March 11, 2022 high school roundup: Penn Hills State playoff race continues


Friday, March 11, 2022 | 11:08 p.m.

Daemar Kelly scored 13 points, Noah Barren scored 10 and WPIAL seventh-seeded Penn Hills beat East Stroudsburg South, 55-44, on Friday to reach the PIAA-class men’s basketball quarterfinals. 5A.

Jaden Dugger scored eight points and had 12 rebounds for Penn Hills (20-5), who will meet WPIAL finalist New Castle on Tuesday. Logan Santos led East Stroudsburg South (19-8) with eight points and Jashan Simms had six points and 11 rebounds.

New Castle 85, Central Mountain 33 – Mike Wells recorded a double-double with 41 points and 13 rebounds while Isaiah Boice scored 15 points to lead New Castle (25-2) to a pounding of District 6 champion Central Mountain (14-12) in the second round of style. Playoffs 5A. The Red Hurricanes advance to face Penn Hills in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Gateway 62, Hershey 59 (OT) – Gateway (17-6) narrowly won a second-round game against Hershey (21-7) in the Class 5A playoffs. The Gators will face Laurel Highlands in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Class 4A

Fairview 54, Lincoln Park 51 – Logan Frazao scored 23 points as District 10 champion Fairview (25-22) defeated Lincoln Park (18-8) in the Class 4A second round. Brandon Cummings had a game-high 28 points, and Deandre Moye added 11 for the Leopards. Fairview will face Quaker Valley in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Montour 71, Penn Cambria 48 – Vason Stevenson scored 23 points, Jake Wolfe scored 15, Diaun Pinkkett followed with 14 and Dante Deltondo finished with 12 as Montour (22-5), who led by 32 at one point in the third quarter, beat District 6 champion Penn Cambria (22-6) in the Class 4A second round. Garrett Harold added 16 and Mason McCarthy added 10 for Penn Cambria. The Spartans advance to face Archbishop Carroll in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Class A

Bishop Canevin 68, DuBois Central 33 – Bishop Canevin (22-4) routed District 9 finalist DuBois Central (19-9) in the second round of Class A. The Crusaders advance to face Imani Christian in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Imani Christian 92, Williamsburg 51 – Imani Christian (17-6) defeated District 6 runners-up Williamsburg (22-6) in the Class A second round. The Saints advance to face Bishop Canevin in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Union 49, Bishop Carroll 28 – Matt Stanley scored 19 points and Mark Stanley had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds as Union (24-3) won a Class A second round game against District 6 champion Bishop Carroll (17 -10). Union will meet Elk County Catholic in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Girls basketball

Class 6A

Mount Lebanon 50, Bethel Park 41 – Ashleigh Connor led the Blue Devils with 20 points, scoring 17 of her charity stripe points, and Reagan Murdoch followed with 14 as Mt. Lebanon (25-1) beat Bethel Park (13-11) in the second round in class 6A. Mary Boff led the Black Hawks with 12 points. Mt. Lebanon advances to face Easton in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Class 3A

Forest Hills 65, Laurier 46 – District 6 runners-up Forest Hills (21-7) defeated Laurel (14-12) in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs. Remi Smith led all scorers with 18 points, Addison Schirato added 13 and Lexi Loeck finished with 12 for Forest Hills in a tied game at halftime. Danielle Pontius and Johanna Hill scored 11 points each and Joselyn Fortuna scored 10 points for Laurel. Forest Hills advance to face North Catholic in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Freedom 56, Greenville 28 – Shaye Bailey beat Freedom (20-5) with 27 points in a win over District 10’s Greenville (20-6) in the second round of Class 3A. Jules Mohrbacher added 14 points for the Bulldogs and Renae Mohrbacher scored 10. Freedom will face River Valley in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Anna Harpat led Greenville with 12 points.

North Catholic 56, Lakeview 25 – Alayna Rocco led all scorers with 23 points, Dacia Lewandowski followed with a double-double (19 points, 10 rebounds) and Anna Waskiewicz scored 10 as WPIAL Class 3A champion North Catholic (21-5) dominated Lakeview (22-5) in the second round of the PIAA playoffs. Reese Gadsby led Lakeview with 11 points. The Trojanettes advance to the quarter-finals, where they will face Forest Hills on Tuesday.

Class 2A

Neshannock 44, Cambridge Springs 25 – Neleh Nogay and Meghan Pallerino scored 13 points each and Mairan Haggerty added 10 as Neshannock (26-2) used a strong first half to earn a 19-point second-round win over Cambridge Springs (19-7 ) in class 2A. McKenzie Yanc scored 10 points to lead Cambridge Springs. The Lancers will face Shenango in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Shenango 59, Seton LaSalle 53 – Kylee Rubin had 22 points, Emilee Fedrizzi followed with 16 and Janie Natale added 10 as Shenango (16-9) won a close game against Seton LaSalle (18-8) in the second round in Class 2A. Mallory Daly led all scorers with 34 points and MacKenzie Canavan had 12 for the Rebels. The Wildcats will face Neshannock in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

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