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Kaprice Johnson had her best game of the season, scoring a game-high 26 points and pulling down 10 rebounds Thursday night to power the Washington High School girls basketball team to a 61-46 victory over McGuffey in Class 3A Section 2.

The win snaps a four-game slide for Washington (3-4, 4-7). McGuffey (4-4, 4-5) has lost four in a row.

The Little Prexies took control of the game in the second quarter and opened a 28-16 lead at halftime. They took a 12-point lead into the fourth quarter.

Johnson led three players scoring in double figures. Kyla Woods had 15 points and Sam Maurer 10 for the Little Prexies.

McGuffey received 17 points from Kiera Nicolella and 16 from Abby Donnelly.

Chartiers-Houston 46, Carlynton 37: Senior {span}Zamierah Edwards scored 16 points and {/span}Chartiers-Houston used some good free-throw shooting late in the game to beat host Carlynton 46-37 in Class 2A Section 3.

The win enabled Chartiers-Houston (4-5, 7-5) to leap Carlynton (3-5, 6-8) in the section standings.

The Bucs led 18-13 at halftime and opened a double-digit lead in the third quarter. C-H remained comfortably ahead by making nine of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter.

Kendall Kline and Chloe Williams each had 12 points for Carlynton.

Monessen 80, Geibel Catholic 8: Monessen put five players in double figures – none with more than 13 points – and the Greyhounds trounced host Geibel Catholic 80-8 in Class A Section 2.

Mercedes Majors and Hailey Johnson each scored 13 points, Kinsey Wilson had 12 and MyAsia Majors and Avanti Stitch had 10 apiece to lead the scoring for Monessen (6-2, 8-4), which led 28-0 after one quarter and 47-3 at halftime.

Morgan Sandzimier had five points for Geibel (0-7, 0-8).

Chartiers Valley 57, South Fayette 36: Chartiers Valley played some strong defense and clinched at least a share of the Class 5A Section 1 title with a 57-36 road win over South Fayette.

The Colts (9-0, 14-1), whose only loss was a non-section game at Trinity, led 27-17 at halftime, 41-28 after three quarters and held South Fayette to only eight points in the fourth quarter.

Aislin Malcolm led Chartiers Valley with a game-high 18 points. Abby Vaites followed with 15 and Hallie Cowan connected for 13.

Guiliana Gaetano paced South Fayette (3-2, 8-4) with 12 points.

West Greene 71, Waynesburg 53: Jersey Wise scored a game-high 22 points to lead the West Greene to a 71-53 win over Waynesburg in a non-section game Wednesday.

West Greene (10-2) led 39-18 at halftime. Waynesburg held a slight 35-32 scoring advantage in the second half.

Brooke Barner finished with 16 points and Anna Durbin added 11 for the Pioneers.

Kaley Rohanna led Waynesburg (8-3) with 20 points. Nina Sarra added 12.

Boys results

Fort Cherry 64, Northgate 29: Fort Cherry built a big lead early in the game and then cruised to a 64-29 win over Northgate in a Class 2A Section 2 contest played on the Rangers’ home court.

Fort Cherry improves to 5-3 in the section and 9-4 overall. The Rangers have won four of their last five.

The Rangers got everybody into the game and placed only two players in double figures, led by Owen Norman with 14 points. Maddox Truschell followed with 11. Fort Cherry led 11-7 after one quarter and pulled out to a 31-15 halftime lead. The gap grew to 54-22 after three quarters.

Dylan McWilliams had nine points to lead Northgate (1-7, 3-13).

Avella 63, Burgettstown 54: Avella overcame a double-digit deficit in the first quarter and pulled away down the stretch to beat visiting Burgettstown 63-54 in a non-section game Wednesday.

Gabe Lis tossed in a game-high 22 points to lead the Eagles. Brandon Samol had 17 points and Tanner Terensky followed with 10.

Burgettstown scored the game’s first 10 points but Avella closed to within 14-13 after one quarter. The Eagles led 25-24 at halftime and were up by five points midway through the fourth quarter before making eight free throws in the closing minutes to secure the win.

Jackson LaRocka was the leading scorer for Burgettstown with 15 points. Caleb Russell had 12 points and Austin Nease 10.

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