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High school roundup for Feb. 7, 2019: No. 4 Bethel Park locks up 2nd in Section 2-6A | TribLIVE.com
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High school roundup for Feb. 7, 2019: No. 4 Bethel Park locks up 2nd in Section 2-6A

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Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Greensburg Salem’s Abby Mankins fends off Apollo-Ridge’s Maddy Moore during their game Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Apollo-Ridge High School.

Four players reached double figures to spark the No. 4 Bethel Park girls basketball team to a 68-39 Section 2-6A win Thursday night at Baldwin.

Olivia Westphal, a 5-foot-9 sophomore guard, clicked for a game-high 22 points and was complemented by 5-11 junior guard Madelyn Dzierzgowski with 18 points.

Senior point guard Maria Cerro and freshman guard Emma Dzierzgowski chipped in with 10 points apiece.

For Baldwin, Lexi Bernotas, a sophomore guard, and Kayla Radomsky, a sophomore forward, finished with 13 and 12 points.

The Black Hawks (18-2, 11-2) clinched second place in Section 2-6A with the victory, the team’s 10th in its past 11 games.

They have lost only to section champion and top-ranked Peters Township (21-0, 14-0) this season.

Baldwin dropped to 8-13 and 3-11 with its eighth loss in its past nine contests.

The Highlanders cut into a 33-24 halftime deficit against the visitors to make it a six-point game early in the third quarter.

But the BP girls went on a 14-2 run at the end of the quarter to secure a 51-33 advantage.

Hempfield 61, Connellsville 46 — Sarah Liberatore had 22 points to guide Hempfield (10-11, 4-10) to a Section 2-6A victory. Jessica Persin had 15 points, and Emma Hoffner added 11 for the Spartans, who outscored Connellsville (5-15, 1-12), 25-14 in the first half.

Mt. Lebanon 63, Upper St. Clair 34 — Jamey Napoleon had 15 points to lead Mt. Lebanon (11-10, 10-4) to a Section 2-6A win.

Shaler 39, Pine-Richland 36 — Emily Cavacini scored 14 points as Shaler (7-14, 5-9) won a Section 1-6A contest. The Titans opened a 19-2 lead before the Rams rallied.

Albert Gallatin 51, Laurel Highlands 46 — Bryn Bezjak had 27 points as Albert Gallatin (7-11, 4-9) won in Section 2-5A.

Oakland Catholic 79, Uniontown 35 — Jayde Boyd scored 21 points to lift No. 2 Oakland Catholic (19-2, 13-1) to a Section 3-5A triumph. The Eagles led 29-5 in the first quarter.

Blackhawk 84, New Castle 47 — No. 3 Blackhawk (17-3, 11-1) opened a 38-8 lead and rolled to a Section 2-4A win. Mackenzie Amalia had 20 points, and Mady Aulbach added 19 for the Cougars.

Belle Vernon 64, Elizabeth Forward 52 — Rachel Wobrak had 23 points, and Lindsay Steeber scored 20 as the Leopards defeated section champion Elizabeth Forward in Section 3-4A.

Grace Henderson added 12 points for Belle Vernon (14-8, 10-4), which also defeated section runner-up Southmoreland on Monday.

Bri Spirnak had 12 points for the Warriors (14-6, 12-2).

Southmoreland 57, Mt. Pleasant 34 — On senior night, Navy recruit Maggie Moore had 16 points and 12 rebounds as Southmoreland (17-4, 11-3) recorded a Section 3-4A win. Bailey Kuhns led the Scotties with 17 points.

Chloe Jaworski tallied 11 points for Mt. Pleasant (5-16, 3-11).

Ringgold 62, Yough 32 — Led by Faith Martin’s 21 points, Ringgold (5-15, 3-11) won a Section 3-4A game. Jordan Pater had 13 points for Yough (3-18, 0-14).

Avonworth 69, Freedom 37 — Hayden Robinson had 22 points and 23 rebounds as No. 5 Avonworth (14-6, 11-3) won in Section 1-3A.

Washington 71, McGuffey 47 — Carly Allen scored 28 points as Washington (17-4, 12-2) won in Section 2-3A.

Carlynton 60, Steel Valley 38 — Jada Lee scored 18 points to lead No. 3 Carlynton (18-2, 12-2) to a Section 3-3A victory.

Derry 62, Valley 38 — Derry (9-11, 7-7) opened a 21-8 lead in the first quarter and rolled to a victory in the section 3-3A finale.

East Allegheny 49, South Allegheny 32 — Abby Henderson had 22 points to guide East Allegheny (14-7, 8-6) to a win in Section 3-3A.

Laurel 76, Shenango 28 — In Section 1-2A, Caroline Gibson had 29 points to lead No. 4 Laurel (17-4, 13-1) to the first section title in program history.

OLSH 63, South Side Beaver 29 — Maddie Hoff and Ashley Norling each had 24 points as No. 5 OLSH (16-4, 13-1) won in Section 1-2A.

Serra Catholic 54, Jeannette 33 — Rayna Andrews had 12 points and a school-record 26 rebounds as No. 3 Serra Catholic (15-4, 10-1) won in Section 2-2A. The Eagles clinched at least a share of the section title. Dymond Crawford scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds for Jeannette (4-16, 2-9).

West Greene 57, Avella 37 — Madison Lampe had 18 points to lead No. 1 West Greene (20-2, 12-0) to its 33rd straight section victory and third straight Section 2-A title.

Boys basketball

Belle Vernon 77, California 72 — Cam Nusser had 25 points, and Larry Callaway and Mitch Pohlot each had 21 as Belle Vernon (8-14) won a nonsection game.

Yough 48, South Allegheny 42 — Jarett Bach had 20 points, and Gamal Marballie added 16 as Yough (8-14) won a nonsection matchup.