Roundup: North Catholic tops Chartiers Valley
Freshman Rachel Frederick scored a game-high 24 points to lead North Catholic (23-3) past Chartiers Valley (20-7) 65-53 in a WPIAL semifinal game at North Allegheny High School.
Courtney Janczak added 14 points for the Trojans, who will meet No. 2 seed Moon (24-2) in the WPIAL finals at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Sewall Center. North Catholic jumped to a 19-7 first-quarter lead and was 23 of 29 from the free-throw line compared to Chartiers Valley’s 10 of 13.
The Colts were led by Lauren Revesz’s 15 points, Lisa Berceli’s 13 and Ashley Revesz’s 10.
No. 3 seed Mt. Alvernia will play top-seeded Clairton (18-7) for the Class A title at noon Saturday at the Sewall Center.
Monaca (19-6) got a basket from Deanna Smith to tie the score, 51-51, with 23 seconds remaining. That set up the game winner by Wisniewski.
Jordana Gracenin led Mt. Alvernia with a game-high 23 points, while Crystal Squires added 12.
Kristen Kalervo and Smith each scored 16 points for Monaca, while Adrianna Scarsella had 10.
Uniontown defeated Mt. Lebanon before a packed house in a WPIAL semifinal game at Ringgold High School. Top-seeded Uniontown (25-1) will play No. 2 seed New Castle (27-0) in the WPIAL title game at noon Saturday at the Palumbo Center.
“I had them practice with no air in the ball so they wouldn’t dribble,” Mt. Lebanon coach Joe David said. “I knew if we dribbled too much then Uniontown would take the ball away because they are so quick.. We did OK for a while, but then we took some ill-advised shots. But no one expected us to contend for the section championship. I feel like we represented our section well. I would have liked for these kids to get to the championship game, but Uniontown played hard. They deserved to win.”
Uniontown jumped to a 21-10 first-quarter lead and had a 22-17 advantage at the half. Terrance Vaughns’ 26 points led the Red Raiders. He had help from Chris Jacobs and Dierre Jenkins who added 17 apiece. Uniontown pulled away in the third. Mt. Lebanon (18-9) made a few runs, but couldn’t get close. Max Jones led Mt. Lebanon with 16 points and Travis Bluemling added 11.
“We started off slow, but once we settled down and started playing basketball our defense created some turnovers and we got some easy baskets,” Uniontown coach David Shuck said. “Then things just started clicking for us. This was a good win for us tonight.”