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High school roundup for Jan. 25, 2019: Polak scores 48 as Steel Valley wins in triple OT

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Freeport’s Garret Schaffhauser dives for a loose ball against Highlands Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 at Freeport Middle School.

Camden Polak had 48 points, including 11 3-pointers, to lift Steel Valley to a 90-80, triple-overtime victory over South Allegheny in a Section 3-3A boys basketball game Friday night.

Polak hit a three at the end of regulation and also had a basket at the end of the second overtime for the Ironmen (10-7, 6-3).

Antonio Epps had 33 points, including five 3s, for South Allegheny (5-12, 1-8).

Neshannock 77, Aliquippa 65 — Preston Turk had 21 points as Neshannock (12-4, 5-3) defeated No. 2 Aliquippa (11-5, 7-2) in a Section 1-3A game. William Gipson had 16 points for the Quips.

Shenango 81, Sewickley Academy 77 — Led by Colin McQuiston’s 34 points, Shenango (7-10, 5-4) upset No. 2 Sewickley Academy (9-5, 6-2) in a Section 3-2A game.

Isiah Warfield had 44 points, and Nate Ridgeway added 21 for the Panthers.

Pine-Richland 72, North Allegheny 59 — Dan Petcash had 29 points to lead No. 2 Pine-Richland (14-2, 7-0) to a Section 1-6A victory. Mike Iuzillino had 16 points to pace North Allegheny (9-6, 3-4).

Seneca Valley 67, Central Catholic 57 — In Section 1-6A, Marcus Might had 19 points to guide Seneca Valley (8-7, 3-4) to victory. Ben Sarson tallied 24 points for Central Catholic (3-13).

Peters Township 79, Bethel Park 71 — Colin Cote had 33 points, including nine 3-pointers, as Peters Township (11-5, 3-4) won in Section 2-6A. Ryan Meis scored 35 points for Bethel Park (10-7, 1-6).

Albert Gallatin 72, McKeesport 67 — Nate English had 35 points as Albert Gallatin (3-11, 3-5) surprised McKeesport (9-8, 6-3) in Section 1-5A. The Tigers led 20-8 in the first quarter but were tied at 24 at halftime.

Deamontae Diggs had 17 points for McKeesport.

Penn Hills 63, Laurel Highlands 42 — Tyree Spencer had 20 points as No. 3 Penn Hills (14-3, 8-0) won a Section 1-5A contest.

Chartiers Valley 68, Thomas Jefferson 54 — Joe Pipilo had 19 points as Chartiers Valley (12-3, 8-2) secured a Section 2-5A win.

West Mifflin 77, Trinity 76 — Deodis Powell had 25 points to lead West Mifflin (3-13, 1-9) to a Section 2-5A win.

Shaler 82, Indiana 59 — Justin DeSabato had 28 points, and Mekhi Reynolds added 23 to guide Shaler (12-5, 7-3) to a Section 3-5A victory.

Blackhawk 71, Hopwell 45 — James Darno had 27 points as Blackhawk (6-10, 4-5) won in Section 2-4A.

Quaker Valley 49, Central Valley 47 — Adu Thiero had 13 points to pace No. 2 Quaker Valley (12-2, 6-2) in a Section 2-4A victory.

Serra Catholic 78, Chartiers-Houston 34 — Jimmy Moon had 33 points and 21 rebounds, and surpassed 1,000 points for his career as No. 3 Serra Catholic (13-2, 9-0) won a Section 2-2A game.

OLSH 83, Burgettstown 47 — Jake DiMichele had 17 points to vault No. 1 OLSH (15-1, 9-0) to a Section 3-2A victory.

Cornell 86, Rochester 31 — Kaden Divito had 26 points for No. 1 Cornell (15-2, 8-1) in a Section 1 victory.

Derry 71, Mt. Pleasant 59 — In a Section 1-4A game, John Kerr had 19 points, and Aidan Bushey added 14 for the victorious Trojans (10-5, 4-3).

Jacob Johnson had 22 points for Mt. Pleasant (4-13, 1-6).

Connellsville 59, Norwin 56 (OT) — Josh Maher had 18 points, and Jalen Rodgers added 17 as Connellsville (7-10, 3-4) won a Section 3-6A game in overtime. Ty Bilinsky had 16 points, Gianni Rizzo scored 15 and Jayden Walker added 14 for the Knights (7-8, 1-6).

Fox Chapel 62, Hempfield 44 — Arnold Vento notched a game-high 23 points to help visiting Fox Chapel (10-6, 5-2) score a Section 3-6A victory. Sam Brown added 19 points for the Foxes.

Mike Hosni scored 11 points for Hempfield (8-9, 1-6), which trailed 27-19 at the half.

Knoch 57, Yough 48 — Class 4A No. 5 Knoch outscored Yough, 25-7, in the third quarter to erase a nine-point halftime deficit in a Section 1 victory. Scott Fraser led the Knights (13-3, 7-0) with 14 points, and Jared Schrecengost had 11. Jarret Bach had 18 points for Yough (5-12, 0-7).

Uniontown 96, Belle Vernon 52 — Billy Deshields had 25 points, and Isiah Melvin had 20 to lift Uniontown (12-3, 7-0) to a Section 3-4A win. Larry Callaway scored 19 for Belle Vernon (5-13, 2-5).

