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High school roundup for Jan. 29, 2019: Peters tops Baldwin, Canon-Mac upsets USC in Section 2-6A

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Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Deer Lakes’ Brad Perrotte defends on Burrell’s Andrew Bigler Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 at Deer Lakes High School.

Peters Township broke open a close contest with a 17-2 run to start the third quarter and went on to beat Baldwin, 63-46, Tuesday night in a Section 2-6A matchup.

Junior Colin Cote led the charge for the Indians with a 15-point outburst after the intermission break, including 11 in the decisive third quarter.

Cote, a 6-foot-6 guard, connected for five treys overall and finished with a game-high 22 points. He was complemented offensively by senior guard Dax Ploskina with 12 points.

Peters Township, which improved to 4-4 in section play and 12-5 overall, racked up 11 triples in the game, including all six field goals in the third quarter.

Baldwin (7-11, 1-7) was led by sophomore forward Connor Lavelle, who peppered in 13 points.

Canon-McMillan 77, Upper St. Clair 74 — Luke Palma had 23 points, and Drew Engel added 18 as Canon-McMillan (10-8, 4-4) won in Section 2-6A. Luke Gensler scored 22 points for the No. 4 Panthers (17-2, 6-2).

Central Catholic 55, North Allegheny 54 (OT) — Jack Catanzarite had 11 points as Central Catholic (4-13, 2-6) won a Section 1-6A game.

Mt. Lebanon 70, Bethel Park 54 — Jake Hoffman poured in 37 points to guide No. 3 Mt. Lebanon (16-2, 8-0) to a Section 2-6A win.

Seneca Valley 65, North Hills 49 — Mason Bush had 22 points, and Marcus Might had 15 points and 11 rebounds as Seneca Valley (9-8, 4-4) won a Section 1-6A game. Jordan Albright had 22 points for North Hills (5-13, 1-7).

Chartiers Valley 77, West Mifflin 48 — Joe Pipilo had 25 points as Chartiers Valley (14-3, 9-2) won in Section 1-5A.

Montour 60, Thomas Jefferson 42 — After trailing 25-14 in the first quarter, Montour (12-7, 8-3) rallied for a Section 2-5A win. Jaden Nelson had 19 points for the Spartans.

Moon 64, Trinity 38 — Donovan Johnson scored 28 points as No. 2 Moon (18-0, 11-0) rolled to a Section 2-5A win. The Tigers opened a 21-5 lead.

Mars 73, Armstrong 42 — Mihali Sfanos had 20 points as No. 1 Mars (18-1, 11-0) won a Section 3-5A game.

Shaler 57, Hampton 49 — Mekhi Reynolds had 21 points, and Justin DeSabato added 20 as Shaler (13-5, 8-3) picked up a Section 3-5A win.

Elizabeth Forward 76, Waynesburg 67 — Chase Vaughn had 26 points as Elizabeth Forward (6-13, 2-6) won in Section 3-4A. Lucas Garber scored 38 for Waynesburg (9-10, 2-6).

Uniontown 72, Ringgold 57 — Billy Deshields scored 27 points to carry No. 4 Uniontown (13-3, 8-0) to a Section 3-4A win.

Aliquippa 63, Riverside 53 — MJ Devonshire had 22 points, and William Gipson had 17 as No. 2 Aliquippa (12-6, 8-2) won in Section 1-3A.

Lincoln Park 78, Beaver Falls 43 — Keeno Holmes had 19 points as No. 1 Lincoln Park (15-2, 9-1) rolled to a Section 1-3A win.

Keystone Oaks 58, Avonworth 37 — In Section 2-3A, C.J. Morrow had 19 points to lift Keystone Oaks (10-8, 6-3) to victory. Turner Grau had 19 points and 14 rebounds for Avonworth (11-7, 5-5).

North Catholic 82, Fort Cherry 47 — Jackson Paschall had 22 points as No. 3 North Catholic (14-3, 8-1) won in Section 2-3A. The Trojans led 44-21 at halftime.

Serra Catholic 77, California 61 — Jimmy Moon had 26 points and 15 rebounds as No. 2 Serra Catholic (14-3, 10-0) clinched the Section 2-2A title.

Burgettstown 60, Mohawk 43 — Dante Gianfrancesco had 21 points on seven 3-pointers as Burgettstown (8-10, 2-7) won a Section 3-2A game.

South Side Beaver 68, Sewickley Academy 64 — Jake McDougal had 35 points as No. 4 South Side Beaver (14-5, 7-3) took down No. 3 Sewickley Academy (9-7, 6-3) in Section 3-2A. Isiah Warfield had 35 points for the Panthers.

