norwin (8-6, 3-4) earn a Section 3-6A win. Josh Ratesic had 12 points, and Jayden Walker added 11 for the Knights. Reed Hipps scored 19 points to pace Hempfield (4-10, 1-6).

Woodland Hills 88, Penn-Trafford 62 — No. 5 Woodland Hills improved to 11-2 overall and 6-1 in Section 3-6A with a victory over Penn-Trafford (6-9, 3-4).

West Allegheny 63, Chartiers Valley 53 — Isaiah Crowe had 19 points and Jared Knop and Dre Baldwin each had 15 as West Allegheny (6-6, 4-1) won in Section 2-5A. Joe Pipilo scored 23 points for No. 3 Chartiers Valley (6-5, 3-2).

Armstrong 39, Kiski Area 29 — The Cavaliers led by three points heading into the fourth quarter but scored just three points as Armstrong rallied for a Section 3-5A win. Ryne Wallace led Kiski Area (0-12, 0-4) with a game-high 13 points.

Franklin Regional 62, Greensburg Salem 47 — Mark Bartolacci scored 18 points and Aidan Sadoski added 12 to lead Class 5A No. 3 Franklin Regional (11-2, 5-0) past host Greensburg Salem (8-5, 1-3) in a Section 3 game.

The section-leading Panthers, who won their fifth game in a row, built a 42-29 lead after opening the third quarter on a 7-0 run. Marvel McGowan scored 16 points and Dante Parsons added 13 to lead Greensburg Salem.

Highlands 58, Gateway 44 — The Rams took a 34-16 lead into halftime to take control and grabbed sole possession of second place in Section 3-5A. Luke Cochran led Highlands (9-3, 3-1) with 11 points. Johnny Crise, Christian Tanili and Romello Freeman finished with 10 points each.

Indiana 79, Derry 44 — Carlos Carter had 33 points as Indiana (9-1, 5-0) won in Section 1-4A. Connor Watt had 11 points for Derry (4-5, 2-2).

New Castle 54, Beaver Falls 51 — In Section 2-4A, Marcus Hooker had 17 points to help No. 3 New Castle (9-3, 4-2) to victory.

Belle Vernon 74, Elizabeth Forward 58 — Led by Joey Sabolek’s 14 points, No. 5 Belle Vernon (9-3, 5-1) earned a win in Section 3-4A.

Bryce Washington had 12 points, and Christian Murphy and Cameron Nusser added 11.

Avonworth 42, CW North Catholic 40 (OT) — Tyreke Davis had 16 points as Avonworth (7-6, 3-1) won in Section 2-3A. Bryan Davidson had 18 points for No. 5 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (5-7, 2-1).

Lincoln Park 64, Ellwood City 50 — Keeno Holmes had 24 points as top-ranked Lincoln Park (6-4, 3-0) won in Section 1-3A.

Burgettstown 81, South Side Beaver 74 — In Section 4-3A, Ryan Lounder had 22 points to guide Burgettstown (10-6, 5-1) to victory.

Southmoreland 78, Charleroi 62 — Brett Glowacki had 20 points, and Riley Comforti added 17 as Southmoreland (4-8, 3-3) rolled to a Section 4-3A win.

The Scotties led 34-22 at halftime and started the second half on a 29-10 run.

Springdale 60, Riverview 51 — Facing an 11-point deficit, Springdale rallied for a victory over archrival Riverview in a Section 1-2A game.

The Dynamos used a press defense to force turnovers and outscored Riverview, 26-6, in the final quarter. Riverview (2-9, 0-4) used a 20-9 advantage in the third quarter to open a double-digit lead before the Springdale rally.

Nick Taliani had a game-high 24 points for the Dynamos (7-4, 3-2), and Michael Zolnierczyk added 15. Noah Black had 20 points for Riverview.

California 53, Frazier 51 — In Section 2-2A, Derrick Hammitt hit a buzzer-beater to lift California (8-4, 3-2) to victory. Cochise Ryan had 13 points in the victory.

Chartiers-Houston 60, Fort Cherry 51 — Cameron Hanley had 30 points and Andrew Clark added 20 as Chartiers-Houston (9-2, 4-0) won in Section 2-2A.

Eden Christian 62, St. Joseph 42 — Andrew Sullivan scored a game-high 19 points, but St. Joseph (3-8, 0-3) dropped a Section 3-A game. Grant Bendis had 14 points for the Spartans.

Girls basketball

North Allegheny 59, North Hills 39 — Piper Morningstar had 15 points to lift No. 1 North Allegheny (12-0, 5-0) to a Section 1-6A win.

Norwin 62, Hempfield 56 — Olivia Gribble had 13 points, and Emily Brozeski and Lucy Race added 11 points apiece as Norwin (6-7, 4-1) won in Section 2-6A.

The Knights finished on an 18-8 run.

Allison Podkul had 15 points to lead Hempfield (5-8, 2-3).

Plum 46, Franklin Regional 37 — Kennedie Montue scored 22 points to propel Plum (4-10, 2-2) to a Section 4-5A win. MacKenzie Lake added 12 points for the Mustangs.

Alex Reitz scored 10 points for Franklin Regional (7-7, 2-4).

Freeport 53, Deer Lakes 41 — The Yellowjackets (8-5, 5-1) ended the Lancers’ five-game winning streak with a 17-4 second-quarter advantage in a Section 1-4A win. Twin sisters Samantha and Madeline Clark led the way with 14 points each. Anna Solomon led Deer Lakes (6-6, 3-3) with 14.

Shady Side Academy 45, Steel Valley 39 — Arianna Goitz had 31 points to lead Shady Side Academy (8-5, 3-3) to a Section 3-3A win. The Indians led 23-4 at halftime.

Leechburg 70, Brentwood 60 — Mikayla Lovelace broke her own school record with 44 points and added 22 rebounds as No. 4 Leechburg (10-2, 6-1) downed No. 5 Brentwood in a Section 2-2A game.

Riverview 56, Springdale 16 — Riverview built a 35-5 halftime lead and cruised to a Section 2-2A win over rival Springdale (1-11, 0-7). Sydney McDonough led the Raiders (6-6, 3-4) with 17 points, and Alyssa Cappa scored 14.

Vincentian Academy 60, Ellis School 28 — Caroline Elliott had 21 points to lift No. 2 Vincentian Academy (12-1, 7-0) to a win in Section 2-2A.

Altoona 73, Penn-Trafford 44 — Stephanie O’Donnell had 21 points for Penn-Trafford (6-7) in a nonsection loss. Caranda Perea had 23 points for Altoona (14-1).