Jeannette 90, Bentworth 35 — A.J. Sharp had 32 points, including eight 3-pointers, to lead Jeannette (9-8, 5-3) to a win in 2-2A. Shawn Dziak scored 25 points for Bentworth (0-17, 0-9).

Monessen 62, Bishop Canevin 52 — Devin Whitlock and Darnel Howell had 21 points each to lead No. 5 Monessen (10-6, 8-0) to a Section 2-A win.

Greensburg CC 73, Trinity Christian 29 — Greensburg Central Catholic (10-6, 6-3) opened an 18-2 lead en route to a Section 3-A win. Jacob Biros had 15 points, and Max Pisula scored 13 for the Centurions.

Kiski Area 58, Armstrong 50 — The Cavaliers (4-13, 3-7) trailed by one point after three quarters but outscored the River Hawks, 17-8, in the fourth en route to a Section 3-5A victory. Kyle Tipinski paced Kiski Area with 14 points, and Joe Lucas scored 10. Isiah Price had a game-high 16 points for Armstrong (6-11, 3-7).

St. Joseph 69, Clairton 52 — Grant Bendis led all scorers with 18 points as the Spartans (13-5, 7-2) won in Section 3-A. St. Joseph had four players in double figures, with Matt Arvay adding 16, Andrew Sullivan 15 and Daniel Fábregas 10. Leonard Robinson scored a team-high 15 points for Clairton (6-7, 4-4).

Deer Lakes 97, Propel Braddock Hills 39 — Brad Perrotte scored a game-high 22 points as Class 3A No. 5 Deer Lakes (12-4) rolled to a nonsection victory. Jared Colton and Jack Hollibaugh scored 14 points apiece for the Lancers, and Colin Kadlick contributed 13 points.

Apollo-Ridge 52, Northgate 43 — Keighton Reese scored 16 points to lead Apollo-Ridge past Northgate in Section 1-AA. Jake Fello scored 13 points, and Klay Fitzroy added 12 for the Vikings (10-8, 6-4). Malcolm Randall scored a game-best 27 points for Northgate (2-15, 1-9).

Hampton 60, Plum 42 — Ben Ringeisen scored a game-high 27 points in the Talbots’ Section 3-5A win over the Mustangs. Josh Winek and Colby Mignogna scored 10 points apiece for Hampton (10-6, 6-4). Lamar Whiting scored 17 points, and Connor Moss added 13 for Plum (3-13, 3-7).

Winchester Thurston 77, Springdale 61 — Dusan Krivokapic scored 26 points to lead Winchester Thurston (11-5, 7-3) in its Section 1-AA win over Springdale. Langston Moses recorded 19 points, and Jake Rabner added 18 for the winners. Demitri Fritch scored 26 points, and Mike Zolnierczyk added 21 for the Dynamos (10-6, 6-4).

East Allegheny 50, Burrell 37 — Despite leading 24-17 at halftime, Burrell couldn’t hold off an East Allegheny comeback in a Section 3-3A game. Ronnie McGill scored 11 points for East Allegheny (4-13, 2-6). Logan Bitar scored 12 points to lead Burrell (5-10, 4-5).

Propel Braddock Hills 55, Riverview 39 — Noah Black had 16 points, but the Raiders (6-10, 4-6) couldn’t overcome a slow start and dropped their fourth consecutive game with a Section 1-2A loss at Propel Braddock Hills (2-14, 2-8). Isaiah Tool had 16 points for Propel Braddock Hills, which held Riverview to 12 points in the first half.

Laurel 69, Leechburg 46 — Dylan Cook led Leechburg (10-7) with 12 points in a nonsection loss at Laurel (5-10). John Miskinis and Jake Blumer added 11 points apiece for the Blue Devils. Marcus Haswell had a game-high 25 points for the Spartans.

Girls basketball

Norwin 63, Seneca Valley 48 — Olivia Gribble had 19 points to help No. 4 Norwin (15-1, 9-1) win a Section 1-6A game. Emily Brozeski added 13 points for the Knights, who made a 24-11 run in the third quarter.

Pine-Richland 54, Butler 49 (2OT) — Kendall Gessner had 26 points to lift Pine-Richland (4-13, 2-8) to a Section 1-6A win in double overtime.

Penn-Trafford 63, North Hills 32 — Penn-Trafford opened up an 18-0 lead and rolled to a nonsection victory. Bella Long had 16 points, and Stephanie O’Donnell added 12 for the Warriors (10-7), who have won four straight games.

Wrestling

Burrell is in third place overall after Day 1 at the Bedford tournament and advanced four wrestlers to Saturday’s semifinals.

Nicholas Salerno (113 pounds) faces Mt. Pleasant’s Noah Gnibus in the semifinals, Ian Oswalt (120) faces Bedford’s Matthew Emerick, A.J. Corrado (138) faces Central Cambria’s Austin Washic and Austin Mele (160) faces Somerset’s Tyler Rios.

The Bucs also have seven wrestlers in consolation brackets: Aaron Edwards (106), Trent Valovchik (126), Noah Linderman (145), Danny McCarthy (170), Ricky Feroce (182), Mason Slahtovsky (195) and Jacob Bell (285).