Cornell 91, Eden Christian 48 — Kaden Divito had 24 points, and Zaier Harrison scored 21 as No. 1 Cornell (17-2, 10-1) won a Section 1-A game.

Latrobe 65, Connellsville 64 — Connellsville’s 3-pointer at the buzzer missed the mark and Latrobe’s perfect run continued in Section 3-6A.

The No. 1-ranked Wildcats withstood a back-and-forth battle with the host Falcons to secure a victory.

Reed Fenton had 27 points, including four 3-pointers, and Bryce Butler added 13 points for Latrobe (15-2, 8-0).

Jalen Rogers had 28 points for Connellsville (7-11, 3-5).

Fox Chapel 52, Norwin 32 — Ryan Kerr scored 16 points in Fox Chapel’s Section 3-6A win. Arnold Vento added 11 points for Fox Chapel (11-6, 6-2). Gianni Rizzo scored 10 points for Norwin (8-9, 1-7).

Penn Hills 90, Greensburg Salem 69 — Wes Kropp had 29 points as No. 3 Penn Hills (16-3, 9-0) cruised to a Section 1-5A win. Dante Parsons scored 42 points, including seven 3-pointers, for Greensburg Salem (8-10, 3-7).

Plum 54, Franklin Regional 49 — Lamar Whiting had 17 points and Connor Moss scored 16 to help Plum (4-14, 4-7) pull an upset at Class 5A No. 5 Franklin Regional in a Section 3 game. The Mustangs raced out to a 15-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 24-16 at halftime. Thomas Merante led Franklin Regional (13-6, 8-3) with 13 points.

Freeport 62, Mt. Pleasant 54 — Jalen Brown had a game-high 29 points to help Freeport (10-7, 4-4) earn a Section 1-4A victory. Aiden Skradski added 11 points for the Yellowjackets. Jacob Johnson led Mt. Pleasant (4-14, 1-7) with 20 points.

Derry 55, Yough 39 — Derry (12-5, 5-3) jumped out to a 25-10 lead and rolled to a Section 1-4A win over Yough (6-13, 0-8).

South Park 65, Belle Vernon 57 — Hunter Lindsay had 17 points to guide South Park (8-10, 5-3) to a Section 3-4A win. Larry Callaway scored 18 points for Belle Vernon (5-14, 2-6).

Southmoreland 72, Charleroi 58 — Riley Comforti had 19 points to lift Southmoreland (11-7, 6-3) to a key Section 4-3A victory.

Jeannette 49, Carmichaels 43 — Jackson Pruitt scored 11 points, and Seth Howard added 10 to lift Jeannette (10-9, 6-3) to a Section 2-2A win.

Monessen 97, Geibel 63 — Marquell Smith had 24 points, and Devin Whitlock and Darnel Howell each had 21 as No. 5 Monessen (11-7, 9-0) won a Section 2-A game. The Greyhounds opened a 27-10 lead.

Girls basketball

Gateway 53, Hampton 43 – Mary Kromka had 19 points as No. 3 Gateway (15-3, 9-1) won in Section 2-5A.

Franklin Regional 51, Latrobe 37 — Led by Jordan Yaniga’s 20 points, Class 5A No. 5 Franklin Regional (13-4) topped host Latrobe (11-5) in a nonsection game.

Hempfield 56, Penn-Trafford 45 — Hot-shooting Hempfield (8-10) made it two wins in a row as Jessica Persin scored 20 points and Sarah Liberatore added 18 in a nonsection victory. Persin made six 3-pointers, all in the first half without a miss, while the Spartans had 10 3s as a team.

Liberatore scored 12 in the second half, including nine in the third quarter when the Spartans led 41-29.

Bella Long scored a game-high 24 points, including four 3s for Penn-Trafford (10-9), which rallied to tie it 43-43 with 3:45 left before Hempfield closed the game on a 13-2 run. They held the Warriors to three field goals in the final quarter.

Penn-Trafford had won 4 of 5 and fell to 7-2 at home this season.

South Park 40, Belle Vernon 37 — Maura Huwalt’s 23 points lifted South Park (10-1) to a nonsection win. Taylor Rodriguez led Belle Vernon (8-3) with 12 points.

Monessen 49, Geibel 18 — Sydney Caterino had 16 points to guide Monessen (5-12, 4-5) to a Section 2-A victory.

United 50, Ligonier Valley 42 — Mia Lynn had 13 points for Ligonier Valley (3-15, 3-9) in a District 6 Heritage Conference loss.