High school roundup: OLSH uses big 2nd half to surge past Quaker Valley
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart put up 47 points in the second half to score a 68-61 comeback victory and hand Quaker Valley its first loss in a Section 5-AA game.
The Chargers (4-1, 2-0) won their fourth straight behind the trio of Hunter Szilagy, Santino Platt and Collin Neville, who each scored 15 points. Quaker Valley (4-1, 1-1) got a game-high 17 points from Trewon Marshall and another 15 from Amos Luptak.
North Hills 63, Central Catholic 59 — The Indians rallied for a 23-point fourth quarter to get the Section 3-AAAA victory. North Hills (3-2, 1-1) was led by Nick Smith’s 23 points and Kindhal Taylor’s 14. Jonathan Devito netted 14 to pace the Vikings (1-3, 0-2).
Mt. Lebanon 50, Baldwin 31 — The Blue Devils (5-1, 2-0) outscored Baldwin (2-3, 1-1) by a 28-12 margin in the second half to pull away in Section 4-AAAA. Mt. Lebanon’s Patrick Ehland paced his squad with 14 points, followed by Jonny David with 12 and Matt Hoffman 10.
New Castle 55, Central Valley 46 — After a slow first half for both teams, New Castle (4-1, 2-0) raced to a 36-21 advantage in the second half to pull away in Section 2-AAA. Robert Natale had 12 points and Geno Stone 11 for New Castle. The Warriors (0-3, 0-1) saw Chris Anastas put up a game-high 14 points.
Aliquippa 84, Sto-Rox 57 — The No. 2 Quips (4-0, 2-0) got 19 points from Jassir Jordan and 15 apiece from the trio of Stephon McGinnis, Sheldon Jeter and Kaezon Pugh in the Section 5-AA rout. Jordan Arnette’s 19 points led Sto-Rox (0-4, 0-2).
Lincoln Park 64, Shenango 43 — Behind a game-high 21 points from Nelly Cummings and another 14 from Zay Craft, top-ranked Lincoln Park (4-0, 2-0) got by Shenango in Section 1-AA. Ryan Smith netted 17 points for the Wildcats (3-2, 0-2).
Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic 38, Springdale 28 — Vince LaGrande’s 12 points led all scorers for second-ranked North Catholic (2-3, 1-1) in a tightly contested victory in Section 2-A.
Gateway 44, Penn Hills 35 — Morgan Hainsey had 15 points and Diamond Thomas chipped in with 10, as the Gators (2-3, 2-0) used a 16-point fourth quarter to pull away in Section 2-AAAA. Jade Ely had a game-high 18 points for Penn Hills (1-4, 0-1), which has lost four straight.