Char-Houston girls upset McGuffey
Ashley Balzer and Addie Knetzer posted double-doubles, and the Chartiers-Houston girls basketball team upset McGuffey, 54-51, in a non-section girls basketball game Monday night.
Balzer had 11 points and 13 rebounds. Knetzer finished with the same, helping the Bucs (14-8) snap the Highlanders’ 16-game winning streak.
Tori Foster led Chartiers-Houston in scoring with 15 points.
McGuffey (19-2) got 18 points from Rachel Czulewicz and 13 from Sammie Weiss.
Chartiers-Houston won despite making just 12 of 37 free throws, including an eight-for-23 performance in the fourth quarter.
Burgettstown 52, Beth-Center 39: Kristen Roy had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead the Burgettstown girls basketball team to a 52-39 victory over visiting Beth-Center to finish Section 5-AA play. Paula Smith finished with 12 points, and Michaela Bertovich added eight for the Blue Devils, who finished the year at 2-10, 3-19.
Anna Bartman scored a game-high 21 points for Beth-Center, which finished 1-11, 3-18.
Fox Chapel 44, Peters Township 26: Erin Mathias scored 17 points to power Fox Chapel to a 44-26 victory over Peters Township in a non-section game.
Kayla Slovenec added nine points for FC (17-5), which led 22-13 at halftime. Madison Kerr paced Peters Township (3-19) with 14 points.
Serra 57, Fort Cherry 44: Serra outscored Fort Cherry, 21-12, over the final eight minutes to seal a 57-44 victory over Fort Cherry in a non-section game.
Leslie Hoye and Megan Sieg combined for 27 points for the Eagles (20-2). Jenna Lucas had 22 points for the Rangers (8-13), Rachel Bellhy had 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists and Tina Bellhy had seven rebounds.
Trinity 52, North Catholic 46: Lauren Simpson hit both ends of a one-and-one with 36 seconds to go to seal Trinity’s 52-46 victory over North Catholic in a non-section game.
Rachel Phillis tossed in a team-high 17 points for the Hillers (10-12), who won eight of their final 11 games. Simpson finished with 10 points.
Lauren Wolosic led all scorers with 25 points for North Catholic (13-9).
South Fayette 52, Canon-McMillan 45: Lauren Crites and Caitlin McLuckie combined for 29 points to send South Fayette to a 52-45 victory over Canon-McMillan in a non-section game.
Crites led the way with 16 points and McLuckie added 13 for the Lions (14-7), who held a 34-22 halftime lead.
Olivia Lorusso scored 16 points and Danielle Parker tossed in 13 for the Big Macs, who lost seven of their last nine.
Mapletown 72, West Greene 18: Kevin Ridgley scored a game-high 28 points to lead Mapletown to a 72-18 victory over West Greene in a non-section game.
Dereck Riggleman added 17 points for the Maples (6-16), who led 31-9 at halftime. Eric Atwood had 11 rebounds and Dana White had 10.
Dustin Shough paced West Greene (0-20) with seven points.
Chartiers-Houston 88, Avella 53: Three players scored in double figures and Chartiers-Houston jumped out to a 33-10 lead over Avella after one quarter to take an 88-53 victory in a non-section game.
Alec Ferrari led the way for the Bucs (8-14) with 20 points and Dylan Pounds had 18. Kodie Hanley chipped in with 17 points, and Shayne Murphy dished out 14 assists.
Brandon Miller scored a game-high 25 points to pace the Eagles (3-18).
Fox Chapel 58, Peters Township 37: Peters Township played Fox Chapel without star Gabe Pritz, and it showed in a 58-37 loss in a non-section game.
Pritz was out with the flu and Fox Chapel took advantage with a 23-9 edge in the first quarter.
Matt D’Amico tossed in 17 points and Ryan Papich 12 for FC (16-6).
No player reached double figures for the Indians (8-14), who have lost four in a row.
Waynesburg 71, Southmoreland 62: Four Southmoreland players scored in double figures, but Adam Fox scored a game-high 26 points to lead Waynesburg to a 71-62 non-section win Monday night.
John Glenn Davis added 14 points and nine rebounds, while Dominick Sarra finished with 12 points and seven steals for Waynesburg (5-17).
Zack Block and Randy Ohler had 13 points for Southmoreland (0-21). Jake Porter contributed 12, and Justin Livengood scored 11.
Hempfield 77, Monessen 45: Javon Brown scored 14 points and Justice Rawlins added 13, but Monessen dropped a 77-45 decision at Hempfield in a non-section game Monday.
The Greyhounds (9-13) were behind 11 after the first quarter and trailed, 46-24, at halftime.
Kason Harrell scored 16 points for Hempfield (17-2). Arnie Cutreall and Tyler Handlan each had 13.